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Elounda Mare Relais & Chateaux hotel

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Reviewed 27 January 2014

While my husband and I had a pleasant stay at Elounda Mare, and we loved the spa at their neighboring property, if you are a frequent American traveler like we are, I frankly would stay somewhere else. The decor at the hotel is overwhelmingly Greek "country" -- classical Cretan fabrics, wooden beams (i.e, very U.S. 1970's or National Park-ish decor).... More 

2 Thank palena
Harry_Maranghides, General Manager at Elounda Mare Relais & Chateaux hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our hotel, for your good comments and your remarks. Although you had a pleasant stay, we are sorry that it was not 100% satisfactory. To clarify a few points: The upgrade to a bungalow with private pool is almost always appreciated. Your booking did not mention that a separate living room was necessary; otherwise we would... More 

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Reviewed 24 October 2013

This was our third return to one of the most magical places in the Mediterranean Sea. The Elounda Mare hotel is spectacular and extremely comfortable, with well-kept grounds, beautiful lantana plants and pomegranate trees, and our own private pool attached to our suite was romantic and relaxing. Of course the Old Mill restaurant was a delicious dining experience and the... More 

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Reviewed 10 October 2013

Great weeks stay, staff excellent, warm welcome and very good service. Looked at a number of other hotels on the coast and felt we had picked the best of those in the area, smaller and quieter . Was a little surprised at the restaurant prices, eye watering rates in crete that the Burj al Arab would would be happy to... More 

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Craven Arms, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

We stayed as a couple, the lovely rustic courtyard entrance has a fabulous view of the sea as you enter through the glass door entrance, the welcome glass of champagne was lovely, reception staff were always very helpful, spoke excellent English and even helped with our wifi problems. The hotel as previous reviews say is really first class, everywhere is... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

Location: on quiet road, discrete entrance, set in green well tended grounds, cleverly landscaped with pretty paved pathways and romantically lit arches, running down to a small quaint private chapel sat in a square with a few boutiques and onwards down to a small beach, gently sloping into the sea to one side of the hotel. To the other side... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

This was our second visit to this haven on Crete, which is testament alone to it's glory. Set in the magnificence of the Elounda Peninsula the hotel offers peace and tranquility second to none. There is everything that the more 'mature' traveller might desire in terms of privacy and choice of type of stay. Private Villas with their own pools... More 

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Reviewed 1 October 2013

It was just one night in this hotel but I can affirm that staff is very well experienced & friendly, the rooms are spacious and well equiped. There is every thing to have unforgettable rest at the sea.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2013

There is lots to like about this hotel but it will not be everyones choice. If you are looking for a peaceful and quiet traditional summer holiday by the seaside then this will be hard to beat. However, if you prefer the full service American Resort style hotels or the opulance and service of the Far East then you may... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

My wife and I have just returned from a terrific 10 day stay at the Elounda Mare. The elements which we found outstanding included it's location, a genuine desire to make us feel welcome by all staff, all round service, accommodation (room 601) with it's spectacular views, cleanliness, food, grounds, swimming pool.......what more does anyone want or need? Yes, it's... More 

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Reviewed 10 September 2013 via mobile

We have visited the Elounda Mare on several occasions now and have never been disappointed. The staff, the accommodation, the beach all faultless. As always the only issue was that we couldn't stay longer!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
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 

Additional Information about Elounda Mare Relais & Chateaux hotel

Address: Dimokratias 10, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Lasithi Prefecture > Elounda
Price Range: RM1,218 - RM2,246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Elounda Mare Relais & Chateaux hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 82
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Also Known As:
Elounda Mare Hotel And Bungalows
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Elounda
#5 Business Hotel in Elounda
#8 Spa Hotel in Elounda
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Elounda
#10 Luxury Hotel in Elounda
#13 Romantic Hotel in Elounda
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“Great views from the villas looking over the bay”
  • Dramatic clouds across the bay
  • Evening view from villa
  • View from private pool showing beach
 of 5 bubbles croquetmike, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Best views are main building high floor”
 of 5 bubbles J6972PXmichaelm, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you can have a Bungalow with pool.”
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“Room with a private pool overlooking the beach....wow!”
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“The private pool rooms are worth the extra money.”
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