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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Olive Grove Apartments Elounda, Crete
- Olive Grove Apartments Hotel Elounda