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Reviewed 3 November 2016

For the first time I checked the reviews which were hit and miss. My girlfriend and I arrived here at the start of September which was pretty quiet and still hot for this time of year. The staff are exceptional, especially Maria who knew all the guest, friendly, helpful and will even party with you if she can. Food was...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I had a wonderful time at Despo at the end of season. The staff were exceptionally friendly and accommodating (especially Maria on Reception). The facilities are cleaned to a high standard daily and has a well maintained dining area. The food for a 3* hotel was as expected and certainly did the job. There are plenty of great tavernas a...

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2Thank james_c_hurst
Horsham
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is not the normal hotel I would go for. But as we were with friends who had stayed here before we said yes. We spent 6 nights here. It was surprisingly a very pleasant stay. What can I say. You get what you pay for.... Hear you get great staff who were friendly and very helpful. The rooms are...

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3Thank martgr10
Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Recently home from a week at the Despo Hotel. Our expectations were not overly high as we just wanted a cheap bit of winter sun, and I can honestly say that everything was much better than expected. The staff are a definite high point, especially the lovely Maria, Nikos and Mihaelos (hopefully all names spelled correctly?). The atmosphere was fantastic,...

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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Having arrived Tuesday evening,from a good flight. We arrived at 9.15pm. Checked in and asked where the restaurant was. We were told that it closed at 9pm. If we wanted food we could get a pizza from the bar,at a cost of 6 euros!. Having begrudgingly paying for the pizza, we then find that most decent spirits are not included...

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1Thank Rob A
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Just returned from a week break at this hotel from 4th till 11th October. I can only say, you will get what you pay for ( room+food ) not bad for 3 star hotel but staff especially Maria from reception and Yannis from bar will make your stay unforgettable.

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1Thank Slawomir K
Croydon
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Can not disagree with any of the positive reviews of this hotel. Yes it has great warm and friendly staff who go out of their way to make you feel welcome. My room was clean with everything I needed (fridge, hair dryer, TV and a good powerful shower). The room was cleaned daily. Many of the guests I spoke to...

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1Thank sladeCroydon
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We visited Despo on the 27th of September to the 5th of October. On arrival we were met by a man who had a basic knowledge of English, we were not shown to our room but merely pointed in the direction of it. The room itself was very dated and basic, we lacked a hairdryer in our room which we...

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3Thank Enya Lily M
Barnsley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

The hotel itself is fantastic the chef and serving staff are second to none. Maria on reception brilliant. BUT the reception you get at the bar is frosty to say the least especially if your English.just witnessed 2 English women get told off by yannis the barman for asking for 1 lemonade to go with their drinks so they can...

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1Thank darren r
accrington
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Just returned from a week break at this hotel , you get what you pay for 3*** room was very clean and all the hotel was basic but clean Hospitality was very good and in my eyes this is why people return year after year. Negative points: food was not best if I'm being honest. VERY busy main road and...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Despo Hotel

Address: Gouves Pediados, Gouves, Crete 700 14, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Gouves
Price Range: £33 - £79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Despo Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 73
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Also Known As:
Despo Hotel Gouves
Despo Hotel Crete/Gouves
Hotel Despo
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#14 Family Hotel in Gouves
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