Situated in a quiet hillside position, the modern Hotel Elounda Ilion boasts exceptional panoramic views over the bay of Elounda on the popular holiday island of Crete. It combines traditional architecture with a minimalist style, a contemporary design and cosy rooms. The hotel offers an elegant pool area with wood-decked terrace and sweeping views; a small rocky beach is about 150 metres away from the hotel. The next sandy beach and the village of Elounda can be found within walking distance. An ideal place for guests looking for peace and tranquillity under the Mediterranean sun.
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First of all the good points.
Rooms cleaned daily, very friendly staff, we had an amazing sea view. Simmon on the poolside bar deserves a special mention for his lovely sense of humour and his great customer service...
After reading previous reviews detailing 'the perfect place to rest' we were very disappointed to only be able to enjoy the pool area for around 3 hours during our 2 week stay due to children (around 10 a few days) running round the pool area, screaming and dive bombing the pool. This was reported to staff but we were told there was nothing they could do.
The hotel is located up a very steep hill and upon arrival we were dropped at the bottom of the hill and had to lug 2 large suitcases up hill and then up 2 flights of steps. There was no 'meet and greet' and no one to help with luggage.
We stayed on a bed and breakfast basis and whilst the choice is plentiful it was spoilt by cereals served in 'open' bowls and I can only comment on the cornflakes which were quite stale. The hot food was mainly dried up (whatever time you turned up) and again, the atmosphere was spoilt by young children being allowed to run riot around the breakfast area - this was an accident waiting to happen on some mornings. We did pay for an evening meal one night which cost £18 euros per person and again we cannot complain about the standard of the food, it was again spoilt by being left out and dried up due to not being covered up. We found eating out at local tavernas was much preferable and with the cost of the taxi included (16 euros return) deemed to be a much cheaper option. I would recommend this hotel for families but not as a 'get away from it all and relax' holiday for couples.
Whilst I appreciate that children are the parent's responsibility, the hotel management must take a stand, the pool area should be an area for all to enjoy not just the unruly, selfish few.
I just left the Hotel Elounda Elion in Agios Nikolaus, crête. I would not recommend to come in this hotel because:
The positive point, th room is big and we had the chance to have a room with view on the sea, very nice.
Otherwise I suggest to look for another option of hotels.
In these difficult times and after a long spring lock-down, it was a blessing to spend our one week summer vacation (2020, sept.1-8) in this nice, tidy and cozy hotel, situated in the middle of a “botanical garden”, where the figs, pomegranates, beautiful flowers and olive trees delighted our eyes and charged us with their energy. All these, combined with the splendid sea view (Family room), the relaxing pool, the silence, the Sun, excellent food and traditional Greek hospitality made everything perfect for us. Our sincere gratitude for all the staff from the Reception, Restaurant/Bar and Management, for their kindness, joy and services, that made our stay memorable: the friendly nice Lady from the Restaurant, Nikos (for the special cranberry juice and lemonades prepared for us at the pool bar), Vaggelis, Giannis, Albert...
Take care and hope to see you soon! Best wishes from Iulia & Monica (room 49), Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
We spent a week in early September and had a really great time. The hotel is very well run, and has spectacular views of the sea. All the staff are friendly and go out of their way to make sure you feel welcome and have what you need to enjoy your stay...
We had a great room (number 11) with a balcony looking out to sea. Lovely well tended gardens too. The pool bar has a beautiful carob tree to sit under, and does lovely lunches. We also had very nice dinners there a couple of nights when we had been out all day. It's about a 20 minute stroll down into Elounda, and cheap to get a taxi back. Hotel Ilion offers exceptional value for money, especially when compared to some of the very expensive 5* hotels nearby - and we are very glad we chose to stay.
We are just back from 14 days in this Wonderfull hotel, All the staff are amazing and so friendly and I have not one bad word to say about the whole 14 days. Whatever we asked for we got, I would like to thanks all the staff we met while we were there but especially Nikos and Giannis and Vangellis and the breakfast Crew but also Theo on the night dest and Dimitri in the bar, you are all wonderfull and made our holiday special, yes the hotel is lovely with the best views but its the staff that make this special.