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.

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  • 5Floors
  • 343Rooms
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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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Brochure pics not as they seem....

Spent 11days at the Imperial Belvedere hotel in July 2014 and enjoyed a really nice time. We were surprised with the location as the ariel view as advertised gives the impression that the hotel is located just behind the beach across a road. It is , but the photo is out of date as there has been more building between the hotel and the beach. The Imperial adjoins the Royal Belvedere which is the hotel block and has more pools and evening entertainment . The facilities across the two are good and access is via steps or from the main reception areas. Room was basic and we had a family room on ground floor - clean although the bathroom could have been better. Adequate for our needs. Food- generally ok although some nights found it difficult to find something the kids liked. Breakfasts were the better of the meals. We like to have a snack at lunch rather than go in the dining room, and there are a couple of pool snack bars. Whilst these were ok, the choice was only cheese and ham toastie, chips and pizza. Some of the staff didn't look happy in their work. Facilities - has the usual tennis, Mini golf, although no football pitches as shown on brochure . Only one table tennis table between 2 hotels which was just not enough. Had to queue and located inside near shops which was too warm - gave up. Plenty pool tables but obviously these come with a cost. Sunbeds- you need to be up well before 7 am to get beds, although that's nothing different from anywhere you go. Bars are good and staff friendly enough - Blendy and Nikos were nice. Entertainment team - not brilliant. Kids disco was very popular in the evening and everyone gets there very early to get a seat. Didn't really bother us having older kids. Resort- located just near Star Beach Village which has also taken over the very small beaches. This appears to be the next Malia, and aimed at the younger , single partying clientele . Train tour around Hersonnisos is worth it- 10 euros per adult, 6 euros for child up to 12. Got off at the port although not much there and you can also get off at old Hersonnisos. Gave us chance to see other hotels , beaches etc. We passed some very nice looking family hotels in Analipsi and if we came again, would consider there instead. More family orientated and better beaches. Overall we had a good holiday, but was difficult to get over the quality of the Turkish all inclusive we had experienced in 2013. That obviously came at a higher cost. Back to self catering this year I think.More

Party69, Manchester, England

Favorite Crete hotel

We love the royal belvedere my partners favourite part is the Olympic size swimming pool and the fantastic food hence we have travelled here around 4 times so far and I know plenty more to come, yes there is a steep hill but just take your time it's fine, the only down side I have with this hotel is the all inclusive does not include cocktails, the staff are lovely and Valentino is my favourite he usually works the pool bar, the rooms are cleaned daily and you can also use the sister hotel right next door, the hotel is approx ten mins walk into the centre, I would highly recommend that you hire a car and explore the area. Also there is a shop on site, and I would not listen to these negative comments.More

Sam B, Gran Canaria, Spain

Summer Holiday 2013

A large hotel complex based on hill side. The walk to the main road is made interesting with the various collection of animals to see as you pass. The rooms were clean & tidy and had a good view of the sea. A good choice of swimming pools including an Olympic sized pool. The food was well presented and plentiful, with lots of choice. Would definitely stay again.More

Noscgr, Bradford, United Kingdom

A Return Trip

We first visited the beautiful Island of Crete and this hotel in Summer 2012 as a couple with a 4 year old. The hotel is situated very close to the beach and shops but up a bit of a hill which is fine if you are fit and fine for a pushchair. At the bottom of the hill is The Road of Death! You need to cross this road to get to the beach and you are literally taking your life into your own hands each time. The road is a very busy main road with three different roads meeting and drivers who are MENTAL!!! There are quad bikes and motorbikes in amongst it all too. Good luck! The hotel itself is huge with so many different pools. The Olympic sized pool is fantastic but a bit deep for little ones so we stayed around the family pools which have climbing frames and slides in and are nice and shallow and warm. There are a lot of sunbeds but as usual the towel hogging gets annoying. Late afternoon there seems to be more available so we used to go to the beach am and pool pm before changing for dinner. The food is by far the best I have ever experienced. Plenty of choice and grills with chefs preparing fresh fish/meat and pastas. The pancake queue can be large at breakfast. The all inclusive means there are snacks of pizza, chips, toasties and icecream which is lovely if you don't fancy a proper lunch. The drinks are plentiful and the local beer is nice but we are not drinkers really so lost on us. I have a very high metabolism and struggle to put weight on but two weeks here saw me put 8lbs on. The rooms are compact but functional and clean, the maids are lovely and clean your room daily. The Entertainment is not wonderful but our little one liked it and we sometimes went for an evening stroll instead. It is quite a way into the main town so if you have young children a taxi may be advisable. There is a waterpark by the beach called Star Beach which is free to get into and use the children's pools and such. The bigger slides are to be paid for. They have a bungee and foam parties. The Kids club is great, they work so hard and for our recent visit we let our 6 year old join. She loved it and took part in a few entertainment shows. All in all it is the best hotel we have stayed in hence our return visit Summer of 2014. We wont go back simply because we feel we have so many other places in the world to visit but they were the best holidays we have ever had.More

PerranEllie, Perranporth, United Kingdom

Not so regal Royal.

They try a little bit but I'm just not a fan of plastic or polystyrene cups. There's no reason to stay all inclusive. Book self catering & go explore this beautiful island. Pool is freezing. Sea is much warmer- get out of the complex and go see Crete. Donkeys are old, and so are the menu choices. Asked for coffee at lunchtime- only at breakfast! Disappointed. Will return to Crete but not to the Royal.More

Kate M,

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