Velani Country Hotel - Crete

Sun and Riding

5 star rating   8 October 2022

Elisabeth who has been on 20 In The Saddle rides. Beautiful location and excellent service | The riding took place in small hill/mountain/field roads, with gravel or concrete or asphalt surface. Most of the riding was upwards or downwards with beautiful views and with short and some longer canters in the more relative smooth upward parts with gravel ground. The selection of horses is varied and will fit the unexperienced and the experienced rider. I got to ride 3 different horses and was very pleased with 2 of them. We were riding in one line with the same order within the same day. It was therefor a nice experience to change the horses some days to also get another place in the order, being in the back and also being in the front. It was difficult, some times, to get the information given by the guide when riding in the back. The guides were very helpful and nice in all respect.

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?
4 star rating
How would you rate the overall standard of the horses, tack and stables?
4 star rating

The Accommodation

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5 star rating
How would you rate the standard of the food?
5 star rating

Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

This is probably the best accommodation and food I have experienced with riding holiday with In the Saddle. Fantastic location on the hillside of mighty mountains. Beautiful hotel area with a lot of classy details. Bedrooms were splendid and the food was just gorgeous, so I can understand the local Cretan people wisiting/dining this place during weekends because their location, service, view and very good food.

Before Your Holiday

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Plan and prepare for your holiday?
5 star rating
Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
5 star rating

How could we improve the quality of pre-holiday information that we send?

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

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Do you have any other feedback for us?

It is highly appreciated to see that In the Saddle have some of this good riding locations in their offer that have a nice price and not too expensive. Thanks !!
[Becky from In The Saddle replies: Thank you so much for your feedback and it's great to hear you enjoyed your holiday to Crete.]