Velani Country Hotel - Crete

Sun and Riding

5 star rating   24 April 2022

Paul who has been on 5 In The Saddle rides. Hotel with stable attached | A fairly relaxed week with excellent accommodation and food. Riding is mainly on hard ground - gravel, stone, concrete carved out of the hills. The horses cope with it extremely well but best not to fall off! Really nice guides, very helpful. All the hotel staff were great too.

The Riding

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The Accommodation

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There were some problems with the hot water supply while we were there. They were changing the gas storage tanks while we were there but even after that the supply often ran out.
(IN THE SADDLE: We have discussed this problem with the ride operator. The hotel rooms and water are heated with solar energy and if it is a cloudy day there is a back up system which provides unlimited hot water. Unfortunately for a short time in April the back up system was unavailable but this has now been fully resolved.)

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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