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May 21, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.

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Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Crete in Crete, Greece

A resort of exceptional quality and style, Blue Palace Resort & Spa is the perfect destination for those seeking natural beauty, deluxe accommodations, the finest cuisine and a world-class spa. Terracotta hues and stone walls, mature palm and olive trees, the endless blues of individual pools and the serene waters of the Cretan Pelagos all blend together to create an extraordinary masterpiece. This Luxury Collection property boasts extraordinary guest rooms, suites and private villas - all featuring superior amenities and stunning décor. Envelope yourself in luxurious linens, enjoy the sea views from your private terrace, or retreat to a serene bedroom. This is an oasis of calm and tranquility.

Just three kilometers away from the village of Elounda, Blue Palace Resort & Spa sits opposite the isle of Spinalonga with its medieval fortress. A selection of three bars and five restaurants offers a wide range of exquisite choices ranging from international cuisine, Asian fusion and Italian fare, to traditional Greek specialties and Mediterranean gourmet. Situated right by the beach and extending over 2,000 square meters, The Elounda Spa & Thalassotherapy - a proud recipient of many prestigious awards and accolades - was created to promote relaxation in the most inspiring environment imaginable. Here, treatments combine the effectiveness of thalassotherapy rituals with the calming and pampering approach of a modern world-class spa. To ensure effortless access to the beach level, spa and other facilities, a panoramic lift goes down from the lobby level. Experience a truly magical Greek holiday with timeless style and grace at Blue Palace Resort & Spa.

Location of Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Crete

Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Crete
6 Koumbari Street
72053
Crete, Greece

Nearest Airport: HER

Amenities for Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Crete

  • General Information
  • 251 Guest Rooms
  • Dining
  • Private Dining
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • 5 Restaurants
  • Bar & Lounge
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Beauty Salon
  • Concierge
  • Spa on Property
  • Heliport
  • Fitness Center
  • WiFi
  • Indoor Heated Pool
  • Live Entertainment
  • Boutiques
  • High-Speed Internet Access
  • Tennis Courts
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Outdoor Whirlpool
  • Car Rental
  • Private Whirlpools
  • Outdoor Pools
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Turndown Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Direct Dial Telephones
  • DVD Players
  • Hair Dryers
  • In-Room Safes
  • Mini Bar
  • Satellite Television
  • Private Verandas
  • Flat-Screen Televisions
  • Luxury Linens
  • Pillow Menu
  • Luxury Bath Amenities
  • Radio & CD Players
  • Private Pools
  • Activities
  • Tennis
  • Windsurfing
  • Boat Excursions
  • Business
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Services
  • Family
  • Cribs
  • Kids Club
  • Children's Menus
  • Baby Bath Amenities
  • Children's Bathrobes
  • Interests
  • Beach
  • Family

Reviews for Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Crete

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We travelled last September as a family of 3 (3 year old daughter) & whilst I was pregnant at 6 months. We stayed in a Crete suite with a private heated pool. Room was really well appointed. Really generous with the amenities & had a real Cretan feel. The pool was perfect temperature. The hotel setting is just amazing, with great views of mountains & the sea. The beach is a pebble beach & so not great for children & also was very windy at the time we were there so we spent most of the time in our private pool. What I felt let the hotel down was the price of food for what you get. It is very expensive for what you get. For this reason most people seem to prefer the short walk into plaka (small village) where you can get the same if not better for much more reasonable prices. Breakfast is vast & tasty. No complaints there. Our daughter used the kids club on a few mornings with Maria & loved it, so can highly recommend it. Maria is fabulous. We also hired a car & travelled around for a couple of days which I would really recommend. Also a visit to spinalonga island is a must. Go early to avoid the crowds! And get the boat from plaka.

Hippy_traveller82 - Leeds, United Kingdom


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing views, very good accommodation, some with private pools. Very good restaurants, well trained staff. The water and swimming is fantastic, only the beach is simply OK. Go to the nearby village of Plaka for one of the best lobsters and fish we ever had.

DimitrisTheHague - The Hague, The Netherlands


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

Spent 7 days here in October and loved most aspects of the stay. But considering that this is marketed as a Luxury Collection Resort, it was let down by the little things. No attempt to stop the reserving of the waters edge sun beds- selfish residents simply leave towels to reserve until they finish their late breakfasts and then take up prime spots! Ordering an 'Orange and Soda' on the beach, simple or what. Received a full glass of orange plus a glass with ice and a can of soda. Not seen this before , must be unique to the Luxury Collection. Ordering 2 cappuccino coffees at the Isola Beach bar and repeatedly receiving one full cup and one half cup. Why serve this when it is so obviously incorrect ? Self service in the Olea Restaurant is rather like the rush experienced in a school refectory with so many guests wanting to sit on the terrace, both for breakfast and diner. Food is good but sitting indoors was just not for us and totally lacks the ambiance expectation in a 5 star resort. OK enough of the negatives, most of the staff are very friendly and helpful, especially the front of house team who gave us some amazing restaurants to try and also the lovely lady from housekeeping who looked after our room. Sorry about the negatives but, unless we have a route to feed back to management on site during our stay , this is the only way to give feed back. Elounda itself is a lovely place to stay!

henryhale - cheshire UK


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 months ago

Stunning hotel. Once we got into our room we opened our patio doors and Spinalonga Island was right in front of us...breathtaking. Service was fantastic and very attentive to our needs. Beautiful rooms, good size. Very clean. We had a private pool and it was cleaned every morning before we were up. We were a bit on the corner so our room and pool area was very private. Breakfast was brought to our room and we had it out on our patio with the ocean and Spinalonga right in front, was just amazing. The tram ride up to lobby and dinning was amazing to have. At night after our amazing dinner we sat at the pool area which is just so beautiful and so romantic, with our fantastic drinks and looked out over Elounda which was sparkling in the distance. I loved this hotel and will return.

foodalicious1


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 months ago

If you're SPG Platinum and thinking of staying at the Blue Palace expecting some premium treatment, think again. It seems like you will be treated much better if your tour operator has a good relationship with the hotel, rather than if you have top-tier status with the chain they are supposedly a part of. Those checking in next to us were told "we are pleased to upgrade you" but for us, no sorry, the room type we would upgrade you to because we are part of Starwood is full, and no we won't go one category higher even though the rooms are vacant and being sold on the web site. Hey ho, some you win, some you lose. I declare this up front so you can bear in mind the rest of this review may be coloured by this initial experience! What do you get when you get to your room - yes, the rooms are modern and clean. Bathrooms look relatively recently renovated. Room styles and locations vary widely, check the floor plan carefully when choosing and try and get an exact room. Not many rooms will maintain the sun on your terrace or pool past lunchtime (except perhaps the 7xx block), and the pools in the original part of the hotel (1xx-5xx) are all I believe unheated, so quite bracing. I saw only a couple of people brave a chilly dip the whole time we were there. The infinity pools are separated by low walls and while private to you, do not have any privacy from neighboring units. The "new wing" has heated pools apparently. Rooms nearer the road, restaurants, or funicular, may be overlooked, some badly. I would be quite disappointed if I was paying several hundred euro a night and had funicular users gawping into my pool and room every 3 minutes. Some rooms also overlook the (occasionally noisy, especially if kids are around) upper communal pool and bar area. Some of the "spectacular sea views" are somewhat blocked by buildings in front. Oh, and the description of many rooms as "bungalows" is not true - the Oxford English Dictionary defines a bungalow as a single storey building, and most of what the Blue Palace describe as bungalows are units in two storey buildings. A cleaning cart spent our whole stay parked outside our room. This, while untidy, would have been OK except for the pile of room key cards that I saw on top of it. One day this pile of key cards had a room key from our room added to it, which I had left in the electric switch in the room to keep the power on (charging phones) while we went to breakfast. So, a security problem and a trip to reception later to explain the problem, our room keys were changed for new ones, but still the cart (and the pile of room keys) didn't move for the rest of the week. Breakfast becomes very busy towards the end of the service period, especially if the terrace is out of action due to wind or rain, so if you get there later, expect to queue for a table. To get around the overcrowding problem, there is a "reserved" section at the far end of the terrace for the luxury villa and grand villa guests, but is is particularly far from the buffet... the jet set maybe need more exercise? On the plus side, the buffet itself is expansive, and includes some nice local dishes. While sparkling wine is a pleasant addition, it was not the finest vintage... the rose was slightly better. Other than breakfast we didn't eat in the hotel - as our budget didn't stretch to it - but reviews from others who did were mixed. Prices were universally expensive - e.g. the "Crete night" was 70 euros/head + wine. You can walk 10 mins into Plaka along the road - which has a footpath and is safe - for great food at half of that or less. Tripadvisor has plenty of good reviews of the restaurants. There's also space in the minibar fridge for your own goodies from the mini market in town to keep the bar bill down. There's more compromises too... the funicular to the beach is packed at most hours of the day and night - and the walk up and down, while possible, is badly signed so I don't think we ever managed it more than once in a week of being there. The beach and upper pool terrace can be so windy it's like sunbathing in a hurricane, and there is a chronic problem of sun lounger squatting on the beach - despite signs, nothing is done about it. We saw prime spots on the beachfront reserved with pool towels from when we got down to the beach at 9am with nobody turning up until past lunchtime. We were there out of season, in peak season you will be setting your alarm early to beat the rush... Overall while the place looks lovely in the photos, there's a lot of compromises. Depending on the deal you get from your tour operator this may be worth it, but if you are a Starwood loyalist looking to spend points or your hard-earned cash on a luxury resort break, I'd maybe move on...

LandyLover - London, United Kingdom


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