Esperides Resort Crete, The Authentic Experience

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Seasonal outdoor pool, open 9 AM to 7 PM, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Seasonal outdoor pool, open 9 AM to 7 PM, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Seasonal outdoor pool, open 9 AM to 7 PM, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Annex Luxury Split Level Suite | Terrace/patio

Overview of Esperides Resort Crete, The Authentic Experience

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Esperides Resort Crete, The Authentic Experience

5.0 star property

4.3/5 Excellent

Top rated for cleanliness (4.5/5)

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
Map
Costa Varnali street, Koutouloufari, Hersonissos, Crete Island, 70014

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationStar Beach Water Park15 min walk
  • Popular LocationAquaworld Aquarium17 min walk
  • Popular LocationSarakino11 min drive
  • AirportHeraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis)16 min drive

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About this area

Koutouloufari

Located in Hersonissos, Esperides Resort Crete, The Authentic Experience is in a rural area and near the beach. Star Beach Water Park and Crete Golf Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's popular attractions can visit Aquaworld Aquarium and Acqua Plus Water Park. Traveling with kids? Consider Dinosauria Park and Sissi Mini Golf. Discover the area's water adventures with scuba diving and snorkeling nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with mountain biking and horse riding.

What's nearby

  • Star Beach Water Park - 15 min walk
  • Aquaworld Aquarium - 17 min walk
  • Lychnostatis - 3 min drive
  • Sarakino - 11 min drive
  • Port of Hersonissos - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Nikos Kazantzakis Airport (HER) - 16 min drive

Restaurants

  • Mythos - 2 min walk
  • Nikos the Fisherman - 2 min walk
  • Pithari - 2 min walk
  • Pegasus Restaurant - 2 min walk
  • Steki Restaurant - 3 min walk

About this property

Esperides Resort Crete, The Authentic Experience

5-star luxury hotel in the mountains, rejuvenated in 2019
At Esperides Resort Crete, The Authentic Experience, you can look forward to a roundtrip airport shuttle, 2 poolside bars, and a swim-up bar. For some rest and relaxation, visit the sauna or steam room, and indulge in a manicure/pedicure, a body treatment, or a body wrap. The onsite restaurant, MAIN RESTAURANT 'NATURA', features ocean views. In addition to concerts and live shows and a terrace, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • A seasonal outdoor pool and a children's pool, with sun loungers, pool umbrellas, and a swim-up bar
  • Free self parking
  • A reception hall, a table tennis table, and a computer station
  • Tour/ticket assistance, luggage storage, and evening entertainment
  • Guest reviews speak well of the dining options, breakfast, and overall value
Room features
All 96 rooms have comforts such as premium bedding and heated floors, in addition to perks like pillow menus and laptop-friendly workspaces. Guest reviews say good things about the quiet, spacious rooms at the property.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Egyptian cotton sheets, pillowtop mattresses, and down comforters
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • 40-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels
  • Furnished balconies or patios, wardrobes/closets, and heated floors

Languages

Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Russian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Health First (Greece)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Free 24-hour offsite parking within 98 ft
  • Street parking available
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Free beach shuttle

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 2 poolside bars, 1 swim-up bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Restaurants on site

  • MAIN RESTAURANT 'NATURA'
  • Luna Rossa
  • MONASTERY GREEK EATERY
  • Asian a la carte
  • 'NEPTUNE' POOL BAR

Things to do

  • Children's pool
  • Concerts/live shows
  • Evening entertainment
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Table tennis
  • Winery release events

Family friendly

  • Children's pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • Lockers available
  • Reception hall
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • Computer station

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Outdoor entertainment area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Spa

  • 4 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Detox wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - prenatal
  • Massage - sports
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Outdoor treatment areas

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Braille signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa

More

  • Books
  • Communal living room
  • Couples dining
  • Renovated entire property - January 2019
  • Romance packages available
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Down comforter
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Pillow menu
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shampoo
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 40-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Electric kettle
  • Espresso maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony or patio

More

  • Desk
  • Desk chair
  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Heated floors
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing
  • Window screens

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Check-in

88% of travelers were happy with check-in
Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

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

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 4.00 per accommodation, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 40 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 4)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

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 may be 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
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts major credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Property Registration Number 1039K033A0034000

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 seasonal pool will be open from April to November
Pool access available from 9 AM to 7 PM
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Esperides Villas Apartment Chersonissos
Esperides Villas Chersonissos
Esperides Villas Apartment Hersonissos
Esperides Villas Apartment
Esperides Villas Hersonissos
Esperides Villas
Esperides Villas Hotel Chersonisos
Esperides Hotel Hersonissos
Esperides Villas Koutouloufari, Crete
Esperides Villas Hotel Hersonissos
Esperides Villas Hotel
Esperides Resort Hersonissos
Esperides Resort
Esperides Hersonissos
Esperides Resort Spa
Esperides Crete Resort The Authentic Experience
Esperides Resort Crete The Authentic Experience
Esperides Resort Crete, The Authentic Experience Hotel
Esperides Crete Boutique Resort The Authentic Experience
Esperides Resort Crete, The Authentic Experience Hersonissos

Frequently asked questions

Does Esperides Resort Crete, The Authentic Experience have a pool?

Yes, this property has a seasonal outdoor pool and a children's pool. Pool access is from 9 AM–7 PM.

How much does it cost to stay at Esperides Resort Crete, The Authentic Experience?

As of Sep 25, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Esperides Resort Crete, The Authentic Experience on Oct 16, 2022 start from $138.27, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Esperides Resort Crete, The Authentic Experience pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Esperides Resort Crete, The Authentic Experience?

Self parking is free at this property; nearby parking is also free.

What time is check-in at Esperides Resort Crete, The Authentic Experience?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at Esperides Resort Crete, The Authentic Experience?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability).

Does Esperides Resort Crete, The Authentic Experience provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request. A fee of EUR 40 per vehicle applies.

Where is Esperides Resort Crete, The Authentic Experience located?

This family-friendly Hersonissos hotel is located in the mountains, within 1 mi (2 km) of Star Beach Water Park, Aquaworld Aquarium, and Lychnostatis. Crete Golf Club and Acqua Plus Water Park are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Overall score and ratings

4.3

Excellent

Rating 5 - Excellent. 41 out of 71 reviews
5 - Excellent 58%
Rating 4 - Good. 19 out of 71 reviews
4 - Good 27%
Rating 3 - Okay. 5 out of 71 reviews
3 - Okay 7%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 71 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 4 out of 71 reviews
1 - Terrible 6%

4.5/5

Cleanliness

4.5/5

Staff & service

4.4/5

Amenities

4.3/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.3/5

Eco-friendliness

5/5 Excellent

Noureddine
Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Amazing friendly staff felt like family. The resort rooms are very well maintained and the cleaning is top! One of the best resort experiences.
Stayed 5 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Viviana
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Its vicinity minutes in most cases to the area’s activities and restaurants although their spreads and food choices at the resort were excellent too. The staff were excellent. Cleanliness of all areas. Lastly, the locals are just wonderful.
Stayed 6 nights in Jul 2022

4/5 Good

Bruce
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Lots of shopping and Dining close by. Staff were excellent.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Michael Lee
Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
All of the staff were extremely friendly and professional. We had half board and the food was delicious and had plenty of variety.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Happy
Stayed 7 nights in Jun 2022

2/5 Poor

IOANNIS
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Antony
Stayed 14 nights in Sep 2021

4/5 Good

sharon
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great place to stay
Very nice hotel with just a few touches that could make it so much better! Staff are incredibly friendly and helpful nothing is too much trouble - rooms under restaurant could get a little loud at times
Stayed 8 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Julio
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Julio
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021