Veláni Country Hotel - Crete

Sun and Riding

5 star rating   15 April 2019

Lucy (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Brilliant holiday, lovely riding centre | The horses were a joy, well looked after with good tack and very forward going on quite challenging terrain. The rides were varied and interesting, with the only issue being that the location dictated either steep up or down hills on very rocky tracks at the beginning and end of every ride which did slow things down a bit on a 2 hour ride.

They matched us up well with our horses and we all rode a few different horses which was good. Our abilities and likes were quickly assessed and accomadated.

The Riding

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The Accommodation

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The food was AMAZING and definitely the highlight of our holiday. It was wonderful that we didn't have to order - and a real treat to see what was brought out to us and try new things. The drinks were great and not expensive and the hosts were brilliant as were all the staff at the hotel. The rooms were comfortable (but not luxurious) and the views were amazing.

We did wish that the pool had been heated which would have made things perfect as it was too cold to actually go in, and we have planned on swimming in the mornings which wasn't possible. Luckily we did have a car to go out and about, without which I think we would have got a little bored by the end of the week as velani is so isolated and with only 2 hours of riding and no pool we did need more things to fill our days.

Overall a wonderful holiday and so many memories made.

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