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Aldemar Royal Villas
Reviewed May 10, 2012

We have just returned from our honeymoon we had a fabulous time. The staff, accomadation, food, drink and entertainment were outstanding. The animation team were very pleasant and enthusiastic loads of activities to keep you entertained. We felt we were in paradise. I would recommend staying here because you will never forget this stay. Crete is paradise. Thanks again from the Irish couple.

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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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krv_9, General Manager at Aldemar Royal Villas, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2012

Our dearest and valuable Guests,

We would like to thank you for taking the time to post these comments from your experience in our hotel Aldemar Knossos Royal & Royal Villas 5*.

Your support gives us the strength to continue our efforts towards guest’s satisfaction as well as the motivation to come up with new creative ideas.
Warm and sunny days are ahead and we look forward to welcoming you to our hotel once again.

Let us offer you additional and exciting experiences in the Aldemar tradition, with authentic hospitality and memorable moments – something we have provided travelers with for more than twenty years.

Sincerely yours,
Michael Gasparis
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Reviewed October 8, 2011

service great
food the best
spa really relaxing experience
enviromnent divine

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank m m
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krv_9, General Manager at Aldemar Royal Villas, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2011

Our dearest and valuable Guests,

We would like to thank you for taking the time to post these comments from your experience in our hotel Aldemar Knossos Royal & Royal Villas 5*.

Your support gives us the strength to continue our efforts towards guest’s satisfaction as well as the motivation to come up with new creative ideas.
Warm and sunny days are ahead and we look forward to welcoming you to our hotel once again.

Let us offer you additional and exciting experiences in the Aldemar tradition, with authentic hospitality and memorable moments – something we have provided travelers with for more than twenty years.

Sincerely yours,
Michael Gasparis
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Reviewed August 15, 2011

When we arrived to the airport the hotel driver was waiting for us, so everything was quick. We nearly didnt need to go to the reception, se we just went to our suite. That was well nice, but still there was a coffee machine, three flat-screen TVs and smaller balcony.

Then there is a big problem with swimming in the sea. Because here you have a lot of waves, and that means a red flag which means swimming prohibited.
So ok we can swim at the pool, but beware" If you have cutted yourself then you wont be saved in the pool, because it contais salt water.

The breakfast are fine, not realy good scrambled eggs or bacon, but that is ok...
The dinners at main restaurant are good, There is a lot of vegetables, and pieces of meat, some pasta and some sauces. You know, it is ok, but nothing special.

But the sleeping in this hotel i found pretty difficult, beacuse there is music playing till one hour at the mornig and the beds arent comfy either. So we had some dificulties with sleeping.

Then there is briliant stuff for kids like water slide, gaming room, evening show, playground or the kids restaurant.

If you like to jog, here you can! The are of the hotel is big, and there is small garden where you can exercise, True those things on the garden are bit dirty, so dont wear white track suite when working out.

Yeah by the way be carefull in the may restaurant. There is very slippery floor, so be carefull!

Enjoy your holiday!

Traveled with wife and teen daughter.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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4  Thank Jakub D
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krv_9, General Manager at Aldemar Royal Villas, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2011

Our dearest and valuable Guests,

We would like to thank you for taking the time to post these comments for your experience in our hotel Aldemar Knossos Royal & Royal Villas 5*.

Your support gives us the strength to continue our efforts towards guest’s satisfaction while at the same time your comments and marks are being taken seriously under consideration, promoting the amelioration of our services.

Warm and sunny days are ahead and we look forward to welcoming you to our hotel once again.

Let us offer you additional and exciting experiences in the Aldemar tradition, with authentic hospitality and memorable moments – something we have provided travelers with for more than twenty years.

Sincerely yours,

Michael Gasparis
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Reviewed June 12, 2011

We decided we would take our grandchildren aged 11 and 15 years on holiday to Crete and chose the Knossos Royal Village complex as it seemed good value. On arrival we found we were upgraded to the Royal Villas which was a pleasant suprise, these villas have their own pool shared with a couple of other villas. These villas even had a stretch of private beach, although this is fine shingle not sand but is well furnished with appropriate sun loungers and is pristine. The staff are very pleasant helpful people and nothing seemed any trouble to them, they even rearranged the furniture in the childrens room for us to give them more space. Special mention here of Antigoni on reception and Fani, Christian and Maria in the buffet restaurant, they are good fun. The complex is very suited to family holidays and is overall very well kept. The only very minor criticism I would have is the food in the buffet, although really well cooked and presented is a little unimaginitive, the food in the speciality restaurants however, is amazing and the salmon dish was the best salmon I had ever tasted, top marks to the chef!! Well done all of them we had a really great holiday, the children thought it was awesome.

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  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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krv_9, General Manager at Aldemar Royal Villas, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2011

Our dearest and valuable Guests,

We would like to thank you for taking the time to post these comments from your experience in our hotel Aldemar Knossos Royal & Royal Villas 5*.

Your support gives us the strength to continue our efforts towards guest’s satisfaction as well as the motivation to come up with new creative ideas.
Warm and sunny days are ahead and we look forward to welcoming you to our hotel once again.

Let us offer you additional and exciting experiences in the Aldemar tradition, with authentic hospitality and memorable moments – something we have provided travelers with for more than twenty years.

Sincerely yours,
Michael Gasparis
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed June 5, 2011

Dear friends!

I am writing you on the request of the administration of the hotel “Aldemar Knossos Royal and Royal Villas” on the island Crete, Greece. I had a rest with my family in this hotel in the midst of May this year. My impression of this one week rest in this hotel is unforgettable. The hotel is situated on the shore of the sea with a marvelous small pebbles beach. On the beach there are comfortable coaches, towels are hired out.
The territory of the hotel is very large and green. There are many palms and other different bushes. All the territory is covered with thin slabs that’s why it is very pleasant to walk. There are many beautiful swimming pools with the sea and fresh water. Many bars with coctails, wine, beer, cold and hot snacks. I had a rest in accordance with the programme “all inclusive”, thus everything was free of charge and in unlimited quantity. There are tennis courts and tables for ping-pong. Several good souvenir shops, hair-dressing saloon. There are specially equipped premises for conducting symposiums and seminars.
Meals are served three times a day. It’s a Swedish table. The meals are marvelous – great variety and very tasty. Besides, there are wines, beer, fruit water, juices, deserts. Apart from the main restaurants where the food is payed off beforehand at home there are restaurants where you can order dinner or supper for cash.
The rooms in the hotel are very comfortable and beautiful. In my room there was a double bed, a sofa, an arm-chair, a cheval-glass, a large wardrobe, a TV-set, two night-tables, a telephone and a large bath-room with all articles. The room looked out the verandah and there were three arm-chairs and a table there.
In the evenings a special animation group organizes concerts (very professionally) quizzes, dances. The same group conducts recreational measures in swimming pools in day time.
I had much fun in this hotel. I liked my rest very much. I advise you to visit this paradise place and enjoy the life there.
My best regards and wishes to you
Tatiana from Moscow

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled on business
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Thank SmolTL
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krv_9, General Manager at Aldemar Royal Villas, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2011

Our dearest and valuable Guests,

We would like to thank you for taking the time to post these comments from your experience in our hotel Aldemar Knossos Royal & Royal Villas 5*.

Your support gives us the strength to continue our efforts towards guest’s satisfaction as well as the motivation to come up with new creative ideas.
Warm and sunny days are ahead and we look forward to welcoming you to our hotel once again.

Let us offer you additional and exciting experiences in the Aldemar tradition, with authentic hospitality and memorable moments – something we have provided travelers with for more than twenty years.

Sincerely yours,
Michael Gasparis
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed September 1, 2010

My husband and I and two small children aged 5 and 3 have just returned from a weeks stay in the Royal Villas. The complex was amazing. We stayed on an all inclusive basis and the food was just wonderful. so much choice every meal time and child friendly. Our villa was perfectly clean and the surrounding areas around the hotel well maintained. We just loved 'The Animation Team' - so full of energy and very very friendly. Our boys loved the Mini Club (so did we - we took it in turns to stay) The care and facilities were outstanding. The mini disco on an evening was the perfect end to every perfect day. The only thing that did cause problems with the children was the salt water pools - however a quick purchase of swimming goggles soon sorted that. We are recommending this to all our friends and family and can't wait to return soon.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with family
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Thank Crook_10
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krv_9, General Manager at Aldemar Royal Villas, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2011

Our dearest and valuable Guests,

We would like to thank you for taking the time to post these comments from your experience in our hotel Aldemar Knossos Royal & Royal Villas 5*.

Your support gives us the strength to continue our efforts towards guest’s satisfaction as well as the motivation to come up with new creative ideas.
Warm and sunny days are ahead and we look forward to welcoming you to our hotel once again.

Let us offer you additional and exciting experiences in the Aldemar tradition, with authentic hospitality and memorable moments – something we have provided travelers with for more than twenty years.

Sincerely yours,
Michael Gasparis
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed August 3, 2010

Whilst this hotel complex was beautiful it was enhanced by the superb staff on the animation team who were not only talented and friendly, but made you feel like a special guest on holiday. No one was left out and they took time to cater for your needs and include everyone in their fun and activities. Well done to them and thank you for a lovely holiday to all the staff at the hotel

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with family
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Thank KarenMelZoe
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Address: Limenas Hersonissou, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
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Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Hersonissos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #14 of 122 Specialty Lodging in Hersonissos
Price Range: $157 - $3,183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Aldemar Royal Villas 5*
Number of rooms: 392
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