On a gorgeous hillside overlooking the bay of Elounda sits the magnificent Elounda Blu Hotel with the most spectacular view of Spinalonga Island, which is located nearby. The SENTIDO is just a 50 m walk to a wonderful public beach where hotel guests are welcome to sunbathe in beach loungers with parasols at no charge. To reach the centre of town 1.2 km away, hotel guests can hop on a bus that stops right at the hotel.
The Elounda Blu hotel has 147 very comfortable guest rooms in 6 different categories. You can choose to be surrounded by lush gardens or to have a beautiful ocean view. Either way, you cannot help but be relaxed, free from the stress of everyday life. The hotel and its rooms are decorated in peaceful pastel colors that blend in perfectly with the surrounding gardens to create a wonderful feeling of serenity.
Guests have their choice of dining in 3 different restaurants that specialize in international cuisine and authentic dishes from the kitchens of Crete, Greece. The main restaurant is “The Island” where they serve buffet-style breakfast and the dinner meal. The terrace adjacent to The Island has a panoramic view of Spinalonga Island. The “Yellow Sea” offers an à la carte menu of delectable Asian dishes, with their specialty being Polynesian food. The “Ammos” bar is one of 2 bars that guests can go to enjoy a casual and relaxing time. Guests have their choice of tropical cocktails or ice coffee beverages while they sit and enjoy the music.
The Elounda Blu Hotel has a 250 m² spa called the “Soma” where guests can come for an Ayurveda or Thai massage, a sauna, and/or steam bath. There is also a heated indoor pool as well as an outdoor pool for the enjoyment of hotel guests.
There are many different types of activities that the Elounda Blu Hotel can organize for guests, including water sports, sailing and diving. There are bicycles for hire at the hotel for guests who want to explore the surrounding countryside. There is a fitness room for guests to use, which is fully equipped. You can also try your hand at archery or go for a job in the gorgeous surroundings near the hotel. Here, everything comes together to form a memorable, impeccable summer getaway for you and your loved ones – a picture-perfect vacation in the sun!
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Nice hotel, comfortable and clean
Having read some of the negative reviews on about this hotel, it struck me that they were by and large written by semi-illiterates and, in my opinion, with idiotic views. I stayed independently at the Elounda, but on an all-inclusive basis. The service received was excellent and I can only say that those that somehow struggled to get served form part of the semi-illiterate group. We were polite with the waiters, and received superb service. The buggy guys cannot do enough you, and the reception staff are excellent. The Elounda is built to a high standard, with good quality fixtures. It is in walking distance to the town where you can find many tavernas and bars. Rooms are a good size and if you are at the top of the resort, the private pools are a nice touch. Recommended - and there is no such word as 'alot'.
First experience of an ‘all inclusive’ and I wasn’t disappointed. Fabulous views, helpful and friendly staff, good food... I was fairly low down, but was glad to see I could have used a buggy if necessary. I would suggest a makeover for the bathroom in Room 120 - not the most efficient shower I have experienced!!!
A lovely hotel with fabulous sea views
I stayed at the Elounda Blu the last week in October 2018 and it was wonderful. Everything about the hotel is great. The staff are so helpful, polite and pleasant, nothing is too much bother. The hotel and apartments are spread over a hillside with absolutely fabulous views.(if anyone has read Victoria Hislop's novel The Island, Spinalonga, the island in question is the view from the balconies and only a short ferry boat ride away. Well worth a visit. If anyone is worried about climbing the hills up to the rooms, don't be. The hotel runs a golf buggy service for guests to use to reach their rooms. I'm hoping to holiday there again in 2019. Its a place I want to return to again and again.
Back again to the Sentido Elounda Blu hotel, here in Elounda. We have returned, and are so very happy to be back. An excellently run and managed hotel, with all the staff so very obliging, and can't do enough to help. The food is excellent, and very varied. The position of the hotel is just perfect, with lovely walks along the coast in either direction. This year we have a room at Level 7, which has the most fantastic views overlooking the sea and the island of Spinalonga. Definitely will be back again. And thanks to all the staff.....from Carol and Tony
The most amazing hotel!!
We have just spent a week at this fabulous hotel and absolutely loved it! There is nothing to disappoint! The staff are all so friendly and nothing is too much trouble, and the food (we were all inclusive) was fantastic. We didn't feel the need to leave the hotel at all, apart from walking down to the private beach. I can thoroughly recommend this gorgeous hotel and we will definately be returning.
Great hotel pity about the room
Lovely hotel but for the room we were allocated. Its rated as 4 star which I would probably agree with but the room (room 217) was in the older part of the hotel and was 2 star at best and in need of a complete face lift. The staff are superb Kostas and Maria in the restaurant and bar looked after us for the whole fortnight and Paschalis and Denisa gave us the most relaxing massage in the Aegeo spa (which I highly recommend ) All in all a great hotel with fantastic views and brilliant staff but unfortunately the room lets it down.
Stunning Hotel with Incredible Staff!
From the moment we arrived we were treated with exceptional hospitality from all members of staff. We arrived at 9:55pm and were kindly asked to leave our luggage in the care of the receptionists so that we could catch the last 5 minutes of dinner (which was delicious!). As is was dark when we arrived we had the treat of waking up in the morning to open the curtains to the most amazing view (we stayed in a sea view room with a sharing pool). The staff were fantastic suggesting different places to visit and activities we could join in with. The hotel itself offered a huge range of events from cheese making to solo guitar nights, yoga to cooking lessons (Leonardo and Mary were brilliant teachers - Tzatziki was delicious). The main bar was brilliant and was made an even more excellent experience with the friendly and hilarious bartenders (in particular Mikalos and Anastasis). The beach bar was a lovely treat and Eva always looked after us very well. The food throughout was amazing and the treat of having a meal at the Asian restaurant was very special. Dimitra was always very welcoming in the restaurant and was always very helpful explaining the dishes. Our room was always immaculate because of our lovely cleaners, who also always ensured to give us a fresh large bottle of water every day (which was a lovely little extra). Altogether we had a magical time and would love to return again one day!!
We have only just completed one week of a two week holiday but have to say this is one of the best hotels we have stayed in. The views from our suite are stunning, the food has been tasty and a good variety, the staff are very professional.
The atmosphere of the hotel is so welcoming and relaxing. It’s a real restorative place to come and a great base from which to explore the local area. The bus stop is just at the bottom of the drive. Bus services are cheap, reliable and regular.
The staff, especially Giannis and Monica, were extremely helpful in helping us arrange transport to Knossos and The Archaeology Museum In Heraklion. When our taxi transport arrived, our driver Manos was profession, smartly dress, on time for all pick-ups and even provided us with bottled water. It was a very comfortable one hour drive to Heraklion. I would recommend it to anyone but do as we did and split the cost with another like minded couple.
I have read some negative comments about the food in previous reviews but we have not been disappointed to date with any of our food. The staff are also lovely and we’d like to say special thanks to Dimitra, Elena and Mary, also Marina in the Hotel shop.
Normally we hate in house entertainment ( and don’t usually bother) but we’ve had such fun this time from Greek dancing & cheese making, hotel quiz night, wine tasting and a discovery walk with Deborah!
The Hotel site is steep but as others have said the buggy service is always available. We have been keeping fit with our walk to and from our room. The smell of the Jasmin at night is just so beautiful.
We will definitely be returning in the future and hopefully see some of the friends we have made this week!!!
Just the best hotel in Crete
I’m here again, this must be my 20th year coming here and it just gets better every year. Nikos and Monica are always there to welcome you, manolis in the restaurant is always welcoming. And Costas in the restaurant, you deserve a promotion, you always make sure the guests have what they need and you help the other staff whenever they need a hand. The spa staff are friendly and welcoming as always, we had pasxalie, despina, Alexandra and Jean this year who are great as usual, but you’re all good. If I’ve missed anyone out apologies but you are all fantastic and make this hotel special.
Another wonderful week at this stunning hotel
I have stayed in the Elounda Blu three years running now and it never fails to impress me. From the stunning view to the wonderful, friendly, happy staff - makes your stay one to treasure. As a single traveller the hotel makes you feel secure. The food is really good and varied. Housekeeping is excellent. The hotel and rooms are clean and well maintained. Staff are never too busy to stop and chat, making sure you’re comfortable and enjoying your stay. I intend to return again and in fact met many visitors to the hotel who had stayed there before. That in itself is an excellent recommendation
As previously stated - the views are stunning and the sunrise worth waking up early for! Just to prove a point I am uploading a photo!
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Elounda Blu Hotel, Agia Paraskevi
Elounda, Greece, P.O. Box 72053
Phone: +30 28410 41924
Fax: +30 28410 41816