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Hotel Hersonissos Palace Hotel 4 star
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This hotel, in the centre of Hersonissos, does not live up to its promise of a luxury stay, and it is surrounded by an unattractive urban landscape. In short, the Hersonissos Palace, which offers both the half-board and the all-inclusive option, is in serious need of renovation work if it wishes to reclaim its luxury status.

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      Hersonissos Palace   -   © Gutton / EASYVOYAGE

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      Hersonissos Palace   -   © Gutton / EASYVOYAGE

       
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    Location 7.81 /10

    It is located some 13 mi to the east of Heraklion, right in the heart of Hersonissos, the hub of Crete's nightlife. With its many nightclubs and bars, it is virtually impossible to get bored here. Even if you have come here to rest, you won't fail to be delighted by the multitude of taverns and shops offering local products. It is a real shame though that the hotel is surrounded by derelict houses which spoil the setting!

    Accommodation 7.20 /10

    The rooms of the Hersonissos Palace are also disappointing. In fact the name of this establishment is a bit of an overstatement. Although the bedding is of excellent quality and the leather bed-heads add a little style to the rooms with their white-washed walls, the fridge is from a different era and the bathtub is frustratingly narrow. Disappointingly, the furnished balconies afford views of neighbouring hotels and half-built houses. Fortunately, every room has individual air-conditioning, a hair-dryer, a phone and a satellite television.

    Overview 6.95 /10

    The Heronissos Palace occupies a post-modern building and has 150 rooms. The tasteful furniture of the reception area is quite impressive; its small and elegant royal blue benches invite the guests into a luxury nest, which is unfortunately not replicated in the rest of the hotel. Indeed, your bubble is quickly burst when you see the old wall-to-wall carpets in the corridors. Hersonissos Palace is in serious need of renovation work... That said, the indoor swimming pool is set in nice surroundings with antic columns holding up the structure, but the ventilation system is very loud and makes relaxing hard work. The hotel also has two outdoor swimming-pools, with deckchairs and parasols. However, the pool-sides are not very well-kept, which is unforgivable for a hotel which claims to be a luxury establishment.

    Food and drink 6.70 /10

    The hotel restaurant is very pleasant on the inside, with its blue table cloths and impeccable wooden furniture. The terrace, however, is nowhere as nice: the floor is in a shabby state, the wooden furniture has seen better days, and the view of the car park has to be the final disgrace. The food, however, is good and grilled dishes are served daily.

    Beach 6.70 /10

    The hotel doesn't have its own beach but there is an easily accessible one just 160 ft from the hotel at the end of a small, quiet road. Located right in the centre of Hersonissos, the beach is often crowded and you have to pay for the use of the parasols and deckchairs. The sand isn't the finest there is, but you won't find too many rocks in the water, which is particularly clean here. There is also a huge choice of restaurants and bars along the jetty in this very popular resort.

    To know

    The hotel was built in 1991 and opens its doors from April till September. The guests are predominantly Belgian, German, French and Russian. The Hersonissos Palace offers half-board and all-inclusive options.

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, sauna, Turkish bath

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, gym, mountain bike, water-polo, fitness, sports

    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • The elegance of the reception area
    • The high level of hospitality
    • The swimming-pools

    disadvantages

    • The setting
    • No playground for children
    • The shabby interior

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