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Elpida Studios & Apartments

15 of 17 hotels in Gouves

3 out of 5 from 4 reviews
Aigaiou, 70014, Crete, Greece
The Elpida is a delightful accommodation, well maintained and consisting of 12 studios and 6 apartments surrounded by attractive gardens. Please note: The Elpida is situated alongside the main road, therefore, some traffic noise is possible.

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Sara, Bev, Harriet And Sam
13 years 2 months ago
We stayed at the Elpida Apartments,Gouves,Crete recently and ahd a lovely, relaxing holiday. The staff were excellent, very helpful and friendly. If you are looking for a big, flashy luxurious hotel then this imay not be for you, but if you want a taste of local life and a family friendly hotel it's great. Pool is not huge, but kids loved it and the surrounding gardens and sunbeds are nice and well maintained. the staff tidy constantly and work very hard to keep you relaxed and happy. They made non alcoholic cocktails for the children which they loved! Beer and pool snacks were great and well-priced. It,s about 10 min walk to 'The Strip' as its known, which is a street full of shops , restaurants and supermarkets -very handy and good for evening meals out.We recommend the chinese next to Manos supermarket NOT the one opposite as its expensive! The one down the side road does a set menu for 8.50 and is good.Hotel is generally basic but well kept and friendly.
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Travel operator: Libra

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Natalie
13 years 2 months ago
The hotel was a nice place to stay. The maid came to clean the room every other day which was good. The rooms are simple but unless you want to spend all day in your room, it isn't really a problem.

We had lunch at the apartments some days where there is minimal food such as pizza, chips, burgers and salad. 3 minute walk to the town where there are shops, bars and restaurants so I feel the location is brilliant. Our room was facing the road but we rarely heard much noise.

The staff were very friendly, they always tried to make conversation but as we rarely spent any time around the pool or bar we didn't really get to know them.

There was a couple of karaoke nights and a BBQ but we didn't attend so I cannot really comment on how the entertainment was.
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Michelle
14 years 1 month ago
The apartment we stayed in was very cramped and in very poor condition.It was dirty and the self catering facilities were almost non existent. Would certainly NOT recommend this place.
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14 years 3 months ago
Hi all,

We chose this holiday as a Thompson 'PriceBuster'we had a choice of 3, allocation on arrival. All 3 looked great in the brochure, so having never booked so late we thought they looked ok, so we would take the chance and grab a bargain.

Oh what a mistake!!!
We arrived at the hotel, which looked ok on first impressions-until we saw the hill it was on...
We were told to load our cases on either a tatty red truck or an even worse looking blue-pickup truck, as we would never have been able to carry them up.

The hotel itself was ok, rooms very very basic, would say it was a 1 maybe 2 star at a push.
As we were half board, we thought we would at least get our money's worth-this was also a big mistake.
The food was terrible-no variety and was cold.
We gave it a go for 2 nights then give it up as a bad experince.
Saying that the views were great from the hotel as you were so high.
The town the hotel was in was Dead to say the least.
There was about 8 resturants-4 supermarkets a bakery and that was it.
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Travel operator: Thompson 'Price Buster'

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