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St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas

Thessi Nissi, Agios Nikolaos, Crete 721 00 Greece
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#1 of 98 hotels in Agios Nikolaos
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A spacious Balcony or Terrace in each Room or Suite provides a private and secluded open air lounge to sit and relax with great sea views.- From the secluded privacy of your room balcony / terrace only 2 minutes walk through flower scented gardens to reach the private sandy beach and sunbathing terraces.
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Thessi Nissi, Agios Nikolaos, Crete 721 00 Greece
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NatashaB wrote a review Sep 9
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My husband and I had a big wedding ceremony and celebration in the UK with a spiritual celebrant and wanted to go on a special honeymoon and also have the marriage made legal! Our travel agents recommended St Nicolas Bay as they specialise in weddings and romantic trips and we were not disappointed. We had our intimate ceremony, just the two of us, witnessed by some of the lovely staff, outside the cute chapel overlooking the ocean in the hotel grounds, beautiful flowers were provided as well as local musicians and the traditional "honey tasting" which added a unique touch. We were then treated to a delicious meal with live music and everyone made us feel so special. Included in our package was breakfast in bed the morning after the wedding which was amazing! Also a couples massage in the gorgeous spa which was divine, I was so relaxed it felt truly magical. We were also upgraded to the honeymoon suite in one of the private villas for the duration of our stay which was absolutely wonderful. It meant we had our own private pool overlooking the ocean, two sun loungers on the edge of the stunning cliff overlooking the sea in complete privacy which was great for naked sunbathing and star gazing at night, I've never seen so many stars! And we could walk down the steps off the cliff directly from our private villa and go snorkelling in the crystal clear water below. We saw lots of fish and it was a great way to cool off from the summer heat. We had flowers brought to our room on several occasions, rose petals on the bed, complimentary water daily and the rooms and whole resort were always kept spotlessly clean, complimentary bottle of Champagne delivered twice, treated to dinner in both delicious restaurants where we had lobster while being serenaded by talented musicians at the edge of the swimming pool lit up at night. We didn't get any mosquito bites. I can't tell you how much we enjoyed this trip. Nicos the manager and Marena who was our main contact, were so helpful, always ready to assist with anything we needed. All the staff were so welcoming and friendly. The food in the breakfast and dinner buffet exceeded our expectations and did not feel like a buffet at all, top quality, super fresh at all times. I am still dreaming of the breakfasts now! The swimming pool was also lovely as was the complimentary yoga class and the hair stylist in the spa who did my hair for our little ceremony. We hope to visit again soon and highly recommend this location for anyone looking for a luxurious and romantic getaway. Thank you Nicos and Marena for everything! We will never forget our time at St Nicolas Bay, Natasha & Ben x
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: We loved the privacy of the villas, if you are staying with children you may prefer to request a...
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pulex2000 wrote a review Jun 2021
Berlin, Germany5 contributions5 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
This was not our first visit to St. Nicolas Bay Resort. But alas, this is the perfect place for a first post-pandemic holiday. Staff feels more like a family members you're returning to. Everything is meticulously taken care of. The resort blends with the sea and the private beach. We enjoyed swimming in the crystal-clear water. We found wonderful private spaces to watch sunrises and sunsets, and also a full moon candle light dinner directly next to the Mediterranean Sea. Breakfast and Dinner are very tasty and reflect greek cuisine. Everything feels spacious enough to feel safe and healthy. Travel from Germany was easily manageable and we'll certainly be back later this year.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Alexandros Glynos, General Manager at St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas
Responded Jun 7, 2021
Dear guests, Thank you so much for your wonderful review on your recent holiday with us and for emphasising the location, food and facilities of the Hotel, but especially your great experience with all our staff. I am extremely happy and grateful to read that our customer care philosophy, namely high professionalism combined with genuine care is being felt and recognised by our valued guests. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to St Nicolas Bay Resotrt Hotel & Villas very soon. Kind personal regards, Alexandros Glynos General Manager St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas
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Nadine M wrote a review Sep 8
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Our trip included the most beautiful and relaxed days since the last 1,5 years. We really enjoyed our trip to St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas. The resort is really amazing, the staff extremely friendly, helpful and sometimes they could read our thoughts, too. They have done all what they could to make our stay perfect. Thanks a lot. One night we participated on an original greek dinner event. With outstanding delicious food, a group of traditional dancer included live music and the best view ever - it was rememberable. A couple days before the departure - we got the opportunity to move in a suite with sea view. Of course, we used this generous offer - thanks, Nicos! We had the best view to the sunrise, every morning, since this day. Summarised, we can highly recommend the St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas - you can relax from the first minute of your stay. THANKS, it was a pleasure :-)
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Date of stay: September 2021
Peterle_1169 wrote a review Sep 6
Vienna, Austria6 contributions2 helpful votes
Remarkable hotel at the wonderful island crete: the location, the rooms, the service at the hotel were amazing! Great work done from the hotel manager!!! We spent our honeymoon at St. Nicholas Bay and now, 10 years later, our anniversary. It was as great as our memories were. Thanks to everyone who made the stay unforgetable for us.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Amanda F wrote a review Sep 4
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We have just been on holiday to St Nicolas Bay Hotel. The whole experience has been exceptional and the staff couldn’t have been more helpful. Nicos Demetzos the manager was particularly helpful and attentive and went out of his way to make sure we had everything we needed. The accommodation was a beautiful room with private pool overlooking the sea. We had half board which you could use towards specialised dining if you wished to eat in the other restaurants. The food in the Minotaur restaurant was fine dining and was delicious! We will certainly be returning for our third time next year as it is everything you could wish from a holiday.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
GreeceCreteLasithi PrefectureAgios Nikolaos
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Frequently Asked Questions about St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas
Which popular attractions are close to St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas?
Nearby attractions include Cretan Olive Oil Farm (0.5 miles), Ammoudi Beach (0.6 miles), and Agios Nikolaos Church (0.10 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Patriko, PIATO - Homemade Creative Cuisine, and Toedeledokie Cafe Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Does St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas have an airport shuttle?
Yes, St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas 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 St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Greek.