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193, El.Venizelou Street, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14 Greece
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 06/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#31 of 188 hotels in Hersonissos
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At a distance of just half an hour from the Heraklion,at the outsckirts of Hersonissos Silva Beach Hotel operates as an all-inclusive resort hotel, where one can choose from a plethora of activities or if otherwise inclined just relax on the beach or around the pool. The Hotel was renovated during winter 2010.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Tennis court
Airport transportation
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Billiards
Darts
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Car hire
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Spa
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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Mid-range
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, German and 2 more

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Grade: 79 out of 100
28Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
5Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Adina wrote a review Jul 2020
Zalau, Romania10 contributions3 helpful votes
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We really enjoyed our vacation at this hotel. Was really nice to see such hard working people doing their best to keep everyone happy and safe. Everyone was wearing masks or face shields. The hotel is beautiful, in a greek rustic way. The food was great and I recommend this place with all my heart. You will definitely enjoy being there.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Don D wrote a review Jan 2020
Winnipeg, Canada137 contributions32 helpful votes
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This hotel was part of out Island Hopper vacation package and did not dissapoint. It had 2 fantastic pools, one at the waterfront/boardwalk and the further in to block the wind. It was unusually windy while we were there and the Sea was to rough to swim in and even the ferries were cancelled for a couple days. You have to decide if you want an all-inclusive because along the boardwalk and the street in front there were many local restaurants that looked very good but since we were at the all inclusive we took a pass. That being said the buffet was outstanding for all meals and there was an off site a la cart Restaurant for the supper meal. The hotel is frequedted by European Travellers so you may have several different languages around you. The did have smaller scale evening shows and the all-inclusive drinks, that had type limits, ends at 11 PM.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Tony154995 wrote a review Dec 2019
Calgary, Canada43 contributions10 helpful votes
In my previous review I was a bit critical about this resort hotel but after staying there for almost a week I want to post a new review. My overall review is now very positive! The hotel is situated right on the sea and also has two swimming pools. It is an all-inclusive resort and the buffet meals are superb. You can also get meals between meals at a bbq that is open for a few hours every day and Damian and Maria will come around the pool with fresh watermelon! In the evening there was live entertainment alongside the larger of the two pools. The manager of the hotel - Spilios Vlachoulis - went out of his way to see that we were well taken care of; he even gave us each a packed lunch on the day we left the island. Special shout out to Damian and Maria: we could not have asked for better service! I would definitely stay at this hotel the next time I am back in Crete.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Sandra P wrote a review Dec 2019
London, United Kingdom5 contributions3 helpful votes
My husband, 16 year old son & I stayed here during Oct half term. The staff were helpful & friendly, accommodation& resort were spotless. Food was excellent and more than anyone could possibly consume! Being so late in the season, the resort was only half full so we had a choice of loungers around the pool and no trouble getting a table at mealtimes, I’m not sure that would be the case if it were full, but that would be the same in any large all inclusive resort. Hersonissos itself is a lively resort but family friendly and once you step inside the hotel the busyness of the street disappears so best of both worlds.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from Spilios V, Διευθυντής at Silva Beach
Responded Dec 12, 2019
Dear valuable guest, Thank you for the lovely comments and useful information. Let us assure you that during the peak season,the comfort of finding loungers around the pools and the beaches as well as table in the hotel's dining areas, is pretty much the same. We look forward to welcome you again soon in the SILVA BEACH HOTEL. Sincerely, Spilios Vlachoulis Manager
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EM1Scotland wrote a review Nov 2019
Glasgow, United Kingdom617 contributions270 helpful votes
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From the first moment you walk off the busy main street, through the modern entrance into the spacious and minimalist reception area, arriving at Silva beach is a joy. Check in here is just so easy and the lovely Vangelis (night manager) is always there with a friendly welcoming smile on his face… he is a sweetheart. It makes it easier if you have your hotel voucher, passports and tourist tax to hand -then check in is completed in minutes. (The tourist tax for the Silva beach is 3 euro per night per room - I tend to keep the voucher & tourist tax in a wallet - all ready to hand over upon arrival. Vangelis will have a little gold band on your wrist in no time and you’ll be on your way to your room – usually assisted by the Michalis… (Night security) - such a big cuddly bear of a man and along with Vangelis, they are the perfect welcoming committee to the Silva beach. It’s like a little step back in time- you feel as if you are in an old Cretan style village… little cobbled winding alleyways, luscious fruit trees overhead and pastel coloured buildings and lovely tranquil ambience that would be hard to replicate anywhere else and it just draws you in - it just feels so welcoming. If you arrive, like us, on a late-night flight then the Silva beach provides a cold plate in your room- usually consisting of cold meats, cheese, dolmades, mixed leaves, tomatoes, cucumber along with fresh bread and butter and some bottled water… (look in your little room fridge which is usually concealed inside on the floor cabinets.) The fridges are not massive but certainly big enough to store some bottles of water/ juice etc, medication or baby foods. A kettle is supplied but not cups- although we usually bring our own coffee/tea/ sweeteners/whitener etc for the room and buy a couple of mugs from the supermarket across from the hotel- cost 1 or 2 euros. We like an early morning coffee and I am usually up and about before the restaurant opens but if you are happy to wait, then the coffee in the restaurant is ok and there is a good selection of teas available as well or there is a coffee island across the road from the hotel that sells really good coffee to go (as good as Costa etc at home) When you check in you will be given a little wallet with your electronic door cards and vouchers for pool towels, just take these vouchers to the spa, (2nd alleyway down from reception) and they will exchange them for your pool towels. This is great as it saves loads of space in your luggage and when it time to go home … just return the towels to the spa, collect the vouchers and hand these into reception along with your room keys when you are leaving. Towels can be exchanged twice at week at the beach bar area. Breakfast is served buffet style in the Minoan restaurant……this located just below the main pool bar. If you’re not sure where to go just head to down to the main pool - there is a path that leads down the left hand side of the pool that takes you there as do the stairs next to the main bar (guest toilets are located to the right of the restaurant – very clean and constantly replenished with supplies) The Minoan restaurant is bright, clean and spacious - there is no need to rush to be first there as the food is fresh, well cooked and constantly replenished - it never gets time to go cold or run out and there is a great choice of foods available. The restaurant is overseen by the loveliest manager (Lefteris) he is such a kind person and we absolutely adore him. Nothing is ever a problem and he goes the extra mile to make sure guests are happy and well cared for .. so if you have any dietary issues then he’s your guy… just speak to him and he & the chef will sort it. As well as the numerous types of breads/ rolls/ pastries etc on offer there are numerous hot food items – eggs, bacon, sausages, beans etc as well as cereals/ yogurts/ preserves & fresh fruits. There is also a hot service bar.. making fresh pancakes and Greek pastries – usually served with delicious Cretan honey. If you miss breakfast or are peckish before lunch then head to the beach bar area between 11- 12noon, where there is a lovely beach BBQ available which serves burgers, grilled chicken, hot dogs etc… the food available here is so fresh and it smells delicious - it is very popular. (It is the cleanest BBQ we have ever seen….it literally sparkles in the wonderful Greek sunshine) Lunch is again served buffet style in the Minoan restaurant and offers an excellent selection of pastas, pizzas, little Greek pies, fish and chicken dishes as well as desserts, ice-creams and fresh fruits. It would be nearly impossible to leave hungry and again, the food is constantly refreshed and replenished. The hot serve counter usually offers some lovely seafood pasta dishes/ grilled fish or some Greek style kebabs etc well as all the amazing buffet foods… all served hot and freshly cooked. If you are going out for the day, a packed lunch can be ordered the day before. Just after 4pm - the main pool bar has another snack area… usually serving filled rolls/sandwiches as well as cake and 3 or 4 hot savoury items .. again, this is always popular and will certainly keep you full until dinner. Dinner gives guest quite a few choices… There is the always delicious and popular Minoan buffet and located in the far-left hand side as you enter is the small Asian Corner- which serves some lovely oriental dishes. You can go between both and enjoy the best of both worlds. There is also the very good al a carte restaurants available as part of the all-inclusive package - the “Prime” which is a burger restaurant and located next to the main bar and offers lovely views over the sea……the perfect place to watch the sunset and the hotels off site Italian restaurant “La Strada” both of which are extremely popular. You can visit them once a week but you must book in advance, so I would advise of want a reservation for a special date/ occasion then I would book as soon as you arrive. Our personal favourite is La Strada – it has a wonderful menu and the food is so fresh and beautifully cooked. It is understandable why it is such a favourite with guests. After our many visits to the Silva beach -my husband now considers himself a bit of connoisseur in the field of local beer and says that the beer here at the Silva beach is good. The local spirits served are fine, especially if you are having it with a mixer and the I find the red wine to be nice. You can also indulge in selection of cocktails as part of your all-inclusive package - not always the case with some hotels, so that’s an added bonus. (Like premium brand spirits, there are some cocktails which incur a charge - payable when ordering) The bars also serve soft drinks/mocktails as well as a decent coffee (again there are some speciality ones that are chargeable) There are 3 bars at Silva beach and each has their own unique atmosphere. The beach bar is a little hut behind the Minoan restaurant and caters to the beach and lower pool and as you would expect, it’s very relaxed and laid back…cool drinks/ ice- creams and mellow music to help you pass a few hours enjoying the sun and sea air. The largest of the 3 is the main pool bar and is always well patronised in the evening… the staff here are so good, friendly, chatty and very funny. Just arrived? Well, just give it an hour and these guys will remember not just your name and where you’re from but also your drinks order, your favourite sport team and even where your granny was born and there is a pretty good chance they’ll still remember if come back the following year. This bar is where the evening entertainment is- usually starts around 9 pm and it varies night to night. From local singers (some of which are very good) to the 80/90’s style disco night and the always popular Greek dancing (on Saturday) where the audience often get involved, especially if they have been indulging in the local raki and ouzo……which is always a possibility as this is also the gorgeous Greek buffet night in the Minoan restaurant. The entertainment here is quite lowkey and relaxed, just like the Silva beach itself. The 3rd bar is very laid back and relaxed… quieter and more subdued than the main bar and is located next to main reception. The music is mellow and middle of the road and is usually staffed by most nights by Kostas …. a lovely man with a wicked sense of humour. There is also the lovely spa which I love .. it’s always one of the first tings I book when we arrive. The staff are so sweet and they give a great massage. It is just down from reception and you enter though a lovely little stone archway - very goblin-like. It is lovely inside- spotlessly clean spacious and very well maintained (it smells wonderful!! ) and they offer great treatments at a reasonable cost for a hotel…(make sure you use the voucher from the hotel welcome pack. it gets you more bang for your buck – especially if you book one of the multi treatment package deals on offer) and they often have special offers advertised on the little notice board outside the door of the spa - so it’s worth a look. The Silva Beach is such a lovely hotel and in a great location. The entrance opens on to the hustle and bustle of the main road, filled with bars, restaurants and shops. You can take the local bus for a few euros and some of the nearby villages or walk to Star beach which offers water slides/ banana boat rides /para-gliding etc if that your thing or you have kids with you. The little road train stops right out the hotel and does tours into the mountain villages as well the coastal areas and Knossos place is easy to reach from here as well. The busy marina area with its lively bars/ lovely fish restaurants and some nightclubs is only a leisurely 15/20 min walk along the beach road from the hotel. The Silva beach is the loveliest hotel but what makes it really special is the fantastic staff - the staff here are so genuinely friendly and welcoming, we have made some lovely friends here and it is always a joy to see them again. They smile a lot, offer to help at every opportunity and go out of their way to make sure your holiday is a great one. I’ve had gardeners offer to carry a heavy bag to our room, waiting staff bringing coffee and snacks without being asked and even the bar staff phoning everywhere imaginable when I left my sunglasses somewhere. They just go above and beyond …. From the lovely Eleni who clears the pool area every morning to the Stellios- the luggage porter who never stops, he is a 1000 miles an hour when going slow, then there are the amazing waiting staff in the restaurants and the unseen heroes in the kitchens who prepare and serve amazing food to satisfy the tastes of the very International clientele. The reception staff, including the lovely and very pretty Eleni, who is just so nice. She has the patience of a saint and believe me I’ve heard some of guests at reception and they would try the anyone’s patience. This lady is a star!! It takes really special people to be able to make everything look so relaxed and easy, but they manage it day after day, from the start of the season right through to the very last day and the last guests leave. The management at Silva Beach are doing a great job, year on year this lovely multi award winning hotel just keeps getting better . Every time we go there are more awards lining the walls at reception ..Well done Mrs Zervou and our favourite general manager Mr Vlachoulis… we can’t wait to return again in May 2020.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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$100 - $270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
aquis silva beach hotel chersonisos, aquis silva beach hersonissos, aquis silva beach hotel hersonissos, silva maris
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Aquis Silva Beach
LOCATION
GreeceCreteHeraklion PrefectureHersonissos
NUMBER OF ROOMS
312
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Frequently Asked Questions about Silva Beach
Which popular attractions are close to Silva Beach?
Nearby attractions include Idolio (0.2 miles), Saloon (0.09 miles), and Back to Nature (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Silva Beach?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Silva Beach?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Silva Beach?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Silva Beach?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Silva Beach?
Conveniently located restaurants include Karavi Cafe Bar Restaurant, Coffee Island, and The Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Silva Beach?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Silva Beach have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Silva Beach offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Silva Beach?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Silva Beach?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Silva Beach?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Megali Vrisi (Great Fountain) (6.7 miles).