Overview of Ideal Hotel

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4.3/5 Excellent
33 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Kitchen


Explore the area

Popular LocationDinosauria Park2 min drive
Popular LocationCretaquarium4 min drive
Popular LocationWatercity Waterpark5 min drive
AirportHeraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis)7 min drive

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  • Apartment

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 484 sq ft
    • 1 bathroom
    • Hill view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Beds
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About this area

Kokkini Chani

This aparthotel is located near the beach and in an area with good airport proximity. Star Beach Water Park is a popular area attraction and if an activity is on the agenda, Heraklion Port and Crete Golf Club are worth checking out. Dinosauria Park and Cretaquarium are also worth visiting. Take the opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as windsurfing.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Dinosauria Park - 2 min drive
  • Cretaquarium - 4 min drive
  • Watercity Waterpark - 5 min drive
  • Labyrinth Park - 11 min drive
  • Knossos Archaeological Site - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Heraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis) - 7 min drive


  • Ideal taverna — 1 min walk

About this property

Ideal Hotel

Aparthotel in Gouves with restaurant and outdoor pool
This aparthotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a poolside bar, a coffee shop/café and a rooftop terrace are on-site. The apartment features complimentary wireless Internet access, a balcony and a kitchen with a fridge. A flat-screen TV, room service (during limited hours) and a safe are among the other amenities available to guests.
This aparthotel offers 25 forms of accommodation with a safe. Rooms open to balconies. This accommodation has kitchens with fridges. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit.
Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.
An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


Near the beach


Outdoor pool


Free WiFi

Parking and transport

Free self-parking
On-site car hire

Family friendly

Children's pool




Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–11:30 AM: EUR 6 for adults and EUR 3 for children
1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
1 poolside bar and 1 bar
Room service available


Free rollaway/extra beds


1 bathroom
Combined bath/shower


Flat-screen TV

Outdoor areas

Rooftop terrace

Work spaces

1 meeting room
Conference space (215 square feet)

Climate control

Air conditioning


No pets allowed

Services and conveniences

Tour/ticket assistance
24-hour front desk

Things to do

Windsurfing nearby


25 rooms
2 floors
3 buildings
Built in 2002

Where to eat

Ideal taverna – Restaurant with a bar. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Kids' menu available.



Check-in between 7 AM and midnight


Check-out before 11:30 AM


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Free rollaway/extra beds!

Payment types at the property

Diners Club
JCB International
American Express

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 0.50 per accommodation, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: EUR 6 for adults and EUR 3 for children (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Property registration number 1039K03A20004701

We should mention

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 500, due to national regulations; for further details, please contact the property using the information in the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Ideal Hotel Gouves
Ideal Gouves
Ideal Hotel Gouves
Ideal Hotel Aparthotel
Ideal Hotel Aparthotel Gouves

Frequently asked questions

Does this property have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Is this property pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this property?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 7 AM to midnight.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at 11:30 AM.
Where is this property located?
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Cretaquarium, Dinosauria Park and Watercity Waterpark. Gouves Beach and Karteros Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Not that far from airport so you can take the public bus. It has a built in restaurant and a nice pool. Some mosquitoes in the room but nothing outrageous. Restaurant was decently priced and had tradtional greek food. The beach was 3 minutes away. An okay stay for an okay day

Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Nice accommodations close to port and airport

We arrived late on the ferry and needed a place to stay overnight near the port. The room we booked was actually an apartment with a bedroom with a double bed and living area with 2 twin beds. The staff were very friendly. Provided extra towels and linens when she realized there were 3 of us. The beds were quite firm, the bathroom plenty large. We didn't use the kitchen as we left early the next morning. Only downside was a.c. unit was in the bedroom so took a while to cool the whole unit. Great place to stay especially for someplace close to the port or airport.

Stayed 1 night in May 2018

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Have stayed here before and the standards are still very high

Stayed 28 nights in Jun 2017

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Luv the staff, location & the food = "Nostimo"

Fast Internet Powerful aircon Accomodating staff. Nice garden. Clean spacious rooms however there were some ants in kitchen & few flies/ insects....doesn't put as off... Will still definitely come back "Nostimo" & big portion of food on their Restaurant especially the ideal pizza & fries. Thanks for your hospitality!

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2017

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Ideal is a great value! The restaurant on site is delicious & Ideal is located right across the street from the beach where you can pay 3 euro & spend the day with chairs & an umbrella sea side. Comfortable for couples or families and staff is super friendly! Would definitely stay here again.

Stayed 3 nights in May 2017