Elounda Ilion Hotel, Crete
★ ★ ★ ★
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A well presented family-run property with a stylish mix of contemporary and traditional features and a welcoming feel. Guests can enjoy enchanting views across the Gulf of Elounda from several areas, including the spacious terraces. The accommodation blocks in front of the main building have good views and more character than those at the rear.
The pool area and snack bar are particularly attractive. Suitable for families and couples who appreciate a more intimate 4-star hotel with a relaxed atmosphere, in a quiet part of the resort.
Various accommodation blocks, painted bright white, some with archways and local stonework. All balconies are generously sized with either metal railings or concrete frontages.
Property type: Hotel
Balcony/Terrace: Some rooms
All internal areas are traditionally styled, in bright white with stone walls, including the bar and reception desk. The split level lobby on the ground floor has a compact reception and appealing bar with high backed leather bar stools on the upper level leading to a wooden terrace with wicker furnishings.
The lobby has a mix of leather and upholstered seating, with homely touches including a stone built fireplace and nearby meeting room for film shows in the evenings.
The restaurant is bright and airy with modern furnishings, a traditional serving area and a terrace overlooking the pool with sea views.
Mature gardens, rich in varying types of greenery and flowers surround all areas. The pool area has wooden decking with ornate white and blue sofas, along with matching sunbeds and parasols and a further seating terrace nearby.
Pool entry is by both metal steps and gradual walk-in. Unusually the children’s pool is in a raised position.
The stone built pool bar features white wicker seating to the front and under a wooden terrace which also houses the pool and table tennis tables. To the rear of the complex are tennis courts and a children’s playground with a sanded floor and shaded seating area.
Area Type: Elounda Ilion Hotel is in an elevated position, 300 metres from the main road where a bus stop is located with a regular service to Elounda, 2km away. Surrounded by agricultural land and luxury low-level hotels. A mini market and rocky cove are located 200 metres from the property. A sandy beach and selection of restaurants, shops and bars can be found in the centre of Elounda.
Nearest beach: 2km (Elounda)
- Poolside bar
- Main Bar
- A la carte restaurant
- Children’s pool/section
- Public facilities
- Children’s playground
- Evening entertainment
- Indoor games
- Internet terminal(s)
- Tennis courts
- WiFi Access
- In-room facilities
- Air conditioning
- TV (English language)