Veláni Country Hotel - Crete

Sun and Riding

5 star rating   4 August 2019

Kim (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Sunny Rides | Their riding tack was not at the top, the saddle I rode with was cracked. However, their bridles were fine enough. It's of course also limited how good quality you can get when you have many horses.
But they all had their own saddle and bridles, however, the numnahs however were used mixed between the horses.
The riding was fantastic, quiet and calm, and once the guide got a sense of where you were, in terms of experience, after a day or two, more cantering and trotting also was offered. But otherwise it all went very calm, you got to experience a lot of beautiful scenery.

The Riding

How well were you matched with the right horse for your ability?
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How would you rate the variety of riding, pace or terrain?
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How would you rate the overall standard of the horses, tack and stables?
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The Accommodation

How would you rate your room(s) for comfort and facilities?
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How would you rate the standard of the food?
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Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

The room had a great view, and the aircon was comfortable and not excessive. We had lovely beds, and a large bathroom with both bath and shower. However, the floor could get wet as the edge of the shower was not that great, but it didn't matter. We had cleaning every day and they emptied the trash cans and provided new towels, and made the bed. Really delicious! We also had a fridge so you could have something nice to drink or something. We also had kettles so you could make a coffee or tea if you wanted.
Their food was absolutely amazing! It tasted so good and you certainly didn't go to bed hungry! We had food included, and you could choose from everything on the menu card so you weren't limited as you might risk. The staff were super sweet, and did all to make sure that everything was good.
However, you have to rent a car if you want to go somewhere, as it is in the mountains, so you are not near tourist attractions.

Before Your Holiday

Did you have all of the information you needed to:

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?

Everything was completely well organized, and Rid & Rejs made sure you got all the information, and if in doubt, they were just a phone call away.

Do you have any other feedback for us?

Super nice place to go and non riders can also join, there is room to relax and the view is absolutely amazing!!