The Imperial Belvedere has plenty of things to shout about. We’re talking loads of pools, modern bedrooms that come with patios or balconies, and an entertainment programme that ticks off everything from cabaret to karaoke. Plus, the hotel’s hilltop location gives you fantastic views of Hersonissos and is only a ten-minute stroll from a sandy beach. Food-wise, the Dedalos buffet restaurant serves up everything from mezze to moussaka, and has regular themed evenings including Asian and Italian nights. If you’re heading out, there are a handful of tavernas five minutes’ walk away, and plenty of bars and restaurants on the beach. Lastly, this place shares its grounds with the Royal Belvedere, which means you get full use of the pools there.
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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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With sunbeds and parasols.
Early breakfast from 4am to 7.30am available upon request. The restaurant also has themed evenings. Highchairs are available. Smart casual dress attire.
For ages 4-12 years. Also a teen activity club is available for ages 13-16.
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Great All Inclusive Hotel
I stayed here with my wife for about 8 days in early May 2013. We really enjoyed our stay and had an amazing time in Crete. One of the best vacations of my life. Pros: Amazing ocean view from the hotel. There are 4 pools and one that is solely for children. There are 3 or 4 bars all of which you can get the all inclusive drinks from and have amazing staff. Extremely helpful staff, our bartender Blendy helped us out with drinks and with information on where to go and what to see, he went the extra mile. The check-in was quick and easy and the reception very helpful and knowledgeable. The room was big, clean and had air conditioning which was very nice. We did not get the upgraded ocean view room but it was still a nice view of the mountains. The food is great, it is buffet style and you have set meal times, there was always something there that we could enjoy. If you are going on an excursion you can also ask for a packed lunch so you don't have to buy food which was nice. If you are hungry between meal times there is a snack bar that has pizza, fries, fruit salad and other snacks. The location was great, within walking distance to the beach and the little downtown area of Hersonissos with bars, restaurants and shops. There are lots of other activities you can do like volleyball, tennis, and they even have a little petting zoo sort of thing. Also we don't have children but if you do there are lots of things for children to do and an entire team of people to watch and play with them so you can do your own thing if you want. Cons: The beds are hard, so if you like that then this might be a pro but I like soft beds. The pools close at 7pm which is pretty early for this kind of place. Also there is no food after 9:30pm which was a bummer for us a couple times when we arrived back at the hotel late from an excursion. Overall this is a great hotel and I would recommend it to others who are looking for a good location and great staff. The all inclusive is definitely worth the money and will allow you to have a taste of the local food and drink.More
lwalker85, Versailles, France
Imperial Belvedere, Hersonnisis, Crete
Great holiday, when we arrived at about 12:30 in the morning we needed something to eat after our flight and transfer. We checked in and were told that there was a buffet available to us in the restaurant. We had self service of buffet style counters of bread rolls, assortment of cold meat, cheeses, and fruits, tea, coffee, soft drinks, beer or wine. Brilliant, we could eat what we wanted so could serve as little or as much as we wanted before retiring to bed. In all aspects of the organisation the staff are fantastic, they focus on making your stay a good one. Treat them all with respect and friendly behaviour and you'll get the find them generous in return. The Imperial bevedere shares most fascilities with adjacent sister Royal Belvedere, with exception of restaurants. Within the complex everone is accomodated on their holiday, around the top olympic size pool its so quiet you can relax and have private lounging at the side of the pool, next level down the olympic size pool at the Royal Belvedere is complemented by the huge entertainment team who keep families on the go from morning poolside to evening stage. There are many other on-site entertainment options including childrens pools, football and tennis courts, and other poolside bar facilities and entertainment. Great holiday opportunities whether couples, families or groups guests, food and drink were good, staff were great.More
JohnRankinDaddy, Glasgow, United Kingdom
I have just returned from a fantastic holiday at the Belvedere. We arrived at reception a little later than anticipated but was still met with warm and welcoming response and was directed to our rooms. As we had been slightly delayed the hotel had organised a 'welcome plate' of salad and cooked meats. The room was a lovely size, well appointed, very clean and perfectly prepared. During the stay the rooms was cleaned daily and we were provided with fresh towels. On one of the days the cleaner arrived before we ready, they did return afterwards and ensured that the room was cleaned to the usual high standard. The hotel itself is set in its own grounds with an impressive array of facilities, including bars, snack bars and restaurants. We arrived slightly out of season but was impressed with the quality and selection of the food available. One of the strongest assets for this hotel was the friendliness, attentiveness and general caliber of the staff. Their attention to detail was second to none which topped off this excellent and perfect holiday. We are now planning for a return visit and will be counting the days. The smaller things that cement the expected things together are here in abundance and we cant wait to relive the experience.More
Darren L, Glossop, United Kingdom
Exactly what you pay for with the bonus of brilliant staff.
We're just returning from this hotel, although we were due to stay in the royal belvedere but due to low demand (end of season) we were moved. The complex is pretty impressive, the pools are massive in size and quantity, I imagine to cope with the mass exodus of people that go there during high season. Only fault is that they changed my swimming shorts from grey to an indescribable colour?! Not too much of an issue although they were pricey shorts. Our rooms were cleaned daily and could not be faulted really. Those whining about a lack of English channels need to consider whether holidays are worth the money if all they want is to watch television. Void point. Food wise we were a fussy couple being a vegetarian and a coeliac. We managed better than we had at previous hotels, it was obviously not going to be table service, 5 course banquets but you know that when you pay. It sufficed, the salads etc were plentiful and, although much was recycled daily (as all all inc. resorts do) we couldn't particularly find fault. If we wanted change we ate out, pretty simple really. Weather was temperamental, I think we might have had our own little slice of hurricane Sandy for a couple of days but even when windy you could sit poolside and tan/swim comfortably. This was our chief concern to be honest, and as much as we had a day of rain and a couple of wind, we've both come back pretty brown. From a couples perspective it was a really nice bit of winter (ish) sun, we enjoyed it far more than our trips to the canaries. I feel special mention should be made of the staff at the pool bar: Nico and his friend who worked the evenings, and the lady who worked the days who's name escapes me were nothing short of brilliant. Keen to chat, efficient and helpful and full of banter. Nico has promised me a trip to his winter workplace should I return, ask him about it! In all honesty I would go back if we were the sort to stick to one country/resort but we like to move around a lot. perhaps more in season next time although I am told it is probably too busy for my preference in the summer months, but nonetheless it's worth a trip. I think if you're going with kids then go more seasonally as the animation team is a lot more limited once the kids are back at school and it's mostly adults. Met some really nice people whilst we were there, all ages. Absolute pleasure to meet yoh all if you're reading this!More
Great value hotel - though not perfect but at the price - I never expected perfection
Impressive building and grounds just far enough from main road, beach and high street and bars. Room was good size and clean, but suffered water ingress through bathroom ceiling after local thunder storms. Some complained of damp smell in rooms but this was not our experience. Staff almost universally helpful and pleasant. Food was fine and plentiful, but became a bit repetitive after five days. Quality ok at the price we paid. Pool facilities good and plenty of space although having only one bar not great. Local village - ten minutes walk from hotel - really pretty and some lovely shops and restaurants. Overall I would recommend a trip but manage your expectations. More
Jeffspencer068, St Columb Major
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