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Istron Bay Hotel

Istron | Agios Nikolaos, Istron, Crete 72100, Greece
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Istron
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
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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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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Kiev, Ukraine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Me and my husband stayed in this hotel for our honeymoon. It was amazing! We've been offered a better room than the one that we ordered, a compliment of bottle of wine and fruit and a fancy dinner as congratulations on our marriage. The service was excellent, the food was various and tasty, the room was decorated in Minoan Cretan... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Beautiful hotel in old-fashioned greek style! There is a beautiful sea-view, nice staff working in hotel. A lot of German and French tourist. A very few russians - as a big plus! ) Lovely place, but not for everyone. I love it!

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Bad Sackingen, Germany
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This older hotel is nestled right into the cliff side of a beautiful beach in Istron. We had an amazing view from our room with large terasse, bathtub, large comfy bed- everything we needed was here.. Dinner was fantastic and the service was excellent. Breakfast was also good. The beach is sandy-small stones, but the water is crystal clear. You... More 

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

This is not the cool old-fashioned I'm talking about, but the experience you'll get in a hotel 20 years ago. We booked a Junior Suite which at first lived up to the expectations, but at a second glance had few problems, the most major of which was exposed electrical wires in the shower! The room was also eerily minimalistic in... More 

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Piraeus, Greece
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We stay at istron bay for four nights The location is excellent beautiful bay close to agios nikolaos very convenient . The hotel now I believe it needs serious renovation ok everything was clean and the stuff was very kind and helpful but the buildings and the pool seemed left like that for many many years.. Beside all that we... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

We stayed on the recommendation of friends who live in the area. The hotel is family owned and the staff are all local. Although the hotel claims five stars (probably was in the 1980s) it is actually more like a very good three stars. Once you look past the obviously dated design of the hotel, the true benefits become apparent.... More 

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