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Gouves Pediados, Kato Gouves, Gouves, Crete 70014 Greece
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#22 of 37 hotels in Kato Gouves

See why so many travellers make Despo their hotel of choice when visiting Kato Gouves. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a refrigerator and air conditioning, and you can stay connected during your stay as Despo Hotel Crete offers guests free internet access.

The hotel features 24 hour front desk and currency exchange. Plus, Hotel Despo offers a pool and free breakfast, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

During your visit, be sure to check out one of Kato Gouves' popular souvlaki restaurants such as Limanaki Cafe Restaurant, George Taverna Bar, and Medusa Restaurant, all a short distance from Despo Hotel.

Should time allow, Folklore Museum of Gouves is a popular attraction that is within walking distance.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Despo as you experience all of the things Kato Gouves has to offer.

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Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
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24-hour front desk
Outdoor pool
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Breakfast buffet
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German, Italian
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Kenny B wrote a review May 2020
Uddingston, United Kingdom17 contributions46 helpful votes
This is a super little hotel! Kept very clean and tidy with immaculate gardens around the pool area. It's a throwback to a more traditional Greek holiday before all the giant hotel companies came in with the supersize resorts. The staff are all friendly and there is a decent selection in the restaurant every meal, mostly Greek foods, salads etc but always alternate options for fussy eaters or kids. Bar is a bit limited on the all inclusive but it depends what you're after. It's not a banging night life place although the centre of town is a10 minute walk away, as are the beaches. Would very highly recommend this place and will definitely be staying here again on our next trip to crete. I would recommend paying the little extra for the ac right enough as it's VERY warm there
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
2 Helpful votes
wurzelgumm wrote a review Oct 2019
Lincoln, United Kingdom3 contributions4 helpful votes
Just returned from a 2 week stay at the Despo Hotel. Myself, my partner and our 10 year old daughter thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff were fantastic and couldn’t do enough for you. The room was basic but very clean and had wonderful views of the hills, Olive groves and veg garden. The hotel grounds were stunning, filled with interesting flowers, bushes and fruit trees. There was always a good choice of food mainly consisting of locally grown, fresh produce. When the chef knew that I was vegetarian, he made sure I always had a veggie option every lunch and evening meal. The kitchen staff also made us a pack up when they heard we were going on a day trip. The pool and pool bar were excellent choices to just hang around and chill. All inclusive drinks were basic but fine. My daughter especially liked the ice cream every afternoon. Overall, we have had a fantastic stay at the Despo and wanted to say a big thank you to all of the staff for making our holiday a GREAT holiday. For a 3 star hotel it doesn’t get better than this.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
3 Helpful votes
Kell wrote a review Sep 2019
2 contributions4 helpful votes
The hotel grounds are lovely however rooms are dirty and in need of updating air conditioning is charged at 7 euros a day The chef is a happy friendly man but food has dramatically dropped in standard so much so we never used the restaurants other the odd occasion we wanted some chips when the staff were rude and literally snatched them from you if you dared take them round the pool. Advertising a variety of snacks which wasn’t the case you could have one from the nights before menu If you didn’t want or couldn’t drink the watered down beer you would have to drink the fizzy drinks which tasted like salt if you don’t drink raki or ouzo then the beer or the salty drinks are your only choice of beverages George the bar man is the worst I have ever come across rude I witnessed him a arguing with two of the hotels female guests rude rude man. Reception staff Marie is fantastic and goes out of her way to ensure nothing is too much trouble however the other lady was rude and unprofessional in her dealings with a unapproachable. Ok if you want just a place to bed your head down if don’t mind the dirty rooms
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
2 Helpful votes
Ana wrote a review Sep 2019
1 contribution3 helpful votes
We had a one week vacation in Despo hotel. We arrived around midnight and were welcomed friendly and taken to the room. The room was ok but a bit old and plumbing was not very clean. It was two of us but the room was for a family of 4 (a double bed and a bulk bed). So, we were lucky to have enough space. Though, as some other reviews mention, some rooms a really small. From the window we could see a chicken farm and some hills. It was quite enough for us to sleep with an open balcony door. We didn't use the air conditioner but it costed 7 euros per night. Room service was supposed to come every two days to change towels and every three days to change bed sheets. In our experience they came more often. Though once they left the door open. Nothing was gone but it was still annoying. The staff at the reception is nice and helpful. The main downside was food. The selection was very limited and quality poor. For breakfast it was some kind of eggs (boiled, scrambled or fried - Fried eggs had some strange smell, we couldn't eat them), canned beans, cheap sausages and fried dough?? or a french toast with a lot of fat. Corn flakes were edible at least. For lunch and dinner it was some kind of meat, fries all the time (except once they were replaced with the instant potato). Some food were the same for lunch and dinner or we could see that, for example nuggets from lunch were used in the salad for dinner. The hot dishes were often too fried and just looked terrible. Meat was edible in most cases. Even worse than food were beverages: instant coffee with not enough powder on the salty water, deluded cheap soda that tasted horrible and salty water that was drinkable only very cold. It was literally the worst coffee in my life. Overall, the experience was ok except for the food. I would definitely not go again and wouldn't recommend anyone to stay there unless you like poor quality beer and don't care what you eat at all.
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Date of stay: September 2019
2 Helpful votes
Lenecka123 wrote a review Aug 2019
Worldwide9 contributions3 helpful votes
All hotel is clean and garden is really nice and full of trees and flowers, pool is also very nice and clean. But furniture is older and bathroom need a reconstruction. We had a superior rooms on the ground floor with balcony view on the garden full of lemon trees what I really like, but I dont recommended a basement rooms because it looks small and bad and everybody see into your ,balcony,. Food was good, but not great. You can choose 4 food from the main food and there are lots of salads, and for desert is cake and watermelon. Its little sad that the kitchen isnt much greek because we had spaghetti, fish fingers,nuggets, chips,chicken. I was happy that I will be eat greek food but only one day was a Musaka(classic greek food) and next day again spagetti. Its all was good taste but It will be great if they start cook more greek food. And a snack afternoon was one day a burger, next day a sendwich and again a burger. Icecream was really fantastic. But it will be better if they serve like a snack also some fruit and maybe salads because if you have all inclusive you want more than half of burger. So final feel was good, we enjoy time here but there is lot of things what they can do better
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
1 Helpful vote
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Frequently Asked Questions about Despo
Which popular attractions are close to Despo?
Nearby attractions include Sport Cafe Central (0.5 km), Baraki Bar (1.2 km), and Folklore Museum of Gouves (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Despo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Despo?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Despo?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Despo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Limanaki Cafe Restaurant, Medusa Restaurant, and Mylos.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Despo?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Despo?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Despo?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Palace of Knossos (14.6 km), The Throne Room (14.8 km), and Kouloures (14.8 km).
Does Despo have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Despo accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.