From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome, we had 3 rooms and were lucky to receive and upgrade to a suite with a sea view. This family run hotel pays attention to detail throughout, the staff are all fabulous, it was so lovely to come to breakfast and be greeted so warmly every morning and whenever we saw anyone. The food at breakfast was great and all the meals we had were fantastic, other members of our family came over from their hotel and loved the place, we are all hoping to stay when we come back again. Our family meal for 9 was great. Thank you for a wonderful stay in Crete.
The location, staff, food. Everything in one word - AMAZING. This is a family run business and they pay so much attention to details! Every dish is made with a lot of love, rooms are clean (sheets and towels changed daily). The sound of the waves wakes you up in the morning. What else could you ask for?
Great value for money. It’s located not far from the main road and just a few meters from the beach. The stuff we’re very kind and helpful. The room has just what you need for you to feel comfortable. If you want to go and visit Heraklion it’s only a few minutes from the location. Very nice view of sea and hills
We had a birthday party with 25 guests to celebrate my girlfriend’s 50th birthday. In one word the services provided were excellent and food quality was excellent fresh. Personnel was running and giving great service, not an empty glass could be seen. The dessert and extras like raki and limoncello were abundant and nobody could ever complain. Presentation of food but definitely the quality is extremely good. Go there and enjoy the beautiful Cretan hospitality for a quite low price!!
Our room was very clean with a view in the cretan sea! Also the food was very tasty. Everyone was very polite! in the evening we take our beer at the restaurant with live music. Everything was perfectThank you!
We did not stay here but we have done so in previous years and it was exceptional. Today we just came for lunch so this comment relates only to this experience. My low score is due to the lack of Covid19 hygiene amongst staff. Masks worn permanently around the chin, inside or outside, whilst serving customers is not acceptable at present. I wear my mask when inside the restaurant to protect you and your livelihoods. Why do you care so little about yourselves, your fellow citizens or your customers?
Nice little hotel with extra friendly hotel staff. Restaurants is also frequently visited by locals which is always a good sign for quality and service. Sunbeds are free for use as long as you purchase your drinks from them. We checked the complete beach and there is no better spot than this!
The terrase is on the beach.The food is very tasty,the orders are brought quickly,the staff is very,very nice.We did not expect to find such good service away from the city.We would definitely come back for the lovely beach and restaurant
We had a great time at Yianna Caravel! The room was spacious and spotless clean. We loved the huge balcony with two sunbeds, chairs and a table! Even though we arrived late at night we were warmly welcomed. The staff carried our luggage to the room and kindly offered us a welcome drink at the bar which we gratefully accepted after a long day of travel. The breakfast buffet has a lot to offer. Omelette and pancakes are freshly made upon request; Varieties of fruits and vegetables, cheese and meat, home made jams and spreads are offered; the pastries and cakes are delicious! The beach area is just wonderful! The sunbeds are super comfy, the beach is clean and you can order drinks and snacks right from your sunbed. Paradise! The service staff at the restaurant is attentive, kind and professional. We loved the food! We recommend the fish dishes which tasted exceptionally good. As in a other review is mentioned I would also prefer if the cut potato wedges which are served with the grill platters were home made. However I understand that especially for the snack plates on the beach menu which are about 4 to 6 € it‘s easier and faster to use a convenience product. Maybe it’s possible to change at least the cut potato wedges at lunch and dinner to home made. This is just an advise as I noticed that the hotel always tries improve their service. In general we had the best beach holiday ever! We got good value for the money we spent and the atmosphere at this hotel is just amazingly positive and welcoming. Normally we try to avoid to stay at the same hotel more than once because we love to discover new places but the chance of coming back to Yianna Caravel is more than high! …
We had a great and memorable stay at Yianna Caravel. The rooms are bright and clean and the balcony had tables and chairs, and also lounger seats fo look at the beautiful views of the beach and the nature reserve to the west of us. The food is wonderful. We loved the healthy and Cretan food choices given in the breakfast buffet, particularly the home-made halva. Dinner was amazing every night, particularly the fish dishes. We loved the grilled bream. It was easy to catch the bus to Heraklion and the bus stop was close. Staff were helpful and kind.