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St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas

Thessi Nissi, Agios Nikolaos, Crete 721 00 Greece
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised 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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Poolside bar
Kids club
Airport transportation
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Lagoon View
Languages Spoken
English, French, German, Greek
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Savvas Eleftheriades wrote a review 22 Sep
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In my top five of hotels I’ve stayed in. Probably number one in my list. Built to the scale of a Cretan village its subtle architecture has been well thought through. Local stone is used for walls and there is a wonderful sense of calm from all the planting of date palms, olive trees, herbs and even carob. Everywhere you sit there is something to delight your eyes. The whole hotel complex nestles in a natural bay on the coast with its own private beach. Our room was magnificent with a spectacular sea view and very close to the hotel restaurants and beach. Staff are helpful and friendly without ever being intrusive. I’d class it as just the right amount of luxury. Food was great, freshest figs at breakfast were my favourite with a full buffet and eggs cooked to order. Dinner included traditional Greek dishes such as pork gyros and stuffed vegetables along with international cuisines. Great fun on the hotel's Greek night with a traditional Cretan feast, live musicians and a dance troupe. In summary, a truly relaxing holiday in a perfect environment. While you're there take a boat trop from Agios Nikolaos to the former leper colony of Spinalonga. Fascinating tiny island that inspired Victoria Hislop's novel The Island.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: Pay a bit more for a sea view, the sunsets are amazing.
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pulex2000 wrote a review Jun 2021
Berlin, Germany5 contributions5 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
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 7 Jun 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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ADesmond wrote a review 21 Sep
Bath, United Kingdom1 contribution
We have just returned from a truly magical holiday at St Nicolas Bay. From the moment we arrived, Front Office Manager, Nicos made us feel welcome and instantly at home – and despite arriving very late at night, he ensured they kept the restaurant open so that we could enjoy a fantastic 3 course meal, which was unexpected and very much appreciated after our day’s travelling. We were also absolutely delighted to be upgraded to a villa with a private pool and beautiful sea views, which we would be very keen to book for our next visit. Throughout our stay, Nicos was personable, attentive and couldn’t do enough for us, so we thank him for making our holiday so special! The hotel is immaculate with elegantly styled interiors and beautifully manicured grounds filled with lime and pomegranate trees. Its peaceful location is also perfect, offering panoramic views of the sea and surrounding mountains. It was our first time in Crete and it was just what we had hoped for. The food was delicious and we were able to enjoy a wide range of traditional Cretan and Greek specialities, as well as international cuisine. The restaurant staff were charming and attentive, ensuring that they catered for our every need – in particular, Irini and Vaggelis who were exceptional. We were also delighted to discover complimentary local wine and homemade baklava left in our room on a number of days during our stay, which really added a personal touch! In summary, the hotel and its staff go out of their way to ensure that their guests have the best possible experience. We will most certainly be back!
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Date of stay: September 2021
christinejohnson65 wrote a review 19 Sep
Kent, United Kingdom15 contributions6 helpful votes
Have just returned from st Nicholas bay hotel What an amazing hotel Would highly recommend it for Luxurious stay The main pool was outstanding everything cleaned throughly everyday Food We ate in main restaurant where set menu Varied daily Buffet superb choice Greek restaurant had a lovely evening with live music And traditional cuisine All the staff in all areas polite hardworking people Have had a truly amazing holiday Thankyou Nicos and Alex And your amazing team Can’t wait to return
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
DAJG57 wrote a review 19 Sep
Spalding, United Kingdom26 contributions4 helpful votes
An ideal location for a 1st holiday outside the UK since 2019. Stunning location, very attentive but not intrusive, extra + for Dora and Nixos for making lunch so pleasurable. Booking early we received a free upgrade and strongly recommend taking the best room you can afford. Cretan Aid had the necessary test for home travel well organised and the certificate arrived by email within the hour. Trip to Spinalonga by ferry from Elouda worth the effort - see separate review
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$313 - US$618 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 (0.8 km), Ammoudi Beach (0.9 km), and Agios Nikolaos Church (0.2 km).
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 centre, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre 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 centre, 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.