Elounda Krini Hotel
What We Love
- A tranquil retreat with sea views near Crete's charming town of Elounda - includes breakfastThe lovely sea views and beautiful sunrises from your balcony
- Taking a boat to Spinalonga island, just over the water
- Snacking on homemade cakes on the covered terrace by the pool
- Parking On Site
One of Crete’s more upscale resort destinations, with a growing international reputation, Elounda boasts Blue Flag beaches, crystal-clear waters and an array of quality restaurants, tavernas and shops. It’s fast becoming a playground for the giltterati; famous visitors include Leonardo DiCaprio, U2 and Lady Gaga.
Sitting like a gleaming white beacon on a peaceful hillside just outside the town and boasting lovely sea views over silvery olive groves, Elounda Krini Hotel is a perfect fit for the area. It’s recently undergone a complete renovation and exudes an intimate, boutique feel. Rooms are spread over two buildings, and you can relax on your own balcony and take in the panoramic vista of the bay and the mountains.
There’s a generously proportioned swimming pool with plenty of sun loungers and and umbrellas. If you prefer a dip in the sea, it’s only a short stroll down to a small, unspoiled beach. A short walk along a coastal path will take you into town, where you can pick and choose between restaurants and tavernas. The uninhabited island of Spinalonga sits across the water from Elounda, and there are regular boat trips to explore its beaches and historic fortress.
Newly renovated Superior rooms are tastefully furnished, with clean white decor. Roomy private balconies have beautiful views over the olive trees, toward a lagoon and the sea beyond.
The restaurant offers great spread of a buffet breakfast, with Greek yogurt, eggs, freshly squeezed orange juice and more. Lunch is served at your table, with traditional favorites like moussaka and Greek salad. Dinner comes in a buffet form, with daily changing dishes.
The hotel is about a 10-minute walk from Elounda, in a quiet location near the beach, overlooking the calm blue Gulf of Mirabello and Spinalonga island. The ruins of the ancient town of Olous lie close by, and you can also visit the Basilicas of Poros and view its fabulous mosaic, and see exquisite white marble at Koloktha.The larger resort of Agios Nikolaos sits six miles to the south and shows off a good entertainment scene, including a theatre and cinema, plus lively nightlife. Excursions can easily be made to Latos and Gournia archaeological site.
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I stayed at the hotel with a few friends and had a great time.
The receptionist Maria was so helpful and made sure I knew about the local area and helped me find the Ferryman (best meal I had.) She was amazing!
The rooms were very clean and spacious with a great view from my balcony. When I go back to Crete I’ll be staying here again.
The breakfast choice was also really good with a nice variety of hot and cold options.
Had the pleasure of staying at this hotel for 10 nights in July. Very well situated hotel, 15 minute walk into town. The rooms are very clean and comfortable, although the bathroom was on the small size. Great balcony overlooking the sea and pool area. Hotel staff excellent! Maria was amazing and really made our stay that more enjoyable. I would highly recommend this very affordable hotel and look forward to returning in the near future.
Wow, what can I say, just got back from this little gem of a hotel and it was such a lovely place.
Do not be put off by it being a 3* as that means nothing, I have stayed in luxury hotels but it’s the service
you get and how spotless the place is. Ok you have a few negative reviews being, the beds a little uncomfortable, small shower but hey,
you are not paying 5* money, there are lots of positives with this hotel just look at the reviews, and you are only 10mins walk to all the bars and restaurants.
I would just like to say a very big thank you to Christina who just can’t do enough for you and all the staff they were just great.
Nothing is too much trouble and all staff go out of their way to assist, this is what makes the hotel.