Just returned from 2 weeks at this hotel and it was fab - we had a room on the second floor and whilst compact it was perfectly adequate. A big bonus was the free wifi which seemed to be pretty fast and available throughout the hotel. As other reviewers have mentioned the hotel is very clean and tidy with linen and towels changed every other day. Breakfast was great with loads of choice (hot cooked food, fresh yogurt, fruit, pastries, cereals & breads, fruit juice) breakfast finished at 9.30 but the staff were replenishing until about 9.20 which was great because you didn't feel like you had to rush down to find nothing left! The hotel is in a great location about 5 mins walk from the main square with the blue sea restaurant across the road - the food here was excellent (I've reviewed this separately). If you are a big beach lover then maybe elounda isn't the place for you - there are only small shingle beaches at the edge of the road near the hotel - there is a bigger man made sand beach around the harbour in elounda which is nice though. Only tiny points about the akti olous - the rooms could benefit from a bit more storage space - maybe a shelf or two could be added in the wardrobes. The pool is on the roof and offers some fabulous views whilst sunbathing but there are limited sunbeds which was a little frustrating. We went a couple of times to find them all taken and the tiny beach outside the hotel was normally busy so we then had to walk round to the municipal beach and pay for sunbeds. You can find lots of lovely restaurants on the walk into elounda square all overlooking the sea which was really nice - we didn't find anyone being pushy about you eating with them either which we've found really annoying on previous holidays in Greece. Overall a great place in a low key relaxed unspoilt area - we will definitely be back!
- 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