Just back from Gouves and although we weren't sure about the resort at first, it was really ok. Might get very busy in high season, though. The Magda hotel is good - staff helpful and friendly, very clean but not a 4 star hotel. Probably a 3+ star. The food is repetitive and although there will always be something that you can eat, it's not always appealing. Soup,salad on every night and a choice of fish,chicken and meat. Rooms comfortable and clean but you do have to pay extra to use the fridge and for a safe. Swimming pools outside are clean and pool for the children. Indoor pool good but sauna padlocked and although there was a sign for the gym, we couldn't find it. The entertainment / Animation staff were very good. Always came round to tell you what activity was coming on and weren't pushy if you didn't want to do anything except lounge by the pool ! Aquagym, archery, boules during the day and low key entertainment at night. Mainly French and Brits at the hotel. Short walk to the beach and several bars and restaurants also along the beachfront. Hire of loungers on the beach was 5Euro for 2 loungers and parrasol. Eating out & drinks not cheap due to the exchange rate. Euro3.50 for a beer and Euro2.50 for a small glass of a soft drink. I would recommend the Magda to a friend but would have to point out all of the above first. A holiday for families with perhaps younger children - not teens-and for couples looking for a relaxing holiday. Also, enjoyed the full day's trip to Spinalonga.
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- Also Known As:
- Magda Hotel Gouves, Crete
- Magda Hotel Crete