Ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Familiesby A verified traveler
Quiet hotel at this time of year, good facilitiesPosted Jun 2, 2014
Pros: Quiet and comfortable - we had the pool to ourselves
Cons: more variety to the meals
Location: Spinalonga island Birthplace of Zeus and Knossos all within easy reach
Very helpful staff and happy to sort trips and taxis, dining room good range of local and international food but this did not vary much from day to day. We choose not to go all inclusive but it was easy to order a meal in the evening if needed and this was good value for money. Within walking distance of the village with some great restaurants and good fish dishes served.
Recommendedby Fordo from Devon
Peaceful and relaxing hotelPosted Sep 29, 2013 on Hotels.com
We really enjoyed our stay at the Elounda Aqua Sol. Our upstairs bungalow (!) room had a great sea view. The rooms are surrounded by gardens: very peaceful and pretty.The hotel has two beautiful swimming pools with plenty of umbrellas and sunbeds. There is also a small man-made beach a short distance away with an enclosed pool as well as access to deeper water for snorkelling, which we greatly enjoyed. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Food was generally good, with great salads, breakfasts and desserts, but the hot main courses weren't very exciting. The dining room was a bit cramped, but the outside dining area had a fantastic view. Good value and a great holiday!
for Getaway With Friendsby Ivan from Grimsby
CLEAN AND COMFORTABLEPosted Jul 11, 2013 on Hotels.com
Booked to stay here for a few days (with friends who live on Crete) some time in advance at "no cancellation" rates, so got a good deal. What you would expect from this type of accommodation - clean and modern but not luxurious. Most rooms in 2 storey blocks and we ended up with a ground floor room with no views despite "mountain views" being shown on the booking, but hey. Only real drawback was its location - about a 20-30 mins walk out of Elounda centre along a narrow road for some of the way, some of which is dark on the way back late evening, but there are regular taxis going along to and from the 5 star hotel opposite. Elounda is a good base for the Eastern end of Crete, and has a good choice of tavernas etc..Booked B&B and breakfast was OK too, pretty standard fayre of hot and cold choices. Whole place was not very busy despite being early July, but perhaps symptomatic of current economic problems with fewer travellers.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Serbia
Excellent hotelPosted May 6, 2013
Excellent hotel with excellent facilities!Good service for a reasonable price!
Recommendedby Brian R
Posted Oct 23, 2012 on Hotels.com
Lovely position Reception staff very helpful & happyHotel itself needs a lick of paint & staff training re being helpful & happy (restauarant)
by Tony from Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, UK
Elounda June 2012Posted Jun 22, 2012
Pros: Space around the pool. Food
Cons: Lack of things to do in the evenings. Hotel beach is poorly crazy-paved area with sea-water pool & scrubby sand
Location: Delightful. The two best hotels in the area were in the neighbourhood
We stayed in Room 244 which has exceptional views over the bay. We used the hotel as a base for touring the eastern end of Crete and the hotel served us well. The hotel seems to concentrate on visiting parties of French & Germans who stay for three nights and are bussed out during the day. This means that the restaurant can be quite crowded in the morning and evening, while the pools are quiet during the day. There were few British, so there was not much social life in the evenings. The food is buffet-style, good quality, and replenished frequently. The animation team manage to get activities going in the daytime, but they do not have the talent to entertain in the evenings. Elounda is a delightful little town, and there are spectacular views across the bay and from the roads in the mountains around.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Geneva, Switzerland
a good optionPosted May 9, 2010
Charming holiday activities, a bit disappointing on beach access and size of room - we would have appreciated a bathtub besides shower. A pleasant view.