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Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas
Ranked #4 of 95 Hotels in Agios Nikolaos
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 16, 2011

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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled on business
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5  Thank Ellemay
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Reviewed July 16, 2011

What a dazzling stunning location. The Gran Melia hotel just melts naturally into the landscape of Daios Cove.

Everything about this hotel is gorgeous from the breathtaking spectacular views, dramatic cliffs, beautiful beach, impressive luxurious rooms, classy cool lobbies to the brillant service. Gran Melia is a true 5 star hotel offering tasteful trendy facilities.

Check-in: Wow! What an entrance; the service & warm welcoming have to be one of the best we have ever encountered. We were also lucky to meet the owner & manager who were equally welcoming.

Room: Our room 305 was exactly what I had requested – good sea views, close to the beach with easy access to the beach and pool. The room was elegantly furnished with all the modern equipment one needs in a 5 star hotel.

The large covered balcony with table & couches overlooking the views was fabulous.

Bathroom absolutely divine with two showers, bath and large vanity sinks.

Beach: The small gorgeous sandy cove is heavenly with deep turquoise coloured water with plenty of deck chairs & umbrellas. The beach service was great too.

Swimming Pool: A very large infinity pool which overlooked Daios Cove – a truly mesmerizing dreamy view. The pool however is shallow which makes it perfect for kids.

Restaurants – There are plenty of choices from Greek Taverna to fine dining. Breakfast was terrific with a wonderful selection; all what’s needed is a fresh juice bar.

Location: We did have some problems finding the hotel as we were unaware that they also called this hotel Daios Cove. The hotel is approx 8 minutes drive from Agios Nikolaos, 20mins from Elounda and one hour from Heraklion Airport.

Overall: Just loved it !

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled on business
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6  Thank Ellemay
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Reviewed July 15, 2011

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2  Thank fubarinkent
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Reviewed July 13, 2011

My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights as the first stop in our honeymoon. The drive to the hotel and the initial views were breathtaking and at that point we knew this was going to am excellent stay.

Check-in was smooth and the room was amazing. Extremely spacious rooms all of which have a view of the beach/water. Breakfast was great with a very nice spread and a lot of variety. I would agree with some of the previous reviews that the restaurants were overpriced but the food was very good.

All in all I have zero complaints of our stay and the staff and hotel were excellent. One thing to note is that if you are looking to explore Crete and be in the central and lively part than do not stay here as the closest city is Ag. Nikholas which is 15min drive or 12euro taxi. However, if you are looking for a luxury and relaxing stay then Gran Melia is the way to go.

  • Stayed: June 2011
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1  Thank asdaq
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Reviewed July 13, 2011

This is a fantastic place. After staying in so called 5* hotels whilst on holiday it was a suprise to find out that the property was actually a 5* property. The rooms are very spacious and luxurious, everything was clean and in good condition, all the public areas were great, it was always easy to get a sun lounger or a place on the beach. The golf carts are good fun and always available to pick you up or drop you off if you are wearing posh shoes :-) Taxis are always available to get to Agios Nikolaos and reasonable at 12 euros a trip. We thought the buffet restaurant always provided an excellent choice. We did eat in the Taverna but were told that the dine around option no longer offered a set menu but to be honest that was our only quibble with what was otherwise a really excellent experience. We were a bit suprised about the price charged for bottled water, but it is when all said and done a 5* hotel. The staff at reception were fantastic, a big thanks to the girls who assisted us with an issue with our transfer back to the airport. Everyone could not have been more helpful from the girls who meet and greet to the cleaners and the staff at the pool. There are a couple of all weather tennis courts with equipment provided but unfortunately it was too windy to have a decent game. We had an amazing time and would recommend this place to anyone.

NB Please note there are a few more reviews if you search for Daios Cove in Vathi, so I have duplicated my review here.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank YorkshireNomad
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Reviewed July 13, 2011

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Thank YorkshireNomad
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Reviewed July 12, 2011

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Morvies
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Additional Information about Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas

Address: Vathi Beach, Agios Nikolaos, Crete 72100, Greece
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Location: Greece > Crete > Lasithi Prefecture > Agios Nikolaos
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Agios Nikolaos
#3 Family Hotel in Agios Nikolaos
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Agios Nikolaos
#3 Spa Hotel in Agios Nikolaos
#4 Luxury Hotel in Agios Nikolaos
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Agios Nikolaos
Price Range: $292 - $1,089 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas 5*
Number of rooms: 261
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 5 star beach resort in Crete Island ... more   less 
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Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas Hotel Vathi
Daios Cove Luxury Resort And Villas
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