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Reviewed November 6, 2018

This was our first stay at The Ourania apartments and i hope and pray we get to do it again .
My husband and I spent 2 glorious weeks here in early September. We arrived very late at night, and were dropped off at the top of a badly lit road and i thought OMG what have I booked??.
However i was pleasantly surprised to find a beautiful Greek courtyard waiting for us. Check in was the easiest i have ever experienced. No filling out forms or photocopying passports or credit cards Just room key and someone to assist you. If you want to hire a safe , it will cost you 10 euro per week or air con is 6 euro per night.
We were allocated one of the newer apartments on the first floor, WOW.
It was a huge studio with a very generous balcony. The bed was a king size and there was also a sofa that could be used as another bed comfortably. It was very well equipped and the bathroom was very roomy.
There was plenty of wardrobe and storage space. Really comfortable for a two week stay.
I realized next morning we were very central to all facilities. Shops, supermarkets, Bakery, and restaurants were all within a comfortable walking distance.
This part of Gouves is quiet and peaceful but if you want more choices of bars , shops, beaches etc, just walk along the waterfront towards the harbour.

The Ourania has a lovely pool , not very big but it never seemed overcrowded. Plenty of sunloungers and shade to be had under the Lemon and Olive trees. It was so peaceful.
There is also a lovely Bar/Snack bar overlooking the pool that serves food until 4pm. Personally i always cook breakfast myself but this restaurant do a fabulous selection of breakfasts for approx 5 euro . We did eat lunch here on our last day as we had to vacate our apart by noon.
The facilities here are brilliant. There is a beautiful new laundry room, with the use of 2 new washing machines and washing powder supplied. There is also the use of a proper iron and ironing board if required.
Also there are also facilities to have a very comfortable shower etc on the day you leave. (2 purposely built wet rooms)
The housekeeping staff were very good. We had fresh towels every day, bins emptied every day and linen changed 2/3 times a week.

If there was anything i could add/suggest to make this place more perfect it would be
"A Microwave" in the kitchen. If cooking for more than 2 it has to be done in batches and therefore something probably needs to be reheated.
We absolutely loved this place and will definitely return.
Thank you Kostas and Team. I cant praise you all highly enough. We had a holiday to remember

PS. If you are looking for a local tour operator , Be sure to go to Voyager Travel. It is on one of the streets going to the beach. There is a lovely lady there and she helped us book 4 different trips and they were all amazing. She is very personal and costs about half the price of the travel companys eg TUI.

Date of stay: September 2018
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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3  Thank marbarCork
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Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Ourania gets better and better. We’ve been many times and the standard steadily gets better. We stayed in the new apartments and they a fantastic. The whole place is very well maintained and the staff are friendly helpful and conscientious. We wouldn’t think of going anywhere else. Roll on 2019.

Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Traveled with family
Thank G2968ORpeterm
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

Stayed at the Ourania apartment complex for a week in October with my husband and 19 year old son. We had a fantastic time and everything went very smoothly, from correspondence before the holidays until our departure.
The complex is laid out like a Greek village with the apartments dotted around along the path, everything is very tastefully decorated and kept clean and tidy meticulously. We stayed in one of the older apartments which are quite basic, but modern and extremely clean. You have got everything you need.
The most charming thing about the complex for us were the cats which live there and are fed by the manager, even throughout the winter when the complex is closed. They love a cuddle and a fuss, but leave you alone if you are not into cats. We certainly fell in love with them.
We like to explore the surrounding area when on holiday, so had hired a car at the airport. We had quite a few trips out, including to Plaka (and then a boat trip to Spinalonga which was brilliant), to Agia Galini in the South where it was quite a bit warmer and into the mountains to explore some of the lovely villages there and also the Lasithi plateau windmills. We also visited the Skotino cave near Gouves, it is free of charge and quite an adventure to explore it.
The apartments were cleaned regularly and sheets and towels changed. Staff were very friendly and helpful, especially Kostas, the manager who is always happy to assist, even if requests are a bit unusual.
The pool area is very nicely laid out and there are plenty of sunbeds. In October the water was a bit cold, but nice for a quick dip and swim to cool down.
I can‘t recommend the Ourania apartments highly enough, we had a fantastic holiday there.

Room tip: People have raved about the newer apartments. We stayed in one of the older ones and found them very comfortable indeed.
Date of stay: October 2018
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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2  Thank madmarionuk
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Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

We have just come back from a 4nt stay here. We booked only 4nts as never been to Greece before and wasn’t sure whether we would like it. How wrong was we. When the coach dropped us off down the road we thought ‘here we go’ but as you walk up you see the apartments lit up. When we walked in it was spotlessly clean. We were checked in by Lefteris and he showed us to our room, he even showed us where to eat as it was 8pm local time. The apartment was massive and again spotlessly clean. Balcony was huge. We were in the new building (thank you Kostas for the upgrade). The pool is a good size and also the pool bar is better priced than most tavernas. The food in Greece is amazing and the people are so friendly. I will definitely be back no question there. It’s great to see the cats just strole around the place even one was sun bathing next to us around the pool.

If I had to have a negative and it’s a small one, I wouldn’t allow glasses around the pool. That’s my only negative.

Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2  Thank amandal988
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

Just come back from here. What a great place to stay, was good from start to finish. The staff were great and so helpful. We stayed in the new building, which was fantastic and was furnished really well. Have been to many Greek places and this hotel was the best. Saying this the whole hotel was good ,authentic Greece. There are so many Tavernas to choose from and a 15 min walk if you wanted even more to do. Love the whole holiday . No 1 in Gouves for a reason

Date of stay: October 2018
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank Zitziubummer
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