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Sweet Memory Gourmet Apartments
Ranked #12 of 36 Hotels in Kato Gouves
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“Sweet Times at Sweet Memory Apartments !”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Despite arriving late and to discover our accommodation was cancelled by our tour operator, the manager, Yannis handled it smoothly ! He offered us a drink whilst he got a room ready for us. Straight away we knew we would have a fantastic stay here. Honestly, the hospitality is incredible. Yannis and his family make you SO welcome and it really feels like visiting family on holiday. The home cooked FRESH food is made by the wonderful Mamma and Yannis makes THE best mussell risotto and a tomato pasta! The room was more than ample for our family, cleaned daily and fresh towels too! We hated leaving and would DEFINATELY recommend this little gem to our friends. We are planning a return visit. We already miss Sweet Memory and the wonderful Yannis (NO PROBLEM, SIMPLES, EASY PEASY), Mamma and staff. You will not be disappointed visiting here. σας ευχαριστώ για μια υπέροχη στιγμή !!!!The Temples

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

We stayed here for 2 weeks in September. We have stayed in many places in Greece over the years and Sweet Memory Apartments are by far the best we have stayed in. We turned up late at night, to a very warm welcome from Yanni, who made us feel at home straight away, he showed us to our room, which was very clean and invited us for drink on him, which we did and he introduced us to some of the other guests, which was nice as they turned out to be lovely people and from then on the holiday just got better and better.......................the apartment was cleaned regularly and very spacious, the food on offer was lovely and fresh every night, mamma even adding her specail meals from time to time, cooking the best Moussaka we have ever had!!
We were made to feel part of the family and meet some great people (this place seems to attract the best people), who we are keeping in touch with and hope to meet at Sweet Memories next year.
So a big thank you to Yanni and his mum and dad for a fantastic holiday. See you all next year.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

From the first minute we arrived to the last nothing was to much trouble for Yannis or his parents making you feel really special.The apartment was perfect for the short time spent in it!! & was cleaned with fresh towels/linen every day,there was enough food on offer for a good breakfast & the selection of food for evening meal was very good plenty of variety & being buffet style numerous visits were allowed!! All in all a very nice weeks holiday made better by the wonderful people would highly recommend!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2012

Well what can we say. We arrived just after midnight and the Manager Yannis showed us to our room, asked if we would like to join him and other guests for a night cap this of course was free. Infact we had several drinks that Yanni wuld not allow us to pay for. Back to the room No23 which i must say was large with a good open plan living area,which would accommodation another two guests, kitchen table and chairs lovely kitchen preparation area equipt with all you need for self catering.Kettle, toaster, 2 hob burner,full size CLEAN fridge, nice quality pots anyway enough of that because when you see the buffet they put on each evening there is no way you will want to self cater. The food was so delicious i am not even going to bother describing the choice and taste just believe me when i say its truely greek authentic and delicious. i am probably the worst when it comes to food because i love to cook and eat out and the food really was exquiste thanks Mama Koula(Yannis's Mum). The main bedroom is separate to living area which was nice to have a shut off room. Single beds, but matresses clean and firm. Excellent white linen changed regularly. Bathroom good size with shower and again a lovely clean shower curtain and a shower with power to it.
Oh year evening meal cost 10 euros and included starter salads at least 5 choices and a choice of at least 8 main meals also fresh fruit and cakes, believe me the price of 10 euros really is cracking value.
We ate out each luchtime and paid a minimum of 26 euros and that was usually a greek salad and gyros or pizza and 2 beers. This family was an absolute wonderful family to have shared our experience of Crete with. Nothing was ever a problem.
The location was great right on the beach front, having breakfast each morning looking out to sea was unforgetable.
You could walk a couple of minutes each way and find a nice sandy beach. Overall the resort is small, but lovely to be able to walk the coast line to other resorts which if you like to walk is lovely.
You will not be dissapointed if you book this lovely greek family run hotel.
Transfer times to airport 15 mins which is a bonus.
Once again thanks to the lovely family for a remarkable stay and for letting us in on a true piece of greek hospitality.
Stuart & Lesley from York Stayed here October 2012

Room Tip: The rooms havent actually any sea views but the grounds are lovely.The fact you can sit out having m...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

We have just returned back from Sweet Semory Apartments. Yet again totaly impressed by the service ,and the welcome we recieved. The people who run this amazing place cant do enough to make your stay a good one. They ensure you are happy and have everything you need.
Yannis and him mum Koula and dad Michael are fantastic . They are a wonderful family ,offering you a warm and friendly welcome ,and showing you true greek hospitality .
Having seen previous review of Health Hazard issues, I dont know where they stayed but it was not Sweet Memory apartments Gouves.
The apartments are clean and beds spotless. The location of these apartments is excellent. Its central and near the beach , bus run from the top of the road. . Prices at Sweet Memory Apartments are excellent . Drinks are reasonable and good measures , also branded makes. We met some great people who we will stay in contact with and meet up again at Sweet Memory Apartments .
We spent our nights having good food and lovely wine.
We have grown very attached to this family, and can not see us go any where other then here for our holidays . Well done again yannis and family !!!!!! Big Thanks From Us Both !!!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

A friend and I spent a week at the apartments and left feeling like part of the family. The accommodation is basic but extremely affordable, clean and functional. You could get this many places, but what makes it truly special is the fantastic family who run it. Yanni and his parents would go to the ends of the earth for a friendly customer and they really make the place what it is.

It is an easy drive from Heraklion airport and there are some nice beaches and restaurants near by. It was a great base from which to explore places like Knossos (30 mins drive) and Spinalonga Island (50 mins drive to Elounda or Plaka, then a 20 minute boat crossing).

If you are a light sleeper it can be quite noisy with planes going over, so you would be best buying air con for the week and keeping your doors and windows closed. I slept through it all however!

The food at the restaurant is adequate, and the prices for drinks at the bar are the best in the area. We had to fight yanni to pay for the majority of them.

Can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

we had a great holiday thanks to yanni and his mam and dad. the hospitality would put a five star hotel to shame. nothing was too much trouble to them. we toured the island from this great location and even walked the Samaria Gorge. the apartments are spacious and very clean. all the people we met there were lovely and we had a great time. yanni helped us to book flights and accommodation on santorini. his bar prices are some of the cheapest in the area. I really wanted to keep this place a secret but such a lovely family deserve recognition. see you next year.

Room Tip: there is a pool to use only five minutes away and nice beaches only a short walk away.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Sweet Memory Gourmet Apartments
Address: Kato Gouves, Gouves, Crete 71 600, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Gouves > Kato Gouves
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Kato Gouves
#6 Romantic Hotel in Kato Gouves
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Kato Gouves
#9 Luxury Hotel in Kato Gouves
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Sweet Memory Gourmet Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sweet Memory Apartments, a best choice for families and young couples, is a 4 star+ self-catering apartment complex located in Gouves, a family-oriented resort, east of Heraklion. Literally a few meters from the beach, our apartments are spacious and modern in a serene location yet not far from restaurants, taverns, bars and a vibrant nightlife nearby. The apartments were built in 1990 as a family business with a friendly staff at your service at all hours to ensure a memorable stay for you and your family. ... more   less 
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