Domes of Elounda is very conveniently located in Elounda of Crete with lots and lots of things to do, Plaka Village is in a walking distance (1,5 km away), while Elounda is a 5 minutes drive (2,5 km away) and Agios Nikolaos is a 10 minutes ride. All three nearby villages have tavernas and restaurants of excellent quality, bars and coffee shops, souvenir shops and markets too, if you are keen on exploring the neighbor area, stroll and take in the local culture.
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"Lovely resort in a more remote area on Crete"
We stayed here for 2 nights. The villas are very spacious and great for families. The resort itself is huge. Be sure to take some time to go to the pool and the waterfront. It is also conveniently located a bit outside of Elounda (need to drive) and a close walk (~10 min) to the next town where you can take a boat to Spinalonga.
"A luxurious summer break"
We were three families and visited the hotel in August last year and had a great stay. We arrived at the Heraklion airport and got on the van we had booked from the hotel to pick our group of 10 and it was excellent. On arrival drinks were served and staff was very polite and courteous. We got upgraded to the family villas with our own pool which was super and the villas were well equipped and as a special touch a complementary bottle of wine and fruit platter was waiting for us. The common pool area was great and kids really enjoyed however this is the secondary pool of the property located a fair distance away form then main building. It was great for us as our villas were close by but some other guests complained. The way to travel around is by Golf buggies which can be time consuming but staff were quite helpful and did their best. We paid for and hotel organised BBQ and cultural show but that was a bit of a disappointment and we made an early exit even after paying a good sum per head. Overall our experience was very good and cant fault the staff for anything really. Will happily go back again.
"a perfect holiday - luxury accommodation"
we rented an individual bungalow with private pool and this must be on my list of most luxurious places I've stayed. The quality of the fixtures and details are top notch. the bungalow was super spacious for a family of 4. my only regret is not being able to stay longer. the breakfast buffet even accommodate our gluten free needs in both restaurants. I can't wait to go back. Staff was very helpful and accommodating. beach is small but cosy. a great location.
"Fantastic hotel, but the service is such a disappointment"
Fantastic hotel: beautiful suites, incredible view, great surrounding, perfect beach & beach activities, nice pools, delicious food, club car system works great. Only the service has been such a disappointment!! But while the people working in the f&b teams were all very friendly, the service was clearly below our expectations and certainly not acceptable for the price we paid I will try to give some samples:. non availability of the majority of the wine from the wine menu (30% of the wine list was available), also almost no ice cream or only one or two choices if we were lucky at the beach or at the pool, overall beverages missing (no mojito! no pepsi light "because it is sunday sir, we cannot purchase but it today" !!!), tables reservation in theme restaurant not properly managed, breakfast table reserved for a birthday with 8 people but not taken into account, birthday cake brought one hour late after almost everyone left, sunbeds on the beach never available so had to wait or go collect one sunbed after the other one (and it was not peak season!!), waiting time EVERY evening at the main restaurant, once we were asked to wait at the bar, 20min later someone tells us our table is ready, we come but have to wait another 15 min in the entrance because the table is not ready. Again, hotel people are friendly but so unprofessional!! We arrived at midnight, door was closed, no bell to ring. Had to call to get someone to open the door. We arrive with two toddlers sleeping in our arms but the receptionnist goes for a long intro speech. We ask to get asap to our room. Buggy is ready with our luggage. But a bag had been forgotten and left over on the floor in a dark corner! Another example from our last night: at dinner in the main restaurant, we try to order wine (a challenge given the limite choice) and it takes a while because the waiter does even know what is left in the cellar, finally find something, but do not finish the bottle. Ask a waitress whether she can bring it to our room, she says yes of course. Then comes back while we leave the table and says it costs 5€. Wow.... felt quite a shame honestly. Then the F&B manager runs behind us as we leave the restaurant and tells us they will bring it up for free, but we left with the bottle the bottles in our hands, These are some examples of what we experienced. I have raised some of the above issues with Natalia from Customer Service, she apologized a lot and ensured we would get some surprises in our room (fresh fruits, bottle of sparkling wine). While we enjoyed a lot the gesture, it did not change the situation as on the next day, the whole feeling of end of season, hotel is closing started again... We were really sad about this experience as we enjoyed the place, the room, the surrounding a lot but this could not compensate for the service.
"Honeymoon in Greece"
Post wedding in Ireland for a week and a half, 4 flights and no sleep for two days - we showed up to The Domes of Elounda dead and wishing for a couple of days of sleep and relaxation. Natalia greeted us and helped us ease into our luxurious vacation of relaxation. What a great HOSTESS! George showed up to our rooms and we were upgraded to a Villa and a bottle of champagne awaited us to congratulate us on our marriage. Also lovely flowers in the bath and on our bed. Absolutely beautiful. The Villa was AMAZING. I can't even tell you how amazing it really was for two road weary travelers. Food was top notch, service was amazing, friendliest staff ever. Would absolutely come back.
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Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM