Velani Country Hotel - Crete

Sun and Riding

5 star rating   3 May 2024

Guy who has been on 3 In The Saddle rides. Fantastic experience, hopefully to be repeated. | Being a relatively new rider compared to some, it was an experience to suddenly be cantering over quite hard, shailly trails. In this case it might be worth suggesting protective eyewear to prevent any injuries occurring from stones being kicked up. After that concern all the rides were excellent in different ways. A slightly better description of the terrain might also be appropriate, as one ride included a 20 min walk on a steep downhill leading the horses, it was unsafe to ride down! Again, wearing normal riding boots for this wasn’t the best, especially when you notice your guide is wearing walking boots.

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?

I’m sure we received an upgraded room!! Fantastic views, very spacious, clean, jacuzzi bath, and even a sauna. Comfortable beds. The only negative was having to ask for basics like milk and tea/coffee to be replaced. Every other hotel I’ve stayed at, these are replaced as the room is cleaned….

All the staff were all excellent, the food was fantastic and kept on coming.

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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Do you have any other feedback for us?

Nothing specific, just the 2 items pointed out in the previous notes for this holiday