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“Rooms need update,wonderful spa” 4 of 5 stars
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Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Dimokratias 10, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece   |  
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Ranked #25 of 36 Hotels in Elounda
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“Rooms need update,wonderful spa”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The rooms are large but need some update touches like new light fixtures and update furniture.private pools need some maintenance since the steps to the pool were rusted and not so stable.distance from room to the beach was big and not easy during the hot days of summer.hotel need to add to breakfast and dinner buffet some original Cretan products and food.
Spa is excellent with nice decor,relaxed atmosphere and very good personnel.

Room Tip: Close to the exit for the beach
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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EloundaSA, Public Relations Manager at Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort, responded to this review, July 27, 2014
Dear Guest
Thank you for taking the time to review porto elounda Golf & Spa resort, for your very good rating, and for your excellent comments regarding our Six Senses Spa as well as the size of your room.
Regarding your main remarks please keep in mind that all rooms and suites at porto elounda were refurbished three years ago, keeping the Cretan traditional style of decoration, which has been highly appreciated by the majority of our clients.We are sorry that the stairs of your individual pool where not stable, i can assure you we will be looking into it. Finally, please keep in mind that the distance between porto elounda and its private sandy beach is only 175mts on foot, alternatively, a club car is always available to transfer guests. We are really sorry if this was not communicated to you during your stay with us.
We look forward to welcoming you back at porto elounda Golf & Spa resort in the near future
Best Regards
Ilias Kokotos
Marketing Director
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Danbury, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Were here for three nights as part of a group tour. This is a large and very relaxing resort. The pool and beach are a bit of a walk downhill. The walk downhill isn't too bad, but the walk up is steep. The hotel staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms are all facing the ocean and are a nice size with a very nicely sized balcony. Nice large bathroom with plenty of light and good towels. Buffet breakfast is very nice with plenty of selections. They will make eggs and omelets for the hotel guests. We were at this property for Greek Night which was a buffet dinner served by the beach with entertainment by musicians and dancers. It was great fun. Many families at this hotel, and the children enjoyed the music and dancing as much as the adults.

Room Tip: I think all of the rooms may be good as they all seem to face the ocean.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Burlington, Vermont
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We stayed at the Porta Elounda Hotel for three nights as part of a group tour of the Greek Islands. The lobby and common rooms are tastefully decorated with original indigenous regional art. Very classy. The breakfast and dinner buffets feature Cretan cuisine and the staff resupplies the food often. Our group arrived late on the first night and the restaurant staff kept the dining room open until 10 for us, which was very accommodating. We've heard that purchasing meals and wine on your own is expensive at this hotel; some people in our group took a taxi to the nearby town during the day and had lunch there. Others saved bread and cold meats and cheese from the breakfast buffet, combined with fresh fruit supplied in the room, for poolside munching later in the day. One evening, my husband and I walked down to the poolside bar for a late night drink. The live music (jazz guitar) was very romantic. However, the drinks were very expensive. I wanted prosecco, but at 22 Euros ($30 U.S.) per glass, I ordered a virgin mojito instead. (Still steep at 7.5 Euros/$10). The beach is small but clean and the sea water was surprisingly warm. Be aware that this hotel is popular with vacationing families so you will be surrounded by children (and often, their au pairs) in the dining rooms and at the pool. The highlight of our stay was Greek Night, outdoor dining and entertainment on Monday. The troupe of Greek musicians and dancers gave a lengthy and impressive performance and of course, invited the enthusiastic diners to join in the festivities. It was like being part of a big fancy Greek wedding!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Athens, Attiki, Greece
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is my second time in the area,last year we stayed at a junior suite at the Elounda Peninsula but this year we chose porto elounda since we came with our newborn baby.As all previous reviewers said, the private beach is lovely while rooms are really spacious with stunning views.The decoration is unique, giving you the feeling that you are staying in a room of a Cretan house.For me, the cost of food and beverage was not more expensive than any other 5 star hotel I have stayed in.To top it all up, on the first night of our stay we realized the Red hot chilli peppers where also staying there.We had dinner at the Italian restaurant and they were sitting right next to us while they were taking pictures of the area and the son of the singer even wanted to take a picture with the band playing live music at the restaurant.What a great experience!

Room Tip: CORNER SUITES ARE LARGE AND SUNNY! ROOMS ON THE SOUTH SIDE this year since they are quieter! The pla...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Arundel, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This hotel is absolutely beautiful and the staff are wonderful. We had a problem with what the travel company had said the holiday included and arrived to find out it did not. The Customer services manager, Maria, sorted it out with the Manager and there is no doubt that the Hotel "took the hit" to ensure that our holiday went smoothly. I was hugely impressed with this as I was with Maria; she is a real asset to the Hotel. Quiet, warm, dignified and professional.

The only down side was the unbelievable price of the wine. I had read this before I left on other Tripadvisor reviews but gosh even then I was not prepared. Everyone we spoke to expressed discontent, some quite loudly, with the prices. It did not benefit the hotel as it led to an ill will and indeed people would just not buy it. They had water instead ... at 7E a bottle! The management really ought to reconsider this as I know that some guests were so unhappy that they said they would not return or recommend the hotel. Apart from this, the place and the manager and his staff were a joy and I thank them for their effort and generosity in sorting out our difficulties.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Holon
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Back when we reached the hotel, and during check-fastest met Ilona, ​​who served us orange juice and accompanied us to the room, I must mention a familiarity with her was one of the pleasant things on vacation, wherever we met her, she was always smiling and trying to help, it is definitely an asset to the place.

The room we got good looks and nothing more, but the view from the room overlooking the stunningly beautiful - Park golf course and the stunning beach of Elounda.

The food - we stayed half board, buffet meals just great!
During dinner there is always a guy standing and prepares you to place hot dishes, all fresh and tasty.
Also excellent, professional service, and the atmosphere and the view during dinner is just pleasant.

Great missing these meals at the hotel are the prices of food and drinks during dinner you "must" reserve drinking because not advisable to drink the tap water in Greece, the prices are expensive and not reasonably justify the money, for example a cup of tea costs 4 euros! The same goes for prices in the sea and the pool.

The hotel - immaculate, small private beach and cozy, pool clean and clear (including indoor pool), sauna, steam at a high level.
Beautiful golf park.

For the reception - they have always been nice and tried to help, but I had a little glitch that ruined my opinion the receptionists.
I wanted to watch the World Cup games and the television channel that broadcasts the games did not work properly, I phoned reception and asked people to line it up, they reach security but it did not! Even when I called again no technician came.
The next day I went to the counter and asked for the day someone will come to fix and did not come back - a shame.

It is important to note that free Wi-Fi at the hotel and this is a big plus!

Overall we enjoyed very much! Anyone looking for a relaxing and pleasant it is definitely the place.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Oslo, Norway
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

When you came to Elounda is it like you are home. In the Resepsjon you meed the Keynes staff ewer. The are given you smile and the the way they are is the way you never will forget. Can I help you....... They help you with everything you want. There is no problem they can not fix for you. The rooms is delekat, clean and big . Room service is weary good, they are ther after few min it's. The Eric around the Hotel is beautiful, private for the guest. The spa in the hotel is on top in Europe 2200 square meters. You must go there. .

Room Tip: Don't take the big sweet. is the biggest sweet in Europe.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Dimokratias 10, 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 Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Elounda
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Elounda
#14 Luxury Hotel in Elounda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 142
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The only golf-and-spa resort on Crete is a whole world on its own, with the "World's Best Spa" according to the Sunday Times' "Travel" magazine 2007. Rooms and suites all have panoramic views of the bay of Elounda over the green expanse of the golf course's 9 holes. Children are particularly well catered for, with a dedicated facility offering indoor and outdoor play areas, a lawn-laid olive-grove, a water-park and a sports field. ... more   less 
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