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Leeds
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2016

I just loved the Despina Apartments. We stayed in Kato Gouves in July 2015 and & fell in love with the little place so decided to try different accommodation & we weren't disappointed. Small family run apartments, in a brilliant location. Quiet, chilled out & relaxing - just as I like it. We had a fabulous apartment , nice &... More 

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Thank you so much for your kind words...We are very pleased you have enjoyed your holidays with us. We hope to see you again soon ! best regards More 

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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2016

We stayed at Despina apt in August 2016. Our apartment consisted of 2 rooms: 1 with one bed, dining table, small kitchenette with a fridge and hot plate, and a bedroom The rooms are basic, the "kitchen" has everything you might need for cooking breakfast (or lunch, or supper). The pool was nice and clean when we were there, even... More 

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Stayed here for 2 weeks the apartments are run by a Mother and her 3 sons a lovely family friendly staff apartment was serviced every day. And all the Family speak English so if you need anything they are only to happy to help.The apartments have a Cocktail bar and the sons serve up a wide range of Cocktails and... More 

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manchester
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2016

We are looking forward to returning for another holiday at our favorite apartments we have known the brothers for many years now and the family why do we keep going back beacuse we get a lovely warm welcome when we arrive very relaxing holiday very good location the beach is just a walk down the road and for very good... More 

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bordon
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46 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2016

Worst room I have ever stayed in. Dirty, dark and dingy. The bathroom was dirty, the shower didn't hang on the wall, you had to try to have a shower whilst holding it. Water was cold. Kitchen sink was dirty and smelly. If you wanted aircon that would cost you 5 euros a day. The worst thing was at night... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2016

This place is perfect if you want an apartment, a pool, a bar and a short walk to the beach. What really makes this place special, though, is the people working here. The three brothers and the rest of the staff are so friendly and funny, and if you are lucky you will get to meet some of the nice... More 

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Thank you so much for your kind words...We are very pleased you have enjoyed your holidays with us. We hope to see you again soon More 

Oslo, Norway
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2016

This place is perfect for those who want to get the beach type holiday with everything you need, but without living in a huge, expensive hotel. The apartments are great for couples but also for friends, my sister and I stayed for two weeks and loved it! Close to but not on the beach (so the wind won't blow you... More 

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Thank you so much for your kind words...We are very pleased you have enjoyed your holidays with us. We hope to see you again soon More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

The room was lovely and clean with a nice balcony overlooking the pool. The place was near the beach, with a nice bar and friendly staff always available to help. More good bars, restaurants and shops nearby and off the main road so nice and peaceful.

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2016

So relaxing!!!!!! Great pool bar area with the best drinks and cheap as well!!!!!! The staff was so friendly too!!!!!! It has the best bar in town as well... Already booked to visit again in two months time... Can't wait...

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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed December 11, 2015

This family run place is a great place to stay if you're looking for something cheap yet cheerful. It pretty much has everything you need and the bonus of a pool, which was great! The rooms are basic, but have everything you need. The place is also a very short walk away from the town and restaurants. Literally around the... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi

Additional Information about Despina Apartments

Address: Kato Gouves | Vlyhadas street, Gouves, Crete 700 14, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Gouves
Price Range: $24 - $54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Despina Apartments 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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Also Known As:
Despina Apartments Gouves, Crete
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Gouves
#9 Romantic Hotel in Gouves
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Gouves
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“we had room 13 over the Bar when you get back from the beach in the afternoon you get the Sun on the balcony lovely size balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles Scottie247, Aug 23, 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are good but our favorite room above the main entrance ..”
 of 5 bubbles 50glad, Aug 14, 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms have balconies, but if you want more privacy, ask for a room on the second floor.”
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 of 5 bubbles ingridjoh, Jul 15, 2016 | Read review
“The ones facing the pool have very welcome shade on the balconies.”
 of 5 bubbles MariaJoh86, Jul 14, 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs front gets most sun.”
 of 5 bubbles HWaud, Oct 7, 2015 | Read review
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