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Elounda Heights Apartments and Studios
Ranked #2 of 35 Hotels in Elounda
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Reviewed January 29, 2010

This is the second time we have stayed at Elounda Heights. The walk up to the apartments is steep but worth it. The owners, Vangellis and Anne are fabullous hosts. The party nights and boat trips that they host are not to be missed. The apartments are clean and the service is wonderful. Vangellis cooks each night in the restuarant. He is a wonderful cook. There is an amazing view from the pool and bar. Vangellis will cook the fish that you caught on the boat trip for you. Service and scenery make this a spectacular place to stay in. Thankyou Vangellis and Anne.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 18, 2009

We spent a week at Elounda Heights and have to say that the setting is totally stunning. The grounds, pool and views of the bay and Spinalonga Island are beautiful.Our one-bedroom apartment was large and airy and had a lovely big balcony.The kitchen, however, we feel could have benefited from a microwave.The hill is, of course, a downside but you get used to it and I have had two knee ops but managed every time, never needing a taxi which you can get from the town square for 5 euros. We missed the famous meze night and because it was late in the season and very few guests there was no Sunday boat trip so we can't comment on these.We were looking forward to our meals there after all the positive comments but found a very limited menu which was expensive with small portions and certainly not the fresh ingredients we had hoped for.The tavernas in Elounda have much more extensive menus, equally well-cooked and much better value and we had some lovely meals there.
Vangelis and Anne work very hard to keep the complex so beautiful and they are very welcoming.Their dogs and cat are no bother at all and are very friendly and congratulations to Anne for all the hard work she does for her anim al charity.
There was anice little welcome pack on arrival for a much needed cuppa and the safe was free.So , all in all, a very nice week and highly recommended.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 11, 2009

- I can't recommend this hotel and the hosts highly enough.
- All the reviews are true!

My boyfriend and I (late 20s) were looking for some peace and quiet in Crete and a beautiful, but great-value base to explore the island by car. Elounda Heights was exactly as described in all the reviews here - clean and tidy, with great views and 6* service. Vangelis's cooking is awesome! Freshly-cooked and healthy Cretian meals (much better than the one meal we had in town).

Some highlights not mentioned in the other reviews:
- The hire car company Ann recommended sent a man to meet our in-coming ferry and he drove ahead of us all the way from Iraklion to Elounda, so we didn't get lost. The car was clean, modern and very economical.
- Despite arriving after 11pm, Vangelis waited for us in the town to show us the way (a 1min) drive to Elounda Heights and once there, he treated us to welcome drinks and a freshly-cooked meal
- Five days was perfect for exploring the nearby beaches, villages, historic sites and mountain plains
- Off-season (April-May or late September-October) is a great time to stay at Elounda Heights and explore Elounda without any crowds.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 1, 2009

We have just returned from a week at Elounda Heights.We booked it having read the excellent reviews on Trip Advisor and they were spot on.
Ann and Vangellis are excellent hosts who do everything they can to ensure their guests have a memorable holiday,nothing is too much trouble for them.

The accomodation was clean ,comfortable and spacious.It was lovely having arrived in the early hours to find water,tea,coffee,milk and sugar there for us to have a welcome drink.The views are amazing wherever you turn.The hill is steep but manageable,I'm
asthmatic and just stopped and enjoyed the view when I felt the need.

This is the first time we have eaten every night where we have stayed.The food was excellent and Vangellis succeeded where myself and my mother-in-law failed and got my husband to eat his vegetables every day! Vangellis is an excellent cook and we didn't feel the need to eat out.It was also very good value for money.

Ann works very hard with her animal rescue work with the support of Vangellis and her dogs and cat are very friendly but not intrusive if you are not an animal person.

The pool was cleaned every day and was spotless.

We would not hesitate to return and would recommend it to anyone.When you work hard and look forward to your holiday, Elounda Heightsand it's wonderful hosts Ann and Vangellis do not disappoint and will do eveything to make sure your holiday is enjoyable.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 31, 2009

Anne & Vangelis have beautifully blended their studio apartment complex into the Elounda hillside. These shuttered apartments are well equipped, clean and well maintained. They offer truly amazing views of Elounda Island framed by a wonderful garden of pink flowers and olive trees that apparently 'is in bloom all year round' - The perfect place to catch the sunrise.

The service balance is perfect, with high quality, home cooked, reasonably priced, often home grown Cretan food available cooked to order by Vangelis' who's talents never cease to amaze. Coupled with the simple but well equipped kitchenette in the apartment makes for a well tailored mix of company and privacy. With draught "Alfa" beer served in chilled glasses and Ouzo or Raki available at the pool bar there really is no need to leave the hotel complex.

The 2* rating this accommodation receives on paper does not do it justice - the holiday experience which it offers can certainly compete with that of the rather soulless 4 and 5* hotels in the area.

We thoroughly enjoyed our honeymoon here and recommend Elounda Heights strongly to others.

Anna & Stu

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 22, 2009

We have just returned from a one week holiday at the Elounda Heights and can honestly say this was the best Greek Island holiday we have ever had. The accommodation is spotless and very tastefully furnished - it really is home from home. The pool is in immaculate condition and cleaned regularly. there is an excellent choice of food and drinks available from the all day pool bar. it is well worth eating in the restaruant during the evening - the prices are very reasonable and all meals are freshly prepared by Vangelis who is an amazing chef. Make sure you don't miss the Thursday night Meze experience - lots of different dishes and free flowing red or white wine depending on your preference.Nothing is too much trouble for Ann and Vangelis and they really try to ensure you have a fantastic holiday. it was really nice to arrive at the apartment late at night and find that tea, coffee, milk and a bottle of water had been left out for us. Also there was a hair dryer and safey deposit box for our use. If you are animal lovers you will enjoy the company of Ann's 4 dogs and Toffee the cat. They do not however pester you in any way if you prefer to be left alone to relax. Although situated up a steep hill (sensible footwear is therefore a must), it only takes minutes to walk into the centre of Elounda where there are many shops (including supermarkets), bars, restaurants, chemist and bank. There is no doubt that we will return to the Elounda Heights again in the future and can fully understand why lots of other guests do the same. i would certainly rate this accommadation as 10 out of 10.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 20, 2009

This place is special because of Vengelis. He knows all guests by first name and looks after them incredibly well, always going the extra mile to ensure they have a good stay. No creepy obsequiousness, just friendliness and thoughtfulness. He makes it so friendly that all the guests get caught up in the atmosphere and it becomes almost like a club. I'd recommend it for single travellers, particularly women on their own.
The food is simple but delicious and I ate in every night, something I've never done before.
It's a place to relax and unwind and you can see why people come back year after year.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled with family
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Address: Emmanouil Pouli, 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 Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Elounda
#1 Romantic Hotel in Elounda
#3 Family Hotel in Elounda
Price Range: $64 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Elounda Heights Apartments and Studios 2*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Elounda Heights, owned by Vangelis and his English wife Ann, is a small boutique aparthotel with beautiful gardens complimented by Greek statues as this is the theme of the complex. All the apartments and studios are named after Greek gods and goddesses. It is truly an oasis and if you want to relax then this is the place for you. Great for honeymooners and couples just wanting a quiet restful holiday. Ideal for families wanting to unwind by the people while enjoying a fantastic view over the bay of Elounda. ... more   less 
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