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Elounda Mare Relais & Chateaux hotel

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Cork
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A very enjoyable experience from the minute you arrive. Christina puts you at ease from day one. Rooms very clean and the staff are obviously very happy to work there as they are just so genuinely friendly. It's a good place to stop and relax on a tour of Crete.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a lovely property, reminiscent of a Cretan village in layout, alleyways and secret gardens. The staff here are fabulous and run all facilities with warm professionalism. We were amazed at how quiet the Elounda Mare was, despite the hotel being full according to reception staff. This is a plus from my point of view, the pool was quiet, loungers... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Many people return to this hotel year after year, and it is not hard to understand why. A beautiful location, with truly caring staff (our son has special needs and the staff could not have been more kind to him), and wonderful facilities. It is small, quiet and exclusive, and leaving is always hard. Thank you to Harry and his... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We first came here in June 2007 just after our Golden (50th) Wedding Anniversary and loved it so much that we keep coming back - and next year will be our Diamond Anniversary! Until we found the Elounda Mare we never liked going back to the same place more than once or twice as there were so many places in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hearty welcome at the hotel was like a minor festivity. It made an everlasting impression on us and really set the tone for our two-week stay. Our exceptional need for extra space for clothes was met with an upgrade to a suite (602), with a living room and a bed room, 42 m^2 total, with a balcony and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved our experience here. We stayed in a small villa with it's own pool and loved the view and the privacy. Breakfast was wonderful and the staff was incredibly helpful and friendly. The beach area was so relaxing as well and the spa... top notch!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel property offers the balance of good facilities, quiet stay, well kept gardens, excellent house keeping and outstanding staff. The beach is nice, never busy but on the smaller size. If you want the larger feel, the hotel will happily shuttle to their other property - it's the best of both worlds. Play at the larger hotel and relax... More 

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Slough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thought this would be amazing given it's reputation as the most luxurious hotel in Crete but it wasn't nearly as good as we'd expected. Yes the location is stunning but so is much of Crete. The rooms were fine but a bit dated and the king-size bed was 2 singles pushed together. The corridor to get to & from... More 

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Harry_Maranghides, Manager at Elounda Mare Relais & Chateaux hotel, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience. We are very sorry to read that your expectations were not met during your short stay with us and that you obviously missed the particular charm of Elounda Mare. Respecting your comments, we would agree that your experience at the Yacht Club restaurant was not as expected.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The facilities of the hotel are excellent our room although spacious and had everything was a little dated but the views were incredible and it was quiet and peaceful. Breakfast is fantastic the choice of food is endless. The restaurants are on the whole good but are expensive so it is good to visit some of the local restaurants in... More 

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We've been upgraded for our honeymoon. They made us feel special. Everything was perfect. Unforgettable time in a calm and vast resort. The site is big enough to offer plenty of space to all. Excellent food, kindness of the staff and Cretan people everywhere on the island Thank you Elounda mare!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Famed for its gracious and attentive service, this hotel is the embodiment of all-time-classic style and cultured luxury, where antique art and traditional architectural themes adorn all of its private-pool bungalows - each with its own terrace overlooking the Aegean Sea. Three fine dining venues reflect the Relais & Chateaux tradition of excellence, their culinary delights ranging from enticing lunchtime snacks to five-course dinners, with flambe and fish specialties. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Elounda Mare Relais & Chateaux hotel

Address: Dimokratias 10, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Lasithi Prefecture > Elounda
Price Range: $292 - $710 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Elounda Mare Relais & Chateaux hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 82
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Also Known As:
Elounda Mare Hotel And Bungalows
Elounda Mare Relais & Chateaux Hotel Crete
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Elounda
#5 Family Hotel in Elounda
#8 Spa Hotel in Elounda
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Elounda
#10 Luxury Hotel in Elounda
#13 Romantic Hotel in Elounda
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