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Erato Hotel

Gournes pediados 71500 - Heraklion - Crete, Gournes, Crete 715 00 Greece
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Certificate of Excellence


#2 of 8 hotels in Gournes
Certificate of Excellence
The Hotel Erato is built in traditional Cretan style, recently renovated and offers the Cretan hospitality and warmth, quality of service and food. Double: bathroom with shower, telephone, radio, hairdryer, Air-Condition, Sat-TV & safety-box(extra-supplement), balcony or veranda. Single: same as double but with window or terrace. Facilities-services: Restaurant, bar, pool-veranta, swimming-pool, roofgarden, playground, internet-station, table-tennis, Pets not allowed, sandy-beach in 800m, Aquarium in 500m. Credit-cards: AMEX-VISA-MASTER. Rates on halfboard basis.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Poolside bar
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Fax / photocopying
Free public parking nearby
Free internet
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Table tennis
Car hire
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Dry cleaning
Self-serve laundry
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Languages Spoken
English, French, German, Greek


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Verry nice hotel, spacious rooms, cleaning service is on point. Breakfast is simple, but deliciuos. Diner is great, great variety of food for dinner, ranging from various meats ( such as: Lamb, pork, chicken) fish and pasta. Anyone could find what they wanned to eat. Room service came everyday and cleaned our mess.... :) about room. We stayed in junioir suit. Rooms were big enough, had 4 beds so we could crash anywhere we like, small yet cosy balcony, and kitchen. We didint make any food so havent tested equipment, but it seem brand new. Whole flat looked renovated. And The bathrom was amazing! Huuuuuged shower, you could fit a whole cow inside! On checkout we left our luggage in reception and it was fine, but didint looked secured. All in all very nice place! P. S. Seaside is 10minute wallk away Hellped to rent a car for better price!
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Very nice staff, felt like I was welcomed into a family home. The location of the hotel is great, just a short walk to the sea, and when you decide to explore the island by car, as it’s situated half way across the island. So you have a choice whether you’d like to explore the East or the West covering the same distance. The rooms have everything you need from a hotel, and all the amedities are there.
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We arrived at Erato hotel around 9:55 p.m. Although it was past dinner time, they welcomed us in the kitchen and served us dinner. I have read some reviews below and someone stated that the food was repetitive. The food was fresh and cooked in their own kitchen. So that is a big plus. It was good food specially the fish, totally loved it. The rooms are clean, the towels were actually changed daily and the air conditioning was free and fully operational. We had no problem with the noise, bcz we didn't have time to stay in silence and hear what other people are doing. Some people slammed the doors sometimes, but that is not someting that the hotel is to blame for, but people's poor education. Once againg for a three stars hotel Erato is above the average. My family had to walk also to the beach, which we did daily, even twice a day. And we are talking about 64 years and 60. If walking is a problem then you can take a taxi or remain at the swimming pool. This is our forth vacation in Greece and second i Crete . You must buy the water everywhere. Also please bear in mind that only hotels of 4 and 5 stars offer reception 24/7. We didn't even powerd on the Tv, so i could not say how many or what kind of channels you get. That is not why we go in vacation. We spent the evenings on the terrace playing card or talking with the staff members. We become friends with Maria anf Yanis, and let me tell you this:Maria did her very bes trying to meet all our expectations. I have nothing but great impressions about Erato staff and Maria. We kindly recommend this hotel, and we would like to thank all of them one more time for our great time spent at their location. From Romania with love, Roxana and Daniel!
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I gave this hotel 4 stars because I want every person that reads this review to make it own opinion about it. First of all it is located in Gournes which is a sort of touristic village, but not a seaside resort. The hotel is easy to find, at the main road and close to the bus stop. However, the beach itself it's within a 15 minutes walk and when you get to the beach you will find small strips of sand but lovely waters. There are some bars near the beach as well as some local restaurants-tavernas. Secondly, this is a 3 stars hotel and offers you basic accomodation. The rooms are clean but the bathroom is rather old and sometimes it smells. For us, there was a strange drip from a ceiling ventilation opening and nothings could be done about this. It does however have a pool which is quite wide and reaches 2.6meters deep. This is a big plus. The hotel offers half board, but the food is again basic. The breakfast is not diverse. They have some cereals, sweets and different types of meat with tomatoes. The coffee is not great, but it exists. For dinner all food was home cooked. We never had grilled meat, but there was fish and some salads. They offered melon every day and some traditional sweets. Nothing fancy. What was disappointing is that you had to buy your drinks. Even water had to be bought. Also, we asked for early breakfast at 7:30 instead of 7:45 and what we got was a plate with something to make a sandwich and coffee from the night before. Everyone is indeed nice and helpful. Last but not least, the hotel is noisy. You can hear everything and if you are looking for a place where to rest, this is not it :(
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We have never encountered such a hard working and friendly team of staff. Maria and her team work tirelessly to make your stay a pleasant one. The pool is larger than it looks on the photographs. The bus stop opposite is very handy to take you into Heraklion and further afield. The Greek night on the roof terrace is a must with fabulous traditional music and dance. We were the only brits in the hotel but found the other guests friendly. The hotel was clean and although only 3 star the welcome was 5 star. If you want a small, friendly and traditional hotel this is the place to come.
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GreeceCreteHeraklion PrefectureGournes
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Frequently Asked Questions about Erato Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Erato Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos (0.5 miles), Dinosauria Park (0.6 miles), and Planet Crete (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Erato Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Erato Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Erato Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a poolside bar, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Erato Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Erato Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pepper Grill & More, Ambrosia Taverna, and Taverna Paradise.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Erato Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Erato Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Erato Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Erato Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Erato Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Erato Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Palace of Knossos (6.8 miles), Castello del Molo (Koules) (8.0 miles), and Loggia (8.1 miles).