We had a great holiday in July on a B&B basis. We were very pleased with the view from our room (101) being at the front next to the large communal terrace & gave us fantastic sea views, also the balcony was larger than most with plenty of space. The room was small but perfectly clean & had a fridge and kettle. The bathroom was tiny & an unusual shape, the shower tray was very small & the curtain only went 3/4 of the way round so the floor got soaked, there is a drain hole in the floor so it wasn't much of a problem. We used the safe at 2 euros per day but didn't need air conditioning as we were perfectly comfortable just leaving the doors open as there was a nice breeze. The breakfast was brilliant, lots of choice from cereal, fruit, tomatoes & cucumber, meats, cheese, Greek version of a full english, toast, cakes, croissants, fruit juices, tea & coffee. We used the restaurant a couple of times, it was great value & quality. All the staff were great & always happy to help & chat about all sorts. I do agree with a previous review about the sky bar and pool area. It was a lovely space with fantastic views, very clean & tidy but totally lacked atmosphere & was very quiet, the snack menu was just toasties or toasties! also the prices for drinks was different from the restaurant downstairs. perhaps they need some low key entertainment? The pool has a uniform depth of 1.8m with only one set of ladders, it was also colder than the sea. The small beach across the road was excellent and we always found sunbeds available. Overall the hotel was excellent & I would happily recommend to others.
Elounda itself is a beautiful little town, not over crowded but has plenty to entertain you with. Plenty of beaches to discover around the area, great for snorkelling and swimming. All the restaurants we tried were fantastic, they always give you breads & dips before the main course & a small dessert & rakki when you ask for the bill.
- 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