Pros: Lovely infinity pool area with lots of sun loungers but could do with more of the larger umbrellas to shield from the sun. The staff were the nicest and most helpful of any of the hotels where we have stayed. The location is good approximately a 30 minute walk into the town of Ag Nik but as there is a steep hill to climb on the way back so we took a taxi. The premises are a little confusing to begin with but it doesn't take long to orientate yourself. There are slopes and stairs to negotiate but one man's wife who was in a wheelchair said it was not too bad as she could walk a little if required. We had half-board and could choose between the buffet (loads of food) or 4 - 5 choices on the menu. The food was pretty good and the desserts delicious. The breakfast was an extensive buffet and/or a menu choice.
Cons: Our bed was very hard. We like a firm bed but this one was beyond that. After 2 nights we asked at the front desk if we could move rooms (from Room 230) but we were told that all the beds were the same. However we could have a mattress topper which made all the difference. I wish we had known that when we checked in. Also there was a one inch gap between the shower (half) door and the edge of the bath so water poured out and flooded the bathroom every time the shower was in use. It was such a pain mopping up all the water. We tried everything such as putting large towels down the outside of the bath to mop up the water but there was too much water
Traveller from UK
Offering direct access to the beach, this Agios Nikolaos Town hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Agios Nikolaos Archaeological …More
From the welcome upon arrival right through to an efficient and friendly check out our stay was first class. The members of staff were without exception very friendly and carried out their duties in a very unobtrusive manner. Wherever we were in the hotel the atmosphere was very calming and the style created by the interior designers resulted in a relaxing but also interesting place to be.
Our bedroom was elegantly presented and offered space, comfort and views to die for. We had the half board option and again the quality, choice and presentation of the food was excellent. We also went to the taverna restaurant on our last evening and had a very good traditional Greek meal in lovely surroundings.
Lazy days spent at the infinity pool and on the beach were idyllic with the star of the show being the view out to sea but the cocktails were a pretty close second!
When not feeling lazy we enjoyed a yoga class, use of the gym and played tennis at the top of the resort - a very peaceful setting and easily accessible thanks to the golf buggies driven for you.
We can't wait to return to daios cove again for more of the same.
Traveller from new forest, england
This Agios Nikolaos Town resort is on the beach, 3.1 mi (5 km) from Voulisma Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Port of Agios …More
"DO NOT WASTE TIME LOOKING FOR A GREAT HOTEL AND $"
this hotel is centrally located, right in the heart of town, walk to everything. right on the lake, and about 2 blocks to ocean. park for free 2 blocks away!
Clean, good bed and bathroom. 180 degree balcony with view of both ocean and bay. this place can not be beat.
Traveller from columbus, nj
Located in Agios Nikolaos Town, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Port of Agios Nikolaos, Lake Voulismeni, and Agios …More
A decent hotel with some very good bits but not really 5*. The location was wonderful.The public areas were generally good and the pools nice to look at and clean but rather cold.. The room was fine but the bath was too small and the shower just an attachment to the bath. The main problem was that the swipe cards hardly ever worked first time, nor did the replacement cards supplied by staff, so clearly there was a problem with the sensor unit.
Small signs of less than perfect maintenance such as a broken handle to the main door into the lobby and some cracked plaster in our bathroom. The rooms were otherwise clean and well furnished. Once the cleaner did not replace a dirty coffee cup. There looked to be a staff shortage. In the dining room nobody checked our room number at breakfast and, on the two occasions when we dined there we had to annouce that we were b & b only and request the meal deal: that said, when we did, staff served us immediately and with good grace. I was a bit suprised to find in a hotel of this rank that the dinner was a buffet: I would have expected an a la carte alternative - perhaps we just missed this. The food was varied but not very exciting at dinner but breakfast was good.The beach was nice but small and some of the loungers were uncomfortable. Staff were friendly and helpful.
Traveller from London
Nestled on the beach, this Agios Nikolaos Town property is within 2 mi (3 km) of Agios Nikolaos Archaeological Museum, Port …More
The hotel is in a great location with direct access to a beach (beaches in Crete are public, so you have to pay for equipment).
Hard working and polite staff (especially reception and housekeeping teams).
The hotel has an amazing terrace overlooking the sea, where we enjoyed breakfast, dinner and our evening drinks.
The room was a bit rustic but spacious, well equipped and most importantly always immaculate!the storage space was a bit limited, but it was just two of us so it was fine. the evening buffet was really good quality and the menu various - lots of local products to enjoy, especially if you love patisserie.
Traveller from london
With direct access to the beach, this Agios Nikolaos Town hotel is in the city center and within a 10-minute walk of Agios …More
Excellent week in this Hotel, nice location not so remote but not too close to the hustle and bustle of A.Nikolaos.
Food is good with a variety, it has a nice private beach and the room is very clean and comfortable.
Traveller from london
Nestled on the beach, this Agios Nikolaos Town resort is within 6 mi (10 km) of Port of Agios Nikolaos, Voulisma Beach, and …More
We liked it so much the first time, we went back last week for another stay.
The staff here are all very friendly and helpful - and the facilities are all very good. The hotel has its own beaches and harbour area, as well as several swimming pools. The beaches are in bays which are excellent for snorkeling - a wide variety of fish and other sea creatures live here. There are plenty of umbrellas and sun loungers available on the beaches and round pools.
Our room was spacious and had a good view over the beaches and sea. We were on a half board tariff, which included an excellent buffet breakfast and evening meal. The buffets included a very wide range of Cretan food and typical international cuisine. Food was varied, and generally of excellent quality. Not always perfect though - some of the dishes would have been better hotter, and some of the international dishes were fairly basic and ordinary!
Beach towels were provided, and rooms are equipped with hairdryers and tea and coffee making facilities. Hotel has a reasonable amount of free parking.
Internet was free, but not especially fast at busy times. The internet connection is set to time out periodically, requiring logging in again - I suspect that this is intentional to try to reduce load and improve speed, but it is a bit annoying. Not too serious though - we were there for a holiday, not to sit reading and writing email all week.
Traveller from High Wycombe, UK
Nestled on the beach, this Agios Nikolaos Town hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Agios Nikolaos Archaeological Museum, Port of …More
A cheerful 19th-century fishing village turned holiday resort, Ayios Nikolaos overlooks Mirabello Gulf. It centres on a small, deep lake, ringed by tavernas and cafes, and connected to the sea by a narrow inlet, traversed by a bridge. Its big, modern, mid-range hotels are popular with package tours. Taxi-boats run from the harbour to beaches along the coast. Excursions include jeep safari trips to the Lasithi Plateau, dotted with windmills.