Overview of Erato Hotel

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3.7 / 5Good
16 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air Conditioning



Popular LocationDinosauria Park12 min walk
Popular LocationCretaquarium18 min walk
Popular LocationWatercity Waterpark6 min drive
AirportHeraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis)9 min drive

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  • Comfort Double Room

    Comfort Double Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Twin Beds
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  • Comfort Single Room

    Comfort Single Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Twin Bed
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  • Comfort Triple Room

    Comfort Triple Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Twin Beds
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  • Junior Suite

    Junior Suite

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Queen Bed and 2 Twin Beds
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About this area


Located in Gouves, Erato Hotel is near theme parks and near the beach. Star Beach Water Park is a popular area attraction and if an activity is on the agenda, Heraklion Port and Crete Golf Club are worth checking out. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Freedom National Stadium or Pankritio Stadium. Looking to get your feet wet? Scuba diving, water skiing and parasailing adventures can be found near the property.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Dinosauria Park - 12 min walk
  • Cretaquarium - 18 min walk
  • Watercity Waterpark - 6 min drive
  • Labyrinth Park - 9 min drive
  • Crete Golf Club - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Heraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis) - 9 min drive


  • Onsite dining venue – Alfresco dining bar offering Greek cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare.

About this property

Erato Hotel

Eco-friendly hotel with free breakfast and restaurant
A restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge are available at this hotel. Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, a snack bar/deli, a rooftop terrace, and dry cleaning are onsite. All 31 rooms offer free WiFi, refrigerators, and LED TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find hair dryers and showers.
Erato Hotel offers 31 accommodations with hair dryers. 24-inch LED televisions come with satellite channels.
Bathrooms include showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key (nogle), a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi, Wired Internet (EUR 2 for 30 minutes)

Parking and transportation

No onsite parking available

Food and drink

Free buffet breakfast available daily 8 AM–9:30 AM
1 restaurant
1 bar

Things to do

Outdoor pool

Family friendly

Dry cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Outdoor pool
Snack bar/deli


No elevators

Guest services

Daily housekeeping
Dry cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff

Languages spoken



BBQ grill(s)
Rooftop terrace


Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
TV in lobby

Room amenities


Air conditioning (climate-controlled)


Hair dryer


24-inch LED TV
Satellite channels

Food and drink



Connecting rooms available



Check-in from 2 PM - 10 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property.
  • Airport shuttle service is available during limited hours. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 27 March 2020 to 30 April 2020 (dates subject to change).


  • No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for EUR 6.0 per stay.

Property payment types


Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1.50 per accommodation, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for wired Internet in public areas: EUR 2 (for 30 minutes, rates may vary)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 6.0 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.
Property Registration Number 1039K013A0019700

We should mention

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 500, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Property is also known as

  • Erato Chersonissos
  • Erato Hotel Chersonissos
  • Erato Hotel Gouves
  • Erato Hotel
  • Erato Gouves
  • Erato Hotel Hotel
  • Erato Hotel Gouves
  • Erato Hotel Hotel Gouves

Frequently asked questions

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Liked: Staff & service

Late Arrival Overnight Stay

Hotel ok for a quick overnight. A little tired though the staff are superb. Nice breakfast too

Stayed 1 night in May 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Nice clean friendly hotel, good home cooked food

Pre booked this hotel for one night after coming off Ferry from Santorini. Weather was terrible, ferry was late and even though we didn't get to hotel till 11pm, they kept back some Chicken Stew and potatoes for us (we had paid for the evening meal and would totally recommend taking this option). Room was clean, air con, small tv, bathroom clean, shower was good, bed was a little hard for my liking however if you have been to Greece you know this is the norm. Great price per night and could not fault the friendliness or customer service. Thanks again.

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Erato hotel

We used Erato Hotel as a stop gap bfore going on to our booking in makry giolas, the hotel staff were very good and helped us locate a nice hire car. Very accomodating place with lots of lovely eateries not far on foot

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Lovely hotel

I had a lovely time here with my boyfriend. The staff were wonderful and the food was incredible! Everything was always clean and it was a lovely hotel suitable for families. There is a bit of a walk to the beach but worth it if your looking for something a bit out the way. The bus stop to the airport and town is right outside and it's in walking distance to Crete Aquarium and Dinosauria. I would definitely recommend it to anyone. And if your stuck for things to do while your there the staff know the island well. They can advise you where to go and you can hire a car off them for a good price.


Lots of stairs but no lift.

On arrival at about 00:30 we found a note pinned to the door giving us a number to ring to be let in. Staff seemed unaware that we were travelling on a flight due in at 23:00 (and which was 30 minutes late). Our first room was disappointing, at the top of five flights of stairs and was very noisy with only one tatty bedside lamp. The only TV channels were Greek or German. There is no lift, so wheel-chair access would be out of the question. All rooms could only be accessed via stairs making it difficult even for some older people. Staff were helpful in re-locating us to a slightly more accessible room the next morning and retuning the TV to a single English channel (BBC News). Some staff were very helpful and friendly, indeed anxious to please. A noisy air-conditioning unit made sleeping difficult as the choice was either quiet but hot, or noisy but cool. Food was adequate and a good choice. Breakfast was Greek/Continental. Hospitality was geared towards German guests who were in the large majority. No problem with that but it made socialising difficult as neither of us speak much German and there seemed to be no other anglophone guests. The only car parking is on-street, which could sometimes be some distance from the hotel. The nearest beach with taverna was some 15-20 minutes walk away.

Pros: Cleanliness. Nice mature garden area.

Cons: Stairs. Owner came across as over-bearing at times.

Location: Poor. Few facilities close by.