Stella Palace

Stella Palace Resort & Spa, is a luxury 5 star hotel, located on the northern coast of Crete. Adjacent to the 1km long Analipsis beach, it is the perfect spot to swim in the Mediterranean waters or relish the magnificent sunset views. The adults can take a dip in one of the two large lagoon pools, while the kids will be drawn to the water park. Here they will find slides, splash pools, circular tubes, aqua towers and more to keep them entertained for hours.

The entertainment for the little ones doesn’t end there. At Stella Kids’ Club, 4-12 year olds can take full advantage of a playground, animation shows, movies and a mini disco. Meanwhile, team sports are arranged for the teenagers. If you have a tiny human, take advantage of the babysitting service while you relax.

At the spa you can experience relaxation and rejuvenation, with a wide range of massage and special aromatherapy treatments on offer. Afterwards, make use of the indoor pool, saunas and steam room to enhance your wellbeing further. If you prefer to keep active, there’s a fully equipped gym. While outdoorsy types can hit the hotel's sports courts for a game of volleyball or tennis. Or you could take advantage of the sandy beach, with sunbeds and umbrellas, exclusively for hotel guests.

Eat like a local at the Elia restaurant, offering a range of succulent Cretan cuisine. Film fans will love the naming of the other eateries, with references to The Italian Job, Enso and The Poseidon Adventure, where Italian, pan-Asian and international foods are on the menu. Stella Palace Resort offers six bars serving a range of soft and alcoholic drinks both poolside and indoors. If you’re feeling homesick you’ll find British favourites like Fish & Chips available from the Street Food Bar.

All room types can accommodate a child, alongside two adults, with Family Suites allowing households of up to five to share. Being a luxury resort even the standard options are 30m2 and have WiFi, air conditioning, satellite TV, a safe, tea and coffee facilities, a hairdryer and a mini fridge. Upgrade to have a sea view, hot tub, Jacuzzi or private pool.

Stella Palace is 700m from the centre of Analipsi. The town is a maze of small lanes that are lined with boutiques and shops where you can find traditional crafts and ceramics to take home. The olive oil produced in the area is renowned due to the unique Cretan climate and there’s numerous places where you can buy some to take home with you. For more shopping options, Hersonissos is 6km away, located at the foot of Harakas hill.

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Analipsis, Crete, Greece

Address: 70014, Analipsis Area, Hersonissos, Greece

Phone: +302897029090


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Dec 2021 | CelinePatti
We had an amazing time at the stella palace. We first booked the stella village (which I definitely wouldn't recommend compared to the stella palace) but then upgraded to the stella palace which was the best decision we made ! The rooms were clean, the food was good and the pools are great. The personel at the spa is very nice. We also had a lot of fun at the waterslides and the hotel activities (volleyball, football, aquagym) and entertainments (shows, karaoke). The aquagym was really fun. The bar at the pool is very nice. A lot of choice and very nice personel. The snack bar is definitely a plus. The surroundings are beautiful. Lots af flowers. However, the beach is definitely not as pretty as Elafonisi or Balos Beach. We would like to thank Claudia, Stella, Evdokia (from the stella village reception) and George from the stella palace buffet restaurant. They were very nice and helpfull. A big plus is the medical center in the hotel. I had a medical emergency during my stay and both the doctors as well as the receptionnist (Claudia, Stella and Evdokia) were very helpful and considerate which I'm really greatfull for. I would definitely recommend staying here especially for family and friends.

Best family holiday to date, will be rebooking for next year

Nov 2021 | 498emmao
Wow is all I can say! Best holiday we have had as a family by far, and we have stayed in afew of the holiday villages ect. I could not fault it in anyway, and we already are planning on booking for summer next year. Food.... In the main buffet restaurant the food was lovely, varied and had a great choice at every meal time... Not one of us moaned at any point about not having things we didn't like. Breakfast they have a vairity of fresh fruit, yogurts, cereals, pastries, juices, milks (chocolate milk was a firm favourite for our family) toast, preserves, full English style options, omelette Station, pancake and waffle Station, along with continental style breakfasts like salad, ham, chesses, ect. Lunchtime also alot to offer and a favourite of the kids was the clay oven baked pizza station. Dinner also so much choice each night. And the dessert choices at lunch and dinner were phenomenal and not your average choice. The waterpark snack park and palms sweet snack bar were also great for food, and slushes and ice creams. The Al carte restaurants were amazing too, Enzo was our favourite with the veranda a close second, the staff so attentive and food was the highest of quality and plentyfull!! Drinks were amazing too, cocktails were great quality and so much choice on the all inclusive too, beer was a thumbs up form the husband, wine not amazing from the bars but nothing a dash of sprite can't do to make it sweeter. Pools and water park were great and enjoyed by us all, there's lots for the children to do too, apart from the water slides ect there's a great little play park, little amusements, sport activities daily and a great little kids club with lovely staff and the kids favourite was the evening a film then mini disco. We stayed in a family suite with a private sharing pool and oh my was it a beautiful big room, we also had a mini bar containing Fanta Leno sprite coke zero water and beer which was replenished when needed. House keeping, hotel,animation and restaurant and bar staff were all amazing. Stella palace thank you for the best stay and wel see you in the summer.

Great place

Nov 2021 | Luke-n-LauraB
We had a really great stay at the stella palace. The kids loved the slides and the mini disco. Even the little play park was a hit. The pools were a little cold but I'm sure in the warmer months it is probably quite refreshing. The rooms was lovely, housekeeping did an amazing job every day. The room had everything we needed but we were in the mid 600s and we had the noise from the poolside bar until 11 and then from the adult only hotel next door until super late. The food was great, a bit of everything and not so repetitive that you get bored. They're all over the covid stuff too, you're given gloves to be earn and masks are a must indoors too. Great to see. The location isnt great but we had a wander into analypsi, took a cab to a nearby town and also arranged a day to santorini thru the hotel too which I'd certainly recommend. On check out it turned out someone had been charging things to our room, or the reception staff were reading a 7 as a 1. They were adamant we had been tanking the uzo etc and took a lot of persuading that it wasn't us. It didn't detract from what was otherwise a great stay tho.