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.
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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.
Offering a selection of drinks, including local alcoholic drinks and soft drinks.
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Great week in the sun
We stayed here for a week from 24th September 2015, the resort is huge, lots of steps and hills (no good if you have mobility issues). We were in room 8007, although basic it did have a fridge and air con at no extra charge, balcony facing the wrong way for this time of year so no sun at all. The beds were like bricks, although we were told on the last night we could have asked for mattress toppers. Lots of sun beds available, not sure if this would be the case in high season. All inclusive food was plentiful and something different every night, local beer served at the bars was nothing to get excited about. The staff were very friendly and worked very hard the place is spotless. Short walk left out of the bottom of the hotel there are lots of shops (about 5-10 minute walk) beach also located across the road from the hotel. If you go through the gate at the back of the hotel and turn right there is a lovely little Greek village, some lovely restaurants and bars. The evening entertainment was dire, everthing was given a "crazy theme", the team tried really hard but it was appalling, how can pretending to slash someone's throat be funny?! Thomson rep Josh was there every day and very approachable and had good local knowledge. It is stated that Free Wifi is available at the top pool bar and in reception, however there is a good signal wherever you are in the resort.More
Ceri O, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Nice hotel, great pools, awful food.
Just returned from a week all inclusive at this hotel. Check in was smooth, we were shown to our room which was great as we'd never have found it. The complex is huge but once you get the hang of it you'll find your way around no problem. Our room was very basic, I think we had one of the older rooms as some of the others looked a lot nicer. No tea or coffee making facilities in room, no mattress protector on the bed and no fitted sheet so you could see all the unsightly stains on the mattress and the lock on the door was in need of replacing - spoke to reception about this and they tightened the screws but it still didn't feel very secure. The bed was comfy though and had proper pillows, not the usual pancakes they seem to give you in hotels. The room was 2 star but very clean, the cleaners were in daily and gave the room a through clean - floors and all. We were all inclusive but with the intention of eating out each night as eating out is one of our favourite things about holiday. Breakfast was the only meal I "enjoyed" and that only consisted of toast on my part so you can't really go wrong with that. The juice out of the machine was awful, like undiluted squash and the coffee out of the machine was equally bad. Fresh juice was available for â¬2. Lunch was passable but we still ended going out for lunch on 3 out of the 7 days. Pool bar snacks were a much better option, nice chips and OK toasties. Dinner we ate only once - on the day we arrived - and it was awful. I had a bread roll and a plate of salad as I am vegetarian and the food isn't clearly labelled so there wasn't much I could eat. Some of the food labelled to look vegetarian had bits of meat floating in it. Even my boyfriend who is not a fussy eater at all struggled with it. The clientele at the time seemed to be very much German so perhaps the food was more geared towards their tastes. The beer was very nice, a local beer and very fresh tasting. I drank vodka and diet cola in the evening. The cola had a different taste to it each time, sometimes it actually tasted a bit savoury/peppery. Cocktails aren't included which I felt was a bit strange for an all inclusive. The saving grace of this hotel was the amazing pool areas. One Olympic sized pool and two smaller pools. There was two pools specifically for children which meant very few children in the other pools - result! Plenty of sunbeds, no need to get up super early and reserve. We would reach the pool around 09:30/10:00 and still have our choice. However, we were there end of September and I could imagine during peak season it would be a different story. This complex is huge, all the facilities are shared by the two hotels and if it was fully booked it would be extremely busy. Venturing into town is easy and cheap. Either â¬7 in a taxi or about 10-15 min walk. The hotel is built into a hill so it's a bit of a steep walk in and out of the hotel but once you're out its a straight, flat walk to the left. Once you're on the main strip of bars and restaurants head down one of the little beach roads and you'll find some great restaurants with amazing sea views. Our favourite was Elia which done amazing swordfish and salmon. Star beach is just across the road from the hotel, it's a nice little beach with water sports and a big pool area with water slides. All in all, we would stay here again if they offered self catering and definitely not in high season.More
Good all round place
Very accommodating, spacious with gorgeous pools and plenty of space at the pools/loungers. Tasty food at convenient times and places, plenty of options. It's a fair walk from the town/beach though their is a free bus during the day and taxi's are plentiful and cheap in the evenings. It is sprawled over a hill though so be sure to mention any mobility issues and get placed near reception. No much in the way of entertainment in the evenings, though it was end of season so check if you are planning on going out. Very clean and well maintained with helpful staff. I went with two friends and enjoyed it immensely. Only downside is the animals at the start of the property (donkeys and goats) which are in impossibly small cages and aren't well looked after at all.. very upsetting.More
Heidi B, London, United Kingdom
A great week holiday.
We stayed at Imperial Belverdere for a week on 22nd sept 2015. We were guided to our room on arrival and check in by a friendly member of staff which is a good thing as hotel is huge and wouldhave never have found it so quick. The following morning at 1030 we introduced to our Rep who was call JOSH. If there was anything u needed u would see him every day around the hotel throughout the day from around 10am. We were in room 1145. A little walk from the hotel. Near the tennis courts. It seemed along walk after a hot day. But very quiet at night . Early morning noise at around 7am with traffic for the hotel staff etc starting their day. The rooms are basic but we found the room to be comfortable and the air conditioning and tv worked well. The housekeeping also do a great job of keeping the place clean by making the beds and changing towels each day. (Even if we forgot To put sign on the door). We had the use of the safe which was â¬20 deposit (which u get bk when booking out ) and â¬2.5 euro per day for use. We stayed all inclusive and found the food good a different choice most days . Breakfast had a huge range of choices to suit all tastes. The restaurant did get busy sometimes, especially in the evenings but we never had a problem finding a table. Restaurant staff are very friendly and efficient. If You are all Inclusive u can use pools etc in both imperial. / Royal . The only thing u couldn't take advantage of was where u ate. As if u were staying in Imperial belvedere then u ate there. There is a great snack bar near the Olympic pool which was handy through the day when u fancied a snack or a drink . Opening from 10 till 6. There was entertainment around the pool during the day was very good with things like aqua aerobics and pool games which were great. The same cannot be said for the evening entertainment. The animation team do the evening shows also and whilst they try very hard there is a lot of things like miming along to musicals. I have to say this is my 2nd time in Greece and they are not that good at evening entertainment. But worth a watch while u were topping up your drinks at the bar Lol. The beach(Star Beach ) is just across the road from the entrance to the complex . A downhill walk . U could also use the bus which left the hotel at certain times., for those who were not able to take the walk. We booked an excursion for a day we were here. It was 'MENOA MAJIC ' â¬56 pp. A long day out on ur feet for those who cannot spend a lot of time walking. It included a trip into the museum with our guide , then off to Heraklion Knossos. For a break shopping and getting something to eat before setting off to The MENOA PALACE. Again a walk around with our guide. We left the hotel at around 9.15 and arrived back at 17.15. On outr last day we had to book out of our room at 12. There is a booking sheet on the main desk if u would like a room to shower in (30 mins slots ) before leaving for ur flight. Which is very handy. All Inclusive until u leave is also a bonus. More
I did not have this hotel in mind for a holiday, me and my partner had originally booked Tunisia but had to change for obvious reasons. Due to our annual leave off work we had a choice of only 3 hotels and Thomson recommended this one. On arrival to the hotel the reception staff member seemed suprised to see us and asked if we were delayed or early, we were not and a bit suprised the hotel did not know guests were arriving. We were given a family room with a patio when we originally requested a double room with a balcony. It was 5am this time and so we waited to change until the following morning. When we contacted reception they stated that we had requested a family room, our paperwork stated otherwise. After a bit of arguing they changed us the following day. The double room was ok but very basic, we only were given 1 key, no extras in the room such as toiletries, water or even information on the hotel, not even a map of hotel and the complex was huge. It was however clean and kept clean throughout our stay. The pools were great, lots of them and very clean and plenty of sunbeds. I was a bit suprised that the hotel expected you to pay for extras: cocktails, pool towels, fresh orange juice, room safe. I would expect these things as standard in a four star hotel to be honest. The animation team was great, they made the holiday. They worked really hard for not much pay and were always cheerful. They encouraged you to participate in activities but were not pushy and left you alone if you weren't interested. The hotel shops were overpriced and you are much better off walking into the main town to buy anything as it's much cheaper. The town was ok but very touristy, and the hill walking back up to the hotel was very steep and a killer in the heat! My partner loved the food but is notoriously unfussy and will eat anything. . I found it hard to find anything to eat as I am vegetarian. The buffet was very limited and extremely repetitive. The food was overcooked and I think if you have kids (we don't) or are a fussy eater or a vegetarian like me you would struggle to find some thing you liked. Also food was labelled as seemingly vegetarian such as vegetable rice or cheese tomatoes and had meat hidden in it! If it's a meat dish I think it should be labelled as such, not labelled as if seemingly vegetarian! The snack bar was poor, pizza, chips, limited salad and cheese toasties with daily dry cake. The drinks were disappointing. You had to pay for cocktails or fresh juice. I made the mistake of asking for a vodka and orange and was given orange pop and vodka, disappointing! The gin vodka brandy and rum were ok but the whisky was undrinkable. The beer was ok and the wine barely passable. I found the choice of drinks boring after a while and paid for cocktails for a change which I wasn't happy about but felt I had no choice as the other drinks so poor. The hot drinks were good but ask for milk in coffee and tea or you won't get any. Also the hot drinks machine is turned off every lunch and dinner for some reason, bit annoying. The hotel staff were good apart from one woman on reception when tried to change rooms and one bar staff member all others were lovely. All in all I enjoyed my holiday but I wouldn't return and wouldn't really recommend it as I don't feel it's four star and not worth the money. It was a nice week but I probably wouldn't have gone if it wasn't for the thomson agent recommending it and having only 2 hotels to choice from as having to unexpectedly change hotels. On another note visit the aqua world aquarium in the town its only 6 euros and it's brilliant. More
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