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Cosmi Apartments
Ranked #24 of 36 Hotels in Kato Gouves
Reviewed 20 September 2015

stayed a week at the cosmi apartments, had a good holiday. the apartments are basic hence the price. We found them to be very clean and spacious, we had a 1 bedroom apartment, the shower was a let down, kitchen also basic, we did not cook anything so did not affect us. The pool area is immaculate and plenty of sun beds no rush to get up early very relaxed area we even heard people walking past saying how nice the pool are looked. There were a lot of repeat bookings staying while we were there all English and we were welcomed by all as soon as we arrived all very sociable people. They had a good rapport with Nikos the owner which was entertaining around the pool. We found Nikos to be quite amusing and helpful not like other comments. also his son Costas very pleasant. The apartments are in a good location for restaurants and bus stations. we went into herronissos on the bus only 10 mins away and 1.60 euros each, gouves bus stop is No 13 and the stop for heronissos centre is No 20, plenty of shops, bars and restaurants if you want a change. Gouves is a nice quiet village so don't expect a lot going on, but there are plenty of shops, bars and restaurants which I will review separately and beaches. No one restaurant was Mylos and the No one bar was the Anfield bar.The apartments are approx. 200metres from the sea front where you will also find on the right hand side the local supermarket run by eva and manos two of the nicest people you could meet, what ever you want or need to know you can ask them, they both speak several languages lovely family, next to the shop is the Anfield bar. All in all a very pleasant and relaxed weeks holiday will go back.

Stayed: September 2015
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Reviewed 15 September 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Gouves, and were very happy with Cosmi Apartments. It was very clean, as was the whole place, and our bins were emptied every day. I did ask for clean sheets and towels half way through the week as I had seen previous comments, but these may have been changed anyway.
The location was excellent, nothing was too far away. We walked a little further along the coves to the right for a great sandy beach with no shingle.and plenty of space to lay your towels.
A couple of times we caught the local bus as a change from the beach, going to Irakleio and Hersonisos. This was very cheap and easy, the bus stop is just on the main top road a short walk away.
Our favourite restaurant was Spyros, Nikos phoned the owner who came and picked us up and dropped us off for a nominal charge.
We are not gregarious types, nor sat at the bar all evening, but talked to Nikos while having the occasional coffee or beer and found him to be very friendly and funny. The other guests were very friendly and would chat too, which made the atmosphere very comfortable.
Much as we loved Gouves, we probably won't be back as there are too many other places to visit in this world but we would have no hesitation in staying at Cosmi Apartments if we do.

  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 September 2015

You'll see that alot of the reviewers for Cosmi Apartments have been back 'year after year...' and that becomes obvious as soon as you have a drink at the bar, it's like it's their local. Yeak OK, that must be what they're looking for but it feels like a (not very exclusive or selective) club. Another couple we spoke to who were also visiting for the first time remarked that 'you're OK if your face fits'
The owner spends most of his day asleep by the pool bar, everything is too much trouble. You almost feel guilty attempting to buy a drink as you have to disturb his afternoon nap.
The cleaner works hard and the whole place is clean, having said that we had one linen change all week but that decision isn't hers.
On arrival we discovered that the fridge door was bent and didn't close at the top. Once the owner woke up he grabbed some pliers and sauntered up to our apartment, 2 minutes later shouted down to us whilst we were in the pool declaring that there was nothing wrong with it. It didn't function properly during our stay, just iced up at the top and stayed warm at the bottom.
The shower heads are not fixed to the wall, not too much of a problem unless like ours, it leaks so we removed the shower head and basically 'hosed' ourselves down.
Lots of old men stop by and sit with the owner by the pool. Lots of young local women do too. It didn't feel entirely comfortable.
We booked a late check out as we had a return flight at 4am. On the day we were told by the owner that we couldn't have a late check out as he had more guests arriving.
In summary, we had a lovely holiday as the resort is very laid back, the weather was wonderful and the scenery is beautiful but it could have been a whole lot better if we had been shown some customer service at Cosmi Apts

  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 August 2015

Just spent a lovely family stay at the Cosmi Apts in Gouves. Apartment 23 spotlessly clean and ideal for a chilled week in the sun. Our room was cleaned nearly every day and bed and towels changed mid stay. Nikos ( Owner ) and Son Costas are two very special people who will help you have a perfect holiday. ( so please dont listen to any negitive reviews ). He let me extend the room on day of departure as we had a late flight at a small cost and sorted our pick up.These are self catering apts and it isnt a hotel. Air con is only in the bedroom and we paid 50 Euro for the week and 15 euro for the safe.The pool area is amazing and yes it does go deep, but like us with a small child its all about common sense, however half the pool is a good depth to stand and there is a section for babies.
The beach is 200m down the road past Phillpos Taverna, a great mini Store at the end run by a very kind and helpful family and the Anfield bar next to that Run by Tommo and his family. All the tavernas we ate in the fab,Mylos,Phillipos,Anfield Bar, Two Friends,,Sirroco, the best being Skorpios for me. ( Fab Ribs and Steaks ). Sirroco beach is great and close by. We visited the aquarium, but it is a bit of a walk, so 6 euros in a taxi back. Also from the Cosmi up to the main road 300m is the bus stop. We went to Hersonissis ( 1.80 each ) for the afternoon as more shops to look round. I cant stay how much we enjoyed a totally different holiday then the usual half board Spain and Portugal holidays. Greece, The Cosmi and Gouves were perfect and only about 15mins from the Airport. Fab Holiday.

Room Tip: Only room i wouldnt want is on the one by the pool table.
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  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 July 2015

If you are looking for a basic hotel that is what you get at Cosmi Apartments. We booked this hotel because we read that this was basic, but clean and with friendly owners. Thats why we got so surprised when they only cleaned the room once in 10 days. We only got new towels and bed sheets once, and we had to by our own toilet paper. The owner seemed a bit tired of tourist and was not thrilled when we asked about something. However the pool area is nice. We loved Gouves and are definitely coming back, but we will not be staying at Cosmi Apartments again.

  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled as a couple
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Address: Kato Gouves, Gouves, Crete 70014, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Gouves > Kato Gouves
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #24 of 36 Hotels in Kato Gouves
Price Range: €17 - €58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Cosmi Apartments 2.5*
Number of rooms: 119
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cosmi may be small, but we are a family run organisation dedicated to making your stay memorable. If your idea of a holiday is simply to chill out by the pool, or you want to explore parts of out historical heritage - Cosmi is for you. We cater for families, and couples and realise the importance of setting the right tone. The beach is just 300 yards away from our well placed accommodation. It really is only a short walk to the National Highway for Crete famously comfortable buses. If you want local shopping, then again it's a very short walk away. Nightlife here is not about "lager louts" and "pub jaunts", Gouves is civilised and has many fine tavernas and cafes around the beach area in which to enjoy some famous Cretan Cuisine, and we would be delighted to point you in the right direct. ... more   less 
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