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Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete

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Plaka, Elounda, Crete 720 53 Greece
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Room & Suite (571)
Pool & Beach (308)
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 07/22/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/22/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#7 of 35 hotels in Elounda
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Escape to the wild beauty and unrivalled island style of a bohemian luxe resort with emblematic sea views, crystal clear waters, sparkling infinity pools, world class cuisine and bespoke services. All this combined with the resort's beach experience create a unique setting , where time seems to stand still. Blue Palace, a setting of wild grandeur.
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Room & Suite (571)571
Full view
Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Parking
Wifi
Paid wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Private pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Boating
Diving
Game room
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Aerobics
Canoeing offsite
Darts
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Table tennis
Children's playground
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hammam
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Waxing services
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air purifier
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Dining area
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Electric kettle
DVD / CD player
On-demand movies
Radio
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Spanish, Greek and 1 more
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53Somewhat walkable
Grade: 53 out of 100
25Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
5Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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Emanuella G wrote a review Yesterday
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If you are looking for a great place to stay this summer that is both safe and provides a great service, look no further. The Blue Palace has got it all! I stayed at the Blue Palace with my family this summer. The resort takes health and safety of its customers very seriously. The food is delicious and room service well organised. The food is all locally sourced and always fresh. Every day we had a large bowl of fruit brought to our villa. You have to try the cherries, they are out of this world. Our villa had breathtaking views and was just a short walk away from the beach. The resort has a great concierge service. It is service from the heart. Babis is just amazing, he helped us organise a birthday party during our stay. He created a Cretan experience with dancers and great food and lots of fun activities for the kids to do. It was a birthday to remember. The resort also has a great watersports centre. It is run by George. There is lots to do, my 9 year old daughter loved waterskiing the most. George is an awesome teacher, he taught her to waterski after just 1 lesson. She now wants to waterski every day which is a bit difficult where we live :). We will be back next year without a doubt. I would highly recommend the Blue Palace to everyone!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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kbass wrote a review Jul 2020
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This is a beautiful hotel with stunning views over to Spinalonga island. The rooms are spacious with good size balconies, large, comfortable beds and the majority have a fabulous view. The hotel has only just reopened and they’ve really done an excellent job of making guests feel safe without significantly affecting the ambiance of the hotel (eg signs on sun loungers to show which ones have been cleaned and disinfected). The service in the restaurants is a bit rusty (wrong orders, slow etc) but they’ve been closed for 3 months and they’re clearly trying hard so that’s understandable. The major negative I have is that they’re clearly feeling the pinch financially as almost everything incurrs additional charges. For example, you get one small bottle of mineral water per person per day included, and if you want extra, there is a pre-pay mini bar post-COVID, but they will charge ~€8 to deliver a bottle of water if you make a mistake in ordering. Similarly we wanted to extend our checkout by a couple of hours and, despite the hotel being less than a third full, they refused to extend it even for an hour unless we paid €270. Given all the extras we had already purchased by this point (wine tasting, massage, water sports etc) it just leaves a slightly sour taste. Shame, because this is almost a great hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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charlotte wrote a review Jul 2020
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Absolutely amazing hotel. we stayed here for a week in july and had the best time. the resort is lovely and the staff are very friendly and polite. The food was amazing and the rooms cleaned every day. we stayed in a room with your own pool and it was perfect.. the beach is stoney but still lovely and the water sports are great fun! would go back tomorrow!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from S Kremastiotis, General Manager at Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear cfairhall, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback on TripAdvisor. It is such a pleasure to read that you had a wonderful time while staying with us and found everything perfect. My team members and I look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Blue Palace soon. Kind regards, SOTIRIS KREMASTIOTIS GENERAL MANAGER
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Mumtotwo wrote a review Mar 2020
Overton, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed at Blue Palace just before it closed at end of season. Stunning location and hotel but don’t pay extra for private heated pool as apparently all the private pools are heated! Villas are a walk from the main hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Zohan_p11 wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom4 contributions10 helpful votes
We picked the Blue Palace hotel because we wanted to have luxurious holiday last few days at our holiday in Crete. And we were not disappointed. This hotel is amazing! From our hotel room to breakfast, hotel setting, swimming pool area, the hotel grounds and fantastic service. We booked superior bungalow pool king size room which was spacious with big bathroom and wonderfull swimming pool in front of the room with amazing sea views. The breakfast was out of this world! So much choice it was unforgettable. The hotel is set on the big land and has many areas for walking and the cable car that takes you to the beach area. Among other areas, it also has tea/coffee resting divided areas near the reception which looks fabulous in the evening with low light. We enjoyed stay here so much I will never forget the wonderful setting, the amazing service and fantastic feeling that Blue Place offers. This hotel is not cheap but it delivers with luxurious feel and relaxed holiday that we wanted.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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PRICE RANGE
$261 - $546 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
blue palace hotel elounda, blue palace resort and spa, blue palace resort & spa
LOCATION
GreeceCreteLasithi PrefectureElounda
NUMBER OF ROOMS
251
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete
Which popular attractions are close to Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete?
Nearby attractions include Plaka Beach (0.6 miles), Spinalonga (0.7 miles), and Spinalonga Beach (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, a rooftop bar, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taverna Spinalonga, taverna maria's, and Charoupia.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete 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 Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Russian, Greek, and Hebrew.