Veláni Country Hotel - Crete

Experience Level

Sun and Riding

5 star rating   30 October 2019

The terrain was harder than I expected but the horses were obviously used to it.

Ideally it would have been nice to ride at the beach. (Claire from In The Saddle comments the hotel is too far from the sea to offer beach rides on the centre based option but on the Lassithi trek there is the opportunity to swim with your horse at the beach but it is too stony for riding on)


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 bedrooms were very comfortable.
The dining area was also lovely with the balcony area.
The only other addition which would have been good was a lounge or bar area to sit in before or after meals.
The swimming pool was lovely as was the food.


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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Do you have any other feedback for us?

The owners and staff were all delightful- very friendly but still professional.