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Country Hotel Velani

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46 Velani | P.O. Box 46, Avdou, Crete 700 05, Greece (Formerly Avdou Pediados)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So after a very long drive and although we had booked somewhere else to stay, we decided to not go anywhere else. It is right in the mountain, very peaceful and relaxing. The hosts are welcoming and very nice. We had it all: horse riding, lunch, swim and dinner and of course stay over in one of the cottages/rooms. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

For the past 11 months we've been looking forward to enjoying the food here and we weren't disappointed. My favorite is one of Manolis' specialties: Pork and plums, in honey and mustard. The breakfasts are served individually (not buffet style): Coffee or tee? Eggs? How do you like them? And a great big glass of freshly squeezed orange juice. Honey,... More 

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De Pinte, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Velani hotel is situated in a unique location in a very quiet area. Especially recommended for horse lovers as Odysseia Stables is nearby. Family atmosphere and delicious meals, prepared by the owner Manolis himself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Spent 4 nights and 3 days with my 13 yo daughter who wanted to ride. She did the Sun and Ride (2 hour hack) all 3 days while I had time to relax and read. Manolis is a wonderful cook - clearly takes pride in his food. My daughter is now hooked on his tzatziki. He made a special effort... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

I had always wanted to do a horseback riding vacation and this exceeded my expectations. The hotel was rustic and lovely, set in a picturesque setting in the mountains - quite removed from the hustle bustle of a city. We stayed for 7 days, 8 nights. I traveled with two girlfriends and we rented a car since they were not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Beautiful location amid rugged mountains. Clean air and a tranquil location. The food at dinner was wonderful on the two nights my wife and I stayed. We had some problems with our bathroom but these were resolved ASAP. There was also some building work going on all of the time, even on a Sunday, but once this is completed peace... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

There really isn't a bad thing to say about Hotel Velani. I stayed here at the beginning of July for 4 nights and I wish I could have stayed longer. Firstly, we were greeted by Manolis and Sabine who took our suitcases and offered us a drink. Despite it being almost midnight they were very friendly and ensured we were... More 

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Totally loved our stay here. A warm welcome from Sabine and Manolis in their beautiful hotel. The rooms are located in two sets of bungalows, very comfortable with bath shower, beds etc, the views are stunning, has to be seen to be believed. The pool is located between the bungalows and the restaurant and overlooks the arena and stables. All... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We've just returned after a week at Velani. We rode most days and enjoyed the mountainous hacks followed by great meals in the evening - the meal portions are sunstantial and very tasty. The pool is lovely and the room clean and modern. The staff were helpful and polite. We will be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We visited with 2 other couples while staying in Crete. The drive to the top was relaxing and gave us time to relax before returning from each day's travels. There is a beautiful view from anywhere on the property. Manolis and Sabine have something special here. They have put considerable work and pride into their property. Each day the food... More 

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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Luxury hotel located on a stunning hillside, over viewing the Avdou valley. Relaxing in the middle of untouched nature. 12 Hotel rooms located in bungalows.Infinity pool with separate children’s pool.Professional equestrian center on site, offering horse riding for all levels. Paragliding take off located above the hotel, and free available walking and hiking routes. Velani’s restaurant serves homemade cooking with fresh Cretan ingredients. A Family atmosphere with the very best in Greek hospitality. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Country Hotel Velani

Address: 46 Velani | P.O. Box 46, Avdou, Crete 700 05, Greece (Formerly Avdou Pediados)
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Avdou
Price Range: $60 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Country Hotel Velani 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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