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N. Kazantzaki Street, Kato Gouves, Gouves, Crete 700 14 Greece
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#8 of 37 hotels in Kato Gouves
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Finding an ideal charming hotel in Kato Gouves does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Lavris Hotels & Spa, a nice option for travellers like you.

As your “home away from home,” the hotel rooms offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and getting online is easy, with free internet access available.

Guests have access to a concierge while staying at Lavris Paradise Hotel. In addition, Lavris Hotels & Spa offers a pool and breakfast, which will help make your Kato Gouves trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

During your visit, be sure to check out one of Kato Gouves' popular gyros restaurants such as Limanaki Cafe Restaurant, Pella Taverna, and Skorpios, all a short distance from Lavris Paradise Hotel.

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

Lavris Hotels & Spa looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Kato Gouves.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Babysitting
Wifi
Paid wifi
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Car hire
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Concierge
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, French, German, Greek
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Olivia M wrote a review Jun 2022
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed at Lavris (Aelius) for 10 nights. The hotel is in a good location, it’s about a 10 minute walk from a town and the beach which has lots of Greek restaurants and one located next door to Lavris too. When we first arrived we didn’t bring our papers with us for confirmation of our Hotel booking which appeared to be an issue and we had to email this over to the hotel before we could check in. The hotel is on the flight path (wasn’t an issue for us but was constant). The hotel it’s self is gorgeous, the bar is always serving snacks from 11am till 6pm with fresh made pizzas. All inclusive was till 11pm and we were charged when we left the hotel for a bottle of water as it was passed 11pm which I think is a bit of a joke when your paying the price we paid and with it only being water. The food was very much the same everynight, wasn’t much of a variety after a few days of eating there. Another downfall is the pictures of the hotel online are quite misleading. the pictures included show a new hotel which is apparently separate to Aelius even with it being in the same complex and use the same facilities just under another hotel within Lavris. We were kicked out the pool at the new part and told this is a separate hotel which we aren’t to use even when they use our facilities in Aelius. We used that pool one time as there was no room at the other 2 pools and this pool was always empty. For the other two pools there wasn’t enough beds and you have to be up early to get some. Overall I had a nice holiday at Lavris and all the staff were lovely just a few downfalls for the price we paid :)
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Robert T wrote a review Jun 2022
Wednesbury, United Kingdom7 contributions15 helpful votes
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Excellent hotel and especially the staff we can’t thank them enough for making our stay a very enjoyable experience, the restaurant staff work extremely hard to make sure you are served and well looked after, the bar staff are very friendly and welcoming but most of all make sure you are topped up!! The well-being girls made us very relaxed myself and my wife both took advantage of the free 15mins plus a great back and leg massage the wife having a facial. The overall experience was excellent and I wouldn’t hesitate to go back, the hotel is suitable for families, couples and singles with a great location to the beach being minutes away. Thanks you all at Lavris hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Just a really relaxing stay with shops and the beach minutes away.
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Response from Guest Relation Guest Relation, Guest Services / Front Office at Aelius Hotel & Spa
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Mr. Robert, thank you for taking the time to write a review and rate us! Our guests' feedback means a great deal to us, as it helps us continue evolving! We are looking forward to welcome you again!
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Dan S wrote a review Jun 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Our stay at lavris was lovely very peaceful and relaxing . Staff were lovely and couldn’t do enough to help us . The rooms are really nice & clean. Decent size swimming pool & there’s food until all hours. Definitely be returning.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear sir or madam, thank you for taking the time to write a review and rate us! Our guests' feedback means a great deal to us, as it helps us continue evolving! We are looking forward to welcome you again!
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Jason B wrote a review Jun 2022
Salisbury, United Kingdom5 contributions5 helpful votes
Day three of 14 so far all good food good lots of choices and attentive service staff happy I’m happy to help Paul nice quiet area however do you get down before 9 am to get your sunbed there is planes fly over the hotel but not too frequent would possibly come back again so far
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tony P wrote a review May 2022
Hitchin, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
Second time at the Lavris/Aelius and it was even more fantastic than the first. All the front desk staff are so friendly and professional. Especially Marina who was outstanding when we had a small issue with our room and made our stay even more special. Rooms are very clean, spacious and have a lovely large firm bed. We loved the high-quality robes that came with our room. Restaurant food was lovely lots of choice from fresh fruit, fish, salads to steaks and meat of every description including traditional Greek dishes. You will not be stuck for choice and the staff work very hard making sure you have everything you need. If you miss a meal there is a lovely spread of snacks in the pool bar which include filled rolls, pizza, hot dogs and fresh fruit. There were plenty of sun loungers around the pools so never a problem finding somewhere to soak up the sun The beach is an easy 10 mins walk from the hotel as are the bars and restaurants. The beach itself is a small sandy beach with very shallow water so perfect for people with young children. It was not crowded and there are water sports jet ski's etc. Above all what makes this hotel special is the customer service and attention to detail.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Guest Relation Guest Relation, Guest Services / Front Office at Aelius Hotel & Spa
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and rate us! Your feedback means a great deal to us, due to the fact that it makes us continue evolving! We are looking forward to welcome you again!
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Edgaras M wrote a review May 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
I had an amazing time in spa with Marilena, highly recommend her. Maybe the price is not low, but the massage was incredible. Also im a cafe late lover (or worst case cafe with milk) but from the machine, and in the hotel store it was not the best one. Sadly :( i did not tried cafe late from the bar, because it was quite expensive, 3.5 euro at the time. And when you paid as all inclusive, you don't want to pay extra. Anyways they served tasty coffee with milk in the morning 😊. And the beer is also tasty. Food/snacks tasty as well 😋
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank you for your review! Your feedback is important for our team! We are looking forward to welcome you again!
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Rachael W wrote a review May 2022
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We stayed here as a family of 5 In May for 8 Nights, we arrived late at night and was welcomed at reception with cooled water, refreshing face towels and cool meat snack which was a lovely touch. Throughout the holiday the staff made us feel welcomed and were always willing to help and give you a little Greek lesson! There is a la carte restaurant which seemed lovely however limited availability so if you wanted to try this I would recommend booking for your break as soon as you arrive. The main restaurant was ok, some nights of food better than others. During our stay there was only entertainment for 2 of our 8 nights, this was live music night and a Greek night, both of these were enjoyable. We celebrated a birthday while we were away which the staff were very happy to organise and decorate a table for us. The pool was always lovely and clean, there is a sign up to say no reserving sun beds, however many people did which just meant throughout the afternoon there was less availability. There is a mini bus service free of charge which runs to the beach and back, which is helpful when it is very warm, however only a 15 minute walk to the beach. This is mostly flat however a little bit uphill on the way from the beach to the hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Guest Relation Guest Relation, Guest Services / Front Office at Aelius Hotel & Spa
Responded 29 May 2022
Dear Rachel, Greetings from Lavris Group. Thank you for your time to write such a detailed review on Trip Advisor. It is always a pleasure to read these kind of reviews as they help us improve ourselves to offer to our customers a wonderfull experience. Always at your full disposal. Yours Guest Relation Department
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VictoriaDl1 wrote a review May 2022
Latvia47 contributions44 helpful votes
We had wonderful stay, everything was on top, excellent service. The food was very tasty and the variety was very good. We loved Cretan thematic restaurant for breakfast and dinner, everything was Cretan cuisine. The hotel has great location, also you can rent a car in the hotel, very good prices comparing with around rent a car. Great value for money
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 29 May 2022
Dear Victoria, Thank you for your time taking to write a review on Trip Advisor regarding your recent experience in our hotel. Our guest's reviews are without doubt a great motivations for our team to keep improving our services according to our customers needs. We look forward to welcome you once again. Best Regards, Guest Relations Department
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Tourist819033 wrote a review May 2022
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Just had a week at this lovely hotel. Friendly helpful staff and sooooo clean. Im afraid of creepy crawlies and never saw one !! The food can be a bit repetitive as I dont eat meat, but substantial and the sweets are scrumptious. I must mention the spa, where I had a lovely body scrub and facial. I came out glowing :) Marilena certainly knows her stuff. I would definitely recommend this hotel if you want a relaxing week away..
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 29 May 2022
Dear Customer, Thank you for your time taking to write a review on Trip Advisor regarding your recent experience in our hotel. Our guest's reviews are without doubt a great motivations for our team to keep improving our services according to our customers needs. We look forward to welcome you once again. Best Regards, Guest Relations Department
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Emma Q wrote a review May 2022
4 contributions1 helpful vote
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Absolutely lovely place to stay. The people, food and the scenery, (especially the sunsets)10/10. Definitely will be back again to try out the Census since I’ve already Aeolus. Loved watching the folklore performance and finding out more about Cretan culture as well as trying the food from the buffet and the à la carte.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 20 May 2022
Dear sir or madame, thank you for taking the time to write a review and rate us. Your feedback means a great deal to us, due to the fact that it allows our team to continue evolving. We are looking forward to welcome you again!
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PRICE RANGE
$87 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
lavris paradise gouves, lavris paradise hotel gouves
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Lavris Hotel
LOCATION
GreeceCreteHeraklion PrefectureGouvesKato Gouves
NUMBER OF ROOMS
170
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aelius Hotel & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Aelius Hotel & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Baraki Bar (0.4 km), Candiashop Boutique (0.4 km), and Diamond Furs (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Aelius Hotel & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Aelius Hotel & Spa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Aelius Hotel & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Aelius Hotel & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aelius Hotel & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Asteria Restaurant, Basilico Nuovo, and The Filoxenia Taverna.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Aelius Hotel & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Aelius Hotel & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Aelius Hotel & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Aelius Hotel & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Aelius Hotel & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Aelius Hotel & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Greek.