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Naiades Almiros River Hotel
Ranked #15 of 100 Hotels in Agios Nikolaos
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Stafford
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Hated it.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2007

What a dump !
The owner who runs the property is the most unhelpful person you will ever come across. The rooms are old, dirty and poorly furnished. Breakfast consists of tea, coffee and a bit of bread with local preserves. He locks up every night at 11.00pm and go's to his home leaving the property unattended all night, with no access to a phone or water. Being close to the river (as per the name) it is infested with mosquito's, so you get eaten alive, and to cap it off he charges 45 euro's per week for the air conditioning. It is located well out of town and it is almost impossible to get a taxi to come and collect you, and the bus service is non existant.
Would have had better accomodation and treatment if we had been in prison. Olympic customers beware as this is where you will end up on allocation on arrival.

  • Liked — Thw weather
  • Disliked — everything
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with family
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2007

We have booked 3 hotels in different parts of Creta. THis hotel was the last one. The hotel is very old.THe rooms are small and uncosy. We have rent a car for all days and returned to the hotel only for a sleep. We were surprised by the quality of food. It was rather good, but the choice was not big. So, if you are looking for the cheap place near Agios Nikolaos to sleep -this hotel is ok. It is not the right choice for those, who plan to stay in the hotel all their vacation. The terriotory of the hotel is small and there isn't much to do there. There is a pool in the hotel, but it is small and dirty. The beach was ok.

  • Liked — only 5 minutes to drive to Agios Nikolaos
  • Disliked — old rooms
  • Stayed September 2006, travelled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2006

We stayed at the Almyros River Hotel in September 06. The accommodation is very typical basic Greek accommodation, which was clean and had all amenities we required – TV, hairdryer, fridge (no kettle). We stayed on a bed and breakfast basis – the breakfast was made up of fresh bread, cheese, ham and jams which was all I needed in the morning but can become a bit repetitive after a while as there is no change with what’s on offer.

The accommodation is only a 3-5 minute walk to the wonderful beach of Almyros, which is the only natural beach in the area – the other beaches in Agios Nikolaos are man made. The beach is a beautiful long, deep sandy beach with gently shelving waters. There are sun loungers and umbrellas to rent (7.5 euros for 2 sun beds and umbrella) as well as water sports on offer.

Apart from the beach there isnt very much on offer near the hotel. Agios Nikolaso is a 1-1.5km walk – along the beach and costal promenade – it is worth noting that this area is not well lit so a torch would be of use. The hotel has a taverna attached to it which seemed popular with some of the residents at the hotel – we never ate there but on speaking to others they said that the food was very nice.

Every evening we would walk into Agios Nikolas which took us about 20-30 minutes. Agios Nikolaos has a lot to offer with numerous restaurants and bars. The area around the lake (the bottomless lake) is very popular but as would be expected prices for drinks and food are more expensive. The pace in Agios Nikolaos is relaxed and calm – there are a couple of clubs which are frequented by the Greeks of weekends other than that evenings are spent enjoying Greek food and drinks.

On our stay in Crete we took the trip to the island of Spinalonga (the old leper colony) which was very interesting. A wonderful place to visit with a wealth of history – if you’re interested in the Island you will love the book “The Island” by Victoria Hislop all about Crete, its history and Spinalonga.

All in all we had a very relaxing holiday. The accommodation we had was fine but not of a wonderful standard. In the week we were there we only had our rooms cleaned once. If you are looking for a hotel which offers lots of extras then this isnt the place for you, however if you want a cheap break (like us) and are aware that the accommodation is simple then you wont find any problems with the Almyros River Hotel.

It is worth mentioning that the hotel is a great base for beach lovers but if you have a family, or are travelling on your own you may feel a little isolated – there isnt a supermarket nearby – you have to go into Agios Nik for your provisions and the walk into Agios Nik is fairly long and as mentioned above not well lit. In saying that taxis aren’t expensive (6euros into Ag Nik) and there is a bus stop outside the hotel.

  • Stayed September 2006, travelled with family
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Property: Naiades Almiros River Hotel
Address: Agios Nikolaos, Crete 721 00 , Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Lasithi Prefecture > Agios Nikolaos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Agios Nikolaos
#4 Family Hotel in Agios Nikolaos
Price range (per night): $45 - $88
Hotel Class:1 star — Naiades Almiros River Hotel 1*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A traditional, family run hotel next to the stunning Almiros beach. This peaceful location is only 2km from the centre of Agios Nikolaos and sits beside the picturesque Almiros River with its abundance of wildlife and natural beauty. The perfect location for those who prefer a relaxed, friendly environment coupled with traditional Cretan hospitality found in smaller hotels. ... more   less 
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