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Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas
Ranked #8 of 35 Hotels in Elounda
Certificate of Excellence
Nicosia, Cyprus
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4 reviews
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“A Secluded Superstar community!”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

Excellent in all departments, scenery, choice of 3 beaches, amazing dining, amazing decks for afternoon sunset drinks, superb service yet extremely expensive even for 6 star hotel standards..The resort tends to offer evrything from daily activities and watersports to a wide choice of dining from asian to Italian to Greek as well as many themed nights. When inside the resort one feels no need to travel outside as everything is simply done better than anything available in the surrounding vincinity. Especially suitable for adults travelling with young kids as there is plenty for them to do under the guidance of kindergarden experts. The surrounding area offers nothing much with the exception of the Spina Loca island so the guest feels no obligation to make the effort and explore his surroundings..Crete is a great island to explore but if you have travelled to Elounda Beach then you are not here for backpacking excursions..On the down side, prices are unbelievably high. For a standard room in hi-season you are expected to spend around 400-500 euros per night and then for a light lunch and full dinner with wine easily another 300 euros per day. And thats for a standard room, imagine having 2 kids ordering burgers and ice creams all day long you could be easily pushing 500 euro feeding habits.. So try to book this vacation, because it is worth it at a more reasonable price, according to their better value deals which are frequently offered on their website :)

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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MRassoulis, General Manager at Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas, responded to this review, May 18, 2013
Thank you for writing about your holiday experience at the Elounda Beach Hotel on the Trip Advisor website. It is our pleasure to read that you enjoyed the hotel and all the facilities on offer. We do have a wide range of dining venues with not only the a la carte restaurants in the Elounda Beach Hotel but also the magnificent buffet and a la carte restaurants in our sister hotel the Elounda Bay Palace, just next door. When reserving a holiday there is always the option to include meals in the price of the room with either half board or dine around options depending on what would suit your needs.
The island of Crete is a wonderful holiday destination for all ages with many places to explore. We offer such a range of experiences at the Elounda Beach that many of our guests do not venture far from the hotel.
We look forward to welcoming you and your family again to the Elounda Beach Hotel for another stay on Crete.

Kind regards,

Manolis Rassoulis
General Manager
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Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

I've traveled to Greece many times, but this was my first visit to Crete and I can honestly say that I was very much impressed. The Elounda Beach is a very luxurious resort, ideal for couples that want to spend their vacation in a relaxed and luxurious environment. I was particularly impressed by the top service and attention to detail. The beach was amazing and our suite was very nicely decorated. Look forward to visiting again next summer.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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MRassoulis, General Manager at Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Thank you for your kind review of your stay at the Elounda Beach Hotel. We are always very pleased to hear that our guests appreciate the hospitality that our hard working staff, go out of their way to afford all our guests. The personal service and tailor made stays at our diverse and luxurious resort, with the personal contact with our guests is what makes the Elounda Beach Hotel this iconic resort in the Mediterranean. Our unique water front accommodations were one can step from you own deck directly in to the warm blue sea can not be found anywhere else in the Mediterranean. We look forward to welcoming you again in the summer and hope to once again exceed your expectations of the Elounda Beach Hotel.

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Manolis Rassoulis
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

So nice resort in Crete , the location and lay out of the hotel is amazing . It is safe for kids, nice beach , water sports and really nice restaurant.They have baby sitting as well as kids club with many activities for the kids.
Perfect for relaxing and enjoying your holidays.
A bit overpriced but it worths it !

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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MRassoulis, General Manager at Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful review of the Elounda Beach Hotel. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that your children were well catered for. It is our aim at the Elounda Beach Hotel to provide the kind of holiday environment that is perfect for all the family. With our dedicated staff and listening to our guest’s suggestions and opinions we are able to create tailor made holidays ensuring that your stay will exceed all your expectations.
We would be delighted to welcome you again to the Elounda Beach Hotel for a further holiday stay with us.


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Manolis Rassoulis
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Cheltenham,Uk
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

As regular visitors to the elounda bay ,i had read some reviews regarding the Tui Robinsons programme & thought this was not for us& contacted the hotel who fixed for us to stay at the adjorning property, The Beach.Effectively the one hotel meanders into the other & are both beautiful .We had a waterfront suite 35 .I have to say it is the best room i have ever had at the resorts & i have stayed in most including the ones with pools.
As in all things its the people that make it & they were all their to greet us back Renata ,Dimitri from the Bay & Maria from the beach who showed us around.
We ate at all the restaurants & wow ... they are all still amazing,all different...but superb.
My favorite was my birtday meal at the Bay's thalasa seafood restaurant ... the Maitre De .. even sang me happy birtday with the pianest.
Great days ... great memory's
Cant wait to go back

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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MRassoulis, General Manager at Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
We are delighted that although we have created so many wonderful memories for you over the years, we are still able to make your birthday celebrations special and amazing. Thank you for sharing this on the Trip Advisor site. Both of our hotels are special but in different ways. The Elounda Bay Palace is opening next year without the Robinson TUI connection and returning to the Cretan hospitality that you have enjoyed for so long. The Elounda Beach is the original last word in luxury in Elounda, which started a tradition that although many try to reproduce, only the longstanding loyal staff in our uniquely located resort is practiced in providing. We look forward to welcoming you again next summer and to assist you in making yet more memories of our Cretan paradise.


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Manolis Rassoulis
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

A very nice resort. Very attentive management. Perfect location for families (very private and safe and the only bay I know on Crete, that doesnt suffer from winds), amazing service, but needs renovation.

Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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MRassoulis, General Manager at Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
It is the whole holiday experience that makes our hotel stand out from the rest and the privacy and safely of our guests, is always foremost in our consideration. Thank you for your kind words and during the winter period the hotel is assessed and will undergo refurbishment and renovation where necessary. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again to the Hotel next summer.

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Manolis Rassoulis
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Kelso, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

We stayed in a bungalow which was secluded with a sea view and large terrace area. Very clean and well maintained although the interior of bungalow and some public areas were dated. The technical infrastructure was a bit unreliable. We had 3 differnet tv controllers and never connected to Internet in room in spite of resetting router. Not a big problem as it was easy to connect in main reception area. The pool was huge and brilliant although the salt water didn't suite my wife's eyes. Don't let any of this stop you coming to this hotel. The sea swimming is accessible and easy even for weak swimmer. A bit short of life belts but you can always borrow them from neighbouring hotel! The food was original and excellent. Elounda was 30 mins hike but excellent choice of eating. € 6 for a taxi. There was a wide choice of rooms at different budgets and all users get access to the wonderful grounds. The spa was lavish but overpriced without discount vouchers. But we would go back to this hotel and that is a rare distinction from us.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Jersey, CI
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

We stayed here for a week in September in a suite on the waters edge. Room was nice but not what I was expecting for that price. We had a few days with a broken air conditioning unit but the staff eventually got this fixed so that was fine. Room was always clean and there were always clean towels etc but again, for the expense of this resort, this is what you would expect. We found the food very good. We particulary found the Kafenion staff service and food better than the other restaurants. The head of house at the Italian, for me, was not genuine and appeared to only be interested in those guests that perhaps had left good tips on their previous visits. It really irritated me so we only ate here twice. It was also very expensive for the food that was served and not much different to what I normally cook on a week night. The food at Kafeneon was unpretentious and just what we were after being on holiday in Crete. The Veghera bar was lovely for early dinner cocktails. Breakfast service and food was excellent and overall we had a lovely time. I am not sure we found it good value for money though but we may return next year.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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MRassoulis, General Manager at Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas, responded to this review, October 8, 2012
We would like to thank you for the feed back that you have given us by taking time to write a review on Trip Advisor. We regret that the holiday did not quite meet up to your expectations and that you were without efficient air conditioning at the start of your stay. Your comments about the food at the restaurants of the hotel will be taken in to consideration as we review our services and facilities this winter. The value for money aspect is one that we strive to meet with the standards of service and overall satisfaction but of course one that always under assessment to provide the best possible experience for our guests. We would look forward to welcoming you for another stay at the Elounda Beach hotel and hope that we will provide just the holiday that would meet your expectations of this famous hotel.

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Manolis Rassoulis
General Manager
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Property: Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas
Address: Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Lasithi Prefecture > Elounda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Elounda
#5 Spa Hotel in Elounda
#5 Luxury Hotel in Elounda
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Elounda
#7 Romantic Hotel in Elounda
#8 Family Hotel in Elounda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas 5*
Number of rooms: 219
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