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“Nothin like it says in description”
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Hotel Aristea
Ranked #28 of 35 Hotels in Elounda
Reviewed October 4, 2013

Wen we booked I requested a sea view but on arrival we got a room over the main road,the bathroom was dirty the toilet was black at the bottom,cud not sleep til very late and was woken about 5am every mornin from all the traffic...we asked for a room move didn't get 1 for 3 days then wen we did it was a little better but not great.the hotel main doors we're locked at midnight so u had 2 bang on the door 2 b let in.i have bin goin 2 elounda 4 20 yrs and this is the worst I've Eva stayed in.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

To whom it may concern,

My Holiday to Elounda:

I am not happy with the overall service provided, the hotel was nothing like the pictures on your website I was charged £5 per day for air conditioning the shower didn't work and I had the smallest room barely able to walk around in.

I was unable to get the shower fixed as the lady on the front desk couldn't speak very good English, they would not change my room even though they were not full as they said they would prefer to keep the "good rooms for regular customers.

Secondly my transfer back to the airport on my returning journey never turned up at 16:20 even though I waited outside the hotel since 16:00, I called the number on my voucher and the lady said the driver had been waiting 15 minutes (A COMPLETE LIE) as no buses ever stopped.

When the time was approaching 17:00 I was forced to pay over 100.00 Euros in taxi fare.

I feel this was very unprofessional and feel like I will not be using Sunshine.co.uk again and will certainly not be booking my September holiday through yourselves.

Dean

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank Dean R
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

Have just arrived from Aristea 2* Elounda, pretty nice hotel and very friendly staff, room was clean, breakfast - good, price - very good) hotel is not new, but location is perfect, hope 2come back 2 Elounda & Aristea

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

We booked ourselves a room for two nights at the end of March using an online service and ended up staying an extra night because we were enjoying ourselves so much.

Our room was clean and comfortable with a small but adequate ensuite shower room and plenty of hot water. Our balcony looked straight out across the bay to Spinalonga.

Maria, the proprietor, could not have been more charming or helpful. She brought us a delicious breakfast every morning which we ate at leisure on our balcony watching small fishing-boats chug gently in and out of the harbour, and on our last morning she made spinach pies and halvas as a farewell gesture.

The hotel represents extraordinary good value, particularly given its prime location on the sea front. There is no internet facility at the Aristea but the Cafe Del Mar a few metres away on the waterside has free wifi. The extremely competitive tariff of the Aristea means that there are no extras - we took our own soap and shampoo, etc.

The personal service we received at the Aristea means we are keen to return to Elounda again sometime, perhaps after the summer, and we will definitely be booking a room at the same hotel.

Room Tip: We would always go for the harbour or seaside view. In high season whether a room is at the front or...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank ElizabethB306
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

Stay period: 2 nights

Unfriendly and depressed staff

Bedroom:
Air conditioning.
Fridge in the room
Room very tired and in need of refurbishment.

Balcony:
Superb view of the sea.
Balcony furniture was tired and needs replacement.
Noisy with the ferries coming in.

Bathroom:
En suite, small.
Hairdryer in the bathroom
Fan did not work very well, bathroom remained wet/moist the whole time.

Meals:
Breakfast was basic, limited and simply awful.
Bad tea, awful coffee, very cheap cornflakes.


Miscellaneous:
TV (CRT) in room, though not too many English-speaking channels

The reception staff was from Serbia and very depressed, she didn't smile once and not welcoming at all.

Would only recommend if you are seriously down on how much you can afford and desperate.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

Hotel was very old fashioned room very basic shower awful had balcony over road it was really noisy all the time 24 hours .supposed to be b and b but breakfast was a bit of bread and jam
Not good .elounda its self was lovely would go back to a better hotel that has a swimming pool!!

Room Tip: Ask for sea view we were on the road I have never been in such a noisy hotel
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

We came to Elounda, Crete whilst doing an 'island hop' and just wanted somewhere cheap to stay for a few nights- and couldn't believe the value for money at Aristea Hotel! 20 euros a night for each of us and we got an air conditioned room, superb view of the sea, Spinalonga and Elounda itself from the balcony and comfortable individual beds (which we hadn't expected..) The bathroom left a little to be desired and the room itself was quite bare and basic but considering what we were paying, we thought it was an absolute bargain! The only thing we were un-happy with was breakfast. Once foods were gone, they weren't often re-stocked and the choice was very limited indeed. However, it was included in the price of our room and once again, we felt for what we paid, that we really couldn't complain! (Hotel safe was extra- pay by the day service).

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Lucy S
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Additional Information about Hotel Aristea

Address: Andrea Papandreou 3, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Lasithi Prefecture > Elounda
Amenities:
Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Elounda
Price Range: $29 - $47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Aristea 2*
Number of rooms: 37
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Aristea Hotel Elounda
Hotel Aristea Elounda, Crete

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