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This Lavris hotel is on the beach, 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Church of Agios Yiorgos, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Melidoni Cave and Rethimno Kart. Rethymnon Venetian Port and St. Anthony Gorge are also within 12 mi (20 km).

Hotel Features

Catch some rays on Sensimar Royal Blue Resort & Spa's private beach or spend the day relaxing at the full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's 4 restaurants.

Room Amenities

All 190 rooms feature thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers, plus free WiFi and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find balconies or patios, 24-hour room service, and minibars.

Sensimar Royal Blue Resort & Spa

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Simply step outside to unwind on the hotel's beach. Sit back and relax on the beach with complimentary cabanas, umbrellas, and sun loungers. Pamper yourself with a treatment at the full-service spa and enjoy amenities at Sensimar Royal Blue Resort & Spa like a seasonal outdoor pool and an indoor pool.

A complimentary breakfast is offered. Dining is available at one of the hotel's 4 restaurants. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the hotel's bars, which include 5 bars/lounges, a beach bar, and a poolside bar. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary. This luxury hotel also offers a fitness center, a garden, and a terrace. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

  • Conference space 
  • Conference center 
  • Turkish bath/Hammam 
  • Beach bar 
  • Wedding services 
  • Express check-in 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Library 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Express check-out 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • On private beach 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Meeting rooms 3 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Indoor pool 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Total number of rooms - 190 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 5 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Hair salon 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Computer station 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Garden 
  • Terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Year Built 2009 
  • Number of restaurants - 4 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 4013 
  • Free self parking 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 373 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 4 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Beach umbrellas 
  • Free beach cabanas 
  • Beach sun loungers 
  • Beach towels 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Satellite TV service 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Slippers 
  • LCD TV 
  • Balcony or patio 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • In-room safe 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 

Where to Eat

A complimentary breakfast is offered.

Symposium - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Kulinarium - This poolside restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

Il Posto Azzuro - This poolside restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

Junsui Asia - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Elia Cretan - This restaurant specializes in regional cuisine.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

An indoor pool and a seasonal outdoor pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a private beach and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Miniature golf on site 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Tennis lessons on site 

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Pure Senses Spa. Services include hot stone massages, massages, facials, and body wraps. The spa is equipped with a sauna and Turkish bath/hammam. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, and reflexology.

  • Hydrotherapy treatments 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Hot stone massage 
  • Reflexology 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Thalassotherapy treatments 
  • Body treatments 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 16

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 16 and younger are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests older than 16 are welcome.


  • No pets or service animals allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No pets or service animals allowed

Minimum guest age is 16

Caters to adults only

Hotel Registry Number - 1041K015A0036201

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

Hotel Name

  • Sensimar Royal Blue
  • Sensimar Royal Blue Mylopotamos
  • Sensimar Royal Blue Resort
  • Sensimar Royal Blue Resort Mylopotamos

We should mention

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1500, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation. Children 15 years old and younger are not permitted at this adults-only property. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

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4.3 out of 5
73% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
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Modern hotel with lovely view of Aegean Sea

5 out of 5
by from London
Posted Jun 16, 2016
Pros: It never felt crowded and had a nice relaxed laid back atmosphere. All other guests seemed to be having a quiet break.
Cons: Hotel was a bit isolated - 40 mins walk to Panoromo village and about 45 min on local bus to Rethymno. Car hire a good idea if you can drive.
Location: Local village very pretty with nice beach side tavernas. Worth visiting historical sites at Rethymno. Heraklion much further journey so didnt bother.
Stayed at this hotel as solo traveller for 7 days in May 2016. Found it to be very comfortable and staff friendly and efficient. Plenty of choice for breakfast and good snacks at poolside bar for lunch. Numerous swimming pools and plenty of sunbeds always available (although it was relatively early in season). The spa was excellent and I had several massages and a facial. Steep walk to the small beach and difficult to enter/leave the sea due to stones but I managed it OK.
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nice views

3 out of 5
by from london
Posted Sep 24, 2015
Pros: facilities like bar and food service by the pool and the beach
Cons: deco attention to details,
Location: nice location near charming traditional village with amazing taverns
too outdated for 5 star! bath with jet spa was in a awful state looked so old that it put me off trying it however i did try it once but it was not working at all, does not have luxury feel, but ok for the budget, did not expect a wow effect anyway for the money we paid but was hoping room and bathroom will be better, balconies have no privacy at all, very strange set up
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Nice hotel but lacked attention to detail

3 out of 5
by from hampshire
Posted Sep 20, 2015
Nice hotel which has an excellent pool area. There is also a man made beach which could be lovely but found the sun loungers where old and rickety. The beach was covered in litter and cigarette butts which detracted from the lovely setting. The main hotel restaurant was nice but the food served was very average with little variety. The service from the staff in the restaurant was excellent. The room we stayed in (sea view) was really nice. Good size with a large bathroom. The shower had poor water pressure but otherwise a good bathroom. Drinks and food where very expensive. For example 4 euros for a coffee and 11 euros for a sandwich.
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Fantastic hotel with amazing food

5 out of 5
by from London
Posted Jul 22, 2015
Great hotel. We very luckily got upgraded to a jacuzzi room with fantastic sea view. I genuinely don't remember a hotel with such natural and friendly staff. Nothing stuffy about them but absolutely nothing was too much trouble. The food was great, especially the sushi bar for lunch. If you want a relaxing break where you can either stay in the resort or pop out to a local restaurant this fits the bill perfectly.
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Relaxing at Sensimar Royal Blue Spa

5 out of 5
by from UK
Posted Nov 9, 2014
Pros: Location. Food. Staff
Cons: Limited choice of restaurants open. Mini bus from hotel into local town even if only on one day.
Location: Relatively remote. Bus or taxi rides if you venture into local town. Close by 2 supermarkets, chose the one on the right, max market, excellent !
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our week at the Royal Blue Sensimar Spa Hotel. The accommodation was excellent, clean modern and spacious. The staff cleaned daily and were not intrusive. We would recommend a sea view and balcony suite, well worth the money, spectacular views ! We were late in the season Oct and hence the number of restaurants within the complex felt limited but we would highly recommend the Authentic Cretan Cuisine adjacent to the medium pool, stunning food, and service.
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Definitely not a five star hotel.

2 out of 5
by from new york, ny
Posted Oct 6, 2014
The staff at the spa was unbelievably rude. The room needed a serious renovation and a serious cleaning. We paid extra for the private pool which was freezing cold, even colder than the ocean. We paid way too much money for what we received in return. I would not recommend to anyone, save your money and use it to stay at a real luxury hotel.
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Totally tranquil

5 out of 5
by from Horsham Sussex
Posted Oct 3, 2014
Pros: Friendly attentive staff, in a well specified environment.
Location: The charming fishing village of Panormo is a short distance away, with a range of quaint restaurants. Good snorkelling from the hotel's private beach
Our third visit to this resort, yet again we continue to be impressed. The supplement for exclusive rooms may seem excessive, but for that special occasion, just right. High standards of accommodation & flexible dining options.
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Great hotel to relax and amazing views

5 out of 5
by from UK
Posted Jul 6, 2014
I highly recommend this hotel. Our experience was supreme. We had an upgrade to a suite by the hotel but although it was amazing we decided to take the villa at the last minute, with our own private pool. The views and location were breath taking every minute. The staff from the hotel were always polite and helpful. The food in every restaurant was delicious and the dinner at Culinarium was perfect (settings, romantic, atmosphere...) The fact that it is only for adults makes a big different to relax. Moreover, the sun set from any spot through the resort is speechless. Furthermore, we had massage a included with the bedroom in the Spa which was one of the best massage I ever had (and I had loads of massage all over the world). I highly recommend this hotel for any couple that wants to disconnect, privacy and relax, enjoy Cretan food and have an amazing time. Thank you Sensimar Royal Blue Resort and Spa.
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Return to the Royal Blue

5 out of 5
by from Horsham
Posted Sep 24, 2013
Pros: Standard of accommodation and the feast at breakfast.
Location: Panormo, the small nearby fishing village is well worth a visit. At nightime its street bars and cafe's add a real sense of charm.
This was our second visist to the Royal Blue, although there is a risk with a second visit to a location there is a risk that it could fall short, this certenly was not the case, and it lived up toevery expectations. Its location is slighly isolated, but taxis and the local bus service gives plenty of options. If you want peace an quiet accompanied by accommodation of high standards, this is the place for you. Staff a well trained and very attentive. We will certainly return to the Royal Blue, if not next year, deffinately in 2015. If I was to make a criticism, the price of drinks is a tad pricey at over 8 euro for a G+T!
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Superluxus mit kleinen Mängeln

4 out of 5
Posted Oct 25, 2015
Angekommen versuchte man uns teure Upgrades zu verkaufen. Das dann zugeteilte Zimmer entsprach nicht dem Standard der Buchung. Erst nach Reklamation erhielten wir ein kostenfreies"Upgrade". Schöne Anlage viele Pools tolle Architektur. Lässiger Pflegezustand.
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