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About the hotel
Blue Palace, located in East Crete; nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport (Approx. 65 minutes away from the resort)
SETTING & STYLE
The resort has 143 acres and no main structure but it is girdled by bungalows, suites & villas that are scattered around a gentle pitch, leading to its impressive sand and beautiful bay. All rooms open onto an extended veranda, the utmost of them with a private pool and all with breathtaking panoramas to the Aegean Sea and Spinalonga islet. The rooms are airy and commodious, the perfection of a Mediterranean getaway.
RESTAURANTS & BARS
Menus focus on the unique characteristics of the girding area; Blue Palace offers a variety of dining experiences to satisfy all tastes.
Anthos – Enjoy a succulent Greek menu, using the freshest and finest ingredients in an open-air kitchen whilst seated in the hostel’s organic theater. The ambiance is enchanting!
Olea – Features a classic American buffet breakfast and dinner with panoramas of the ocean.
Olea serves transnational dishes.
Asia Deep Blue - This eatery serves modern pan-Asian emulsion cookery ranging from Japanese to Thai.
Blue Door - A Greek taverna serving original dishes and fresh fish cooked over an open grill. Located just along the sand with a relaxed atmosphere and a variety of succulent dishes.
Isola - Italian cuisine with a Cretan twist, Isola offers a seasonal feast of summery salads, seafood, and contemporary dishes using locally sourced ingredients. It is located by the pool with panoramic views and a cozy ambiance.
Isola Beach Club - Set amongst olive trees with great views, the Isola Beach Bar offers a relaxed bohemian air paired with light and refreshing beachside dishes from locally sourced produce.
The hotel offers 4 outdoor swimming pools spread across the resort, some heated during the cooler months and one exclusively for children. One indoor heated pool is also available within the Spa.
Health & Spa
Whether you are seeking to spend quality time with someone special or you wish to escape on your own, this oasis of serenity is directly located on the beach with calming views of the blue Aegean Sea. It is the ideal environment for physical and mental renewal. From the beautiful aromas to the wonderful sounds of water, every detail sets the stage for a truly peaceful and tranquil experience.
Spa services included are customized facials, couples massage, anti-aging treatments, one-day rituals, as well as a thalassotherapy collection, and beauty salon services.
The resort features a private 656 feet long pebble beach with stylish wooden decking designed to take you around it; luxurious loungers and parasols are available for guests’ comfort and relaxation.
The resort’s fitness center offers direct access to the beautiful Mediterranean gardens, extending to the beach for a perfect outdoor or indoor workout experience. The top-of-the-range Technogym® equipment provides guests with the latest in fitness technology. Treadmills, elliptical trainers, and a range of cardio training and strength improvement machinery offer the most entertaining and fulfilling experience.
- Room Facilities:
All rooms have: air-conditioning/heating, flat-screen television, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, balcony with sea views, standard Wi-Fi, an in-room safe, bathrobes and slippers and pillow menu
Classic Room: Rooms are decorated with neutral calming colors, featuring a spacious living area, full bathroom, and a furnished balcony with beautiful sea views. Maximum occupancy 2 guests. 430 sq. ft.
Superior Bungalow Seaview: The superior bungalows are decorated with neutral calming colors, featuring a spacious living area, a fully marbled bathroom, and a furnished balcony with beautiful sea views. Maximum occupancy 3 guests. 430 sq. ft.
Superior Bungalow with Private Pool: The superior bungalows are spread across one or two floors and they are perched above the beach. They are decorated with neutral calming colors, featuring a spacious living area, a fully marbled bathroom, and a furnished balcony with a private plunge pool and beautiful sea views. Maximum occupancy 3 guests. 430 sq. ft.
Superior Bungalow with Private Heated Pool: The superior bungalows are spread across one or two floors and they are perched above the beach. They are decorated with neutral calming colors, featuring a spacious living area, a fully marbled bathroom, and a furnished balcony with a private heated plunge pool and beautiful sea views. Maximum occupancy 3 guests. 430. sq. ft.
Two-Bedroom Bi-Level Room: The two-bedroom suite is spread across 2 floors and features an extensive bedroom with a spacious marbled bathroom and an outdoor furnished patio. Above the king or twin bedroom are another ensuite shower room, a veranda with beautiful sea views, and a further patio area with a private heated pool sun bed, and parasols. Maximum occupancy 4 guests. 850 sq. ft.
Junior Suite Sea View: Boasting a spacious veranda and spectacular sea views the junior suite features a contemporary open-plan living space with a lounge area leading onto a furnished outdoor space. Maximum occupancy 3 guests. 624 sq. ft.
Junior Suite Heated Pool: Boasting a spacious veranda with a private heated pool and spectacular sea views the junior suite features a contemporary open-plan living space with a lounge area leading onto a furnished outdoor space. Maximum occupancy 3 guests. 581 sq. ft.
Maisonette Suite: Maisonette suite is split into 2 floors and boasts exquisite views over Spinalonga. On the lower floor is a spacious living room with a pull-out sofa with a decked veranda and infinity pool whilst on the upper floor there is a spacious ensuite bedroom and separate dressing area. Maximum occupancy 4 guests. 753 (This room type does not offer mobility-accessible rooms)
Deluxe Suite: These suites feature authentic island décor with an emphasis on natural materials and summer colors. The spacious bedroom features a lounge with a sitting area and a writing desk leading onto an oversized veranda with a beautiful saltwater infinity pool. Maximum occupancy 4 guests. 731 sq. ft.
Island Luxury Suite: These beautiful and luxurious suites feature authentic island décor with an emphasis on natural materials and summer colors. The spacious bedroom features an airy lounge with a sitting area and writing desk leading onto a private oversized veranda with a beautiful pool. Maximum occupancy 4 guests. 775 sq. ft.
2 Bedroom Villa with Private Pool: Perched above the azure Aegean Sea, the Two-Bedroom Villa incorporates natural materials and traditional island artwork ideally designed to combine indoor and outdoor living. Inside, a spacious living room houses original pieces handpicked from Morocco, Crete, and other Greek isles. It features state-of-the-art amenities, including a premium entertainment center with a PlayStation, and an iPod as well as complimentary premium Wi-Fi accessible throughout the villa. Each luxurious bedroom features a sumptuous bed and ensuite marble bathroom. A furnished terrace overlooking the sea for al fresco dining and an infinity private pool complete this magnificent accommodation. 2 villas can be rented together for a bigger group or larger family. Maximum occupancy 4 guests. 1184 sq. ft.
Grand Villa: Beyond the gated entrance, an al fresco dining area is equipped with gracious wrought-iron furniture, perfect for indulging in long, relaxed meals with family and friends. Adding to the outdoor ambiance is a sitting area with sun beds that surrounds the jet pool and offers inspiring sea views. There is also an indoor 18-square-meter swimming pool with a private sauna, massage area, and gym equipment. As guests enter the villa, they are greeted by the living room’s warm, natural tones and indigenous details. A 55-inch TV in the living room and a 49-inch TV in each bedroom with satellite channels and pay-per-view prime selection movies that offer premium entertainment. The two bedrooms have peaceful, natural hues that are the perfect backdrop for spectacular sea views. Meanwhile, four-poster king beds promote a restful night’s sleep, and a walk-in closet leads to impressive in-suite bathrooms. Maximum occupancy 5 guests. 2368 sq. ft.
Royal Blue Villa: The Royal Blue Villa includes three breezy, light-filled bedrooms. Each has been carefully decorated, incorporating original furniture and elegant handicrafts emblematic of the island. The master bedroom presents an alluring four-poster bed and an enlarged dressing area, which leads to a private gazebo. Furnished with gym equipment, the gazebo's east-facing veranda offers unparalleled sunrise vistas.
Additionally, all bedrooms have either private verandas or gardens, and in-room entertainment is accessible via 32 to 49-inch flat-screen TVs, outfitted with multi-language satellite channels and premium pay-per-view movies.
Each bedroom houses an en-suite marble bathroom equipped with a bathtub with separate rain showers. One has the additional benefit of a double-sided fireplace filled with candles. Further exclusive amenities include a full kitchen ideal for a private romantic dinner. Down the hall, the refined living room with a fireplace is ideal for group lounging. A 55-inch flat-screen TV offers the same comprehensive entertainment selections as the bedrooms. Additionally, direct dial telephone and complimentary premium Wi-Fi attend to every technological need. Individually controlled air conditioning is featured throughout the villa. Maximum occupancy 6 guests. 3121 sq. ft.