White Palace Grecotel Luxury Resort

Crete - Rethymno Region


Description

Grecotel Hotels & Resorts is excited to invite you to a refreshing and ultimate holiday concept which combines spectacular beachfront location with great design, personalized modern services, outstanding food and beverage selection, multiple activities and entertainment. Luxury made easy is a concept born out of a vision for waterfront lifestyle and it visualizes “Luxury all-inclusive living” which simply becomes a part of your life. Irresistible.

 

LOCATION

70 km east of the airport of Chania, 75 km  to the west of Heraklion. Rethymno (9 km).

 

BEACH

Marked by the "European Blue Flag". Sand-pebble (400 m long, wide coastal strip). Log into the sea: sand and pebble. Beach service at an additional cost.

 

RESTAURAND AND BARS

  • VENTANAS IL MAR: Our windows to the sea, the name of our elegant Mediterranean buffet-style restaurant with theme nights and stunning views over Rethymno Old Town and the Cretan Sea. Offering superior all-day dining with international appeal, White Palace features traditional Greek and Cretan dishes and extends to the rest of the world. Culinary options range from Mediterranean dishes of delectable quality to a menu of global scale. Guests will appreciate the opportunity to dine al fresco on the wide terrace overlooking the pool and the infinite sea. A generous buffet-style breakfast - including Cretan Corner, healthy and vegetarian options and an extensive international buffet with Mediterranean overtones for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Don't miss specialty dishes on themed evenings. Tasty Corner Kids free dining and children's menu are also available. Open: Breakfast: 07.15-10.30, Lunch: 12.30-14.30, Dinner: 18.30-21.30.
  • THE WHITE: It’s all about the whites of Greece with a view to the blue hues of the sea. Named after color white, the restaurant ideally located at the lobby level offers a selection of menus degustation celebrating beloved world cuisines from France, Italy and Greece prepared by masters, enjoyed on a magnificent sea-blue terrace. Fine seafood and a taste of the Mediterranean are served at an incredible location which stirs the emotions. Choose between ‘White Tasting’, ‘Degustazione Bianco’ and ‘Degustation Blanc’ - three unique gastronomy concepts created around seasonal ingredients and infused with ethnic overtones. The Wine Cellar compliments the taste with superior fine wines that are served in a magnificent ambience with to-die-for views. Order wine by the glass or bottle, while sampling succulent bar snacks. Highlight: Panoramic sunset of the island: the sun dives into the Cretan Sea, home of the island’s mythical background. Please note that The White caters for guests over 12 years old. Open: Sunset to Midnight, 19.30-23.30.
  • TAVERNA: It's all Greek to you, in this contemporary style "Tavernaki". It's Meze & Ouzo time with warm bread, olive oil and oregano. Here, the food is authentic and delicious, and the service is impeccable but relaxed. Savour imaginative cuisine with your loved ones as you dine overlooking the Cretan Sea while nature stages its sunset theatre. Open: Breakfast: 08:30-11:00, Lunch: 13:00-15:00, Dinner: 19:00-23.00.
  • ASIA WHITE: On the gourmet promenade you will find a little Asian treat, right next to the waves... Top DJ Ramiro sets the mood as he spins-out the tunes from his deck, transforming the atmosphere from a relaxing chill out lounge where you can sip Asian cocktails and exotic drinks to an upscale setting filled with live events and breathtaking bashes. Open: Dinner: 19:00-23:00.
  • DIVAN RESTAURANT: A true gem, Divan is a distinguished fine-dining Oriental Restaurant that offers unique, authentic eastern cuisine which brings back forgotten traditional flavours, providing its guests with an unsurpassed first-class dining experience. It is designed to represent an eastern atmosphere in a modern and luxurious environment with Divan’s own personal touch. It is distinguished by its wide variety of mezze, its refined service and its elegant decoration. Guests can also enjoy an exceptional Shisha Experience from our Divan Shisha Bar, offering the highest quality shisha pipes with the highest quality tobacco for a clean and clear use. To enhance your Shisha Experience at Divan, we offer a selection fresh fruit cocktails for your Shisha as well as Champagne for luxury moments. Open: Dinner: 19.00-23.00.
  • FICO D'INDIA: Fico d'India defines Italian poolside lounging. With a refined atmosphere and an exquisite a la carte menu of authentic Italian cuisine, this unique All-day Pool Bar Restaurant is lounging at its finest. After sunset, Fico d'India evolves into a relaxed, chill out venue. Enjoy delicious Italian flavors in the al fresco dining area and live entertainment or allow relaxing music to soothe your mind. Lay-back with your favorite espresso or try the unique Italian drinks at the heart of the resort, ideal place to meet-up and enjoy the spirit of the White Palace from a seat of luxury. Open: Lunch: 12.30-17.00, Dinner: 19.00-23.00. All Day Espresso Bar Coffee experience: 10.30 – 24.00.
  • PÂTISSERIE & CHOCOLATERIE: Calling all chocoholics! Satisfy your sweet tooth with one of the heavenly chocolate creations whipped up at this dreamy pastry shop. Ideally located next to the Resort’s lounges, its delectable array of treats includes dessert breads, pastries, cakes, a candy bar and a selection of low-calorie temptations for guilt-free indulgence. Delight in the unique masterpieces created by our chefs driven by a passion to create the perfect pastry. Open: Chocolates, Pastries & Candies: 10:30-14:30 & 18:30-22:00.
  •  LIGHT FARE BY THE POOL: Enjoy hearty and simple favorites, like scrumptious sandwiches and baguettes, tempting hamburgers and tortillas, special snacks, all prepared with the freshest ingredients from an a la carte menu. Snacks & Light Lunch: 10.30-17.00.
  • CREPERIE – GELATERIA:  “I scream for ice-cream…” Need a pick-me-up after a dip in the sea? Treat yourself to a warm crepe filled with your favorite cream flavor or enjoy gelato, a fruit "granita", or Greek-style café frappe at the Gourmet Promenade. Refreshments are served  from morning to sunset at a stylish all-white waterfront setting. Open: Crepes & Gelatos: 10.30-18.00.
  • SUNSET LOUNGE BAR: A dazzling cosmopolitan bar that radiates the charm and luxury of the Resort. Sunset Lounge Bar surveys a view of spectacular scenery along the Rethymno Riviera and the famous Cretan sunset. Sit beneath the elegant dome, or step outside to simply soak-up the atmosphere at the elevated seafront terrace by enjoying cocktails and selected beverages like traditional Cretan Sarantadendri “forty herbs”. Operating Hours: 10.30–01.00.
  • "LONG" BEACH BAR: If you are looking for a place to spend a relaxed day by the shore, sipping a cocktail and listening to good music, this is the place for you. Operating Hours: 10.30–24.00.
  • GARDEN THEATRE BAR: Pick up a cool beer or your favorite snack from the Garden Theater Bar and take in a movie under the stars in Crete! Operating Hours: 20.00 – 22.30.
  • FICO D'INDIA - ALL DAY ESPRESSO BAR: Relax with your favorite espresso or try the unique Italian drinks at the heart of the Resort, ideal place to meet-up and enjoy the spirit of the White Palace from a seat of luxury. Operating Hours: 10.30–24.00.
  • WINE BAR: Order wine by the glass or bottle, while sampling succulent bar snacks. Operating Hours: 20.00-23.00.
  • ASIA WHITE BAR: Top DJ Ramiro sets the mood as he spins-out the tunes from his deck, transforming the atmosphere from a relaxing chill out lounge where you can sip Asian cocktails and exotic drinks to an upscale setting filled with live events and breathtaking bashes. Operating Hours: 19:00-24:00.

TAILOR YOUR STAY

The new concept of rest LUX.ME is specially designed for those who choose - a convenient location on the seashore, conceptual design, modern service, healthy cuisine, premium drinks, active sports and exciting entertainment. For any category of guests Grecotel Lux. Me White Palace.

 

Private Transfers can be organized from and to the airport with Snami premium transfer fleet which includes all the luxury amenities and stylish drivers.

 

Individual Excursions can be tailored based on your desires and expectations with the start point your hotel.

 

Helicopter Transfers & Tours can be arranged by Snami lifestyle representatives to any Greek island and destination accompanied by a premium concierge service.

Why We like It

Family
Business Travel
Adults Only
Honeymooners
Couples
Gay Friendly

Property Type

Beachfront Resort Hotels

Number of Rooms

263

Check In

14:00

Check Out

12:00

Amenities

24-hour front desk
Express check-in
Express check-out
Parking
Pool
Room service
Spa
Lobby coffee service
Internet services
Beach
Wake-up call
Reception/Help Desk

Rooms

DOUBLE ROOM GV/MV

These comfortable Mediterranean-style rooms draw upon the soft hues of sand and sea with custom designed furniture and designer fabrics in a tasteful contemporary style. Aqua-coloured mosaic side-tables and consoles, emerald-green and apricot touches punctuate the cool white interior. These guestrooms feature a king size bed or twin beds, an additional comfortable sofa bed and en-suite bathroom. They offer beautiful views of the legendary Cretan landscape and the resort’s gardens.

SUPERIOR ROOM SV

An updated spacious and ideally located guestroom that boasts amazing views of the Cretan Sea. Open-plan Master Bedroom with a king-size bed and brand new mood-evoking décor featuring custom designed furnishings including aqua mosaic side tables and consoles with sleek metallic surfaces. The stylish decoration and matching fabrics in shades of ivory, cream and turquoise provide a lavish holiday retreat. They feature a private bathroom and separate walk-in shower with direct sea view, floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the sea and spacious fully furnished covered balcony with panoramic views for endless relaxation.

PRESTIGE SEA VIEW BUNGALOW

A refurbished guestroom nestled among gardens, designed with life’s luxuries and the flair of al fresco living. The Prestige Bungalows are framed by a seafront garden area so you can soak up the eternal Cretan landscape. Master bedroom with private bathroom and king size bed; brand new mood-evoking décor featuring custom designed furnishings including aqua colored mosaic tiled side tables and consoles. The stylish decoration and fabrics in varying shades of ivory, cream and turquoise with sky blue accents provide a lavish holiday retreat. Separated by sliding panels the sea front living area features a dreamy large sofa bed, while floor-to-ceiling large glass doors offer seamless transitions between indoor and outdoor summer living by the beach.

SWIM-UP BUNGALOW SHARING POOL

Time for a dip in the pool? Book a Swim Up Sea View Bungalow and you can simply step off you own private sun terrace into the water, since these updated cosy guestrooms boast zero access to the resort’s Exclusive Pool. Master bedroom with private bathroom and king size bed; brand new mood-evoking décor featuring custom designed furnishings including aqua coloured mosaic tiled side tables and consoles. The stylish decoration and matching fabrics in varying shades of ivory, cream and turquoise with sea & sky blue accents provide a lavish holiday retreat. Separated by sliding panels the sea front living area features a dreamy sofa bed, while floor-to-ceiling large glass panels offer seamless transitions between indoor and outdoor summer living by the beach.

LUXURY SEA VIEW ROOM

Spacious new guestrooms with stunning sea views that capture the beauty and essence of the White Palace. Ideal for young families the spacious Luxury Sea View Guestrooms draw upon the soft hues of sea and sand with custom furnishings featuring aqua mosaics and contrasting fabrics in varying shades of blue. Open plan master bedroom with king size bed and en suite living area featuring a comfortable sofa that can be converted to a child’s bed. Private bathroom provides bath and spacious vanity unit. Amazing walk-in shower with breathtaking sea views and ample dressing area enrich the comforts of the guestroom. They have floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows and an oversized covered balcony with comfortable outdoor furniture overlooking the breathtaking Cretan Sea.

FAMILY ROOM GV/MV

Spacious family accommodation featuring a master king size bedroom with modern hand carved furniture and delicate fabrics in bright summer colours. Sliding doors lead to the light-filled living room with front balcony which serves as a relaxing lounge or a second bedroom with two sofa beds for children (selected rooms). These rooms offer beautiful views to the lush gardens and everlasting Cretan landscape with floor-to-ceiling glass doors. En suite private bathroom.

FAMILY APARTMENT GV/MV

New Family Apartments are a special class of accommodation, with added comforts for families traveling with children or group of guests, as they offer separate sleeping areas, two bathrooms and newly renovated interiors. Leading off a small lobby is the spacious living room featuring handpicked wooden furniture and fabrics in bright summer colours. This spacious room opens to a private balcony and serves as a relaxing lounge or a second bedroom with en suite private bathroom. Separate master bedroom with king size bed, aqua mosaic console and hand-carved furniture with designer fabrics in ivory hues with lime and blue overtones. Private bathroom and furnished balcony surrounded by mature multi-coloured gardens offers unique moments of relaxation. A Family Apartment combined with a double guestroom through connecting doors form the Family Connecting Combo accommodating a total of 4 adults + 4 children.

WHITE FAMILY SUITE SV

Ideal for families, these well-appointed Suites with front sea views offer luxury, comfort and versatility. Each Suite provides generously sized interiors with stylish décor featuring aqua-coloured mosaics and contrasting fabrics in shades of blue, turquoise and sand with pearl accents. The beautifully appointed living area facing the seafront includes two comfortable sofa beds and doubles as a sleeping room for two children. En-suite private bathroom. Separated by a sliding door the sea view master bedroom features a king-size bed, walk-in shower facing the sea and ample dressing space. Large glass panels offer seamless transitions between indoors and outdoors to enhance your stay. These unique suites feature two spacious balconies with bird-eye views over the Cretan Sea and relaxing furniture for endless rejuvenation.

GRAND FAMILY SUITE SV

The magnificently elegant and well-appointed Grand Family Suites are specially designed for families or friends that want to share unique moments, while enjoying privacy and comfort. Each suite provides generous interiors with stylish décor featuring aqua-coloured mosaic consoles and hand-carved furniture with contrasting fabrics in shades of blue, lime and turquoise. The beautifully appointed spacious living area facing the seafront includes a lounge with two sofa beds that can be used as a children's bedroom. En suite private bathroom. Separate sea view master bedroom features a king-size bed, walk-in shower facing the sea and ample dressing space. A spacious corridor off the lounge area leads to a contemporary style boudoir featuring a spacious walk-in wardrobe and shower cabin just before entering the second sea view master bedroom. Large glass panels offer seamless transitions between indoors and outdoors to enhance your stay. The suites feature two spacious balconies with bird-eye views over the Cretan Sea and relaxing furniture for endless rejuvenation.

JUNIOR FAMILY SV

Brand new guestrooms with stunning sea views that capture the beauty and essence of the White Palace, Grecotel's newly updated chic beachfront retreat. Ideal for young families these spacious Junior Suites are decorated in shades of ivory and blue. Sleek metallic surfaces catch the reflections from a rainbow of hues, bathing these unique suites in rays of coloured light during the amazing Cretan sunset. Open-plan master bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite living area featuring two comfortable sofa beds ideal for two children. Private bathroom en suite, amazing walk in shower with breathtaking sea views and ample dressing area enrich the comforts of the family suite. These unique suites have floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows and spacious fully furnished covered balcony overlooking the legendary Cretan Sea.

PETIT «YALI» SHARING POOL SEAFRONT SUITE

Prime Seafront location designed to offer guests the supreme comforts of a lavish holiday retreat. Ideal exclusive hideaway for couples celebrating a marriage or an anniversary Petit Yali accommodation is airy and elegantly casual with lavish touches, handpicked wooden furniture and rich colours in varying shades of ivory, cream and turquoise with lime and yellow accents that complement the styling. Master bedroom with a king size bed and en suite lounges decorated in contemporary style. Well-appointed seafront living area separated by sliding panels featuring a dreamy comfortable sofa which doubles as a sleeping area ideal for children. En suite private bathroom. Large glass panels for seamless transitions between indoors and outdoors. A hotspot for lovers or families sharing special moments by the beach and the quiet calm of the Yali Exclusive Pool, beautiful living awaits.

LUXE «YALI» SEAFRONT SUITE SHARING POOL

Prime Seafront location designed to offer guests the supreme comforts of a lavish holiday retreat. Ideal exclusive hideaway for couples celebrating a marriage or an anniversary Petit Yali accommodation is airy and elegantly casual with lavish touches, handpicked wooden furniture and rich colours in varying shades of ivory, cream and turquoise with lime and yellow accents that complement the styling. Master bedroom with a king size bed and en suite lounges decorated in contemporary style. Well-appointed seafront living area separated by sliding panels featuring a dreamy comfortable sofa which doubles as a sleeping area ideal for children. En suite private bathroom. Large glass panels for seamless transitions between indoors and outdoors. A hotspot for lovers or families sharing special moments by the beach and the quiet calm of the Yali Exclusive Pool, beautiful living awaits.

VILLA «GRAND LUX YALI» PRIVATE POOL SV

A truly sublime retreat, these stunning open plan suites dazzle with refreshing allure, while from the bed to the bathtub every view is open to the outdoors. With comfort, beauty, and convenience at the forefront, including access to a private pool with sunken beds (certain villas) just steps away from the accented ivory - coloured bedroom suite, opulence is within reach at every turn. The master bedroom suite features a king size bed. Comfort is distinctly represented in every detail: from hand carved furniture to white side tables, consoles and matching fabrics with light blue and lemon touches. Special features include private spa-inspired bathroom stocked with Eau de Grèce signature bath amenities. It features two washbasins with ample vanity unit, separate shower cabin and Jacuzzi bathtub with inset phototherapy enjoying direct sea views. Complete with an expansive direct sea view living room that can accommodate two children, separate walk-in ample wardrobes, the Yali Grand Luxe Villas are among the resort’s most popular. And to enhance the villa's airiness the woodwork is painted white, while sleek metallic surfaces catch the reflections from a rainbow of hues, bathing the rooms in rays of coloured light during the amazing Cretan sunset. Glass doors can be folded to the side incorporating the waterfront veranda to create an amazing open plan oversized living space. A private sun terrace and pool deck with outdoor shower offer panoramic views of the Cretan Sea. Comfortable furnishing including lavish loungers enhance entertainment beside the private heated pool.

VILLA WHITE 2 BEDROOMS

White Palace 2 Bedroom Villas are all about private space, incredible comfort and views, while each villa features a unique design. The luminous depth and ancient allure of white surfaces meet state-of-art qualities engineered for modern living. The views from the panoramic floor-to-ceiling glass doors make you feel that the Mediterranean is there just for your pleasure. As you lie in bed, listening to the waves breaking onto the shore, you think you could stretch out your toes and dip them into the water. Sip a cocktail by your private pool on the seafront veranda as you watch the sun set over Rethymno Rivera. Enter a marvelous sleeping and living area with open-plan design featuring a king size bed placed next to the floor-to-ceiling door and comfortable lounges facing outdoors that can accommodate two children. Stylishly cool environment with hand carved custom-made furniture, white-colored side tables, consoles and matching fabrics with light blue and lemon touches. It features panoramic sea views, while glass doors can be folded to the side incorporating the waterfront veranda to create an amazing open-plan oversized suite. Separate WC stocked with Eau de Grèce signature bath amenities and ample wardrobes. The extravagant master bedroom suite features a lavish bedroom, spa-inspired bathroom featuring an imposing standing bathtub, two washbasins with ample vanity unit, separate shower cabin and ample walk-in wardrobes. Eau de Grèce signature bath amenities to enhance your relaxation. The oversized bed (2.00mX2.10m) is set against a theatrical backdrop of wooden details with a distinct vintage design and offers amazing direct views over the infinity pool and the Cretan Sea. Exceptional outdoors: generous spaced private terrace with infinity pool offers the perfect setting for relaxed summer entertaining. A horizon swimming pool merges with the azure seascape and overlooks Rethymno Riviera. Outdoor shower, large umbrellas and stylish comfy loungers.

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