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Hotel Astir Beach
Ranked #20 of 36 Hotels in Kato Gouves
Britain United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“kate scotland”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

The hotel is realy nice staff so friendly food was great couldn't fault anything in fact thinking of going back in august . The animation team were ever so friendly my 2 friends and me laughed from arrival to departing 1 of the best holidays to Crete ive ever had .Would definitely recommend well done Astir Beach .

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

Having stayed at the St Constantin last year we were hoping for the same kind of experience, but we were a little disappointed. Room was fine no complaints there, food was fine, most staff were friendly although the bar man was constantly grumpy, which was a big shame; he even complained "it's not a nice job having to work here and see everyone enjoying themselves except me". This doesn't seem to be the attitude that local people take - we've found the Greek people to be friendly and down to earth on all other occasions. When all is said, you get what you pay for and although we did have a lovely holiday overall, I don't think we'll be returning to Astir again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 739 helpful votes
Reviewed May 23, 2013

The hotel is realy nice, for a standard 4 star hotel in Crete. Good food if you go all inclusive, nice pool and the staf is nice as well.
Very close to the beach, sandy beach..... but here you have to be very carefull. The beach is public, like almost everywere in crete.... and the lifeguards are not well prepared.
You have to avoid the water when is wind and big waves. It just happened when i was there with some othe people, we found a russian guy in the water (we do not know even now if he was dead or allive) . The rocks are verry dangerous on big waves and the lifeguard stays there just to take the money for the sunbeds and umbrelas.
So this is sometingh to think about. But the hotel is just ok in any other sense and for the money paied you get good service.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Heraklion, Greece
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2012

A good place to stay, in front of nice sandy beach. Room was spacey with balcony to the west. We enjoyed wonderful sunsets.
There was not that must entertainment any more in September. Buffet meals had daily varieties in main courses, and tasted good. We stayed there with a group and had a pleasant time.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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London
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2012

Stayed 7 days at this hotel early Sept. 2012, hotel was nice. Room was clean and comfortable with new furniture, with flat screen TV! Far enough away from the nightlife not to bother you, but also close enough for you to jump on a local bus and get to Hersonsinos which is 15 minutes away and very lively if you want to party! Hotel staff nice and friendly and very accommodating. The beach is at the back at the hotel and you have to pay 2 euros 50 each for a lounger for the whole day.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bucharest
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 16, 2012

The hotel is very good, looks great, I understood that was recently renovated. Has a swimming pool, playground for volleyball and mini football, billiards tables, two terraces and a large lobby where drinks and snacks are served for All Inclusive, and even a small take away restaurat and a Supermarket (well, in fact is very small but in Greece it seems that any store that has more than 10 different products is Supermarket :) ) There are also facilities for people with disabilities. Even if furniture is not really new, rooms are clean, spacious and comfortable and have a balcony with a table and two chairs. The staff is helpful and friendly they are animators who invites you to take participate in all sorts of competitions, fun kids and evening offers entertainment programs (but do not expect too much from them). The strength is the food that is
excellent,everyday something knew, you can eat the fish, calamari and sushi or veal, turkey and
rabbit cooked in traditional style or grill, salads or pasta, is impossible not to find something to
like.The beautifull sandy beach is across the street, there not stones at all, you can walk barefoot
without problems, water is not deep up far away from shore.
What I did not like was the TV in the room which was small and old, with very few programs (BBC, RAI 1, TV5 Monde, one Russian and one Polish), and the Internet was expensive, even in the lobby was not free , as in many other hotels.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Cluj, Romania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2012

We spent a week in Astir Beach hotel in late July. In 2011 we was in a 3 * hotel in Greece but all that was little more elegant than this. The first surprise we had on the first day. We found that contrary to promises from Christian Tour travel agency had to pay for safe and no internet was not free as we were told. The rooms looked acceptable. Food every day with few exceptions was the same. Very disturbing was that the all-inclusive drinks could just take the bar inside the hotel and although there is poolbar to what was there was not all inclusive. Another bad thing was the attitude of the bartender who was a Russian. Last night when we went for another drink at the bar when I arrived was done at 11 and our bartender refused. It was not even one minute at 11. That bothered me a lot. I was not bothered so much so that all drinks were very poor quality and the fact that I was the bartender refused. I caught bartender on many occasions while he filled up the bottles from some plastic canister.
There have been other things but they were most disturbing.
Surely that will not come back to this hotel. I paid close to how we take a 5 * hotel in Turkey with ultra all inclusive.
The rest was ok. Beautiful beach trip we bought locally we have higher morale.
I'm sorry but this is truth.
Hotel on the outside looks good but service is very poor.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Astir Beach
Address: Kato Gouves, Gouves, Crete 700 14, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Gouves > Kato Gouves
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Luxury Hotel in Kato Gouves
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Kato Gouves
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Astir Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 164
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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