Blue Palace, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete

An exclusive beachfront hotel with facilities for all ages and stunning views of Spinalonga Island.

Blue Palace, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete

An exclusive beachfront hotel with facilities for all ages and stunning views of Spinalonga Island.

Blue Palace, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete

An exclusive beachfront hotel with facilities for all ages and stunning views of Spinalonga Island.

Blue Palace, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete

An exclusive beachfront hotel with facilities for all ages and stunning views of Spinalonga Island.

Blue Palace, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete

An exclusive beachfront hotel with facilities for all ages and stunning views of Spinalonga Island.

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          Blue Palace, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa

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          This luxurious 5* beachfront hotel nestles within the charming fishing village of Plaka, close to Elounda, boasting captivating views of the Aegean Sea and historical Spinalonga Island. This property is ideal for families and couples of all ages.

          The Blue Palace’s 251 elegantly designed rooms include private furnished veranda overlooking spectacular sights, with most rooms featuring their own exclusive heated infinity pool. With 12 diverse assortments of stylish bungalows, suites and villas to choose from, this hotel can accommodate your every need. Staff are always eager to ensure your stay is nothing short of first class and you are welcomed with traditional Greek delicacies upon arrival.

          The award-winning Elounda Spa and Thalassotherapy, with 23 rooms, sits on the hotel’s exclusive private beach, which can be accessed via panoramic lifts. Relax and pamper yourself here in complete tranquillity with a range of excellent quality signature treatments under the Cretan sun and soothing sea breeze.

          With an idyllic beachfront location, the hotel also enjoys a wide array of water sports, swimming pools and leisure facilities that offer private lessons in a variety of activities. For those who like to keep fit, there is also a wide selection of fitness classes and the option to compete in tennis tournaments. Yet, for those who like to explore you can enjoy your very own private sunset champagne boat trip to a romantic beach or take a short stroll to the traditional fishing village of Plaka. There is also a great host of activities at the children’s club where the little ones will be kept entertained for hours, as well as a playground and children’s pool.

          This prestigious property is home to a wide variety of restaurants, serving a diverse selection of cuisine from oriental fusion to a fresh fish taverna. Weekly BBQs are held at the Isola Beach Bar and are an enjoyable experience. 24-hour in-room dining is also available, with the villa properties benefitting from the elite services of a personal chef, butler and daily treats.   

          At the end of the day, evening cocktails can be enjoyed to unwind under a starlit sky from a choice of 3 authentic bars or those who are not quite ready to wind-up their day, can participate in an enchanting night-time scuba dive.  

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            Room and Suite Features

            The Blue Palace Hotel & Spa has a wide variety of elegantly designed bungalows, suites and villas with furnished verandas and beguiling sea views. Choose from 251 rooms, most of which boast their own private infinity pools.
            All rooms feature the following amenities: individually controlled Air-Conditioning, crisp 320 thread Pure Cotton satin sheets, Pillow menu, Bedside control panel, Marble bathroom, Plush Bathrobes and Slippers, indulgent Bathroom Amenities, Hairdryer, Magnifying mirror, Television with Satellite Channels and Pay-per-view, Telephone, Wi-Fi Internet Access, In-Room Safe, Sitting Area with coffee table and writing desk, fully stocked Mini Bar, 24-hour In-room Dining, In-room Master Wine List, refreshing Bottles of Mineral Water provided daily, Traditional Greek Liquor, Delicacies and Seasonal Fruits on arrival, Welcome amenities and twice-daily Housekeeping Services.
            WiFi - Low bandwidth is offered complimentary (apart from Island Suites & Villas where high bandwidth wifi is already offered complimentary). High bandwidth in other accommodations is offered at a cost.

            Superior Bungalow Sea View

            These spacious superior bungalows, with elegant natural decor, enjoy stunning panoramic sea views from their private furnished balconies. Each bungalow features a king-size bed (twin request), comfortable sofa and 32" LCD plasma television. The marble-lined bathroom contains a separate glass walled shower (rain-shower) with a 13" LCD television in selected bungalows. Each of these Superior Bungalows measure approximately 40 square metres and sleep a maximum occupancy of 3 people.

            Superior Bungalow Sea View with Private Pool

            These stylish superior bungalows feature their own private plunge pool (measuring approximately 22 square metres), with selected bungalows featuring heated or infinity pools. Each bungalow contains a king-size or twin bed, comfortable sofa and 32" plasma television. The marble-lined bathroom includes a bathtub and the veranda offers alluring sea views with a daybed or sofa to unwind on. Each of these Superior Bungalows measure approximately 40 square metres and sleep a maximum occupancy of 3 people.

            Two Bedroom Deluxe with Private heated pool

            Spread over 2 levels, these 2-bedroom deluxe rooms containing a child-proofed staircase with safety gate and a spacious sitting area are ideal for families. The enlarged veranda holds a private heated pool (measuring approximately 21 square metres), with relaxing sunbeds and patio to relish the engaging landscape. Each room features a king-size bed (twin on request) with an en-suite and 32" flat screen LCD television. The marble-lined en-suite bathrooms contain separate glass walled showers (rain-shower). Each of these Two-Bedroom Deluxe suites measure approximately 79 square metres and sleep a maximum occupancy of 5 people.

            Junior Suite Sea View

            These expansive contemporary suites offer paradisiacal sea views from their private furnished verandas. Each room features a king-size or twin bed, spacious lounge area with a sofa, 32" flat screen LCD Plasma television, CD/DVD Player and a second bathroom in selected suites. Kick back in the marble bathroom’s deep soaking tub or rain-shower with a single or double vanity. The Junior Suites also provide the possibility of inter-connecting rooms. Each of these Junior Suites measure approximately 58 square metres and sleep a maximum occupancy of 3 people. Choose from open-plan, bi-level or one-bedroom designs to suit your personal necessities.

            Junior Suite with Private Heated Pool

            These elegant Junior Suites enjoy their own private heated pool (measuring approximately 21 square metres), overlooking alluring landscape, equipped with loungers and a table. Each room features a king-size or twin bed, a spacious lounge, 32" flat screen LCD plasma television, CD/DVD player, second bathroom and walk-in dressing area. Relax in the marble bathroom’s deep soaking tub or rain-shower with its 13" built-in LCD television and single or double vanity.Each of these Junior Suites measure approximately 54 square metres and sleep a maximum occupancy of 3 people.Choose from open plan or one-bedroom designs to match your needs.

            Mediterranean Maisonette Suite Sea View with Private Pool

            Spread over 2 levels, these authentic maisonette suites ensure a romantic stay with spectacular sea views from its private veranda, boasting an infinity plunge pool (measuring approximately 22 square metres) and relaxing day bed. Each room features an additional balcony for the upper level, king-size or twin bed, living room and sitting area with sofa, 32" flat screen LCD plasma television, CD/DVD player, home cinema, second bathroom and walk-in dressing area. The marble bathroom contains a deep soaking tub, rain-shower, single or double vanity and 13" built-in LCD television. Each of these Mediterranean Maisonette Suites measure 70 square metres and sleep a maximum occupancy of 3 people.

            Deluxe Suite Sea View with Private Pool

            These luxurious deluxe suites boast an impressive veranda, overlooking remarkable sea views with a corner infinity pool (measuring approximately 44 square metres), sun beds and umbrella. Each elegantly designed suite with fine decor features a king-size or twin bed, separate living room, sitting area with sofa, 32" flat screen LCD plasma television, CD/DVD player, home cinema, second bathroom and walk-in dressing area. The marble bathroom contains a deep soaking tub, rain-shower and single or double vanity. Each of these deluxe suites measure approximately 68 square metres and sleep a maximum occupancy of 4 people. Choose from open-plan or one-bedroom designs to match your necessities.

            Island Luxury Suite Sea View with Private Pool

            These extraordinary luxury suites enjoy stunning sea views from their enlarged private heated infinity pool (measuring approximately 30 square metres) on the furnished veranda with sun beds and an umbrella. Each distinctly stylish suite features a four poster king-size or twin bed, separate living room, outdoor sitting area and dining table, 32" flat screen LCD plasma television, CD/DVD player, home cinema, second bathroom and walk-in dressing area. The marble bathroom contains an egg-shaped bath tub and/or Jacuzzi, rain-shower, single or double vanity and 13" built-in LCD television. Each of these Island Luxury Suites measure approximately 72 square metres and sleep a maximum occupancy of 4 people. Choose from open-plan or one-bedroom designs to suit your needs.

            Villa Almyra

            This luxurious private 2-bedroom villa, overlooking the azure Aegean Sea, is furnished in modern Oriental Mediterranean-style, blending natural materials with the traditional island artisan. The villa opens to a scenic veranda with a heated infinity plunge pool (measuring approximately 28 square metres). Each room features a king-size or twin bed with an en-suite, walk-in dressing area and 32" LCD plasma television. The villa has a separate living room, outdoor sitting area with dining table, 42" flat screen LCD plasma television, CD/DVD player, home cinema, PlayStation, iPod docking station, complimentary Wi-Fi access, Nespresso coffee machine, an additional small bathroom and private car-parking. The marble bathrooms contain a deep soaking tub, rain-shower and single or double vanity. Guests can also enjoy a daily newspaper, requested butler service and in-room dining from any of the restaurants. This Villa measures approximately 110 square metres and sleeps a maximum occupancy of 4/5 people.Choose from open plan or one-bedroom designs to match your necessities.

            Villa Thalassa

            This delightful private 2-bedroom villa, with impressive sea views, is inspired by Oriental Mediterranean styling with original pieces handpicked from places such as Morocco and Crete. Relax on the beautiful terrace or large veranda with sunbeds and bathe in the heated infinity pool (measuring approximately 30 square metres). Each room features a king-size or twin bed with an en-suite, walk-in dressing area and 32" LCD plasma television. The villa has a grand living room with a fireplace, outdoor sitting area with dining table, 42" flat screen LCD plasma television, CD/DVD player, home cinema, PlayStation, iPod docking station, complimentary Wi-Fi access, Nespresso coffee machine, an additional small bathroom and private car-parking. The marble bathrooms contain a deep soaking tub, rain-shower and single or double vanity. Guests can also enjoy a Chef’s treat daily. This Villa measures approximately 110 square metres and sleeps a maximum occupancy of 4/5 people. Choose from open-plan or one-bedroom layouts to suit your necessities.

            The Grand Villa

            Spread over 2 levels, the elegant 2-bedroom Grand Villa is set in absolute seclusion with refined warming decor that creates a calming ambience. This luxurious villa enjoys magnificent views of the Aegean Sea from its spacious veranda with a hydro-jet infinity pool (measuring approximately 31 square metres) and day beds. Each room features a king-size or twin bed with an en-suite, walk-in dressing area and 32" LCD plasma television. The villa has a grand living room area, outdoor lounging area with dining table, 42" flat screen LCD plasma television, CD/DVD player, home cinema, PlayStation, iPod docking station, complimentary Wi-Fi access, Nespresso coffee machine, an additional small bathroom, heated indoor private pool (measuring approximately 18 square metres) with remarkable views, sauna, massage area, gym and private car-parking. The marble bathrooms contain a deep soaking tub, rain-shower and single or double vanity. Guests can also enjoy a Chef’s treat daily and order from the resort’s diverse restaurants to their room. This Villa measures approximately 220 square metres and sleeps a maximum occupancy of 5 people. Choose open-plan or one-bedroom layouts to suit your preference.

            The Royal Blue Villa

            Situated on the edge of the resort with astounding views of the bay is one of the most impressive villas on the island, achieving uncompromising privacy over two levels. Its spacious furnished veranda occupies a heated infinity pool (measuring approximately 35 square metres) with relaxing sun beds. This majestic villa features 3 en-suite bedrooms with king-size or twin beds, 32" LCD plasma televisions, walk-in dressing areas and private verandas with gardens in selected rooms. Guests will be greeted with champagne on arrival and departed with a farewell gift. The villa has a grand open plan living room with a fireplace, dining room, 42" flat screen LCD plasma television, CD/DVD player, home cinema, PlayStation, iPod docking station, complimentary Wi-Fi access, Nespresso coffee machine, an additional small bathroom, heated indoor private pool (measuring approximately 18 square metres) with remarkable views, sauna, massage area and gym. Outside the villa, you will also discover a private garden with a sitting area, dining area, barbeque, wood-burning oven and private car-parking. The marble bathrooms contain a deep soaking tub, rain-shower, single or double vanity and 13" built-in LCD television. Guests can also enjoy a Chef’s treat daily, request butler service, order from the resort’s diverse restaurants or even request the services of a private Chef to cook lunch or dinner for them. Housekeeping is arranged by appointment and there is a separate staff entrance for service. This Villa measures approximately 290 square metres and sleeps a maximum occupancy of 8 people.

            • Private Beach (accessed by funicular lifts)
            • 3 main Outdoor Swimming Pools
            • Heated Indoor Swimming Pool
            • Children’s Swimming Pool
            • 5 Restaurants
            • 3 Bars
            • The Elounda Spa & Thalassotherapy (famed for its rituals)
            • Gymnasium and Fitness Centre (ages 16+)
            • Saunas, Hammams and Jacuzzis
            • Diving and Water Sports Centre (PADI Dive Masters)
            • Caique Fishing Boat Excursions
            • 2 Floodlit Tennis Courts
            • 18-Hole Golf Course
            • Bicycle hire
            • Table Tennis
            • Children’s Club (ages 3-12)
            • Playground
            • Private Helipad
            • Private Chapel
            • Wi-Fi access   

            Asia Blue

            This elegant restaurant set in a relaxed lounge area specialises in exquisite Asian Cuisine, ranging from Japanese to Thai and beyond. Guests are captivated from the moment they sit down by the talented chefs busily preparing sushi in their open kitchen. Dress Smart/Casual.

            Opening Hours: 19:30 – 00:00 (closed Thursday). Themed Asian night every Monday from 20:00 – 22:30.

            (Tip: For Starters, try Asia Blue’s mussels with black beans, pepper, onions, ginger and soy sauce or the mango beef braised in fresh mango sauce).

            Blue Door

            This is a spectacular flood-lit beachfront taverna specialising in traditional Greek cuisine. Blue Door has transformed an old fisherman’s stone house into a renowned restaurant that incorporates the resort’s signature colour to create an authentic ambience.The finest traditional Greek cuisine features a daily catch from the local fishermen, cooked over the open grill and accompanied by a traditional Greek Meze. Daily specials are always on offer and include Greek specialities like Moussaka and dolmades.

            Opening Hours: Daily from 13:00 – 00:00 (closed Wednesday evening). Themed Fish Night every Friday from 20:00 – 22:00. Live Bouzouki entertainment every Monday-Friday night.

            (Tip:Delight in a Greek Meze of tzatztiki, fava and dolmadakia for appetizers and for the finale treat yourself to a Cretan yoghurt dessert topped with traditional sweets).

            Flame

            This exclusive steakhouse allows you to experience some of the finest, locally sourced meat which is carefully prepared, innovatively flavoured and thoughtfully presented on large wooden platters. Dress Smart/Casual (long trousers are required by gentleman for dinner).

            Guests also have the opportunity to meet the local farmers and cheese makers as well as visit the restaurant’s herb and vegetable gardens or visit the local suppliers who will explain the production processes.

            Isola

            Relaxing by the main pool and enjoying the sea breeze, this charming restaurant specialises in Mediterranean and Italian cuisine. Isola boasts a great selection of pasta, risotto, hearty salads and other delicacies that ensure a delicious meal with an Italian flare. Dress Smart/Casual.

            Opening Hours: Lunch served 12:30 – 16:00, Dinner served 19:30 – 00:00 (closed Monday evening).

            (Tip: Consider the carpaccio di Vitello with rucola, aged Parmsan cheese flakes and a vintage balsamic vinegar and white truffle oil essence. Follow with a risotto with crayfish, shrimps, mussels, cockles and sun dried tomatoes in a white wine sauce).

            Olea

            Named after the olive trees in the enormous Cretan pots, Olea is the principal restaurant, distributing a diverse selection of cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. Overlooking stunning sea views, an impressive American style buffet breakfast with French Champagne is served daily. Dress Smart/Casual.

            Opening Hours: Breakfast Buffet open 07:15 – 10:30 (subject to change).

            Arsenali Lounge Bar

            At the prime location of the resort, looking towards the picturesque ocean, the Arsenali Lounge Bar is the perfect place to relax on Moroccan loungers and sofas with exquisite cocktails. Light snacks are served and complimentary Wi-Fi internet access is provided.

            Opening Hours: Daily from 09:30 – 01:30 (Snacks served 13:00 – 16:00). On selected evenings, nightly entertainment of live jazz, piano and saxophone accompany your evening under the Greek stars.

            (Tip: Don’t miss the delicious Tears of Chios created by Greg Seider exclusively for the Luxury Collection).

            Isola Beach Bar

            Located on the beach, an enticing array of light snacks and drinks are available. Unwind here with pool or beachside service, accompanied by atmospheric music.

            Opening Hours: Daily from 09:30 – 18:00 (Snacks served 13:00 – 16:00).

            Votsalo Bar

            Relax at this contemporary lounge that oversees one of the pools, with beautiful views of the resort. Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access is provided.

            Opening Hours: Daily from 10:00 – 18:00 and 19:30 – 00:00 (closed Sunday).

            This incredible 5* family friendly accommodation warmly welcomes children of all ages and nothing is too much trouble for the staff.

            Complimentary cots, play pens, car seats and high chairs are available. Personalised children’s meals can be made to order and there is a children’s pool available.

            The Kids Club (ages 3 – 12) offers a number of engaging activities including theatrical play, painting, crafts, Greek dancing, mythology and doll making, with each child receiving a surprise welcome package upon arrival. (Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday from 09:00-17:00).

            Every Wednesday, 18:00 until 19:00, children from aged 5 enjoy a free tennis lesson with the hotels tennis instructor. Teenagers can participate at the weekly tennis tournament organized among resort’s guests. 

            This luxurious 5* hotel holds a team of expert planners in the Romance Department who can organise everything down to the finest detail.

            Weddings

            These inspiring tailor-made weddings can help design your dream day. You can choose from a number of breath-taking and dramatic locations for your special day and the hotels wedding co-ordinators will ensure your dream wedding is tailor-made to your precise wishes. You can opt for a religious or civil ceremony. The private chapel of Agios Titos is set by the beach and offers both indoor and outdoor services. Before your wedding reception at the venue of your choice, you can take your guests on a superb sunset cocktail boat-trip to perfect your dream day.

            Honeymoons

            The Blue Palace Hotel and Spa offers an unforgettable Honeymoon package where you can escape with your loved one in an intimate romantic location.

            (Expert Tip: A Gamokoulouro (wedding bread roll) is placed in the room of the newlyweds on the second day. Gamokoulouro is a uniquely Cretan, visually appealing and tremendously impressive tradition. Gamokoulouro is traditionally prepared one week prior to the wedding and is decorated with carved motifs and symbols representing fertility and prosperity such as seeds, birds, grapes and pine nuts. Gamokoulouro is usually offered as a gift to the best man, honoured guests and relatives of the couple).

            Children Stay Free

            Children up to 12 years of age stay free of charge when sharing a guest room with 2 full paying persons, for arrivals in April May and October  on a bed and breakfast basis  

            10% Early Booking Saving

            Stays between 15 April - 31 October 2019 receive a saving of 10% from the accommodation rate.  Applies to all room types.  Offer can be used in conjunction with other offers of the same time period. For bookings confirmed between 16 March - 15 April 2019.  Terms and conditions apply

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              Transfer time: approximately 60 minutes by car from Heraklion Airport



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