Having read the great reviews for the Hermes hotel we decided to book a weeks holiday at the hotel for our first visit to Greece. We made the holiday booking with Thomsons, for peace of mind, though we prefer to be independent. Our room had a sea view but was positioned over the roof of the pool bar with air conditioning units sticking up which was unattractive. We decided that we would try to change the room but we were told by the reception staff that the hotel was full at that moment but a different room may become available later in the week. After unpacking we decided to stay in the room because we did not want the agro of changing, we were never contacted to let us know if a different room had become available.
Our room was very clean, if dated and the maid sevice was excellent. The food in the resturant was of a good standard with breakfast served from 7.00 am and dinner from 6.30 pm. The pool area was small with sun beds close together and free beach towels were available for use around the pool. Overall the hotel was clean and tidy but compared with hotels in Spain was of 3 star quality not 4.
For days out we used the local bus service which was good, the bus station was a steep 15 minutes walk away.
Be aware of Herakalion airport on your return, we were treated like cattle as you move from one queue to another. We barely had time for to get refeshments or visit the loo because Thompsons did not get us there early enough.
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- Also Known As:
- Iberostar Hermes Hotel Agios Nikolaos
- Hermes Hotel Agios Nikolaos
- Hermes Hotel Crete
- Hermes Agios Nikolaos
- Hermes Crete/Agios Nikolaos