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Beach nearby
Beach nearby
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool

Guest reviews

3.7 out of 5 Good
16 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Breakfast included
Air conditioning


Explore the area

Popular LocationDinosauria Park12 min walk
Popular LocationCretaquarium18 min walk
AirportHeraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis)9 min drive
Popular LocationWatercity Waterpark10 min drive

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  • Comfort Double Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds
    More detailsComfort Double Room
  • Comfort Single Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
    More detailsComfort Single Room
  • Comfort Triple Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds
    More detailsComfort Triple Room
  • Junior Suite

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Queen Bed and 2 Single Beds
    More detailsJunior Suite

About this area


Located in Gouves, Erato Hotel is near theme parks and near the beach. Star Beach Water Park is a popular area attraction and if an activity is on the agenda, Heraklion Port and Port of Hersonissos are worth checking out. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Freedom National Stadium or Theodoros Vardinogiannis Stadium. Looking to get your feet wet? Scuba diving, waterskiing and parasailing adventures can be found near the property.

Visit our Gouves travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Dinosauria Park - 12 min walk
  • Cretaquarium - 18 min walk
  • Labyrinth Park - 9 min drive
  • Watercity Waterpark - 10 min drive
  • Crete Golf Club - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Heraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis) - 9 min drive


  • Where to eat
  • On-site dining venue – Al fresco dining bar offering Greek cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and light fare.

About this property

Erato Hotel

Eco-friendly hotel with free breakfast and restaurant
A restaurant, an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge are available at this hotel. Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, a snack bar/deli, a rooftop terrace and dry cleaning are on-site. All 31 rooms offer free WiFi, fridges and LED TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find hairdryers and showers.
Erato Hotel offers 31 forms of accommodation with a hairdryer. 24-inch LED televisions come with satellite channels.

Bathrooms include a shower. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key (nogle), a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi, Wired Internet (EUR 2 (for 30 minutes)

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 8 AM–9:30 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground

Family friendly

  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Fridge
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Greek


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Rooftop terrace


  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • TV in reception

Room amenities


  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Heating


  • Hairdryer
  • Shower


  • 24-inch LED TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Connecting rooms available



Check-in between 3:00 PM and 11:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
Airport shuttle service is available during limited hours
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to get details

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are available for EUR 6.0 per stay

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1.50 per accommodation, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for wired Internet in public areas: EUR 2 (for 30 minutes, rates may vary)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 6.0 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
Property registration number 1039K013A0019700

We should mention

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 500, due to national regulations; for further details, please contact the property using the information in the booking confirmation
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Erato Chersonissos
Erato Hotel Chersonissos
Erato Hotel Gouves
Erato Hotel
Erato Gouves
Erato Hotel Hotel
Erato Hotel Gouves
Erato Hotel Hotel Gouves

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Erato Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Erato Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Erato Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Erato Hotel have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Erato Hotel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Erato Hotel?
Erato Hotel doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Erato Hotel?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Erato Hotel?
Checkout is at 11:00 AM.
Where is Erato Hotel located?
Situated by the sea, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Dinosauria Park and Cretaquarium. Gouves Beach and Ekklisia Agios Konstantinos are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Erato Hotel

16 reviews
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition
3.0 out of 5 Okay
  • Liked: Staff & service
Late Arrival Overnight Stay

Hotel ok for a quick overnight. A little tired though the staff are superb. Nice breakfast too

Stayed 1 night in May 2019
4.0 out of 5 Good
  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Nice clean friendly hotel, good home cooked food

Pre booked this hotel for one night after coming off Ferry from Santorini. Weather was terrible, ferry was late and even though we didn't get to hotel till 11pm, they kept back some Chicken Stew and potatoes for us (we had paid for the evening meal and would totally recommend taking this option). Room was clean, air con, small tv, bathroom clean, shower was good, bed was a little hard for my liking however if you have been to Greece you know this is the norm. Great price per night and could not fault the friendliness or customer service. Thanks again.

5.0 out of 5 Excellent
  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Erato hotel

We used Erato Hotel as a stop gap bfore going on to our booking in makry giolas, the hotel staff were very good and helped us locate a nice hire car. Very accomodating place with lots of lovely eateries not far on foot

5.0 out of 5 Excellent
  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Lovely hotel

I had a lovely time here with my boyfriend. The staff were wonderful and the food was incredible! Everything was always clean and it was a lovely hotel suitable for families. There is a bit of a walk to the beach but worth it if your looking for something a bit out the way. The bus stop to the airport and town is right outside and it's in walking distance to Crete Aquarium and Dinosauria. I would definitely recommend it to anyone. And if your stuck for things to do while your there the staff know the island well. They can advise you where to go and you can hire a car off them for a good price.

3.0 out of 5 Okay
Lots of stairs but no lift.

On arrival at about 00:30 we found a note pinned to the door giving us a number to ring to be let in. Staff seemed unaware that we were travelling on a flight due in at 23:00 (and which was 30 minutes late). Our first room was disappointing, at the top of five flights of stairs and was very noisy with only one tatty bedside lamp. The only TV channels were Greek or German. There is no lift, so wheel-chair access would be out of the question. All rooms could only be accessed via stairs making it difficult even for some older people. Staff were helpful in re-locating us to a slightly more accessible room the next morning and retuning the TV to a single English channel (BBC News). Some staff were very helpful and friendly, indeed anxious to please. A noisy air-conditioning unit made sleeping difficult as the choice was either quiet but hot, or noisy but cool. Food was adequate and a good choice. Breakfast was Greek/Continental. Hospitality was geared towards German guests who were in the large majority. No problem with that but it made socialising difficult as neither of us speak much German and there seemed to be no other anglophone guests. The only car parking is on-street, which could sometimes be some distance from the hotel. The nearest beach with taverna was some 15-20 minutes walk away.

Pros: Cleanliness. Nice mature garden area.

Cons: Stairs. Owner came across as over-bearing at times.

Location: Poor. Few facilities close by.