22 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Great to return to Manos!
"We were here in 2010 and enjoyed it so much that we tried (unsuccessfully)to return in 2011. However we made it in 2012 and were greeted like long lost friends. The apartments are basic but there is everything you need for self-catering and everywhere is kept very clean. Larraine, the manager, is very helpful and the bar staff delightful. We will be going back there again in 2013."
- Travel date: 18th October 2012
Not as advertised
"Saw these apartments on Thomson website, looked lovely. Booked and went last September. What a disappointment, nothing like in the photos, buildings all around and still being built. Would never have booked if recent photos were on the website, don't know how Thomson's get away with it. You have been warned, NOTHING like the pics "
- Travel date: 9th May 2012
"my wife and i have just returned from two weeks at Manos appartments and had a wonderful time. the staff all make you feel special in particular Leo the bar manager he is a wonderful man Elounda is a fantastic resort with many great tavernas and bars, the people are great and the scenery is superb. Spinalonga is well worth visiting. we will book up at Manos for next year, a special place"
- Travel date: 2nd June 2009
"I have been to Elounda twenty times in the last 3 years and we love the place. The last time we were there we stayed at the Manos Apartments which has everything you need , we stayed at the quiet apartments at the front and they had secure roller shutters so you really felt safe. The beach is right in front of the apartment or you can use the pool which is very clean and the food and drink at the poolside is always very nice.If You wantto go to a tradional greek fishing village and you want a relaxing holiday this is the perfect place. "
- Travel date: 8th February 2009
This was our third visit to the Manos ap...
"This was our third visit to the Manos apartments and they get better everytime we go, The bar staff are great and really make your holiday one to remember. Special thanks to Leo (the 47 year old scotish man hehehehehe!). The apartments are very clean and tidy and the service is great, prices are also very reasonable at the pool bar. Elounda is a great place to visit, we had not visited for over four years, but everyone remembered the family as we walked past the bars and shop, which we thought was great!!!!! I would fully recommend the Manos apartments to anyone as they are very freindly and welcoming. Thanks to all the staff at the Manos apartments and the pool bar for making our holiday so wonderful "again"."
- Travel date: 15th June 2008
Manos Apartments Elounda Crete - Fantast...
"Manos Apartments Elounda Crete - Fantastic Apartments had a lovely position right by the Seafront and Harbour. Five minute walk to several taverns and supermarkets. Hired a car with Elounda Travel by the Harbour very cheap and very reliable. We had apartment no 1 which was right by the pool and had two bedrooms best apartment as far as we are concerned. Food at the pool bar was very good and reasonable price. A greek night is held at the apartments every Sunday. If you want a lovely apartment by the sea with views of the mountains behind you and a five minute walk to the harbour then you cannot go wrong with the Manos Apartments. "
- Travel date: 31st May 2008
just got back from manos on tuesday 27 2...
"just got back from manos on tuesday 27 2008 .had a very brillant holiday ,weather brillant hotal the best , had lots of fun went on the happy happy train twice which is run by leo and his friend ,leo also works in manos apt behind the bar at night ,the best place to eat out is porto rino we eat out five nights its a family ran business very friendly ,their is lots of places to see if you have the time ,or you can just lay on the beach all day and relax best holiday i have had ever ,going back next year for sure ,"
- Travel date: 28th May 2008
I am a 15, I went on holiday with an old...
"I am a 15, I went on holiday with an older brother and my parents. We all really enjoyed it, the pool isn't big but its enuf to have a cool down in and a swim. The staff at the bar during the day were friendly sometimes but they had there days when they were moody, but I have to say the barman of the night Ian is wicked, he was never moody and was friendly with everyone. I really enjoyed staying at the bar thanks to him, so thanks Ian. I'd recommend this holiday more to older people then family's because there weren't really many teenagers there, but it was still fun. Our regular restaurant for the2 weeks was Makris which was near the end of the square, it doesn't look that nice but the food is delicious. The best place to go to play pool, watch the football and if you want to go on a computer is a pub called Babell, they're really friendly in there."
- Travel date: 29th October 2007
We have just returned from Manos apartme...
"We have just returned from Manos apartments, what a wonderful time we had. The apartments were very clean, spotless in fact, due to the very hard work, of Caroline & Lorraine, the resort manager, who was always on hand, for any problems, that may arise. We had a great time at the Greek night on the complex. The pool bar staff were always friendly & helpful, so a great big thank you for making our holiday so special to all the staff at Manos apartments."
- Travel date: 31st May 2007
Myself and the family have just arrived ...
"Myself and the family have just arrived back from 2 weeks in Elounda, staying at the Manos apartments. Elounda is a very pretty and friendly place, with all the amenities you would require from a self catering holiday. The locals are the nicest people you could wish to meet and always have a smile or wave for you, we all learned to say "good morning", "thank you", and "you're welcome" in Greek within days of getting there, Elounda made us feel so welcome and safe. The food and drinks available are of high standard and reasonably priced throughout the village, but we found Poulis to be the best with service and quality. I would recommend car hire at some point if traveling with a family as Elounda can get a little small after a week or so, but does make an equally great base for exploring further afield. Manos Apartments are a little on the basic and small side but are very clean and tidy, the small pool can get crowded at times but with the beach just a few metres away it isnât a problem. The beach itself always had plenty of space and was clean with few rocks, very family friendly-my 2 year old son had a whale of a time. You can hire sun beds and umbrellas for 2 euros each for the day and with the changing areas and beach showers there was never the problem of getting sand all over the apartment on your return. Overall we had a good holiday and I would certainly recommend, Manos and Elounda for anyone wishing to experience Greece how it "should be", or as the local English ex-pats put it..."the people here are more Greek then the Greeks themselves". Thanks to everyone at Eden, Poulis, Manos, Babel and all the locals for making our holiday-you guys are great."
- Travel date: 26th October 2006
Ok, but could be cleaner
"Elounda is a lovely place and I would thoroughly recommend it to those wanting a reasonably sized resort with lots of lovely tavernas (and no tacky clubs/bars.) However I was disappointed with the Manos Apartments, my main gripe being that they weren't very clean. They were supposed to be cleaned 5 times a week but ours was cleaned 3. Also, there was rubbish/dust under the beds when we got there, and when the cleaner did come in, she barely cleaned the floors. For the price I paid (more than for other Greek holidays with similar, if not better, apartments) I expected more. They are well located within the resort (but just on the edge so nice and quiet) and the bar staff were friendly. Pool is open to the public however we had no problems getting sunbeds. I imagine it might not be the same story in high season."
- Travel date: 27th September 2006
"Comfortable, clean accomodation. Staff friendly & contributed greatly to a relaxed atmosphere. Thanks to them all. Elounda is perfect for those who want a quieter holiday with no discos etc & the associated problems. Very picturescue scenery. A great place to chill out but still plenty to do. Highly recommended. The Nixon family. Northern Ireland."
- Travel date: 20th August 2006
Top traveller tips for Manos Apartments
"The Eloundi by the sea is very nice and the views are to die for ! theres lots of good restaurants"