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Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa

Crete, Plaka Near Elounda

Spa
Honeymoon
Good for Couples
Family Suites
Hotel Villas
Private Pools

  • Rated as one of the best places to stay in Greece by Condé Nast Traveller 
  • All rooms feature a stunning sea view, with superior rooms looking out over the famous Spinalonga island
  • Enjoy a pampering session at the beautiful beachside spa where you can enjoy traditional Thalassotherapy treatments
  • Excellent facilities for both families and couples

A recommendation from Condé Nast traveller promises exciting things and the Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa certainly doesn’t disappoint. Overlooking a beautiful bay with views of Spinalonga (the island immortalised in Victoria Hislop’s The Island), this hotel is a treat for all the senses.

The rooms are as impressive as the views – from a classic guestroom right up to the jewel in the crown, The Royal Blue Villa – a three-bedroom villa with private heated pool. Honeymooners will fall for the romantic views and private plunge pools of the Superior Bungalows and there are plenty of options for families travelling with children.

Five diverse restaurants offer something to please every palate – from elegant Italian cuisine at Isola to modern pan-Asian at Asia Deep Blue. After dinner make time for a drink in the scenic Arsenali Lounge bar – overlooking the sea it’s a beautiful spot to enjoy a cocktail. The Blue Palace is also the perfect base for some gentle exploring. Head into the charming hamlet of Plaka, where among the narrow streets you’ll find a selection of tiny restaurants, tavernas and cafés for a lunchtime snack or buzzy evening drink. For a day trip take a boat over to the former leper colony of Spinalonga for a breath-taking history lesson.

Hotel child prices apply to ages 2–12 years. The hotel has 251 rooms.

Added value

Room Discount offer

Save up to 10% discount for holidays between 11 - 30 September 2018 when staying in a Classic Room Side Sea View, Superior Bungalow Sea View, Superior Bungalow Sea View Private Pool, Superior Bungalow Sea View Heated Private Pool, Two Bedroom Deluxe Private Heated Pool.

Save up to 20% discount for holidays between 11 - 30 September 2018 when staying in a Junior Suite Sea View, Junior Suite Private Heated Pool, Mediterranean Maisonette Suite Sea View Private Pool, Deluxe Suite Sea View Private Pool, Island Luxury Suite Sea View Heated Private Pool, Two Bedroom Suite Sea View Private Heated Pool, Two Bedroom Villa Sea View Private Heated Pool.

Save up to 20% discount for holidays between 01 - 30 October 2018.

Above offers are valid for bookings made by the 25 October 2018.

Additional Discount for Villas

Save an additional 20% on the hotel price when staying in a Two Bedroom Villa Sea View Private Heated Pool, The Grand Villa Two Bedroom Sea View Indoor & Outdoor Heated Pool or The Royal Blue Villa Three Bedroom Sea View Private Heated Pool for holidays between 27 September - 30 October 2018 (a minimum stay of 5 nights is required).

Free Upgrade to Half Board

Guests receive a free upgrade to half board (half board is based on buffet service in Olea restaurant) for holidays between 11 September - 30 October 2018.

Guests receive a free upgrade to half board (half board is based on buffet service in Olea restaurant) for holidays between 19 April - 10 June 2019 & 26 September - 30 October 2019 booked by 15 February 2019 (a minimum stay of 5 nights is required).


 

Kids Stay Free

Children up to the age of 12 years stay free of charge when sharing a Junior Suite Sea View, Junior Suite Private Heated Pool, Mediterranean Maisonette Suite Sea View Private Pool, Deluxe Suite Sea View Private Pool and Island Luxury Suite Sea View Private Heated Pool with 2 full paying adults for holidays between 12 - 30 June 2018 and 01 - 30 October 2018.

Family Offer

Save up to 50% discount on the hotel price on a second room for children (up to 17 years) for holidays between (excludes Classic Rooms, Two Bedroom Deluxe Private Heated Pool and Two Bedroom Suite and Villas) for holidays between 01 - 30 October 2018. This offer cannot be combined with any Early booking discounts or Room discounts. 

Honeymoon Offer

Guests receive a special signatures honeymoon amenities (offer must be requested at the time of booking and wedding certificate to be presented in resort) for holidays between 21 April - 30 October 2018.

Sovereign Plus Offer

Sovereign guests receive a complimentary bottle of Cretan red wine in room on arrival.

A minimum of 5 nights stay is required for the above special offers.

Facilities

Bars & Restaurants

Olea


Enjoy a classic American buffet style breakfast or dinner at the scenic Olea. There’s even champagne on offer at breakfast for a reviving Bucks Fizz or two.

Open: 07:15-10:30 and 18:30-21:30

Meals at this restaurant are included for guests who booked Breakfast or the Dine Around (Half Board) option

The hotel's main restaurant serving daily American buffet breakfast with Champagne as well as occasional buffet dinners.

Isola

Make time for a relaxed lunch or dinner at this elegant poolside restaurant with stunning panoramic views.

Open: 12:30-16:00 from June to Mid September, 19:00-23:30 from May to Mid September and 18:30-23:00 from Mid September to October. Closed Mondays and Saturdays.

Meals at this restaurant are included for Dine Around (Half Board) guests. Guests on half board can eat dinner at this restaurant or switch dinner for lunch.

Asia Deep Blue

This stylish restaurant serves modern pan-Asian fusion cuisine ranging from Japanese to Thai.

Open: 19:00-23:30 from June to Mid September and 18:30-23:00 from May to Mid-October. Closed Thursdays.

Dinner at this restaurant are included with the Dine Around (Half Board) option.

Flame

Offering expertly cooked steak, Flame is the ideal choice if you’re celebrating a special occasion on your holiday.

Open: 19:00-23:30 from June to Mid September and 18:30-23:00 from May to mid–October. Closed Tuesdays. 

 
Guests on half board can eat dinner at this restaurant. Gentlemen are required to wear long trousers at dinner.

 

Blue Door

A picturesque Greek taverna serving local specialities and fresh fish, the waterside location is as delicious as the dishes.

Open: 12:00-00:00. Closed Wednesdays.

 
Guests on half board can eat dinner at this restaurant or switch their dinner for lunch.

 

Isola Beach Club

From daytime snacks and pool and beach service to occasional night-time DJs and designer cocktails, Isola is a fun and relaxed option.

Open: 09:30-18:00, snacks served 13:00-16:00

Arsenali Lounge Bar


With cosy lounges overlooking the beautiful sea views the Arsenali Lounge Bar was made for enjoying a couple of sundowners. 

Open: 09:30-01:30, snacks served 13:00-21:00

Votsalo Bar


Cool and calm, the Votsalo bar offers complimentary Wi-Fi and enjoys stunning views of the resort.

Open: 19:30-00:00. Closed Thursdays. 

Beach & Pools

Beach


The private 200m pebble beach is surrounded by stylish wooden decking and comfortable loungers. Those staying in an Island Luxury Suite or Private Villa have access to ‘The Haven’ an exclusive stretch with an elite team of staff and goodie bags containing beach essentials. 

Swimming Pools


From the 140 private plunge pools to the three main outdoor pools you’re never far away from water at Blue Place. An additional two children’s pools mean family fun needn’t spoil a quiet break.

Spa & Wellness

Elounda Spa & Thalassotherapy


Located on the beach, the Elounda Spa combines the natural landscape and world-class treatments to create a uniquely zen feeling. With 23 treatment rooms plus a fully equipped gym, impressive timetable of classes and signature Thalassotherapy treatments it’s a one-stop shop for total mind and body health. 

Open: 09:00-21:00 for spa facilities, 12:00-20:00 for spa treatments, and 24 hours for fitness centre

Children under the age of 16 are not allowed in the spa facilities between midday - 20:00. 

Activities & Entertainment

Water Sports

The water sports centre offers a range of activities to try at the beach. Make the most of the PADI diving centre, water skiing, wake boarding and more. You can also book boat trips and explore the coastline. 

Sports

Families and couples alike will love the sports facilities at the Blue Palace. There are two flood lit tennis courts, billiards, table tennis and biking. 

About the location
Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, is found nestled on the north east coast of the Greek island of Crete, in Plaka. It’s located close to a pebbly beach and enjoys spectacular views of Spinalonga Island. This former leper colony is home to a historic fortress and is the setting for Victoria Hislop’s best selling book, The Island. Plaka itself takes you back in time to the idyllic little villages and beautiful whitewashed architecture of the Greek islands. 

Head into nearby Elounda for a bustling harbour area and a selection of authentic restaurants. It also has a sandy beach where you can spend long lazy days soaking up the sun before ordering refreshments straight to your lounger. 
Transfer time
Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, is an hour and ten minutes’ drive from Crete Heraklion Airport. 
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Super Hotel
CNF215, Norwich, United Kingdom
Tripadvisor review Oct 15 2018
The Blue Palace came to me recommended....and what a recommendation. This hotel, unusual in not being a multistoried building but set over a series of terraces, is actually closer to Plaka (easy...
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anni799, Tartu, Estonia
Tripadvisor review Oct 13 2018
really loved this hotel. When me and my family arrived, there was a lovely complimentary waiting in the room and everything was nice and clean. Our room was with private pool, with a beautiful view...
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