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The Blue Bay Hotel is situated on a hill above one of Crete’s most beautiful bays Mononaftis and offers a comfortable and pleasant stay, in a quiet and family like environment, providing the highest of quality to its guests.

How far is the nearest beach?
The closest beach is 200 m away.

Distance from Airport
Chania airport is roughly 128km away and Heraklion's airport is roughly 28.6km.

The Blue Bay offers high quality accommodation combined with traditional Cretan hospitality. All of the rooms are fully equipped with private bath or shower, mini refrigerator, satellite television, air condition (or heating) with individual control, private safe with charge, direct dial telephone, hair dryer, balcony or terrace.

Food & Drink
All Inclusive Food & Drinks
The AI programme consists of breakfast (07:00-09:30), lunch (12:30-14:00) and dinner (19:00-21:30), all buffet style, served in the main restaurant Amvrosia. During lunch & dinner soft drinks, beer and wine are offered (all local). Snacks such as sandwiches, pizza, salads and fruit are available between 11:00 & 15:30 at the Breeze main pool snack bar and the Pergola pool snack bar (bungalows Athina) as well as ice cream for children (12:00-15:30) and tea & coffee time with biscuits (15:30-18:00). Locally produced alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks like soft drinks, wine, beer, ouzo, raki, brandy and coffee are served at the Breeze bar (11:00-18:00), the Pergola bar (11:00-23:00) and Dionysos main bar (17:00-23:00).

Sports & Entertainment
All Inclusive Sports & Entertainment
Sport facilities at the hotel include tennis, basketball, volleyball, mini football hard court, mini golf, small gym (all upon reservation), aerobics, aqua aerobics, table tennis, darts, water polo, water basketball & volleyball, scuba diving show at the pool (once weekly), three swimming pools (08:00-20:00) with sun beds, umbrellas, showers and WC (only for adults in Artemis & Athina pools) and children’s pool (08:00-20:00). For kids aged 5-12 yrs pls there is also a mini club 6 days a week (mid Jun-mid Sep), animation (mini disco, competitions, etc), and videos with cartoons & kid’s films, children playground and indoor children playroom. Day & evening entertainment is also available six days a week and includes live music, live shows, disco nights, cinema nights, darts, competitions (dancing etc), games, quiz, bingo, table games, tournaments and aqua gym.

The hotel provides a 24 hour reception, lobby, satellite tv room, bridge room, meeting room, baby cots, children chairs on restaurants, conference room for up to 70- persons, internet corner, currency exchange, messages, telefax, mail - postal services, private parking area, complimentary umbrellas and sun beds and complimentary shuttle service to the beach for hotel guest. Other available facilities which include charge are laundry dry cleaning service: clothes returnable within 48 hours, self service automatic washing machine and dryer with coins (Agia Pelagia village), flowers, car & bike rental, taxi service, public bus station at the hotel and doctor. A- la carte Panorama Greek restaurant six days a week from 19:00-22:30 (weather permitting and at an extra charge).

Tennis equipment and babysitting are available at a charge.
There is a limit in the free use of sport facilities per day so that all guests may have the opportunity to use them. Children must be accompanied & supervised by an adult while using the kid’s pool.
It is also near (1 Km ) from the Sofitel Capsis Convention Center in Agia Pelagia.

Please note all major credit cards accepted (Visa, MasterCard, and Amex) and pets are not allowed in the hotel.
(Additional charges apply)


TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Based on 439 reviews

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31 July 2015

Blue bay resort was a very nice hotel but my holiday was made better by the staff. All members of staff were cheerful, friendly and helpful if needed to be. 2 members of staff stood out over the...

Blue bay resort was a very nice hotel but my holiday was made better by the staff. All members of staff were cheerful, friendly and helpful if needed to be. 2 members of staff stood out over the rest, George and Dimitris. George was in charge of animation and was exceptionaly good at it, best animation memeber I think I Have ever come across. Dimitris was the bartender of the poolside bar and was very good at his job and also very friendly to everyone.

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Great Holiday, great hotel

29 July 2015

I stayed at Blue bay back in June with my partner who has already posted a review but felt I wanted to add my own, I have held off writing mine as I was pretty certain that another review would pop...

I stayed at Blue bay back in June with my partner who has already posted a review but felt I wanted to add my own, I have held off writing mine as I was pretty certain that another review would pop up at some point and I felt I would want to respond to that review. I will start with the review itself, so we arrived at the hotel after a 30 minute taxi ride from the Airport and were greeted by a lovely lady on reception and also the Front of House manager Mauolis who I must say is a credit to the hotel, anything we wanted during out stay we asked him, we were taken to a very nice well presented room one of the Executive Suites although slightly more expensive we wanted a nice room for the duration of our stay, although there was nothing wrong with the room itself we were on the ground floor and we felt we wanted more of a view so we asked Mauolis if we could possibly upgrade to either one of the suites with pools or one of the rooms with a large terrace and Jacuzzi, he advised us to pop back in the morning and he would see what he could do for us, the next day we were shown the suite and the room with Jacuzzi and although the suite was lovely it was a little pricey considering we had 10 days left of the holiday so we went with the upgrade to the Jacuzzi room. This was probably the best decision we ever made the balcony/terrace was huge with two sun loungers and the view across the bay was amazing (I will upload the pictures if I can) So we now had a nice room where if we wanted to sunbathe during the day on the terrace rather than the pool area we could, I would highly recommend one of these room they are very private balconies and a great addition to the holiday. The pool bar was great Georgios was always on hand to help and Dimitri ran it in the evening we didn’t tend to go to the pool bar in the evening and went to the main bar instead where Fannis was always on hand to make you laugh with great service. The lady in the shop was the life and soul of the hotel my partner was bitten on the first day and she rubbed free avocado oil on them and they went down quite fast we ended up buying a bottle, I got burnt on day 10 firstly she had a nice laugh at my sunburn and rubbed the avocado oil in I think if I had gone in with my leg hanging off she would have applied avocado oil, but its good stuff. The hotel was lovely the staff were fantastic, the room were great, the view was amazing, the hills were steep good workout for your calves, Agia Pelagia was a 20 minutes walk away we went a few times and always walked. Overall the holiday was great now to the reason I waited to post my review it is in response to a review titled “Beautiful location” by Chrisandlen My first comment there are always two sides to any story and unless you have witnessed events first hand I don’t feel it’s appropriate to comment on a situation and then to be rude it’s just wrong. So just to clear a few things up: There are no cheap rooms in this hotel and no less than savoury guests apart from the lady who posted the review and her daughter, and twisting a situation to make yourself the victim is not on so this is my side of the story and I was present the entire time of the two incidents. The long and short of it I am apparently less the savoury, we had been staying at the hotel for around 8 nights without any issues we had sat in the same location on the terrace next to the bar and like many others my partner smoked and made use of the ash trays provided, we walked in on the 9th night and sat where we usually would and I noticed a blonde lady sprawled across one of the couches sat with a elderly lady and a child I remember saying to my partner that the older lady looked like Madge from Benidorm just a bit of fun no harm intended, my partner lit a cigarette and within seconds the younger of the two ladies started to glare they all got up and stormed off and the younger woman started loudly pointing out it is against Greek law to smoke in public walking around reception and the bar area shouting for anyone who would listen quite a few people looked on a laughed as we did, this was also factually incorrect as it is the same law as the UK and if a terrace has two or more open sides smoking is permitted, she went into the bar and loudly complained to the bar man and then went to reception and did the same we took this kind of personally towards the end as it all kicked off when my partner lit his cigarette (which is why I am shocked the ladies review says ‘Smoking was permitted on the lovely terrace adjacent to the bar which we had no problem with’ as this was clearly not the case) we didn’t see them the next day, the day after we saw them in the pool area in the morning and my partner joked he would sit next to them and smoke on purpose as they had made such a fuss, that evening we walked into the terrace and the young lady was sprawled across the same sofa we walked in picked up an ash tray and sat at the table we had sat at the entire holiday which wasn’t even next to the table she was sat at was a good 5 feet away, she glared from the minute we sat down, she then asked me to ask my partner to hold his cigarette nearer the ash tray rather than down by his side, to which he replied ‘no you’re in a smoking area if you don’t like it move, you did this the other night’ her mother then came in she told her half truths to her mother and they moved inside but they made sure they were in direct eye line of my partner I had my back to her, the mother glared the whole time, and my partner kept saying she is glaring at me I kept telling him to ignore her, after about 5 minutes of being glared at he confronted them and said I am not being glared at, this is when he made the comment ‘that he was going to sit next to them that morning’ (Which they took as a intention to stalk them) the long and short was they caused the issue not us we stayed in the hotel for 12 nights and only had one incident and that was with them, I was not staying a cheap room and I must point out if I was only staying 3 nights as I had moved from another hotel because of an problem at that hotel maybe I would have booked the suite, so who is the problem guest 3 hotels in two weeks, and as for the line ‘until a particular guest took exception to my daughter asking him not to blow smoke at us , which seemed to be a deliberate act ‘ is based solely on the half truth your daughter told you as you were not even there and the altercation later only took place as you glared at him for about 5 minutes. We had no travel agent and were never asked to leave at any point and the Manager made it quite clear he didn’t feel we were at fault which is why he never made an issue of it and never asked us to leave. They had never at any point asked us not to blow smoke at them the first night they had got up and started screaming about how it was against Greek law to smoke in public and the second time she asked him to move where he was holding his cigarette just to clear that up also. Anyway like I said don’t let one woman’s review put you off there were no unsavoury guests and the front of house manager said he looks forward to seeing us again and gave us his contact details if he had seen us as the instigators in the whole drama he wouldn’t have done this, we are looking to return in the second week in September just in case you want to avoid these two unsavoury guests

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Not for me!

29 July 2015

Although this is billed as a 4* hotel I would suggest a low 3. I found this hotel on hotels.com, and only booked it because it had what appeared to be superior rooms. If you like very loud music this...

Although this is billed as a 4* hotel I would suggest a low 3. I found this hotel on hotels.com, and only booked it because it had what appeared to be superior rooms. If you like very loud music this could be the hotel for you, I don't! Everyday at 10am an enormous speaker is dragged onto the pool area and plays horrendously loud music all day and in some evenings till well after midnight. Go to your room to escape the music, no chance it's there banging away through the walls! If you are staying in the main hotel not an annexe there is no escape and some evenings no sleep! If the hotel does decide to have a night off from the music don't worry the hotel across the bay will play theirs loud enough for you to sing along! The pool area is filthy and wasn't cleaned around the sun beds during our stay. I found housekeeping to be poor, our floor was not cleaned during our stay and our outside area never touched (and therefore was infested with flying ants). Food was very good and piping hot, the restaurant manager (maitre de) was fantastic probably the best member of staff in the hotel, if you are picky or have kids who are he's your man! I agree with other comments on here I have never experienced an all inclusive with no spirits (ouzo and raki are not everyone's cuppa), a local vodka or rum would probably satisfy most people, I found the soft drinks fine not watered down as people have said and the coffee was very good. The kids disco was quite frankly rubbish! Big annoyance is the lovely terrace at the main bar allows smoking so if you are a non smoker or have asthma you really can not enjoy a drink here, yes I could go inside to drink but guess what-- the music inside was played so loud it made my ears bleed. I'm not sure what else to say, I didn't enjoy this hotel and I'm glad I didn't stay longer ! I think they should stick to the cheap cheerful market and not try entice more discerning guests with the lure of nice rooms because the rest of the hotel doesn't fit that standard.

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All not included

28 July 2015

We have spent the last week at the Blue Bay Resort and had a mixed view of this hotel. First the positives: Great views. The hotel is at the top of the hill. The downside of this is that it is a...

We have spent the last week at the Blue Bay Resort and had a mixed view of this hotel. First the positives: Great views. The hotel is at the top of the hill. The downside of this is that it is a steep walk to the beach but great exercise coming back. Nice pools. There are 3 pools in the main complex, we stayed in the annex across the road. It had its own pool which was quiet but you had a 5 minute walk to the nearest bar for any drinks. Friendly and helpful staff. Rooms are cleaned daily. Now the negatives: The worst all inclusive package I have ever encountered. You can only have Cretan beer which is not great, wine, Raki, oozo or soft drinks. The soft drinks all taste cheap and awful. Limited variety of food, it is the same offerings every day. It gets very monotonous over the week. There is little to no nighttime entertainment. There is a kids disco which lasts 30 minutes then nothing else. They do have a Greek night once a week that they charge €17 each for which is not worth the money spent, they had waiter service on (this is the only waiter service during the whole holiday) but we had empty glasses for over 35 minutes and was not able to get the waiters attention. Eventually I got bored waiting and walked to the bar but they refused to serve me saying that I had to order from a waiter. When I finally got the waiter's attention, it still took 10 minutes to wait for the drink. (I wouldn't mind but we appeared to be the only people tipping the staff!) If you have a late flight home, they stop you using the all inclusive at 5pm, not good if your flight is booked for 1am. It doesn't matter that you only arrived at 3 in the morning and you didn't use the all inclusive for the first paid day. This hotel could be so much more if they stop cutting corners. If they did this, people would be willing to spend a little bit more to come back here. Would I ever come back? No.

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  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Basketball
  • Beauty Salon
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Buffet Restaurant
  • By the Beach
  • Cafe/ Snack Bar
  • Currency Exchange
  • Entertainment
  • Family Hotel
  • Gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Internet Access
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kids Club
  • Kids Playground
  • Kids Pool
  • Lifts
  • Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Pool Bar
  • Pool/Billiard Table
  • Reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Satellite TV
  • Sauna
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shops
  • Spa
  • Steam Bath
  • Sunbeds
  • Supermarket
  • Swimming Pool
  • Swimming Pool (Salt Water)
  • Table Tennis
  • Telephone
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Terrace
  • TV Lounge
  • Whirlpool
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