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Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa

5.0 of 5 Resort   |   PO Box 38, Elounda, Crete 72 053, Greece
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Ranked #10 of 40 hotels in Elounda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
William60713 San Francisco, California
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I opted to stay at the Blue Palace due to its recent award (top resort of the year by a highly recognized travel magazine). Turns out to be much different than I anticipated. If you're expecting a Four Seasons Maui or any of the Aman resorts type stay ( pampering or luxurious stay), be prepared to manage your expectations. Although... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed there for 6 nights for our honeymoon. We had a lovely time and relaxed. We had booked a bungalow with a private pool. It was really nice but not really private, as the pools are very close together and people can see you in the pool and sunbathing on your terrace. We used it once. The pool by... More

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Solihull, United Kingdom
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been lucky enough to stay in a number of 5* luxury resorts across the world, we expected the Blue Palace to meet expectations but it failed in all areas in our eyes. I am not sure these reviews ever really result in any improvements from the management, but hopefully future guests will appreciate the honest review. The rooms are... More

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a week in this hotel and we had an amazing experience right from the start. The airport pick up service was fantastic!! The driver made a wifi hotspot in the car during the drive down to Elounda which was approximately 45 minutes. The hotel is absolutely beautiful, the sea view bungalow with private pool is a must and a... More

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a really great stay and we wouldn't hesitate to return. What we liked: -Platinum upgrade to pool bungalow was very generous and unexpected in high season. -Amazingly beautiful setting and feeling of being somewhat secluded without actually being very away from restaurants/cafes/etc -Breakfast is generally very good and loved the champagne, though I'd love to have seen more... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to Blue Place, our last time was 6 years ago. The hotel is starting to feel a little tired around the edges, although the views and rooms are of a high standard. The American Breakfast was exceptional. We ate in the Italian Restaurant one evening, we werte not overly impressed with either the quality or... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful places I've been to. Magical blue sea, great service, beautiful pools and rooms\Villas. You can have a little bit of all worlds, small Greek villages' around, great local food, activities for the kids, truly a great place. A must see and be.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed there for 5 nights. While the resort is very spread out, it is easy and comfortable to navigate through walkways, cable car and golf carts. The rooms were modern, quiet and comfortable, each with a balcony facing the Aegean. The staff was very pleasant and helpful. The food was good and the variety was great offering Asian fusion,... More

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed last year and had a fabulous time. We were very excited about our return visit this July and expected it to be as good as the year before. The accommodation was still excellent (we had a junior suite with a heated pool). However, i agree with previous reviewers in that "It is very expensive for what you get"... More

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I traveled from South Florida, USA to Elounda at the beginning of June. The weather was perfect. We rented a car from Heraklion airport and drove to Elounda. It was an easy drive and we would recommend renting a car and driving up into the mountains to explore during your visit. It should be noted that The... More

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Address: PO Box 38, Elounda, Crete 72 053, Greece
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Location: Greece > Crete > Lassithi Prefecture > Elounda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa 5*
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Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa Elounda, Crete

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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#3 On the Beach Hotel in Elounda #3 Top resorts Hotel in Elounda #3 Spa Hotel in Elounda #4 Luxury Hotel in Elounda #7 Romantic Hotel in Elounda #10 Family Hotel in Elounda
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Blue Palace, Resort and Spa is a place of rediscovery. A member of the Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2013, this luxury resort with exceptional charm, architecture and style, is the perfect hideaway to experience island luxury accommodations, authentic cuisine and the breathtaking beauty of a Greek island. Crete is a magical place. Spend a day exploring old villages, wineries and the ancient Palace of Knossos or simply unwind with cocktails under the enchanting arches of the Arsenali Lounge Bar. Get on board the traditional wooden boat “Meraki” which will take you around the coast of Elounda, followed by a BBQ on the remote island of Agios Fokas. Explore the island of Spinalonga with its Venetian, Turkish and Arabic monuments just across from the resort and finish your day with an authentic Greek dinner at Blue Door, the tavern right at water’s edge. ... more   less 
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