Ratings based on 57 Verified Reviews

4.3 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
by John

Posted May 29, 2017 on Hotels
Room was a bit on the small size in the living area with only 2 ring elec hob for cooking (studio appts very cramped) but an ideal base when only really using room for sleeping. Rest of complex was good inc bar/catering, staff excellent and reasonable choice of bars and eating places within 15 mins walk (as was the beach). Pool area was big enough for us when going out of season
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 24, 2017
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4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Toronto

Charming hamlet

Posted May 30, 2016
The hotel consists of an enclosed compound with about two dozen individual apartments arranged around a few courtyards and laneways. It really feels like a charming, immaculately kept hamlet. It is also great value, but be aware that air conditioning is an extra 6 Euros per day. WiFi is free at the pool and bar, but that also costs extra to have in your room. The complex does not have a private beach front. You stroll about 5 minutes along a country lane to get to a small but charming beach with beautiful surf. It feels like the Greek version of visiting my grand mother's place. It also felt "authentically" Greek, at least relative to the image of a charming Greek village in my mind's eye.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 10, 2016 by Ourania Apartments, Hotel Management
Thank you for your kind words! Looking forward to seeing you again in the hotel!
5 out of 5
by Marie from Lucan

Lovely place to stay

Posted May 18, 2016 on Hotels
Love the Ourania apartments, staff fantastic and friendly.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 10, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for your kind words! Looking forward to seeing you again in the hotel! Ourania Apartments
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Lovely apartment close to the beach.

Posted May 11, 2016
Pros: Setting beautiful. Good pool. Wi fi in pool or office are?
Location: Gouges is forgettable but with a car you can get to Iraklion and ogre areas quite easily.
Apartment good for a short stay. Nearby tavernas, Island bar the best. The area of Gouves not great, you need a car. Buses go past but if they are full you have to wait 30 mins+ for the chance of another that also maybe full.
Comment from Hotel Management
by Ourania Apartments, Hotel Management
Thank you for your kind words! Looking forward to seeing you again in the hotel!
3 out of 5
by Kenneth from Canada

Airport convenient, found excellent Traverna near b

Posted Oct 18, 2015 on Hotels
arrived late from Spili to reduce the time to drive for early morning flight to Athens
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from UK

Very Nice

Posted Nov 4, 2014
Pros: Layout of apartments in gardened surroundings.
Cons: In our apt the seating in the lounge was very hard and the TV up high on the wall only visible while sitting on the dining room seats.
We very much enjoyed our stay at the Ourania Apartments. The apartments are set well back from the main road from Heraklion and close to beaches, small shops. supermarkets, restaurants, car hire etc. Well kept gardens. Nice to find a kettle and toaster at the apartments. Requested not to use tap water in the kettle etc so required to buy bottled water but very cheap at local supermarkets. No hairdryer, cloth, tea towel or washing up liquid in the apartment but soap in the bathroom. Milos restaurant is very good (only complaint - portions too big). Bus stop 13 on main road in walking distance - easy to travel to and from airport, to Heraklion town, to Hersonissos and bus available from Heraklion Bus Garage to visit ancient Minoan ruins at Knossos. Breakfast available at the bar cafe and salads till early afternoon (both very good). Timing of our stay was nearing the end of the season and the local shops were very quiet/some had closed down already but still 'all happening' in Hersonissos and Heraklion shopping areas. Would recommend staying at Ourania Apartments.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from England

Pleasant Apartments. Nicely laid out.

Posted Oct 25, 2014
Pros: Attention to cleanliness, friendly staff.
Cons: Pots, pans, cutlery and utensils very basic but just about adequate. A microwave would have been useful.
Location: Sandy beach, a great selection of tavernas. Souvenir shops and supermarkets. Road train which was fun. Heraklion not far. Main roads good.
Gardens, swimming pool area, bar area and rooms kept very clean. Bed linen and towels changed very frequently. Roads around are rough but not far to bus stop, sea front and shops and tavernas. Everyone very friendly. Car parking. Free WiFi. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
3 out of 5
by Stephen from Montreal

Nice hotel near the beach, pity the room is drab

Posted Oct 24, 2014 on Hotels
Suites are nicely set out, in a villa-like arrangement, and the pool area is nice. Sadly, there is no internet in the room, and though it has a kitchenette and sitting area, the layout is uninspiring and there are nearly no decorative touches, giving the place a drab feel. No shower curtain so the whole bathroom gets wet when you shower, a pet peeve of mine. Still, the price was excellent and it technically is a suite with kitchenette, so if you don't need internet in the room it could be a great deal.
4 out of 5
by waynecoach from st. catharines on

Posted Sep 28, 2014 on Hotels
We got what was expected.air conditioning and safe were xtra
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Good clean hotel

Posted Jul 5, 2014
Pros: Its central location
Cons: Would be nice to have a restaurant for evening meals.
Good value hotel 10 mins from the beach and from bars and restaurants in Kato Gouves. Friendly staff, pool bar with good access to wifi. Always clean and pleasant and quiet by the pool.