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Villa Marie Kelly
Ranked #6 of 36 Hotels in Kato Gouves
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 15, 2012

Visited twice this year and would definitely return again next year. Fairly basic, but comfortable apartments but thats all we needed as really only used apartment for sleeping. Very clean and excellent value. Lovely swimming pool and the bar staff are so friendly, close to sea front, some great tavernas and supermarket.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

We went there in September the weather was great, Marie Kelly best place rooms were basic but very clean they were only ment to clean twice a week but came every day.
My husband and I had a fantastic holiday the beach was so close to the villa and for two sunbeds it was 6 euro.
There is loads of places to eat but maria Kelly do, do a very nice breakfast and club sandwich we will be going back as soon as we can.
Only thing that was a bit off was the dam airport my god four lines if the holiday had not been so good we would have been so ticked off!!!!!!!! But the Marie Kelly was so friendly and everyone should visit.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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3  Thank Rosebu
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Another fantastic two weeks at the Marie Kelly. This is my 3rd visit and I have every intention on making an annual visit.

The owners Demitris and Olga as well as all the staff are such lovely people, who go out of their way to make everyone welcome.

The atmosphere is very Laid back and an excellent place to chill out.

The apartments are very clean and has all the equipment for self catering.

Demitris takes great pride each evening in making sure the pool is cleaned and cared for and it is very safe.

Natalie (daytime) and Alex (nighttime) are the workers in the bar and are great fun.

I am aware of the economic situation in Greece, but this has not caused me any concern in returning to Crete.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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4  Thank carol2011holiday
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

just returned from marie kelly.just the place to chill out for 2 weeks laid by a lovely clean pool.our room was just what we ask for upper floor and over looking the pool.clean and tidy roomswith an 1st class maid service .the staff are really lovely behind the bar day time is natalie her food is really good value and so tasty.at night time it alex`s and he pull a lovely cold glass of beer.just wished they served food at evening time.the maire kelly is at the quiet end of gouves but still many nice places to eat.we will be returning back there at some point i am sure.going to gouves its got to be the maire kelly that you stop at .

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank bantams9
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

Just back from a 14 night stay at the Marie Kelly and we were pleasantly surprised, we had a lovely room with 4 balconies, I know that this isn't standard and we were very appreciated to have been upgraded. The staff were always helpful and obliging and the other guests , some of whom have been there on other occasions, were very friendly. It is a quiet resort but suited us, some excellent restuarants (meals too big for us) reasonally priced with drinks to match. The snack meals and breakfasts at Marie Kelly were good value and always freshly made. A very pleasant relaxing holiday.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank SouthportDolly
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

We were looking for a simple relaxing holiday with a clean hotel, plenty of sun, and good food. we found what we were looking for. The hotel was clean well located with good resteraunts nearby. The facilities in the hotel excelent with a clean room and cooking facilities and plesent gardens and good sised pool. the family atmosphere in the hotel was also very plesent with nothing being too much trouble for the reception to do for us. we will be booking this for the same time next year. Thank you to the proprietors and staff at Marie Kelly.

Room Tip: I would not consider any of the rooms to be bad, they all had a central location around the pool are...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank robin w
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

This was our 2nd trip to Marie Kelly which says a lot - we never normally go back to the same place, not because they won't have us... because we like to travel and it is a big world! We only had a week to spare this year, so we went 'home' to MK.

We found Marie Kelly by accident last year and booked at quite short notice. On our first visit, the first thing that really hit us was the welcome - lovely, friendly people. We felt immediately at home. On our 2nd trip we were welcomed back like old friends.

The apartments are quite basic but very clean and really, there's everything you could want if you want to self-cater, though eating out is so cheap there's not much point. The one thing to bear in mind is that in summer it is VERY hot (up to 40 degrees this year) so air-conditioning is a must - this is payable on site and cost about 45 Euros.

Gouves itself is pretty, quiet and undeveloped, the local beaches are lovely and if you want to get out and about there's plenty of motorcycle/car hire places.There are a number of really good restaurants within a five/ten minute walk and a well-stocked supermarket. I must recommend Spyros Taverna up in the main village - run by a wonderful couple and the food is outstanding - pay them a visit, you won't regret it (well you might if you avail yourself of the constant supply of Raki!).

All in all, Marie Kelly is the ideal location for a quiet pool/beach holiday, or for the more adventurous types who want a base from which to explore this beautiful island. It's not The Ritz, it is however, homely, well-cared for and extremely good value. If you have any problems the staff are very keen to sort them out straight away. Lovely place - we will be back again (yes.. 3 times to the same place, that is the highest recommendation I can give!).

Room Tip: Some apartments are up flights of stairs so let them know in adavnce if you need the ground floor.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Kato Gouves, Kato Gouves, Gouves, Crete 700 14, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Gouves > Kato Gouves
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Kato Gouves
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Kato Gouves
#5 Romantic Hotel in Kato Gouves
#6 Family Hotel in Kato Gouves
Price Range: $30 - $48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Villa Marie Kelly 2.5*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Mariekelly is a luxurious fully renovated complex of 30 autonomous apartments. They provide fully equipped kitchenette with fridge, boiler and toaster, bathroom with shower, air conditioning, safety deposit boxes, TV, telephone, haidryer and balconies or terrace with panoramic view to the sea, pool and or garden. Villa Mariekelly offers reception service, free parking, free book hire from a huge variety, satellite TV, internet facilities, laundry service, pool table and other games, outdoor swimming pool in a huge terrace with sun loungers.Gouves is a modern tourist area, 20 km away from the city of heraklion, with organised beaches, cafes, taverns and restaurants. You may find a variety of shops in the shopping centre, as well as car and motorbike rentals. ... more   less 
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