Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort, Crete

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Private beach, scuba diving, snorkeling, water skiing
Private beach, scuba diving, snorkeling, water skiing
Private beach, scuba diving, snorkeling, water skiing
Indoor pool, 3 outdoor pools, open 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, pool umbrellas

Overview of Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort, Crete

Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort, Crete

5.0 star property
5-star beachfront hotel with spa, near Plaka Beach

9.4/10 Exceptional

268 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
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Plaka, Elounda, Agios Nikolaos, Crete Island, 72053
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • 5 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • 3 outdoor pools and indoor pool
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Free supervised childcare
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Steam room
  • Children's pool
  • Pool bar
For families
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Separate bathtub and shower
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On a private beach

Getting around

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

About this property

Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort, Crete

Winner of the Conde Nast Gold List award in 2021, Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort, Crete promises a premium experience where you'll have access to a private beach and onsite scuba diving, snorkeling, and surfing/body boarding. There's plenty of fun with the 3 outdoor pools and indoor pool, and guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, body wraps, and facials. Blue Door, one of 5 restaurants, serves lunch and dinner. Other highlights at this luxurious hotel include 2 bars/lounges, a rooftop terrace, and a poolside bar. The helpful staff and beach location get great marks from fellow travelers.

Languages

English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Russian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Marriott)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 251 rooms

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - anytime
  • Express check-in/out
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check 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*
  • Free supervised childcare
  • Children's club*

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite valet parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • 5 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Poolside bar
  • Private dining
  • Private picnics
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Playground
  • Free supervised childcare/activities

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Tennis
  • Fitness classes
  • Pilates classes
  • Yoga classes
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Scooter/moped rentals
  • Canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing/body boarding
  • Water skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Shopping

Working away

  • Business center
  • 6 meeting rooms

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • On-site car rental
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Facilities

  • Built in 2003
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • An indoor pool
  • Designer stores on site
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • Elevator
  • 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 center
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Portable bathtub seats
  • Lowered electrical outlets in bathroom
  • Grab bar in bathtub
  • Lever door handles

Languages

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

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Premium satellite channels
  • Pay movies

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes and slippers

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage

Freshen up

  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • 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 serves dinner only. Open select days.
Asia Deep Blue - This fine-dining restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine and serves dinner only. Open select days.
Olea - This restaurant specializes in Greek cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Open daily.
Isola - This restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Awards and affiliations

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

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • 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 check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between November 7 and April 22.

Children & extra beds

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

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • 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 sanitizer.

Contactless check-in is available.

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

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).

Policies

Guests can rest easy knowing 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 credit cards, debit cards and cash.

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

This property’s heated pool temperatures may range from 78-82 degrees Fahrenheit (26-28 degrees Celsius).
Property Registration Number 1040K015A0000201

Also known as

Blue Palace
Blue Palace Agios Nikolaos
Blue Palace Resort
Blue Palace Resort Agios Nikolaos
Palace Blue
Blue Palace Luxury Collection Resort Agios Nikolaos
Blue Palace Luxury Collection Elounda
Blue Palace Luxury Collection Agios Nikolaos
Blue Palace Luxury Collection Resort Crete Agios Nikolaos
Blue Palace Luxury Collection Crete Agios Nikolaos
Blue Palace a Luxury Collection Resort Spa
Blue Palace a Luxury Collection Resort Spa Crete
Blue Palace Elounda a Luxury Collection Resort Crete
Blue Palace Elounda a Luxury Collection Resort Spa Crete
Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort, Crete Hotel

Frequently asked questions

Is Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort, Crete currently open?
The property is closed between November 7 and April 22.
How much does it cost to stay at Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort, Crete?
As of 9 August 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort, Crete on 27 August 2022 start from S$608, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort, Crete offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort, 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 to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort, Crete?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort, Crete?
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.
Are pets allowed at Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort, Crete?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort, Crete?
Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort, Crete?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort, Crete?
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 check-in are available.
What is there to do at Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort, Crete and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like mountain biking, sailing, and water skiing and improve your game at the onsite tennis courts. Additional recreation onsite 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, Crete also has 2 bars, a private beach, and an indoor pool, as well as a 24-hour fitness center and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort, Crete?
Yes, there are 5 onsite restaurants, featuring Asian cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Charoupia (7-min walk), Thalassa (8-min walk), and Taverna (2.1 mi).
Does Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort, Crete have rooms with private spa tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep soaking bathtub.
What's the area around Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort, Crete like?
Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort, Crete is located a short 11-minute walk from Plaka Beach. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings

9.4

Exceptional

9.6/10

Cleanliness

9.3/10

Staff & service

9.3/10

Amenities

9.4/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.8/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

Michael, 4-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Zahi, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Stunning, the view from our room was to die for
20th anniversary holiday, so we chose The Blue Palace as location looked perfect, we weren’t disappointed, we arrived very early at 11:30 and our room was ready! Someone parked our car and took our cases to our room…customer service is second to none, we really felt looked after, the turn down service at night is a nice touch too. We had a pool room and it overlooked Spinalonga, which is well worth a visit. The food could not be faulted, breakfast had a huge choice of cooked, continental, fruit, cakes, omelette made to order. Isola restaurant was also fab, huge portions, we shared a caprese salad as starter and couldn’t finish it. Hotel is within touching distance of Plaka, a beautiful small village with lots of restaurants and 5-10 mins walk. Elounda was 2-3 miles away so a bit far to walk to, but lovely to walk round in the evening. It was a perfect holiday for us, highly recommend.
Sunset
Spinalonga
View from our bed
Sally, 6-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

2/10 Poor

Taylor, 6-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Michael, 7-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing place, staff, food….everything! We will come back!
Jana, 6-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

View spectacular. Food and service poor
Starting with the great was our room with a spectacular view (Room 504) Heated private pool with spacious room. This was the best part. The beach wasnt my favorite because it was stoney and you could only get in by jumping off a dock. The buffet was awful but typical of an all inclusive. So we ate out mostly even thought breakfast and dinner was included. Our first night we had a screaming couple beside us and had to call about it 3 times. That was pretty awful. I have to say with that view what is there to fight about. But whatever. The beach bar has decent food but that is not included. The service was bad when we asked for mini bar items (which during covid you had to call down for) They never had stock of the items. So when we wanted snacks we were told they are out of stock. Lastly, they did q poor job of explaining where you could get food and what times. Overall, we wouldnt stay there again.
Paul, 3-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The Perfect Luxury stay
I was on a solo trip in Crete and wanted a break from daily life. So I found Blue Palace. First, the location. Amazing! (Even if very windy while I was there) The resort itself and facilities are beautiful. The elevator going from the reception to the beach is the special plus of the hotel. It can also be the minus as you have to wait quit long minutes sometimes but you have ways to reach your destination by foot too. The rooms are well maintained and so comfortable. The service is 5stars definitely, professional even though it could be sometimes a bit more real-friendly. The breakfast is high level. And the treatments provided at the SPA are magical. Expenses are high so plan it in advance. I spent 3 perfect nights in Blue Palace and will definitely come back!
Sandrine, 3-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

8-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

מלון מצוין ומלא אופי! מומלץ
מלון יפה ומלא אופי. הנוף של המפרץ נהדר, החוף (עם הרציף המאפשר כניסה נוחה לתוך עומק הים) נפלא, ארוחת הבוקר מצוינת, השטחים הציבוריים יפים ומטופחים, השירות אדיב מאד (חוץ מצוות החוף). החסרון היחיד שמצאנו - האוכל בשירות החדרים לא טעים
Yair, 2-night family trip
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