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Elounda Bay Palace

Crete, Elounda

Child Friendly

The contemporary and stylish Elounda Bay Palace lies on the beach amidst 20 acres of bougainvillaea-filled, jasmine-scented gardens. A member of 'The Leading Hotels of the World', this hotel enjoys panoramic views over the island, where secluded sandy beaches contrast with the beautiful clear waters of the Aegean Sea.

The Prestige and Gold Club concepts allow the opportunity to choose the level of exclusivity and service to suit, whilst an impressive series of guest rooms and bungalows offer a supreme standard of comfort.

A superb choice of gourmet opportunities awaits: from the informal and atmospheric Greek taverna, to the award-winning Thalassa Restaurant set on a romantic waterside deck.

With outstanding service and an excellent range of facilities, this hotel is undoubtedly one of Crete's finest.

A range of hotel child prices applies to ages 4 - 8 & 9 - 14 years.

The hotel has 264 rooms, 4 floors and 2 lifts.

  • A modern and stylish seafront hotel
  • Accommodation includes bungalows with pools
  • Try Cretan specialties at the seaside tavern
  • Excellent kids’ club and teen hang-out
  • Five tennis courts and PADI diving centre
  • Two secluded white sandy private beaches with sunbeds, umbrellas and watersports

Added value

Spa offer

Guests receive 50 Euros Spa voucher per adult per week (minimum of 5 nights stay) to use at the Espace Vitalité Chenot located at the Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas for holidays between  20 April - 02 November 2018.
 

Facilities

Bars & Restaurants

Thalassa Waterfront Restaurant


Opening Times:
19:00 - 23:00

Serving a wide selection of gourmet seafood delicacies in a romantic and relaxing atmosphere, right by the water's edge overlooking the sparkling bay. Gentle live music plays in the background.


Guests on half board receive a credit towards meals at this restaurant (€30 per adult, €20 per child (9-14 years) and €10 per child (4-8 years) excluding beverages).

Dress Code: Smart Casual/Formal

Ariadne Tavern


Opening Times:
12:00 - 18:00

A classic seaside tavern serving Greek and Mediterranean light à la carte lunches of grilled fish, meats, delicious fresh salads and other appetising regional specialities.

Dress Code: Casual

Aretoussa Restaurant

Opening Times:
07:15 - 10:30 & 19:00 - 21:30

The hotel's main buffet restaurant with show cooking serves traditional Greek and international cuisine. The restaurant faces out onto a striking panoramic view of the bay, making it the perfect place to relax.

Guests on half board can eat at this restaurant.

Guests who do not wish to have dinner in the buffet buffet restaurant will receive a dinner credit voucher from the hotel at a value of €30 per adult and €20 per child (9-14 years old) &
€10 per child (4-8 years) per day, non transferable, which can be used in all a la carte restaurants (excluding drinks).

 

Dress Code: Smart Casual

Dionysos Fine Dining Restaurant

Opening Times:
19:30 - 23:30

Located at the adjacent Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas, Dionysos Restaurant is an à la carte restaurant serving fine Mediterranean cuisine with a contemporary twist accompanied by an extensive wine list.

Guests on half board receive a credit towards meals at this restaurant (€30 per adult, €20 per child (9-14 years) and €10 per child (4-8 years) excluding beverages).

Dress Code: Smart Casual/Formal

Blue Lagoon by Mistura Restaurant


Opening Times:
19:30 - 23:30

Located at the adjacent Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas, Blue Lagoon by Mistura is a modern and dynamic restaurant offering gastronomic Peruvian cuisine.

Guests on half board receive a credit towards meals at this restaurant (€30 per adult, €20 per child (9-14 years) and €10 per child (4-8 years) excluding beverages).

Dress Code: Smart Casual/Formal

Kafenion Restaurant


Opening Times:
12:00 - 23:00

Located at the adjacent Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas and close to the beach, this restaurant is set as if in a traditional Greek village, serving delicious homemade-style dishes.

Guests on half board receive a credit towards evening meals at this restaurant (€30 per adult, €20 per child (9-14 years) and €10 per child (4-8 years) excluding beverages).

Dress Code: Smart Casual

Argonaut Seaside Restaurant


Opening Times:
12:30 - 16:30 & 19:30 - 23:30

Located at the adjacent Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas, this open-air restaurant offers Mediterranean snacks, fresh salads and fish for lunch and Italian cuisine for dinner.

Guests on half board receive a credit towards evening meals at this restaurant (€30 per adult, €20 per child (9-14 years) and €10 per child (4-8 years) excluding beverages).

Dress Code: Casual (lunch) Smart Casual/Formal (dinner)

Bars


The hotel has a selection of bars where guests can enjoy a range of refreshing drinks from fresh juices, sumptuous cocktails, fine wines and locals beers.

Sail-in Bar - 10:00 - late
Erato Lounge Bar - 16:00 - 00:30
Poseidon Pool Bar - 10:00 - 18:30
Veghera Jetty Bar - 17:00 - 02:00 (located at the adjacent Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas)

Beach & Pools

Beach

This 5* hotel boasts two private white sandy beaches and guests can make use of the complimentary sunbeds and umbrellas.

Swimming Pools

The hotel features an outdoor seawater swimming pool, as well as a pool for children and an indoor heated pool.

Spa & Wellness

Espace Vitalité Chenot Spa

Opening Times:
10:30 - 19:00

Guests are able to use the  Espace Vitalité Chenot Spa at the adjacent Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas and can choose from a wealth of massages and treatments to leave them feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

Activities & Entertainment

Sports and fitness

Guests can take part in a variety of sports with access to the following: five floodlit tennis courts, basket and beach volleyball courts, bridge lounge, table tennis and billiards.

There is also a watersports centre offering scuba diving, sailing, water-skiing, fishing and jet skis. 

About the location
Once a down-to-earth fishing village, Elounda has blossomed into one of Crete's premier luxury resorts, pulling in a cosmopolitan brand of clientele. Like nearby Aghios Nikolaos, it's got a killer location, with the Bay of Mirabello on one side and hills blanketed in almond and olive groves on the other. A lot of the village's old-fashioned charm has been preserved, particularly in the main square, where you'll find a smattering of Greek tavernas and little shops, and a pretty church looking out over the harbour. Out in the bay is the mystical island of Spinalonga, a former leper colony and the subject of Victoria Hislop's best-seller, The Island. The ruins of its town and Venetian fortress are ripe for exploring - as are the calm waters around the Spinalonga peninsula, which hide the remains of the ancient city of Olous.
Transfer time
50 minutes from Heraklion Airport
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Excellent staff, super room
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Tripadvisor review Oct 14 2018
We booked Elounda Bay Palace on a whim for the October holidays and were very happy with our choice. Our room was spacious and we got fresh fruit, candy and fresh roses every day. A bottle of wine...
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Just returned from 3 weeks at this fantastic hotel . The staff are really amazing and make every effort to make you feel at home from the very start . If they can't do enough for you and always go...
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