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Olive Grove Apartments
Ranked #15 of 35 Hotels in Elounda
Certificate of Excellence
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
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“earplugs or additional alcohol required”
Reviewed June 14, 2010

traveled to the OGA this year based purely on the reviews here, the majority of which praise it very highly.....after what seemed an age traveling we arrived & was instantly met by staff & shown to our apartment.
the apartment was larger than i'd expected & spotlessly clean which was not so surprising having read so many positive reviews..........a great start.

despite a long day & being knackered we were woken at 2am due to noise from the poolside bar & again at 5.30/6am onwards thanks to a mixture of mopeds & trucks back & forth. the following night was much the same followed by the early morning call from mopeds etc & this time yapping dogs on a balcony opposite & a builder wielding a petrol cutter (all this through closed windows)..... so, the apartments are spotless, the staff are great & the location is central & close to all you could need but, with this comes a little more than the usual 'day to day' noise....some previous reviews had mentioned noise etc & had been shot down by fellow reviews. the OGA seems to attract a very loyal crowd who return year after year & if your after a holiday whereby everything is right on your doorstep i doubt you'll find anywhere as clean or at such a great price but, be aware THERE IS excessive street noise & unless you're able to sink enough alcohol to pass out or are deaf it could be a problem. worth also mentioning that First Choice / Thompson advertise the OGA as having air con INCLUDED, this is incorrect...air con is available at an additional €60 a week & only free if booking direct.

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Reviewed June 13, 2010

We first stayed at The Olive Grove in September last year and decided we'd definitely be back so chose to go there for Witsun half term week.

If anything, it was even better this time around. Room was a decent size, light and airy. Pool was still fairly quite despite the school holidays and Julia and the boys were excellent hosts. The new addition of the kitchen was brilliant and the lunchtime food was good value and very good.

My 5 year old son loves Molly and wants to go back every single year.

We'll be back and I'd recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
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Stratford on Avon
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Reviewed June 13, 2010

OLIVE GROVE APARTMENTS - Dont go there!
UNLESS you want the perfect relaxing break, clean and spacious apartments, lovely pool and well stocked pool bar serving snacks throughout the day, fantastic location close to all amenities and fantastic hosts (including 'Molly' the dog).
If you have read the previous reviews, it is true Julia will not forget your name, and all makes all guests very welcome and at ease. Thank you Julia, Dimitris, Manos and Andreas for making our stay so enjoyable and special thank you to Manos and Andreas for keeping that Mythos perfectly chilled!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 9, 2010

We have recently returned from a wonderful week at the Olive Grove Apartments in Elounda, and have nothing but good things to say about the place.

The apartments are in a fantastic location, near to the shops, bars and restaurants but are quiet enough that you aren’t disturbed.

The apartments are clean and spacious with fantastic showers, there is a lovely pool and sunbathing area, and pool bar which serves great snacks through the day, and drinks long into the night! (Thanks Manos and Andreas!)

Like most who visit the Olive Grove – we will return!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 5, 2010

Thoroughly recommend the Olive Grove apartments, they are very clean and spacious and it was a lovely surprise to have a proper shower cubicle in the barthroom. Julia and her family who run these apartments look after their guests very well. The apartments are situated at the edge of town which makes it nice and quiet but within 2 minutes your in amongst the hustle and bustle of Elounda which is a lovely little fishing village. We had some great meals at the many local tavernas, Taverna Leonidas was our favourite with great food, great staff and for a very reasonable price. For a lunctime snack try Babel where the food was very nice and also reasonably priced. If we return to Elounda we would have no hesitation staying at the Olive Grove Apartments again.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 24, 2010

This was the first time we have stayed at the Olive Grove apartments and cant praise them highly enough. I can understand how people return again and again. We stayed in one of the 2 bed apartments which was spacious and had all the facilities we needed with our 2 young sons (both under 5) including an ironing board and iron, fridge freezer and oven and hob. Although we did some self catering for the children, the children’s meals from the pool bar were excellent value (3-4 euro each).Other food and drinks we had from the bar were also excellent value (and of a high standard) and Julia, Dimitris, Manos and Andreas were fabulous hosts who made us feel very welcome. The bbq/quiz was really good fun (14 euro each) and the food was delicious. The central location of the apartments is superb and the bakery a couple of doors down does lovely baguettes (which made for great lunches to take on days out at around 2 euros each). The pool was well kept and the children’s pool was a treat for our boys. Our rooms were really clean and our sheets and towels changed twice a week. We stayed at the apartments with first choice (whose rep was also excellent) and would definitely recommend.

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midlands
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Reviewed May 20, 2010

We have just returned from one weeks holiday at the Olive Grove. We found it the perfect place to stay in elounda. Very central, a few minutes walk from main square and the beach, but very quiet. Very clean, well kept, friendly family run appartments. Delicious food served at the pool bar, and such good value. The weekly barbeque is a must, great fun and again very good value. Thank you Dimitris and family for making our holiday such a success.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Olive Grove Apartments
Address: Mirabello Bay | Naksou 2, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Lasithi Prefecture > Elounda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Elounda
#3 Best Value Hotel in Elounda
#5 Romantic Hotel in Elounda
#10 Luxury Hotel in Elounda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Olive Grove Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Olive Grove Apartments is a new complex of 14 apartments situated in the center of Elounda well known for its friendly atmosphere and service. There is a large pool and children's pool, also a bar serving snacks and drinks from early morning to late evening. ... more   less 
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