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Despo Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Gouves Pediados, Gouves, Crete 70014, Greece
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Ranked #13 of 44 hotels in Gouves
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What can I say? The friendliest hotel ever. All the staff go out of their way to be fun helpful and friendly. The food is excellent and my daughter who is vegetarian never had any problems. Snacks by pool at 3pm. Pool is great and never too crowded. Rainbow Bar over the road is the best. Just be careful crossing.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Overall stay at despo Reasons for : Lovely staff Superior rooms are nice Clean Beautiful gardens Views are amazing Not far from the water park Safe Delicious greek food Large pool Helpful reception staff Complementary room available ( staff quite flexible) Lovely playground Mainly English people a few Germans Very quiet at night Good for families Reasons against Lack of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading some of the negative reviews we were apprehensive on whether we had booked the wrong hotel for our family holiday!! We need not have worried as the hotel suited our needs perfectly. A previous reviewer commented perfectly on this hotel which was what Despo hotel lacks in luxury in makes up in the presence of its staff. Whether... More

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Bathgate, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are a family of four with a three year old and 11 month old. This was our second visit to despo after enjoying out stay 4 years ago we decided to return. If you are looking for a truly Greek experience then despo hotel, and indeed gouves is for you. If you want rowdy bars, loud music and people... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I read other peoples reviews and think for goodness sake, I wonder if we actually stayed in the same hotel. When we arrived late at night we were shown to our room, we dumped our cases and went for a drink. The day after we found out we had a dungeon room!! Lol! We thought about upgrading but at the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with a 'you get what you pay for' attitude but got so much more. Travelling with an 11 year pls and a toddler is never easy and arriving somewhere in the middle of nowhere in the middle of the night is bound to give anyone the horrors!! However despite a shaky start in a 'dungeon' room we were... More

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Chichester, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Upgrade upgrade upgrade !! Upgrade your room if you get a room in the main part of the hotel. There is a newer refurbished block at the rear of the hotel which Is much nicer and a lot quieter, it cost us €50. The hotel is very close to the road and traffic is loud at night. The staff are... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived home yesterday having stayed at Despo Hotel for a week, and we were very relieved to be home. Many aspects of this hotel belong to a two star hotel and we honestly believe that it was only members of staff, excluding the male evening receptionist, and the food provided at lunch and dinner that prevent this hotel from... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good points,friendly staff,food and drinks ok Bad points,dirty,sockets hanging off walls,Mosquitos,dangerous roads straight outside,no entertainment,far from anything,apart from Rainbow bar.Gouves has little to offer,looks rundown, We arrived to be told they were overbooked and four of us would have to share for the first night. Need a holiday to get out our stay there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We travelled to the Despo as a party of eight and we had a fantastic time. George the bar man, Katerina & Maria receptionists, Manus, bar man and waiter, Michael the chef and Nicholas the head waiter were simply the best and could not do enough for you... The food was amazing even my son and stepfather who are very... More

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Address: Gouves Pediados, Gouves, Crete 70014, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Gouves
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Despo Hotel 3*
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