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Ourania Apartments & Hotel
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

We have just come back from two weeks stay at Ourania Apartments, wonderful !!! Lovely setting, 350 metres from the beach. Lots of nice places to eat. Mylos was our favourite. Spiros where Maria will come and pick you up and give you a lift back. Kostos will ring and book a table for you. Porto down the other end of Gouves is excellent for fish. Staff at Ourania are so friendly and helpful, nothing too much trouble. Would not hesitate to go back !

Room Tip: We always ask for a high floor which is what we got and were very pleased as we had good views. Smal...
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

Beautiful and well run Apartments & Hotel close to the beach. Very clean with staff that really look after you. Great onsite bar for that one for the road after a night out. I would certainly go back again and recommend it as a great place to stay.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

We have just returned from a week at Ourania apartments in Gouves. My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed our time there, we wished we could have stayed a little longer. The apartments are kept clean and tidy, they are spacious and have just what you need for self catering (we did eat out every night after all we were on holiday). The apartment area looks like that in the picture, it is very well kept, there are plenty of sun loungers around the pool. The beach is about 10 minute walk, there are plenty of tavernas. If you walk to the beach and turn left there are tavernas opposite the beach. If you turn right and walk along he beach you will find more tavernas, the best by far is Mylos which is a walk back up the small hill. Thank you to Costa and his team for a memorable, enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Lynn S
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

This is a little gem of a place. The apartments are laid out, like a small village with a small olive grove between them and the pool. We returned here after a gap of twelve years, and were very impressed with the continual upgrading of the accomodation and its' surroundings that has been undertaken from when we were last here. Very clean, well decorated, spacious and functional apartment with a good bathroom, kitchen and terrace. The linen was changed twice during the week we were there, and it is this attention to detail, by the management, that makes this place an excellent place to stay. The staff are very friendly and helpful, a nice pool area with plenty of sunbeds, and a pleasant bar that serves snacks throughout the day makes this an attractive area for sunbathing.Its' location is in a quiet area a two hundred metres or so back from the main beach, where sunbeds can be hired. There are a number of excellent tavernas on the route to the beach, where good food can be obtained. Try Mylos or Medusa, and you will not be disappointed. Due to its' proximity to Heraklion there is some aircraft noise, but I did not find this intrusive and it certainly did not spoil our holiday as we had a really relaxing time there.

Room Tip: Upper apartments are more sunny.
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

we have stayed at the ourania several times before and as usual they did not let us down .I am disabled so we have a ground floor room and there r plenty of ramps the rooms r clean the staff r great and were very helpful when it came to getting to and from the airport. the weather was fantastic even though it was early may we nearly cooked!! my only comment is that I don't consider t really suitable for kids there is a pool a swing and a pool table so if ur kids don't like any of those it wont be suitable ,also there were some inconsiderate people who let their kids run riot and spoiled the pool area for sunbathers I have 5 grandkids of my own so I am not a kid hater!! I blame their carers all in all a lovely hidden jewel do not be put off the walk down the lane to get to it u will be very pleasantly surprised one last suggestion a torch is useful if u r going late season well done Kostas and his team and his cats (especially Felicia!!!) and his dog!!

Room Tip: ps the planes do not bother u after a few hours very peaceful(except for rowdy kids when not control...
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

great place great staff great food great surroundings. I've visited many hotels in gouves been visiting since 2000 and lived there 2004 and this is truly one of the best little bit out of way for where I like to go at night but plenty around not remote at all. genuinely lovely place.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

Had 2 weeks in an apartment end of September, lovely place, very friendley staff. apartment was very clean, just the right amount of things that were needed in the kitchen area, altough we went out in the evenings for a meal. nice pool area and able to get lunch from the bar in the afternoon. The one thing that has been mentioned before is the planes, yes we did get used to them during the day, even when they passed so low that you could read the registration on the wing. the one thing that put us off a bit was the last plane passed over approx 23.05 each evening and the first at silly hour of the morning when it was still dark. We didnt hear them every morning, whether this was due to the timetable or us just sleeping through, we are not sure.
We tried a few places to eat in the evening, Mylos was good, as was the Island on the sea front. if you are up to a little walk, then we can recommend the 'Xilino' along the fromt towards Gouves, about a 15 min walk, but on a lovely evening it was very enjoyable.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Epidavrou | Kato Gouves, Kato Gouves, Gouves, Crete 700 14, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Gouves > Kato Gouves
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 31 Specialty Lodging in Kato Gouves
Price Range: $25 - $243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ourania Apartments & Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
There’s a lot to be said for a small, peaceful hotel. If you’re looking to really chill out, you won’t get much peace at a bustling mega hotel. So that’s where the Ourania Apartments come in.You won’t find a huge resort packed with guests, but that’s its charm. What you do get is pin-drop peace and quiet, along with a bit of good old fashioned Greek hospitality. ... more   less 
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