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Despo Hotel

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 July 2013

We booked with lowcostholidays.com so were a bit worried that we might end up with a super basic hotel without much charm, upon arrival we were pleasantly surprised. Although small for an all inclusive resort, it really delivers on cleanliness, catering and helpful staff. The hotel is situated on a busy highway in a dusty suburb right beside Gouves -...

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5Thank 249DavidSalad
Reviewed 6 July 2013

I went on my first holiday without my parents and with 2 friends. I had low expectations of the hotel due to bad reviews and that I have only ever been to 4 and 5 star hotels. However as soon as I arrived I was met by beautiful views of a mountain and the sea. The beach is about 20...

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8Thank BethanJones94
sheffield
Reviewed 4 July 2013

we keep going back year after year and still love the staff and the hotel. its our little gem. all the family have grown to love it and please dont spoil it by trying to please the english too much. We keep coming back because it is so traditional . Thank you to Katerina Maria Mr Nikos Manos and George...

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3Thank cook4you
london
Reviewed 2 July 2013

Its not as bad as you think when you arrive, our room was clean and tidy and cleaned every day and everything worked as it should. air con is a bit expensive at 7 euros a night but we didnt need it anyway. The staff are great all of them are lovely and helpful as can be, the food is...

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5Thank ianmason33
Portsmouth, England
Reviewed 1 July 2013

This was our first time to Crete and we LOVED it! On arriving at the hotel, I was a bit concerned as has been said before in other reviews, it is on a main road (and due to a nightmare on the first day, I developed an irrational fear of it lol) and the hotel is very small. The smallness...

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2Thank treacle/simon
Kent
Reviewed 27 June 2013

My friend and I have just returned from Hotel Despo in Crete, the hotel may be a little tired but is more than made up by the staff who where so friendly and nothing was too much trouble, George, Maria, Manolo and the cleaning lady. We would certainly go again and met many that return every year. The food was...

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4Thank SarnieKent
Tenbury Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 June 2013

When I first arrived I was very displeased as the hotel is by a main road and not by the beach, but on the second day my mind quickly changed. It is a very small hotel but this makes it all the better, my friend and I made friends with all the staff as they were all lovely and very...

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5Thank Leanne P
Walsall, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 June 2013

Just come back from 2 week holiday to the Despo Hotel and i have to say it was a great holiday and the hotel was brilliant. Was there last October and the staff remembered us and made us very welcome. will be going back again

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5Thank Kath C
Stockport, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 June 2013

This was our first experience of an "all inclusive" holiday. We booked on the internet with Sunmaster, and as such were not represented at the hotel by a holiday rep (Thomas Cook). With this in mind I predicted that we would be allocated one of the dreaded "Dungeon Rooms" - rooms in the 100 series are below ground. Sure enough...

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3Thank 673MarkH
Gainsborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 June 2013

We had a great holiday at Despo, the staff were very kind and couldn't do enough for you. We had room 401 which stayed in the shade which was very good as it was baking hot outside. This is the first time we have done "all inclusive" and we thought the food was excellent, there was always plenty of choice...

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4Thank susan p

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Despo Hotel

Address: Gouves Pediados, Kato Gouves, Gouves, Crete 700 14, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Gouves > Kato Gouves
Price Range: $59 - $139 (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/Kato Gouves
Hotel Despo
Hotel Style:
#14 Family Hotel in Kato Gouves
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