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“Great Holiday September 2012” 5 of 5 stars
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Sweet Memory Apartments
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Michail Vasilaki Street, Gouves, Crete 700 14, Greece (Formerly Hotel Sweet Memory)   |  
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Ranked #6 of 42 Hotels in Gouves
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Holiday September 2012”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

We had a wonderful holiday at Sweet Memory in August 2011, it was so good that we have come back in 2012.

This year has been even better than 2011, the evening meals have taken Sweet Memory up another step.

Mama, Papa and Yanni treat you as one of their family which gives the place a wonderful homely feeling.

We are currently sat on the balcony in room 21, waiting for our taxi to the airport, eating some of Mama's fruit and discussing a return visit in 2013.

Richard & Gillian

Room Tip: All rooms are good, with shade at some time during the day
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 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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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

I chose these apartments because of previous reviews and I was not disappointed, The apartments have everything you need so if basic is the word people chose then so be it, they were clean and the cleaner came every other day, I stayed there for two weeks at the end of July with two teenage children. The welcome and farewell was second to none, with hugs and smiles all round, i did not notice anyone else getting the same welcome or farewell from their choices. It became home from home, Yannis was amazing and over help and advice all the time even offering to fetch medication from another town for my daughter, Mama made us feel like one of the family. We were self catering which works our expensive and going on Mamas cooking and the Breakfast I would recommend at least Half Board. The local places again were really friendly and even helped the kids learn some Greek. We will be looking at booking again, Going on a previous comment about a cockraoche, OMG!!! How dare one come into the apartment in a hot sticky climate! Lets face it, it was one. As for the pigeons the children and i commented on the fact we had not seen any!! Free use of the sunbeds for the beach, although some need repairing , was brilliant. You can also use the pool at the nearby hotel for free. Thank you Yannis and your family.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Sweet Memory Apartments is a wonderful place to stay. The rooms are very nice, the location is wonderful and the service levels are very high (Yannis and family were especially helpful ). The home cooked food was delicious. buffet breakfasts and traditional Crete dishes. Can't wait to go back!! A+++++++++++++
Jugs of red wine from the bar is a must!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fara in Sabina, Italy
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Hotel/Apts just in front to the sea in Gouves, nice place. Very large rooms, but decidedly spartan furnishings. Bathroom too small and very far from the level of a 4 stars. Breakfast (not impressed) and dinner buffet proportionate to the cost (10 Euro per person for dinner). Staff very friendly and helpful. Quality/cost ratio absolutely good but, in my opinion, not a 4 stars.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Dorset
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Just returned from 13night holiday at sweet memory apartments. Myself partner and 2 children. We picked these apartments because of the good reviews and werent dissapointed. it was even better than expected. The food always lovely and fresh lots of choice although a bit of variety on the fruit would have been nice. apartments large and cleaned i think every day but Sunday. lots of good beaches within walking distance. went on trips to aqua plus and spinalonga. nice walk to aquariam approx 1 mile. Swimming pool not huge but clean and relaxing and bar area in shade with good reasonably priced food try the pizzas.. Photo of sweet memory doesnt do it justice its a lovely relaxing place to sit and eat with fantastic views. occasional music would have been good. only complaint buy some new loo brushes! Many Thanks for a great stay.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

We are a family of four with two boys aged 8 and 11. We arrived on the 24th July (our youngest son's birthday) and we were warmly greeted with coffee, cake, biscuits and juice. Our son was also presented with a birthday cake and the whole restaurent sang 'Happy birthday' - this was a lovely touch and one which we will remember. The apartments were adequate and spacious for the duration of our stay. As we were self catering the only comments we would make are that the kitchen area is quite basic and somewhat lacking in some essentials like a toaster and more knives and forks and extra plates. We ate in the restaurent area a couple of times and the food was very good, with a varied choice of several courses and lots of fresh salads, bread and at a 'all you can eat buffet style' is very reasonably priced at 10 euros per adult and half price for kids which represents great value for money. Drinks and ice creams from the bar are also reasonably priced. The location is superb - a rocky beach just across the road and a number of sandy beaches 5minutes in either direction. There is no pool at the hotel but one nearby at Kaissa beach hotel approx 500 yards away which again we can recommend. Air conditioning was available but only in the main bedroom. Nothing was too much trouble and Yanni had no hesitation in trying to obtain a prescription for my son when the local pharmacy was closed on Sunday. And even helping us to sort out a hire car. We have no hesitation in recommending these apratments for a quiet, relaxing family holiday. We're already missing waking up to the sound of the sea and drifting off to sleep to the sound of the waves crashing against the rocks. The sunsets are amazing and the hospitality of the Cretan people is second to none. Thanks for a wonderful holiday and for all the sweet memories which we will hold in hearts.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dorset
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

Just returned from a really terrific fortnight and would highly recommend The Sweet Memory Appartments. Yannis and his family were excellent and the food and cleanliness was excellent.

Irene who serves the drinks was lovely and was able to give a lot of help and advice..... She pulls a fantastic beer too !! Wooooo Hooooo !!

Views from the restaurant are fantastic ........ This place is ideal for people with kids or those just wanting to kick back and chill ....

I would definately go again

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Michail Vasilaki Street, Gouves, Crete 700 14, Greece (Formerly Hotel Sweet Memory)
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Gouves
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Gouves
#3 Luxury Hotel in Gouves
#3 Best Value Hotel in Gouves
#3 Romantic Hotel in Gouves
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Gouves
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Sweet Memory Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sweet Memory Apartments, a best choice for families and young couples, is a 4 star+ self-catering apartment complex located in Gouves, a family-oriented resort, east of Heraklion. Literally a few meters from the beach, our apartments are spacious and modern in a serene location yet not far from restaurants, taverns, bars and a vibrant nightlife nearby. The apartments were built in 1990 as a family business with a friendly staff at your service at all hours to ensure a memorable stay for you and your family. ... more   less 
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