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Royal Marmin Bay Boutique & Art Hotel

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#14 of 33 hotels in Elounda
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting Elounda, Royal Marmin Bay Boutique & Art Hotel is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its romantic environment and proximity to great restaurants, Royal Marmin Bay Boutique & Art Hotel makes it easy to enjoy the best of Elounda. Rooms at Elounda Marmin Bay offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi. A concierge and room service are some of the conveniences offered at this hotel. A pool and free breakfast will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to Royal Marmin Bay Boutique & Art Hotel, free parking is available. While staying at Elounda Marmin Bay, visitors can check out Sunken City of Olous (1.8 mi), which is a popular Elounda attraction. While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the sushi restaurants, including Samurai Sushi Bar & Restaurant and Vritomartes Restaurant, all of which are a short distance from Elounda Marmin Bay. Looking to explore? Then look no further than Spinalonga (Kalydon), which is a popular Elounda historic site – and it is conveniently located a short distance from the hotel. Whether you’re traveling for business, pleasure or both, Royal Marmin Bay Boutique & Art Hotel is sure to make your visit to Elounda one worth remembering.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Airport transportation
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Hiking
Snorkelling
Car hire
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Adults only
Baggage storage
Concierge
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Quiet
Languages Spoken
French, German, Greek
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ju wrote a review Nov 2023
Swansea County, United Kingdom4 contributions6 helpful votes
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I have read several reviews regarding mobility due to the hotel being on the hill, please please don't let this put you off. I wear a prosthetic leg and had no issues at all, the buggies would pick us up within minutes of calling and take us to where we wanted to go. Nothing was too much trouble and we could call at any time. All the areas are non slip, and on each teir mostly everything is on the flat. We had a rooom with private pool on the top of the hotel, it was very spacious with very comfortable beds and walk in shower which i would recomend. We took a boat trip over to Spinalonga from Plaka which was great, and they did cater for the disabled. The staff working there made our holiday complete, nothing was too much trouble and they were so kind to us and my father. When I initally booked the holiday I emailed Stephania in reservations , she arranged for non slip mats to be put in the shower, my dad to be in the next room to us along with recomendations for when we were staying in Crete. The staff working there made our holiday complete, nothing was too much trouble and they were so kind to us and my father. I don't normally name specific people but the names listed below went above and beyond, if you book this hotel you will certainley not be dissapointed. Stephania, Eleni, Grigoris, Reggie, Giannis, Mario and Erion thank you for making our holiday so special.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Anca G wrote a review Nov 2023
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We visited Elounda as a coupleat the end of the season and it was the perfect timing for us. The weather was excellent and one of the biggest advantages was that the hotel was not at all crowded at this time of the year. We were able to fully enjoy the amazing views and the almost empty pool and beach. When it comes to this hotel in particular, a few elements stood out. The location of the hotel is perfect and the views are stunning. All of the rooms have a view on the bay. The room had a balcony, it was spacious and very clean. The bathroom came with a huge bathtub and was fully equipped. We absolutely loved their toiletries. The staff is very friendly and welcoming and the're doing everything to make their guests feel comfortable. While it is already the case in a lot of hotels for the extra services to be expensive, it seems that this is the main business model at this particular hotel. Expect significant expenses on top of what you already payed for your booking but the overall value it's pretty fair nonetheless. We enjoyed our holiday and wouldn't hesitate to go back next time we're in Elounda.
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KAREN M wrote a review Oct 2023
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The photos really don’t do this hotel justice. It’s beautiful with its own private beach. We stayed for a week at the end of the season and had the most amazing time. The hotel is clean, bright and welcoming. The restaurant staff are brilliant and the food excellent. Although the hotel is built into the hillside, there are 3 lifts and golf type buggies to get about on as it’s very steep in places. We used the gym a lot and it’s very well equipped, clean and air conditioned. The beach is great with a restaurant/cafe and bar. The staff there (especially Marianna and Chris) are brilliant. We also hired one of the boats a couple of times to sail around the bay. Also walked into Elounda which takes about 20/25 minutes at a stroll. Take care in places though as there aren’t any paths. All in all we’re definitely going back and probably in October again. Brilliant!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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John T wrote a review Oct 2023
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We booked this holiday through ‘On the Beach’ early in the year, it was a ‘stick a pin in the map’ booking so I didn’t do much research until nearer departure. The hotel is just over an hour’s car drive from the airport, we were told in the booking blurb that it would be an hour and a half transfer, it ended up being well over two hours as the coach had to take a tortuous route dropping off at other hotels and Marmin was the last one. The coach drops you off at the bottom of the (very steep) hill. If there is a security guard there they will radio for a buggy to collect you. If not, as in our case, there is no obvious way to contact reception and you either walk up (not recommended) or find the lift and elevator to take you there ( having a partner who hates heights, the second part brought on a panic attack). Check-in was fairly painless, and a buggy finally delivered us and our luggage to our room. First impressions were good, typical 5 star for the Med. everything white marble (even the furniture units) and clean. Fantastic views over the bay, all rooms appeared to have the same view at various levels. Massive, very comfortable, beds. The loo had the usual ‘no paper’ rule but had the older external hose rather than the built-in spray, which takes a few attempts to master without flooding the bathroom. A mini bar with the usual over-priced contents, hair dryer, slippers, bathrobe, shoe kit, safe, variety of lotions, soap, toothbrush and shaving kits etc. One thing to note is that there are no USB charging sockets, you need your own adapter. We brought our own but I suspect if you ask reception they would have found one from somewhere. Wi-Fi was included, easy to set up and fairly fast in all areas. This is the first hotel I’ve come across that does not include complementary tea/coffee-making facilities. There is a machine that takes coffee pods at €1.50 a go, two pods were supplied for free along with a bottle of decent local red wine and a bottle of mineral water. We asked for, and were given, a kettle and teabags, also €1.50 each, first couple free. Luckily they didn’t bother supplying them after the first day and we bought our own from a local shop at 1/10th of the cost. Still no milk though, even for the coffee. Room service does not start until 7am so if you want an early morning proper cuppa, tough. We were in a bed and breakfast deal as we prefer to sample local tavernas. Breakfast is very good, catering for just about any tastes, we avoided the baked beans though. On the first night we decided to go for the evening meal. It is a €30 a head buffet and the quality and variety is pretty good, however for guests like us, with small to average appetites, then it is possibly too much, we only had it once more when we were exhausted after a long day. The local, beautiful, town (Alounda) is a 25 minute walk or €10 taxi ride, there is a bus service but we never figured that out. The pool is clean and well-maintained, sun beds were plentiful, though we were not visiting in high season, and towels are provided. The pool bar is ok, though drinks are, as with everything else, overpriced - cocktails around €14 each, asking for a side of olives and bread brought a blank look. Staff throughout were generally very helpful with only one exception who was just plain arrogant and unhelpful, I suspect he didn’t like English customers. Aside from extras being expensive the main issue we had is that the hotel is located on a very steep hillside. It is easy enough to get the staff to ferry you up and down in the buggies (if the security guard is there) but it’s often easier to go up the many steps yourself. Not a great place for an evening stroll, which is unfortunate considering the beauty of the area.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Lindsay wrote a review Oct 2023
13 contributions5 helpful votes
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Such a lovely hotel, fantastic views, staff were fantastic both in the hotel and on the beach…Costas & the lovely girl who works with him (sorry forgotten your name) were exceptional along with Reggie & the other lovely girl who worked alongside (a libran like me!) …hotel is steep but buggies available should you need them. A really good gym too. Food was good but buffet food could be hotter and drinks were pricey. Would definitely visit again, thank you 😊
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Tennisdirect wrote a review Oct 2023
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We booked this hotel for 2 weeks and end up staying for a month. The location is perfect and the view is wonderfull. The staff is exceptional. We went already to this hotel 3 times and will go back next year for sure! Best hotel in Crete!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Lacasspaulo wrote a review Oct 2023
United Kingdom4 contributions4 helpful votes
Spent a week at this lovely, relaxing hotel with our friends. The hotel itself is in a breath taking location with superb views of the bay. It’s on the side of the hill so as others have said, it’s not the easiest to get around if you have mobility issues. The hotel does do it’s best to reduce the impact of this by way of golf buggies and lifts. It’s a fantastic place to stay. We found the quality of food and selection was great, something for everyone but the hot food was nearly always just warm and at worst cold never hot. At breakfast it wasn’t a problem for me as I quite often have an omelette cooked for breakfast, these are fine to order. The other thing we were disappointed with was the room. We had a superior room which had an amazing view but was quiet small and had hardly any storage in it. The layout hasn’t been thought out very well at all. If that’s a Superior room, the standard room must be tiny! Drinks are expensive too, but that’s to be expected in a 5* hotel. We stayed half board, to be honest B&B would have been much better for us as we travelled into Elounda most days. A major plus for this hotel is the staff who were brilliant, always smartly dressed, polite and friendly. The small hotel beach was great too with a comprehensively stocked bar that had service a beach service. Overall it was a fantastic week. Will defiantly return. To the management and staff, thank you for a nice relaxing week. 😎
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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YankeeOneSt6 wrote a review Sept 2023
Vienna, Austria10 contributions1 helpful vote
Great location with extraordinary restaurants and excellent breakfast buffet! Especially the Samurai Sushi was top, high quality and all very fresh. Very friendly and helpful staff! The rooms are very styleful furnished! Excellent choice to stay
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Vasiliki Andriadaki, Sales at Royal Marmin Bay Boutique & Art Hotel
Responded 4 Oct 2023
Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your positive review. We really appreciate your positive comments, on our a la carte restaurant Samurai Sushi Bar with high quality sushi and philipinese food, our friendly and committed staff and our rooms. We are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you. Best regards, Guest Relations Department
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James N wrote a review Sept 2023
London, United Kingdom146 contributions91 helpful votes
Location excellent A bit too steep to drive if not used to manual gear operated cars . Landscaping can be better as the stone walls give off heat in the hot weather . Excellent service by all staff . Lifts operate to take guests from beach to room levels. Golf cart service is included to whisk guests all around the hotel slope. The slope of the hotel grounds can be challenging for those with mobility issues . Golf cart service is a godsend ! Beach : very well served by beach boy called Dmitri . Very diligent and out to please every customer with a smile . Towels and sun beds and sun umbrellas are all provided free Credit to the hotel . Only exception one has to cross main road to access toilets from beach . A bit inconvenient for those with little control over nature . Rooms: Big , comfortable beds , clean towels linen provided daily on request . Huge bath and shower . Could do with shelving for toiletries and hooks for hanging bathrobes and towels . Ablution water hose was very practical . Wardrobes are big but need more shelves. Jacuzzi in balcony is brilliant esp st night with glass of fizz overlooking the sea . Not so keen on swing doors to bathroom. Door handles make a lot of noise when it catches a draught . Lovely mood lights. A bit too subtle to see clearly as there are no bed lamps - only wall mounted lights. Restaurants : 3 restaurants that serve very good cuisine esp Samurai Japanese . Buffet dinner is excellent . Could have better variety daily . Staff : brilliant ! Very courteous and smartly dressed . English was spoken by most staff . Nearest town was Elounda about 25 mins slow walk . Most shops open until 10 pm . Excellent seaside restaurants . Some are pricey . Just read menus before ordering . The staff are very helpful. Taxi ride back to hotel is €9 euros . About 5 mins max . Plaka is another town about 40 mins walk . Osteria restaurant serves good Cretan plus Italian food . Almost all parts of the island have inviting waters to swim . Clear blue waters will entice even the most timid to Wade in ! The hotel beach has boats for hire and surf board paddling plus pedalos. It’s perfect to ride around the island in front of the hotel and snorkel . Make sure to wear sturdy shoes if walking along the beach road . Hotel has facilities for wheelchair users .
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 Oct 2023
Dear Mr. James, We would like to thank you for your positive review and your kind comments. We are really pleased that you enjoyed you stay with us so much. We highly appreciate your feedback, which is helpful for future guests! Thank you. Best regards, Drakaki Maria Guest Relations Manager
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Curious traveller wrote a review Sept 2023
Vancouver, Canada198 contributions96 helpful votes
Luxurious and aesthetically gorgeous hotel with spectacular views. Staff are highly trained and helpful. Nice beach area with all expected amenities and good for swimming. Breakfast buffet was incredible. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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£124 - £261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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elounda marmin bay
LOCATION
GreeceCreteLasithi PrefectureElounda
NUMBER OF ROOMS
94
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Frequently Asked Questions about Royal Marmin Bay Boutique & Art Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Royal Marmin Bay Boutique & Art Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Cretan Olive Oil Farm (5.0 miles), Eklektos Bookshop (1.5 miles), and Plaka Beach (1.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Royal Marmin Bay Boutique & Art Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Royal Marmin Bay Boutique & Art Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Royal Marmin Bay Boutique & Art Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Royal Marmin Bay Boutique & Art Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Royal Marmin Bay Boutique & Art Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Olondi Restaurant, Moon Spinners Restaurant, and Rakomelo.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Royal Marmin Bay Boutique & Art Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Does Royal Marmin Bay Boutique & Art Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Royal Marmin Bay Boutique & Art Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Royal Marmin Bay Boutique & Art Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Royal Marmin Bay Boutique & Art Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including French, German, and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Royal Marmin Bay Boutique & Art Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Spinalonga (Kalydon) (1.4 miles), Ottoman Residence (1.3 miles), and Leper Colony Hospital (1.3 miles).