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Excellent hotel on north coast Crete
Seaside hotel about 40min by taxi from airport. Beautiful quiet location above Elounda Bay in lovely grounds with planned walkways to coves, small private beach and Yacht restaurant. Also Old Mill restaurant nearer to main hotel building.Dined at Yacht restaurant most evenings but menu basically did not change. Good range of choices and quality of food and service were first class.Lovely ambience above beach and sea. Our bedroom had unobstructed sea views from large balcony.Very comfortable bedroom and lounge area. Surrounding area from hotel very quiet and long walk into Elounda (or preferred taxi). Staff always polite and helpful, and spoke good English.Very high standard of furnishings and cleanliness throughout.Lovely pool beside hotel but limited space for loungers.An hotel for couples and retirees!
We return frequently to this wonderful hotel, which never disappoints.Staff and management are attentive and friendly without being intrusive. Rooms in the main hotel building are well appointed and the food and service are truly first-class. Very high standard of cleanliness throughout the hotel. The hotel is set in very attractive grounds leading down to a small private beach. Altogether idyllic! We cannot wait to return
Everything was excellently - the staff, the food, Spa centre, surrounding area are incredibles. The room is very clean and comfortable with beautiful sea view. The room service is very good. We'll come back again and again
We loved it!!!!
Everything was amazing. The stuff is very polite,the food is delicious and the surrounding areas are fantastic.The Old Mill restaurant has an exquisite wine list and a Michelin star quality sommelier. We definitely recommend this hotel and we can’t wait to go back again next year.
What more could we ask?
We have just spent another wonderful week here – our 12th visit! Throughout our long marriage we have prided ourselves in always going to a different holiday destination. There were just too many places to see, driving round Europe or flying off to other continents. We especially love islands but there was one we hadn’t been to and when choosing where to go after celebrating our Golden Wedding in 2007 it was clearly the right time to come to Crete - and to the Elounda Mare! We didn’t realise then that this was the start of a love affair with a hotel whose staff give us every possible welcome, comfort, peace, kindness in an unbeatable location overlooking the beautiful Mirabello bay. The spacious site is built in the style of a Cretan village with grey and apricot-coloured stone walls. It even has a white painted chapel! Rooms are either in the main building or in individual bungalows with their own pools. We have always chosen an upstairs room with fantastic views down and across the hotel grounds, and to the far side of the bay where the cliffs turn pink in the setting sun. After all these years we finally persuaded our daughter to come with us and see for herself why we love this place so much! In spite of having been shown umpteen photographs her reaction was that it was bigger and more spread out than she was expecting. In her job she travels a lot conducting her own garden tours and choosing 5* luxury hotels for her clients but she felt that the Elounda Mare was the best she had ever stayed in for its design and beautiful layout. We gave her a little taste of the immediate area – she loved Elounda village and we drank a lot of fresh orange juice down in the port! We drove up into the mountans to the Lasithi plateau, another day to the ancient town of Lato and to the ruins of the Minoan city at Gournia. She is now determined to return and see more of this wonderful island. But I must end by repeating that this hotel earns its accolades because of its staff, every one of whom is there to make sure you are given the best possible time and all of whom smile and smile from the heart. Thank you, all of you, for the memories you have given us!
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