About The Hotel
The elegant family-run Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites in Crete has just eighteen pool Villas and fifteen Suites, all with views over the Gulf of Mirabello, and offers the facilities and services of a luxury hotel alongside the comfortable but exclusive ambiance of a private home. Overlooking the beach and just one kilometre from the fishing village of Elounda, the private villas and suites all have sea views and the villas come with their own private pool. Elounda Gulf Villas recently began working with renowned childcare provider Worldwide Kids Company who provide a fantastic kids club and crèche.
The resort’s private beach club is just ten minutes’ drive away via private shuttle and is well equipped with sunbeds, sunshades and towels as well as bar service and water sports. There is a large main pool plus separate children’s pool and a spa offering massages and treatments either in the Elixir Spa Centre or in your private suite or villa. Sailing, motor boat trips and private yacht charters are all available and the concierge service will happily tailor make an itinerary to discover the Cretan coastline, including the nearby island of Spinalonga. The resort can also organise private helicopter rides and excursions in the surrounding area.
Suites are divided into Deluxe Senior Suites and Family Suites, as well as the new Massage Suite with private pool – perhaps a treat for Grandma and Grandad! The Family Suites are up to 120 square metres in size and sleep up to five, with two separate bedrooms and a large living room. The luxury villas have two, three or four bedrooms and come with separate living room and fully equipped kitchen and either private pool or private pool and spa, (with sauna, fully equipped gym room and steam bath).
The main buffet restaurant, Argo, offers international and Greek cuisine with children’s options and themed selections as well as snacks throughout the day; meals can be enjoyed inside or al fresco by the pool. Daphni is a an award winning gourmet sea view restaurant offering Greek and Mediterranean dishes and the bar at the private beach club is ideal for a light lunch. There are regular themed nights with traditional music and dance as well as more casual BBQ evenings. In room and private villa dining is also available on request.
The Cool Creche and Cool Kids Club have been designed by UK childcare specialists, Worldwide Kids Company. In the Creche, qualified, professionally trained staff look after babies aged 4 months to 3 years and the Kids Club offers complimentary and fun childcare for kids aged 3 to 12 years, with three sessions daily. Families are encouraged to pre-book sessions to avoid disappointment. The hotel’s concierge is always available to offer suggestions for tomorrow’s outing or help arrange a reliable babysitter. Transparent fences can be placed around the villa’s private pool for extra safety for babies and toddlers and extra items including cots, baby equipment, kids toiletries, kids DVD library, food menu and personal shopping for nappies or baby food can all be provided on request. The concierge team can even arrange private swimming and tennis lessons for the junior guests.
Cots are available on request.
Babysitting is available and is charges at €20 per hour for 1 child, €25 per hour for 2 children and €30 per hour for 3 children.
The Cool Creche is for babies 4 months to 4 years. Open from 1000 - 1800 daily and is chargeable at a cost is €28 euros per session per child per day and €40 euros for 2 sessions per child per day.
The Kids Club is complimentary for children aged 4 - 11 years and operates 3 sessions daily. Its open 1000 - 1300 and 1400 - 1800
The suites and villas are on a hillside so it's not especially pushchair friendly.
Heraklion airport is just over one hour's drive.
There is a separate children's pool.
Baby bottles, warmers, sterilisers and other equipment are all available on request. The resort's concierge will also arrange for nappy and milk deliveries if required.
Child and infant car seats are available in airport transfers.
J.W stayed November 2016
17 November 2016
The holiday was good in every way. A nice place, good weather, fantastic and very friendly staff, they were
very nice to our son.
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