Hersonissos Palace Hotel is an All Inclusive hotel in the heart of a popular Cretan resort. The hotel is steps from the promenade which runs through Hersonissos. This is where you'll find cafÈs and ice cream parlours. In the evening, you can wander down here for a night in the disco bars. From the hotel terrace you'll have views of the nearby resort beach. There are two outdoor pools at the hotel, surrounded by a sun terrace where you'll be treated to waiter service. If you'd like a little time out the sun, there's a heated indoor pool too. The hotel has three bars, including a pool bar and a beach bar which stays open late. A waiter service is available on the beach. The hotel restaurant offers buffet meals and has an outdoor seating area. Children might like to make use of the games room, or the family could have a game of table tennis or pool. If you'd like to play sport, there are tennis courts. There's also a gym and during the day staff run aqua aerobics sessions. There's also a spa at the hotel. Evening entertainment at Hersonissos Palace Hotel is family-friendly and takes place two nights a week.
Hersonissos Palace Hotel is in a fairly quiet area, 80m from the resort beach. Hersonissos beach is a pebble beach and has several tavernas and bars. Most of the resorts restaurants and bars are along the promenade, behind the beach. There are also plenty of shops in Hersonissos. For a more peaceful day on the beach you can head east out of the resort where there are several smaller, sandy coves. If you'd like a round of golf during your stay, there's a golf course 6km away. There's also an aquarium 700m from the hotel.
The buffet restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The pool bar serves snacks throughout the day and later on you can get afternoon tea. Soft drinks, beer and wine are served with meals. In the bar you can get spirits and cocktails as well.
You can enjoy a game of tennis or table tennis at the hotel. Crete's largest water park, which is popular with young children, is 6km away.
All rooms have either a balcony or a terrace. Rooms are air conditioned, with a satellite TV and a safe. Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.
Distance to city centre 0.02km
Distance to beach 0.08km
Distance to airport 16km (CHQ)
Address: 0030 289 702 3603, 10, Daidalou street, Limin Hersonissos, Greece
Hersonissos, Crete, Greece
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We arrived late at night and were worried that we would not get something to eat, but the receptionist was kind enough to have arranged cold dishes and a drink. Was a nice touch. The rooms are spacious, though they need a bit of updating. We enjoyed our meal at the restaurants. My husband really liked the Greek desserts, though I personally found them too sweet. Crete in general was nice to travel, though be careful while driving, as Greeks drive like crazy!!
Eventhough the bus took 1 hour to arrive at the hotel, the porter and the receptionist were friendly, and showed me to my room, which was spacious. The food had a good variety, especially the desserts. Animation was a bit limited, but music nights we ok. The Island is beautiful in October, but we had one day of rain.
Stayed here in October 2019 as solo traveller. On arrival it was around 10.15pm local time, I was offered food but decided I just needed a drink and my room so declined. I was given a room on 1st floor down corridor believe it or not it was room 101, right outside there was two doors, first one not locked this led to an area for cleaners to use, then door to room. The room was not nice at all, so avoid this room, the views not good but the shower area was very old and stained in shower base definitely needed replacing. I requested another room and was told to ask at reception the following morning. I managed to just about get couple drinks in, both bars shut 11pm.
Following day I was given another room on 2nd floor near reception this room was very nice, the concierge, Tomas, brought my case from other room to me. The door lock leading to balcony was faulty but within 15 mins of my reporting it was fixed. The only problem with this room was that every time I showered the floor was wet through. I didn't report this, didn't want to move again.
I found food good and restaurant staff very pleasant apart from the main man, maitre de, he was miserable, I said calamara most days he never spoke back or even smiled so I decided to ignore him.
I loved the pool area especially the quiet pool at the back, sometimes I had pool to myself. I also loved the champagne bar and Androniki, the barmaid, was an expert making champagne cocktails and very friendly too. Unlike the man who worked the pool bar, he always gave me the impression he didn't like his work rarely smiled.
The know bar near the beach is fabulous and I used to call in there most days.
The location of the hotel is brilliant, 2 mins from beach and 5 mins from harbour and main area of bars and restaurants.
I would have liked to see more entertainment for I didn't see any during the day and only 3 acts in the evening during the 10 nights I stayed.
Overall I agree with most reviews that this is not a 5 star hotel if it was refurbished it could be good 4 star.
Nevertheless I really enjoyed my stay but I always try to enjoy my holidays regardless of the downsides look at the positives, good location, good staff and food. First time to Crete will definitely be going back but would like to try another resort to compare.