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Akti Olous Hotel
Ranked #12 of 35 Hotels in Elounda
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 22, 2012

we stayed at this hotel for two weeks in october on half board,what a mistake that was, the breakfasts were passable but the evening meals left much to be desired. the choice of food was very limited and lukewarm they did not provide a warm drink with your meal as they expected you to buy one.It is a shame that the standard of service was so poor because the Hotel is in a prime position,it is just a pity that it is run by the staff of faulty towers,it got so bad towards the end of our second week that we decided to eat out Our feelings were echoed by quite a number of other guests We would definately return to Elounda as it is a beatuful resort
but we would opt for an apartment and self catering and definately not the Akti Olous Hotel.
The rooms are quite small and the balconys are miniscule.

Room Tip: try for a sea view good luck,
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

Having stayed at the Aktis Olous twice before I was remembered and greeted as an old friend. All the staff are so friendly and helpful. Nothing is too much trouble for them. I stayed in the annex at the back and had a wonderful view over the bay to Spinalonga. Everywhere is spotlessly clean. The food is superb. I have never had a better choice of a buffet breakfast anywhere. The restaurant menu is equally as good and varied and not over priced. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Elounda, but please make sure you leave a room free for me!

Room Tip: A room on a higher floor avoids any noise from guests returning late.
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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5  Thank Beryl92
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

We have just stayed at the Akti Olous for a fourth time and once again everything was spot on.We stayed for two weeks Bed and Breakfast and not once did we leave the table hungry the buffet breakfast was lovely with plenty of choice .The staff are all very friendly and are only too happy to oblige.The bedrooms are adequate and are kept spotless with towels and linen changed every other day.Everything was as expected as it has been each time we have stayed Thank-you once again for a great holiday

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank caravanners47
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

booked the Akti Olous for two weeks this september, had a fantastic holiday,We loved the hotel and all its kind and helpful staff. Vivi and anka have to be mentioned, lovely kind girls, also the ladies who cleaned our room so well.My husband paul went fishing most nights and the great lady chef always wondered where the fish were for her to cook!!!!!! breakfasts were varied and tasty, something for everyone,the blue sea restaurant had food equally delicious and at a decent price.Elounda has many tavernas, a great beach and very friendly.Only one negative and not the hotels fault really.Towels on beds by the pool early in the morning with no occupants until much later in the day.must be brave next year and move them! YES we have booked for 3 weeks.

Room Tip: not over the side door, a bit noisy
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank ann b
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

We stayed here for one night on our way to South East Crete. It is well situated right on the water front just outside the main harbour front of elounda. The view is tranquil and the water is still almost like a lagoon. The hotel faces east and you can watch the sunrise. The hotel is small but very well equipped and comfortable. Our room was small but comfortable and clean and even had a small balcony. We had air conditioning. We ate on the pontoon restaurant which was like siting on the water. The food was good, The breakfast was excellent with a huge choice of hot and cold food. The hotel also had a wonderful Sky bar situated on the roof with a swimming pool. The staff were friendly and helpful. A great place to start our holiday and get us in the mood for this beautiful restful island.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Lesley P
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

large breakfast help yourself. Rooms are well furnished but ours was a bit small. Very small private beach. Nice pool on top of balcony, but not many places easier to go on beach.
Loads of restaurants to eat at night. The hotel is on the level and only about 5 minute stroll to centre of town.
10 euro boat trip to Spinalonga is well worthwhile. Cost on top another 4 euro get into the museum. Get ferry by the harbour in town centre.
This is a quality hotel in a quality resort.
Transit by bus form airpor takes about 1 hour. Depends how many stops he does.

Room Tip: Take a trip to Spinalonga.
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank ian_walters_15
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

four of us (girls holiday) stayed here in september. the hotel was great , excellent position, right on the beach, clean lbedding and towels changed every other day, cleaned daily.the rooms might be a bit small, but you are only sleeping in them. the staff were great friendly and helpful. choice at breakfast was good and the restaurant was great.we had a really relaxing week.ideal position just 10 mins walk from the main square.

Room Tip: roomsn on the side in the rear building facin spinalonga have larger balconys
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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3  Thank jayne818
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Additional Information about Akti Olous Hotel

Address: Akti Oloundos Beach Road, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
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Location: Greece > Crete > Lasithi Prefecture > Elounda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Elounda
#10 Romantic Hotel in Elounda
#15 Family Hotel in Elounda
Price Range: $67 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Akti Olous Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Akti Olous is recently renovated, a family-run hotel ideal for those of all ages, looking for comfortable accommodation in a cosy environment. The hotel is located directly on the thick sandy beach in the bay of Elounda, only 300 m from the village of Elounda, its small harbour and shopping area. The location of the hotel provides a relaxed holiday, with stunning panoramic view from the roof top pool. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Akti Olous Elounda
Elounda Akti Olous
Akti Olous Hotel Elounda, Crete

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