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  • Rui N. 842 posts

    I’ll likely to travel to Greece next year, and have a lot of Hilton points so it seems a natural fit to try and use them.
    Any experiences with Hiltons in Greece that anyone would like to share?

    NorthernLass 6,769 posts

    Any particular part of Greece?!

    Rui N. 842 posts

    No.

    jsto 75 posts

    Royal Senses hotel in Crete is a decent option. Doesn’t have the “charm” of a couple of other places I’ve stayed at on the island, but is a smart, new, hotel

    Rui N. 842 posts

    Anything to do around the hotel without a car?

    jsto 75 posts

    Nothing within walking distance.
    ~20 min cab into Rethymno, which has a beautiful old town and venetian port, loads of nice restaurants (or 5-10 mins into Panormos, which is much smaller but also nice). Ideally you would want a car though to explore.

    George K 289 posts

    Domes Aulus Elounda is pretty good. Haven’t stayed, but visited a friend who was. (Other Domes properties in Greece are part of Marriott, funnily enough)

    The only Hilton I’ve ever stayed in was the one currently being renovated in Athens.

    Rui N. 842 posts

    Thanks George and jsto 🙂

    JerrySignfield 102 posts

    Domes Aulus Elounda is pretty good. Haven’t stayed, but visited a friend who was. (Other Domes properties in Greece are part of Marriott, funnily enough)

    The hotel itself isn’t new but it is new to the Domes brand and I assume new management from the recent trip advisor reviews seems its not fully up and running to a 5 start standard, that said it is All Inclusive but its not mentioned on the Hilton website at all so not sure if there will be a premium for Hilton guests to pay

    Anything to do around the hotel without a car?

    No there isn’t, you need a car or taxi 10m to the nearest restaurants/town which are pretty good. The hotel itself is great and if you can book a room on points 5 for 4 then even better, they are also good with paid upgrades to other rooms. The Hilton Curio in Crete is a well organised hotel and some nice rooms for paid upgrades, I would recommend a car though!

    I’ll likely to travel to Greece next year, and have a lot of Hilton points so it seems a natural fit to try and use them.
    Any experiences with Hiltons in Greece that anyone would like to share?

    There is a new hotel in Santorini which looks good and another one in Rhodes which I will hopefully be visiting soon.

    sloth 316 posts

    The one in Santorini wasn’t open when we went to have a look in April, but appeared to be nearing completion. It looked good from what we could see and is in a nice location with easy access to the beach but it’s a bit in the middle of nowhere and you will need a car

    Rui N. 842 posts

    Thanks all.
    About the Royal Senses in Crete, what’s the food situation? Namely in terms of prices (don’t want to go to an hotel on points to save money and then spend it all on food because I’m stuck on an expensive hotel in the middle of nowhere).
    If I’d go I probably wouldn’t be in the hotel for lunch, but for dinner likely to not want to go somewhere so “far away”.
    (Sorry for all the questions, but these website hotels suck and don’t provide the bare minimum of information)

    jsto 75 posts

    Assuming you are Hilton Gold breakfast will be included, which is excellent – huge variety and very fresh.

    We ate at the buffet in the evening which again was great – lots of stations with food cooked freshly in front of you. It cost €35pp in summer 2021, which I thought was good value. Didn’t try the other restaurants there – they would have been more expensive but don’t remember costs being excessive. If you email the hotel I’m sure they’ll share prices/menus.

    Rui N. 842 posts

    Thanks jsto!

    JerrySignfield 102 posts

    Thanks all.
    About the Royal Senses in Crete, what’s the food situation? Namely in terms of prices (don’t want to go to an hotel on points to save money and then spend it all on food because I’m stuck on an expensive hotel in the middle of nowhere).
    If I’d go I probably wouldn’t be in the hotel for lunch, but for dinner likely to not want to go somewhere so “far away”.
    (Sorry for all the questions, but these website hotels suck and don’t provide the bare minimum of information)

    The breakfast selection is very good!

    The restaurants at night are fairly pricey compared to the local ones but if you pay in advance I think its 25eur or 45eur on the day per person this year for the buffet, which has very good reviews and will be trying it out soon

    Tocsin 62 posts

    Thanks all.
    About the Royal Senses in Crete, what’s the food situation? Namely in terms of prices (don’t want to go to an hotel on points to save money and then spend it all on food because I’m stuck on an expensive hotel in the middle of nowhere).
    If I’d go I probably wouldn’t be in the hotel for lunch, but for dinner likely to not want to go somewhere so “far away”.
    (Sorry for all the questions, but these website hotels suck and don’t provide the bare minimum of information)

    Here’s a link to the restaurants available, but I haven’t been able to track down menus: https://theroyalsenses.troulisroyalcollection.com/facilities/dining-and-bars/

    May be able to tell more in a couple of weeks 🙂

    can2 336 posts

    I am also curious about the menus to see if they have any decent veggie options. But I guess Tripadvisor may have some pics of the menus

    JerrySignfield 102 posts

    I am also curious about the menus to see if they have any decent veggie options. But I guess Tripadvisor may have some pics of the menus

    There are a fair amount of decent vegan/veggie options on the buffet if that of interest, one restaurant specialises in Lamb but I expect there to be several options at the A la carte restaurants too.

    Just visited the Royal Senses, probably one of the best ran hotels I have visited in Crete, its not necessarily cheap but everything is well organised, all the pools are salt water so its a very relaxing to swim in them.

    I also stayed at the Elounda Hilton option but I would not recommend anyone go there, its unlike the other Domes properties, its all inclusive but currently its worse than a 2* all inclusive hotel, the food offerings are bad and it feels like you have to beg to get anything that you actually want.

    can2 336 posts

    Thank you, that’s helpful

    Hantwo 2 posts

    April

    It’s very nice, the private villas are excellent

    Restaurant onsite was good and several in walking distance (15 mins walk)

    I had a car which made life easier

    Hantwo 2 posts

    The one in Santorini wasn’t open when we went to have a look in April, but appeared to be nearing completion. It looked good from what we could see and is in a nice location with easy access to the beach but it’s a bit in the middle of nowhere and you will need a car

    Restaurant onsite was good and several in walking distance (15 mins walk)

    I had a car which made life easier

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