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Erato Hotel

Main Street, Gournes, Crete 715 00 Greece
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#2 of 8 hotels in Gournes
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The Hotel Erato is situated in Gournes Pediado’s, just 15 km east of Heraklion-Crete. It is built in traditional Cretan style and it is in 2020 renovated. The hotel offers not only Cretan hospitality and warmth but also very good quality of service, can provide people who seek for quietness and serenity a unique experience. The number of repeaters of the hotel and friends of the family is the proof of the success of the host family. Because of its general location Erato hotel gives its guests the possibility to reach all destinations very easy and quickly. Only 500 m away from the hotel is the D. E. K. K. (International Exhibition Center of Crete) situated due to which the hotel remains open during the wintertime, as well as the biggest Aquarium of the Balkans. Moreover, the hotel is situated only a few meters away from the Village Center, where there are cafes, bars, tavernas, restaurants and shops. If you are looking for more fun, Chersonissos, which is a town with numerous bars and discos, is only 10 minutes drive from the hotel. There is regular bus service to Chersonissos, Agios Nikolaos and Heraklion. Operation Period: April + October and during operation of the International Exhibition Center Accommodation Type: bed & breakfast, half board Check in 15:00 pm – Check out 11:00 am Service: Buttet or set menu depending the occupancy (due to covid19) Reception: Check in 15:00 – Check out 11:00
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Poolside bar
Bicycle rental
Car hire
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Flatscreen TV
Clothes rack
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, German and 1 more
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Dovydas wrote a review 22 Jul
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stayed for the week, enjoyed every minute of it. we were studient traveling friends so it was a perfect fot for us, tasted some good greek food and enjoyed the balcony with a bottle of wine. and the Maria is the best manager/vibe lifter, greetings!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Zellner A wrote a review 18 Jul
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My trip was with my husband and godparents and was the first time when we visit Creta.Hotel was very good, cleaning in the room was done daily, great people , good food.Beach was close and the sea was magical. We rent a car from the hotel, good price, and visit a lot of beaches . I appreciate the local food and the staff from the hotel where very nice and friendly . Recommend!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Handro D wrote a review 18 Jul
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We spend a week on this hotel in July . The staff is so friendly , smiling on the entry and at the Exit . Good , fresh and tasty food . Good prices and some great people ho wait for new people every day . I reccomend this place !!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Masha M wrote a review 10 Jul
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Lovely family hotel with delicious food and friendly atmosphere. We came with a child, she enjoys the swimming pool and ice cream. We have HB e.g. breakfasts and dinners included but also stay in the hotel for lunches, the food is great here. The is hotel located 20 mins walk from the beach and is perfectly good to take a car and travel around island. Also it is walking distance from aquarium and dinosaurs park. The bus stops are 10 meters away in each direction west and east. The hotel is quiet and cozy, highly recommended
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
BLESSY T wrote a review May 2020
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The staff was very nice and the whole area was very quiet and pleasant. The walk t the nearest beach was about 20mins, but we were able to hire out bikes. The hotel staff helped us with this. The breakfast was included and was good with a range of Greek-style foods available. The location, however, is quite far from the town centre of Heraklion, hence we had to take a bus there. The bus journey took about 30 to 40mins. But the bus fare was very cheap.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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US$52 - US$107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
GreeceCreteHeraklion PrefectureGournes
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Frequently Asked Questions about Erato Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Erato Hotel?
Nearby attractions include CRETAquarium (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.
Are any cleaning services offered at Erato Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Erato Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Russian, and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Erato Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Palace of Knossos (6.8 miles), Castello del Molo (Koules) (8.0 miles), and Loggia (8.1 miles).