You’ll feel really close to nature at the Royal Belvedere – it’s on top of a hill, with loads of lemon, olive and pine trees growing in the grounds. Plus, the rooms come with views of the sea or the mountains. Pool-wise, there’s a big Olympic-sized number and a smaller one for kids, and you can use any of the pools at the next-door Imperial Belvedere. As for food, the Minos buffet restaurant puts on regular Asian and Italian themed dinners. If you fancy eating out, there are restaurants and bars on the beach – it’s about a 10-minute walk down the hill – and you’ve got a handful of village tavernas even closer to home.
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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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Olympic-sized outdoor pool
With saltwater, sunbeds, parasols and a large sunbed area. Pool and beach towels are available. Deposit required and small charge each time you change towels. Mattresses for sunbeds also available at a small charge per day.
2 buffet restaurants
With 1 over at the Imperial Belvedere, offering regular Asian and Italian themed dinners. A kids' buffet is also available.
Evening entertainment programme
A wide variety of shows performed by the Fun Club. Karaoke also available in the bar.
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Couldn't ask for anymore...
Went to this hotel in early October for a week break with my other half. We wasn't expecting anything too amazing cos it wasn't expensive but it was actually really good, one of the best hotels I have stayed in for sure. I always think Greece are a bit lacking in understanding what people want but this hotel was brilliant. The transfer was very tiring and by the time we actually pulled up it was gone midnight and we were starving and thirsty. The hotel had put on some food for the 6 of us arriving. That was brilliant. The room was spacious and very clean, view was reasonable of the mountains on the back. Pool areas were very clean and never too busy (it was October though) and the kids club looked fun. Through the day the reps come round and encourage people to play games, they're very energetic. They get the kids up dancing at lunch time and that is nice to watch. Food was lovely, usually all inclusives lack inspiration but I never had a bad meal. Tried lots of greek foods and even Raki and Ouzo too. Drinks were not necessarily great brands but they did the trick. You can help yourself to lager and soft drinks. Snacks throughout the day are lovely, particularly the fresh baked pizza. The chef cooks it there and then to order. The hotel has lovely facilities and something for everyone, though it is hilly so maybe not for the elderly or disabled. We booked a boat trip through the hotel and everything went well and smooth - great day out as it stops off at 3 destinations. The entertainment is alright, not necessarily the best I have seen but it was coming to the end of the season so maybe the staff were losing their enthusiasm somewhat. Lots of different nationalities in the hotel, their way of life is different and I understand that so I reserve judgment on their ways and attitudes. The view from the restaurant is lovely, the sea out ahead, watching boats and staring down at Hersonissos. The staff are friendly, I think the language difference is sometimes a main cause of appearing ignorant. We got a taxi to Stalis beach and that is definitely a must do as Hersonissos doesn't really have a beach, just a few rocks. We also got public transport to Agios Nikolas from the entrance of the hotel, very reasonable price and easy to work out, would recommend that as a day out, about an hour journey. The best part about the trip was discovering a gorgeous village up behind the hotel. Go through the gates towards the church and its kind of like a dirt track, you think you're heading the wrong way, but you're not, it leads to a village of restaurants and authentic Greek tavernas. We ate up there and it was delicious! Great views too! I would definitely go back at some point in my life, not one fault.More
Entertainment lets this hotel down
Great hotel we stayed in August, rooms,pool,food excellent. More bar staff is needed as you spend half the night queueing for a drink. Entertainment is by the entertainment staff, they really do try but a bit more variety maybe from local bands etc would break up the boredom. Location is on a hill but its a nice walk with animal enclosures compromising of donkeys, birds etc which entertain the kids.More
Allison1965, Workington, United Kingdom
Stayed here 1 week 4 oct. with hubby and 8 year old. had a room in block in the 8000 ' s which was great with a lovely sea view, and great access to kids pool where my son spent most of the holiday we would go to the beach in the morning(or play Tennis but it was a little hot for that!) and return to the hotel around 2pm. the lunch was ready made Ham and cheese toasties and chips sometimes pizza with ham and ice cream you could help yourself to the fizzy pops or fruit juice but would ask for a beer which all came in tiny cups! my hubby is veggie so got fed up with the chips so would have a plain pizza down by the beach for 5 euros. The breakfast was lovely with lots to choose from. the evening meal was very very very repeative and nothing for hubby because everything would be spoilt with adding of just a little ham . you could help yourself in the evening to beer or wine the red being our fav. for the price we paid we didnt do bad we spoke to another english couple and they had paid £300 more than us. we went on a trip with Jet2 Holidays to knossoss which was a nice day out the guides were very good. This was our 1st all inclusive they are great if you have a few kids or in a group of a few families. We cant wait to go back to crete at that time of year the weather was perfect and the sea was like a bath! so warm. but might try self catering next time.More
We visited here in October 2013 and it was lovely. There was a lot to do locally and we had a great time. The room was more than adequate and the food was mostly good. There seemed to be a lot of German food though, but the majority of the residents in the hotel were German so it made sense. Would definitely visit again as for under £400 each for all inclusive including flights and transfers it was a bargain!! The only downfall was the lack of a proper beach. The Star Beach Resort is the one you can get a free shuttle to, but it is more an attraction than a beach. More
You'll have a good holiday
I stopped here 7 nights in first week of October. Having read all the reviews I was a bit wary about what to expect but thought it was good value for money so will give it a go. The hotel is a very large complex and you have use of facilities at both which means the wait at the bar is never too long and there was plenty of space around the many pools they have. The alcohol is very limited and certainly the wine was not to my taste which as a non beer drinker only left me with spirits, however there was enough variety of schnapps etc to keep me interested. To have cocktails is a further all inclusive plus but you can order a few different shots and make your own with the normal package, the food was basic. Now basic is fine- somedays it was better than basic and breakfast certainly was a wide choice of very good delicious food. Understandably due to the size of hotel they cook in bulk however there was sometimes just not enough choice or variety and not what I would call 4 star dining. The staff in the hotel all speak very good English and when approached they are very helpful and friendly although none offer to assist or really acknowledge you first. The entertainment staff work very hard- they are keen enthusiastic and clearly passionate about their roles from morning till night. Overall if the hotel is not the key part of your holiday and you want to go out and see Crete this is a great place to rest your head and have some food. It's not a 4 star experience but will certainly be vale for money.More
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