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Kalia Beach Hotel

Kouriton, Kato Gouves, Gouves, Crete 70014 Greece
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#26 of 37 hotels in Kato Gouves
Welcome to Kalia Beach Hotel Kalia Beach is a newly renovated 4 * hotel, laying on the northern coast of the beautiful island of Crete just 18 Km from Heraklion city and the airport. Located in the village of Gouves, just a few steps from a beautiful sandy beach, Kalia Beach is the ideal place for summer sea and sun vacations for couples and families!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour front desk
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Sun umbrellas
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Greek
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shayne_12 wrote a review Oct 2021
Manchester, United Kingdom27 contributions9 helpful votes
We visited this hotel in October 2019 and I gave it a glowing report yes the food was hit and miss but the staff made up for it they were lovely So i expected the same I travel with my elderly mother and because its mainly flat we chose to return this October We stayed from 5th to 19th October and it was the worst holiday we've ever had the staff apart from 3 were miserable and sometimes rude and they were the same staff as 2019 ? The food omg was disgusting and we are making allowances for covid Every meal consisted of pork chicken spaghetti bol Salad bar had 6 dishes on it mainly tomatoes and cucumber beetroot and grated carrot only 2x did we even get lettuce no butter for the bread no mayonnaise for salad Sweets consisted of watermelon occasionally grapes jelly and small cakes After the 2nd week we had just water melon and small cakes But back to the mains we were served fish fingers burgers dry turkey WINGS spaghetti every day The chicken was the pieces we would throw away it was mashed together with a sauce poured over it But yet the most wonderful meals were coming out of the kitchen no no not for paying guest but for the special customers who came in from the streets and had al acarte they were always priority The wine in the restaurant ran out many times and when I mentioned it we were told by the bar manager well no guest !!! Who the hell were we Between 10am and 11am you could not even get a coffee or any other drink the bar finished for all inclusive at 10.30 and most drinks after that were €5 No English TV entertainment was a table tennis or snooker Occasionally a man playing an organ in the far corner of the restaurant Because there wasn't many guest or staff they were all doing about 3 jobs each thats fine But when you watch someone who has been cleaning then serve from the bar with the same black gloves on and then go back to cleaning 🤔 I was called to the headmasters office for complaining and asked what MY problem was then just spoken to in broken English for 10 mins all about how he had been in hospitality 42 yrs his daughter works at one of the hiltons UK I couldn't believe he felt justified in serving us the crap he did He said about covid and how it hard it had been and how the hotel was full next year and would be much better and to come back then ... are you kidding me He also said he would try to improve the menu Leave you to guess whether he did or not Only to say he never approached me again Maybe said hello but never once asked if it was any better. Thank god for the Pella restaurant the food was fantastic but surely if you are all inclusive you shouldn't need to eat out most nights We hadn't budgeted for that Even dogs were allowed in the hotel restaurant probably because they like the food coz that's all it was fit for To say we were disappointed is not enough it was DISGUSTING I think I'm a very fair person as you can see on my other reviews I try to tell it as it really is Worst still we had booked direct with the hotel and paid more than anyone else All I can say is no way is this a4* hotel not even a 2* Final word rooms were clean Just think about it seriously before you book there are much better hotels locally who make their guest a priority
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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MondorMS wrote a review Oct 2021
Tartu, Estonia14 contributions3 helpful votes
Children and teenagers have nothing to do there, no noisy nightclubs nearby - that makes this hotel a great place for a middle-aged couple. Nice room but we had some problems with the toilet but they were fixed asap. Very well sound-proofed windows. All inclusive had plenty of different choices during different days - pork, chicken, fish, turkey, lamb liver, many salads , spaghetti, greens, rice, pommes, sweets, breads, yogurt etc etc. Wifi was great, at least in our room. Stayed in the old building.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Václav Mazalovský wrote a review Jul 2021
Prague, Czech Republic1 contribution
Hello to everybody, this was a really beautiful stay! What a great place for vacation.. Personal absolutely perfect, all the service great.. Shame I do not know the names of all guys and ladies working there to say big THANK YOU, but I can definitely recommend that place to anyone! Best wishes and many thanks from Czechia! Regards, Václav and Martina, room 107 ;)
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Date of stay: July 2021
Jackson D wrote a review Jun 2021
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
Superb room very clean and spacious with large mattress and double bed, extra amenities and facilities. Staff was professional, service was fast and polite. One of the most incredible experience ever.
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Date of stay: June 2021
sellis44 wrote a review Feb 2021
Grimsby, United Kingdom215 contributions70 helpful votes
We were lucky to get a holiday during covid in Aug 2020. Booked through teletext, very last minute. I will not use teletext ever again, no customer service and changed us to this hotel last minute as we discovered the original hotel was closed. Hotel was nice, clean and very friendly staff. Pool was very good but needed to be up early if pool bed required. Some did become available later in the day. Having said that, always somewhere to sit in or out of the sun. Rooms were modern and clean. Could not fault them, very good. Location was perfect, right on the seafront, just across the road. Lovely to eat breakfast looking out over the sea. Food was OK, drinks were OK. For the price we paid it was great value. Mix of nationalities at the hotel, not many English speaking people, if you are seeking to mix with other holiday makers / actives you may struggle. Overall a nice break on the fantastic island of crete Thank you
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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GreeceCreteHeraklion PrefectureGouvesKato Gouves
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kalia Beach Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Kalia Beach Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Lounge Cafe Bar Wembley (0.2 miles), Baraki Marias Stis Gouves (0.3 miles), and Milena Dance Bar (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kalia Beach Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Kalia Beach Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kalia Beach Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kalia Beach Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kyknos Taverna, Pella Taverna, and Meet Meat.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kalia Beach Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kalia Beach Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Kalia Beach Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Palace of Knossos (8.4 miles), Castello del Molo (Koules) (9.4 miles), and Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis (9.7 miles).
Does Kalia Beach Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.