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Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa

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PO Box 38, Elounda, Crete 72 053, Greece
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2009

We went here for our honeymoon and had the most wonderful time! The ROOMS are lovely, the view is breathtaking...even the AMENITIES (i.e. Korres bath products, plush robes, etc) were great!!! And every night, they surprised us with rose petals and chocolates on our bed, in addition to champagne and a chocolate mousse cake on the night of our arrival... More 

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Theodoros, Director General , Blue Palace Resort & Spa at Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you very much for taking the time to send your nice comments about the Blue Palace. We appreciate the fact that young couples are choosing the Blue Palace for their Honeymoon and we go out of our way to create a special atmosphere for them. We are indeed very happy when the memories of the couples are... More 

nw UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2009

I have stayed here many times, and o n my latest stay I had an issue that needed resolving. The staff could not have been more helpful or indeed concerned. The fact that the resort is pristine and feels exclusive go a long way towards making me come back each year, but the biggest draw influence remains the staff who... More 

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Theodoros, Director General , Blue Palace Resort & Spa at Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I fully understand now that the decision to change the way dinner was served was a disastrous one as I keep apologising about it although the rest of the comments about the resort are brillant. Please be informed that we have returned to the prvious way of serving dinner ( A combination 0f Buffet and table Service )... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2009

I wont rattle on - but having stayed here before I, like some others, was dismayed at the fact that the Table d'hote in the Olea restaurant has been scrapped and replaced by a buffet which frankly, does not come up to scratch. Other outlets also have seen a drop in standard. Im now even more concerned to hear from... More 

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Theodoros, Director General , Blue Palace Resort & Spa at Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, As you will see in some of the other replies I have posted in the Trip Advisor, we realised that there was something wrong in the new presentation of the Dinner and therefoe went back to the old system, improving at the same time the overall quality. I firmly believe that we have found again the high standards... More 

NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2009

I find it hard to believe that its only the 6th best hotel in Elounda considering what else we saw when there! It was a great hotel, with fantastic views, multiple restaurants (Italian and Asian were our favorites). If your going to splurge, go ffor the private pool as the pool and beach is down below the road and requires... More 

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Theodoros, Director General , Blue Palace Resort & Spa at Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you very much for your excellent comments about the Blue Palace. Everybody here puts alot of effort and I happy that the results are satisfactory.The fact that we are sixth, is mostly due to the fact the we have approximately 185 critics and the rest only about 15 to 20. It is therefor inevitable to have some... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2009

Just returned from 11 night stay 12-23 June. Hired car, pre-booked with Economy Cars from airport . Easy journey and hotel easy to find (less than an hour from the Airport). Arrived very late evening and because we were half board a cold supper was thoughtfully left in our room. It was beautifully presented and included cold plates of cheese... More 

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Theodoros, Director General , Blue Palace Resort & Spa at Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you very much for taking the time to send your impressions about the Blue Palace. As you will see in some of my answers, we got some strong negative comments about the change in the way the Half Board was presented and consequently we went back to the original combination of Buffet and Service at the table.... More 

London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2009

I visited the Blue Palace Hotel in early May with my husband and 1 year old son and had a lovely time. I had booked the hotel on a recommendation from a friend and was not disappointed. We booked a superior bungalow (as a package with Sovereign) - I think this is the most basic room time but it was... More 

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Dear Guests, Thank you very much for taking the time to write about your holiday at the Blue Palace, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa. I am very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is nice to know that the hard work of the management and all the staff is paying off. I sincerely hope that I... More 

London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2009

When i first saw the blue Palace on their website i thought it looked magical, dream like, the perfect retreat. My partner and I were due to go to Mexico, but due to the swine flu breakout we decided to change destinations and go to Crete, and the Blue Palace it was. We decided to go with an Island Suite,... More 

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Theodoros, Director General , Blue Palace Resort & Spa at Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you very much for the very nice comments you have send to Trip Advisor about the Blue Palace. It was nice to know that you enjoyed our restaurants and the service you had on board the boat you rented from the resort. Thank you very much for staying with us and I hope to see you again... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2009

We were looking for a pool side relaxing week with a good book, good food, and a nice bottle of wine in the evening to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Overall feeling-we liked the Blue Palace. Rooms very good. Nice light pastel colours, clean, nicely furnished, and a view to die for. Mountains left and right, and a full on... More 

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Theodoros, Director General, Blue Palace, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa at Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you very much for the nice review you send to the Trip Advisor. We take our guests comments very seriously and we appreciate any constructive critisism. I do sincerely apologise about the misunderstanding with the flowers. I will make sure that our Ultimate Guest Service Team responds efficiently to all similar requests in the future. I hope... More 

newyorkarchitect
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2009

1.The location is fantastic, on a gorgeous bay in eastern Crete. Come here if you want to get away from the world. But there is plenty of things to near by. Elounda is the closest town and it's very pretty, great for a walk about with plenty of local life in the streets, good restaurants like the Ferryman (more elegant)... More 

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Theodoros, Director General,Blue Palace Resort & Spa at Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to send your nice comments about the Blue Palace to the Trip Advisor Site. A lot of effort is put daily by all the members of the staff and it is rewarding to read favorouble comments from experienced travellers. Your comments about the architecture of the place are valuable coming... More 

Surrey, UK.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2009

My wife and I have just got back from a week at the Blue Palace Resort & Spa on the island of Crete. Our week long stay was a mixed affair of highs and lows. Firstly the positives. The hotel itself is stylish and set in a beautiful bay overlooking Spinalonga island, the former Greek leper colony. Set into the... More 

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Theodoros, Director General, Blue Palace Resort & Spa at Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dra Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to write to the Trip Advisor site and express your impressions about the holiday you had with us. I appreciate enormously the fact that you write both about the positive and the negative parts of your stay. I firmly believe that only by listening to the guests comments ,things can... More 

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