I chose this hotel on reading the reviews on Trip Advisor. The main reason was the good write ups on the food. Well what a disappointment. Ok if you like pork!!. Pork every day, some days in 3 dishes. We had watery fish once in 2 weeks and chicken twice, which was little knuckle bits with not much meat. The food was not varied. ok if you like vegetables, lots of them from owners own garden Stewing steak once. The breakfast wasn't too bad but no toast. Bread and jam meat and tasteless cheese. If you didn't get there early all the melon was taken, which left tin peaches. This hotel is mainly occupied by Germans only 2 other English there when we went. The owners wife is German. We didn't eat as much as the Germans for breakfast and wanted to take 2 slices of bread back to our room for later. The owner told us off for this. The other English wanted to take a plate out to chop up fruit on, they were told no!
The swimming pool is cold and the first week was covered in flies. The sun beds are uncomfortable but plenty of them.
The rooms are clean but 5 Euros a day for air con. Sheets changed once a week and towels every 3 days, if you can call them towels. They were thread bare and old. On the last day we were herded out of our room dead on 12 and we had 12 hours to wait to be picked up for airport. We were told to shower at the swimming pool outside in cold water and change in the small wooden hut outside. We asked to pay extra to keep our room but this was denied.
This hotel is no good for children, nothing for them to do.
In the evening there is nothing to do, the bar doesn't even play music. The area itself has 2 supermarkets and 2 gift shops ,one bar and one taverna. The captains bar is good for a full English breakfast. 2 eggs,3 bacon,large sausage,tomato,beans,2 toast & jam, coffee and fresh orange juice all for 6.5 Euro. No entertainment anywhere. Most of the other hotels are fully inclusive Mikes supermarket is the cheapest and the man serving is very nice. Good place to buy your cigarettes . Beach sandy but rocks in sea. Sea was always too rough to go in.
Well worth a trip on the little train for 10 Euros. Don't take a trip from Sparrow Travel. We booked to go to Spinalonga at 45 Euros. Coach full of different nationalities. On island one hour only and guide arrived 20 minutes late so missed a lot about the island. Then we went for a barbeque where they took us to a heap of rocks for 2 hours. Ate on boat. Pork once again. Finally ended up at Agios Nicholias for an hour. The boat went from Elounda which looked lovely but we weren't allowed any time there.
If you go to this area for a holiday you definitely need a car , or pay for taxis, didn't see any buses. I won't be going back.
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