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Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa

5.0 of 5 PO Box 38, Elounda, Crete 72 053, Greece
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2007

This hotel was disappointing. We had a private pool and during our stay, in the 2nd week of September, it was teeth chatteringly freezing. The indoor pool in the Spa was also freezing. There were only 2 sets of old fashioned metal steps into the main beachside pool and the most accesible of these was broken so it bounced up... More 

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South Yorkshire
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2007

A great location for a relaxing beach holiday. Facilities were good. The hotel is expensive - both accommodation and food. We had a suite with pool and were lucky with the location - some were near the lift and very overlooked. The restaurants were ok - a little lacking in atmosphere and we found the service quite poor so the... More 

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Providence
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39 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2007

Everything was well maintained and in working order. Quiet and relaxing. A great place to do nothing but soak up the sun. Staff was polite. Breakfast 26$US per person was not included in our rate . We had a car to get around which we liked but they have a shuttle service which I think they charge you for. Overall... More 

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San Diego
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10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2007

It was to be end of a wonderful 2 month summer trip, but extremely disappointed. "Upgraded" from an ocean view room to deluxe suite, but the latter had only views of barb wire and rocks. Asked not to be upgraded and told nothing they could do. Food way overpriced, desk rude, and no one even apologized for the marked disappointments... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2007

I visited the Blue Palace twice, and my first visit (autumn 2005) was perfect, my second visit (spring 2006) was the opposite. - staff are sweet, but gapingly inexperienced and badly trained - the bar staff rise well above this hotel's diabolical service norm. Or perhaps I just drank too much. - bring a range of dictionaries if you want... More 

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south england- Tunbridge Wells
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2007

Our trip was for my Husaband's 40th as a surprise. Long planned so we benefitted from the early bird package - well worth it - breakfast was to die for! free champagne and any type of food you desired - I had smoked salmon and trout, fresh fruit and breads every day. The staff are impeccable and service good -... More 

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Almancil, Portugal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2007

Firstly, we stayed in the grand villa at Blue Palace and it was the best room we have ever stayed in, with 2 pools, luxury in-room entertainment (ipods, ps2s etc.) and fantastic living space, we couldn't fault it. I would like to clear up a few things: 1. The service at this hotel is usually fantastic and the staff were... More 

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Hampshire
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30 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2007

Having booked direct with the hotel after lots of web research and purchased my flights I thought I'd look on tripadvisor - oh no!!! Howverver, the varied reports do not in any way reflect me experience which was excellent. Don't get me wrong, I'm no push-over, I stay in many 5 star hotels around the world at the expense of... More 

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London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2007

I would say to anyone going to this hotel- check and double check they have your reservation. We arrived at the airport with a young baby to find no car waiting for us, and- horror of horrors- no reservation at the hotel. It transpired they thought we were coming two days later, despite having many emails confirming spa treatments/baby equipment... More 

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New Jersey
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2007

After reading very mixed reviews, I was curious to see the Blue Palace for myself. Here are some of our observations that may be helpful to others: 1- This is a large resort. The rooms (250, I believe) are spread out over a hillside. This means taking an elevator to the beach, the spa and certain restaurants. 2-This is not... More 

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Address: PO Box 38, Elounda, Crete 72 053, Greece
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Location: Greece > Crete > Lasithi Prefecture > Elounda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 251
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Also Known As:
Blue Palace Resort And Spa
Blue Palace Hotel Elounda
Blue Palace Resort & Spa
Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa Elounda, Crete
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#3 Top resorts Hotel in Elounda
#4 Spa Hotel in Elounda
#6 Luxury Hotel in Elounda
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Elounda
#7 Romantic Hotel in Elounda
#9 Family Hotel in Elounda

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