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Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa

Plaka, , Agios Nikolaos, Greece

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Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa

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

Location
Nestled on the beach, this Elounda hotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Plaka Beach and 25.2 mi (40.5 km) from Istro Beach.
Hotel Features
Catch some rays on Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Crete's private beach or spend the day relaxing at the full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's 5 restaurants.
Room Amenities
All 251 rooms boast deep soaking tubs and offer free WiFi and furnished balconies or patios. 24-hour room service and DVD players are standard, as are TVs with satellite channels.

Amenity highlights:

Simply step outside to unwind on the hotel's beach. At Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, you can cool off in one of the 3 outdoor swimming pools and indulge in a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa.

Location

Plaka, , Agios Nikolaos, Greece

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
  • Balcony
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Climate control
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Cribs (infant beds) available
  • Designer toiletries
  • Electronic/magnetic keys
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Internet access - wireless
  • Minibar
  • Multi-line phone
  • Pay movies
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway beds
  • Slippers
  • Smoking rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Voice mail
  • Wake-up calls
  • Welcome amenities
  • Window opens

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:

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Babysitting/Childcare
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Elevator/lift
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Gift shop or newsstand
  • Hair salon
  • Internet access in public areas - complimentary
  • Internet access in public areas - wireless
  • Kids' club
  • Laundry facilities
  • Library
  • Multilingual staff
  • Poolside bar
  • Private beach
  • Sauna
  • Shopping on site
  • Spa services on site
  • Steam room
  • Supervised child care/activities
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Wedding services

Number of rooms: 251

Policies

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 70.00 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

  • Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
  • Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
  • Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • Hotel Registry Number - 1040K015A0000201
  • Guests who book a half board inclusive rate plan receive breakfast and dinner at the property's buffet restaurant. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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.
  • 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