The Royal Senses Resort by Hilton

Crete - Rethymno Region



The Royal Senses is delighted to be the first Hilton hotel in Crete, as a member of its Curio Collection, a global portfolio of more than 90 one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts.

Each property of the Curio Collection offers travelers authentic, curated experiences through distinctly local offerings and elevated amenities, while providing the benefits of Hilton and its award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors.

By celebrating the timelessness of Cretan hospitality in a contemporary way, Hilton’s globetrotting guests will have the chance to experience this stunning island from a new, fresh perspective.



The Royal Senses Resort by Hilton is located 63 km from the Heraklion International Airport, and 17 km from Rethymno city.



  • The Main Restaurant:  he best spot to mingle like the Cretans. Gather around the long community tables of this colorful spot and enjoy eating together like one big, happy family. Here, it’s all about the great variety of fresh, seasonal, farm-to-table vegetables, as well as some light meat options. The open kitchen allows you to watch spectacular live cooking in action, with special dishes being prepared just for you. Breakfast: 07:30 – 10:30 (buffet) 10:30 – 11:00 (continental) Dinner: 18:30 – 21:30.
  • The Cretan Lamb (A la carte): Crete is well known for its succulent lamb recipes — and this restaurant is devoted to honoring the island’s reputation! The menu is created with a “sharing is caring” mentality so most platters are better enjoyed by couples or group of friends. Indulge in a variety of local dishes from the traditional round grill and don’t forget to try the juicy lamb on a stick. Hours: 19:00 – 23:00.
  • The Tradition & Evolution (a la carte gourmet):  Where tradition meets evolution — and where the beloved, traditional recipes of our Cretan grandmothers turn into artfully created dishes thanks to the culinary excellence of the restaurant’s master chef. Join us in celebrating the simplicity that lies at the heart of Cretan cooking, elevated to haute cuisine and paired with a fine selection of Cretan wines. Added bonus: the breathtaking views! Hours: 19:00 – 23:00.
  • The Market Place: The Marketplace brings to mind that lively main square you’ll come across when strolling at a picturesque Cretan village. This is where life happens; everything is colorful, vibrant and exciting. Get ready for a culinary stroll across Crete — all in one place: sandwiches, mezze, gyros, cheeses and an endless list of local drinks. For a little kick or a caffeinated treat, stop by the small coffee shop. Pop-up shops of local restaurants, stores and happenings offer you a one-of-a-kind experience from all over the island. Always wanted to dance like the Cretans? You’ll have your chance: there’s folklore dancing lessons, live music and so much more. Hours: 10:30 – 18:30.
  • Lobby Bar: An explosion of taste awaits you! The finest liquors Crete has to offer, such as raki infused with local ingredients like farm-collected honey, berries and grapes, are here to tantalize your taste buds and lift your spirits. Don’t miss the raki flight, a must at this easygoing lobby bar: a tray of different  local raki varieties served with matching snacks, like the inventive rose-water raki paired with a rose-water cake. Hours: 10:00 – 01:00.
  • Night Bar: When the night comes, it’s time for your inner cosmopolitan to come out and play... and just get carried away in this energetic, dapper and buzzing bar. The drinks are also buzzing, with ingredients such as caffeine or sparkling wine giving you a cool kick and the energy you need to dance the night away. Whether with your date or your friends — the ones you came here with and the ones you’ll make along the way. After all, we’re all on this majestic island together! Hours: 20:00 – 02:00.
  • Pool Bar: The perfect spot to enjoy the fine art of… doing absolutely nothing other than relaxing. From our signature cold refreshments using local herbs from the island to perfectly executed frozen daiquiris and margaritas to help you cool down, we’ve got everything you need for a day well spent by the pool. Hours: 10:30 – 19:30.
  • Snack Bar: Enjoy precious family time by the Aqua park and rediscover your long lost inner child! This is the best place to escape (with our without children) and embrace the fun, healing qualities of the water. Put on your bathing suite and a big smile and just forget about adulthood. Life is just a big splash! If  all this activity makes you hungry, we’ve got a great selection of delicious, totally tempting snacks. Hours: 10:30 – 18:00.


The cretan flavored spa ritual. Slip into the world of Cretan culture through the healing properties of the herbs and a range of pure Cretan ingredients we will use in this unique ritual. You have the opportunity to create your own personalized therapy in an interactive way. Meet the precious goods of the Cretan land, such as olive oil, Cretan crocus and the herbs and essences that will be our allies in this journey of relaxation and well-being.


A Beauty Bar full of pure ingredients will be there to choose through different textures and flavours what suits you the most for your own botanical escape. We focus on herbal therapies to activate the senses. Following the tradition of the “Cretan spa,“ we boil 40 herbs in a new clay pot and use the essence in baths. Our luxurious spa menu includes activating massages and indulging treatments. We warmly welcome you at the spa with the ritual of a mini “Cretan Spa“ — enjoy a warm, damp cloth aromatized with herbal essences to rub your skin and breathe in the activating herbal oils.

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Tradition and modernism, rough and smooth, local with international. These are some of the contradictions combined beautifully in the Superior Room to evoke feelings of familiarity and excitement. We blend the old with the new, always using natural materials to help you create your best holiday memories. At the 32 square meters and with an open horizon to the sea, this is your place to be.  

  • sea view
  • 32 sq.m
  • up to 3 guests (max. 1 child)


Traveling with family for holidays can be challenging at times, mostly when it comes to making the most out the space available. With the Family Suite and they 40sqm that is offers, you will not have to worry about any practicalities. All you need to do is gaze upon the view and decide how you want to spend your (relaxing) day with us.  

  • sea view
  • 40 sq.m.
  • up to 4 guests (max. adults 3, max child 2)


You know what’s better than a very chic and spacious Junior Suite? A Junior Suite with unobstructed views to the awe-inspiring beauty of the Aegean sea. With 38sqm meters of meticulously designed spaces for maximum comfort, you might be tempted not to leave your suite at all. We won’t blame you.  

  • ea view
  • 38 sq.m.
  • up to 3 guests (max. 1 child)


Life by the pool can be so much fun, especially when it comes as part of our deluxe, slightly bohemian and definitely spacious Junior Suites. The natural materials complement the low-key design and elements such as the sleeper-lounge chair will help you switch off instantly. Now, where’s your swimsuit?  

  • sea view
  • 38 sq.m.
  • up to 3 guests (max. 1 child)


Life is all about the small (and sometimes big) things, isn’t it? Just like finding the perfect room for your Cretan holidays, balancing between luxury and coziness in the most sophisticated way. Welcome the Luxury Double Sea View, spacious enough at 32 sqm to offer everything you need in for a short or long stay and equipped with an amazing private pool to make a perfect stay even better.  

  • sea view
  • 32 sq.m.
  • up to 3 guests (max. 1 child)


Take in all the natural light that enters effortlessly the sophisticated and elegant Luxury Junior Suite. Finding the right balance between opulence and refinement, this suites takes the best from nature’s materials and blends them with a dash of Cretan chic to create the most charming setting only for you.  

  • sea view
  • 35 sq.m.
  • up to 3 guests (max. 1 child)


As its name suggests, the Grand Villa is an ode to luxury living, the Royal Senses way! A refined getaway for the modern globetrotter, the villa offers 70 square meters of design perfection while paying homage to the hotel’s Cretan roots. Ample spaces to sleep and relax, with your own private pool allowing you to indulge in some Royal Senses magic.  

  • sea view
  • 70 sq.m.
  • up to 4 guests (max. adults 3, max child 2)


From here to infinity, with the Elite Suite’s exceptionally designed infinity pool that adds the perfect touch in an already perfect holiday setting. Featuring a spacious, lavishly appointed bedroom and a cosy living room that brings an abundance of natural light with it, you will be charmed by sophistication and the simplicity of the design. The playfulness of sunlight and shadow makes everything more special, from relaxing with your favourite book to listening to the soft, calming sounds of the water.  

  • ea view
  • 48 sq.m.
  • up to 4 guests (max. adults 4, max child 2)


The Royal Senses villa has the feel of an ultra luxurious home away from home. With its 84 square meters, a spacious master bedroom and a bright living room that extends to the outdoors, it offers stunning panoramic views of the spectacular scenery that surrounds it. You will discover impeccable spaces thoughtfully created for solitude or time spent with family. To top everything off, add a majestic infinity swimming pool, which is the ultimate spot to unwind.  

  • sea view
  • 84 sq.m.
  • up to 5 guests (max. adults 5, max child 3)

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