Aldemar Knossos Royal

5.0 star property
Hersonissos beachfront hotel with 5 restaurants, spa

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Aldemar Knossos Royal

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Indoor pool, 2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Front of property – evening/night
Double Bungalow Garden View
5 restaurants, breakfast served
Bathtub, free toiletries, hair dryer, slippers

Overview of Aldemar Knossos Royal


Very good

Property highlights

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Free WiFi
Limenas, Hersonissos, Crete Island, 70014
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 5 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 outdoor pools and indoor pool
  • Nightclub
  • Free children's club
  • Free supervised childcare
  • Free area shuttle
  • 2 indoor and 7 outdoor tennis courts
  • Fitness centre
  • Beach umbrellas
For families
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Children's club (free)
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom

Room options

Double Bungalow Garden View

  • 25 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Single Bed

Double Bungalow Sea View

  • 19 sq m
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed

Family Room Sharing Pool

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Double Beds

Premium Double Room, Beachfront

  • 19 sq m
  • Beach view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed

Family Room Garden View

  • 35 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Double Beds

Double Bungalow Sharing Pool

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Single Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Star Beach Water Park - 6 min drive
  • Crete Golf Club - 12 min drive
  • Stalis Beach - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Heraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis) - 21 min drive
  • Free local area shuttle


  • Saradari - 5 min walk
  • Aldemar Main Restauraunt - 6 min walk
  • Aldemar Main Bar - 2 min walk
  • Ammos - 4 min drive
  • Aldemar Cretan Village Main Restaurant Veranda - 12 min walk

About this property

Aldemar Knossos Royal

At Aldemar Knossos Royal, you can spend time at the beach enjoying beach umbrellas, volleyball and sunloungers. There's plenty of fun with the 2 outdoor pools and indoor pool, and guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in massages, facials and body treatments. Dining choices include 5 restaurants, and the 2 bars/lounges are great places to grab a cold drink. Other highlights at this luxurious hotel include a nightclub, a free kid's club and a poolside bar.


All-inclusive room rates at Aldemar Knossos Royal are available. These rates are higher because they include on-site food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Food and beverages

Buffet meals, snacks and select beverages included

Land activities

Access to golf course
Use of golf cart
Rental of golf equipment
Golf green fees


English, French, German, Italian, Russian


Sustainability practices

Solar energy
Energy-saving switches
LED lighting (80% minimum)
Vegan dining options
Vegetarian dining options
This information is provided by our partners.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 413 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 5:30 AM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting*
  • Free supervised childcare
  • Free children's club


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Free area shuttle

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • 5 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Free children's club
  • Children's pool
  • Water slide
  • Mini golf
  • Free local shuttle
  • Playground
  • Free supervised childcare/activities
  • Local/corner shop

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Tennis
  • Beach volleyball
  • Mini golf
  • Evening entertainment
  • Shopping
  • Pool table
  • Ping pong

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference centre


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Garden
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness centre
  • 18 holes of golf
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • An indoor pool
  • Arcade/games room
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 indoor tennis courts
  • Nightclub
  • 7 outdoor tennis courts
  • Water slide
  • Vegan dining options
  • Vegetarian dining options
  • Local culture and ecosystem education
  • At least 80% of lighting from LEDs
  • Comprehensive recycling policy
  • Banquet hall


  • Lift

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Plasma television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony/patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Energy-saving switches
  • LED light bulbs
  • Water-efficient toilets only

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Royal Mare Thalasso. Services include facials, body treatments and manicures and pedicures. The spa is equipped with a sauna and Turkish bath/hammam.


On-site venue – This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner.
Fontana Amorosa – On-site fine-dining restaurant.
Artemis – On-site restaurant.
On-site venue No. 4 – This restaurant is located on the beach.

Awards and affiliations

Eco-certified property
This property participates in Green Key – a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage and the local economy.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 4.00 per accommodation, per night

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
This property uses solar energy.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.
Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 500 owing to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information on the booking confirmation.

Also known as

Aldemar Knossos Royal Hotel Hersonissos
Aldemar Knossos Royal Hotel
Aldemar Knossos Royal Hersonissos
Aldemar Knossos Royal
Knossos Royal Village
Aldemar Knossos Royal Crete, Greece
Aldemar Knossos Royal Village Hotel Chersonisos
Aldemar Knossos Royal Village Hersonissos
Aldemar Knossos Royal Hotel
Aldemar Knossos Royal Hersonissos
Aldemar Knossos Royal Hotel Hersonissos

Frequently asked questions

Does Aldemar Knossos Royal offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Aldemar Knossos Royal does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Aldemar Knossos Royal?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Aldemar Knossos Royal?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools, an indoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Aldemar Knossos Royal?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Aldemar Knossos Royal?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Aldemar Knossos Royal?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 5:30 AM. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at Aldemar Knossos Royal and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as volleyball, and improve your game on the tennis courts. Additional recreation on-site includes volleyball. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. Aldemar Knossos Royal also has 2 bars, a nightclub and a water slide, as well as a Turkish bath, spa services and an arcade.
Are there restaurants at or near Aldemar Knossos Royal?
Yes, there are 5 on-site restaurants, featuring beachfront dining.
Does Aldemar Knossos Royal have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony or patio.
What's the area around Aldemar Knossos Royal like?
Aldemar Knossos Royal is located a short 3-minute walk from Sarandaris Beach.



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10/10 Exceptional

Michael Rubinstein, 9-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Second stay
We had a lovely stay. The main dining room and food call for improvement, other then that it’s a great resort
Ohad, 5-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Location-Amenities !!!! Superb Excellent breakfast !!!
6-night family trip
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6/10 Good

The property is dated but relatively well maintained. The problem with this place is that one can get breakfast, or 3 meal plan but apparently there is an exclusive plan as well. What does this mean? It means that while you can preety much have any drink at breakfast (water (sparkling), any juice, coffee, hot chocolate etc) if you sign of for the 3 meal plan any form of drink for lunch or supper is charged to your room! Utterry ridlcuous and a scam. It is in fact against the law ot deny anyone a glass of water if they ask for one at any restaurant in Canada, but apparently not so in Greece. Furthermore, one is hounded by staff for our room number at every meal and then the pressure to purchase a drink. They even go so far as to put boards around the water, juice, coffee that they setup for breakfast so that you can't access those. We fell into this trap for teh frist meal and were gobsmacked y the fact that water is deemed to lie outside of the three meal subscription. And watch your bill! we were charged for drinks we did not take. I refused to pay, I asked the duty manager to show me the chits bearing my signature confirming that I had taken a drink (that the servers hounded one for) and of course he could not. Slimy behaviour, some of the servers are dishonest. I discussed this with numerous other customers and many intended to complain. Don;t get me wrong, if I wanted a beer or a glass of wine, I would expect to pay; water, juice, coffee on a 3 meal plan? No!
David, 4-night trip
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4/10 Fair

This is a 2 star resort not a five star as advertised
14-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Good hotel with private beach
Lovely staff, comfy beds, dark rooms. We had a lovely time. It just needs a bit of a refresh.
Joanna, 14-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic holiday destination, friendly staff, nice welcoming, and great food. As a beach resort, rooms come with ants/insects included, require spraying all the time.
Mohamed, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

A decent hotel and location
Not sure who rated it 5'star but from my experience this hotel falls way short of 5 star, more 3 heading towards 4.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Location
Great hotel, location, food, service, staff and facilities. My only real criticism is the rooms, restaurants and bars are getting a little tired and could do with a refurbishment sometime soon. Don't get me wrong, it's still a really good resort, it's just that I Didn't expect it to be quite so tired looking compared to the website photos and expected a little better for the price I paid; I'd still highly recommend the resort though
Mark, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

An excellent hotel
We went as a family of three and we loved the hotel. The complex was beautifully laid out and the gardens were all very well maintained. The hotel is on a slope so almost every view has a seaview. Our room had a rustic charm but was cleaned daily and well maintained. We had a room with it's own private pool and a stones throw away from the beach. The pools are all salt water and are very clean. They have their own prviate beach which was very convenient.The staff could not be faulted and were very friendly and always happy to help with a sense of urgency. The food in the evenings was delicious and varied so expect your waistline to be affected. We never go back to the same hotel twice but in this case this would be the exception. I would highly recommend this hotel to both families and couples.
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