We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Heracles Pension
Nearby Hotels
Atrium Ambiance Hotel(Rethymnon)(Great Value!)
US$114
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
Grecotel Plaza Spa Apartments(Rethymnon)(Great Value!)
US$110
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$104
Hotels.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
Bio Suites Hotel(Rethymnon)(Great Value!)
US$87
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$81
Expedia.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
Avli Lounge Apartments(Rethymnon)(Great Value!)
US$192
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$159
Expedia.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Breakfast included
Achillion Palace(Rethymnon)(Great Value!)
US$80
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$69
Travelocity
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Breakfast included
Palazzino di Corina(Rethymnon)(Great Value!)
US$109
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$102
Expedia.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
US$332
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$308
Expedia.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Grand Leoniki Residence(Platanias)(Great Value!)
US$31
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$27
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
US$155
Expedia.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
Casa Moazzo Suites & Apartments(Rethymnon)(Great Value!)
US$120
Cancelon
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
Reviews (27)
Filter reviews
27 results
Traveller rating
20
5
1
1
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
20
5
1
1
0
See what travellers are saying:
FilterAll languages
Updating list...
15 - 20 of 27 reviews
Reviewed 4 October 2010

I think my tastes run more rustic than the other reviewers, in that I did not at all like Spilli as a town. The first thing is saw as i got out of my car was a cat whose tail looked like it had been freshly cut off. Then after checking in with the LOVELY Heracles, I went for a walk and for the only time in two weeks in Crete felt vibed out by some locals. I then saw a group of teenage boys bundling into a car who looked like they were up to no good. All highly subjective , i realize.

The other thing is i found it too touristy for my taste, even after the tour buses leave there are still all the shops selling meaningless trinkets and stuff. For the hiking, i preferred to get further up in to the mountains, but i imagine had i stayed longer, and were it spring time, Mr. H. could be a good resource.

Finally, the rooms are close to the main road, so you hear the vehicles. If you are looking for total mountain quiet, this is not the place.

Having said all that, the rooms were lovely spic and span and Mr. H was very nice, though he twice accidently forget to give me the Rough Guide discount, so if you want it remind him when you are paying. As i said in a prev post, the first CAFE on the right, entering town, that also sells baklava and biscuits, makes the most bang up Cappucino and Espresso and Greek coffee in Crete. Guy has a fancy german machina he knows how to use. And the bank manager of the bank on the east side of the road grew up in the states so he speaks English if you need that.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Kanadukathan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 September 2010

The rooms are clean and spacious, equipped with a fridge (and TV if you want one!)
Heracles is a lovely host. The village was lovely for an evening, with a few bars and tavernas, with a friendly laid back atmosphere. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Rln72
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 May 2009

This is a delightful hotel in an incredible area of Crete. Speli is a lovely small town on the edge of the Amari Valley. The owner , Heracles, is a caring and warm man who knows the greatest bird and flower hikes in the area. He brings out a map at breakfast and show shows us the way. We couldn't find the way through a fence, came back, and he immediately got in his car to show us! The rest of the staff were delightful and helpful. Excellent place to stay in Crete.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
5  Thank Dr.Noir
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 September 2008

We stayed here for a night in September and it was lovely. Very clean spacious room with air con included for 40Euros for two adults (didn't charge extra for larger room as was only one left) and nice balcony with seats etc looking towards main church and mountain and fridge in room. There were flyscreens and shutters so it was quiet and cool in room even without aircon. Bathroom was a little basic as are most Greek places with a mixer shower attachment as the shower. The sheets were very soft and I would have liked to bring the comfy pillows home with me!

Heracles is very friendly and made me fresh orange juice for breakfast. He also sells some local homemade products from the pension and his family run a shop on the main road but there is no pressure to buy anything.

He also showed us on the map some great places to go.

The other guests spoke highly of him. The place is quite small and doesn't have a pool or many facilities but he tells you places to eat etc...

Unbeatable hospitality and would have liked to stay here the entire trip. Spili itself is a quiet town and once the tourist buses leave is pleasant. You can drink the water from the Lion fountain and lots of walks etc in local area. Wonderful way to see the fast disappearing Cretan way of life.

Would need a car really considering mountain town location.

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check-in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank pomcycle
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 September 2017
Google Translation

Stayed: August 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
View more reviews