Veláni Country Hotel - Crete

Sun and Riding

5 star rating   10 May 2019

Scumble who has been on 2 In The Saddle rides. Unforgettable in every way. | I didn't know what to expect!
I knew nothing about Velani or its horses before leaving England but any doubts were dispelled very quickly.
I was given the same kind and foreward going gelding to ride for the whole week that I was at Velani. He was foreward going, sure - footed, well up to the long rides in mountainous terrain and phased by nothing. The saddle was very comfortable.
Having only ridden my own horses for the last 30 odd years I did have a few moments of apprehension before getting on for the first time. My apprehension disappeared within minutes, I felt completely at home on this genuine little horse. Individual attention given to all riders was equal to none. Sabine gave as much consideration to the riders as she gave the well cared for and happy horses. The scenery in the mountains had to be experienced to be believed.

The Riding

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How would you rate the overall standard of the horses, tack and stables?
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The Accommodation

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The room with en suite bathroom was comfortable and clean. The fridge was a godsend, there were clean towels every other day and the glass door of my ground floor room looked straight out through my own little private garden to the mountains beyond.

Before Your Holiday

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Plan and prepare for your holiday?
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Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
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How could we improve the quality of pre-holiday information that we send?

In The Saddle organisation is difficult to fault. I'll work on it!

How could we improve the way we handled your booking and payment?

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Do you have any other feedback for us?

I was sorry to leave Velani and all the warm - hearted people who worked there.