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The Rοyal Blue

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58 klm Heraklion Rethymnon, Panormo Crete, Panormos, Crete 74057 Greece
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#2 of 11 hotels in Panormos
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The 5* Royal Blue is a tranquil exclusive resort, with its own private bay and an endless horizon of Cretan Blue. The complex consists of 38 public and private swimming pools as well as colorful gardens which extend throughout the resort. Guests will be pampered beyond conventional luxury with singular service standards and the renowned Cretan hospitality. The understated elegance of the 190 rooms, suites and villas, the uncompromising unique flavors of the resort's cuisine, the unique settings for the organization of your events and the mystical magic of the Pure Senses Spa are just the introduction to an experience that extend beyond the realms of a luxury resort. Hotel Features: Private Beach, Man made marina, Beach services, 2 Tennis Courts, Tennis lessons upon request, 4 Restaurants (3 à la carte Restaurants),4 Bars, Conference Center - Meeting & Banquet facilities, Library , Jewelry Shop, Mini Market, Boutique
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Adult pool
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Private pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hammam
Massage
Salon
Solarium
Steam room
Adults only
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Concierge
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
German, Greek
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BuckinghamshireMissW wrote a review Jan 2020
East Hendred, United Kingdom28 contributions5 helpful votes
Travelled in Aug for a 5 night trip with my partner. Check in was easy and the selection of welcome drinks were very welcome as was the fruit etc in our room. Our room was amazing, we had a villa with our own pool which was exactly what we needed. We had the choice of having breakfast delivered to the room (no extra charge) which although lazy was fabulous. The main buffet restaurant was varied and the food was good. We also went to Cave, the food and the service was outstanding the only slight criticism was the saxophonist as the music was so loud! The island bar was chilled with good tunes from the DJ. On our last day we had the free spa session, was very relaxing, as we were chilled out and oily from a treatments, we decided to have room service and set a little table up by our pool watching the sunset, just like having our own private dinner. The parting gifts were such a lovely touch Thank you! We would certainly recommend this hotel and will be back!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Feb 2, 2020
Dear BuckinghamshireMissW, Thank you very much for choosing The Royal Blue and for taking the time to share your experiences and the nice pictures here with other travellers. It is very nice to see, how much you enjoyed your well deserved holidays and that you found the relaxation you were looking for. It was a big pleasure to welcome you and we hope to see you again, whenever you return to Crete! With sunny regards, Yours sincerely The Royal Blue Hotel Management
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Amy M wrote a review Oct 2019
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A gorgeous hotel and resort in a beautiful location overlooking the sea. Staff were exceptional in their level of service and attention. I have dietary restrictions and every effort was made to ensure I had plenty of options for food. Food was delicious. Pools are cold water salt pools, very refreshing in the hot weather.Multiple pools onsite including an adult only pool and indoor heated pool. Overall the whole experience was excellent. The level of service provided by the staff is second to none, friendly and approachable they really added to what was an excellent holiday and we can not speak highly enough of the service we recieved throughout our stay. We will definitely return and would recommended highly.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from The_Royal_Blue, Manager at The Rοyal Blue
Responded Oct 31, 2019
Dear Amy, Thank you very much for choosing The Royal Blue and for your feedback. We are delighted to see, how much you enjoyed your recent stay in our hotel and how much you appreciate the efforts of our entire team for the satisfaction of our guests. For us it's a pleasure to cater for guests with dietary restrictions and we are thankful, when they inform us about their needs prior arrival in order to have everything ready for them when they come. It was a big pleasure to welcome you and we hope to see you again, whenever you return to Crete! With sunny regards, Yours sincerely The Royal Blue Hotel Management
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Juliette A wrote a review Oct 2019
Lyon, France11 contributions7 helpful votes
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My husband booked our 7 day stay at The Royal Blue Resort for my 30th birthday and as a kind gesture for getting through my not so pleasant first trimester of pregnancy. From the moment we arrived at the resort, they made us feel special. They offered us fresh beverages and a cold cloth. As we arrived late that evening they offered us free dining at their a la carte restaurant. It was much appreciated being I am pregnant. It was a great welcoming experience. The waitress was lovely and we had an intimate dining experience at the beautiful restaurant with amazing views. The food was excellent too! We had a garden view room but we were kindly upgraded to a private pool sea view villa on our last 3 days - it was nothing short of amazing! What else can I say, the buffet has a wide selection to suit everyone's taste. They had special nights (Greek, Italian & Asian). I believe the Asian night was pretty popular with most guests. They had different events each night, but we didn't take part always. We enjoyed the fireworks as we had the most excellent view from our second floor balcony! We used the free voucher (45 minutes) at the Thalasso spa, it was nice. As I'm pregnant I couldn't utilize all the water jets as it can harm baby but the workers at the spa were kind enough to tell me what was safe. I treated myself to a pregnancy massage which was also great! My husband and I received a chocolate cake with a virgin mocktail for myself for my birthday, it was a really nice touch. If you have any special requests, it's worth getting in contact with the resort prior to your arrival - they are very accommodating. Finally, I have to say the staff at this resort are so well trained in customer service! Always happy and smiling. This is a testament to great management! We definitely plan to return one day soon and we will be sure to make a stop at The Royal Blue. Thank you!
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from The_Royal_Blue, Manager at The Rοyal Blue
Responded Oct 28, 2019
Dear Juliette, Thank you very much for coming to The Royal Blue and for taking the time to share your experiences and the nice pictures here. It is very nice to see, how much you enjoyed your well deserved holidays and we hope that the relaxation you found here and the customized treatments in the spa will help you during the coming months. It was a very big pleasure to welcome you and our entire team sends all our best wishes for you, your husband and of course your baby! With sunny regards, Yours sincerely The Royal Blue Hotel Management
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shaqed wrote a review Oct 2019
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We spent a wonderful week at the Royal Blue. We felt a warm, kind and welcoming attitude from everyone at the hotel throughout the enitre week, not to mention we were upgraded to a private- pool room as a gesture from the hotel. The hotel is beautiful! Clean and maintained well. The food is amazing. Such a wide variety to choose from, as you sit outside overlooking the sea. On top of that lots of different activities and events going on that we didn't even get to.. We had a great time and most definitely recommend going on vacation at the Royal Blue. If you want to take some time off to relax, eat the best food the mediterranean cuisine has to offer, enjoy reading a book by the pool or at the beach, workout, and be within a legitimate driving time from Chania, Rethymno and Heraklion, this is the place to go to!
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Responded Oct 21, 2019
Dear shaqed, Thank you very much for making The Royal Blue the hotel of your choice and for sharing your experiences and the nice pictures here. We are pleased to see, how much you enjoyed the most precious days of the year in our hotel and that you really had a great and relaxing time in our hotel. With pleasure we will share your kind words with our entire team as an additional motivation. It was a big pleasure to welcome you and we hope to see you again soon! With sunny regards, Yours sincerely The Royal Blue Hotel Management
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Ralph S wrote a review Oct 2019
Birmingham, United Kingdom37 contributions17 helpful votes
This is a great place to unwind and relax. Although not an 'adults only' hotel, it was pretty quiet, even though the hotel was full. The main pool would satisfy an ardent swimmer, and I took advantage of several swims both in the pool and in the hotel harbour. Half Board gives you access to the buffet restaurant which has a very wide range of options that would satify most people, with superb sea views. There are two further paying restaurant options, with a discount off the price. One quirky point - why only tomato sauce in the evening!? We had chosen a superior room with king sized bed and a sea view. We were very happy with this, albeit slightly disappointed with having a connecting door to the next room, which meant that the level of quietness / noise was dependent upon our neighbours. A mini market in the hotel delivers a range of sundries (there is a cheaper option 15 minutes walk away, together with boat rides further on at the next hotel complex).The staff were very attentive and service standards were excellent. There was usually some entertainment most nights, which was generally good, according to your taste. A worthy destination in Western Crete.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Responded Oct 21, 2019
Dear Ralph, Thank you very much for choosing The Royal Blue and for your feedback. It is very nice to see, how much you enjoyed your well deserved holidays and that you found the relaxation you were looking for. Thank you as well for your suggestions, which with pleasure we will follow up within the bounds of our facilities. It was a big pleasure to welcome you and we hope to see you again, whenever you return to Crete! With sunny regards, Yours sincerely The Royal Blue Hotel Management
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PRICE RANGE
$141 - $376 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
sensimar royal blue hotel panormo, sensimar royal blue resort and spa
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Sensimar Royal Blue Resort & Spa
LOCATION
GreeceCreteRethymnon PrefecturePanormos
NUMBER OF ROOMS
190
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Rοyal Blue
Which popular attractions are close to The Rοyal Blue?
Nearby attractions include Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete (4.9 miles), Melidoni Cave (4.6 miles), and Spilies Beach (1.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Rοyal Blue?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, a rooftop bar, and free wifi.
Which room amenities are available at The Rοyal Blue?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Rοyal Blue?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Rοyal Blue?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Rοyal Blue?
Conveniently located restaurants include Romeo & Juliet Fusion Cuisine, Kastro Cretan Cuisine, and Taverna Eleven.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Rοyal Blue?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does The Rοyal Blue have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Rοyal Blue offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Rοyal Blue?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Rοyal Blue offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Rοyal Blue?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including German and Greek.