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The Rοyal Blue
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Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

I highly recommend this hotel. Our experience was supreme. We had an upgrade to a suite by the hotel but although it was amazing we decided to take the villa at the last minute, with our own private pool. The views and location were breath taking every minute. The staff from the hotel were always polite and helpful. The food in every restaurant was delicious and the dinner at Culinarium was perfect (settings, romantic, atmosphere...)
The fact that it is only for adults makes a big different to relax.
Moreover, the sun set from any spot through the resort is speechless.
Furthermore, we had massage a included with the bedroom in the Spa which was one of the best massage I ever had (and I had loads of massage all over the world).
I highly recommend this hotel for any couple that wants to disconnect, privacy and relax, enjoy Cretan food and have an amazing time.
Thank you Sensimar Royal Blue Resort and Spa.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Virginia F, Public Relations Manager at The Rοyal Blue, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2014

Dear Jmcord85,

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are always delighted to read when our guests have left that have such warm memories of their stay with us.

I am pleased that you discovered our spa. Our therapists tailor make the therapies to suit the individual and so leaving our guests feeling totally pampered and with a great sense of well being.

We look forward to welcoming you again, for another holiday.

With our best regards

Virginia Fthenou Trouli
PR & Marketing Manager
v.fthenou@royalblueresort.com

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Reviewed 18 June 2014

The way the hotel is constructed gives it a good atmosphere, the separate low rise building make the hotel look like a small village. Good pools with plenty of umbrellas, good access to beach and sea. Friendly staff.
No (young) children allowed, what a blessing.
Slow Wifi and limited connection outside of the room, no connection at the large pool.

Room Tip: Best location in 100 and 200 numbers, further from highway.
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Lovely hotel with excellent rooms( we had the one with the private pool)
The hotel is in a relaxing location
Food is fine but not as expected from 5 stars hotel.
Overall, this hotel is definitely recommended

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Ayelet L
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

It's a nice apartment hotel but hardly 4 stars. Rooms are nice but the surrounding area is a bit boring. More plants would make the place more comfortable and less like an apartment complex with pools. Service wasn't the best. There were some mess ups and we heard no apologies. Breakfast was great tho and the town Panormos (5min drive, 20min walk) was quite nice. So you get some luxury but at the expense of a warm and memorable stay.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Jenny R
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

I recently spent a week at the Royal Blue Resort and Spa and had a wonderful time. Great place to go on vacation as a couple especially because it is an adult only hotel. An amazing very large salt water pool with a magnificent view on the sea was just perfect. Rooms are nice and big, and very clean which is delightful; we stayed in a room with a sea view, which had a large balcony and a jacuzzi which was just perfect to relax in. The food from the buffet on the other hand wasn't spectacular, i found it a quite poor quality; though there is a large variety to choose from. I also ate at the Kulinarium restaurant by the pool which was very nice and well priced.
Didn't have a chance to go to the spa but I found it quite expensive.
Only "problem" is that the resort is in the middle of nowhere so i would recommend to rent a car there if you want to go out and about on the island and go to some nice beaches (car rental was highly priced if you rented it at the hotel...). The hotel beach wasn't great, quite small and a lot of rocks as you head into the sea..

Room Tip: Rooms with a sea view are very nice a quiet. If you can get one with a jacuzzi it is perfect to relax in while enjoying the view.
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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