Villa Marie Kelly
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Villa Marie Kelly

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Apartment No 11
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Skorpios Restaurant
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4.5
#5 of 30 hotels in Kato Gouves
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
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Villa Mariekelly is a luxurious fully renovated complex of 36 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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Billiards
Karaoke
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Telephone
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
2.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Greek

Location

Kato Gouves, Gouves, Crete 70014 Greece
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L R wrote a review Sept 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom123 contributions78 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was on holiday with a friend and my 2 daughters and have just returned from a fabulous 2 week holiday at MK. We booked 2 studios and although we didn’t get refurbished rooms they were spotlessly clean, comfortable, especially the beds and a fabulous location to the pool and access to WIFI.
Run by a small, friendly and hardworking team who make everyone welcome; Demetrius, the quite, charming boss, who never sleeps, Olga and Natalie (interesting life & source of information) who looked after all catering during the day and last but certainly not least Mike (Michailis) the fabulous evening host, who entertained, kept glasses topped up and saved many the agonies of sunburn by cutting fresh aloe Vera. Although this hotel is 3* it is so much more
Efcharisto team MK, we hope to return.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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YMCL wrote a review Aug 2020
Motherwell, United Kingdom27 contributions80 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have recently returned from a very last minute holiday to Villa Marie Kelly, great family week away in the sun. With all the negativity about going abroad during COVID-19 I can honestly say Crete and MK have everything covered to ensure you are safe and well looked after. All the staff were very helpful and friendly and nothing was a problem with any help, advice or requests. We paid for air conditioning and found it beneficial as it was very warm. Our room allocation was perfect with a modern fitted bathroom and everything you would need in the room, including 4 balconies and a small washing line to dry clothes/towels. The room was spotlessly clean for our stay, we were informed by a letter in the room explaining about changes in the maid service due to COVID-19, any request for towels etc was made through reception and very quickly organised. We ate breakfast every day here and the service and food was great. A fully stocked bar area with all branded drinks and frozen glasses for beer. At the bar area and dining area there are hand sanitizers everywhere, staff are wearing masks/visors and following all procedures required. The staff working here work very hard and long hours to ensure holidaymakers enjoy their holiday which we did. I can’t understand why anyone would have a negative opinion as you would find it very difficult to find any fault and complain. We as a family loved our holiday in Crete and I can not recommend it high enough and hoping to holiday at MK again in the future. Big hello to all staff at MK and thanks again for providing us with a great holiday.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Samantha B wrote a review Aug 2020
Wakefield, United Kingdom64 contributions48 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for 10 days as a family of 4 with Jet2holidays. Room was basic with 2 single beds in a bedroom, 2 travel beds in the living room and a shower curtain with a taste for human skin. Air conditioning was an extra €70 for 10 days which we weren’t expecting but we were close enough to the bar to leech off the communal WiFi which was also unexpected. Room cleaned daily and pool/bar area spotless. Staff were polite and friendly although the male owners lacked the ability to smile 90% of the time.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kaci M wrote a review Jul 2020
1 contribution8 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We have came here as a family of 8 for a week, hotel was clean and so was pool area. Had a few issues throughout the stay. One of the rooms was a double room which had a double bed for a mother and 16year old son to sleep in, this was changed the next day after complaining. The
showers in room didn’t drain very good and had to start and stop to allow the water to drain away. Within the room we had a toaster that had a chip in it on arrival, toaster
worked fine however we were issued a 20euro fine for something we never broke! Staff were lovely at the bar at night times however the reception staff made us feel very
awkward and unwelcome! The cleaner came twice within our stay and woke us up both times to change the beds which isn’t the best! She also kicked my suitcase to brush
the floor which I thought was rude! We also were only given two towels for a 3 person room. The food wasn’t the best especially the chips and curry! I’d have been better
asking for curry powder🤢. I would not return to this hotel as the service was not the best and staff were very rude towards us.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Maria Mastoraki, Owner at Villa Marie Kelly
Responded 2 Aug 2020
Hello, We are sorry to read your review. As management from Villa Mariekelly we would like to point out a few things concerning your review. First of all, during your check in we allocated you to an apartment with a double bed that had also a single bed. There was no mention during reservation for your request of 2 single beds. Nevertheless, as soon as you informed us of this we immediately moved you to an apartment with 3 single beds. Moreover, as far as the toaster is concerned we always check items before each new arrival to be sure that all work properly. I am sorry but it had been damaged/broken as long as you stayed in the room and we asked for the refund as it was completely broken and could not be fixed. Furthermore, the cleaners always knock the door before entering and as we have emphasized inhouse you could choose the cleaners not to enter at all in your apartment due to special covid measures we have taken. There was no such mention from your side though. To be more specific regards to the covid measures in the room from the cleaners they are strongly advised to touch as less as possible clients' stuff. It might have been rude or strange to you but your suitcase was not kicked but it was not kicked. They try to avoid touching personal things of your with their hand and gloves!! As for the general service you mention I am sorry to read that you were unsatisfied, I am sure this is because of the refund we asked for the broken item.
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L R wrote a review Oct 2021
Edinburgh, United Kingdom123 contributions78 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just returned from our second holiday at Marie Kelly and it will not be our last. Our room requests through messenger were all accommodated and were much appreciated. A very warm welcome from the MK team and our fellow guests were all interesting and friendly.
Olga & Natalie ensure that the reception & hospitality run smoothly during the day and provide freshly prepared delicious food and wide selection of drinks.
Mike, the evening host, provides a friendly and entertaining bar service and ensures an inclusive bar experience for all guests. I am sure many guests return because of Mike.
Demetri, (the owner & Olga’s husband) is the quietest of the team and works endless hours to ensure all guests are looked after.
Thank you team MK for another wonderful holiday
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Date of stay: September 2021
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PaulOnHol wrote a review Aug 2020
Glasgow210 contributions122 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It’s no wonder this little accommodation is ranked in the top 5 places to stay in Gouves buy Trip Advisor users.
We enjoyed our stay very much. Great location close to local bars restaurants and tavernas. Very clean and well kept.
I would say it’s most endearing feature is its small team of staff and the owners Dmitri and Olga. We were made to feel very welcome and they always had smile and friendly hello whenever you seen them.
Natalie and Mike were fantastic behind always chatty and hard working.
If you choose to stay at the Villa Marie Kelly you will not be disappointed
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Stella O wrote a review Oct 2023
Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom8 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the 3rd time we’ve stayed here. We fell in love with Gouves the first time we stayed here in 2019. It was a 10 night stay the first time and we felt it just wasn’t long enough. So the next 2 times (post Covid) we made sure it was for 14 nights instead.
Dimitri and Olga are amazing hosts. They always make us feel very welcome and looked after along with the lovely Natalie who works in the pool bar/snack bar all day. The food in the snack bar is always very tasty too.

The studio apartments we’ve stayed in, all 3 times, are very clean and comfortable and have good air conditioning available for when you need it.
We always make use of the safe in the room too. (We pay extra for both the safe and air con)
The rooms are cleaned every day, (and bedding and towels changed often) which is needed if you’ve been at the beach as the floor in the apartment can get a bit sandy from clothes/beach towels and shoes.

We usually prefer to be by the beach during the day as it’s much cooler there, but the pool area is very nice, and is kept very clean and tidy with a good amount of sun loungers. The pool is kept immaculate clean too.

The bar is open until late, so a nightcap is always available before heading back to your apartment after a night around the town.

We can’t recommend Marie-Kelly enough.
We will be booking here again for our next (4th) time in Gouves.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kevin W wrote a review Sept 2021
Alva16 contributions40 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First visited in June 2019 and have never looked back. Have returned every year but for Covid would have been twice a year. Just returned from two weeks in September 2021 and can say it was a very relaxing holiday. The owners (Olga and Dimitri), cook (Natalie), barman (Mike) and cleaner (Latta) make your stay feel like home from home.
If you have a problem it is sorted out immediately (you do not get that service in five star hotels) and nothing is too much trouble.
The apartment's are not The Ritz but are spotlessly cleaned every day and have everything you need in them if you wish to cook yourself or you can have a cooked breakfast or snack in the bar area.
Plenty of sun beds round the pool area and not to far away from the bar for refreshments and even a good selection of books in the reception area to pick up and read.
If you just want to chill and relax in a 'family' setting then look no further - the number of returning guests cannot be wrong.
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Paul J wrote a review Oct 2022
Chester, England, United Kingdom3 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Villa Marie Kelly is simply perfect! The accommodation was extremely clean with a traditional Greek feel. The owners and their staff were lovely and friendly. The location is ideal with shops and tavernas a stones throw away and the beach just a 2 minute walk. Gouves centre is a little walk away along the sea front with plenty of restaurants and shops. 10 minutes walk up the road and you at the bus stop where you can catch a bus to Heraklion (well worth a visit) for a few euros.
This was our first visit to Marie Kelly but I have a feeling it won’t be our last!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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DawnB wrote a review Jul 2022
45 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our second visit to Marie Kelly. We don’t usually visit anywhere more than once but made an exception for this lovely place. We were made to feel welcome by Olga, Dimitri, Nathalie and Nikola and the friendly cleaners. I had emailed the hotel asking for an upstairs apartment and was slightly disappointed to be allocated a ground floor room. However we soon got over that disappointment when we found we had 3 separate terraces and a lovely refurbished bathroom. The pool area is clean and has plenty of sun beds. Nathalie makes a lovely full English breakfast which we had several times during our 2 week stay. In the evening the bar is manned by new barman Nikola who was friendly and pleasant to talk to. The bar stays open until the last person has left. The beach is a couple of minutes walk away and there are ample sun beds which cost €9 for 2 beds with an umbrella. You can buy doughnuts on the beach and a van sells fruit from the road above. There are several nice restaurants nearby. We particularly liked Scorpios and Limanaki. We visited The Central Bar where there are bands & singers on several times a week. We had a fantastic holiday again and I’m sure we will be returning for a third visit in the future.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Room 206 is around the back so no noise from the bar at night.
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Answer from Lisa N
Nottingham, United Kingdom36 contributions41 helpful votes
The room we looked at had the 3rd bed in the lounge area separate from the bedroom.
Flyonthe asked a question Jul 2023
Hi Are there irons you can hire
Answer from Forrest Jones
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom23 contributions35 helpful votes
Sorry don,t know. Contact direct via their web site
Gilmmmm asked a question Jun 2023
Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom28 contributions11 helpful votes
Is there any roadside fruit and veg sellers near hotel
sue m asked a question Jun 2023
Linton, United Kingdom75 contributions49 helpful votes
Could anyone tell me what time the bar close in the evening?
Answer from Forrest Jones
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom23 contributions35 helpful votes
No official closing time . Not later than 3.30 am though
punzie25 wrote a tip 16 May
Birmingham, United Kingdom19 contributions14 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"The studio apartments are the blocks straight next to the pool "
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Gillian P wrote a tip Nov 2023
1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"No problem with sun beds lovely clean pool"
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Forrest Jones wrote a tip Oct 2023
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom23 contributions35 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Relax , enjoy . If you have a problem mention it straight away it’s too late when you are back home "
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Lisa N wrote a tip Sept 2023
Nottingham, United Kingdom36 contributions41 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Keep all the shutters down during the day and it helps to keep the room cool!"
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paul k wrote a tip Jul 2023
5 contributions3 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"get to the pool very very early to get a sunbed not enough at all for amount of rooms "
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PRICE RANGE
£60 - £611 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
villa marie kelly hotel gouves, hotel marie kelly, marie kelly hotel
LOCATION
GreeceCreteHeraklion PrefectureGouvesKato Gouves
NUMBER OF ROOMS
36
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Marie Kelly
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Marie Kelly?
Nearby attractions include Central Bar ( formerly Sports Cafe Central) (0.08 miles), Maria Yannis Cafe Bar (0.06 miles), and Baraki Bar (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Marie Kelly?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Villa Marie Kelly?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Marie Kelly?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Villa Marie Kelly?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Marie Kelly?
Conveniently located restaurants include 2 Friends Restaurant, Limanaki Restaurant, and Medusa Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villa Marie Kelly?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Villa Marie Kelly?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Villa Marie Kelly?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Palace of Knossos (9.3 miles), The Throne Room (9.3 miles), and Kouloures (9.3 miles).
Is Villa Marie Kelly accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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