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Elounda Mare Relais & Chateaux hotel

Dimokratias 10, Elounda, Crete 720 53 Greece
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#7 of 38 in Elounda
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Yoga classes
Personal trainer
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Neck massage
Steam room
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Private balcony
Room service
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, German and 1 more


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44Car recommended
Grade: 44 out of 100
11Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
1Attractionwithin 0.75 miles
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johnwY516OF wrote a review May 16
117 contributions33 helpful votes
Stunning hotel on the eastern edge of Crete. The hotel delivers the first class accommodations and service expected from this type of property. The only suggestion I'd make is to leave the property to get lunch and dinner - the breakfasts were great and the one dinner we had on site was fine but there are much better options off- site
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
alanEastSussexUk wrote a review Nov 2021
Hastings, United Kingdom294 contributions297 helpful votes
Staying at the wonderfully named minoan royalty villa , a little larger than the less royal bungalows we have stayed in previously . when we stay at cobblers cove in barbados in their colleton suite the manager used to say guests almost never leave their room and it was a bit like that here one of our daily pleasures was breakfast outside by our pool , white tablecloth , everything laid out immaculately, fresh fruit , pastries light as a feather served by a most pleasant guy , similiarly we regularly had a light lunch there again a pleasure. However we did venture our for lunch occasionally at the yacht club with those wonderful views of the boats and the blue, blue sea maybe a some grilled fish or a trip to their other hotel down the road outside by a little pool with fish swimming about , excellent food , we ate at this hotel s italian restaurant many times in the evening - for a change from the yacht club , then the old mill which for some reason we didnt like much on our previous visit but where we had possibly our best meal of our holiday. In the evening we usually ended up in the hotel bar served by the friendly George writing this i am almost transported back to this little understated gem of a hotel with as i have said before its pretty gardens , quiet spots to sit and contemplate the views. At the beach Bar Anna , the lovely smling Anna making all the guests laugh, spoiling us with little canapes at lunch to go with our rose champagne - eve or Evvie as the called here serving the wine in the yacht club, the very efficient manager and manageress there . There you have it.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: our minoan royalty suite
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Jo N wrote a review Oct 2021
4 contributions6 helpful votes
Finally, we had been able to visit again the wonderful Resort of Elounda Mare. It was again a great stay with wonderful food, „our“ Villa #41 and most importantly a team which makes us feeling home and welcomed every time. No request stood open, all reservations for dinner in esch of the restaurants went seamlessly and flexible. Awesome experience was the dinner in the spectacular restaurant Old Mill. Despite flooding and heavy thunderstorms, they welcomed and hosted us. Only us, we have to admit and that felt great ( sorry for the other guests, who haven’t git that special treatment and opportunity). In particular, we like to thank cordially Marina, who was available almost every time and she managed everything with great passion and outstanding performance. We‘ll come back next June, that’s for sure. Petra and Joachim
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled
Richard P wrote a review Oct 2021
Reading, United Kingdom223 contributions119 helpful votes
Worth waiting all this time to revisit. Had 12 fabulous days at The Elounda Mare. Warmly welcomed on arrival and found all the staff so friendly and helpful throughout our stay. So lovely to see so many familiar faces as well. Such a beautiful hotel with lovely grounds - start to relax as soon as we arrive. Our Bungalow ( No 7 ) was well positioned, spacious and with great views. We loved the bungalow pool which is great to relax in and around. Soon slipped into the timeless, classical ways of the Elounda Mare with its lovely grounds ( so well looked after by the staff), great restaurants , beach and main pool. Covid precautions were well managed and felt very comfortable. Liked that we had to book the gym every day as we felt obligated to go every day! In addition to our lovely swim before breakfast across the bay. We loved the Dine Around facility giving access to the restaurants at all three hotels with a convenient shuttle service .Really high standard with our favourite being The Old Mill ( great management team and sommelier) , followed by Yacht Club , Koh and Aglio Olio. So convenient to have the excellent Spa facilities at one of the sister hotels which provides great treatments. We also met an old school /rugby friend and his wife who like us have been visiting this hotel for over 30 years and for the first time, we were there at the same time which made for some most enjoyable dinners. Strong hotel management team led by Harry Maranghides and that professionalism shows throughout all aspects of the hotel which really makes this such a great hotel to visit. Till the next time!
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: Suites with a pool
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GrandTour801661 wrote a review Oct 2021
5 contributions
It had been a few years since we last visited Elounda Mare and we weren’t too sure how this stunning hotel would have faired in the crazy season we have all experienced. We were stunned at how they have adapted to comply with Covid guidelines but not lost any of the charm, attentive service and wonderful food. This is a hotel where you walk through the front door and straight away relax - the setting is so beautiful and all rooms and villas have spectacular views. Thank you to all the staff who make us feel so at home here.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Maya wrote a review Sep 2021
Norfolk, United Kingdom302 contributions551 helpful votes
First return since many years and happy to note, very little had changed. The point of Elounda Mare is its charm. Stunning setting and views, tranquil, spacious, lovely friendly service from all the staff, its like coming 'home'.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Hessen wrote a review Aug 2021
Bar Harbor, Maine92 contributions81 helpful votes
If you are used to 5 star hotels this isn’t it. The Beach and grounds are fantastic and we loved the food. We had a suite which was spacious but the furniture looked like they had been there since 1970 and were uncomfortable. There was no way to relax and I’m not sure I wanted to since the furniture looked stained. The staff was friendly. The Internet only works sometimes so they offer you to get premium at a daily rate but that also is spotty. Don’t pay for the internet if you don’t have it, the connection is weak. Don’t buy a dive in the property, its $80 for one dive. They charged me $80 for 2 dives at the hotel 2 minutes down the street. The hotel is clean and housekeeping does a good job. You have to reserve an umbrella at the beach in the morning. Stefanos brought our food every night and he was a joy to meet. The man in charge of the breakfast area was also fantastic. Whatever you want he will get and he is super nice about it. Whatever you buy you will pay luxury prices but unfortunately it’s not a luxury hotel. They must update the furniture!!!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: They will park the car for you. They have English tv only at night. Tv is mostly German.
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SALOSAN wrote a review Aug 2021
Malta101 contributions94 helpful votes
Peaceful and lovely - just great for a brief stay on charming Crete. Bright, airy and spacious accommodation with a well-sized private garden and pool on request. The hotel also graces its guests with a lovely little sandy beach. The staff are courteous and many of them clearly seem to have been happily working here for various years; all this contributed towards a memorable stay.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Pinballina wrote a review Jul 2021
Toronto, Canada55 contributions24 helpful votes
1/9 Heaven on Earth! Beautiful setting and upkeep of the grounds. Spacious modern and well equipped room with private pool, steps away from a picturesque sandy beach with clear blue water. Great selection of items on the menu at the restaurant. Food was very well prepared and restfully presented. A perfect spot for the relaxing vacation of your dream. We will be back!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled
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BrigitteSchenkel wrote a review Jul 2021
Zurich, Switzerland25 contributions
We much enjoyed our stay. The location is wonderful, well kept and staff very attentive. The restaurants super and original menu. Wonderful pool, not overcrowded. All in all we would definitely recommend the hotel and come back again.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Sleep Quality
$307 - $571 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Elounda Mare Relais & Chateaux hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Elounda Mare Relais & Chateaux hotel?
Nearby attractions include Elounda Beach (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Elounda Mare Relais & Chateaux hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Elounda Mare Relais & Chateaux hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Elounda Mare Relais & Chateaux hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Elounda Mare Relais & Chateaux hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Elounda Mare Relais & Chateaux hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taverna Akrohoria, Thea Restaurant, and Taverna Paradisos.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Elounda Mare Relais & Chateaux hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Elounda Mare Relais & Chateaux hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Elounda Mare Relais & Chateaux hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Elounda Mare Relais & Chateaux hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Elounda Mare Relais & Chateaux hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Elounda Mare Relais & Chateaux hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Elounda Mare Relais & Chateaux hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.