Velani Country Hotel - Crete

Sun and Riding

5 star rating   8 October 2022

Liz who has been on 9 In The Saddle rides. Fabulous - again! I’ll be back - again. | I rode the wonderful Mangas who suited me completely. Willing, able and with a great temperament. I also had three lessons on him in the open air ménage - with a great view down to mountain.

I am not able tack up the horses but this was done very willingly for me.

I was on the Sunny Rides programme which proved suitable and fun for an experienced rider of advancing (advanced!) years.

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

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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?

Very comfortable with a great ‘kitchen’ area with coffee machine, kettle and fridge. Modern bed and bedding and a seating area. The only programme in English I found on the TV was the BBC news, but this wasn’t a concern. I would suggest downloading programmes in the UK if this matters to you.

Some storage with drawers would have been useful.

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?

Always excellent

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

None I can think of.

Do you have any other feedback for us?

Just to thank all the staff from the owners to the woman who arranged my bed exactly as I like it, and even found an earring I didn’t know I’d lost. The people really do make the holiday special, including the professional, caring and interesting guides.

And of course the food. Still the best vegetarian, consistently good and varied and soooo plentiful. Thank you Nico for eventually getting me a small enough lunch to allow comfortable riding in the afternoon.

A joy.