Velani Country Hotel - Crete

Sun and Riding

5 star rating   29 October 2023

Kate (this is their first In The Saddle holiday) Wonderful family riding holiday! | Our instructors were great, very knowledgable and very hard working. They matched our lessons and hacks to our experience which was varied, and were happy to accommodate any requests to switch horses or add on extra lessons or hacks throughout the week.

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

The Accommodation

How would you rate your room(s) for comfort and facilities?
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?

Incredible food (and a lot of it!), rooms were comfortable and had everything we needed, even food on arrival! Great pool, lovely hosts, all in all a fabulous week! No complaints 🙂

Before Your Holiday

Did you have all of the information you needed to:

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?

It was a lovely surprise to receive the welcome pack!

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

No concerns

Do you have any other feedback for us?

We had a really fabulous family holiday in Crete at the Velani Country Hotel & Stables through In the Saddle over Oct half-term 2023. Great riding for all abilities, wonderful food, friendly staff and comfortable accommodation. Just 40mins from the airport and 30mins from the beach so it was great to have the option to split our time between riding and exploring.
This was our first riding holiday as a family but definitely won't be our last! Highly recommend both the Velani Hotel and In the Saddle.