Ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.4 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
3.4 Room cleanliness
3.3 Service & staff
3.1 Room comfort
3.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Surrey, England

Good Value for Money

Posted Jul 8, 2014
Pros: I loved the views from my room and remoteness of the hotel's location.
Cons: The food I received for breakfast was extremely bland. The addition of fresh fruit would have been welcome.
Location: The location was perfect. Easily within walking distance of the two local beaches and opposite the local bus stop so local travel was easy.
I spent a week in June at Elpida in a standard single room with breakfast buffet included. The trip was good value for money, but as a lone female traveller, I spent a lot of my time on my own because the other guests were all Eastern Europeans. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, even managing to accommodate my dietary requirements for breakfast - I am coeliac. Although my room was very basic I had a large terrace area with a fantastic view of the sea in front and mountains behind. The nearby beaches of Voulisma and Panteleimonas were stunning and not as crowded as the beaches in Aghios Nikolaos.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by magor3from Milano (Italy)

Servizi buoni, ma posizione infelice

Posted Sep 9, 2013 on Hotels.com
L'hotel è molto carino e particolare, collocandosi su più livelli. La struttura è gestita similmente a un villaggio turistico, senza animazione, ma con i confort che solitamente si trovano in questo tipo di complessi. Il personale è sempre disponibile, e la cucina varia e ampiamente "sopportabile" dai connazionali. Purtroppo l'hotel si trova a una distanza tale dal mare, da non consentire di raggiungerlo a piedi. Un elemento negativo è dato dalla temperatura dell'acqua calda nelle stanze che è...tiepido-fredda (quantomeno durante il nostro soggiorno)
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Kirstenfrom Cornwall

Simple but lovely

Posted Aug 30, 2013
Pros: The higgledy-piggledy and slightly quirky layout; the ample seating areas; clean and safe pools; good food.
Cons: The rooms were on the basic side, but perfectly adequate and were in fact better than expected for a 2*. Go with realistic expectations.
Location: The location is stunning and the area relatively unspoilt. Surrounded by mountains and close to small, pretty beaches we found it to be quite idyllic.
We booked the Elpida at very short notice so knew we were taking pot luck, especially with it being only 2*. We couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised though - aside from an initial mix-up with our room (we had booked a two bedroom and were given a one bedroom... very swiftly resolved by the owner). The apartment was simple/basic but perfectly comfortable with a terrace and an amazing view. We went half board and have to say the food was great and offered a good variety. We used the pool a couple of times and the children's pool was perfect for our 5 and 7 year olds. Most days we headed to the beach which is probably half a mile away - a good 20 minute walk with young children and quite hard work in the August heat, but absolutely worth it for the peaceful, gorgeous beach it led to. There are a couple of bakeries, a supermarket and taverna en route so plenty of opportunities for cold refreshment! The staff we encountered at the Elpida were friendly and helpful and in all I would not only recommend it but would be very happy to return.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by PH

Average and below

Posted Aug 22, 2012 on Hotels.com
The all inclusive is a joke, so there was a reason for the low extra cost of it. The management staff are confused and more busy with anything else than servicing guests. We'll never go back.
3 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler

Frodig, rimelig og med nydelig utsikt

Posted Jul 9, 2012 on Hotels.com
Et fint sted å mellomlande før ferden gikk videre. Enkelt, men rent og med hyggelig betjening. Også rent basseng. Svært enkel frokost. Nydelig hage med mulighet for å søke skygge under trærne.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by Hanne

Posted Jul 8, 2012 on Hotels.com
Dette er et helt greit hotell. Bra kvalitet ifht pris. Hotellet er rent og ryddig og har en vakker omgivelse i tillegg til et stort flott basseng med nydelig utsikt. Frokosten er ikke å skryte av; typisk hotellfrokost - men den er helt greit den også. Spiste ikke noen andre måltider. Uansett kan du nyte en fantastisk utsikt når du spiser din frokost. Var på hotellet kun i to dager, og fikk ikke sjekket ut område i særlig grad, men vi fant en flott strand ikke langt unna.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travelerfrom Monza, Italia

Elpida Hotel: buono ma migliorabile

Posted Oct 13, 2011
L'Elpida Hotel si trova nelle vicinanze di Agios Nikolaos (bellissima cittadina) in un punto strategico per visitare la parte Orientale di Creta. Si tratta di un villaggio composto da molti appartementi disposti su una collina con vista sul mare. La nostra stanza era indubbiamente molto spaziosa ma probabilmente migliorabile nella manutenzione. La cucina era infatti in condizioni non ottimali e alcuni utensili arrugginiti. Personalmente non era nostra intenzione cucinare e per questo non ci siamo molto curati della cosa. Non posso quindi dire se chiedendo in reception (e il personale è sempre stato cordiale e disponibile) avrebbero provveduto con qualche sostituzione o meno. In sostanza quindi reputo che sia un buon hotel, con un buon rapporto qualità-prezzo ma senza troppe pretese e sotto alcuni aspetti un po' migliorabile.