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Elounda Mare Relais & Chateaux hotel

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#9 of 33 hotels in Elounda
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.7
Value
4.1
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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
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Canoeing
Babysitting
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Yoga classes
Personal trainer
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Poolside bar
Diving
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Windsurfing
Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Strollers
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hammam
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Doorperson
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Sofa
Telephone
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
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Bay View
Luxury
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, German and 1 more

Location

Dimokratias 10, Elounda, Crete 720 53 Greece
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Elounda Mare Relais & Chateaux hotel
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Berkshire roamer wrote a review Sep 2023
Reading, United Kingdom258 contributions164 helpful votes
We have just returned home after a fabulous 2 weeks stay at this excellent hotel. It is a very special place. The location is outstanding with its gorgeous view across Mirabello Bay. The sea is crystal clear and can be accessed from the private beach or from paved areas above the rocks. Sunbeds are plentiful across the site, and there is never any difficulty finding one. As so many other reviews make clear, the staff are just superb, without exception. We have stayed in many great hotels, and this one is right up there with the best. Other than breakfast, which is very good, I can not comment on the restaurants as we always ate out at the many restaurants in Elounda. Thanks, Elounda Mare, for a wonderful holiday.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Harry Maranghides, Γενικός Διευθυντής at Elounda Mare Relais & Chateaux hotel
Responded Oct 27, 2023
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are very happy that you appreciated all aspects of your holiday and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Mark wrote a review Sep 2023
Taunton, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
The Elounda Mare is a great five star hotel. Our spacious room had its own pool and garden area, and the hotel grounds were large and beautiful - with swimming pools and lovely harbour areas where you could go in the sea. there are eight restaurants on site - they were a little expensive for us but the town of Elounda is only 15 minutes walk away with a huge amount of restaurants and bars to suit all tastes and budgets. The staff in the hotel were attentive and helpful and the room was cleaned twice a day - with new towels and new bottles of water every day. We hired a car for one day to explore a bit more of the island - there are 5 or 6 car hire companies within half a mile of the hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Response from Harry Maranghides, Γενικός Διευθυντής at Elounda Mare Relais & Chateaux hotel
Responded Sep 25, 2023
Dear markanddaisy, A big thank you from all of us at Elounda Mare for having chosen our hotel for this special stay as well as for your excellent review. We wish you all happiness and hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards,
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wood2014 wrote a review Sep 2023
Cheltenham, United Kingdom59 contributions91 helpful votes
What a wonderful Place. We enjoyed the most perfect 2nd visit recently. It was even better than 6 years ago and it was lovely to see some familiar faces among the staff who are all exceptional and so welcoming. As it was my husbands birthday we did the most special day on the gorgeous big blue sailing ship owned by the hotel. Many thanks to Captain well assisted by first mate Matilda a quite exceptional young lady who also captained the transfer boat in the evenings between hotels . So much to enjoy in this quiet sophisticated hotel. Delicious food, lovely private beach and a real sense of timeless. I would Recommend for the discerning traveller who wants a genuine experience of the highest quality. The spa is modern and quite exceptional. Would Like to say a special Thanks to Vangellis, olga and Spiros wonderful staff who made our stay special. See you next year.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Sep 25, 2023
Thank you very much for this wonderful review. We are all delighted that you have thoroughly enjoyed your second holiday in Elounda Mare. Your kind words are much appreciated. Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon, Kind regards,
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S1mpleM1nd wrote a review Sep 2023
Newick, United Kingdom36 contributions96 helpful votes
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Our eighth year in a row at the Elounda Mare and our love for this hotel continues to grow. A fifty minute drive from the airport and endowed with the most majestic views across Mirabello Bay, it is easy to fall in love with this establishment. The hotel, including bungalows and the wider estate are magnificent. Lots of greenery and an authentic, more traditional Greek feel to the architecture, accommodation and general "look and feel". The staff are genuinely exceptional. All of the on site restaurants are excellent and a variety of additional options are available at the two sister hotels. The delightful village of Plaka and the larger Agios Nickolais are both only a short drive away. This feels like a second home to us now and we very much hope to return again next year. A huge thank you to Harry and every single member of his world class team.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Sep 25, 2023
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your eighth stay with us, as well as for loyalty and for your most kind words. Till next summer, best wishes and kind regards from all of us !
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susan m wrote a review Sep 2023
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We found the Elounda Mare on the Relais & Châteaux website and were very happy with our 7 days at the hotel. The staff is amazing and everyone went out of their way to make our experience a memorable one. A huge thank you to the entire Elounda Mare staff and special thanks to Ioanna at guest relations, Fronthin at the front desk, George our reservation agent, and Marina, George, and the sommelier at the restaurants. The hotel has a rustic feel (lots of antiques) and we liked the stone pathways and overall architecture. It feels authentic and never crowded! Due to the location, there's some wind and the view of the bay and mountains is truly spectacular. I would strongly recommend this hotel if you are looking for total R&R and good food. The premium dine-around plan is designed for those with a hearty appetite as the cost is quite steep (90 euros per day/person). We switched to the bed-and-breakfast plan after 3 days, ordering a la carte, which best suited our needs and budget. While families seemed to prefer the small beach area, we liked using the pool in our bungalow, the main pool, and swimming in the Crete Sea directly from the rocks! We loved eating at the Yacht Club, The Old Mill, and Il Borro, the Italian restaurant located in the sister hotel. There's a motorized boat with an efficient and friendly crew to take you to the sister hotel (5-minute cruise) or you can take a golf cart. The Six Senses Spa located in the sister hotel is fantastic and very much worth the visit (Athina gives an awesome manicure/pedicure and Erika is the best massage therapist). Looking forward to coming back soon!
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded Sep 10, 2023
Dear Mrs. M., Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a great and detailed review of your recent stay. We are thrilled that you have enjoyed and appreciated so many details and that you have clearly understood the concept of our property. Till soon again, All the best,
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Vicky wrote a review Aug 2023
Dionysos, Greece4 contributions2 helpful votes
I have visited lots of great hotels around the world but the warm smile of all the staff of ELOUNDA can’t be found anywhere else. Thank you all for making our visit unique. Location , rooms, service,cleaning,restaurants all excellent! Last but not least super pet friendly 🎈
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Sep 10, 2023
Dear Mrs. Koraka, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are delighted that you have enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon. All the best,
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mikejilly wrote a review Jul 2023
Chipping Sodbury, United Kingdom22 contributions38 helpful votes
Expected the usual brilliant service and hospitality, and it was even better! Wonderful staff, exceptional management team, great food and beautiful surroundings. Our thanks to Harry (Manager) and the whole team...the gardeners, porters and cleaning staff are great, as are the waiters and chefs and team leaders at all the restaurants. We WILL be back!!
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Responded Aug 14, 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review regarding your recent stay. We are more than happy to hear that you enjoyed everything! We can’t wait to see you next season! Best regards, Ilias Ilias S. Kokotos Marketing Director
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BoL wrote a review Jul 2023
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Over the top experience in July! The staff are all amazing and welcome everyone as though they are long lost friends. The facilities are gorgeous. As my daughter said, this place IS The White Lotus Hotel and I want to live here.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Dear Guest , thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review. We are really happy that you liked your stay here and we hope to see you in the near future! Best regards Ilias Ilias S. Kokotos Marketing Director
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Kimberley A wrote a review Jul 2023
Redondo Beach14 contributions9 helpful votes
We traveled to Greece all the way from Los Angeles, California, and we could not have had a better stay than we did at Hotel Elounda Mare. We were treated like royalty by Ioanna and the excellent front desk staff upon our arrival and throughout our entire stay. They were attentive, informative, and very very warm and welcoming. Our room, the one-bedroom sea-view suite, had a stunning view of an enormous pool and the sea beyond that took our breath away. I had always considered the Grand Hyatt in Kauai my "happy place," but now Elounda Mare might have exceeded even that. I read in a review book that Elounda Mare was somewhat "dated," but it didn't feel that way at all. It's not modern in STYLE, but that's the point: The homey lobby with its polished wood makes you feel as though you're on a Greek island, not in a corporate high-rise. Moreover, the room was spacious, comfortable, and well maintained even if it's not newly redone. All the food we enjoyed at the breakfast buffet and the high-end restaurants was excellent with service to match (including friendly, convenient valet and shuttle service), and the Six Senses Spa was the most beautiful spa I have ever seen. I enjoyed my massage there and all the amenities, besides. Our favorite feature of the hotel was its excellent on-site snorkeling at the private beach. To walk from our room right into the ocean with its incredible visibility was a gift. All three of us hope with all our hearts to return to this hotel and its wonderful people in the future.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Responded Aug 14, 2023
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to submit such a positive review. We are really happy that you liked your stay here and we hope to see you in the near future! Best regards Ilias Ilias S. Kokotos Marketing Director
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Matthias wrote a review Jun 2023
Schwyz, Switzerland221 contributions136 helpful votes
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Together with my wife I spent 8 days at Eloúnda Mare Hotel in Crete. The hotel is located in a quiet bay with a beautiful private beach. We had a bungalow with a private pool overlooking the bay. The hotel is very well maintained, the service efficient and very polite. Breakfast buffet offers a large variety of qualitative food and the restaurants are perfect: You have the Yacht Club close overlooking the beach and the Old Mill à la carte Restaurant for fine dining. A very romantic place. Also the park of the hotel is green and beautiful. You really must come to this hotel in Crete!
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to submit this wonderful review. we are more than happy to hear that you enjoyed everything and we hope to see you next year! Best regards, Ilias Ilias S. Kokotos Marketing Director
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PRICE RANGE
$281 - $500 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
elounda mare hotel and bungalows
LOCATION
GreeceCreteLasithi PrefectureElounda
NUMBER OF ROOMS
82
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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) and Kapelle Agios Konstantinos (0.07 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, Taverna Paradisos, and Thea Restaurant.
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 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.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Elounda Mare Relais & Chateaux hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Russian, and Greek.