We arrived at the despo at 4am so couldn't see much when we first got there. We were in a superior room on the ground level which was lovely and quiet. I can't comment on the older rooms and dungeon rooms but I can say I was glad we had a superior room. It was basic but clean, and had everything we needed! The night porter was helpful which after reading other peoples reviews we worried about but definately don't believe all you read on here. I had no complaints about anything. The staff were all very helpful, the food was lovely and the chef did a brilliant job, the meals were always lovely- plenty of choice, breakfast is a bit limited but every day there were toast, cake, cereal, yoghurt, fruit, salad and eggs. As for lunch and dinners there was always a vegetable dish, a different sort of potato or rice, one or two meat dishes and often soup that the chef serves you with great presentation, and that is before you go on to the salads and pasta dishes and the breads. And there is a different pudding and selection of fruits which are lovely and fresh. The bar and waiting staff are also very friendly. The pool is surprisingly big for such a small place and was very clean. The gardens were amazing! Overall we had an amazing holiday in the despo and gouves. Crete is a beautiful island, the weather is gorgeous, we want to go back already! One pointer is use the free mini bus that runs each day from the hotel down to the beach as it isn't a really long walk but in the heat it can be hard work. Also the aquarium is well worth a visit whilst in gouves!
We did buy the air conditioning half way through our holiday which is expensive but well worth it in the 40 degree heat. We also paid for the safe which was cheap at 2 euros a day. For a small family run hotel we couldn't have asked for anything more.
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- Also Known As:
- Despo Hotel Gouves
- Despo Hotel Crete
- Hotel Despo
- Despo Kato Gouves, Crete