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The Island Hotel is one of the most impressive hotels on the Greek island of Crete. This adult-only hotel sits alongside the beach in Gouves and offers up a plethora of on-site facilities, contemporary guest accommodation and a tasty dining scene.

The pool area is the heartbeat of the hotel during the day. Relaxation is on the menu here, whether it's chilling out in a double hammock or indulging in a pamper treatment in the spa. A generous helping of sports and activities keeps you entertained too. Try your hand at cocktail making or learn to cook the Cretan way. Challenge your partner to a game of tennis or join in a tai chi session outdoors.

The contemporary guest rooms and suites feature a neutral decor and all the modern features that enhance your comfort. Expect air-conditioning, an LCD satellite TV with 40 channels, and tea/coffee making facilities. A well-equipped bathroom and balcony or terrace with stunning views completes the luxury feel.

When it comes to food and drink, you'll be spoilt for choice. Tuck into buffet-style dining in the main restaurant or enjoy all-day dining by the pool. When the sun goes down, savour Greek-style cuisine and entertainment in the open-air taverna. The barman is always happy to shake you up one of his signature cocktails or pour you a nightcap before you retire. Discover why The Island Hotel is such a popular place to stay in Crete.

Property Facilities

The Island Hotel has all the facilities you would expect from a Cretan holiday. Highlights include: three outdoor swimming pools, sun terraces with sunbeds, day beds and hammocks, indoor pool, three restaurants, three bars/lounges, spa, gym, activity programme, library, Internet area, tennis courts, and a 24-hour reception.

Room Facilities

This hotel has 300 modern guest rooms, suites and maisonettes. Each one features air-conditioning, telephone with voice mail, fridge, safety deposit box, 32-inch LCD satellite TV with 40 channels and four music channels, complimentary Wi-Fi access, hairdryer, slippers, beach/pool towels, water replenished daily, tea/coffee making facilities, soundproof windows, and balcony or terrace.

The Kitchen Restaurant presents a menu of innovative and tasty Cretan dishes. The Stone is open all day - snacks and drinks are served to your sunbed during daytime, while the evenings bring modern-style dining under the stars. The Tholos Bar serves a vibrant mix of cocktails and the retro Verandah is the place to chill with friends. Sundaes, finger food, sweet treats and great views are served up in the open-air, canopied Yachting deck. The Taverna sits under a wooden pergola and is the setting for tasty Greek cuisine and authentic entertainment each evening.

The Island Hotel is located by the beach in Gouves, Crete. It's 19km from Heraklion city centre and approximately 17km from Heraklion Airport.


of our customers rated this property good or excellent.

Mrs Taylor, 12 September 2018

Fabulous hotel, excellent service from all staff. Food really good too

Mrs Smith, 12 October 2016

This Hotel was beyond our expectations. It was beautifully furnished and modern and very clean. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and thefood madeyou want to eat more than you should! The beach was opposite thehotel on a very quiet road and was clean and the water was so warm it was beautiful. We had to extend our stay because of flight rescheduling and they let us stay in the same room for an extra two days with the same excellent service. We would recommend this hotel to anyone and give it full marks! Thank you.

Mrs Coulling, 16 June 2016

This hotel was perfect for our holiday - it genuinely looked exactly like the pictures online/in brochure, the staff were really helpful, we never had a bad meal (even being picky eaters, we still found plenty to eat!) and everything was spotless at all times.

We did ask for a room upgrade - we had originally booked a room with a terrace with garden view but the terrace was too small for our liking. We requested an upgrade to a room with a sea view and were given various options and prices with a key to view the rooms and choose our favourite. The staff were really helpful and processed the upgrade very easily and we ended up in the most amazing room (no.618).

The beach is just across the road, which is a very quiet road, so easy to cross and no noise to disturb you. If you do fancy a meal or drink outside of the hotel, the Taverna Bar George just outside the front gates is highly recommended - amazingly friendly and welcoming staff, and great food (in huge portions).

Kato Gouves itself is a beautiful, relaxed area with many, many choices for restaurants and bars within easy walking distance. The capital Heraklion is a €30-each-way taxi ride away. The smaller but much livelier town of Hersonissos is a €15-each-way taxi ride away - plenty of shops and lots of pubs and clubs.

Would give this hotel, and it's location, 10 out of 10 - perfect for couples and anyone after a relaxing break. We had an amazing holiday :o)

Miss Draper, 21 May 2015


Mr Hutton, 19 June 2014

Lovely large comfortable rooms, spotless clean and modern.

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