Elounda Palm Hotel
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... all the Greek people have been the restaurant owners were great. Apart from a slip down the stairs, we had a great night capped off by a classic taxi driver. The next day we signed up to see more of the islands which included a great view of 'Thira' (Santorini's main island), a climb up the active volcano, a swim in the hot "springs" ( more like a warm Murray river), swim at little Fira and its clear waters and finally finishing ...
... driving around Larnaca like fools, the vibe around Larnaca as we took a brief stroll after checking in was completely off-putting. They obviously love their North American franchises here, and that's seemingly all that we found in downtown Larnaca, which felt completely soulless compared to what we had just left behind in Crete. It's a good thing that we are leaving here first thing in the morning, hopefully for greener ...
... the area has been populated as far back as 7,000 B.C. The mostly crumbled palace includes loads of giant pottery, colorful frescoes, unique Minoan columns, and still has an intact alabaster throne room.
Basically, I arrived in the late morning, visited the complex, and then was off to the airport for a flight to Athens.
... but we met a famous DJ and the music was very good so still lots of fun! And it means no hangovers this morning. Bonus! Now just waiting for Michael and Hannah to wake up so we can pack and be away from our incredibly creepy hotel manager who we suspects hates us, though we don't really know why! Bring on Venice! Love Molly ...
So there's nothing to do in Crete except lie by the pool or get drunk at night, meaning the blogs are a little boring! Last night we were all trying to save money and catch up on sleep so we decided after a day in the sun that we'd stay in and left the girls to go out. It was actually really nice to have a night of peace and quiet and Hannah and mike bought tea so they ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Elounda Palm Hotel
I live in hotels and this was heaven
I live out of a suitcase, often saying in 5* hotels with my work and this was a fantastic stay. We had 7 nights in a junior suite room 577 which had a super view out to sea.. and it was worth every penny. Elounda is very expensive and about a 20 min walk. The breakfast isn't worth getting up for but other than that it's very homely, not a huge hotel like I usually end up with work and the staff are so friendly. Taxis are pricey - about 12eur to Ag Nic and 60eur to HER airport. Highly reccomended and we will definately be back!
Je vis dans les valises, je descends souvent dans des hôtels 5 étoiles pour mon travail et ce séjour était vraiment fantastique. Nous avons séjourné 7 nuits dans la Suite Junior 577 qui avait une vue somptueuse sur la mer... et chaque centime était justifié.
Quel excellent séjour ! Vue magnifique, cadre superbe, service excellent et visages souriants...Que demander de mieux ?
Very nice modern chic hotel yet still has traditional aspects with large bedrooms big balconies (superior bungalow) and excellant pool, bar area and gardens.
Hotel très sympa
Nous avons réservé un bungalow et avons été agréablement surpris. Jolie déco, propreté exemplaire, personnel très sympa et salle de bain moderne . Le petit déj était bien, servi au bord de la piscine et le restaurant était très bon.
Par contre, nous avons visité les chambres que l'on a trouvé minables : lits séparés, salle de bain précaire et peu engageante.
We have just returned from 2 weeks half board at the Elounda Palm. We arrived very early morning, the reception was manned and we were shown straight to our room. There were complimentary meals and drinks left in the fridge. The room was spacious and suitably equipped for self catering.
What an excellent holiday it was!!
Great views, beautiful surroundings, excellent service and friendly faces...nothing more needed"!!!!!
A place you will love
Excellent hotel, great views, friendly staff and rooms that will make you feel like home. We stayed at a junior suite with pool and a very cosy terrace. In the room you will find all you need to make your stay more pleasant.In a few words. Very nice hotel, clean, modern, kids friendly, great food, friendly staff...what more can you ask.
Enjoyed every minute!!!!
We stayed at the Elounda Palm for four nights and enjoyed it very much. The hotel is affordable comfort in an area of very expensive accomodation options. For 80 euros a night, you get a very comfortable room with a/c and full bath including a hearty buffet breakfast. Every room has its own balcony or terrace with fine views. Ours overlooked Elound Bay and the island of Spinalonga. The hotel has a nice pool and immaculate grounds. The grounds have the feel of a resort. The hotel is about a kilometre away from the centre of Elounda. Overall, the Elounda Palm is a great hotel in a very beautiful region of Crete.