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Blue Palace a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa Crete

Plaka, , Agios Nikolaos, GR

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Blue Palace a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa Crete

OVERVIEW

Insider Tip

Guests can enjoy sunset cruises along the Elounda coast and around the isle of Spinalonga aboard the resort's traditional Caique (fishing boat). While taking in the stunning views, guests are treated to champagne and gourmet canapés.

Hotel Overview

Dramatic sea views
Just 2 miles from the village of Elounda, this resort overlooks the sparkling sea and sits opposite the isle of Spinalonga with its medieval fortress.
Balconies, terraces
251 contemporary bungalows, suites, and villas feature balconies or terraces, marble bathrooms, LCD TVs, wireless Internet access, and traditional Greek liquor, a selection of seasonal fruits and local delicacies upon arrival.
Private beach, pools
Guests can enjoy water sports at the private beach, swim in one of two pools, dine at five on-site restaurants, or indulge in a treatment at the spa.

Know Before You Go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1500, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 105 per vehicle (one way)
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 65 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

What to expect:

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1500, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Location

Plaka, , Agios Nikolaos, GR

Airport:

HER - Heraklion Airport

ROOMS

Overview

The Blue Palace offers 251 bungalows, suites, and villas. Individually decorated in an elegant, contemporary style, all accommodations feature balconies or terraces; most feature sea views. Marble bathrooms include plush bathrobes, slippers, and beach towels, plus complimentary designer toiletries. All rooms are equipped with wireless Internet access, LCD TVs with satellite channels and pay movies, and multi-line phones with voice mail. All heated pools are available without extra charge and can be heated up to a specific temperature according to the guests requirements. Amenities include minibars and welcome amenities including traditional Greek liquor, a selection of seasonal fruits and local delicacies.

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Television
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Phone
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • In-room safe
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Desk
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Pay movies
  • Turndown service
  • Free bottled water
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player
  • In-room massage available
  • Slippers
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Satellite TV service
  • Free WiFi
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Furnished balcony or patio
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

DETAILS

Property Amenities

Situated along Crete's northern coast, this resort overlooks the Gulf of Mirabello and the isle of Spinalonga. Spa: Guests in search of health and beauty can indulge in a variety of wet and dry therapies and treatments at the Elounda Spa, which boasts three levels staffed by beauticians, nutritionists, doctors, and massage therapists. Treatments range from thermal body wraps and seawater hydromassage baths with marine algae to Balinese massage and marine exfoliation (surcharge). Elounda Spa and Thalassotherapy hours for spa treatments are from 11:00am to 8:00pm. Guests can also unwind in the sauna or hammam, take a dip in the pool, or sample fruit juices and herbal teas in the relaxation area from 9:00am to 9:00pm. Active guests can attend classes in aerobics, yoga, Cretan dance, or kinesiology. The spa fitness center is open to guests all day and night, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Children under 16 are not allowed in the spa facilities from 11:00am to 8:00pm. Business users will find fully equipped meeting facilities for up to 230 people available onsite. All taxis booked from the resort will offer guests unlimited Wi-Fi free of charge. The Kid's Club is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm everyday except Sundays. The amenities listed below are available on site; fees may apply:

  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Elevator/lift
  • Indoor pool
  • Supervised childcare/activities
  • Hair salon
  • Concierge services
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Shopping on site
  • Total number of rooms -
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Poolside bar
  • Free breakfast
  • Children's pool
  • Spa services on site
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Express check-out
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • On private beach
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Meeting rooms
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • Wedding services
  • Express check-in
  • Children's club
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Free WiFi
  • Year Built
  • Number of restaurants -
  • Tennis on site
  • Number of outdoor pools -
  • Outdoor tennis courts -
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Turkish bath/Hammam
  • Free self parking
  • Free valet parking
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Number of bars/lounges -
  • Luggage storage
  • Direct access to private beach
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's club (free)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)

Number of rooms: 251

Policies

Know Before You Go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1500, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 105 per vehicle (one way)
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 65 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Dining

A complimentary breakfast is provided each morning.
Flame
Blue Palace's new addition in 2012, Flame is a steakhouse that will offer a variety of locally grown and seasonal produce, ranging from locally raised meat and local cheeses to Crete’s liquid gold, its famous olive oil. The menu will be altered based on the seasonal offerings. Flame has taken exceptional care at reaching out to the best local producers and finding unique flavors available at the island of Crete. Through the “Meet our Farmers” program, visitors will get the chance to meet area farmers, cheese makers and independent purveyors who will be invited to present their products and outline their philosophy and process. In addition the new herb garden planted in front of the restaurant will cater as a resource for the chefs who will be using it in their daily cooking. The concept and menu has been designed by Chef Doxis Bekris. Chef Kostas Katsoulis will be in charge of the operation of Flame.
Olea
Modern restaurant with olive-themed décor located on the upper terrace. Informal dining accompanied by panoramic sea views. Serves an American buffet breakfast and international buffet options with a selection of main courses in the evening.
Asia Blue
Contemporary restaurant characterized by clean lines and high-contrast dark woods and light walls. Sea views. Chef prepares fusion dishes inspired by the gastronomic traditions of Japan, Thailand, China, and Polynesia. Open for dinner six days per week.
Blue Door Taverna
Small Greek taverna-style restaurant at the water's edge. Intimate and authentic ambiance. Offers traditional Greek cuisine. Open daily for lunch and dinner.
Isola Italian Restaurant
Serves a selection of pastas and salads for lunch and dinner daily. Located by the main pool overlooking the sea.
Arsenali Lounge
Elegant lobby lounge overlooking the sea. Serves light snacks during the day. Open until late night.
Isola Beach Bar
Serves beachside snacks and cocktails during the day.
Votsalo
Poolside bar serving light snacks, fresh juices, and cocktails throughout the day.

Recreation

A private beach and outdoor tennis courts are featured at the hotel. 3 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with an indoor pool. In addition to a children's pool, other recreational amenities include a sauna and a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Aerobics
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Mountain biking
  • Pilates classes/instruction
  • Playground
  • Rowing or canoeing
  • Running track/path
  • Scooter/Moped Rentals
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Tennis
  • Water skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Yoga classes/instruction