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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The service was excellent, everybody was very kind and welcoming. Kristina, the manager, is one of the kindest and most hospitable person we could meet. We were looked after exceptionally well during our stay and we strongly recommend it.
Nice 3,5 Star Hotel with very friendly reception staff, nice view, clean and comfortable rooms. The service is on very high quality, helpful and attentive. Bonuses like a bottle of wine or invitation to breakfast allow you to experience the islands hospitality.
Visited last summer and to return this July which we have never done! Our room overlooked the pool and views of Spinalonga. Absolutely stunning! The hotel was clean and the staff so accommodating and friendly. We enjoyed breakfast most mornings which was always varied and fresh. Evenings were spent walking along the seafront to the many wonderful restaurants and bars in the town. We can’t wait to return!!!
Dear friends and employers of Elounda Krini hotel and Elounda Garden suites
Sorry for our late comment –reviews of our stay. I remember our last minute booking in your hotel and how you help us in a period of fully booked… giving us the possibility to stay in your both hotels and offer unforgettable memories to all of our family and friends !
The hotel was a great location, just a bit out of the township but always a lovely walk in the evening for dinner along the coast. The staff were super welcoming and helpful with tips for things to do. The room was very comfortable and clean. Breakfast served in the hotel was filling with a great range on offer. We loved the departing gift. Would recommend.