Veláni Country Hotel - Crete

Sun and Riding

5 star rating   10 October 2019

Ruth (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Great to be able to learn to ride in such beautiful surroundings. | I was a complete beginner and so had one to one lessons with Fleur at Velani. She was great, very patient and encouraging and I made good progress in the week. Unfortunately I fell off the horse on my last day when out on a trek and so arrived home somewhat battered and bruised. In hindsight I suspect the horse I was riding on the trek was not good enough with other horses for me, as a beginner, to be able to control. Despite this, I really enjoyed the holiday and would like to continue riding back home, when I have recovered.

The Riding

How well were you matched with the right horse for your ability?
4 star rating
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?
5 star rating

Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

The room was lovely, well situated and with great views. Only small comment is that we were there for 9 nights and only had our bedding changed once.

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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