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“We love Lato” 5 of 5 stars
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Lato Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ammoudi, Agios Nikolaos, Crete 72100, Greece   |  
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Ranked #10 of 95 Hotels in Agios Nikolaos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Darlington UK
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
“We love Lato”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2010

Well, this was our 4th visit to Lato which speaks volumes and the fact that we have booked to go again ...........in the same year........must mean something! Small rooms? Yes, but adequate and everything you require - plenty of clothing storage, fridge air con and great shower cubicle - how often do you find that in a Greek 2 star hotel? Lato does not pretend to be 5 star but we always find the welcome 5 star and the hotel is immaculate. That said, people are people wherever and if you don't want to mix so be it but can only speak from experience in that we had no problem with smiles from the staff and great bar atmosphere. We had the added bonus of a lovely wedding party who specifically chose the hotel for their special day so that is certainly a recommendation. My only gripe is that I wish we had never found it as we want to go back every year..............as do many others. Enjoy!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Crete, Greece
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2010

small room, not value for money , over rated, noisy, terrible breakfast , on the central road, never smile. I ll never go back there.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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dorset
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2010

15 minute pleasant walk from hotel into main port which takes you past local restaurants and views out to sea. Local town offers fantastic food and hospitality combined with great views. The hotel itself is located in a quiet location ideal if you choose to lay by the pool and relax or there is the option of the local beaches to choose from nearby the furthest costing 5 euros in a taxi. The staff at the hotel are nothing but helpful and nothing is to much trouble. The rooms are comfortable only downside to whole of holiday is that the rooms are slightly outdated but this did not effect our holiday in the slightest. The rooms are offered with air con which costs and extra 35 euros and a fridge a further 14 euros for the week which you will need!!!!
All in all i was extremely happy with our holiday as it was a last minute booking. Would strongly suggest to others looking to go to this part of Crete.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fleetwood
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2010

We have just returned from the Lato Hotel. If you are looking for a traditional Greek welcome and standards then this is the place for you. The breakfast was good, with fresh bread, cheese, ham, hard boiled eggs, fruit, cereal, yoghurt, honey, jams, cake, biscuits, juce and tea/coffee. The staff are all very welcoming and helpful especially Jeanette who made us egg mayo butties especially. The pool is clean and there are plenty of loungers. Plenty to drink from at the bar. The room was small but totally adequate as was the balcony. Unusually for Greece the shower had proper doors! The rooms were cleaned every day and beds changed regularly. There was a hair dryer in the bathroom. Airconditioning/fridge also available. The cost was included in our holiday but I believe in others it isnt. There is also a kettle and a tv.

It is around a pleasant 20 min walk into Agios itself and it is 5 euros in a taxi to return home.

Other reviewers have said it was cliquey - but we didn't find that, in fact there weren't really many English around.

Would recommend the tour to Spinalonga - former leper colony - with Nostros Tours. 18 euros each.

There are good restaurants on the way to town and also in town by the lake.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ramat gan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2010

My husband & me stayed in lato hotel for 3 nights in june 2010. It was our first visit in Crete , but certainly not the last....We will come back and will stay there again because of all the concept: cleaness, warm decoration, good service, beutifull view of med. sea from the balcony, & the good location: in ag. nicholas, nearby Elounda & close to all the important roads that can take you all over the island. thank you for a marvelous stay...

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2010

Rooms are decorated in a very old fashioned way, no where to sit only on the bed.Our balcony was unusable with two chairs and a small table on it. Breakfasts do not change from day to day, and the boiled eggs seemed stale! No real room around the pool and no atmosphere at the bar.
Would not recommend this hotel and definitely would not go to this place again. A smile from the staff would have helped.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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gateshead
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2010

we just came back from the lato hotel and found it a wonderfully relaxing place to stay.all of the staff were extremely helpfull with any queries day or night.,and all the rooms cleaned and changed twice a week by very pleasant chambermaids who also doubled up as breakfast staff.there is a good selection of continental food which will keep you going untill jeanette come in later to do afternoon snacks.this means if you want to relax by the pool all day you can! later, the pool bar comes alive with a great relaxed atmosphere and a happy "hour".
close by,are several restaurants to try,or you can go into town which isnt too far.after we checked out,the receptionist gave us a key to a room later in the day to get freshened up. so all in all we had a great time and are looking into going back later in the year......(dont wear white socks to happy hour)....hah.

  • Stayed June 2010, 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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Address: Ammoudi, Agios Nikolaos, Crete 72100, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Lasithi Prefecture > Agios Nikolaos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Agios Nikolaos
#8 Romantic Hotel in Agios Nikolaos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Lato Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A cozy, attractive hotel set in beautiful surrounding gardens overlooking the Mirabello bay. It reflects the charm and peacefulness of the countryside, while the resort is within 15 minutes walking distance. A great friendly family hotel that ensures a more enjoyable holiday. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Lato Hotel Agios Nikolaos
Lato Agios Nikolaos
Lato Hotel Crete/Agios Nikolaos

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