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Aelius Hotel & Spa

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Indoor pool, 2 outdoor pools, open 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, pool umbrellas
Indoor pool, 2 outdoor pools, open 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, pool umbrellas
Indoor pool, 2 outdoor pools, open 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, pool umbrellas
Family Room | In-room safe, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
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Aelius Hotel & Spa

4.0 star property
4-star hotel in Hersonissos with 2 restaurants and 2 outdoor pools

7.6/10 Good

19 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
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N. Kazantzaki Street, Kato Gouves, Hersonissos, Crete Island, 70014

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heraklion Port - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • Heraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis) - 13 min drive
  • Free local area shuttle
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free beach shuttle

Restaurants

  • Epi Trapezis - 6 min walk
  • Votsalo - 15 min walk
  • Anfield - 19 min walk
  • Limanaki - 3 min drive
  • Mylos - 4 min drive

About this property

Aelius Hotel & Spa

A great choice for a stay in Hersonissos, Aelius Hotel & Spa features a free kids' club and offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 34 per room. You can indulge in deep-tissue massages, body wraps or aromatherapy, and Erontas Main Restaurant, one of 2 restaurants, serves local and international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other highlights at this upmarket hotel include 2 outdoor pools, an indoor pool and a poolside bar. Fellow travellers say good things about the convenient parking and helpful staff.

All-inclusive

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

Gratuities and taxes

Gratuities are included and additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.

Food and beverages

All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks and select beverages included
Premium soft drinks included

Activities and facilities/equipment

All on-site activities and use of facilities and equipment are included.

Land activities

Children's club

Lessons/classes/games

Aerobics
Pilates
Water fitness
Yoga

Entertainment

On-site entertainment and activities

Languages

English, French, German, Greek

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Health First (Greece)
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Check-in

Contactless social distancing
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 170 rooms

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 11 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the ferry terminal and airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

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

Children

  • Babysitting*
  • Free children's club

Pets

  • Pets stay for free (dogs only, up to 11 lb per pet)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free on-site self-parking

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Off-site

  • Free area shuttle
  • Free beach shuttle

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Private dining
  • Room service

Travelling with children

  • Free children's club
  • Children's pool
  • Free local shuttle
  • Playground
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Local/corner shop

What to do

  • Free beach shuttle
  • Fitness classes
  • Pilates classes
  • Yoga classes
  • Evening entertainment
  • Pool table
  • Ping pong
  • Beach nearby
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Cave exploring nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped hire nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Computer station

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • On-site car hire
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Free beach shuttle
  • Beach towels
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Facilities

  • 9 buildings/towers
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness centre
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • An indoor pool
  • Spa services
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • At least 80% of food locally sourced
  • Vegan dining options
  • Vegetarian dining options
  • Locally owned and organised tours and activities
  • Local artist showcase
  • Local culture and ecosystem education

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Well-lit path to entrance

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Greek

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch plasma TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout curtains
  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony/patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep-soaking bath
  • Bath or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

All-inclusive

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

Gratuities and taxes

Gratuities are included and additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.

Food and beverages

All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks and select beverages included
Premium soft drinks included

Activities and facilities/equipment

All on-site activities and use of facilities and equipment are included.

Land activities

Children's club

Lessons/classes/games

Aerobics
Pilates
Water fitness
Yoga

Entertainment

On-site entertainment and activities

Spa

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. There are 2 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include deep-tissue massages, sports massages, facials and body wraps. The spa is equipped with Turkish bath/hammam. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology.

Dining

Erontas Main Restaurant – This buffet restaurant specialises in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Agiazi – This poolside bar only serves light fare. Open daily.
Kritamos Cretan Theme – This theme restaurant specialises in local cuisine. Reservations are required. Open selected days.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Tourism fee: EUR 3 per accommodation, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 34 per room (one-way)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility without adult supervision
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available through room service.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Health First (Greece) guidelines.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).

Policies

<p>The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.</p><p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.</p> <p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.</p> <p>This property accepts major credit cards and cash.</p> <p>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.</p>
Property registration number 1039K014A0024100

Also known as

Lavris
Lavris Chersonissos
Lavris Hotels
Lavris Hotels Chersonissos
Lavris Hotels Hotel Gouves
Lavris Hotels Hotel
Lavris Hotels Gouves
Lavris Hotel And Bungalows
Lavris Hotel Gouves
Lavris Hotel Bungalows Gouves, Crete
Aelius Hotel Spa

Frequently asked questions

Does Aelius Hotel & Spa offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Aelius Hotel & Spa 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 Aelius Hotel & Spa?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Aelius Hotel & Spa?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools, an indoor pool and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Aelius Hotel & Spa?
Yes, dogs stay for free, with a maximum weight of 11 lb per pet.
Is parking offered on site at Aelius Hotel & Spa?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Aelius Hotel & Spa?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 34 per room one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Aelius Hotel & Spa?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 11 PM. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Contactless social distancing is available.
What is there to do at Aelius Hotel & Spa and nearby?
Have fun with activities such as cycling, boat tours and horse riding, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation on-site includes aerobics , pilates and yoga. Enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or use the hotel's other amenities, which include an indoor pool and a sauna. Aelius Hotel & Spa also has a Turkish bath and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Aelius Hotel & Spa?
Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants, featuring local and international cuisine and poolside dining. Nearby restaurants include Epi Trapezis (6-min walk), Votsalo (15-min walk) and Pepper (2.2 mi).
Does Aelius Hotel & Spa have rooms with private hot tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep-soaking bath.
Does Aelius Hotel & Spa have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony or patio.
What's the area around Aelius Hotel & Spa like?
Aelius Hotel & Spa is a short 18-minute walk from Dinosauria Park and 13 minutes' walk from Gouves Beach. The local area is central and popular for its beaches.

Reviews

7.6

Good

7.5/10

Cleanliness

7.6/10

Staff & service

9.0/10

Amenities

7.4/10

Property conditions & facilities

Reviews

10/10 Exceptional

7-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

7-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

7-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Private pool but dated room
Booked a room with a private pool, nice pool however the room was disappointing - nothing serious enough to complain about but quite dated decor and very cramped shower over a bath. That being said the staff were brilliant. The location is very quiet, a walk down to the beach through other hotels and back streets (though the hotel offer a complimentary bus service) leads you to the beachfront where there are some small cafes and a few tourist shops.
7-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Summer Vacation 2018
Our family vacation at Lavris Hotel & Spa was very nice! Hotel is located near the city centre and beach! We really appreciated the complimentary beach service they offered us. We did not have to worry about parking. The hotel offers a gym , a spa and there were various pools for us to use. We also enjoyed the 15 minute massage that was offered to all of us during our stay. The staff was very friendly and accommodating! The only thing we found was that the bathroom was a bit small and we found the bathrobes to be a bit rundown!
Paula, 3-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Lovely hotel, exceptional service
Jenny, 7-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice place for all inclusive type stay
If your looking for all inclusive type of stay near, but not on, the beach, go for it. A lot of the guests were week long residents using mostly the hotel facilities and the nearby beach for entertainment. A lot of activities are planned for guests during the day and evenings. Not at all impressed by the local shops and other nearby hotels. It's the normal Greek chaos when it comes to the street and community organization. We used it for and overnight stay prior to leaving Crete from Herakleon; very easy to the airport.
Verified Hotels.com guest review

2/10 Poor

Very bad experience
Although we reserved a room with Expedia( we had a flight the morning after and the hotel is 10 minutes away from the airport ) there was no reservation for us at the hotel. The staff was not professional and not really helpful . At the end they agreed to give us a room. The room was old and needed refreshment long ago , air condition was noisy and the rest of the room was really not a place you want to stay in. The same goes for the lobby and other parts of the hotel .The location of the hotel is also not great and the sea is not next door... You better stay away from this place..
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice and compact hotel. Room was simple but functional and clean. Staff was very friendly. We had all incluse and food was ok but the drinks (soft drinks) were quite diluted. Also spa's staff was professional and the treatments were fantastic. We took massages, facial and body treatments. There were a shop in the same building as the hotel. This shop had very reasonably prices (1,5 l bottled water 0,5 e). Hotel has a free minibus which takes to the nearest beach. Beach was ok. Umbrella with two chairs were 6 e. Would go again to this hotel.
Marjut, 7-night family trip
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