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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Selected local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks - time restrictions apply.
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This circular pool is surrounded by a terracotta sun terrace, filled with sunbeds and parasols.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all on offer at this place. There's an 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.
Snacks such as pizza, popcorn and ice-cream are all on offer here. Plus, there's cake and cookies available from 3.30pm to 4.30pm.
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Travel agent thomsons pulled this one out of the bag,best ever holiday.
As always good and bad reviews. This one is a good one all pros and no cons. Went to thomsons to see if they had any quick deals as we really needed to get away and get our heads back in the right frame of mind.As always the assistant went through all the usual options with how much to spend ,where do we want to go how long for, in the end we asked the assistant just to see what she could come with, and then she hit the mark with Crete The resort of Hissironississ on the island of Crete was the one my wife and I opted for,first for price ,then for star options and then for location.Boy were we surprised when we arrived on the island of Crete in the dark.Got to the hotel Imperial Belvedere around 12:30 am after a late flight we got our room key( heaviest key fob yet) and hit the sack boy were we tired. Got up early the next day to discover the great room that we been allocated ,high room overlooking the pool just what we asked the travel agent for but never thought we would get.My wife and I wanted to get away just to chill out and recharge our batteries and boy we went on the right holiday to do just that. great pool ( 7pools) between two great hotels The Royal Belvedere and the Imperial Belvedere built on the side of a hill with great views overlooking the sea.We went to each hotel on alternative nights to see what they had to offer by means of bar facilities and night entertainment.The bars were great but the entertainment at night was sadly the only thing that was lacking any ENTERTAINMENT. The entertainment was split between the two hotels and was performed by a multi - national team of energetic young people who tried to do their job but with a very limited budget , probably the best of the night entertainment was the children's section who never failed to get the kids up on stage to strut their stuff and perform to the audience After watching the kids on stage my wife and I went to sit at the poolside ( we preference to sit outside and have a drink on holidays just feels the best way to enjoy a drink on holiday under the stars)to have a drink and listen to good music played at a sensible volume At this stage I must mention the STAFF who do a never ending job of looking after the guests either at the dining hall,the room maids, reception staff and then comes the bar staff who has a young woman by the name of IRINI who runs the bar in the Imperial with such vigour and enthusiasm for her job that even when the bar was packed when I went to get another drink she knew what I had previously asked for and even served it up with a smil(a rare thing these days) On certain days my wife and I would walk down the gentle hill to the shops to buy gifts for our children and grandkids and stop off at one or two roadside taverns to partake in a small drink( sorry not stupid enough) sorry not brave enough to try the local drinks of Raki and Ouzo only non alcoholic drinks only as it was getting very warm on the days that we did venture out of the hotel grounds to the local village of Sissi. Did not go out on any excursions but we did make friends with a couple of nice guys who went about the hotel under the guise as the chuckle brothers and they went out on a day trip to see some of the local ancient wonders Crete had to offer.They paid up front for this trip which was to include a barbecue and drinks which they got neither of and to cap their day off the went to a local market were one of them was robbed of their wallet which contained money and their room key, but funny thing the room key was not taken, clever people these criminals.They informed the local police who said that it was one of the things that kept happening to the tourist and that they could only take down the details and info so as our two friends could at least inform their travel agents and try and claim some thing back of their ordeal.At least it had not put our two friends off enjoying the last two days of their holiday. Would we go back, you bet we would if given the chance Great Great holiday. Well done Thomsons you did us proud.More
Jim R, Kirriemuir, United Kingdom
Carrot Cake, Fish Cake, Beef Cake
A brilliant hotel. The food was excellent, always hot, quickly replenished and great choice. The carrot cake was particularly outstanding and the fish cake! You could tell Captain Birdseye didn't make them I couldn't stop eating them, absolutely delicious ð. The chips were 5* red hot crispy fries. All the staff were brilliant especially Babiss, Krazy Klio and of course the beefcake Manolis who single handedly but gently threw us out of the bar every night at 1am. Highly recommended hotel *****More
HarryCake, Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom
Had a great time
The hotel is lovely and large. Rooms tidy and comfortable. food was lovely offering loads of variety. the staff were all friendly and helpful. We made friends with bartender Blendi. Great guy and the animation team- Micky,Frederico, Oleg (sorry cant remember all the names) very funny and entertaining. Thanks guys we had a great time and would come visit again!More
Victoria Y, London, England, United Kingdom
2 gorgeous hotels situated in the perfect place! Only a 5 minute walk from the beach and just a couple of minutes away from shops, as well as a daily shuttle bus service to get you to where you want. Food was great, with great services within the hotel to cater to everyone's needs. Only downsides I would say were the fact that there was a dangerous main road just outside which had to be crossed to get to the mall etc. However this cannot be changed so still a fantastic hotel! More
Someone has reviewed the food at this Hotel as 'AWFULL'. They are wrong if anything the food was very good and Buffet style with plenty of choice. Pools were clean and tidy with good pool bars. Entertainment for the children excellent. We were let down with the rooms that we were given, only because we expected the 'Family room type'. This was not the fault of the Hotel who said they would upgrade us if we wanted. The fault was with Thompson tour operator who misled us showing the Family Room photos in the brochure. Good location with an excellent village just behind.( Kousalafari).More
Sweeney53, Manchester, United Kingdom
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