Royal Belvedere

You can expect sea views, pretty gardens and plenty of pools at the Royal Belvedere. It’s 10 minutes from the go-karts and watersports at Star Beach, too.

The Royal Belevedere has a hilltop setting, so sweeping views of the sea and mountains come as standard. It’s next to the Imperial Belvedere, and the two hotels share huge gardens and a handful of swimming pools.

Lively Star Beach is a 10-minute stroll down the hill – the hotel offers a free bus if you don’t fancy the walk. Head up the hill, meanwhile, and you’ll find a couple of quiet, traditional villages.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Based On 528 reviews

  • Official Rating
  • 5Floors
  • 343Rooms
  • 3Lifts

All Inclusive - Here's what you get


Buffet meals.


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 sunbeds, parasols and a large sunbed area. The pool is a mix of saltwater and fresh water. Pool and beach towels are available. There is a small charge each time you change towels.

2 buffet restaurants

With 1 over at the Imperial Belvedere, offering regular Asian and Italian themed dinners.

Evening entertainment programme

The evening entertainment programme provides a wide variety of performances by the Animation Team. Karaoke also available in the bar.

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double room with garden view

Double rooms are bright and spacious with widescreen patio doors. They offer a garden view and sleep up to four, with a radio. Sea view rooms are also available.

twin room with garden view

Twin rooms are bright and spacious, with widescreen patio doors. They offer garden views and sleep up to four, with a radio.

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June 2015

The hotel was very clean. Staff very friendly. Food was below average. Went out most days to eat. Reviews which we read previously where right to say that the best meal was breakfast. Pool was lovely and clean and wasn't to crowded. More

joanneq206, Doncaster, United Kingdom

Perfect holidays.

Nothing to complain about. We had a beautiful room with balcony on 2nd floor in the bungalow section of the resort (out of the main building). It was a quiet place with both sea- and mountains view. We had to walk around 3 mins to the restaurant in the main building. The food was varied, very very tasty. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. There are couple swimming pools, including the 50meters one. For this reason they are not overcrowded, what helps to relax.More

robert_blk, Krakow, Poland

Not a Four Star for me! A complete let down!

Let me tell you about this Hotel in details so you can decide if this place is for you. We booked via Thomson. We used Thomson before and I like their organisation skills. We arrived at the Heraklioj airport, Thomson staff showed us our coach, from the airport to Belvedere hotel is about 25mins drive. Arrival at the hotel, check in was easy, arrived around 12:30 in the morning, the concierge took us to our room, and showed us the restaurant for the late arrival, there is food (mainly cold meat and salads ) and some drinks and alcohol. Help yourself as there are no stuff on duty. Bar is closed at 1am. Good news- there is FREE WIFI in the hotel premises, password was on the reception and in every bars. Breakfast buffet- serves from 7:30am til 10am --help yourself basis, find your own seats, could be very busy and youll find yourself looking for an empty table. There are som cerials, bread, coffee machines, No fresh fruit juice, they come from machines as well, you pay extra 2 euros if u want fresh orange juice. There are chefs making some waffles, pancakes, and omelette, fry ups for buffet, etc. Lunch serve from 1pm till 3pm i think-- then dinner is serve from 7pm. FOOD- I am meticulous when it comes to food, as I grew up with fussy family who cooks everything from scratch, the food is average, but nothing special, on the first day, you kinda enjoy it, but it is very repetitive, youre sick of it after 3 days. They didnt have theme night like Chinese, or Indian , so the food were the same every night, but they serve variety of meat from rabbit, pork, lamb, beef, chicken and also some chefs are making some pasta, (it was bland) but at least there is some pasta for the people who cant be bothered eating meat with bones and fat. Their seafood selections varied from mussels, octopus, fish, squid , tuna chunks for the salad but no prawns at all. They alternate these every night. FACILITIES- in imperial belvedere, there is no entertainment at all. Not even music in the pool. But they have lots of pools and around the kids pool, (which we never bothered going cos our children were 12-13!) i think they serve pizza there. You pay extra for the sauna. They have Massage/spa with reasonable price but never use them. Entertainment- this is a total let down! VERY DISAPPOINTED, nothing for the teens to do, not even a disco, (only kids disco for toddlers and young children where they dance the same novelty songs everynight. After dinner, we sit beside the pool, theres nothing to do, not even a Bingo to keep the night going. 9:30pm- that is when the show starts. Where do I begin? On our second night we went to Royal belvedere lounge there was a Duo there. They're not very good either, the girl kept on forgetting the rythm and sometimes out of tune, she kept looking at her words and hardly make any eye contact- very unprofessional! I used to be in the band and we do make eye contact and sometimes we speak to the guests and welcome new comers and regular guests to acknowledge their presence. The group entertainers were consist of young adults from all over the place. Russia, Italy, France etc. BUT THEY ARE PATHETIC, im sorry, but they mime all the time, but the worst part is whilst miming, they dont even know the words, the mouth movements is not synchronised with the song. Their outfit/costumes are really cheap, they wear cheap wigs, unbuttoned and loose costumes, and there is NO CORREOGRAPHY, its like letting a bunch of kids then do the Superman dance or chocolate dance and basically just do your own thing, They did the you tube theme show and we thought we give it a chance after a let down of their Grease night. (Again the mime the grease songs and just dance with it.) we had a good laugh watching the group just making a fool of themselves, example- they did Ghost, a girl sat crying with loo roll, unchained melody played in the background , and a guy running around with a white blanket over his head, doing a ghost noise, it was really really sad but funny, then the TiTanic, a guy came out wearing blonde wig, (titanic background music playing) whilst the others throwing ice cubes on stage. Its a joke! But made us laugh because never seen that kind of low budget production, mediocre entertainment on a 4 star hotel before. The shows last about 1 hour, after that its nothing, were in our room everynight before 11pm. Thank goodness for the free wifi, otherwise this holiday resort sucks big time. Staff- very friendly, if you ask theyll tell you. Cleaners good, our room was clean, not spotless! But clean enough, Im not a whiner person and easy to please but when you pay quite a lot of money you expect great service. Whats good about this hotel? Lots of pool. But people reserved sunbeds and staff not doing anything about it Free wifi Lots of couch on lounges area to rest in the reception and other floors, Lots of pool table- €2 per game. Very quiet. If you want peace quiet, this is the holiday for you, but stay in imperial not the Royal as too many kids in Royal belvedere. Nice clean toilets, they're actually better than the one in our rooms. They will give you free rooms to shower if your flight is at midnight but check out is 12nn, free luggage storage, and you can eat as much as you like even after you check out. Free alcoholic drinks are just okayish if u dont wanna pay for proprr ones... Whats bad about this hotel Food is repetitive, not that good No entertainment No bulletin boards for what else in the hotel Sockets in bedroom limited Uncomfortable mattress People are allowed to smoke everywhere Staff are a bit disorganise More

Ces T, Glasgow

Great hotel in a good location.

Just got back from 10 nights, travelled as 2 adults and 1 child aged 3. We did our research before visiting and (almost) everything at the Belvedere met or exceeded our expectations. This hotel is big, spread over a large area with the main building and several smaller buildings. We stayed in one of these smaller buildings which was quite a distance from the reception however on our arrival and departure the concierge was available to transport our luggage for us. We had no complaints about food, there was plenty on offer, there was always chips and pasta to keep the "fussy eaters" happy. We ate out a couple of times, my favourite place was the "No Name" restaurant which is about 10 minutes walk from the hotel. The animation team was ok but certainly not the best that I have encountered, each night was just dancing and miming to songs and sound clips from movies. Rooms were cleaned daily and it was a good size with plenty of space. The mattresses are firm but I did not find them uncomfortable. The only TV channels available in our room was news (in several languages). Throughout the day there were snack bars where you could get pizza, fries, toasties, ice cream, popcorn, olives, yoghurt and spirits. The beer, wine and soft drinks were self serve. I found there was often a queue at the snack bar near the largest swimming pool, when I went to the one near the children's pool there was never a queue.More

williamfox4, Chester, United Kingdom

Good resort. With the best animation team!

We stayed in this amazing resort for 2 weaks in June. Clean rooms. Friendly staff. Good food. 100% positive. Good resort for : Family's , couples or singles. SPECIAL THANKS FOR ANIMATION TEAM .YOU GUYS SIMPLY AMAZING. More

Aurimas A,

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