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#7 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Matala
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5.0
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5.0
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4.3
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5.0
Σε απόσταση 550 μέτρων από την παραλία και το κέντρο του οικισμού, σας περιμένουμε στο Elea Terra να χαλαρώσετε και να περάσετε όμορφα μαζί με οικογένεια και φίλους. Ήσυχο, οικογενειακό,μικρό, πρόσφατα ανακαινισμένο με προσωπικό ευγενικό και πάντα πρόσχαρο να σας εξυπηρετήσει, δωρεάν πάρκινγκ,γρήγορο wifi και εναν αρκετά καλό μπουφέ πρωινού και μια χαλαρωτική ατμόσφαιρα στην πισίνα και το μπάρ της σας προσκαλεί να κάνετε μια δοκιμή χαλάρωσης μαζί μας.
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Sven K wrote a review Sep 11
Nuremberg, Germany4 contributions12 helpful votes
Eines Vorab: Wenn man sich nicht darin stört, nicht gegrüßt, bzw. wahrgenommen zu werden ist man hier gut aufgehoben. Die ersten Vormittage - im Frühstücksraum - haben wir es mehrmals mit einem freundlichen "Kalimera" probiert. Weder von der Chefin noch von der Angestellten (Verwandschaft?) kam eine Reaktion. Wir haben es dann auch aufgegeben... Sonst kann ich nur Gutes berichten. Die Zimmer renoviert (das beste Hotelbett in dem ich jemals geschlafen habe, TOP). Das Reinigungspersonal (im Gegensatz) sehr freundlich und die Zimmer immer tiptop sauber. Und auch sonst alles in Ordnung. Die Auswahl beim Frühstücksbuffet war ausgezeichnet, wenn auch die Qualität teilweise sehr zu wünschen übrig ließ.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Μaria Κypraki, Ιδιοκτήτης at Elea Terra
Responded 2 weeks ago
Ειλικρινά δεν καταλαβαίνω το σχόλιο "αν θα θέλατε να μην σας προσέξουν είστε σε καλά χέρια" Θέλατε υπόκλιση να υποθέσω?....Σε φιλική καλημέρα απαντάμε φιλικά καλημέρα....τι άλλο θα θέλατε πάλι δεν καταλαβαίνω. Οι άνθρωποι που με πλησιάζουν και είναι φιλικοί τους το ανταποδιδω.... Ξέρετε υπάρχει και θέμα χημείας με κάποιους πελάτες.... ή όχι πάλι ... Με κάποιους έχεις να πεις και με άλλους πάλι τίποτα. Το δεύτερο μάλλον συνέβη και με σας... Εξυπηρέτηση 2/5 μας ζητήσατε κατι και σας χαλάσαμε χατίρι? Δεν πειράζει μια κακή κριτική εφόσον όμως ανταποκρίνεται στην πραγματικότητα....αυτό!
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Ute K wrote a review Sep 10
Mannheim, Germany1 contribution
Liebes Elea Terra, bin im Moment gerade Gast bei euch, tolles Team, Zimmer 122 super, sauber alles top sehr hilfsbereit falls man Fragen hat, Pool Anlage 👍 immer wieder gerne euer Hotel. Gute Lage, 10 min ins dorfLG Ute Kämmerer 💯👌👏
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Μaria Κypraki, Ιδιοκτήτης at Elea Terra
Responded 2 weeks ago
❤️🙏🙏🙏❤️ Thank you!
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Nathie77 wrote a review Aug 2022
Brussels, Belgium59 contributions13 helpful votes
We started on the wrong foot at Elea Terra, when the lady at the reception asked us to pay extra for the air conditioning that was included in our price. Apparently there is a problem with booking .com , where it simply doesn't say anywhere that air contidioning costs extra. But after the problem was solved we had a fantastic time there. The rooms are basic, but big enough and good enough. The pool area is fantastic, with real grass, and very calm. The buffet breakfast was excellent considering the price of the rooms. We stayed at more expensive places with much smaller buffets. And the location was perfect: walking distance to the beach, but distant enough so we didn't have to deal with the crowd and noise that goes with it. I highly recommend Elea Terra! It's great value for money.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Μaria Κypraki, Ιδιοκτήτης at Elea Terra
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your review Mme. Looking forward to welcome you back to our hotel again!
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lunaprofonda wrote a review Jul 2022
Milan, Italy74 contributions45 helpful votes
Abbiamo passato 3 notti in questa struttura, molto curata, con giardino e piscina. Camera confortevole, con letti nuovi comodissimi, tv con canali internazionali, balcone, asciugacapelli, frigorifero… Il buffet della colazione è molto ricco, sia dolce che salato. Ottime le torte e lo yogurt! Grazie Maria per l’ospitalità!!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from KYPRAKI MARIA, Ιδιοκτήτης at Elea Terra
Responded Aug 7, 2022
E io vi ringrazio per la vostra gentilezza e i ottimi commenti . Vi aspetiamo di nuovo nelle prosime festivita e quuesta volta con una durata piu lunga. Un grande abbraccio!
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Frank wrote a review Jul 2022
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Das Elea Terra Hotel, vormals Princess Europa, ist ein Juwel im Vergleich zu den vielen anderen Hotels, die wir in über 30 Jahren zuvor gebucht haben. Es ist charmant, zum Wohlfühlen, nicht luxuriös und keine seelenlose Bettenburg. Die Familie, die es jetzt führt, ist uns in wenigen Tagen extrem ans Herz gewachsen. Sie investiert so viel Herzblut, ist super freundlich, unglaublich sympathisch und um jeden Gast bemüht. Das Frühstück ist absolut ausreichend. Neben frischem Obst, Joghurt und griech. Leckereien findet man auch Kuchen, Müsli usw. Auf der schönen Terrasse konnten wir es täglich in einer sehr ruhigen, entspannten Atmosphäre genießen. Unser Zimmer war renoviert, Kissen und Betten neu. Wir haben gut geschlafen und die tägliche Reinung war tadellos. Es gibt nur einen Duschvorhang - lächerlich dies zu schreiben aber in anderen Bewertungen war dieses kleine Detail beanstandet worden. Der Garten ist nicht riesig, wird aber sehr gepflegt und es war wunderschön unter den Limetten- oder Orangenbäumen zu liegen. Die Poolanlage war stets sauber und der Pool ist groß genug, Schirme mit Liegen waren nie ein Problem. Vom Hotel aus ist man in wenigen Minuten in Matala. Wir waren verzaubert von dem kleinen Örtchen und den Geschichten, die es zu erzählen hat (Tipp: Joni Mitchell, Carey hören und man fühlt den Spirit). Da im Hotel aktuell nur Frühstück angeboten wird, haben wir jeden Abend eine andere Taverne aufgesucht. Die Preise sind fair und es hat uns überall gefallen. Ausdrücklich möchten wir uns bei Maria und Ihrer Familie bedanken. Wir lieben Kreta aber ihr habt unser Herz gewonnen. So wünschen wir es jedem Urlauber! Noch ist euer Hotel vielleicht ein Geheimtipp (würden uns wünschen, wenn es auch so bleibt:-)) aber ich glaube, dass eure Gastfreundschaft alle überzeugen wird und dass ihr für eure Mühe belohnt werdet! Liebe Grüße auch ans Team von Silke und Frank Wir freuen uns schon auf den nächsten Aufenthalt bei euch im September.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from KYPRAKI MARIA, Ιδιοκτήτης at Elea Terra
Responded Aug 7, 2022
Thank you so much for all those beautiful words about our hotel and us. It feels so nice when people manage to see through us and the effort we r putting for this establishment so our guests feel content and happy. HOPE that one day you may come back for yor holidays in our home!
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bbbtttkee2018 wrote a review Jun 2022
11 contributions1 helpful vote
Having looked round Matala nothing comes anywhere close to Elea Terra. It oozes Greek charm and the family and their colleagues who run the hotel are the nicest most welcoming people you could wish to meet. Absolutely nothing negative to say about this hotel just lots of positives. Here are the main bits: Cleanliness - the whole place, inside and out is super clean!! Location - steady safe and accessible 10min stroll into town all on the flat. The hotel is set in beautiful well tended grounds of apricot & citrus trees and flowers surrounded by Cretian mountains. The Pool - fabulous sized perfectly maintained pool with sunbeds & brollys and a great bar with fab music! Breakfast - served on the patio, tasty, freshly made and plentiful, with a lot of the produce being sourced very locally!! Warning: if you are looking for a big fat fry up of processed chemically induced food - this is NOT the breakfast for you!! Rooms - can only comment on our room which was fab, clean and comfortable. Yes, we had to throw toilet paper in the bin and the showers are not probably the conventional European type but hey, your in Greece! Get over it and enjoy! It’s no hardship!! It’s part of the Greek charm!! The Beds & Pillows - absolute 5* standard - Amazing, seriously!! Thank You so much to Maria, Vasiliki, George, Yannis and everyone else for being so professional, so friendly and for making our trip to Matala and Elea Terra so special! We will be back!!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Μaria Κypraki, Ιδιοκτήτης at Elea Terra
Responded Jun 30, 2022
We were lucky to have quests like you! Always smiling always with a positive comment always willing to talk about everything! We miss you! We really do.. Vassiliki me and all the stuff... Hope you come back to Matala again. Thank you cause you managed to see in our hearts.
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nikolleta A wrote a review Jun 2022
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Friendly staff, very clean, quiet pool and amazing buffet breakfast rich in local fresh products ... I LOVE ELEA TERRA and Emmanuela.... I definitely recommand to try the fresh mix juice at the pool 🍾🥂❤️❤️❤️❤️
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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FAMIGLIA CHIUMARULO wrote a review Jun 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Ένα υπέροχο ξενοδοχείο απόλυτως κατάλληλο και ασφαλές για όποιον θέλει να ταξιδέψει με την οικογένεια του ή για ζευγάρια που αναζητούν ηρεμία.Όλοι οι χώροι πεντακάθαροι ,Τα δωμάτια ευρύχωρα και το πρωινό πολύ πλούσιο με φρεσκότατα προιόντα.Στην είσοδο του οικισμού ,5΄μόλις λεπτά με τα πόδια συνδυάζοντας έτσι και την ησυχία αλλά και τις όμορφες νύχτες στα πανέμορφα Μάταλα.Και αν σας πιάσει αέρας μην ανησυχείτε η πισίνα ειναι πεντακάθαρη!!!!Το συστήνω ανεπιφύλακτα,σίγουρα θα ξαναγυρισουμε!!!!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Μaria Κypraki, Ιδιοκτήτης at Elea Terra
Responded Jun 6, 2022
Σας ευχαριστούμε για την κριτική σας κι ελπίζουμε να έχουμε τη χαρά της παρουσίας σας ξανά στο χώρο μας.
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PRICE RANGE
$63 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
GreeceCreteHeraklion PrefectureMatala
NUMBER OF ROOMS
60
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Frequently Asked Questions about Elea Terra
Which popular attractions are close to Elea Terra?
Nearby attractions include Matala Beach (0.4 miles), Matala Caves (0.5 miles), and Prisma (0.5 miles).
What are some restaurants close to Elea Terra?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bistronomy Matala, George's Yard, and SCALA Fish Bar Restaurant & Hotel Boutique.
Are there any historical sites close to Elea Terra?
Many travelers enjoy visiting War Tunnel (7.9 miles).