We have just returned from a week's stay at this hotel, our second visit, and are still charmed by it. The location is lovely, the layout and architecture of the hotel make you feel you are in a Cretan village. The service is wonderful, the staff very helpful. The food in the restaurants, The Old Mill and Yacht Club is superb. I especially like the relaxed atmosphere, the pool was never overcrouded and there is a small sandy beach area which was pleasant. Water sports are available from the beach.
Having read other reviews about this hotel, we did not experience delays with service on the beach, but thanks to the reviewer who pointed out there is no facility to make tea or coffee in the room we brought our travel kettle. I agree you would not come here for the gym, but there is a small one. Also in the sister hotel nextdoor there is a fabulous six sences spa to use, and we did.
We stayed in a lovely bungalow with pool and our grown-up childern in a large 2 bedroomed, 2 bathroomed suite in the main building both had good facilities and an excellent twice a day servicing.
We will be returning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Famed for its gracious and attentive service, this hotel is the embodiment of all-time-classic style and cultured luxury, where antique art and traditional architectural themes adorn all of its private-pool bungalows - each with its own terrace overlooking the Aegean Sea. Three fine dining venues reflect the Relais & Chateaux tradition of excellence, their culinary delights ranging from enticing lunchtime snacks to five-course dinners, with flambe and fish specialties. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Elounda Mare Hotel And Bungalows
- Elounda Mare Relais & Chateaux Hotel Crete