It’s the pool scene that really gets the vote here. That and the first-rate views.
Rooms that come with a sea or mountain view really make the most of this hotel’s hilltop spot. And as this place shares ground space with the Royal Belvedere, you get a fantastic pool scene, too.
It’s a 10-minute walk to the local beach and bars. The free shuttle bus will scoot you there much quicker. And a short walk up the hill there are traditional Greek villages.
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Selected local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks - time restrictions apply.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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2 outdoor pools
With sunbeds and parasols.
Early breakfast from 4am to 7.30am available upon request. The restaurant also has themed evenings. Highchairs are available and there's a smart casual dress code.
Offering snacks such as pizza, pop corn and ice-cream. Cake and cookies are available from 3.30pm to 4.30pm.
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We have just come back after spending a week at the Imperial. This is a lovely complex that gas something for everyone. The layout means hat noses you have no used neighbours you get peace and quiet. The rooms are clean and simple and thoroughly cleaned everyday. The bed was one of the most comfortable hotel beds we've had. It was an All Inclusive with the daily round of various casseroles. However, allowing for that the food was of a good standard. The hotel also offered ways of breaking that monotony by offering the opportunity to have a Greek Breakfast, as an alternative each day, but you had to book. They also held a Cretan BBQ evening, which you had to pay a little extra for. This also included, Greek musicians and dancers. The evening entertainment was OK, but was mainly the Animation team dancing to sound tracks of current musicals. They were good, but 3 nights of that was too much, and could of been improved by having a few groups/singers. We used the pool at the Imperial, there were also a 50 meter pool and a kiddies fun pool. They were clean and while a little cool refreshing. The pools were coir instead salt water. While the paperwork says loungers couldn't be reserved before 9 people were doing so before then. If booking here, beware that there is a long hill walk down to the main gate and the town. With the HOT weather we had, this meant we were put off taking an evening stroll down to town. However, a nice touch is the partridges, turtles goats and donkeys along the drive. We would highly recommend either the Royal or Imperial Belvedere to anyone.More
WelshImp, Lincoln, United Kingdom
imperial belvadear creete
we arrived last week and the hotel was very grand looking we were given our room and shown to our room by security the room was fine tidy air con was good flat screen TV all we could watch was the sky news no big deal the food was very good very tasty they made you fresh omelets and a wide range of food to eat they have a rotisserie night you have to book it was different from the buffet give it a try. beds were not so good i did not sleep well, there is 6 or 7 pools kids ones nice shallow and had slides so this was good. we hired a car to get about as the hotel is half an hours drive from the airport there is a lot of quads and scooters on the road be careful of these they jump out in front of you with no indication overall we had a good holiday.More
Steven Margaret... A, Irvine, Scotland, United Kingdom
Lovely Hotel,We Would Return.
We arrived at this hotel on 22/8/2014 and stayed 9 nights. Our arrival was around 23.15 pm, check in was very efficient and reception staff very helpful and friendly - as they were during our entire stay. After check in we were directed to the restaurant on the floor below where a cold buffet was available for late arrivals, there was a nice selection of food and drink available - very welcoming ! We were taken to our room, and it seemed miles away ! It was a family room in the 400 range of rooms. The room was very spacious and very clean, air con in both rooms worked well (too well for my son !). The second bed in the family room didn't appear to be full sized, but was adequate for my daughter (14, and around 5ft 7). Our bed and my sons were a bit on the hard side, I asked for mattress toppers the next day and they were very quickly provided - beds were fine then. We had a very pleasant balcony area with gorgeous mountain views (and a bit of sea thrown in !). The bathroom was fine, shower a bit old looking but everything worked fine, we had fun every day fending off the attentions of the shower curtain ! The restaurant was busy, but we never had a problem getting a table, yes we sometimes had to wait a few minutes for it to be cleared and/or relaid but it was the height of the season and no problem (we did leave it for up to an hour after opening to let any rush die down - useful advice off here). The staff were fine, certainly not unfriendly, busy yes, there was a lady with light hair called Katerina (I think) and she was lovely. There was an excellent choice of food, pretty much everything you can think of for breakfast and a good selection for Lunch and dinner which usually always included at least chicken, fish and pork, and a wide variety of other foods - looked to be plenty for veggies as well. All of the food was good, and some of it was extremely good ! The pools were fab ! deep, but fab ! we stayed at the upper pool, it was very popular and all beds pretty much gone by 8.00 am. Views were brilliant, mountain and sea - Star Beach added interest, watching the Bungee Jumpers ! The bar was really busy, staff were all fantastic and incredibly hard working. Not the best choice of drinks, and always in a plastic glass - I would say the only let down of the holiday. There were a lot of foreign guests, but a fair percentage also of brits - no problem with the foreigners all absolutely fine. Staff were without exception brilliant and hardworking, on the whole friendly and many said Kalimera to me/us. The cleaning staff were fab, our room was cleaned to a very good standard - and they always left plenty of loo roll ! We visited Star Beach one day and kids had a ball on the waterslides and at the foam party ! We also did the mini train and wandered into Hersonissos a couple of times. The hotel is very well located, not far from the beach / town, yet it feels a world away when you are by the pool. And finally the hill ! I was dreading the walk back up to the hotel from star beach after reading numerous comments on here (I am in my fifties, overweight and not particularly fit) it was fine, you can take a breather if needed and there are lifts up the complex from the bottom pool level - no problem ! We really enjoyed our stay, it is a very nice hotel - enjoy !More
Ella S, Huddersfield
Very large hotel, staff unfriendly, sunbeds on top of each other, food-had better, was travelling with two other couples which made holiday, if been couple on own would have wanted to come home, on the more positive, very clean hotel and villages at the top of the hotel very pleasant, staying at hotel is not true Greece, get out and about, All drinks out of plastic cups, day and night!,, I will not be going back to this hotel.More
So big it does not care
This was a much needed holiday. We were given the wrong room. Rooms are charmless. They charge you for a pool towel every day Day 1 there were none left. Unless you rise before 8 to hog a lounger they are gone, there are lots of pools, inflatables allowed in all, you cannot swim and there is no safety, people diving, jumping in. Cocktails are not all inclusive, every drink inc wine is served by tap. Food repetitive and boring. They have reduced service to collecting plates. We were moved four days later to a better room. On the surface. Bathroom drain was pouring water out even if you filled the sink. I acquaplaned on it pouring out into the bedroom, falling badly. No one cared, my husband diagnosed the leak and no one looked till when we left. I could hardly walk no one offered help and restaurant too far away. The manager was so rude I cried. There is no first aid, they are not going to touch you or even offer ice. This place is crowded and not four star. Inspect the drain in your room. Do not expect any service. There are better hotels where people are not just a towel on a lounger.More
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