Palmera Beach Hotel & Spa is located above the sea front in Hersonissos. In the hotel you find a small pool area, two restaurants and a bar. Near the hotel is a wide range of restaurants, bars, café's and shops. In the evenings you can enjoy the sea and Hersonissos harbor from one of the hotel's restaurant. Within walking distance you will find a great entertainment, but Palmera Beach Hotel & Spa also suits you who want to discover the island of Crete and all its attractions.
Tourist area with local and passing traffic. Stairs and level differences inside and outside the hotel. Stairs to the beach. The transfer bus leaves and collects guests and luggage about 100 meters from the hotel.
Palmera Beach has one buffet restaurant where you have breakfast and also dinner if you book half board. The hotel also has an A la carte restaurant on the other side of the street with beautiful sea views. Here you have a good lunch or dinner focusing on food from the kitchen around the Mediterranean.
The hotel's spa includes a Jacuzzi, steam room and dry sauna - all at an extra charge.
Small pool area with few sun loungers. There are two smaller beaches below the hotel. The beach on the right is small and has few sun loungers. The beach to the left of the hotel is longer and has more sun loungers.
Modernly decorated double rooms in bright colors.
Distance to city centre 0.2km
Distance to beach 0.005km
Distance to airport 25m
Address: +30 2897022481, 25th Martiou Street, 14, Limenas Chersonisou, Greece
Hersonissos, Crete, Greece
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We recently visited Glyfada in November in which we used this hotel as a base for travelling to Athens - daily. We stayed in a hotel called Palmera beach in which the beach was literally a few minutes walk.
Each morning I started the day with a hours run in which you can jog up the coast mostly on the tram lines as most local people do!
The area is stunning and being on the coast, there was a good tram and bus network to Athens which was around 45 minutes travel on the X96 bus.
The bus tickets are around €1.20 and you get 90 minutes of travel. You will notice your tickets don’t get checked but if you fail to purchase one, the fine is €85 euros so don’t be tempted!
The hotel itself was very nice, and was constantly being cleaned by friendly cleaners and hotel staff.
The pool area is secluded with a good area for lazing about in the sun but be quick as the sun beds go quick.
On the last day, we decided to have a meal at the hotel in which I had burger and fries and a beer.
The food is freshly cooked and the beer is a well known brand called Mythos which is a decent tasting lager.
There was many more options on the menu and they also had a varied section for vegans.
The hotel also has a gym and a bar which my friend used the gym daily whilst I was out on my run.
To summarise the hotel was really good, clean and the staff were very friendly.
A fantastic location in itself with plenty of restaurants and a lovely beach with the gorgeous Mediterranean to gaze out at all the beautiful yachts against the pastel blues colours of the ocean.
All the locals seem to come here at the end of the day for swimming, meeting up with friends and family, cooking on small BBQs and enjoying their wine in the warm climate.
I fully recommend this hotel and with a 24/7 travel network, makes for plenty of trips to Athens in which some of the historic sights are worth seeing on the evening.
Athens and Glyfada are very much cafe-culture so enjoy them both.
We will definitely be visiting again.
I went as a solo traveller- immediately on arrival greeted by a super friendly lady on reception (so sorry, I can’t remember her name) and due to the hotel being relatively quiet, she very kindly upgraded me to a lovely room with balcony overlooking the pool- happy days! The room was nicely presented, good size, lots of plug sockets, which I like and nice sitting out area. I was all inclusive, which included nice cappuccino, which is a real plus for me, and all of the usual house alcoholic drinks, which were fine. Breakfast was decent, lunch was excellent (a la carte -€10 off the price so not all inclusive exactly but still great value for excellent food) and dinner was good. For me, the staff made this place. All of the bar staff were really good but I have to give a special shout out to Vasiliy who waited on in the dining room. Every day without fail he was friendly and attentive, whether it was at breakfast or dinner time (long shifts!). We struck up a conversation on a daily basis and he is a genuinely nice guy who cares about providing a good service; a great asset to the business. Lastly, this hotel is in a great spot on the coast with all of the village amenities on the next street (apparently in season it’s quite a bustling place with lots of bars busy). All in all, I was really happy with my choice of hotel and I’d definitely like to return one day.
Visited this hotel for a week lovely hotel was very clean and modern staff very good a couple of small things we were halfboard and the evening meal was similar every night needs more variety The pool very small but had a huge garden sunbathing area. We spend every night having a drink in the bar, to be honest as it is a adult only hotel expected a nice relaxing atmosphere but most nights it was full of the local youth.
But the hotel was central to the resort overlooking the sea and recommend it as great base for exploring the area