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Reviewed 9 November 2016

Spent a week at Elpida Village, early September and enjoyed it very much. The weather was great, and going to the beach nearby was well worth it. The hotel was clean and felt "Greek". Staff was helpful. Food way above the average all-inclusive. Drinks were ok. I would easily recommend it.

1Thank Sanjeev K
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This isn't a fancy hotel but is charming, clean, comfortable and provided a perfect base for our 10-day break. We arrived at about 3am to be greeted by the night manager who provided complimentary drinks before driving us to our room. The hotel is unusual in that it's spread out in blocks, we'd paid a little extra to stay in...

Thank angiejm
Minsk, Belarus
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We stayed in this hotel in September 2016 for a fortnight with a 4 yo boy. All good things which are written in other reviews are true. Clean and spacious rooms (nothing odd, but all the necessary things were present), delicious meals (not very much choice, but we always found smth to eat, and the meal was really tasty), very...

Thank Volha K
Devon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2016

On arrival @ 2.30 am a very nice man was there to greet us ( Nicholas ) we were offered drinks and rolls (greatly appreciated) We were taken up to our room (fair few steps up my case was carried for me, and my husband carried his own) The next day we were greeted by the lovely Maria who explained...

Thank hayleemj64
Manos R, Γενικός Διευθυντής at Elpida Village, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words but please copy them to ELPIDA VILLAGE. We are glad you had a good time with us, and we hope to see you again next year. Kind regards

Zevenhoven, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 October 2016

A nice 3 star holiday complex in Istron, a 12 kms south of Agios Nicolaos. Easy to reach through the new road. We had a apartment with 2 stores. Ground floor the living room with a spare bed and a sofa(bed), upstairs bedroom and a bathroom. Plenty of hot water for showering. Beds ok, cleaning and new towels every day....

2Thank Willem D
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We walked to Voulisma beach from here it's not as hilly as I expected. Path is steep up to reception but they came down and fetched our suitcases. There is a free shuttle bus to Voulisma 10am 1pm 3pm. Fantastic views from our room and plenty space. Food was mass catering style but perfectly adequate. Entertainment provided by a Polish...

Thank Amlocks
Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We arrived late and the place was quiet but we were greeted by the man on reception and he was friendly and gave us a bigger room which we were delighted at, he offered us drink and rolls which was lovely, room was very nice , the shower could have been more powerful but the room was cleaned daily and...

Thank lisa N
Reviewed 8 September 2016

A small hotel with stunning view. I think all rooms got a sea view, which was amazing, you could see it also while you're having dinner or chilling by the pool. We got also Wi-fi access in the room (not the fastest one) despite the fact you should paid extra for it. Animation team was great, but they made animation...

Thank Melánie P
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 September 2016

From the moment we arrived (at about midnight-we were met by a man who took our bags up to the hotel) we were treated so well.We had been made rolls and were given drinks in a lovely reception room. Our room was perfect overlooking a beautiful bay with a balcony-we had room 80.Food can be a problem for us as...

Thank Earleyfamily
Reviewed 29 August 2016

After 4 days at Elpida Village, I can ensure you that I enjoyed every minute of it. The simple-at-first glance but well-detailed environment with excellent view, at the ocean and the Cretan mountains at the same time, can relax the eye and the mind. Nice cocktails, good food and pleasant service made my stay here exactly as I wanted it...

Thank Kostas K

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Elpida Village is situated at the Istron area of Kalo Chorio only 10 Km from the picturesque Town of Agios Nicolaos with the famous bottomless Voulismeni lake. This low-rise village style resort is placed on the slopes of a wonderful hill with a breathtaking view of the Mirabello Bay. It is built in traditional Cretan style with extensive use of local stones and wood. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Elpida Village

Address: PO Box 26 | Kalo Horio, Istron, Crete 721 00, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Lasithi Prefecture > Istron
Price Range: $50 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Elpida Village 4*
Number of rooms: 120
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“if you go to bed early (before 23 pm), avoid #301.if you gonna party,then ask for #301: you'll enjoy night animation from a spacious terrace”
volhak2014, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“a room with a view”
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willemd893, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I would ask for rooms on ground floor as many many steps and rooms on many levels, we stayed in room 60”
  • View from pool area
400lisan, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Try and get a view of the bay-it is stunning”
Earleyfamily, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Spend a little more for a Superior Double”
262sueh, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
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