Velani Country Hotel - Crete

Sun and Riding

5 star rating   24 April 2023

Sally who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. A wonderful riding oasis in the Crete mountains | I think the riding experience exceeded my expectations, the main reason being the spectacular countryside. I hadn't expected us to climb so high and each ride managed to have it's own identity. I loved my horse, truly Spanish and fun to ride. I also liked that we were a smaller group, between 4 and 6 people. It was a good group dynamic.


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 accommodation was extremely comfortable. Individual rooms were well designed and attractive, and often with lovely outside private space. The restaurant had a lovely terrace to eat outside with great far reaching views, and the pool and surrounding area was very pretty. The food was delicious, a real bonus. Lots of fresh ingredients and some surprise dishes.


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?

Don't think you could, it's very thorough.


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

Similarly it was all very smooth.


Do you have any other feedback for us?

Lois was a great holiday companion!