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Knossos Beach Bungalows Suites Resort & Spa

Gouves beachfront hotel with 3 restaurants and spa

  • Free WiFi

Property renovations and closures

  • This property is closed from March 28 2021 to May 21 2021 (dates subject to change).

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8.8.Fabulous.
  • The property was simply fantastic, great staff, and great amenities. The only area for…

    Jul. 18, 2019

  • Great staff & service, would definitely recommend.

    Aug. 31, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • 24 hours gap period enforced between guest stays
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Quiet
Safe
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Bathtub
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 136 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 3 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool and outdoor pool

For families

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Watercity Waterpark - 42 min walk
  • Karteros Beach - 42 min walk
  • Dinosauria Park - 3 mi / 4.9 km
  • Heraklion Port - 8.2 mi / 13.1 km
  • Heraklion Archaeological Museum - 8.3 mi / 13.4 km
This property is closed from March 28 2021 to May 21 2021 (dates subject to change).
The following facilities will be closed during November, December, January, February, March, and April:
  • Beach
  • Fitness facilities
  • Swimming pool

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Bungalow (Waterfront)
  • Island Suite Waterfront
  • Basic Suite, Resort View (Beach Cabana)
  • Suite, Resort View (2 Beach Cabanas)
  • Superior Bungalow (Waterfront)
  • Bungalow, Resort View
  • Sea View Spa Suite with Private Heated Pool and Beach Cabana
  • Suite, 2 Bedrooms (Waterfront)
  • 2 Bedroom Spa Suite Sea View with Private Heated pool and 2 Beach Cabanas
  • Spa Suite Waterfront with Private Heated Pool
  • Classic Double Room
  • Promo Room
  • Island Suite Waterfront with Private Heated Pool and Beach Access
  • Suite, Sea View (Beach Cabana)
  • Signature Room
  • Comfort Room (Galatia)
  • Comfort Room, 2 Bedrooms (Galatia)

Location

  • On the beach
  • Watercity Waterpark - 42 min walk
  • Karteros Beach - 42 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the beach
  • Watercity Waterpark - 42 min walk
  • Karteros Beach - 42 min walk
  • Dinosauria Park - 3 mi / 4.9 km
  • Heraklion Port - 8.2 mi / 13.1 km
  • Heraklion Archaeological Museum - 8.3 mi / 13.4 km
  • Port of Hersonissos - 9 mi / 14.4 km
  • Gouves Beach - 3.4 mi / 5.4 km
  • Ekklisia Agios Konstantinos - 4.4 mi / 7.1 km
  • Eleftherias Square - 8 mi / 13 km
  • Museum of the Battle for Crete and National Resistance - 8.1 mi / 13.1 km

Getting around

  • Nikos Kazantzakis Airport (HER) - 10 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 136 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • Pets stay free
  • Specific rooms only*
  • 1 per room (up to 11 lbs)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle*

Parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 3 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Beach bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Fitness classes on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Personal motorised watercraft on site
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Waterskiing on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference centre

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Year Built – 1975
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Greek

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

All inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at Knossos Beach Bungalows Suites Resort & Spa are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Spa

KB SPA has 3 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa; other services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic, and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a spa tub.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 10 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Dining

Amvrosia Main Restaurant - Overlooking the ocean, this buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Si La Restaurant - Onsite restaurant. Open daily.

Swell Restaurant - Overlooking the ocean, this fine-dining restaurant specializes in Greek cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required. Open select days.

Recreation

On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Personal motorised watercraft on site
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Waterskiing on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Nearby

  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby

Small print

Also known as

  • Knossos Beach Bungalows Hotel Gouves
  • Knossos Bungalows Suites & Spa
  • Knossos Beach Bungalows Suites
  • Knossos Beach Bungalows Suites Resort Spa
  • Knossos Beach Bungalows Hotel
  • Knossos Beach Bungalows Suites Resort & Spa Hotel
  • Knossos Beach Bungalows Suites Resort & Spa Gouves
  • Knossos Beach Bungalows Suites Resort & Spa Hotel Gouves
  • Knossos Beach Bungalows Gouves
  • Knossos Beach Bungalows
  • Knossos Beach Bungalows Hotel Chersonissos
  • Knossos Beach Bungalows Hotel Gouves
  • Knossos Beach Bungalows Gouves

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 10 for adults and EUR 10 for children (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Policies

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

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

  • The seasonal pool is open from May to October.
  • Pool access available from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

    Guests under 10 years old are not allowed in the spa.

    This property does not have elevators.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

    Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

    Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

    This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).

    Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

    The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

    This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

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

    FAQs

    • Yes, Knossos Beach Bungalows Suites Resort & Spa does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • This property is closed from March 28 2021 to May 21 2021 (dates subject to change).
    • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • Yes, there's an indoor pool and an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
    • Yes, pets are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 11 lbs per pet.
    • You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and check-out are available.
    • Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants, featuring Greek cuisine and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include Arkadi (14-min walk), Epi Trapezis (4.1 mi), and Atlantis Restaurant (4.1 mi).
    • Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
    • Have fun with onsite activities like water skiing, windsurfing, and rowing. Additional recreation onsite includes aerobics , Pilates, and yoga. Enjoy treatments at the spa and relax in the indoor and outdoor pools. Knossos Beach Bungalows Suites Resort & Spa also has a fitness center and beach cabanas, as well as spa services and a garden.
    8.8.Fabulous.
    • 10.0.Exceptional

      We were very impressed, Location direct on the beach, breakfast just amazing, price quite reasonable, No complaints

      1 night romance trip, Nov. 5, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      We had a wonderful time at this resort. It was our first time in Greece and we will be back.

      4 night romance trip, Oct. 28, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Great property with a perfect location and lovely amenities The dining was fabulous!!

      James, 1 night family trip, Oct. 17, 2019

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    • 8.0.Very good

      Position and layout was excellant. Straight onto beach. However unable to visit 2 restraunts in evening on property as male guests are made to wear long trousers. Nobody relayed this imformation to us until i tried to use restraunt on 1st evening. However local tavernas under 5 minute walk were excellant. We wete also informed that wr were not allowed to use carbanas or comfy matress sunbeds as they reserved for other guests however during stay nobody used them. This was one reason we choose this hotel, for the comfort.

      7 night romance trip, Oct. 1, 2019

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    • 8.0.Very good

      The beach was stunning as it was private for guests. If you had a suite you had a beach cabana, unfortunately there was no waiter service for the beach beds and the beach bar was not well located. For a 5 star hotel you would expect waiter service especially when the staff were sat at the bar doing nothing. Guests that didn't have a cabana would just use one if it was free which was frustrating for those that had paid for one.The A La Carte restaurants were really good, especially the asian themed restaurant. The bar area near reception was really small so there wasn't much room for guests to sit outside and have a drink. The hotel is in need of some basic maintenance in way of painting and tidying it up but overall I would definitely visit again.

      FJ, 7 night romance trip, Sep. 26, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Our stay at Knossos was great! Highlights included an excellent beach location with chairs and cabanas included in the price, excellent pool, substantial breakfast buffet, close proximity to a small town with restaurants/grocery stores and close proximity to a bus stop. The only negative was ants in our room upon arrival. There was a sticky liquid in the middle of the floor that may have been there for a few hours and attracted ants. We killed about 50 ants initially upon entering the room and discovered the source within the exterior walls. When I called the front desk they didn't seem particularly concerned but did send up a maid within 10 minutes with spray. After the spray, we didn't find anymore ants after staying three nights. With all the garden areas and vegetation, I'm assuming this is a larger problem at the hotel as my wife found another colony of ants by the beach chair at the pool. This was a smaller issue in the grand scheme of things, but was irritating after initially arriving at the hotel. At checkout, the front desk didn't really ask me how the stay was, which I would've brought up the issue but didn't. I wouldn't give a 5 star rating to this hotel due to the ant issue, along with the insensitivity on the matter.

      Adam, 3 night romance trip, Sep. 16, 2019

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    • 8.0.Very good

      3-4 stars

      Good, but not 5 stars. Not even close. The standards might be different in Greece. The all inclusive is not luxurious, they try do get an extra buck by not including lots of stuff like cocktails etc. Kitchen cooks are not professionals compared to europeans standards. The food is ok, but I cook way better myself. They don’t know the basics, food temperatures etc.

      Peter, 1 night romance trip, Jul. 11, 2019

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    • 6.0.Good

      should be at least 1/3 cheaper

      The place is nice, but not a five star resort.

      Peter, 5 night romance trip, Jul. 6, 2019

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    • 6.0.Good

      Three star hotel for 300 euros a night

      The Food: We had to pay for water 3-4 euros per bottle if you have half board for dinner. The water is free during breakfast. The all inclusive does not include basic stuff like cocacola, sprite etc. The only include local brands which are cheaper. Applies to alcohol as well.(pic of what is included) The buffet has variations which is nice, but nothing there is excellent. Even the best things are just ok. The waiters are friendly but the chefs are not professional chefs as one would consider in a good standard hotel in western/northern Europe. They are cooks and most likely not professional trained. Everything is fried in an ocean of fat and everything is mushy or dry. The desserts are from a frozen isle of a super market or other ready bought cheap stuff - nothing special. Fruits are cleaned oddly (picture) and not ripe. As feedback it is better to leave the oranges peel on then to peal just the outer layer and leave the white stuff as no one wants to eat that. With kiwis, either peal the whole thing or cut it in half. Don’t just cut the ends, messy. Breakfast Coffee is ONLY instant coffee which was disappointing. Room:had ants. Outdated and three star. very old towels, old AC, radio has iPod attachemt in 2019..Only few bungalows are by the sea and none have direct access, you do have to leave the room and go down the stairs. Some rooms have stairs that lead straight to rocks and hence they are not usable. I Had a good time, but I was disappointed for 300 € a night.

      Peter, 2 night romance trip, Jul. 4, 2019

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    • 8.0.Very good

      It was a nice hotel on the Beach. The food was just ok.

      David, 3 night trip, Jul. 2, 2019

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