After reading the other review of Elounda Bay Palace before our trip, we were a bit apprehensive about what we would find when we got to Elounda. Luckily, we were extremely impressed by nearly everything we encountered during our 3 night stay.
Let me first say that no one is saying this hotel is a 4 Seasons or Ritz Carlton, and I do think the price was fair given the half board, drinks, and location.
The entire staff that we met was so friendly (minus the towel/umbrella guys that weren't so nice) and we were always made to feel welcomed. We were invited to a manager's coctail hour which was SO nice and upscale. The food was OUTSTANDING. Truly, some of the best food we had in Greece during our entire 2 week honeymoon. Krista (?), this adorable tiny woman who was our server for both breakfast and dinner, was beyond lovely and so great. Unlike other reviews that said that the buffet was uncivilized, I found it quite the opposite. Whenever we went for meals, we found everything to be calm, well organized, and clean. Also, all of the common areas of the hotel were beautiful, well maintained, and decorated beautifully.
The room was definitely average, but we were greeted with a nice bottle of wine and plate of treats upon our welcome. One gripe I would have is that our bed was in fact 2 twin mattresses pushed together, so I found myself rolling into the crack in the middle every night. However, we booked the least expensive room so we weren't expecting 5 star.
All in all, I'd absolutely recommend Elounda Bay Palace and would absolutely return in the future. No question!
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- Also Known As:
- Elounda Bay Palace Hotel Elounda
- Bay Palace Hotel Elounda
- Elounda Bay Palace Crete