White Olive Elite Rethymno
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White Olive Elite Rethymno

EO Rethimnou Irakliou, Sfakaki, Crete 74100 Greece
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4.0
#6 of 9 hotels in Sfakaki
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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White Olive Elite Rethymno is a 5-star hotel located at a beautiful sandy beach in the town of Sfakaki on the island of Crete. The facility was completely modernised in the 2020/2021 winter season. We have created a luxurious complex that guarantees a comfortable stay, blissful relaxation and quality service. The architecture, amenities and perfect location make White Olive Elite Rethymno a perfect place for a Greek holiday. The hotel offers two swimming pools, a lobby bar, and two restaurants: all-inclusive and à la carte.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Beach
Game room
Kids stay free
Parking
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Video game console
Children's playground
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Greek, Polish

Location

EO Rethimnou Irakliou, Sfakaki, Crete 74100 Greece
Name/address in local language
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Kim G wrote a review Jul 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is very clean and has extremely comfortable beds and pillows, clean towels issued daily and you can get clean beach towels daily for 10 euros deposit. The hotel is in a quite area, close by are a supermarket , 2-3 tavernas and car hire and tourist trips can be booked at the car hire centre. A coffee snack bar and a restaurant. You can catch a bus from the bus stop (10 minute walk) to Rethymon or Heraklion.
If you turn left out of the hotel and walk down the road for 5 minutes you will come to a car hire centre, you can book tourist trips from here. We went on a day trip to Chania and a second trip we took to Elafonisi beach, this took us up into the mountains and to a beautiful beach.
Plenty of food to select from and always a special personal service. Michael and his team of staff in the dinning Hall were so friendly and accommodating. Michael greeted us each night and made sure that everything was ok
During the evenings there is an outside bar and terrace where you can sit and watch the sunset. Bar closes around 11pm and most people are in bed around 11.30pm. Once a week there is a live DJ until 11.00pm.
The sea is very warm and has a sand bank after a few metres , waves can be choppy some days but mostly calm seas.
The bar is by the beach and the bar staff were very friendly and helpful, supplying us with Raki and wine. You can also get fruit, pizza and cake from the bar during the day time. Sun beds are comfortable and free on the beach.
Whilst on holiday , we had a knock on the door one morning and a lady arrived with a birthday cake , bowl of fruit and a bottle of wine for my husband's birthday and a lovely birthday card from Christos (Hotel Manager). This was a lovely unexpected surprise for my husband and myself.
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Date of stay: July 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from White Olive Hotels, Sales at White Olive Elite Rethymno
Responded 25 Jul 2023
Dear kimgO8252IH, we are very happy to receive this great review from you and thank you for your positive feedback about the hotel service, our team, tasty dishes and cleanliness. It gives us immense pleasure to learn that the entire team was able to make your stay enjoyable. Your satisfaction is the best reward for us. We are looking forward to see you again :) Regards, Team White Olive Hotels
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Irini M wrote a review Jun 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I visit White Olive Elite Rethymno and it was my best choice ever had.The location was next to the beach with parking place,swimming pools and all inclusive Bar with well done cocktails. The staff was kind and smiling. The rooms were well designed and I had a sea view room.I defendly suggest it also for couples and families. The covid procedure were very good as we wear gloves and mask when we have our self service in the restaurant and bar.we visit many places as Elafonisi beach and Balos Blue lagoon. I will come back!!!🤩🤩🤩
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from White Olive Hotels, Sales at White Olive Elite Rethymno
Responded 29 Jun 2021
Dear IriniM27, thank you for left opinion after stay in our hotel. We are really happy that our service met your all expectations and provided warm friendly experience. See you next time in White Olive Elite Rethymno :) Regards, White Olive Hotels Team
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Mark wrote a review May 2024
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very nice hotel, very friendly staff, for me no five stars because of. 1. Building activities now. 2. There is a shortage of sun beds 3. Do explain guests better how things work, for example room cleaning, you must press the button. Or busride to Rhetymno, 2 euro cost, you can buy tickets by cash only. The walking strip at the outside terrace is not well marked, guests fall. Furthermore photos on website are outdated. But we really enjoyed our. Good rooms, good bed. Restaurant is good, should watch some details like chocolate croissant becomes bad after being kept warm a very long time. Thank you
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Date of stay: May 2024
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from White Olive Hotels, Sales at White Olive Elite Rethymno
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Marcus, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience during your stay at White Olive Elite Rethymno. We highly appreciate your positive feedback about our facilities and services as well as your constructive comments on some aspects that need improvement. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Kind Regards, WOH Team
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Christophe04_87 wrote a review Aug 2021
Fribourg, Switzerland
+1
2.0 of 5 bubbles
For a 5 star hotel there were a lot of things wrong.
Considering the rooms to be cleaned there weren't many people to clean so they had to hurry and they didn't have time to clean well.
The bathroom could be better for a 5 star the shower head is broken.

But if not the employees always smiling the cuisine always varied the restaurant employees always efficient a good beach and pool and beach bar very good.
Negative point is also for transport taxis have fixed prices
And disappointment take longer paths so that we pay more and the buses there are not always.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from White Olive Hotels, Sales at White Olive Elite Rethymno
Responded 25 Aug 2021
Dear Titeuf87, Thank you for sharing your feedback to us. We are very sorry to hear that our hotel service did not meet your all expectations. Please be sure that we will learn from your concerns as we aim to improve our services in order to make all our guests happy. Thank you for appreciate our location, food ans staff. Regards, Team White Olive Hotels
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Justyna M wrote a review Aug 2021
2.0 of 5 bubbles
They don’t respect covid 19 restrictions, people come to restaurant without mask or gloves. Nobody watch It. I were in mexico and nobody come to restaurant without desinfection or temperature measurement every time. Beach is very small and people throw towels to reserwed space very early in the morning.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from White Olive Hotels, Sales at White Olive Elite Rethymno
Responded 25 Aug 2021
Dear Justensnurse, thank you for sharing your opinion after stay in our hotel. We are sorry that we did not meet your all expectations. All comments that we get are significant as we strive to the top level of services. We ensure that we take into consideration your review. Regards, Team White Olive Hotels
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Pandora L wrote a review Sept 2023
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is located in a beautiful spot with gorgeous sea and beach the water is clear an the beach is clean ,

There are a few shops an coffee shops an restaurant not big on night life u would need a taxi into the old town for night life ,

We had a family suit which was spacious and clean . No mini bar or drinks in the room u have to drink at the bar ,

One swimming pool clean an good for kids of all ages . Loads of sun beds beach bar with music and drinks . Small kids room with a few toys entertained the kids after dinner . There’s no night entertainment only a dj on a Tuesday night . So hotel was asleep by midnight . Good if ur looking for a chill time .

The food was lovely not a massive choice but the quality was 10/10 the staff in the restaurant were amazing and friendly , always happy to help and have lovely conversations.

Crete is a beautiful island and definitely needs exploring there’s loads to do and see for all ages . You can rent a car from just two minutes away from the hotel . There is a bus stop also so you can bus into town . Would definitely return .

Thank you to all staff especially Michael an koula in the restaurant, they went completely out of their way for us they made our holiday that bit more special 🩷u will be welcomed with the most beautiful people taking care of u on your stay .
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Date of stay: August 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from White Olive Hotels, Sales at White Olive Elite Rethymno
Responded 14 Sept 2023
Dear pandoral625, thank you for sharing your experiences from our hotel. We are glad that our service met your all expectations and stay left the best memories from Crete :) Thank you for special appreciate our staff, various tasty food, cleanliness and comfortable room. We hope to see you again :) Regards, Team White Olive Hotels
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Traveler wrote a review Sept 2021
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Definitely not 5-star. There are trash cans in front of the hotel entrance that smell bad. Very narrow beach, sunbeds reserved with towels from 6:30 am!
Poor lunch box, no descriptions of dishes at the canteen, no allergen and vegetarian dishes labeled. There is no a la carte restaurant at the hotel, the lobby bar does not work. Small pool surrounded by gravel with a view of the parking lot. The hotel area has practically no plants except 2 palm trees on the beach. There are also no lawns. Empty neighborhood, the biggest attraction is the supermarket. Unfortunately, it is not possible to go for a walk along the beach in any direction. Definitely for people with a car.
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Date of stay: August 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Do not take a room on the street side - it is noisy.
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Response from White Olive Hotels, Sales at White Olive Elite Rethymno
Responded 21 Sept 2021
Dear 34ingak, thank you for opinion. All comments that we get are significant as we strive to the top level of services. We are very sorry to read that we have not met your expectations. We will take into consideration your comments. Regards, Team White Olive Hotels
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Abi M wrote a review May 2024
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Worst hotel I’ve ever stayed in.
The beach is unclean
Construction is noisy and disturbing.
I understand you are reinventing but the amount your renovating should be done when the hotel is closed.
Was very excited to come as I saw such good reviews about the staff but I have to say they aren’t what other reviews are making them out to be.
The restaurant manager is rude and hasn’t said hello once yet says hello to everyone else every night and the other waitresses and waiter are basic.
Although the waiter that does outside breakfast and lunch is fantastic.
The rooms are great very high tech and comfy about the only good thing going for the hotel.
Cleaning is standard.
Food is very repetitive and boring.
Got to say for a 5 star hotel it’s pushing a 3 maybe 3.5 at best
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Date of stay: May 2024
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from White Olive Hotels, Sales at White Olive Elite Rethymno
Responded 10 May 2024
Dear Guest, Thank you for your taking the time to share your experience during your recent stay. We have carefully read your comments and taken your claims under serious consideration and we regret to learn that we didn’t match your expectations. It is not often that we get comments such as and should we were aware of this earlier we would have urged you to contact us directly to discuss all these matters and find the best possible solution for you. We would hope that if you had approached us, we might have resolved your discomfort. Rest assured that guest satisfaction is our main priority, and all our staff members are dedicated to offering the best service. We accept your comments about your overall experience and take your criticism on board with the very best intentions. We sincerely hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back in future and offering you a more satisfactory experience in general. Warm regards, WOH Team
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Neal J wrote a review May 2024
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is no where near a 5* I have been to menu hotels around the world and have been waited on hand and foot, the hotel rates as a 3* at the most. Best thing here is the rooms excellent, the food is nearly the same every night and great for polish and germans, is English and like me a fussy eater don’t bother,
Out by the pool could be better 3 rd day in and the builder moved in making all sorts of noises not impressed as there is nothing in the in the love holiday site or are you told when you arrived shocking
This hotel should be an adults only as there is nothing for kids to do either give a wide berth. Wouldn’t recommend
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Date of stay: May 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: If you have kids don’t bother
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Response from White Olive Hotels, Sales at White Olive Elite Rethymno
Responded 10 May 2024
Dear Guest, Thank you for your taking the time to share your experience during your recent stay. We have carefully read your comments and taken your claims under serious consideration and we regret to learn that we didn’t match your expectations. It is not often that we get comments such as and should we were aware of this earlier we would have urged you to contact us directly to discuss all these matters and find the best possible solution for you. We would hope that if you had approached us, we might have resolved your discomfort. Rest assured that guest satisfaction is our main priority, and all our staff members are dedicated to offering the best service. We accept your comments about your overall experience and take your criticism on board with the very best intentions. We sincerely hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back in future and offering you a more satisfactory experience in general. Warm regards, WOH Team
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Oleksii P wrote a review Jul 2023
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was so amazing time we spent. The hotel is perfect. So kind personnel. We were satisfied with room service. The food was delicious and various. So,I'd like to advise every family to try it out. Weather, outstanding sea and beautiful landscape whith careness of professionals will make your vocation unforgettable.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Just enjoy
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sammysam asked a question Oct 2023
Ravenstone, United Kingdom14 contributions1 helpful vote
Do you cater for gluten free diet please .
Answer from puzzleeurope
Braila, Romania91 contributions15 helpful votes
If you want only to relax is ok. Not for long stay. Quite boring, beach short, food same every day, no entertaiment. Better closer to Rethimnon.
Maria J wrote a tip May 2024
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t believe photos"
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Neal J wrote a tip May 2024
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom5 contributions2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you have kids don’t bother"
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Oleksii P wrote a tip Jul 2023
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just enjoy "
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Aimee wrote a tip Jun 2023
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom12 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t go if you’re young, in a family or want to actually do anything on holiday!! Be careful if you have any allergies or food intolerance"
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Kasia_w_drodze wrote a tip Jun 2023
Bielsko-Biala, Poland19 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Definitely book a room with pool or sea view. There is also good car rental agency very close. It is worth to hire a car and see the island."
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PRICE RANGE
$227 - $520 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Agelia Beach Hotel
LOCATION
GreeceCreteRethymnon PrefectureSfakaki
NUMBER OF ROOMS
105
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Frequently Asked Questions about White Olive Elite Rethymno
Which popular attractions are close to White Olive Elite Rethymno?
Nearby attractions include Church of Ypsosi Timiou Stavrou at Aigaleo (0.6 km) and Topmarket Supermarket (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at White Olive Elite Rethymno?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at White Olive Elite Rethymno?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at White Olive Elite Rethymno?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at White Olive Elite Rethymno?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to White Olive Elite Rethymno?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurant Eleven, Kehagias, and Thalassi Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at White Olive Elite Rethymno?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at White Olive Elite Rethymno?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Polish, and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to White Olive Elite Rethymno?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Venetian Fortezza (10.1 km), Agia Irini Convent (9.7 km), and Minoiko Nekrotafeio Armenon (13.0 km).
Does White Olive Elite Rethymno have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is White Olive Elite Rethymno accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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