We had a wonderful all inclusive stay at this hotel. As a teacher I wanted a hotel without children and this was perfect. The atmosphere around the hotel, by the pool, at the beach and in the restaurant was calm, quiet and relaxing.There were wonderful views around the bay to Spinalonga. The pool was chilly and wonderfully refreshing. Not many people chose to swim so there was always lots of space in the pool.
The food was fantastic, with lots of choice and the chance to try a range of local dishes. We enjoyed the all inclusive option as we were able to drink as much as we wanted- a huge plus when the weather was hot. We enjoyed a range of drinks- especially the very strong tequila sunrises. The asian restaurant on the roof made a nice change on evening. The location was close enough to be able to stroll down to Elounda.
Our room was clean and had everything we needed. The rooms were all set within little lanes along the cliff, which meant it didn't feel like a hotel.
We made a few outings to Elounda, caught a boat trip to Spinalonga, took the happy train to the mountains. It was nice to get out and about a little bit and enjoy the location. It would have been a shame to just stay at the hotel!
The transfer from the airport was a little long but it was a nice opportunity to see a bit more of the island.
Two negatives- In order to get sunbeds by the pool we had to use towels to reserve them quite early in the morning. I don't like doing this but it was the only way to ensure we got sunbeds as everyone else was doing it. Some couples were reserving sunbeds early in the morning and then disappearing for hours and hours before returning to use the sunbeds.
The pool was also salter than the sea- made eyes a bit sore so goggles would be useful.
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- Also Known As:
- Elounda Blue Bay Hotel Elounda
- Blue Bay Hotel Elounda
- Elounda Blu Crete