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Istron Bay Hotel

Istron | Agios Nikolaos, Istron, Crete 72100, Greece
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The views and the beach at Istron are stunning, however, on arrival we were not even shown to our room just handed the key. The room, although spacious, was in desperate need of updating and some care, the furniture was tatty and the sheets were no longer 'white'. The bathroom had cockroaches frequently appearing. There were not many young families... More 

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ramat gan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

this place is paradise on earth. literally. the view is stunning and breath taking, there's a wonderful relaxed private beach to the hotel, and three other beaches witch gives a beautiful experience. no doubt its one of the most beautiful area to be, when in Crete.. the pool is big, the bbq evenings which are really tasty and worth it,... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is a THREE STAR HOTEL - nice but certainly not worthy of the five star rating on booking.com! Location was poor - IT IS NOT IN THE FISHING VILLAGE - as it describes on booking.com! Hot water was a problem clearly. It took housekeeping four days to change our antique mattress.

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Spent a week here on a late book holiday but was really amazed by the service level. We booked half board and had plenty to eat. Many other guests were full board and how they managed to eat so much I do not know.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Stayed here for a week with my Mum in April, the weather was glorious and the grounds on which the hotel is set are beautiful, with stunning views. The hotel is set down under the main road, so isn't overlooked and feels very privat. The pool was good size and the beach was lovely and clean with a protective arm... More 

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I return twice yearly to this beautiful place. Over the years it has become a little old-fashioned, but to me that is part of its charm. The view from my room is breath-taking, and I can hear the sea all night. The staff are uniquely kind and the food much better than many 5 star hotels. I arrive and immediately... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The Istron Bay Hotel, well, where do I start? The Hotel is barely visible from the main road and is at the end of a short driveway. First impressions were that its frontage didn't look very inspiring although clean and neat, but there is a reason for this. The Hotel is built into a steep incline and its beauty is... More 

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Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Good views. Great diving centre. All in all a good choice. The bedrooms are neither too small or large and are comfortable. The one we had had a balcony but I am not sure if they all had it. Staff are pleasant and the bay is beautiful. It's a great family destination.

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Hawkins, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The hotel is a monumental piece of construction built in 1985, and is equipped with a wide array of activities and secluded areas that include an outdoor theater, kids playground, beach bar, beach restaurant, private beach, a world class olympic sized pool, and water equipment etc. IBH is loccated about 10KM southeast of Agios Nikolaus and the hotel is the... More 

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We are repeat visitors to this hotel and have recently returned from our 11th (or thereabouts) visit after another wonderful holiday. We agree with the comments saying that this hotel doesn’t merit a general 5 star rating and would like to add the following thoughts: The location: 5 stars, providing you like plenty of peace and quiet amid stunning views.... More 

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