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“Best balcony, best view” 5 of 5 stars
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Creta Hotel
22 Sarolidi street, Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece   |  
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Ranked #14 of 96 Hotels in Agios Nikolaos
London
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Best balcony, best view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

This hotel has a superb view from its top floor rooms. The sea was a translucent turquoise; the great mountains of Crete rose up out of the water, circling the bay. The balcony was huge. This in itself would get my top vote, but the room was also very comfortable and attractive - a studio really with a large well-equipped kitchen and a good bathroom including a bath as well as a powerful shower - baths relatively unusual in Crete. There was an iron, an ironing board that folded away into the wardrobe drawer in a really neat way (not something I'd normally get excited about but it was quite novel) and comfortable beds -the Crete mattresses tend to be very firm, which I like + plenty of extra pillows and blankets and a TV that worked well.

Very friendly, very central and excellent value.

PS: Don't be put off going to this pretty and charming town by very old and dated reports about lager louts or package tourism - that is 10 to 15 years out of date. Books and guides still referring to Ag Nik and lager louts should be ashamed for not researching the 'here and now'.
Early in the season this is a quiet town geared to its local population rather than tourists; even in season it has moved away from package tourism. There are a few ex pats and English bars -and lots of Rooms- but all low key. There are lots of good restaurants, bars and shops - slightly pricier than inland or up in the mountains but Agios Nikolaos makes a good base for travelling round the eastern part of the island and seeing the really remote places.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Fredrikstad
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

Good value, nice and serviceminded owners, spacious and clean apartment. The view was fantastic and we will reccomend this hotel . If you have problems walking it might not suit you because it's situated on top of a hill.

Ole Petter Martinsen, Norway

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rotorua
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2009

We stayed in the Creta Hotel for 5 nights and found the owners very friendly and helpful.
the hotel was very clean and comfortable. The view from our bedroom was spectacular.
Bernadette and Michalis gave us good ideas on where to travel in our car, so we saw all the interesting towns and villages in that area.
One evening there was a lovely musical event in the town Hall. It was a visiting choral Group and orchestra from Heraklion.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kingston, Surrey , UK
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2008

Just stayed their, family of four and took two adjoining apartments. Very helpful and friendly . Rooms cleaned multiple times during our stay of 8 days. Accommodation is basic but adequate. Well situated for the town and beach. Good value.

  • Liked — Position
  • Disliked — Accomodation is basic
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lørenskog
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2008

We are a company of 4 girls and have been to this friendly and nice hotel for the last 5-6 years. It's always a pleasure to come back. Bernadette and Michalis are wonderful people and they do everything to make your holiday perfect. Our last stay was in May and we are really looking forward to go back in September.
Bibbi with friends from Norway

  • Liked — The owners, staff and the central position
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Sweden
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2008

I can absolutly recomend this hotel. Really nice and helpful staff. Clean and comfortable rooms with all equipment you need for self catering.
Thanks for a lovely week!!
Carina and Sofie

  • Liked — the stuff
  • Disliked — to leave this place
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 22 Sarolidi street, Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Lassithi Prefecture > Agios Nikolaos
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Agios Nikolaos
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Agios Nikolaos
#12 Romantic Hotel in Agios Nikolaos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 23
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