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Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete

Upmarket beachfront hotel with spa, near Plaka Beach

  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi and free parking
From
£233

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Plaka, Agios Nikolaos, 72053, Crete Island, Greece
9.4.Exceptional.
  • Very comfortable suites with amazing views, excellent facilities (beach, pools,…

    Oct 3, 2019

  • We have stayed at the Blue Palace 7 years on the bonce we call it our “Greek Medicine “…

    Aug 19, 2019

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Commitment to Clean (Marriott), Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Quiet
Safe
Dining options
Walkable
Convenient
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 251 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • 5 restaurants and 2 poolside bars
  • Full-service spa
  • 3 outdoor pools and indoor pool

For families

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)

What’s around

  • On a private beach
  • Plaka Beach - 11-min walk
  • Spinalonga Castle - 23-min walk
  • Istro Beach - 17.2 mi / 27.7 km
The following facilities or services will be unavailable from April 1 2021 to September 29 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Sauna

The property is closed between 7 November and 22 May.

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Superior Bungalow, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking, View
  • Superior Bungalow, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Sea View (Private Pool)
  • Superior Bungalow, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking (Private Pool)
  • Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking, Private Pool (Bi-Level)
  • Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Private Pool (Heated Pool)
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking (Mediterranean Maisonette Private Pool)
  • Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed, Private Pool, Sea View
  • Island, Luxury Suite, 1 King Bed, Private Pool, Sea View
  • Superior Bungalow, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, View
  • Bungalow, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Sea View (Heated Pool)
  • Family Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Villa, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking
  • Grand Villa, 2 Bedrooms, Private Pool, Sea View
  • Royal Villa, 3 Bedrooms, Private Pool, Sea View
  • Classic Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Sea View

Location

Plaka, Agios Nikolaos, 72053, Crete Island, Greece
  • On a private beach
  • Plaka Beach - 11-min walk
  • Spinalonga Castle - 23-min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On a private beach
  • Plaka Beach - 11-min walk
  • Spinalonga Castle - 23-min walk
  • Istro Beach - 17.2 mi / 27.7 km

Getting around

  • Heraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis) 55-min drive
  • Sitia (JSH) 78-min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 251 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests who book a half board inclusive rate plan receive breakfast and dinner at the property's buffet restaurant.
Please note: Guestroom photos are representative of rooms offered and may differ from the actual room received.
A credit card deposit is only valid when card and cardholder are present at check-in along with matching photo identification.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Babysitting/childcare*
  • Children's club*

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle*

Parking

  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free on-site valet parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?

  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • 5 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • 2 poolside bars
  • Snack bar/deli
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Fitness classes on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Personal motorised watercraft on site
  • Mountain biking on site
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Playground on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Scooter/moped rentals on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Snorkelling on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Waterskiing on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Number of meeting rooms - 6

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Year Built – 2003
  • Lift
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Portable bathtub seat
  • Lowered electrical outlets in bathroom
  • Grab bar - in bathtub
  • Lever door handles

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Russian

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service

Things to enjoy

  • In-room massage available

Freshen up

  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • TV
  • Pay films
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

Spa

The Elounda Spa has 24 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including hydrotherapy and thalassotherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, a steam room and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 8 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Dining

Blue Door – This seafood restaurant serves lunch and dinner.

Brand -new dining concept – This restaurant only serves dinner. Open selected days.

Asia Deep Blue – This fine-dining restaurant specialises in Asian cuisine and only serves dinner. Open selected days.

Olea – This restaurant specialises in Greek cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Open daily.

Isola – This restaurant specialises in Mediterranean cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Recreation

On Site

  • Outdoor tennis courts -
  • Tennis on site
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Personal motorised watercraft on site
  • Mountain biking on site
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Playground on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Scooter/moped rentals on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Snorkelling on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Waterskiing on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Travelife, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.
Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete is listed in the 2020 Condé Nast Traveller Gold List of the world's best places to stay and the 2021 Travel + Leisure 500.

Fees & policies

Mandatory feesPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or checkout:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 4.00 per accommodation, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Children & extra bedsPay at property

  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 70.0 per night
  • Children's club access is available for an extra charge
  • Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa & gym (if applicable)Pay at property

  • Pool access available from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Guests under 8 years old are not allowed in the spa
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in is available.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Marriott) guidelines.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global).

Policies

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, debit cards and cash.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 500 owing to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information on the booking confirmation.

This property’s heated pool temperatures may range from 78-82 degrees Fahrenheit (26-28 degrees Celsius).

This property is licensed under an applicable law.Property registration number 1040K015A0000201

Also known as

  • Blue Palace Luxury Collection Resort Agios Nikolaos
  • Blue Palace a Luxury Collection Resort Spa Crete
  • Blue Palace a Luxury Collection Resort Spa
  • Blue Palace a Luxury Collection Resort Spa Crete
  • Blue Palace Luxury Collection Resort Elounda
  • Blue Palace Luxury Collection Agios Nikolaos
  • Blue Palace Luxury Collection Elounda
  • Blue Palace Luxury Collection Resort Crete Agios Nikolaos
  • Blue Palace Luxury Collection Crete Agios Nikolaos
  • Blue Palace Luxury Collection Crete
  • The Blue Palace A Luxury Collection Resort Spa Crete
  • Blue Palace a Luxury Collection Resort Spa

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • The property is closed between 7 November and 22 May. The following facilities or services will be unavailable from April 1 2021 to September 29 2021 (dates subject to change):
    • Sauna
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
  • Yes, there are 3 outdoor pools, an indoor pool and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless social distancing are available.
  • Yes, there are 5 on-site restaurants, featuring Asian cuisine. Nearby restaurants include paliria (7-min walk), Palio Kantouni (2.1 mi) and Anemomylos (2.3 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • Have fun with on-site activities such as mountain biking, sailing and waterskiing and improve your game at the on-site tennis courts. Additional recreation on-site includes aerobics , pilates and yoga. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 3 outdoor swimming pools. Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete also has 2 poolside bars, 2 bars and a private beach, as well as a 24-hour fitness centre and a garden.
9.4.Exceptional.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing service from really friendly staff. Beautiful hotel, 5* with a relaxed atmosphere.

    7 night family trip, Jul 19, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The location was brilliant, the resort well laid out and the staff very helpful and attentive without being intrusive. The only downside was the Cretan staff using American phrases to communicate with staff eg Have a Nice Day. Use of Greek phrases would have been more authentic and consistent with where we were.

    5 night romance trip, May 19, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Super luxurious resort, a true 5 star experience in a beautiful setting

    Ryan, 5 night trip, Oct 12, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Exclusive property with good selection of activities and good water based entertainment

    3 night romance trip, Jun 5, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I stayed 3 nights with my wife right at the beginning of the season. The pictures do not even describe the beauty of the place, it's been complete heaven. The Deluxe Suite totally worth it, the way the infinite pool mixes with the view is incredible. staff is extremely nice and you really don't have to worry about a thing besides checking in & out and paying :) Good food at the resort, and also great places just a few km away Unbelievable value for money. I will be definitely returning. Thank you

    3 night family trip, May 13, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Greta hotel in Plaka

    excellent hotel great situation such a pity normal wifi is so poor

    Victoria, 4 night trip, Oct 7, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    waw

    Everything was amazing! Really recommended!

    Samy, 5 night trip, Sep 28, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A place to go

    Amazing! Don’t go to Agios nikolaos only to plaka

    Georgia, 7 night trip, Aug 7, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    eccelent

    eccelent

    Joseph, 5 night romance trip, Oct 15, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Blue palace

    We were greeted at reception by Panos!!! He is great and very friendly and efficient. The beach is the best! If you stay here ...be sure to get a room aeay from the busy street.

    Cynthia, 2 night trip, Oct 15, 2019

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