Have just come back from Manos Apartments, Crete, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
However, a couple of things should be noted if you want to go there:
The pool is wonderful. It is the same depth from one end to the other but it is not large enough. You are allowed to take inflatables into the pool so if you just like to swim, be prepared to be knocked about by the lilo beds and rings, not to mention an odd inflatable dinghy!!
The steps to the toilets leading opposite the bar area are VERY slippery. Polished marble, no grips and no banister to hold onto. I made the fatal mistake of popping to the loo with nothing on my feet after a dip in the pool and landed on my rear end and was hobbling painfully for the remainder of my holiday. Unsure of your footing? Always wear your shoes. However the toilet was immaculate and well maintained.
Also, the rooms are cleaned five times a week and you have to endure the Greek system of not flushing loo paper away but once you have run out of paper you have to buy your own. Change the sheets and towels but they don't replenish the loo roll!!
The rooms were clean but air conditioning is quite expensive. We tried to do without but given the heat that Greece experiences these days, you might want to take lots of extra euros. I have never paid for air conditioning before.
If you are unfortunate to be collected very late on your last day, checkout is still at 11am but you can keep your room for an extra few hours - but this again can be expensive.
Apart from all that the outlook to the sea from the apartments is amazing. You are practically right on the beach and to watch the beautiful white boats sail past to Spinalonga was a joy. I will really miss it.
The people who work in Manos apartments are very friendly and accommodating. The barman will stay up as late as you do!
I would go there again. The apartments are not far from the town, tavernas and the harbour so lots to do. Go and enjoy!
- Also Known As:
- Manos Apartments Hotel Elounda
- Manos Apartments Elounda, Crete