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Nestled in Elounda (a small town on the Greek island of Crete) along the Mediterranean Sea, Blue Palace boasts an array of activities that cater to sun worshippers, honeymooners and fitness buffs. Water lovers can swim in one of five pools (including two kids pools) or enjoy the resort's own private beach (a traveler favorite). Meanwhile, active travelers can work out in the 24-hour gym, play tennis or join complimentary fitness classes like sunrise yoga and Pilates. The hotel is also home to The Elounda Spa & Thalassotherapy, where seawater baths, full-body salt exfoliations and more are offered, and the resort's caique (or Greek fishing boat) can be hired for sailing excursions. Five restaurants that serve everything from traditional Greek cuisine to Asian-inspired dishes are available as well. Visitors were particularly impressed with their accommodations, which each featuring Wi-Fi access, a flat-screen TV and a furnished balcony or patio. Some also offer private plunge pools, fireplaces and a butler service (upon request for an additional charge). And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.
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A landmark hotel situated in central Athens, the Hotel Grande Bretagne has impressed visitors since opening in 1874. The central location is ideal for business and leisure travelers alike, as it is within walking distance of boutique shops, museums, the business district and popular restaurants. Inside the hotel is the GB Roof Garden Restaurant, where award-winning cuisine is served alongside views of the Acropolis and Lycabettus Hill. Other on-site amenities include a full-service spa, a 24-hour fitness center, a confectionery and gift shop, a business center and multiple meeting spaces. Classic rooms – which some travelers say are a bit outdated – are decorated in a warm color palette of creams and taupe. They feature courtyard views and marble bathrooms with separate showers and bathtubs. All suites include DVD players, chocolates and 24-hour butler service, while the Royal Suite boasts standard suite conveniences, plus floor-to-ceiling windows with Acropolis vistas, a marble fireplace, an antique piano and a dining room with seating for up to 16 people. And because Athens' Hotel Grand Bretagne is part of the Luxury Collection brand under the Marriott umbrella, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.5.0-star Hotel ClassFree WiFi
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This member of the Luxury Collection portfolio has welcomed visitors since opening in 1930. Situated in central Athens within walking distance of must-visit attractions like the Benaki Museum and Ancient Agora, the King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens is a great option for sightseers. In fact, recent travelers raved about the property's prime location, adding that its rooftop restaurant – Tudor Hall Restaurant – offers picturesque views of the Acropolis. Diners also loved the eatery's Greek cuisine and friendly wait staff. In addition to the hotel's restaurant, guests have access to a 24-hour fitness center, a Finnish sauna, a self-service business center, concierge services and the Luggage Liaison program, a luggage delivery, storage and unpacking service that's offered for a fee. When it's time to bed down for the night, the King George houses 102 guest rooms and suites, which feature hardwood floors, chandeliers and neutral color schemes accented with brown, red or gold tones. Standard amenities include Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TVs, minibars and marble bathrooms. Overall, prior lodgers appreciated their accommodations' "beautiful" decor, though some cautioned that the shower/tub combos are a bit awkward to use. And because the hotel is a member of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.
- Read MoreLounging in a private cabana by the infinity pool at this hotel with a signature cocktail in hand, you might forget anything exists beyond Mykonos. Santa Marina, a Luxury Collection Resort, Mykonos ensures guests are relaxed with its private sandy beach, Ginkgo Spa and accommodating staff. The 101 guest rooms and suites offer 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi access, minibars and more. The resort also features 13 villas with multiple bedrooms, kitchens, private terraces and private pools. Unfortunately, the resort's position on a hillside means consistently navigating steep staircases, which can be challenging for less mobile guests. When it comes to dining, the resort's restaurants serve a wide array of gourmet food, which spans from Mediterranean to seafood to Asian-inspired cuisine. Santa Marina Mykonos also provides free shuttles to town, so guests can experience the more lively parts of the island and check out the Paraportiani Church, the windmills at Kato Myli and Little Venice. Psarou Beach, where travelers can enjoy water sports activities, is also nearby. What's more, the hotel is part of The Luxury Collection, meaning Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and redeem their points there.
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If you’re looking to stay away from the crowds during your visit to Santorini, Greece, the Vedema is an ideal option. The Vedema is located in Megalochori, which is several miles south of the popular yet notoriously crowded neighborhoods of Fira and Oia. But just because you’re more removed from these points of interest doesn’t mean you’ll miss out on Santorini Nearby attractions include Kamari Beach and Red Beach, two of the island’s most popular shorelines, as well as the ancient ruins of Akrotiri and highly rated wineries like Santo Wines and Venetsanos Winery. The Vedema’s location aside, recent guests had high praise for the hotel’s service, comfortable rooms and great amenities. Guests especially liked being greeted with smiles and fresh lemonade. Once you’ve arrived at your villa or suite, you’ll find traditional whitewashed walls, marble floors and minimalist interiors. You’ll also find a complimentary bottle of local white wine and amenities such as flat-screen TVs, minibars, complimentary Wi-Fi access and bathrooms with rainforest showers and separate bathtubs. Outside of your accommodations, you’ll find a fitness center, the Asian Spa and an outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, which has plush lounge chairs and picturesque views of the surrounding town. Dining options include Alati, which is situated in a 400-year-old wine cave, a pool bar and Privé Dining, should you fancy a multi-course meal. Despite all of its perks, though, know that ocean views here are few and far between. If you’re looking for those quintessential Santorini vistas, recent guests say you might want to stay elsewhere. Keep in mind that Vedema is a member of the Marriott family, so Marriott Bonvoy members can use and earn points by staying here.5.0-star Hotel ClassFree WiFi
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Built on a cliff overlooking the Aegean Sea, this Luxury Collection outpost – which is open annually from mid-April through October – woos romance-seekers with its picturesque vistas, attentive staff and spacious accommodations. Each suite and villa features a predominantly white interior with stone walls, naturally inspired furnishings and a private balcony or terrace with sea and volcano views. Standard amenities include king-sized beds, flat-screen TVs, DVD players and internet access. Outside the accommodations, visitors will find a spa, an outdoor infinity pool and a fitness center. And for meals and drinks, this hotel offers three restaurants, a poolside bar and the Secret Wine Cave, a 150-year-old wine cellar that hosts tastings and private candlelit dinners. Past diners praised the property's cuisine, especially the breakfasts served at Charisma Restaurant and the Captain's Lounge. Travelers also loved the hotel's location in Oia. This small city – which can be found on the northern end of Santorini, Greece – is home to a variety of shops and restaurants and sits next to Amoudi Bay, where visitors can swim, sunbathe or try some fresh seafood. And because this hotel is a member of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.5.0-star Hotel ClassFree WiFi
- View all PhotosPylos-NestorasTripAdvisor (1075)Free WiFiRead MoreThe Romanos, A Luxury Collection Resort, Costa Navarino is a 5 star hotel. It has a 4.5 overall guest rating based on 1075 reviews.5.0-star Hotel ClassFree WiFi
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