Visited Hotel Coral end of August 2013. Went with friends, who are used to 5* hotels so were a bit nervous as the Coral is only a 3*. We needn’t have worried! The hotel itself is situated in a fantastic position on the seafront opposite a pebbly beach, and within easy walking distance to the harbour and bars and restaurants. We went all inclusive and the food and drinks were really good (although a little repetitive) and service excellent. Definitely pay extra for a sea view room, as the views are stunning and if you ask for a high floor you will be overlooking the pool as opposed to the road. (only downside to higher floor is that the lift is very small and takes a while to come, but the stairs are good exercise after all the food you’ll eat!!) The rooms are well equipped with coffee making facilities, safe, hairdryers and even beach towels. The interior is a little tired looking, but was clean and kept tidy. If you are going out for the day you can also order a packed lunch to take with you the day before. A pebbly beach is just across the road and you can hire sunbeds and umbrellas here (we paid 7 euros for 2 beds and an umbrella per day) and also there is a diving centre just to the side of the beach. Perfect position if you want to nip back to the hotel for lunch. If you want a sandy beach, turn left out of the hotel and walk for about 5-10mins to a small sandy beach again with sunbeds and umbrellas.
The harbour is to the right of the hotel about 10-15 min walk and you can take boat trips to Spinalonga which is great value for just 15 euros which takes about 4 hours and includes swimming in the sea from the boat – well recommended.
The evening entertainment wasn't great but we made the most of the disco night and joined in with the dancing. The AI drinks finish at 11.00pm but we always went out to the local bars for some nightlife afterwards (we are all in our late 40's but young at heart).
The only downside I can think of is that the pool bar closes at 5.30pm which is a shame as it is a lovely bar with great views.
All in all would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a good hotel in great location.
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- Also Known As:
- Coral Hotel Agios Nikolaos
- Coral Hotel Aghios Nikolaos
- Coral Hotel Crete/Agios Nikolaos