We booked this hotel through a French company and everything that the brochure told us was true.Also we looked at previous trip advisor comments and found that in most cases the comments are fair. YES it is built on a cliff/ hill so there are steps to the beach and beach bar but you can work your way round alot of these if you explore the hotel properly.
Now on arrival we found the reception very helpful and didn't waste anytime in getting to our room and this was by buggy. The reception throughout the stay were always on form and in particular when my wife enquired about a trip to the Island Of Santorini, the guy spent about and hour and half with my wife getting the best prices tiring up bus / ferry times and sorting out a hotel for us to stay in,all this while looking after other guests at the same time.
The room was sea view,albeit through a plan tree at times.Clean and of normal standard for me 4 * not 5 * but that is my opinion.
The restaurants ( main ) where breakfast , lunch and evening are served and normally well staffed.Only once in the two weeks did we see a queue for seating seating the evening meal.
There are also two Al' A Carte restaurants which you have too book a table, the one with just a garden view we found to have a poorer standard of service while the sea view ( Mirabello ) restaurant was excelled .
The beach is small very small.The beach bar is a beach bar. The swimming pools ( in Thompsons) words state there are 3 interlinked ) well yes the top pool is large and gives a infinity view on to a much smaller second pool large enough fir two people too use,this then links onto the third which is even smaller and collects all the debris from the other two pools .This is cleaned every day.
There is also an outside Jacuzzi which was meant to work from 9 to 6 however I found one three or four occasions that the water had lost its level and you could not use it.
Overall I had a good holiday here and if the hotel had a bigger beach I would go back.
Know the reason for the title of this review, Are room number was 654 which was half way up or was that half way down, so if you know the nursery rhyme you get the picture.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Aquila Elounda Village ELOUNDA in Elounda, an exclusive couples and adults only Hotel, for those who seek privacy as long as luxury, set amongst beautiful gardens and magnificent view of the Mirabello bay. A heavenly paradise overlooking the pristine Mirabello bay, the Elounda Village resort, offers romantic getaways and superb accommodation suitable for couples in a genuinely stone built style. Elegant bungalows, suites and maisonettes mostly facing the glistening blue waters of the bay provide a complete seclusion and exclusivity. The resort is located on the eastern coastline of the island, 3km from the fishing village of Elounda, 7km from the cosmopolitan town of Agios Nikolaos and 65km from Heraklion city. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aquila Hotel Elounda
- Sensimar Elounda Village Resort & Spa By Aquila Crete