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Kato Gouves, Gouves, Crete 700 14 Greece
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#19 of 37 hotels in Kato Gouves
Situated in Gouves, only 18 Km east of the Heraklion international airport, by an extremely clean coast and sea, it is an ideal beach resort for unforgettable vacations. The hotel offers 164 modern and comfortable rooms equipped with private facilities, bathroom with bath tab or shower, direct-dial telephone, internet connection, private remote control air-conditioning, mini fridge, TV, hair dryer, safety box and balcony or terrace, most of them with a marvelous view to the sea.
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Free parking
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Entertainment staff
Table tennis
Airport transportation
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24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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German, Greek
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Lorna ჱܓ W wrote a review Jun 2022
London, England, United Kingdom299 contributions94 helpful votes
I stayed here for a week of rest, relaxation and swimming. The Hotel is lovely, and the staff were very helpful especially as i arrived a day late due to cancelled flight. My room was pretty big, 2 single beds, table & chair, big bath/shower room (mini toiletries included). I had a side room with balcony which looked out at the hills and trees, and to the left you could see the see… and Aphrodite Beach in the distance (my favourite spot during my stay). I watched the sunrise from my balcony. I stayed half board, the food was great and loads of choice, definitely something for everyone. All the staff at breakfast and dinner were lovely and really friendly. The hotel had 4 pools, big one, medium and 2 small that people could take little children in. Step outside the gate and you are on the beach, it was safe to swim in the one right outside as its protected , not sure about the beach to the left as the sea seemed a bit choppy there. The sunset from the jetty was perfect, i watched it every night and got some amazing pictures. I would recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
Laima N wrote a review May 2022
Riga, Latvia20 contributions3 helpful votes
The first impression wasn’t too good - receptionist wasn’t very welcoming, room was small and with 90ties style curtains. Good things - bathroom was good, water pressure also, outdoors of hotel - four swimming pools and seating places was great. Swimming pool bar didn’t work, indoors were bar and food area (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Services are not too many, all info one have to find himself. About catering: personell is nice, dinner food was good, breakfast - weak, not tasty and variety was poor. Good thing was that when we rented the car, parking was free in parking of the hotel. Place for hotel is good - right on the beach, close to restaurants and bars and small shops. Closest city is Hersonissos, some 10-15 min drive.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
HCornell wrote a review May 2022
Harrogate, United Kingdom179 contributions93 helpful votes
This is an excellent snack bar offering fresh, tasty and hot food. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The prices are reasonable and the coffee is lovely even served with a bit of chocolate cakeb
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
arunas z wrote a review May 2022
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We were together with my wife. Very very kindly staff, always had been asked if something need to help or advise. Traditional very nice food, good service’s, near the sandy beach, in hotel are several different pools. Room and hotel are are very clean. Arunas
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Christina D wrote a review Sep 2021
Sofia, Bulgaria125 contributions61 helpful votes
The hotel has been recently renovated and is very clean and pleasant. Our room was very nice, with a balcony and a very modern bathroom. The food in the restaurant is plentiful and varied, though it would have been nice if more traditional Greek dishes were offered. The coffee is another story - atrocious, to say the least. If we wanted a decent coffee we had to wait till 10 AM for the bar to open. The staff is nice and helpful, everybody speaks decent English and are quite professional. We particularly liked the location of the hotel - just across the beach. The beach itself is with fine sand, very clean and pleasant, though the sea was rather rough (it seems this is the general case on the northern shore of Crete due to the wind). Overall, I would say this is a good hotel for a quiet family vacation. However, it is fairly close to Heraklion, so you're not stuck in one place.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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377sukruu wrote a review Aug 2021
Greater London, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
19/08/21 we stayed in room 166 the staff were very friendly the food was nice the rooms were cleans Rena was a very good person this was a great holiday I would love to come back here the sea was nice and the pool was very clean.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Stelina G wrote a review Jul 2021
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The hospitality in this hotel was excellent. I stayed here whilst waiting for my passport to be renewed and I cannot comment on the high level of customer service. The variety of traditional Cretan food in the restaurant was amazing and the level of cleanliness was very high. I was able to work early in the morning for a few hours with uninterrupted Wi-Fi service, which also supported a couple of Zoom calls. All this staring out on the Cretan Sea! The perfect spot working away from the office!! Most of all, the Cretan hospitality and kindness of all staff makes you want to come back again and again!
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Date of stay: July 2021
Trip type: Traveled on business
Mirela57ro wrote a review Sep 2020
Bucharest, Romania98 contributions95 helpful votes
Hotel is nice, good location, practically on the beach. Clean. Food is another thing. No taste, despite variety. Waiters are polite, but food is very low quality! Located in North you should know it is always windy and sea with big waves! Another huge disadvantage is the loud music played by entertainment guy till late at night ( 11 - 11,30 p.m )! Don't take sea view if you want to sleep early, and don't take even half board! Lots of good restaurants in the area!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Anna wrote a review Sep 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
We came here for one week. Paid a lot to be in a nice place with pool. Due to COVID-19 we knew that there would be some restrictions. But this place... I would not recommend to worst enemy. To begin with - one waiter who doesn’t like people I guess and doesn’t even like to work in this place. Old man who serves only German people who buy extra drinks. In a dining room, there are 5/6 tables outside. When we wanted to sit outside, he told us not to do that because it is for others (bigger group than 2 people). If I come to the hotel, I want to be treated equally. After few minutes, all tables outside were occupied by couples - not a one family... Other staff members are lovely, so polite (especially mrs who serves in the morning and lunch - she is the boss!). Hotel manager stands at every meal looking what you pick to eat. Due to coronavirus they put your food on plate. Food - no sea food, fish is only thing that I don’t eat daily in my country. French fries to every meal, same salads. Plus for fruits and sweets. 4/5 things to choose. If this is 4* standard, I guess I have to choose 10*... drinks in all inclusive are so poor. Bartenders (female and male) are really lovely. They can make good drinks but if you pay (due to hotel policy). I can’t blame them for this. The breakfast finishes at 9:30 so you can’t get more sleep. That’s really sad. To end with - the pool. Even if it is said that there should be no reservations, everyone put their towels. Now due to pandemics, there are just 50% of the sun beds. We had to wake up at 7:30 to book the sun bed. The pool is clean - one of few pros of this hotel. I would not recommend going there if you want to have a nice stay without being treated like worth less than others by some staff members. If a place like this wants to keep customers, they really need to change few things. Otherwise, it is not worth of going. Better book an apartment with pool or next to the beach.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Timea Retki wrote a review Aug 2020
Linz, Austria17 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed in Astir Beach Hotel for one week. It was a family vacation with our 1,5 years old daughter. Upon arrival we needed to check in through the hotel website ( e-check in, because of this COVID virus, there was still always someone at the reception though ) Hotel was running with 50% now. Positiv thing was that we arrived at 11am already and received our room after checking in, we didn’t wait until 14:00. Beach is very close, only a road apart. Beach set ( 2 bed and an umbrella ) was €6/day. We had to ask for cleaning if we wanted our room to be cleaned. We asked for every day from the second day until we leave, and asked to be done by 12am as my daughter will have the afternoon nap. That’s not happened every day, 3x they came around 14:00, knocking on the door really laud and came in straight away. We had a double see view room, the view was stunning. Unfortunately I have to tell more negativ experience than positiv. I called the hotel for a transfer, the manager said it’s for the guest who booking directly through their website ( even though I was willing to pay for it ) there are lots of taxi around the airport who can take us there. The other huge negativ experience was the food. Was absolutely boring, not variated! Did not had greek food at all, for example mousaka or gyros.. At breakfast been eggs ( all sorts ) beans, salami, cheese, cerial, yoghurts ( natur and natur with choped fruits) if chips left from dinner, surely have in the morning too, croissant etc.. every day the same. If a sausage was a leftover from breakfast, sure you saw it in the evening agan as Ratatouille! Bread in the morning was awful. We only once had a fresh bread, than next day and the day after it was horribly dry! Fridge in the room was extremely cold, and since the button was broke off ( I guess in every fridge ) I could not change the temperature, which was a shame as my daughter still drinks milk 2x, so I had to take the milk out earlier ( watching not to gone bad ) A microwave would be nice in the room ( or at least for those who is traveling with children under 2 ) Air-condition was a disaster.( free of charge ) It was only working when the terrace door was closed. I understand you need to save energy etc but the room is too small and the air conditioning is to powerful! Not to mention it came directly on us ( onto the bed ) did not matter which program it was on, or the celsius, was the same cold ( also we caught a little cold) I though I cool the room until we are on he beach or pool ( 1,5-2 hrs in the morning ) but the key was soldered together, so could not just take the key and leave the energy unit in the room. We only had one key! Cleaning should be more thorough, we felt the sand on the floor. They don’t refill the shampoo or bodylotion. During one week of stay, we didn’t hear a Greek music, but Jazz! or some melancholic music which was very annoying and depressing! There were programs in the evenings, (mini disco) with music from the 80s and 90s ( again no Greek music or nights ..) In summary: Positiv: The hotel has a great location 20 min drive from Heraklion airport, 2 min.from the beach. The best waitress is Poppy at the breakfast! WiFi is free of charge, and the signal is good everywhere in the hotel. Children play area is well-equipped and in the shadows! Negativ: Food not varied, no name plates of the dishes, always have to ask what is this or that, bottle of water €2.50 such as coke and Fanta too. Dry bakery! Air conditioning and fridge is a disaster in the rooms! Microwave would be good to place in the rooms, or at least in the rooms where is a small child. More Greek food and music would be also a positiv thing instead of jazz and retro music.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
$77 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Astir Beach
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Astir Beach?
Nearby attractions include Baraki Bar (0.5 miles), Lounge Cafe Bar Wembley (0.4 miles), and Folklore Museum of Gouves (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Astir Beach?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Astir Beach?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Astir Beach?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Astir Beach?
Conveniently located restaurants include Asteria Restaurant, Kyknos Taverna, and Basilico Nuovo.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Astir Beach?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Hotel Astir Beach have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Astir Beach offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Astir Beach?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including German and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Astir Beach?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Palace of Knossos (8.1 miles), Castello del Molo (Koules) (9.2 miles), and Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis (9.5 miles).
Is Hotel Astir Beach accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.