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#1 of 1 resort in Vathi
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4.6
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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 beach resort in Crete Island
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Boating
Babysitting
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Private pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Diving
Game room
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Aerobics
Table tennis
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Hammam
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
Waxing services
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour check-in
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Housekeeping
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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5.0 of 5 stars
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English, French, Russian, German and 1 more
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Nestled by the sea, Daios Cove is applauded for its vibrant atmosphere, with live performances that leave some guests desiring more variety. The hotel's beachfront allure, diverse cuisine, and extensive amenities, including a praised gym, have made it a hit among travelers. Cleanliness is a standout feature, with the hotel maintaining pristine conditions across the board. While the luxurious rooms with breathtaking views are celebrated, the high costs for dining and activities have raised eyebrows concerning value. Service at the hotel is generally commended for its excellence, despite occasional lapses.
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Expensive
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PennyPurples wrote a review Feb 2024
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom1344 contributions423 helpful votes
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16-Sep-23 Daios Cove: Really enjoyed our week here. Special mentions to Tanya, who usually served us in the restaurant and gave brilliant wine recommendations, and Manus in the cocktail bar, who gave great cocktail advice. Plusses: Incredible views from rooms, bar, pool area, and edge of restaurant. Excellent staff, who can't do enough to make you feel welcome and looked after. Buggies to get you around the resort. Food in the main buffet restaurant is decent (nothing amazing but perfectly good with plenty of variety). Food at the pool bar was excellent. Great local wines (ask staff for suggestions) and good cocktails. Comfortable bedroom. Good sized balcony with comfortable furniture (table, chair and sofa). Downsides: Bathroom is rather too much part of the bedroom, giving limited privacy. Pool area has a limited number of loungers (which are v comfortable and offer many recline positions), so it was sometimes not possible to get one (but staff were helpful to try to find vacated ones and to provide towels). Loungers by the bar were rather uncomfortable with limited settings and you felt like you were in a thoroughfare. The beach area is down quite a lot of steps, even after you've taken the funicular, and the toilets are up the steps, so that wasn't great. Beach loungers were quite basic, with no mattresses.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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TheChutneyExpress wrote a review Jul 2023
5 contributions4 helpful votes
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Excellent 5 star resort on the Agean sea. Beyond freindly, excellent cuisine, a lot of vegeterain options, chefs are very keen to make sure all types of cuisine is offered., you have 4 restaurants to choose from. Very family oriented resort with kids freindly and adult freindly. Superb location, various room variations are available . Villas with private pool are udeal if going with family. Very spaciois and comfortable. Would give this resort 10 stars if option was available. Only complaint was....there was nothing to complain about! Arrive happy, leave happier. Cannot wait to return next year.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Room Tip: A few steps to tackle to go to beach so a bit of an effort if prams are needed for babies....
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Response from George Brilakis, General Manager at Daios Cove
Responded Jul 6, 2023
Dear TheChutneyExpress, How delighted am I to read your review! We all feel such an honor by reading such a review, by rating us to over 5 Stars. I am pleased that you had overall a pleasant stay with us and that you liked the delicious food throughout the day, our concept, the nice architecture, the location and the services. We are all committed to create magic moments for our guests such yourselves. The true spirit of Greek hospitality lies within every member of our squad and that is the reason why we love to go the extra mile, treating our guests uniquely. I do hope that you return the soonest possible at Daios Cove for another splendid vacation time. Kind Regards, George Brilakis
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Petra M wrote a review Jan 2024
Prague, Czech Republic6 contributions2 helpful votes
All the good reviews are true. I rank this hotel to our top 3. Amazing architecture. Beautiful place, the cove is so nice, the colour of water so blue and the lay-out of the property so well thought-out. Food of great quality. Everything clean, there is glass everywhere and it was cleaned each morning. Room was very nice and all of them have view over the cove. We loved the coctails and the mixologists work. The glass lift going through all the levels is attraction on its own. I found the hotel in an article about 15 most beautiful infinity pools - and so it is. Perfect. Although it is quite an expensive hotel, the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. I wish to visit Daios Cove again. If you want to see a good video, there is the Luxury Travel Expert on youtube, he does perfect videos and he did a great one about Daios Cove. We visited in August 2021.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Stephanie P wrote a review Dec 2023
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Firstly I will start with my only negative. I had to leave and come home! This hotel and location is truly incredible. I visited on my own for 5 nights and booked the wellness package. It consisted of between 2-4 treatments a day and a consultation with the doctor and dietician. I came home feeling like a different person. The staff couldn't do enough for you. The food was delicious and the hotel and room were spotless. I shall be booking another stay for 2024.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Tourist93040 wrote a review Nov 2023
Brighton, United Kingdom149 contributions62 helpful votes
Wow - what a hotel! Nestled in the hills, the clever decor and architecture allows it to be hidden in its own little cove! I was lucky to spend the day here to ‘try it out’ for my next holiday and I’m so glad I did. From your arrival you feel like a VIP with staff to welcome you into the hotel. Make sure you stop at the look out area on the top level as you can really take in the hotels beauty with the infinity pool and beach directly below you accessed via a very clever sloping lift and the villas either side. From the start you feel like you want to explore more. In the reaction area, the smells are delightful with aromas and scents pumped through the air conditioning. We stopped at the bar with 180 degree views and sampled the huge cocktail menu - these were amazing quality and the service from the staff was fantastic. For lunch we ate at the Taverna. From the furniture, to glassware, crockery and furniture it was all a 5* standard. Al a carte dining at its finest - I couldn’t recommend enough. The beach area is stunning - as soon as you arrive the staff are there to assist you to a lounger and provide you with towels and drinks. Throughout the day you can order as you please and if all inclusive everything is included - which is fantastic value. Premium brands, premium food - this hotel has a chilled vibe, whilst giving you a very chic feel. One to come back to!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Makthetravellingmole wrote a review Nov 2023
London, United Kingdom19 contributions7 helpful votes
Just spent ten days at Daois Cove and it was a fantastic holiday!! I echo previous reviews - the staff were absolutely top notch! Nothing was ever too much - they were amazing! Facilities were fab- gym, pool, beach and always so clean and calm! Buffet food was great - lots of variety but not the finest dining but what can you expect from a buffet! Rooms were lovely and clean - only thing we’d say is that the first few days the rooms were always cleaned every time we arrived home from our day out or dinner out, but this started to dwindle over the week and became a bit sloppy, with us having to call a couple of times to get the room cleaned but the cleaning was great when it was done. Overall, an excellent resort and great for families! Not sure id go here if I were in a couple because it is very family dominated but so good for kids! I echo a previous reviews comments on the price of the spa treatments- these were a little ridiculous given you can get better prices in top notch hotels in London! But overall great place!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Nov 1, 2023
Dear Makthetravellingmole, Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent stay at Daois Cove! It sounds like you had a fantastic holiday and enjoyed the beautiful hotel and its facilities. I'm glad to hear that the staff went above and beyond to provide excellent service throughout your stay. It's great to know that you found the buffet food to be varied and enjoyable. I apologize for the slight inconvenience you experienced with the room cleaning towards the end of your stay. Thank you again for your kind words, and we hope to welcome you and your family back to Daois Cove in the future! Best regards, George Brilakis
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Paul A wrote a review Oct 2023
15 contributions3 helpful votes
It’s an amazing resort, and the staff were truly some of the best… but… the day to day prices take the shine off what could have been a great holiday. The welcome was amazing, and the resort/room and fantastic with amazing views. Breakfast is great and never felt too busy, the pool is great with the beach a little smaller and more crowded. It is worth taking an all inclusive deal given a medium sized plate of food is €30 and a small glass of coke €7. Perhaps this is what the resort is trying to achieve. The spa is ridiculously overpriced - 60min massages start at €190. Heating the pool with the room was €75/day. The restaurants were also a little too similar, offering variants of the same dishes. We ended up actually cancelling a booking and just going for the buffet in the end! Overall, a good holiday but I’m not sure we will be rushing back unless the pricing becomes a little more sensible!!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from George Brilakis, Γενικός Διευθυντής at Daios Cove
Responded Oct 31, 2023
Dear paulaS4311PW, Thank you for sharing your experience at the resort. It sounds like you had a lovely time overall. I'm glad to hear that the welcome was amazing and that the resort and rooms had fantastic views. It's always a pleasure to start a vacation on a positive note. The fact that breakfast never felt too busy is definitely a plus, as it allows for a more relaxed dining experience. Our staff are indeed a dedicated and well-trained team who strive to make every guest feel welcome and valued. We apologize for any inconvenience was caused during your stay and hope to see you back. Best regards, George Brilakis
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Mark S wrote a review Oct 2023
Manchester, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
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We stayed for a week in a 2 bed wellness villa. The view and surroundings were superb. Food was great. Special mention to Georgia who looked after us for in room dining (firefly), very friendly and efficient. Other mentions to Arber and Labros who work on the Beach House Bar. Chilled out vibe and very good service. Overall a very pleasant stay and would recommend the “residents club” all inclusive option.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from George Brilakis, Γενικός Διευθυντής at Daios Cove
Responded Oct 30, 2023
Dear marksC9145AY, Thank you very much for your kind words. We're thrilled to hear that our friendly and professional staff made your stay even more enjoyable. We will pass on your kind words to all the staff members mentioned. They are indeed a dedicated and well-trained team who strive to make every guest feel welcome and valued. Once again, thank you for sharing your feedback, and we hope to welcome you back to Daios Cove in the future for another unforgettable stay! Best regards, George Brilakis
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Piers S wrote a review Oct 2023
Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom3 contributions4 helpful votes
I stayed for the awesome BXR fitness retreat. The fitness centre is as good as any hotel in which i stayed. The location is incredible, and the service is exceptional. I ate at every restaurants and would recommend all them.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from George Brilakis, Γενικός Διευθυντής at Daios Cove
Responded Oct 28, 2023
Dear ps1131, That sounds like an amazing experience at the BXR fitness retreat! I'm glad to hear that you found the fitness centre to be top-notch, and it's great that the location added to the overall appeal. The exceptional service must have made your stay even more enjoyable. It's wonderful that you had the opportunity to try out all the restaurants available, and I appreciate your recommendation for each of them. Exploring different culinary experiences is always a fun part of any trip. Thank you very much for your kind words and hope to see you back next year. Best regards, George Brilakis
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Jemima N wrote a review Oct 2023
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From the moment we arrived, the staff made us feel so welcome and at ease. This was our honeymoon and they really made us feel special. First timers to Greece and to an all inclusive resort, the stand out for us were the staff- very warm, friendly and always happy to help. Particular mention to Ani guest relations manager and her team who helped organise our excursions. She is a true professional and lovely person. Thanks also to Antonis in Pangea, and the lady in Ocean who served our private meal. Salt I don't remember every name. The setting is beautiful, very calming, unobtrusive decor. The all inclusive is worth it- we ate and drank a lot! But seeing the prices in the towns- I think it's probably overpriced compared to the rest of Crete. The variety of food in Pangea was amazing for a hotel buffet. And good quality. We enjoyed our meals in taverna and ocean also. The cocktail manager in the crystal box knows his stuff. Everything is very clean. Minor downsides: The funicular is slow, if you can walk uphill, it's better! The spa is expensive- we only got massages but came to €340 The beach is small and covered with sun loungers that full up quickly. Overall a wonderful stay, I would come back
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Response from George Brilakis, Γενικός Διευθυντής at Daios Cove
Responded Oct 22, 2023
Dear 527jemiman, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I'm delighted to hear that the staff at the resort made you feel welcome and special, especially during your honeymoon. Our team will be thrilled to know that they made a positive impact on your stay. I'm glad you enjoyed the calming and unobtrusive decor, and found the all-inclusive option worthwhile with the variety and good quality of food available. Overall, it sounds like you had a wonderful stay, hope to see you soon back. George Brilakis
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Frequently Asked Questions about Daios Cove
Which popular attractions are close to Daios Cove?
Nearby attractions include ARC Espresso Cocktail Bar ex Chez George (3.1 miles), Cretan Olive Oil Farm (4.5 miles), and Lake Voulismeni (3.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Daios Cove?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, a swimup bar, and a rooftop bar.
Which room amenities are available at Daios Cove?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Daios Cove?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, a rooftop bar, and free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Daios Cove?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Daios Cove?
Conveniently located restaurants include MamaLukia & Lotzeta Restaurant, Archontiko, and Basilico.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Daios Cove?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Daios Cove have airport transportation?
Yes, Daios Cove offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Daios Cove?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Daios Cove offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Daios Cove?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Russian, and Greek.