Elounda Mare Hotel Relais & Chateaux
The elounda mare hotel Relais & Châteaux overlooks the Mirabello Bay on the north coast of Crete, an area of outstanding natural beauty. A hotel of timeless refined luxury, it’s been a member of the Relais & Châteaux prestigious international hotel association since 1988.
Exuding a sort of sophistication and exclusivity found nowhere else, the elounda mare hotel has an unparalleled reputation for its attentive and personalised service. With its award-winning restaurants, comprehensive leisure facilities and exquisite design, it is the ideal choice for the discerning traveller who seeks a relaxing holiday in a serene and intimate setting.
The charm and character of the hotel is evident to anyone taking an enchanting stroll through the lush seaside gardens of the elounda mare hotel, and its rugged coastline with the many private coves, plateaus, and the gorgeous little sandy beach. Guests particularly enjoy the many lounges, enjoying their aperitif or just a cup of tea on the terrace, in perfectly elegant surroundings furnished in antiques.
The ambiance at the elounda mare hotel is so relaxing and calm that, even at the peak of the season, swimming in the large seawater swimming pool, or the paddling pool for children next to it, are usually a private affair. There are extended lawns and sundecks along the shore, with sunshades and deck chairs in the most secluded of corners. The crystal-clear waters are just magical, while the private sandy beach has been awarded a “Blue Flag” for its outstanding services. A Sea-sports facility by the beach includes water-skiing and SCUBA diving tuition, along with pedaloes, windsurfers, and sail-dinghies. Two superb sailing yachts and a cruiser are also available for charter, in order to explore the nearby islands or sail straight out into the blue expanses of the Aegean Sea.
Sports and leisure activities include an Astroturf® tennis court, where tuition is also available, a table tennis, a fitness room, as well as an indoor bathing area with a sauna and a steam-bath. A nine-hole par-3 Golf Course is nearby, where tuition is also available by a PGA instructor. Further facilities near the golf course include a 5-on-5 football pitch, and a complete childcare center of unique design, the “Kid’s Ark”, perfect for children from 6 months to 12 years old.
The Six Senses Spa™, situated only 500 meters away within the sister property porto elounda GOLF & SPA RESORT, offers an unrivalled range of signature treatments that focus on health, beauty, pampering, stress reduction and recuperation using pure, natural and environmentally friendly products. The luxuriously appointed spa spreads over 2,200 m. and has set unique standards in spa design and wellness treatments. It has been repeatedly awarded during its many years of operation.
A Conference Room, seating 150 persons, and two smaller rooms, are available for meetings and other events. At the Aegean Conference Centre of porto elounda GOLF & RESORT RESORT, with an area of 1500m., five multi-purpose halls are available, enjoying an incomparable view to the golf course and the Aegean sea.
The St.Marina Chapel’s square, located by the beach and next to the “Yacht Club” seaside restaurant, is a beautiful area that plays host to many functions and also includes an art gallery, a souvenir shop and some boutiques. Close to the “Old Mill” restaurant, there is a jewellery shop and newsstand.
The “Karavia Bar” is situated in the main building. The experienced barman will prepare your favourite drink while you enjoy the magnificent views of the Mirabello Bay and the Sitia Mountains. The pianist performs almost every day in the early evening, during aperitifs.
There are three different restaurants at the elounda mare hotel, offering a variety of culinary experiences:
The “Deck” restaurant in the main building, with a charming terrace offers a superb view to the sea. It proposes a rich buffet breakfast and freshly prepared breakfast dishes. For dinner, enjoy an a la carte menu with local and international specialities, enriched with a rotation of succulent dishes of the day from all over Greece. Guests on half board dine here.
The “Yacht Club” restaurant, overlooking the beach, serves lunch daily as well as dinner in the summer months with a varied fish and sea-food menu. The “Fisherman’s Evening” takes place here on a weekly basis.
The awarded “Old Mill” is a fine-dining restaurant with exquisite Mediterranean cuisine. Nestled in the gardens overlooking the sea, it offers a unique dining experience accompanied by music from the piano and the sounds of the waves lapping on the shore below.
A variety of carefully selected Greek wines completes the gastronomic experience in all the restaurants, while select wines from around the world are also available in the wine-cellar.
Accommodation is either in the main building or in private bungalows with swimming pool. In main building all rooms and suites are having balcony or terrace and wonderful sea view. All bungalows have a furnished private garden with full sea view and a private seawater swimming pool. Each one is individually designed and nestled in the seafront gardens of the property.
- Only Relais & Chateaux Hotel on Crete
- Authentic Atmosphere
- The Old Mill restaurant, one of the best restaurants in Greece
- Charming Privacy
- Seven restaurants for Dine Around
- Six Senses Spa
- Private 9 hole Golf Course
- Private Yachts
- Included in the Top 20 Resort Hotels in Europe Conde Nast Traveler (USA) 2010
- Included in the Gold List: The best places to stay in the world, selected by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler (USA) 2010
- Included in this famous international guide book “1000 Places to see before you die’’ Readers’ Travel Awards 2008 by Conde Nast Traveler 2008 U.S.A 2008
- Included in the Top 25 Resort Hotels in Europe, Conde Nast Traveler (USA) 2008
- Readers’ Choice Awards by 2006 Conde Nast Traveller UK 2006
- “101 Best Hotels of the World’’ by Tatler Travel Awards 2006 Included in the Top 20 Leisure Hotels in Europe, Asia Minor & Russia by Conde Nast Traveller (UK) 2006
- Readers’ Choice Awards 2005 by Conde Nast Traveller UK 2005 Luxury Travel Award by Luxury Travel magazine 2005
- Included in the Best 150 Places on Earth as ‘’Hotel Resorts with Best Suites’’ by Harpers Abroad 2002
- Trophee Client by Jet Tours 2001, 2003, 2005