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“Superb spa - pity about the food”

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Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort
Ranked #18 of 35 Hotels in Elounda
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 April 2013

I wrote a review for this hotel when I stayed here last summer....but although it was on this site for a while it disappeared. .?? The staff here were superb, especially in the Spa where everything was just fantastic. I have never felt so cared for when receiving treatments. Sadly the hotel was really let down by the standard of the food in the Nafsika restaurant. It was bland, unexciting, and poorly cooked - certainly not worthy of 5 stars...more like 2-3. By the end of my stay I was dreading dinner. The wine was ridiculously priced for very average and indifferent bottles. If it wasn't for the Spa I would not be tempted to return.

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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled solo
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EloundaSA, Public Relations Manager at Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2013

Dear Guest
Thank you for taking the time to review our resort and for your very kind words regarding our multi awarded Six Senses Spa, it makes us all very proud when we read such great comments about it.
Regarding your comment about the food at Nafsika restaurant please note that as from 2013 we begin a new collaboration with Chef Phillipe Chevrier, one of the world's "Grand Chefs" and recipient of the 2002 "Chef of the Year" award in France, who will be consulting on the menus and operation of all restaurants within the resort. We will be more than glad to welcome you back in 2013 in order to experience the new dining options not only at the Nafsika restaurant but also at all other restaurants of the resort.
Best Regards
Elias Kokotos
Marketing Director

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Reviewed 25 November 2012

The hotel is located on the beach of Elounda, about 70 km from the airport of Heraklion. Distance to: Center Elounda - 2 km, Agios Nikolaos - 7 km. The first thing that catches your eye on the way to Elounda - a picturesque view of the Gulf of Mirabello. This is - an oasis of comfort and discreet luxury. Great hotel for a relaxing holiday. Here there are no noisy discos and intrusive animation. You should relax here from the hustle and bustle, swim in the cleanest sea and enjoy every minute of here.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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7  Thank Natalia_Mesyatseva
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Reviewed 9 November 2012

We spent 10 days in Crete in late September / early October, and we'll be going back every year! We usually don't go back to places once we've been there but I don't think we could ever tire of Crete. We loved the island and the hotel. The service is quite memorable. Everyone who works there is so very friendly. There are usually at least three people in the reception to help you with anything you could possibly want. The sea is stunning and the beach area magnificent.The buffet breakfast is wonderful with many, many options

Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
4  Thank Kristina O
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Reviewed 9 November 2012

This is our second time staying here and there is a reason we came back - you can't beat the location, views and access to the beach - plus, with two kids, having all these facilities is essential.Water slides,soccer camp,kids club,tennis courts and so on.Food was good and service both times was excellent.

Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
7  Thank Tony W
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Reviewed 8 November 2012

Never been to Greece before We were extremely impressed with the unit, the cleanliness of the grounds,the specious rooms and bathrooms,the beach and most of all the crystal clear sea. View from the room is breathtaking. Crete is an amazing island - so much to see and do. Everyone has been very friendly! Would most definitely return.

Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 November 2012

Wow, factor, at this resort. We stayed in September with our dear mother, a special trip. Great service, and the rooms were well appointed, with fabulous views. We got the package, where breakfast and dinner were included, just lovely and delicious. And the service and ambiance was really special.The beach and pool area were lovely, with a great bar.
We will be back.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 November 2012

My wife and I spend 4 nights at this resort in October 2012. The staff was excellent and so helpful. Our room was lovely! The pools were great and the beach was perfect for laying in the sun.The spa was amazing.All in all a beautiful place.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Mike R
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Additional Information about Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort

Address: Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
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Region: Greece > Crete > Lasithi Prefecture > Elounda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Elounda
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Elounda
#10 Spa Hotel in Elounda
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Elounda
#13 Luxury Hotel in Elounda
Price Range: £169 - £902 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 128
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The only golf-and-spa resort on Crete is a whole world on its own, with the "World's Best Spa" according to the Sunday Times' "Travel" magazine 2007. Rooms and suites all have panoramic views of the bay of Elounda over the green expanse of the golf course's 9 holes. Children are particularly well catered for, with a dedicated facility offering indoor and outdoor play areas, a lawn-laid olive-grove, a water-park and a sports field. ... more   less 
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Porto Elounda Deluxe Hotel Elounda
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