M wife and I just spent a week at this 5-star resort in Eastern Crete. While the reception staff was very polite and helpful there were numerous negative factors during our staff which detracted from what we hoped would be a restful and pleasant expereince.
By far the most frustrating element in this multi-level complex was the "funicular" cable car system. the 3 funicular cars look quite modern but acually use a primitive pully system which is quite jerky during stops and starts. Passengers absolutely must hold tight on the grip railings, or risk falling. These cars ar extremely slow and passengers often wait more than 5 minutes for a car to arrive.
This coplex has many staris and steps, some of them constructed of native stone and quite uneven. Therefor this resort cannot be fully used be guests with physical handicaps.
There is no toilet on the beach level; several flights of uneven stairs must be negotiated in order to reach the toilets.
We booked half-board. We were disappointed in the lack of variety and mediocre quality of the buffet. The beef and veal dishes were, without exception, quite tough and difficult to chew.
All in all we did not feel that this resort lived up to its 5-star rating.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Near the town of Agios Nikolaos — yet on the secluded beach of Vathi this luxury resort in Crete enjoys an exclusive elegant and serene location. In a private cove amidst blue skies, a crescent of sand and the calm of the Mediterranean, Daios Cove is regarded as the ultimate 5 star beach resort in Crete Island ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Daios Cove Luxury Resort And Villas
- Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas Hotel Vathi
- Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas Crete/Agios Nikolaos