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“We did not want to come home!!”

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Elounda Alikes Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Elounda B&B and Inns
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“We did not want to come home!!”
Reviewed July 24, 2009

We have just returned from staying at the Alikes Apartments in Elounda Crete and we can honestly say it was the nicest place we have ever stayed at.
The location of the apartments is perfect, right on the sea front and only a 5 min stroll into the main centre of Elounda.
I did not want to write a review on trip adviser because I wanted to keep a secret!!! but I felt I wanted to say a big thank you to all the guys working at the apartments for making us both feel so welcome.
From the minute we arrived nothing was too much trouble. We had a studio over looking the pool with a sea view. The rooms were cleaned daily and are really looked after. Everything working and in good condition.
Yes the pool may be small but its great for a dip, and there is also a nice grass area out the front of the apartments to sunbath with loungers.
I can honestly say we could not fault the apartments in any way.
We will definitely be going back and hopefully very soon.
About a 10 minute walk away from Elounda on the coastal road next to the apartments, there is a fantastic taverna next to the canel which is a must and just over that head land is a great small cove with crystal clear water and a great sunbathing spot. These are just a couple of things we dug out!!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 26, 2009

Just Returned from Elounda Crete stayed 7th June until 21st we stayed at the Alykes Appartments Annemarie and the rest of the Staff were brilliant rooms cleaned everyday location and views of the Bay from the Alykes were first class .Best Taverna has to be Katafygio the owner Nick is a first class host. A visit to Spinalonga is a must .Old Village is wll worth a Walk to as is Plaka which is about one Hours walk.A trip to Agios Nikolaos on the local Bus is a must fare one and a half Euro We WILL RETURN.

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Wales
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Reviewed June 25, 2009

Recently returned from a fantastic relaxing and really enjoyable holiday at the Alykes Apartments. The Alykes is in an excellent position overlooking the sea and Elounda Bay with everything you require for a great holiday within walking distance. It is situated on the edge of Elounda and is about a five minute walk to the Harbour where you can get a boat to Spinalonga. The Apartments themselves are spotlessly clean and the staff are extremely helpful and informative. We only went for one week but really could have stayed on for another.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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jodie54321penguin
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Reviewed June 23, 2009

The Alykes was perfect for the holiday we wanted: relaxing! The room was a generous size, cleaned everyday and we had the bed sheets and towels changed twice a week. Our balcony/patio had great views over the sea and of Spinalonga. The appartments had a pool with sunbeds and a garden area at the front which looked over the sea too. The appartments offered drinks and food which was fairly limited and a bit more expensive than if you went into the center of Elounda, but perfect for when you are by the pool and dont want to move! The staff here were lovely and very informative. The Alykes are in the perfect place as it was about a 5 minute walk to the very center of Elounda, and a small beach was 1 minute walk away. I would recommend this to a friend definately and we are hoping to go back!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Castleford - Nr Leeds
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Reviewed October 18, 2008

My wife and I have stayed at the Alizes six times and it gets better and better. The rooms are modern, clean an spacious. The Staff are very friendly and because they have either been born in Crete or lived there for many years are very knowledgable on where to go and what to do. They seem to know everybody. You can be left alone or be part of the "family", the choice is yours. George and Pascale (owner and son in law) drop in a few times a day to check all is OK, not that they ever find anything that needs sorting out. You are right on the sea with beautiful view in all directions, and because you are 5 mins walk, along a quiet road, from the bars and resturants its paceful, indeed tranquil. A great place to sit and chill, Bliss. Town is just up the road, not too busy and always friendly. In all our time there we have never seen anything that made us feel uncomfortable, thats the best thing about the place. We travel a lot and I think its the only place I've been to in the last 30 years that I'd feel OK letting my wife walk out alone at night. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

  • Liked — The views and the staff
  • Disliked — nothing to report
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reading
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Reviewed September 25, 2008

Having earlier this year read 'The Island' set on Spinalonga I talked my husband into visiting Elounda and we were not disapointed.
The Alykes delivers fabulous views of the island and the bay. The rooms were spotless, cleaned every day. The girls all worked hard to ensure our stay was memorable and nothing was too much trouble. The pool although small was clean and not too deep unfortunately the space between the pool side sunbeds and the pool was not very wide so made walking past the sunbeds a bit risky! however, there are plenty of sunbeds round the front of the hotel overlooking the sea. With a lovely little beach just a couple of minutes walk and the town with its larger beach within easy walking distance either along the coastal path or the road and with loads of very good places to eat and drink and just the right amount of shops the resort was perfect.
There are boats in Elounda to Spinalonga but we walked the 5km to Plaka and after a rather basic lunch took the boat across to the island from there. There is also a little train that runs hourly to Plaka and back and an even cheaper than UK bus service.
The only downside to our week was the weather we had some very blustery wet days and chilly even wetter evenings but as they had not had rain for five months we couldn't really complain. But we still came home with a tan and a desire to return maybe in June, July or August when the sun is more predictable.

  • Liked — View from balcony and cleanliness
  • Disliked — Poolside sun beds
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Alloa, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 25, 2008

We could not have picked a more excellent location, the staff were very welcoming and helpful. Felt very much at home. Accommodation was cleaned every day, and was spotless. The view across the bay was brilliant, and the apartments were excellently located for restaurants, square etc. Ease of travel to other locations i.e. Plaka, as bus depot located within easy reach on the square. So much cheaper to do trips on your own as public transport is easy to organise.

Thank you to all staff at the Alykes and we will see you next year.

  • Liked — Friendly and very clean
  • Disliked — Nothing at all
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with family
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Property: Elounda Alikes Hotel
Address: | Akti Olountos, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Lasithi Prefecture > Elounda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Elounda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Elounda Alikes Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 2002, the Alikes Hotel Apartments are a family run business, offering a high standard accommodation in the beautiful resort of Elounda on the north coast of Crete. To ensure that you have an enjoyable and relaxing holiday the Alikes offers many facilities including a gym, sauna and hammam privat parkig pool bar and snak bar. ... more   less 
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