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“The best views, simple but nice hotel”
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Selena Village
Ranked #19 of 35 Hotels in Elounda
Certificate of Excellence
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
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“The best views, simple but nice hotel”
Reviewed September 21, 2012

This is a fairly basic hotel, but pleasant and homely, everything is fresh, clean and comfortable. I liked the calm, clear colours in the room, that with the gorgeous sea and mountain views means you can really put your mind at rest. Because the hotel is at the edge of Elounda village, it's peaceful and feels like being in the countryside.

At the same time the town with plenty of restaurants, bars and shops is close by. There's a lovely tree-lined seaside promenade into it, about 15-20mins walk, or there's a good local bus and taxi service.

(The hotel has just been renovated over the past few months and I believe under new management as of this year).

The hotel is fairly small so if you don't like all those massive resorts and to be surrounded by hordes of other tourists then this is for you! Staff are genuine, friendly and helpful. All the facilities are in good condition and service works fine. (Contrary to some of the other reviews here, my room was cleaned every day and fresh towels provided; air-conditioning also worked just fine, and that was in hot weather around +30C). The hotel serves a delicious home-cooked buffet dinner in the evening (at extra cost), with a variety of local foods.

The hotel has its own little beach, or there are two public beaches, with a bar, on either side.

I'm not a great budget traveller but would warmly recommend Selena hotel. Didn't feel I had a budget experience but the most relaxing holiday ever!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

I stayed a couple of nights during for short visit to Elounda area. Actually the hotel is more close to Plaka village, a small finding village opposite Spinalonga island. The hotel location is convenient, offering a breathless unobstructed view to Spinalonga island and the gulf of Elounda. You can go to the nearest beach (Ipanema) on foot, less that 3 mins.

However, the rooms are really old and need desperate refurnising. Windows and doors don't shut properly letting air in. Air conditioning is really poor and the unit is insufficient to properly cool down the room. The toilet is really old, with uncomfortable bath tub and the overall impression is a bit filthy.

I would suggest definitely this hotel to anyone with limited budget who wants to visit the area and cannot afford the numerous 5 star hotels.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Selena Village
Address: Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece (Formerly Elounda Garden Suites)
Location: Greece > Crete > Lasithi Prefecture > Elounda
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Elounda
#17 Romantic Hotel in Elounda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Selena Village 3*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Selena Village Hotel is a family owned hideaway in the famous area of Elounda Crete. Located on a hillside, its’ 72 cozy rooms & suites offer views to the dazzling waters of the Mirabello Bay and the world famous Spinalonga island. Selena Hotel Village is the right choice for couples and families looking for a home away from home combining unique location and tranquil surroundings like being in a picturesque Cretan village. Just a few minutes away guests can also visit the typical greek tavernas or enjoy a cocktail during sunset.Elounda Hotel Selena Village is a boutique hotel that provides services to ensure a relaxing experience with comfort and quality: main restaurant, pool bar, three swimming pools, one tennis court, fitness center, sauna, church, beach, business corner, lounge corner, reception 24hrs/24hrs. ... more   less 
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