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150 El. Venizelou Street, Hersonissos, Crete 70014 Greece
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#129 of 197 hotels in Hersonissos

Welcome to Blue Island Hotel, your Hersonissos “home away from home.” Blue Island Hotel aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

For those interested in checking out Roman Fountain (0.5 mi) while visiting Hersonissos, Blue Island Hotel is a short distance away.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a refrigerator and air conditioning, and you can stay connected during your stay as Blue Island Hotel offers guests free wifi.

Plus, Blue Island Hotel offers a pool, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the cafes, including Balcony Bar Restaurant, Coffee Island, and Thalassa Cafe & Grill Restaurant, all of which are a short distance from Blue Island Hotel.

Looking to explore? Then look no further than Maria Sanoudaki Ceramic - Art Studio, which is a popular Hersonissos art gallery – and it is conveniently located a short distance from the hotel.

Blue Island Hotel puts the best of Hersonissos at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Self-serve laundry
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Walk-in shower
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Tile / marble floor
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Mountain view
Ocean view
City view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, German and 1 more


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Grade: 89 out of 100
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10Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Katerina P wrote a review Jul 2021
Kyiv, Ukraine3 contributions6 helpful votes
Great location- 2mins to the sea. Windows are facing the backyard so you dnt hear any disco music from the streets. We enjoyed that it is a small and quite hotel. Staff is very friendly and carrying. We were amazed how often they change bedsheets: over 10 days they did it like 4-5 times and also let us do a later check out. Very grateful for that. When next time in Chersonissos- definitely gonna stay here again!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Елена И wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution
Liked this hotel a lot. Stayed there for 10 days in the double room with 2 separate beds. The location is fantastic, in the center of the city, but kind of hidden, no traffic noise at all. Super close to the good beach (3-5 min by foot). Also the owner is super kind! We asked to make us our own tea every day and no problem) the service is good, they changed towels and sheets unexpectedly often. The view from the balcony is ok too. The price is good, highly recommended!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Pella wrote a review Aug 2019
1 contribution
Nice and cozy hotel. Excellent stuff and service.Convenient location close to the city centre.Peaceful and friendly environment with delicious food.Friendly to kids.Modern rooms with great view and a nice environment to chill by the pool
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Katalin L wrote a review Aug 2018
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I would not recommend this hotel. The personnel is unfriendly, the food is boring, the same every day. The bathroom is really really small. I think there are much much better hotels in Hersonnisos with this price.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from BoardingPass384698, Διευθυντής at Blue Island Hotel
Responded 25 May 2019
Dear Guest, we respect your views, but we totally disagree. Of course ,we try hard every year to be better in all levels. We are, if not the best, one of the best hotels of our class in Hersonissos (stars from 2+ to 3). We have had a recent renovation (2013), opened new services, like coffee and snack area, reception, pool. Thank you very much!! GregoryB.
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SuNNitA_SuNNitA wrote a review Jul 2018
Lloret de Mar, Spain6 contributions1 helpful vote
Our suit oversees the main road and it was noisy. The parking is across the road. The staff can not be named friedly and eager to help - less contacts with tourists - the better which is dramatically different from the rest of the near places and make such a huge difference. The suit was cleaned everyday, towels and lenin changed as promissed. No extra pillows. No blinds on the windows and street lights prevent you from good sleep. No cutlery in the suit - only plastic glasses. No possibility to dry closes but on the garden furniture that is on the balcony overseeing the main road. Almost all of the guests are from Russia. The place is in the vety centre of the town. The beach is 1 kn walk at least. Easy to get by car or bus anywhere on the island. I presume the price us very modest but there might be better options.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mac R wrote a review Jun 2017
United States60 contributions11 helpful votes
I would not recommend this hotel. It was loud 24/7. The walls are super thin, you can hear people having sex, drunk women laughing and late night swimmers. The house keeper would take tips and NOT clean. I had to stop tipping, she refused to tip. She does NOT listen to the "do not disturb" note. Nor does she do anything except keep the door closes of you ask her too. Mosquitos get into the rooms easily when she leaves the balcony door open... and if you're on the bottom floor, anyone can come in and steal your stuff. Speaking of... the house maid went through my belongings that were not locked up. Funny how the drawers were half-way opened. I always close my drawers. I'm OCD about it. She never mopped or swept. I even left notes for her to bring clean towels and keep the doors closed. I wrote the notes i English AND in Greek. She listened 2 of the 14 days I was there. If I could have been refunded my money, I would have left ASAP. The AC is on a sensor timer. It shuts off after 30 minutes of no activity. Expect to be sweaty during the really hot nights. Warning too: there is BLACK MOLD in the shower and all over the bathroom walls. The shower is also small 2ft x 2ft. Not enough room to clean yourself properly or to shave (ladies). The only time she cleaned was when I returned to my room early one day and found her there. Funny how that works. Yet still she never made the bed. The only good things were: the girl at the front desk, Stefan from the bar and the food at the restaurant was really good, but they allow smokers. It is also super close to the beach, touristy shops and hundreds of restaurants. If you don't mind the crappy clean job and partying 24/7- go for it. FYI. I asked one of the staff members. The loud noises 24/7 that sounded like furniture moving and a construction site were from the guests. This hotel is NOT under construction or under renovations.
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Omar R wrote a review Jun 2017
7 contributions1 helpful vote
I am not someone who normally complains; it takes a lot to get under my skin. Blue Island Hotel was able to get under my skin fairly quickly though. The positive: The staff. Most of them were beyond nice and did everything possible to correct whatever was wrong in my room. The location was also a good thing - right in the thick of the busy town. The beach and all its restaurants were a few minutes away by foot and all the shops were right along the street the hotel was located at. The negative: The size of the shower. Being a thin person, it was hard for me to entirely fit and take a proper shower. Sure, it's something anyone can get used too and adjust accordingly, even if it does become an inconvenience. The worse though is the fact that you might find yourself showering with cold water. My girlfriend and I stayed in Crete for 2 weeks, and in that entire time 9 of those days we had no hot water. Another negative towards this hotel is the fact that the cleaning crew didn't really clean. The minimum they would do was empty out the bathroom trash bin containing all the soiled toilet paper (for those who do not know, you cannot flush toilet paper in the toilet, you have to thrown them out in the little bin in the bathroom). Sometimes the bed would be made, other times it wouldn't; sometimes the room would be swept and mopped, other times it wouldn't. It was a hit and miss. The worse for me though was the fact that the cleaning lady had the habit of leaving the balcony doors open (I'm guessing so as to air out the room). If you're staying in the first floor it is easy for anyone to come in through the balcony and ransack your room. Daily my girlfriend tried leaving notes with a tip (1 euro) telling the cleaning person to close the balcony doors after cleaning our room. Most of the time the request would be ignored and the money taken anyway. We tried bringing this issue up at the front desk but nothing changed. My advice, look for another hotel to stay in. For a few more dollars I'm guessing you can find a hotel where you don't have to worry whether you'll be taking a cold shower after being out in the heat all day, and don't have to stress whether someone has taken your belongings because of the balcony doors being left open.
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Date of stay: May 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nura J wrote a review Aug 2016
Zurich, Switzerland41 contributions10 helpful votes
Interesting about this hotel is: if you google this hotel you'll see that it's sometimes rated with 3 stars and sometimes with 2 stars. Based on my stay in this hotel for 9 days I can confirm that this hotel is definitely not a 3 stars hotel, I'd say not even 2 stars. The room and the shower are very small, the furniture is very old, the curtain was dirty, etc. the hotel needs new and clean furniture and a good cleaning staff. what I never understood is the cleaning staff who came every day into the room but did not clean everything. Sometimes I still had rubbish on the balcony and the ground was still dirty. The walls were so thin that I could here my neighbors even talking. It's also not for people who look for relaxing (calm) holidays. The breakfast was poor as well, which should last from 7:30 to 9:45. The eggs for example came sometimes at 8:00, 8:30 or never! With some luck you could get an egg in the morning! As I once asked about the eggs the staff was so angry and rude, as if I would eat for free and not have paid for my stay! The staff does not have the clue how to treat a customer. Here's the guest is not important, only the profit. You won't feel welcome. The only positive thing about this hotel is the location, especially for young people who want to party and have some action. As the main guests are Russians I'd say this hotel suits to young Russians, who wants to party, have some fun and meet other Russians in the hotel. The hotel definitely does not suit west European and their standards.
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Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Travelled solo
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Severin93 wrote a review Jul 2016
16 contributions5 helpful votes
Firstly, I'm usually not a bellyache person but this hotel is totally overrated for the price we paid. We booked it with breakfast. Two kind of white bread, no Greek yogurt and terrible coffee. Better to book just the hotel with no food. The island has so many good restaurants for lunch and breakfast. Moreover, the hotel is dominated by Russian tourists. For those who like or be Russians itself it could be OK but for all the others... The AIR CONDITION is a mystery. Here's my manual for it. 1. You need to have the balcony door fully closed. There is some kind of contact on the upper part of the door. 2. It has some kind of an inbuilt timer you cant turn off, but kind of a motions sensor that reactivates it. Unfortunately, the sensor cant see you, as the air con is above the door. But for those of you who have a weak bladder, this wont bother you. The shower is pretty small and starts to go mouldy and it doesn't really have a showerhead. In conclusion, the hotel isn't a 3-star hotel, in total its okey but not as good as its rating on here.
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Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lucy J wrote a review Jun 2016
Cumbria, England, United Kingdom25 contributions10 helpful votes
This hotel made us laugh! we expected a kettle in the room, air conditioning that worked, a huge pool and Greek yoghurt and fruit for breakfast. we got none of these-although we finally sorted out the problem with the air-conditioning half way through the week (they had turned it off at the fuse box!) the day before the shower broke! However, we loved it. the staff were friendly, keen to help and make you feel welcome, and for the first part of the week when we were virtually the only guests, they fitted breakfast around us - within reason! The shower was botched up to work as soon as we complained, the fridge in the room was invaluable, the lady who tidied our room and changed our towels was so keen to please, and the bar men were good looking, friendly, and generous with the shots! What more could you want?! Even the hotel pool was perfect as we pretty much had it to ourselves. the manager and most staff were great not only at speaking English, and of course, greek, but at least one other language as well, and all, especially the manager, were friendly and intelligent. Stefan and Edi, the night barmen were kind and generous with their welcome, and even our two 12 year old daughters we given mocktails and mock shots for free so they did not feel left out!
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Date of stay: May 2016
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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$73 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
GreeceCreteHeraklion PrefectureHersonissos
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Island Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Blue Island Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Idolio (0.01 km), Silver Studio (0.3 km), and Saloon (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Blue Island Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Blue Island Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Blue Island Hotel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Blue Island Hotel?
Yes, free public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Blue Island Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Karavi Cafe Bar Restaurant, The Grill, and Soraya.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Blue Island Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Blue Island Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Russian, and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Blue Island Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Megali Vrisi (Great Fountain) (11.0 km).
Does Blue Island Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.