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Hara Ilios Hotel

#4 of 42 Hotels in Gouves
Certificate of Excellence
3.0 of 5
Agiou Panteleiomonos | Kato Gouves, Gouves, Crete 700 14, Greece
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Budapest, Hungary
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We booked this holiday after reading quite a few reviews on different hotels on Tripadvisor. We can say we had chosen this hotel based to a large extent on the reviews that we’d read here. We took a late flight to Heraklion so we arrived quite late at the hotel. The staff were happy and polite, even well after midnight,... More 

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A lovely hotel, very clean and with amazing gardens. A great pool and bar with excellent cocktails and the restaurant serves really good buffet-style meals with a great range of choices. The staff are very welcoming and it makes a perfect base for a great holiday. It's a 20 minute drive from the airport or Heraklion centre.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Excellent facilities, welcoming staff and exceptionally clean everywhere. The food was fresh, with excellent choices for everyone. The bar serves amazing cocktails that are definitely a cut above the usual holiday cocktail. I would especially recommend the wild berry jar!! A family run business where everyone clearly works hard and takes real pride in making sure you have a great... More 

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London, Britain
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We stayed here from 5th till 12th June inclusive, based on previous TA reviews, and we didn't regret it. It's in a quiet village (Gouves) between Heraklion and Malia, set about 500m back from the coast - so it's relatively peaceful. That said, it is on the flight path for planes coming into Heraklion, by day, which didn't bother us,... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Perfect place to stay. Such good value. The place is spotless, staff are incredibly friendly. Rooms lovely with nice balconies. Mythos served in frozen glasses at the pool bar. Really close to seafront. Only issue is that the beds are very hard.

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Where to start? My boyfriend booked this holiday as a surprise three months ago and we came to Hara on the 1st October 2013 for 1 week. Before we even arrived the customer service of the hotel as outstanding, answering questions and becoming friendly with us before our stay. On arrival we were greeting with a smile and a free... More 

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Saint-Petersburg, Russia
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

Stayed there since 26.08.11 to 09.09.2011. Overall impression: the hotel is clean and cosy. It consists of 5-6 two-storeyed dwellings, which are located in the nice garden. The hotel has a view at the sea. The majority of guests are from France. The guests are people of a middle age, however you can meet there young couples and old ones.... More 

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Lake District
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2010

This hotel is very clean inside and out. Staff are excellent. Lovely pool. Set in beautiful gardens. The room we had was large and spotless and had a large balcony. Where the hotel fails is with the food. Hot dishes were always cold or luke warm. Most dishes were over cooked and the meat or fish was dry. Reasonable selection... More 

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Irini K, Manager at Hara Ilios Hotel, responded to this review

Dear member of Trip Advisor! We frankly thank you for your suggestions! We always give importance in your indications and try for the best! The challenge is one: Visit us again!!! Kind regards KYPRIOTAKI IRINI HOTEL MANAGER More 

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2008

We stayed at this hotel in June 2008 for 10 days. Rooms: the rooms are nice and clean but ours was loud. There were construction works right under our window but only for the first 2 or 3 days so we didn't switch rooms. Also, there are many mosquitos in Greece so you can't let the window open during the... More 

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