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Hotel Ilios
Ranked #136 of 184 Hotels in Hersonissos
Reviewed June 15, 2014

My partner and i just got back from Hotel illios, well, first impression that it was a decent and fair place, small rooms and having to pay for loud air cond, the place is walking distance to beach and main shopping area that suited us. the pool was on roof top, which was lovely and clean. The maids came every day and clean the room and fresh towels everyday and made beds, but the sheets on the bed was changed once, has i spilt make-up on the bed by mistake and the stain was still there after the maids made the bed. Disappointment was there was no bar on the ground floor and only bar was at the roof top which opened at 10 am and closed at 7pm. We had booked A1 and found that breakfast was self service which is expected, but lunch and evening meal was brought to your table, we end up having a guessing game on what they was going to serve us has we had no idea, you either ate it or fill yourself up on the salad bar. no choice at all. Then you had to ask every time you wanted a drink on the reception or the waiters(No bar to go to) Overall the same comments from others that have stayed in this hotel, staff was friendly enough and the lady behind the reception with blonde hair was brillant, our return coach was over half and hour late picking us, and she rang for us and got us out transfer to the aiport, i dread to think if she hadnt, the driver had forgotten about us!!! the last day we went to a small resturant and was served execellent food, always have gone A1 and enjoyed it, this time it was bad. I would say though that Crete is a lovley place, but they not keen on the english and cater for Russian. Never have i seen more shops that sell fur coats!!!

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

we have just returned from the ilios and total agree with what shel83 post on here. food ok but no choice, very clean hotel, and yes it did need a bar area so more people could interact with each other. we were told we were the only brits in hotel but found another couple after 2 days there but they were due to go home the day after. but plenty of dutch people will talk to you. we have been going to crere for eleven year omg never seen so many fur shops. I,m afraid to say we found crete turning into a very Russian based holiday. and got to admit very rude people. worst than any other race I have met. but good side all staff very nice

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank lynette61_12
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Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

This was a last minute holiday planned with a tight budget. The hotel was very clean with rooms big enough for what we needed...who spends their holiday in a room anyway?! The staff were excellent..couldn't do enough, especially Nikolas at the pool bar. The rooftop pool was so clean and tranquil with gorgeous views. The hotel was near enough to the front and town centre but quiet too. The only small downsides were the food ( you didn't get a choice unless you told them you didn't like it) although there was plenty of fresh salad at the salad bar and the meals which we did have were hot and freshly cooked. Also it would have been nice if there was a bar. We were staying AI and we had to go to reception for drinks once the waiters had finished dinner service. If there had been a bar I think people would have socialised more rather than playing on their phones. The room could have done with a fridge too. Yes you can hire one but I think AI should have one anyway. There was a happy hour when AI finished at 10 til 12 and drinks were very cheap. Overall we had an excellent holiday but would probably not go back due to the food situation. Great break on a small budget though.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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2  Thank shel83
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

The only positive point of the hotel is ths rooftop Swimming Pool. And Nice and discrete personnel. Further on Rooms are medieval, shower didn't work as supposed to and there was no warm wather. You pay 7€ for 1 night airco and it works only 1 hour. Very Noisy. Situated on the main road of Chersonnisos, very bussy noise day & Night.
I do not advise to go with children

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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5  Thank Mke1966
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

My wife and I stayed here this past July and found the place wonderful. Not far from the beach and attractions. The staff were really friendly and outgoing and the food was suburb, prepared by the owner. I would highly recommend Ilios to anyone, unless you want the big "party" hotel. Ilios is a more low key place but still, walking distance to the clubs, beaches (not Star Beach) and other attractions.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Pete S
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Reviewed September 21, 2011

I spend one week with my wife and our two kids at Helios hotel. I must say that I was very impressed with the service and the food. My kids enjoyed the pool on the roof and my wife due to the location had access to all the stores and restaurants in Hersonissos which were at a walking distance. The Beach was only 5 minutes walk. The people were vey frendly and the rooms clean with all the required services. Great choice at a great price.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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5  Thank Linaki_11
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  • Stayed: July 2017, traveled solo
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Address: 2 Omirou St., Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Hersonissos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#48 On the Beach Hotel in Hersonissos
Price Range: $33 - $73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ilios 3*
Number of rooms: 73
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