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Elounda Mare Hotel, Relais & Châteaux

Crete, Elounda

Good for Couples
Family Suites
Private Pools

The Elounda Mare Hotel, Relais & Châteaux is a charming hotel designed to create an exclusive and elegant atmosphere: a hotel characterised by impeccable service provided by dedicated warm and friendly staff. The hotel boasts an excellent variety of well-appointed guest rooms, all finished with individual touches and adorned with antiques. Exclusive menus and extensive wine lists are available at all three of the hotel's restaurants where the traditional Relais & Chateaux excellence pervades, whilst the Karavia Bar and Yacht Club are ideal for taking in the picturesque scenery. If you are looking for a top-class hotel, with refined luxury and comfort combined with a traditional and personal feel, then the Elounda Mare Hotel, Relais & Châteaux will certainly be the perfect choice.

Child prices apply for ages 2 - 11 years.

  • ‘Blue Flag’-awarded private beach
  • Beautiful sea-view rooms, suites and bungalows
  • Dining includes the Mediterranean Yacht Club

The hotel has 82 rooms, 6 floors and 2 lifts.

Added value

Room Discount

Save up 15% discount for holidays between 11- 20 October 2018 when staying in a Twin Sea View Main building or One Bedroom Suite Sea View Main Building or One Bedroom Superior Suite Sea View Main Building or Two Bedroom Superior Suite Sea View Main Building booked by 30 September 2018.

Exclusive Meal Offer

Sovereign guests receive one lunch per adult when staying for a minimum of 3 days for holidays between 25 April - 20 October 2018.

Family Offer

Free access to Kid's Ark located at Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort (500 meters away), with water slides and a full and varied daily programme of activities (valid for children between 5 - 12 years, children staying in suites receive a Welcome "mini" VIP bags, for holidays between 20 April - 20 October 2018.

Honeymoon offer

Honeymooners receive upon arrival a specially decorated room, a Cretan traditional wedding present, a bottle of sparkling wine and flowers, complimentary cocktail offered at Karavia bar for holidays between 25 April - 20 October 2018.


Bars & Restaurants

Dine Around

The Dine Around upgrade is available between 01 May - 30 September 2018 and offers dining at the à la carte restaurants of the Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort, the Elounda Mare Hotel Relais & Chateaux and the Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel. Upon arrival, guests will be provided with vouchers for the relevant restaurants. Drinks, certain dishes and fish night are excluded. Children accommodated for free have to pay the dine around supplement.

Old Mill Restaurant

Opening times:
Outdoor restaurants are open depending on weather conditions.
The Yacht Club and the Old Mill are open on alternative evenings in shoulder season.   

Offering Cretan gourmet cuisine with local ingredients, served in a garden setting next to the sea. The Old Mill received a "Toque d'Or" award every year between 2012 and 2016 as one of the finest restaurants in Greece. From 2019, the Old Mill welcomes children on certain days throughout the summer, as well as hosting 'toddler free' nights when families with older children can dine.

Deck Restaurant

Opening times:
Outdoor restaurants are open depending on weather conditions.

Breakfast and table d'hote dinner are served in this restaurant with the magnificent sea views.

Yacht Club Restaurant

Opening times:
Outdoor restaurants are open depending on weather conditions.
The Yacht Club and the Old Mill are open on alternative evenings in shoulder season.  

Dress code:
Elegant attire is required in all restaurants

A Mediterranean restaurant located on the seashore, serving seafood specialities and delicious fresh dishes. The table d'hote dinner is served here during high season.

Half board is a 5 course set menu with 3 choices per course including a vegetarian dish. Guests receive a credit towards a lunch or dinner in the à la carte restaurants.

Beach and Pools


The hotel is situated on a 'Blue Flag' awarded sandy beach.

Swimming Pool

The hotel features a large outdoor seawater swimming pool.

Activities and Entertainment

Activities & Entertainment

The hotel offers a range of activities and entertainment including a tennis court, table tennis, gym, live music and a variety of watersports.

Guests also have access to the private 9-hole-par-3 golf course as well as the Six Senses Spa located 500m away at the hotel's sister property with a complimentary shuttle.

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
1 hour from Heraklion Airport
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Although the hotel is beautiful I would not return. Food here is very expensive and really not worth the money.
maddyk2231, Gilbert, Arizona
Tripadvisor review Sep 17 2018
We had a suite which was beautiful with an amazing view. Found the hotel out of the way from everything, so you had to take a taxi when ever you wanted to go anywhere, unless you are into renting a...
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Lovely setting but the food and on site prices let it down.
KDC022015, Romsey, United Kingdom
Tripadvisor review Sep 15 2018
Firstly I will start by saying what a beautiful hotel this is, stunning setting, excellently maintained and the staff are very attentive, polite and well trained. We booked a bungalow with a private...
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