The Lavris Paradise Hotel and Bungalows is a traditional style property built in a natural setting. The Lavris Hotel is part of the Lavris Complex which consists of two 4-star hotels, the Lavris Hotel and Bungalows and the Lavris Paradise. Gouves has a lively centre with bars, tavernas, and plenty of shops and there is also a good public transport system to Crete's major towns including Heraklion, Malia and Hersonissos.
The Lavris Hotel and Bungalows is situated in the resort of Kato Gouves, 12 miles east of Heraklion the capital of Crete, 500 metres from the beach and 1.5 miles from the old picturesque village of Gouves. The bustling resort of Hersonisos is approximately five miles away and all the above places can be visited by an efficient, cheap and regular bus service which stops 150 metres from the hotel.
Renovated during the winter of 2008/2009 the Lavris Hotel and Bungalows consists of 110 comfortable rooms all with a private bath or shower, telephone, satellite TV, mini fridge, hair dryer, air-conditioning (individually controlled) and a balcony or terrace. Some of the rooms offer sea view or side sea view and the internet and safety deposit boxes are available with extra charge (payable locally).
Upon arrival you are welcomed by a tastefully furnished reception area and once settled in there is a lobby bar, a satellite TV area, table tennis, a mini market and souvenir shop, an open air children's playground and a mini club (open 2 hours per day), a poolside snack bar and a restaurant to explore. The Lavris Hotel also has three fresh water swimming pools (one indoor) and two separate children pools, and a gym and a sauna (both with extra charge).
Guests of the Lavris Hotel and Bungalows can enjoy water sports on the beautiful beach of Gouves (with extra charge) and there is a tennis court available at a nearby hotel, 2 minutes walk away. A seasonal programme of daytime and evening entertainment is provided with activities including bingo, karaoke, light shows and a once a fortnight Cretan evening with traditional dancers.
Distance from Airport:
12 miles - Heraklion Airport
All have - balcony/terrace - bathroom/shower - WC - telephone - air conditioning - hairdryer - satellite TV - mini fridge - safe and internet service with extra charge - (certain amenities may be payable locally)
Eating and Drinking:
The hotel has a lobby bar, a poolside snack bar and a restaurant.
The hotel operates an All Inclusive programme including buffet style breakfast: 7.30-10am, lunch 1-2.30pm and dinner 7pm to 9.30pm served in a rich buffet style at the main restaurant. Toasted sandwiches are available at the bar from 11am-12.30pm and 4-6pm. Biscuits and ice-cream are served from 4-6pm. Beverages for AI guests are served from 10am-11pm. After 11pm please note that all drinks are chargeable. Drinks that are all inclusive include local alcohol, draught beer, wine by the glass, raki, ouzo, brandy, gin, vodka, rum, soft drinks, cold beverages, juices, coffee and tea.
The property has three freshwater swimming pools including one indoor pool. There are also two separate children's pools.
This hotel will appeal to families and couples looking for comfortable accommodation with a good range of facilities, perfect for a holiday in Crete.
Couples and families