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Alantha Apartments Hotel
Ranked #21 of 95 Hotels in Agios Nikolaos
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“Wonderful place! Just perfect!”
Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

Alantha is set just off the sea front in the local area so you are away from the busy tourist part. The lake and all the restaurants and shops you would want are just 5 minutes walk away it was the perfect location for us. It was a little gem! We arrived at 2am with the manager waiting to greeting us after our long transfer he had made sure we had water in the fridge for our arrival. We booked a standard studio apartment and it was really lovely, modern and clean. Having been different islands in Greece and knowing how basic it could of been, it wasn't with fitted kitchen marble bathroom and a power shower!
The roof top pool and bar is great and run by the wonder that is Lisa! Now Lisa is simply incredible and is the real gem at this hotel. She does everything for you and I mean everything. Including all breakfast for everyone in the morning. Shes on her own working the bar and pool and she still will greet you with a wonderful smile every day and nothing will ever be too much trouble for her. And her breakfast and Greek salads are to die for we will miss them! Along with Lisa who made our stay here was Angela who mainly runs the reception but helps out where she is needed. Again nothing to much trouble for her gave advice when needed on where to go. She arranged for our late checkout and we could have our room for as long as we needed it for the day we were leaving and was just lovely to chat to in all honesty again always with a smile and happy to see us.
The views from the roof top pool are breath taking you can see pretty much the whole island from up there. Agios Nikolaos really is beautiful. The views the people the atmosphere. We never had a bad meal out and we ate out every night. Restaurants are a bit more expensive around the lake as that's more tourist area but if you walk right around to the other side past the little train there are more restaurants there. I recommend Amalthea traditional Greek good food with very fresh fish! The waiters in there are really nice and friendly. It's always full of the locals that's when you know it's good.
So if your looking for somewhere beautiful, romantic with a few bars for dancing this area of Crete is perfect. And the Alantha is a wonderful little place to stay. Are we booking to go back? Most definitely !
I don't have a bad thing to say about this place. People have left reviews moaning about the steps they have to walk up every night to the hotel, actually you don't have to walk up any if you don't want to if you turn right out of the hotel and follow the road down the hill it leads straight to the lake.
Best thing about this place apart from it being so clean and a great location and the apartment being really nice , has to be Angela and of course our lovely Lisa! Lisa thank you for everything you made our holiday and our stay!

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Venray
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Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

Nice appartement and friendly people at the reception
Two Bloks of appartments 5 stocks and elevator. We asked for oceanvieuw but
recieve appartment in the basement with a vieuw to a wal. Appartments witho oceanvieuw were occupied. Airco kost 8 euro a dat end a safe 15 euro a week
Room is simpel, beds hard, room is clean, tv is small and bad, cannot see anything, WiFi only in lounge and bad receiving.
Pool had beautiful vieuw. Is a 5 minuten walk to center and sea.
Difficult tot walk if you are older streep stairs.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

We stayed in this appartement/hotel for 11 days and arrived back in Holland today. Based on our experience we would go back any day. Very nice personel (thanks lovely Lisa, Angela a.o), clean rooms, every help and tips & trics we need and a fine location next to the beach, the old town and the shops. The beds can be a bit better. Agios Nikolaos is a very nice city (probably the nicest of Crete) and this hotel suited all our needs. We had a very fine vacation!!! Anja & Danny, Amsterdam, Holland.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Neath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

The Staff at the Alantha were nothing short of excellent .We stayed in early June for one week, our apartment itself was basic but spotless and comfortable. The Alantha is only a short 5 minute stroll from the lovely town but, unfortunately there is one drawback and that is the steep hill/steps that you have to access from the main street . I would definitely recommend this hotel and this part of Crete to anyone.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Telford
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

I cannot fault this hotel. We stayed in an apartment for 7 nights, the sheets were changed daily as were the towels. The room and the hotel were spotless. The swimming pool area was clean and tidy and the snack bar provided for all our needs. It is close to the main town centre (5 mins walk).

There was no one to meet us at reception however our room card and instruction were on the counter clearly labled so no great hassel

I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to friends and family

A lovely stay and thanks to all the staff

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Stayed here for a couple of weeks early Oct. The Apartments were first class, very comfortable and the position was good with everything being within a 5 - 10 minute stroll. The staff were very nice people and couldn't have been more pleasant and helpful. Ag Nik is a lovely place to stroll around with easy access to places further afield by the local bus service. We enjoyed our time there and will be back again without doubt. A word of warning though - If you use a tour operator, be prepared to be dropped off by the coach on the seafront road with an almost 45 degree climb up a side street with your luggage. Not for the faint hearted or the infirm so a taxi transfer to the door is recommended. Once there though this is soon forgotten!

Room Tip: All rooms are spacious and comfortable but the back of the hotel is quieter.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Glasgow
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2013

Stayed in the Alantha from 1/10/2013 to 10th , I found the hotel location it's biggest drawback as it's accessed up some very steep stairs until you get your bearings and find a less strenuous route .anyway inside the hotel itself things are a lot better the finish of the interior seems to have been done to a reasonable standard . The staff are helpful and polite ,the maid service was good the pool area was a bit small but it's a well run area. The hotel does have free WIFI however it's only available in the foyer area which is a bit inconvenient as it would have better in the rooms , one point that I wasn't very happy about was the air on was on a playas you go and not very well priced in my opinion. Overall the Alantha is a decent place to stay if you can handle the rest of the resort.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Alantha Apartments Hotel
Address: 23 Erithrou Stavrou, Agios Nikolaos, Crete 721 00, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Lasithi Prefecture > Agios Nikolaos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#18 Romantic Hotel in Agios Nikolaos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Alantha Apartments Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alantha Apartments is a small and friendly family run complex situated in a quiet street just five minutes from the town centre and a three-minute walk to a sandy beach. Our aim is to offer our guests a first-class holiday accommodation experience in clean, comfortable and relaxing surroundings. We value all of our customers and look forward to welcoming them to the Alantha Apartments and the beautiful island of Crete. ... more   less 
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