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“Charming, relaxing holiday accomodation”
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Creta Hotel
Ranked #23 of 100 Hotels in Agios Nikolaos
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Charming, relaxing holiday accomodation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014

The Creta hotel offers excellent value, immaculately clean and very comfortable accommodation in lovely, unspoiled Aghious Nikolaos on the island of Crete. It's a 45 minute taxi ride from Heraklion airport, and is perfectly situated, 5 minutes walk from the harbour, the beach, the restaurants and bars - in fact everything! The accommodation is comprised of apartments - ours had a spacious kitchen/ dining area, a bathroom with sink, bath, toilet and shower, and a large air conditioned bedroom with television, leading to a sea view balcony with two chairs and a table, It was clean (room serviced every day and clean towels provided daily) and comfortable, as well as peaceful - the owner Bernadette has regular guests who are generally very quiet and courteous of other guests - the peace was heavenly! Bernadette is lovely and very obliging, she will provide you with maps, information, and even arranged a taxi to meet us at the airport on arrival and take us back on departure. Aghios Nikolaos itself is a lovely relaxing place - plenty to do and see, but no lager louts - very much a family or couples place, and if you need to de-stress, it's the place to go! One word of caution - the Creta hotel is set up on a hill so you have to take over 30 steps down (and up again) to everywhere - beach, shops, restaurants etc. So if you have mobility problems it's not for you. But it is perfect for everyone else - we had a perfect holiday and will definitely return to the Creta hotel - wonderful place run by lovely people.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

I highly recommend this address! The rooms were very clean, price wise the hotel was reasonable, the staff was friendly, and the location was excellent, as it is two minutes away from the town center and the beach. The sea view from my room was also very nice.

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Very friendly people, excellent service, the room was very clean,the price very reasonable, what else could we
ask for? I will recommend it for sure. Agios Nikolaos is always a good place to return to, lovely scenery, friendly faces everywhere we go.

Stayed July 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Creta is run by a charming and welcoming couple. We paid a little extra for a room with balcony and sea view, which was well work it. The hotel is ideally located on a quiet street close to the town centre, and the rooms are well kept, clean and comfortable

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2014

The location of the hotel is really good We were given a room towards the back of the hotel on the second floor so the view wasn't brilliant, but we could see the sea and it was perfectly adequate for the 2 nights we were staying. The room was very comfortable and it was fantastic to have a full kitchen in a completely separate room. The welcome and information from the front desk was marvellous, Bernadette? giving helpful hints about the best time and day to visit Spinalonga amongst many other things. She even offered a plug in mosquito repeller, having noticed how I'd reacted to a couple of bites, and thought we might like big mugs for our tea! Little things that make a big difference.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Montreal
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

First off, Agios Nikolaos doesn’t have even half the charm of other towns we had already visited in Crete such as Chania or Rethhymo, so we were biased from the get-go. Give it a miss unless there is something really drawing you there. We went thinking sites like Toplou and Zakros were worth the trip (although the drive there is quite stunning). They are not. So while the location of the hotel is very good, in my opinion there is very little reason to visit Agios Nikolaos, or anything west of it.

Things started off well at the hotel with our host, Bernadette having blocked off a parking spot for us. She later recommended a good place to pick up pastries for breakfast, which saved us from getting ripped off at one of the restaurants next to the lake.

The fact our room was furnished with dated furniture was not the issue. The large counter in the bathroom and excellent water pressure would have made up for that. The problem was that compared to all other hotels in a similar price range in Greece that we had experienced to date, it felt and looked dirty: a cupcake wrapper on the kitchen floor, a piece of dental floss on the bedroom floor, dirt in the corners of the bathroom floor, etc. In addition, the air conditioning unit likely hadn't been cleaned in a very long time. How else to explain the sore throat my husband experienced only one hour after turning it on? (It went away after he turned it off.) Fortunately the nights are cool; the problem is that leaving the balcony door open allows mosquitoes and larger bugs to come in.

In short, we did not feel comfortable there.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ladysmith, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013

You can't beat the location of this place and it's proximity to the town centre and some beaches, but for us as we walked in we were greeted by Bernadette who remarked instantly "I love your flag". We learned that she is a transplanted Canadian from the Magedelena islands.
Our room ( 403) was excellent, top floor sea view, prices right on, and we were provided with bottled water and orange juice as soon as we arrived. Also received an excellent taverna recommendation.
Highly recommend.

Room Tip: Top floor sea views have excellent views.
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Property: Creta Hotel
Address: 22 Sarolidi street, Agios Nikolaos, Crete 591 00, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Lasithi Prefecture > Agios Nikolaos
Amenities:
Beach Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#7 Best Value Hotel in Agios Nikolaos
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Agios Nikolaos
#17 Romantic Hotel in Agios Nikolaos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Creta Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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