Elounda is a recognized elite resort of the northern coast of Crete. Here are the most fashionable hotels, among which there is practically no level of 4 stars. Guests are provided with VIP services, luxurious rooms for living, exquisite cuisine, secular entertainment. Much attention is paid to the design and architecture of hotel complexes, compliance with ECO-standards, cleanliness of beach areas. The rating presents the 11 best hotels in Elounda.
- 1 Blue Palace Elounda, a Luxury Collection Resort, Crete
- 2 Royal Marmin Bay Boutique & Art Hotel
- 3 Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa
- 4 Tui Blue Elounda Village Resort & Spa by Aquila
- 5 Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection
- 6 Elounda Bay Palace, a Member of the Leading Hotels of the World
- 7 Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort, Six Senses Spa
- 8 Elounda Mare Relais & Châteaux Hotel
- 9 Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel, Six Senses Spa
- 10 Elounda Gulf Villas
- 11 Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas, a Member of the Leading Hotels of the World
The five-star resort hotel offers a high level of service and comfortable luxury accommodation. Bungalows, suites, villas scattered between fragrant gardens create their own private space. This is especially important for people looking for privacy during their vacations. Private verandas, gardens and swimming pools are designed to accentuate stunning views and a sense of freedom. A laid-back but sophisticated island aesthetic using natural materials, eclectic works of art, a palette borrowed from the environment, and a style spiced with historical details all combine into a uniquely attractive secluded place that can rightly be called Greek. Guests are offered a wide range of exclusive services and personal recommendations, including a private breakfast and a private beach holiday.
“Wonderful hotel located on a hill. Impeccable service. Once a year you can afford to enjoy real luxury and relax royally. I recommend a SPA center with modern equipment and a large complex of wellness procedures” Iryna, Ukraine
This five-star boutiquehotel is located right on the beach. It is designed for recreation of adults. Its architecture fits perfectly into the natural environment, and the complex itself is the first energy-efficient, environmentally friendly hotel in Greece. The fund includes 100 rooms of Standard, Superior and Suite categories. An outdoor pool and free parking are available on site. A shared breakfast is served in the restaurant, lunch and dinner are served à la carte. Towels and sun loungers on the beach are included. The beach is small but very cozy. There is practically no wind and waves. Windsurfers catch the wind a little further. Concierges are always ready to help solve the problem with the organization of excursions, car rental, transfer from / to the airport.
“Remote from all tourists beach is what you need for real relaxation. There are few people, the conditions are created at the highest level. Pleasant bright rooms, quality food, peace and quiet await visitors to this hotel» Anatoly
Crete is famous for its SPA treatments. Almost all hotels offer their own wellness programs. But it is in Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa that they are developed individually for each guest. This is a new, modern and luxurious ECO-complex, where every corner is competently used. For example, in the place where the greatest amount of sunlight accumulates, there is a solarium terrace surrounded by a magnificent garden. Accommodation offers 74 rooms and several exclusive villas with private pools. Rooms for families with children are available. For common use, an outdoor pool and a fitness room are equipped. A Swedish breakfast is served in the restaurant in the morning. Local taverns and restaurants can be found nearby.
“Lots of space and air. It is probably the best ecological place in Crete. Everything is thought out for a healthy rest, good nutrition and sleep. The grounds are beautifully decorated, the landscaping is amazing” Nuno, Portugal
The luxury resort is a secluded and romantic location. Sparkling blue sea, twinkling stars, sensually decorated rooms and personalized service will make your stay unforgettable. An exclusive breakfast is served on the secluded veranda, then soak up the sun by the private pool. Lunch and dinner are also served privately. It offers several swimming pools, a gym, a private landscaped beach, a SPA center with special programs of chromotherapy and Ayurveda. Guests can use the sauna free of charge. It can be reached by taxi and public transport. During high season, a bus stops at the entrance of the hotel.
“I want to note the high-quality and unobtrusive service. There are conditions for the rest of adults, although they also accept parents with teenagers. All rooms are designed for 2-3 people, but the kids will not be interested here” Marina
The seasonal five-star hotel welcomes guests from March to October. The resort consists of eighty suites, eight private residences, three villas and a royal villa that represents not only the beauty of the Mediterranean, but also reflects cretan culture. In front of the hotel lies a lush area of about three acres, which overlooks a private sandy and well protected from the wind beach with stunning views of Spinalonga. The emphasis on the natural wealth of the area and exquisite architecture create an impressive setting. External beauty along with a high level of luxury services tailored to the personal needs of each visitor creates an unprecedented holiday that everyone should experience. The fund provides family rooms. Villas and suites provide round-the-clock service, food and drink delivery.
“What impressed me the most was the Blue Flag beach. Thanks to the gentle descent into the water and the absence of waves, children can safely swim. For the kids there is a playroom where you can leave the baby under supervision for a few hours.”
This modern 5-star hotel with exclusive room design is open from April to October. Some rooms have private terraces, while others have fireplaces in their living rooms. It is a picturesque resort with Cretan architecture, surrounded by lush colorful gardens combining natural beauty with all the benefits of modern life. It offers 244 rooms,first class service. Restaurant Thalassa Waterfront is a recognized leader of the coast on the menu of fish delicacies. The Aretoussa Restaurant serves Greek and international cuisine. It features 3 swimming pools, a tennis court, a fitness centre and a golf course. On the beach you can rent a bungalow and live in it during the whole holiday.
“Very friendly staff, varied breakfast and dinner, calm sea and landscaped beach. The room has a comfortable bed, pillows, several towels, including beach towels, a mat by the bed. Towels are changed once a day after dinner. Everything is fine, on the five!” Daria
The five-star hotel occupies its own territory next to the golf course, offering numerous amenities for both younger and older children. The whole area is divided into many playgrounds and entertainment corners. The fund of the complex includes 128 comfortable rooms in the main building and 5 detached villas. Six Senses Spa is Europe’s first holistic spa. The concept is to provide an exclusive and complete package of services depending on the state of health of the client. The main activity of the hotel is the complete recovery of the body. The spa features an indoor freshwater pool, sauna and steam bath. In the open air there is a 9-hole golf course, a tennis court, a dive center is open, there is an opportunity to engage in all water sports, rent a yacht. Nafsika Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner à la carte at Aglio e Olio Italian Restaurant or Odysseus Greek Tavern.
“There are excellent conditions for sports and relaxation on a private private beach. I didn’t really like the staff. Owners should think about training or a complete change in the concept of services. Breakfasts are not bad, dinners – after a time. In the district there are restaurants where they cook more qualitatively” Vladimir
This place is chosen by tourists who want to actively spend their leisure time. The hotel specializes in the organization of various events, excursions, sports entertainment. The beach is marked with the Blue Flag. Guests can enjoy access to the Six Senses Spa, which is 500 metres away on the grounds of the partner Hotel Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort. Three restaurants are responsible for the meals of the guests. A Swedish breakfast is served at deck, the Yacht Club specialises in fish and seafood delicacies, and the Old Mill serves fine Greek food. In their free time, guests can work out in the fitness center under the supervision of an instructor, play tennis on the court with artificial turf, take diving lessons, water skiing or a board with a sail, take a boat trip on a canoe.
“Fabulous place. Incredibly conscientious staff. Great food. Loved the pool in my bungalow” Kenneth, USA
Six Senses Spa is used by partner hotels, including the Peninsula All Suite Hotel. This resort center differs from the rest of the extremely picturesque location. It was built on a peninsula, so the view from any window opens to the sea space. The owners partnered with one of the best interior design companies in the world, Wimberly Interiors, to rebuild several room categories: entry-level junior suites with sea views, Junior Suites on the beach, and one-bedroom Presidential Suites. As a result, all rooms of the hotel can be called exclusive. An American breakfast is served in the morning. Then opens the Calypso restaurant with gourmet cuisine and the Kellari wine cellar with a wide selection of alcoholic beverages. It offers adult and children’s pools, a children’s club, a baby care center, a cinema hall for 50 seats, tennis courts, a fitness room, a rental of equipment for water sports.
“Everything is fine except for the service in the restaurant. The waiters made several mistakes during our 10 days on vacation. Another unpleasant moment – in the hotel all services are paid! Even a visit to the football field with a child costs money. Food prices are inflated” Emi, Switzerland
Comfortable villas with a private pool are designed for families. Each has a fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom with a jacuzzi or hydromassage shower. Breakfast is served on the terrace by the main pool. The beach is far away, drive about 10 minutes. Therefore, all guests are provided with a free shuttle service. bus schedule can be found at the porter. Those wishing to stay at the hotel are provided with the services of a diving instructor (lessons are held in the pool), conditions are created for sunbathing, booking massages and other wellness procedures.
“Great hotel, lovely pool, good breakfasts. In the evening it is pleasant to sit near the water with a glass of quality Greek wine” James, France
This five-star hotel is one of the leading resorts in the world. It covers an area of 16 hectares. All of it is covered with magnificent gardens with tropical and subtropical vegetation. The complex consists of comfortable rooms,beach bungalows, 5 tennis courts, other sports grounds, a spa center with a gym and a steam bath, seven restaurants and four bars. In the morning, an American or buffet breakfast is served. Guests are provided with a full range of services, including individual wellness programs, children’s activities, organization of excursions to attractions. The Cretan Folk Art Museum is located on site. The concierge service will book any business class car, yacht, helicopter or private jet for travel. Transfer is available from all airports and seaports of Crete.
“The services and scale of the hotel are not in vain estimated at 10 points. If there is no restriction in funds, then this is the best option for a holiday in Crete” Svetlana
All presented hotels have a comfort level of 5 stars. Each of them fully complies with the declared standard, so the choice of a place to stay will depend only on their own needs and financial capabilities. For those who wish to spend their holidays in a relaxed environment without a child’s ham, it is recommended to pay attention to “Blue Palace Elounda a Luxury Collection Resort” and “Tui Blue Elounda Village Resort & Spa by Aquila”.