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Erato Hotel

3.0 star property
3-star hotel in Hersonissos with outdoor pool and restaurant

7.4/10 Good

17 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting rooms available
Main Street, Kokkíni Khánion, Hersonissos, Crete, 715 00
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Internet in the lobby
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Car rentals on site
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
For families
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Crete Golf Club - 17 min drive
  • Heraklion Port - 21 min drive
  • Heraklion Archaeological Museum - 23 min drive
  • Star Beach Water Park - 17 min drive
  • Stalis Beach - 18 min drive
  • Palace of Knossos - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • Nikos Kazantzakis Airport (HER) - 14 min drive

About this property

Erato Hotel

3-star hotel by the sea
Consider a stay at Erato Hotel and take advantage of a free breakfast buffet, a rooftop terrace, and a garden. The onsite Greek cuisine restaurant features al fresco dining and light fare. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a library and dry cleaning/laundry services.
Additional perks include:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Multilingual staff, luggage storage, and a front desk safe
  • Barbecue grills and a TV in the lobby
Room features
All guestrooms at Erato Hotel feature perks such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi and safes.
More amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and hair dryers
  • 24-inch LED TVs with satellite channels
  • Refrigerators, heating, and daily housekeeping


English, French, German, Greek

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Health First (Greece)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

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 given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 31 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 8 AM–9:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • On-site car rental
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1981
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Greek

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 24-inch LED TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled) and heating
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Onsite venue - This bar specializes in Greek cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1.50 per accommodation, per night

Optional extras

  • Wired Internet access is available in public areas (wired) for EUR 2 for 30 minutes (rates may vary)
  • Safes in guestrooms can be used for EUR 2 per day

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities
  • Shuttle services

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for EUR 6.0 per stay

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Health First (Greece).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


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.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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.

Property Registration Number 1039K013A0019700

Also known as

Erato Chersonissos
Erato Hotel Chersonissos
Erato Hotel Gouves
Erato Hotel
Erato Gouves
Erato Hotel Hotel
Erato Hotel Hersonissos
Erato Hotel Hotel Hersonissos

Frequently asked questions

Does Erato Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Erato Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Erato Hotel?
As of 19 August 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Erato Hotel on 27 August 2022 start from P3,670, 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Erato Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Erato Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Erato Hotel?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Erato Hotel?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Erato Hotel.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Erato Hotel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
What is there to do at Erato Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with activities like parasailing, scuba diving, and water skiing, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Erato Hotel?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers alfresco dining and Greek cuisine. The dining venue will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Pepper (12-min walk), Ambrosia Taverna (15-min walk), and Swell Restaurant (2.1 mi).
What's the area around Erato Hotel like?
Erato Hotel is located a short 12-minute walk from Dinosauria Park.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

6/10 Good

Late Arrival Overnight Stay
Hotel ok for a quick overnight. A little tired though the staff are superb. Nice breakfast too
Barry, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very Good

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.
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10/10 Exceptional

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
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10/10 Exceptional

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.
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6/10 Good

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.
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8/10 Very Good

Good value for a sleep over
We used this hotel for a sleep over after late arrival. For that it provides good value.
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8/10 Very Good

6-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

pas terrible
hotel absolument pas insonorisé, lorsque les gens passent dans les couloirs vous avez l'impression qu'ils sont dans votre chambre..!!
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8/10 Very Good

Hôtel accueillant, à 10 mn des plages
Très bon séjour, nous avons beaucoup utilisé le bus (arrêt à proximité), confortable, accessible, pratique et facile. L'hôtel permet la location de voiture dans des conditions aisées.
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8/10 Very Good

Ruhiges, kleines Hotel
Wir haben dort 3 wunderschöne Wochen verbracht. Die Freundlichkeit der ganzen Familie - Vater, Mutter, Söhne und Enkelkinder - und vor allem von Maria, der Angestellten, und auch dem anderen Personal, ist kaum zu toppen. Alle sind stets gut gelaunt und hilfsbereit. Sonntags wird 2 Stunden (incl. Getränken) gegrillt (gegen Aufpreis), Donnerstags gibt es einen Bouzouki-Abend (gegen Aufpreis), bei dem alle Gäste beim Tanzen und allerhand Späßchen mit einbezogen werden. Das fördert natürlich auch die Kontakte zu anderen Gästen. Außerdem kann man im bzw. über das Hotel preiswerte Autos leihen. Bei Wochenbuchung kann man sogar aufteilen in 1 x 3 und 1 x 4 Tage. Das fanden wir sehr angenehm, da man dann mal eine Pause zwischendurch machen kann. Bushaltestellen liegen fast vor der Haustür. Man kann in alle Richtungen fahren bzw. in Heraklion (ca. 15 km entfernt) umsteigen).
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