Esperides Resort Crete, The Authentic Experience

Hersonissos , , Costa Varnali Street, Koutouloufari, Hersonissos, Crete (Show on Map)


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Info Boasting a unique location in Crete, only 800 meters above the coast of Hersonissos with its magical azure water, Esperides Resort is a 5-star hotel that offers luxury and relaxation at the same time to its guests. Enjoy exquisite culinary options, broaden your taste horizons with wine tasting and rejuvenate your body and soul with wellness techniques that can be found at the hotel's premises.
Summary of reviewsEsperides Resort Crete, The Authentic Experience is a luxurious and authentic hotel located in the quiet traditional village of Koutouloufari. The hotel offers stunning sea views from every room and is well-located for excursions. The breakfast and dinner options are exceptional with a great variety of delicious food and the staff is friendly, attentive and helpful. The rooms are spacious, impressively designed and well-maintained with comfortable beds and daily cleaning. The hotel offers an exceptional level of cleanliness and a fantastic pool area with three different pools. The hotel is highly recommended for families with children of all ages with a children's room and a small children's pool. The hotel also offers luxurious rooms and suites with private pools or jacuzzis for ultimate relaxation. Overall, Esperides Resort Crete is a top-notch luxury resort, perfect for an excellent experience on the island.
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Hotel for Honeymoon
The hotel offers a Honeymoon Suite with a private jacuzzi, veranda, stunning views and a plethora of amenities, in which guests can feel like home and spend the most romantic time together.

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The hotel setting is inspired by the ambience of a traditional village and expresses the idea of hospitality. There are gardens, a pool located at the centre of the resort like a square, a natural spa and a great selection of rooms offered for a reasonable price.

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Room Types
Luxury One Bedroom Suite with Inland View Blending traditional decoration with modern touches, this spacious air-conditioned suites features a seating area and a fridge.

Luxury One Bedroom Suite with Sea View & Private Pool Air-conditioned suite blending traditional decoration with modern touches. It offers a private pool and a seating area.

Premium Room with Sea View Traditionally decorated and fitted with modern features, this spacious, air-conditioned suite comes with sea views, while a seating area is also provided.

Platinum Two Bedroom Suite with Sea View & Private Pool Offering an outdoor jacuzzi, private pool and sea views, this traditionally decorated and spacious suite is fitted with modern features. It has air conditioning and a seating area.

Premium Room with Inland View & Private Pool Offering a private pool, this traditionally decorated and spacious suite is fitted with modern features. It has air conditioning and a seating area.

Deluxe Room Inland View Traditionally decorated and fitted with modern features, this spacious room has air conditioning.

Premium Room with Inland View Traditionally decorated and fitted with modern features, this spacious room has air conditioning and a seating area.

Premium Room with Sea View & Outdoor Jetted Tub This suite's standout features are the hot tub and spa bath. Boasting a private entrance, this air-conditioned suite includes 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom with a walk-in shower and a hairdryer. Featuring a terrace with sea views, this suite also offers soundproof walls and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. The unit has 2 beds.

Deluxe Room with Sea View This air-conditioned double room is comprised of a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a private bathroom as well as a balcony with sea views.

Luxury Two Bedroom Suite with Sea View & Outdoor Jetted Tub This suite's standout features are the hot tub and spa bath. Featuring a private entrance, this air-conditioned suite is comprised of 1 living room, 2 separate bedrooms and 1 bathroom with a walk-in shower and a hairdryer. Boasting a terrace with sea views, this suite also offers soundproof walls and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. The unit offers 4 beds.

Luxury One Bedroom Suite Split Level This suite features a dining area, electric kettle and sofa. This suite is built based on the old traditional Cretan house style, with rustic elements and respect to the Cretan architecture.

Elite Suite Open Plan with Sea View & Outdoor Jetted Tub This suite's standout features are the hot tub and spa bath. Featuring a private entrance, this air-conditioned suite consists of 1 living room, 1 separate bedroom and 1 bathroom with a walk-in shower and a hairdryer. Boasting a terrace with sea views, this suite also provides soundproof walls and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. The unit offers 2 beds.

About Esperides Resort Crete, The Authentic Experience
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9.2
Excellent
Location
The Esperides Resort Crete, The Authentic Experience hotel is situated on a hill with amazing views in the quiet traditional village of Koutouloufari. The location is perfect for walking into charming Koutouloufari with access to many tavernas, close to shops and Hersonissos. It is away from the busy coastal strip but close to many restaurants. The decor is beautiful with lovely pools and the resort is super clean, allowing guests to relax immediately. The sea views are amazing from every room and the hotel is a 20-minute drive from the airport. Although it is not close to any beach, the hotel provides free transfers and walking to the beach takes 20 minutes. The hotel is well-located for excursions and the parking is close to the hotel.

Breakfast
The breakfast at Esperides Resort Crete is a definite highlight of the stay with a great selection of different and delicious options every day. Guests praised the quality and variety of the buffet with many describing the food as exceptional and scrumptious. Despite some diners suggesting that the buffet could be given more variety, the majority were impressed by the very good food on offer. Many complimented the fresh orange juice and appreciated the different desserts available each day. Overall, the breakfast service and food were exceptional with a great mix of international and local cuisine.

Dinner
Guests rave about the dinner options at Esperides Resort Crete, The Authentic Experience. The buffet offers a great variety of delicious food with some guests even stating that it's at a restaurant quality level. The Monastery Restaurant is also highlighted as an excellent choice for dinner, offering amazing views and high-quality food. The a la carte options are also highly recommended with an Italian-Asian restaurant mentioned. However, some guests note that the buffet can be repetitive or underwhelming at times with a lack of local or fresh options. But overall, dinner is seen as a highlight of the half-board experience at the hotel.

Rooms
Experience luxury and comfort at Esperides Resort Crete, The Authentic Experience. The spacious and impressively designed rooms are a highlight of this wonderful hotel. Comfortable beds ensure a great night's sleep and the cleanliness of the rooms is impressive. Many rooms offer stunning sea views with some featuring a jacuzzi on the terrace for ultimate relaxation. The upgraded suites offer a sense of luxury with some including private pools and well-equipped kitchenettes. Daily room cleaning and amenities such as bathrobes, slippers and coffee corner enhance your stay. While some guests reported issues with room lighting and small bathrooms lacking storage space, overall, the rooms are excellent. The resort is well-maintained and children's rooms offer a private pool and large seating area. Some guests reported issues with Wi-Fi performance and safety concerns for small children. The warm welcome and service from the staff is exceptional. Overall, the rooms at Esperides are amazing and provide a wonderful base to explore the stunning island of Crete.

Beds
Esperides Resort Crete offers a high-level, well-equipped experience with comfortable beds in both of its lovely poolsides. Guests have praised the comfortable and spacious rooms with many highlighting the fantastic beds and high-quality mattresses. While some guests found the beds a little too hard or soft for their taste, there are plenty of options for lounging around the pristine poolsides on comfortable loungers. The hotel also offers outstanding facilities and a delicious breakfast to start your day. With all of its fantastic features, Esperides Resort Crete is a great choice for travelers seeking an authentic and comfortable experience.

Cleanliness
The Esperides Resort Crete offers an exceptional level of cleanliness, according to its guests. Reviews frequently mention the impeccable state of the property with some noting that the rooms are cleaned twice a day. The hotel's cleaning staff are widely praised for their efforts and guests appreciate the attention to detail that has clearly gone into maintaining the resort to such a high standard. Visitors report that the rooms and the entire complex are spotlessly clean, well-maintained and welcoming. Many also compliment the courteous and helpful staff, who go out of their way to ensure that guests have a wonderful stay. Overall, the Esperides Resort Crete is a haven of cleanliness and comfort with excellent services that cater to all guests' needs.

Staff
The staff at Esperides Resort Crete are some of the best in the world! Visitors consistently rave about the friendliness, professionalism and helpfulness of the personnel. They are described as attentive, polite, prepared and incredibly welcoming. Guests were particularly impressed with the reception team, restaurant waiters and bar staff who went above and beyond to make their stay unforgettable. Special mentions were given to Felicia, Giorgos, Maria, Steve and Wilson who stood out for their exceptional service. The cleaning staff and yoga class trainers also received high praise. The atmosphere created by the staff was described as positive and warm. Even when there were issues, the personnel were described as understanding and quick to act. The only complaints were rare and mainly focused on a few individual staff members who were not as attentive, but overall, the staff's shining reputation is the highlight of the resort.

Pool
The Esperides Resort Crete boasts a luxurious pool area with a great view over the coastline. Guests can choose from 3 different pools, one of which is heated and another has seats in the water next to a pool bar. The small heated pool is particularly useful for late season stays. The staff are friendly and attentive with many guests noting the high level of service they received. There are plenty of comfortable loungers by both pools and the private pools included in some rooms are a nice touch. Some guests mentioned that the pools were a bit cold, but this didn't stop them from lounging by the pools all day. While the upper pool may be noisy due to music in the afternoon, the lower pool is a bit more peaceful. Overall, the pool area is a fantastic place to relax and unwind during your stay at the Esperides Resort Crete.

Parking
If you're looking for a hotel in Crete with convenient parking, Esperides Resort might be the perfect choice for you. The hotel offers a parking lot for guests, just 50 meters away from the hotel. Some guests did mention that the parking was not well-indicated and that it was full upon arrival, but the staff was helpful in finding a solution. One guest even mentioned that their room key opened the gate to the parking lot, which added an extra layer of security. Additionally, there is a Europcar rental location on-site for those who need to rent a car. Guests noted that the parking was easy and that there was help available for luggage. If you need to get to the hotel reception from the parking lot, there is a golf car shuttle available. One guest did mention that they found a cheaper taxi option to the airport than the hotel's shuttle service. Overall, the parking situation at Esperides Resort seems to be a positive experience for most guests.

Family
Esperides Resort Crete is highly recommended for families with kids of all ages. The hotel offers a good facility for families with children, including a children's room with a private pool and large seating area. Guests with young babies are treated exceptionally well with lifts and ramps to all levels making moving around the hotel very easy. The hotel also offers a shuttle service to the beach. Many guests have had a perfect first family holiday with everything done for them and their baby to ensure they have an enjoyable stay. One guest describes it as one of the best experiences ever in family travels. The hotel is suitable for both couples and families, according to another guest's review. Although a few guests worry about the safety of the rooms and the hotel itself for young babies, the majority of reviews highly recommend Esperides Resort Crete, The Authentic Experience for families with little ones.

5 Star
Esperides Resort Crete is an outstanding 5-star hotel offering an authentic experience for visitors. The buffet is exceptional and the cocktail bar boasts stunning views. The facilities are modern and up to date with 5-star service in every way. Although some reviews mention the behavior of some staff needing improvement, most of the personnel are friendly and attentive. The food and service are 5-star quality. Guests can enjoy the beautiful modern infrastructure and amenities. Some visitors mention a few shortcomings such as hard beds, strong music in the evenings, no bathrobes or slippers and expensive drinks that do not match the 5-star standard. Overall, Esperides Resort Crete is a top-notch luxury resort, perfect for an excellent experience on the island.

Rooms with Jacuzzi / Hot-Tub
Located in Crete, the Esperides Resort offers an authentic experience of luxury living. Guests love the spacious verandas with jacuzzis that offer stunning views of the coastline. Some rooms come with private hot tubs and balconies, perfect for a honeymoon or a romantic escape. The spa team members, Melina, Giannis and Erini, are highly recommended for quality service. While some guests reported problems with the Jacuzzi, such as it running all day and night or being noisy and needing an upgrade, others found them to be an absolute highlight of their stay. For the ultimate luxury experience, the Elite Suite comes with a private heated pool and a Jacuzzi.

Children's Pool
If you're travelling with young children, then the Esperides Resort Crete, The Authentic Experience is definitely worth considering for your next family holiday. With a total of three wonderful swimming pools to choose from, including a heated one, you're bound to find the perfect spot to relax and soak up the sun. Families with young children will particularly enjoy the small children's pool, which is located within one of the larger pools. All of the pools are fantastic with guests commenting on how amazing they are. The hotel rooms are not always the safest for little ones, but the outdoor areas are spacious and offer plenty of room for children to run and play. All in all, a lovely stay - highly recommended for families with young children.

Private Pool
Esperides Resort Crete offers a range of luxurious rooms and suites, many of which feature private pools or jacuzzis. Guests can enjoy stunning views of the sea from their terrace or balcony while relaxing in warm, tranquil waters. The honeymoon suite is particularly popular with its private jacuzzi and sea view, but there are plenty of other options available. Families will appreciate the children's room with its own private pool and those looking for a bit more space can opt for one of the larger, more luxurious rooms. Although some reviewers noted that the private pools are not heated, the overall impression is extremely positive with many guests commenting on the beauty and privacy of their pools. Several different languages are represented among the reviewers, indicating that this resort is a popular choice for guests from around the world. Overall, Esperides Resort Crete is a fantastic destination for anyone looking for a luxurious and truly authentic vacation experience.

Outdoor Pool
If you're a fan of poolside relaxation, then Esperides Resort Crete is the place for you! With a total of three pools on-site, including one heated option for those cooler days, you'll have plenty of places to swim and sunbathe. One pool even offers in-water seating at the bar, so you can sip on your favorite cocktails while keeping cool. And for those looking for a more private experience, some rooms include their very own pool for ultimate luxury. The pools themselves are well maintained and clean, although some guests found them a bit chilly in the colder months. Overall, the pools at Esperides Resort Crete are fantastic and perfect for a lovely stay.

Honeymoon
The Esperides Resort Crete offers a wonderful and authentic experience for honeymooners. Guests can enjoy a range of facilities and amenities, including sea view suites with jacuzzis on the terrace. The honeymoon suite is highly recommended with a private and romantic feel. The staff, especially Nikos, offer excellent service and helpful tips. Many guests received an upgrade upon arrival and a welcome package with fruit and bottles of wine and champagne. The hotel's unique architecture adds to its charm and the overall experience is lovely.

Luxury
Esperides Resort Crete, The Authentic Experience is a stunning luxury resort with a unique and beautiful design that guests can't help but rave about. Guests describe their stay as a lovely and luxurious experience with well-appointed rooms that feature extras such as a coffee corner, bathrobes and slippers, as well as thoughtful touches like a bottle of wine and fruit in the room. The staff is friendly and welcoming, although a few guests note that some employees could use some additional training to live up to the hotel's five-star rating. Despite a few minor hiccups, guests describe their stay as one of the best they've ever had with a truly magnificent location and top-notch amenities that make the resort feel like a perfect luxury getaway.

Romantic
Looking for a romantic getaway? Look no further than Esperides Resort Crete, The Authentic Experience. Multiple guests have raved about the hotel's romantic offerings with one couple opting for a room with a jacuzzi on the terrace overlooking the sea, while another couldn't fault the honeymoon suite with its own jacuzzi and stunning sea views.

But it's not just couples who love this hotel - families have also given it the thumbs up for its family-friendly facilities. No matter the reason for your stay, Esperides Resort Crete has something to offer everyone.

Guests can't get enough of the hotel's warm and beautiful atmosphere, describing it as a "classy" and "lovely" place to stay. Whether you're relaxing in your jacuzzi or simply enjoying the view from your room, this hotel promises to be the perfect escape for those looking for a touch of romance.


Yes, Esperides Resort Crete, The Authentic Experience has pool(s) that belong to one or more of the following categories: Children's Pool, Private Pool, Outdoor Pool.

Yes, a spa is available at Esperides Resort Crete, The Authentic Experience.

No, Esperides Resort Crete, The Authentic Experience doesn't allow dogs.

Yes, parking facilities are available at Esperides Resort Crete, The Authentic Experience.

Yes, Esperides Resort Crete, The Authentic Experience has a gym.
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