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Elounda Bay Palace

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Elounda Bay, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
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Ranked #16 of 39 hotels in Elounda
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014
25_03_2014 Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

The Elounda Bay Palace has an ideal location for all holiday makers from small children to the Elderly. Stiing beautifully just a stones throw from Mirabello Bay and just a short walk south of Elounda Village. The views are to die for!! and you become mezmurized by the Creten Mountains on the horizon and is only a 15 minute walk... More

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Set on a beautiful blue-sea bay about a 1km walk out of the main resort of Elounda, which is small and slightly down-market. There were few other Brits at this hotel- mostly Russians, so British children looking for holiday friends may be disappointed. When I go to a hotel at this level I expect even the basic rooms to be... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Great location, chic with high quality furnishings, excellent choice and quality of food for half-board. Invariably smiling and attentive staff. Two attractive sandy beaches with good bar/restaurants beside them. Bonus of use of grounds and facilities of adjoining sister hotel Elounda Beach. Together this gives acres of lovely grounds, a choice of 4 beaches and numerous restaurants. Only a ten... More

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ManagementCrete, General Manager at Elounda Bay Palace, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Elounda Bay Palace hotel. Our unique location being secluded in our own bay and on the outskirts of the village of Elounda, is an enviable position. Together with our sister hotel the Elounda Beach we command over 1000m of waterfront and acres of mature Mediterranean gardens providing a... More

tlv
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

we've been to many luxurios hotels for summer and winter, but this magnificent hotel run by Mr. Manolis is the best we've been to in many years. we got the most beautiful suite, nothing was missing,everything has been thought about, the food was deliciaus , the cleanliness , the pool the beach and the top of evertything a welcoming stuff... More

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ManagementCrete, General Manager at Elounda Bay Palace, responded to this review

It is a pleasure to read that you so enjoyed your stay with us at the Elounda Bay Palace hotel and we would like to thank you for sharing this with the readers of the Trip Advisor website. The only good part about leaving the Elounda Bay Palace is that you can be assured that you will always be welcomed... More

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We spent a week at the end of September and found the whole experience exceeded our expectations. This was helped by being upgraded to a bungalow with private pool which allowed us to completely chill out in temperatures reaching 30 degrees. The food at the hotel was excellent and the location was dramatic with mountains all around us. It was... More

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ManagementCrete, General Manager at Elounda Bay Palace, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review on the Trip Advisor website. We are delighted that you enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere of the Elounda Bay Palace. Our staff works hard to provide the kind of ambiance where our guests can unwind from the first day. The chefs in the restaurants create a wide variety of dishes to suit all tastes. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Lovely hotel fantastic staff our only gripe is the evening buffet was not good and in our last week the hotel was closing down !!do not go in the final week !! now for the good points our room was lovely we had a garden room which was lovely the maids were brilliant we even got a little present from... More

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ManagementCrete, General Manager at Elounda Bay Palace, responded to this review

We regret if you found the last week at the hotel lacking in any way as with the facilities of both the Elounda Beach, as well as the Elounda Bay Palace, for you to choose from the range of venues and activities, are very varied. Our loyal staff is always on hand with their own special brand of Cretan hospitality... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We stayed for a week end of Sept early Oct and were very impressed with Elounda Bay Palace. Prior to our departure from UK we very nearly cancelled this accommodation due to the incredibly negative reviews on this site. We decided to upgrade our original garden view to a sea view room and this proved a wise decision as the... More

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ManagementCrete, General Manager at Elounda Bay Palace, responded to this review

Thank you for writing this review on Trip Advisor. Unfortunately so many people are swayed by one of two poor reviews and it is always those few that the holiday did not live up to their expectations that unfailingly write on this site. However as you discovered the majority of our guests have a wonderful holiday and we are proud... More

York, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Elounda Bay Hotel in September 2013 for 7 nights, half board. We actually tried to book into the Aquila Hotel a couple of miles away where we had friends staying but they were fully booked. Which, turned out to be much more to our advantage! We got to check out both hotels, and... More

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ManagementCrete, General Manager at Elounda Bay Palace, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay at the Elounda Bay Palace. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and were able to compare the Cretan style hospitality offered by our hotel with other hotels in the area. As the hotel is set in mature Mediterranean gardens and you are invited to use... More

Monmouth
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Ourprevious review of this hotel was in the early days of their trial association with Robinsons and was very unfavourable in respect of how this association had changed the hotel ambience compared with earlier visits we had enjoyed, e.g. loud music late into the night, entertainment staff reminiscent of a third rate holiday camp. Because of this we decided with... More

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ManagementCrete, General Manager at Elounda Bay Palace, responded to this review

It is with pleasure that we read that you remained loyal to the Elounda Bay Palace for your annual holidays. Thank you for your review informing us all of the wonderful relaxing holiday that you were able to enjoy again with us this year. We are delighted that we have been able to provide once again the Cretan paradise that... More

Bromley, UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We are really puzzled by the negative reviews of our favourite September escape - is there maybe a hotel with a similar name which these people have visited? The Elounda Bay Palace has, for us, everything needed for a fantastic holiday. We have stayed at this hotel for many years now and have never returned home without pleasant memories. The... More

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ManagementCrete, General Manager at Elounda Bay Palace, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your holiday experiences with the readers of the Trip Advisor website. The opinions and suggestions of our loyal guests who return year after year are an important asset to us in assisting us to improve and change the hotel and its services to provide the holiday experience that our guests come to expect. We have the... More

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Additional Information about Elounda Bay Palace

Also Known As:
Elounda Bay Palace Hotel Elounda
Elounda Bay Palace Hotel
Bay Palace Hotel Elounda
Elounda Bay
Elounda Bay Palace Crete
Address: Elounda Bay, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Lassithi Prefecture > Elounda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Elounda
#8 Luxury Hotel in Elounda
#11 Romantic Hotel in Elounda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Elounda Bay Palace 5*
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