I was traveling with my husband and two teenage children. We really enjoyed our 3 night stay at The Blue Palace. The location and views are spectacular, beach and pools are beautiful and well maintained. Overall the hotel and grounds are beautiful as you would expect for a 5 star luxury resort, our room was large with a balcony and great view of the sea, bathrooms are modern and spacious, everything was clean.
The buffet breakfast in the morning was excellent, every food choice you can imagine was available.
The critiques are related to expectations for a 5 star property (charging 5 star prices): very poor internet service, you could only get free wireless in one particular part of the lobby and even then it was hit or miss; service in the restaurants (not the bar - they were great) was strangely blasé and indifferent; the food in general was very expensive for average and in some cases bland/boring food; pillows you are supposed to sleep on are like the miniature ones you get on a flight. We were there during peak season in early August, and discovered that they close 3 of the 5 restaurants every night, so this means a lot of guests, like us, were not able to eat at the hotel and have to walk to the fishing village or take a cab to another restaurant.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blue Palace Resort And Spa
- Blue Palace Hotel Elounda
- Blue Palace Resort & Spa
- Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete Elounda