Porto Elounda Deluxe Resort
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Sensational Sea, Sand & Skies in Enchanting Elounda Oct 19, 2005
PORTO ELOUNDA DELUXE RESORT HOTEL
I won a charity auction giving me a four-night stay at Porto Elounda Hotel in Elounda.
The deluxe room was modern and comfortable with a large bathroom. The best feature was walking out of your sitting room into a large private terrace and swimming pool shared by six guests.
The hotel, with its immaculate, extensive grounds, offers gorgeous, breathtaking views of mountains, sea and sandy beaches.
The staff was friendly, helpful and attentive. They made a couple of recommendations that proved to be right-on-the-money.
One evening, we had a wonderful time attending the traditional Greek show at the hotel’s Playiada Restaurant.
Since I stayed there in October 2005, there have been many changes. Its Six Senses Spa has received several awards, including Best Spa from the December 2007 London Times for its “sensational design and therapists.”
I have read that there have been some recent problems due to expansion. All I can say is that I couldn’t have had a more enjoyable or relaxing experience. I would gladly stay at Porto Elounda Deluxe Resort again :-D
Part of the Crete, Greece (Elounda, Athens) - October 2005 travel blog
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Porto Elounda Deluxe Resort Overview
When arriving at Elounda, the first view from the hilltop is a panorama of the Bay of Mirabello, where the foreground is dominated by the porto elounda DE LUXE RESORT and the green expanse of its golf course. Designed with respect to the architectural tradition of the land, this unique complex is an oasis of recreation comprised of the hotel, the village square with shopping arcade, and numerous restaurants and bars.
The village of Elounda is at 3 km and the town of Agios Nikolaos at 7 km from the resort.
A world class, five-star resort with outstanding leisure and family facilities at your disposal all year round.
From the main building, a path leads through the magnificent gardens down to the private sandy beach.
Behind the Blue Flag-awarded beach lies "Playiada", a Greek village square covered by a robust wooden pergola. It is the ideal location for taking shade during the day and for theme festivities in the evening. A variety of boutiques, including jewelers, fashion and beach wear, as well as an art gallery and souvenir shop are to be found there, not to mention the lovely Chapel of Prophet Elias.
Near the private beach there is a freshwater swimming pool with childrens paddling pool. Sunbeds and umbrellas are available at the beach and at the pool, free of charge.
Between the main building and the beach lies the resorts private nine-hole par-3 golf course, available to the resorts guests only. Creatively designed with multiple tees, guests may choose to play the course as an 18-hole, as each hole has two playing options of varying difficulty. Additionally, the complex has practice nets and a 9-hole putting green. The PGA, who runs the Golf Academy and is fluent in English, organizes private tuition for golfers at all levels. The Pro Shop sells or rents all necessary equipment.
Breakfast and table d hote dinner are served in the Nafsika restaurant, with wonderful views across the bay. During summer, Mediterranean and Cretan a la carte dining is available in the olive grove of Elies restaurant, while lunch is served in high season, at Odysseus tavern, right on the waters edge, with a selection of fresh seafood and Greek dishes.
The a la carte restaurants of sister properties elounda mare hotel and elounda peninsula ALL SUITE HOTEL are also at the guests disposal.
The Kirki Bar, with its delightful views across the bay, is the perfect place for aperitifs and cocktails, while the beautiful Beach Bar is in a swinging mood with drinks and snacks served throughout the day.
Deluxe Suites with shared pool : spacious rooms with sitting corner, comfortable bathrooms, large balconies or terraces, offering fantastic views across the Aegean Sea. The rooms have air-conditioning/heating, mini-bar, TV, safe deposit box and hair dryer. The en-suite marble bathroom has music from the TV and a telephone in line with the room. Balconies/terraces are furnished with comfortable teak furniture and are surrounded by blooming planters. Additionally to the above, the Deluxe Suites with Shared pool have direct access to a seawater swimming pool, reserved for these rooms only. The suites have a separate sitting room.
The lobby is large and decorated in dark wood and marble.
10 minute walk to the nearest bus stop, 2 kms to city centre, 70 kms to the nearest airport (n. kazantzakis), Close to the beach.
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