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Rooms and Suites at Blue Palace Resort & Spa

From 444 USD
Superior Sea View Bungalow

Superior Sea View Bungalow ( 431ft2 )

The interior of the Superior Bungalows is a welcoming wash of peaceful dusty ochre walls and creamy rough marble, accompanied by soothing blues inspir...

From 735 USD
Junior Suite Heated Pool Suite

Junior Suite Heated Pool Suite ( 581ft2 )

The 54-square meters Junior Suites Private Heated Pool offer a private a private heated plunge pool and landscape views surrounded by an expansive ver...

From 785 USD
Superior Sea View Pool Bungalow

Superior Sea View Pool Bungalow ( 431ft2 )

The Superior Bungalows with Pool are housed in single or two story buildings perched above the private beach. Aside from a stunning veranda that leads...

From 819 USD
2 Bedroom Family Suite

2 Bedroom Family Suite ( 624ft2 )

This 58-square-meters Junior Suites Sea View boasts spacious verandas with spectacular sea views. The liberal open-plan, one-bedroom, or bi-level inte...

From 892 USD
Maisonette Bi-level Sea View Suite

Maisonette Bi-level Sea View Suite ( 753ft2 )

The Mediterranean Maisonette Suite with Pool is distinguished by its two levels as well as enchanting views of its namesake sea and the beautiful isla...

From 1,124 USD
2 Bedroom Bi Level Deluxe Pool Room

2 Bedroom Bi Level Deluxe Pool Room ( 850ft2 )

The lower level of the Deluxe Two-Bedroom Suite with Pool features an expansive bedroom with bedding of your choice and ample en-suite bathroom with a...

From 1,334 USD
Island Luxury Suite

Island Luxury Suite ( 775ft2 )

Bearing the name of a Greek isle, each Island Luxury Suite Sea View with Pool is an idyllic setting for soaking up the Cretan sun or for dining al fre...

From 1,491 USD
Deluxe Sea View Pool Suite

Deluxe Sea View Pool Suite ( 732ft2 )

Atmospheric bedrooms introduce the 68-square-meter Deluxe Suite with Pool. These suites feature authentic island décor with an emphasis on natural mat...

From 2,146 USD
2 Bedroom Pool Villa

2 Bedroom Pool Villa ( 1184ft2 )

2 Bedroom Villa Bedroom 1: 1 King, Bedroom 2: 2 Twin/Single Bed(s), Bathrooms: 2.5, Sea view. Perched above the azure Aegean Sea, each contemporary Tw...

From 4,287 USD
2 Bedroom Grand Sea View Villa

2 Bedroom Grand Sea View Villa ( 2368ft2 )

Grand Villa 2 Bedroom Villa, Bedroom 1: 1 King, Bedroom 2: 2 Twin/Single Bed(s), Bathrooms: 2.5 - Complete with a private gate, the Grand Villa offers...

From 7,999 USD
3 Bedroom Royal Blue Villa

3 Bedroom Royal Blue Villa ( 3122ft2 )

Royal Blue Villa 3 Bedroom Villa, Sea view, Plunge pool, Private pool - The Royal Blue Villa’s include three breezy, light-filled bedrooms. Each has b...

Classic Room

Classic Room ( 430ft2 )

Classic Rooms integrate indigenous décor and natural island materials with contemporary elegance. King or twin beds are wrapped in crisp 320-thread-co...

Panoramic Sea View Pool Bungalow

Panoramic Sea View Pool Bungalow ( 431ft2 )

Bungalow Heated Pool Guest room, 1 King, Sea view, Private pool. The Superior Bungalows with heated pool are housed in single or two story buildings p...

Blue Palace Resort & Spa



The Blue Palace Resort & Spa stands tall before the cerulean-blue Cretan Sea. Its rooms boast modern décor, accented with beachy elements. Guests can recline on the private beach and enjoy an ethereal view.

Location

Wedged on a hill overlooking the Aegean Sea, the Blue Palace, a luxury collection resort, offers exquisite views of the surrounding rocky landscape. Moreover, the village of Plaka is a 5-minute walk from the property and has the best tavern restaurants in the area. On a ten-minute drive is Elounda town, which has multiple boutiques, dining outlets, and bars.

Additionally, famous tourist spots in the vicinity include the Diving Center Blue Dolphin and Elounda Beach. Guests can also take a ride to Spinalonga Island and go deep-water swimming in the gorgeous blue sea.

Furthermore, the ancient Palace of Knossos – one of the most renowned ancient landmarks – is an hour-long drive from the resort, and so is the city of Heraklion. Besides, visitors can reach the Heraklion airport in an hour by car.

Design and Architecture

The architecture at Blue Palace Resort & Spa embodies contemporary design with an infusion of traditional touches. Guests will spot mosaic floors, rough-hewn brick walls, and a general orange-hued color theme in the corridors and halls. The conventional vibe blends exceptionally well with modern décor, including glittering crystal chandeliers, divans, and massive infinity pools.

When guests arrive, they are led by the concierge team to the elegant reception area. This is a modern representation of the Cretan shipyards, with high-arched ceilings, travertine floors that gleam under the yellow light, and walls built from Venetian plaster. Moreover, the buildings are constructed deliberately low to blend into the landscape pleasantly.

The resort is skirted by spindly olive and pine trees, whose leaves drape the winds with a refreshing scent. The corridors are long and winding, with discrete spots to catch a beautiful sunset view. Since the resort teeters on the edge of a hill, the panoramic view of the Aegean Sea and Spinalonga Island from the height is outstanding. It is one of the many aspects that make the Blue Palace a coveted vacation spot.

Guests can also take a ride to the gorgeous shore by a funicular. This is the ultimate relaxation place, with a beach club, beach service, refreshments, and music.

Rooms, Suites, and Villas

The 255 guest rooms, suites, and villas are extravagantly spacious and boast contemporary style and décor. The color theme is primarily sea-blue and sandy-brown to encapsulate the perfect island aesthetic and add a refreshing, airy vibe to the interiors. Moreover, the plush curtains, cushions, and walls have a splash of sapphire-hued embroidery to offer a pop of color.

The standard guest rooms feature wooden or stone floors, airy balconies, and minimalist furniture. However, high-category rooms and suites have more luxurious décor. These include wicker lounge chairs that are lavishly designed with blue mosaic tile-work and gauzy canopies. Walls are also adorned with beautiful artwork.

Suites also feature a spacious lounge, a private heated pool, and a spacious veranda with a captivating sunset view. Moreover, all rooms have flat-screen TVs, king-size beds, air-conditioners, and housekeeping services. Bathrooms are of marble floor and display earthy color tones. They are spacious and bright and feature separate soaking tubs and showers. Moreover, room service is available round the clock.

Additionally, Superior Bungalows and Villas are relatively more spacious, with the latter having multiple rooms. Both come with exclusive sea views and indoor pools, which are temperature regulated. They also feature DVD players, four-poster beds, airy living rooms, and jetted tubs. Villas are more luxurious and include private parking, outdoor dining areas, saunas, fitness machines, fireplaces, and iPod docks. In addition to this, guests can also request butler service.

Restaurant and Bar

The resort houses five restaurants with open air seating and two bars. Therefore, guests have multiple exciting options to explore when it comes to dining. A famous pan Asian dining outlet, Asia Blue Deep, specializes in Chinese, Japanese, and Thai cuisines. It is based outdoors, allowing guests to enjoy food in an airy environment.

The Italian restaurant, Isola, also serves delicious Italian dishes and seafood with green salads outdoors. Anthos features a unique menu, with Greek dishes infused with a contemporary flair. Guests can also enjoy light snacks and meals at the beach club, including delicious sandwiches, salads, and drinks.

The Blue Door is a traditional taverna located on the shore, where fresh pitas are served drizzled with dips. And guests can have a fantastic finish to their meals with tsikoudia shots. Finally, the seafront cocktail bar is a splendid spot to spend some intimate time with your partner, sipping drinks and dancing to live music.

For breakfast, head over to the Olea restaurant with a beautiful view of Spinalonga and the amethyst-blue waters. There are multiple egg dishes and an extravagant buffet with meat, salad, fruit, cheese, Greek yogurt, and mouth-watering pastries that you can partner with a glass of champagne. Guests also love some of the Cretan specialties, including Kalitsounia with a topping of honey and cheese.

Spa

The resort houses an extraordinary thalassotherapy spa. This is where guests can come for a relaxing dip in the heated pool with water jets. There are also hot tubs, a wet sauna, and indoor therapy pools. Guests can also get conventional olive oil massages from specialists.

Fitness Center

There's a fitness center on the seaside, equipped with high-tech machines, including treadmills and weight lifting equipment. Guests who want to keep their bodies fit and in shape can work out here, under the guidance of a professional trainer.

Additional Amenities

From the rooms to the spa and bar, the staff around the resort is warm and friendly. Guests can approach them regarding any matter, and they will instantly address them. There's also a wide array of facilities that you can enjoy. These include fishing boat rides, a tennis court, Cretan wine tasting trips, and water sports, including water skiing and windsurfing.

Additional games include table tennis, backgammon, billiards, and cards. There's also a supervised kids club where children can engage in painting and crafts and Greek dancing. Furthermore, the resort organizes night events on the pebbled beach, family excursions, and land safaris.

Takeaway

The Blue Palace Resorts & Spa is a luxury hotel ideal for vacation and business stays alike if you have a penchant for the beachy vibe. The extensive array of amenities, including deep diving and underwater photography tours, spa, and posh dining outlets, keep the visitors thoroughly thrilled.

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Why we love this hotel

  • Nestled between the famed coast of Elounda and the relics of storied Spinalonga Island, the beachfront resort offers the best of Crete's natural beauty.

  • Relish in breathtaking views of azure seas and emblematic arid mountains from the private beach.

  • Enjoy five leading restaurants (including the award winning LOrangerie), a private beach, water sports, and the exclusive Elounda Spa.

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Good to know about Blue Palace Resort & Spa

The best time of the year to visit Crete and the hotel is from mid-April to the beginning of November.
The hotel is opened seasonally from April to November.
A private Mercedes taxi or private Mercedes minivan can be arranged from/and to the Heraklion Airport/Port (approx. a 60 minutes drive). A 115 Euro fee is applicable for the taxi and 170 Euro for the minivan each way.

The nearest airport is the Heraklion Airport N. Kazantzakis. It is approx. a 60 minutes drive. (78km / 48 mil)
The parking is free of charge for hotel guests.
Yes, pets are allowed. The maximum weight of a dog must be up to 8 kilos. Only one dog is accepted per room. Upon booking, clients need to send a "Pet Acceptance Agreement" filled in and signed.
A non-refundable pet cleaning fee of 30€ per day will be charged to cover the cost of additional and necessary cleaning in preparation for our next guest.
For the little friend, the hotel offers with their compliments a dog pillow & Nestle Purina amenities which include food samples, dental treats, waste bag dispenser with disposable bags, and car seat belt.
Any additional items that you might request (like dog bowls for food and water) will be an additional charge. Dogs are not allowed in all areas.
The Luxury Collection Concierge is a Destination Authority for Crete and can advise on authentic, indigenous experiences that match the client's interests. They will then use their expert local knowledge to craft the right combination for the clients, arranging drivers, making reservations for archaeological site visits, engaging the best guides for hiking trips, visiting vineyards and olive groves, and many other experiences to create. Excursions to ancient Minoan ruins, secluded beaches, traditional villages, countless tiny churches, and impressive gorges full of unique flora and fauna, plus pulse-racing sports activities, sail, dive, windsurf, fish or kitesurf, and escaping to deserted beaches.
If the clients' sole desire is to bliss out in private, the Luxury Collection Concierge will coordinate every last detail; bespoke menus for intimate dinner parties, personal yoga classes, in-room spa treatments, or a romantic dinner for two by the fire on the beach, complete with telescope for stargazing, if requested.
The Blue Palace's commitment to caring for our community is woven into our core. They support those of the staff who farm during the off-season, encouraging the cultivation of sustainable produce. The hotel chooses eco-friendly materials, designers, and contractors and is steadily moving towards zero-plastic waste. They compost their organic waste in our dedicated facility to continuously enrich our soil. Blue Palace implements energy and water conservation practices, and we actively recycle. Caring for their staff and friends takes a surprising number of forms; warm-hearted approach, employment of local indigenous talent, actively encouraging everyone to show their solidarity. The hotel offers its guests opportunities to get involved in authentic local customs, benefit from wellness pursuits, reconnect with nature, and discover environmentally enlightening activities.

  • Superior Bungalow Sea View: max 1 child
  • Superior Bungalow Sea View Private Pool: max 1 child
  • Superior Bungalow Sea View Private Heated Pool: max 1 child
  • Superior Family Room Sea View: max 3 children
  • 2-Bedroom Deluxe Room Private Heated Pool: max 2 children
  • Junior Suite Sea View: max 1 child
  • Junior Suite Private Heated Pool: max 1 child
  • Mediterranean Maisonette Suite Sea View Private Pool: max 2 children
  • Deluxe Suite Sea View Private Pool: max 2 children
  • Island Luxury Suite Sea View Private Heated Pool: max 2 children
  • Two Bedroom Suite Sea View Private Heated Pool: max 3 children
  • 2-Bedroom Villa Sea View Private Heated Pool: max 2 children
  • The Grand Villa: max 2 children The Royal Blue Villa: max 4 children

Children of 2-11,99 years sharing any guest room or suite an extra bed cost 58 Euro per day. Until 12 years, children stay for free in the existing beddings.


In total the hotel offers 5 restaurants:

  • Blue Door: Traditional Cretan cuisine

  • Anthos: modern Greek cuisine

  • Isola: Italian beach dining

  • Asian Deep Blue: Asian with a twist

  • Olea: Seasonal Mediterranean

The breakfast is served from 7:30 am until 11 am
Room Service is available 24 hours. However, after 12 am a smaller menu is available.
The hotel has a long private beach with white round pebbles, smooth as eggs.
The best months to swim are April to November.
Yes, the hotel has handicapped-accessible rooms in the Superior Bungalow Sea View category
Yes, the following rooms can be booked with connecting door (connects only to the same category) : Superior Bungalow Sea View, Superior Bungalow Sea View with Private Pool , Superior Bungalow Sea View with Private Heated Pool, Junior Suite Sea View.
There are 3 outdoor swimming pools and 1 indoor swimming pool, and 2 outdoor children's pools.

The temperature of the main pool depends on the weather. The other 2 pools are 28 degrees (83 Fahrenheit). The pools are open from 9 am until 6 pm.


Table tennis, Sunrise Yoga, Water Aerobics, Body Workout, Step Workout, Basic Pilates, Private Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Kids Yoga, Personal Training
The Spa is open from 10 am to 8 pm, the gym is open 24h
The hotel offers 2 sauna & 2 hammams (one female, one male)
Children are allowed to use the indoor pool until 11 mornings, and there are several family spa packages, including treatments for children. However, in the sauna and the Hammam, children are not allowed.
Yes, there is a hairdresser, pedicure, and manicure service available in the hotel.
The hotel has rooms with private pools and private heated pools as well. The heated pools are around 26-27 degrees Celsius.
Yes, Blue Palace does have a children's menu.
Yes, the hotel provides watersports such as
Sailing, Scuba diving, Snorkeling, Water-skiing, Surfing, Stand up Paddling, etc.
Yes, the hotel has a PADI diving center.
The main beach is furnished with private decks, fully equipped with loungers and parasols, leading to the main floating pier. There is a reserved area exclusively for the Haven Collection guests. The Haven is fully equipped with loungers and parasols, where personalized Cretan baskets of complimentary goodies are delivered. A private gazebo is reserved for guests of the private villas.

The information provided is circumstantial - and is not indefinite in accuracy. Changes may have occurred.

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