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Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas
Ranked #3 of 94 Hotels in Agios Nikolaos
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“Brilliant, Breathtaking, Delicious, Super Sweet Staff!”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Brilliant! A must visit. Beautiful and tranquil and luxurious. Really a place never to be forgotten. Ideal for couples, friends, families. It's just an ideal resort. I suggest renting a car so that you can travel is the area is quite secluded.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Athens, Greece
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Just returned from Crete.....this was the best resort that I have ever visited! We stayed in the Villas. The personal swimming pools were exactly what one needs. The staff was only a telephone call away and always arrived with a smile. The service was past remarkable. With resorts like Daios Cove you realize why a vacation is needed. My two bedroom wellness villa offered a breath-taking view of the Cove! If you are in search of a classy, elegant and luxurious vacation destination, this is this place for you.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lugano, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

We went there after few month from openings and the hotel was awesome.
Ideal for couples that want to relax and stay in a beautiful hotel and bay!! Staff is very kind and always available.
Ideal also for person that love design. The hotel hosts cult design items like Gaetano Pesce and Cappelini.
Beach is not huge, but if you wake up at a reasonable time you always find a place. The shuttle service from rooms to anywhere in the resort is very nice and fun!!

STRONGLY SUGGESTED.

ITALIANI andateci!!

Stayed October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

We have just returned. We have three children and we stayed for 8 days. Below are things to note. They may sound negative, but overall we really enjoyed ourselves and would return.

Drinks and Food

These are really, really expensive. We live in central Londn and i can say with confidence that the prices are higher than central London hotels. This can be a problem as there is nowhere else to go. In the restaurants most of the wine is Greek and it is awful. I asked a waitress if she could recommend a wine and she directed me to a Bordeaux for £1,500. When i said you must be joking she looked coquettish and said "too expensive?" ( i wonder how much she earns?). She then directed me to a £90 bottle of Greek wine. £90, come on. There is not a crate of wine in Greece worth this. it is a shame because from then on we just of glasses of the local rubbish.

The funicular

You will learn to hate this thing. it is the only viable means with children and a push chair to go up and down the levels. it takes ages and it broke once. I think another week of this and i wouldn't be going back.

Rooms

We had a suite. Good, spacious, all the amenities etc and a fabulous view

Food

Buffet is very good. Lots of choice and well cooked.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2014

I never spent so bad value for money vacation.
It is takes very long to get from one place to other.
Despite the very expensive prices the service is below the average.
For those that looking for luxury vacation this is not your place !

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Daios_Cove, General Manager at Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas, responded to this review, 17 August 2014
Dear Mr Rozental,
I would like to thank you for your feedback, which helps us to improve our services. We have created a luxury resort of enduring value and we strive daily to support it with a deeply instilled ethic of personal service in the finest, relaxing yet upscale ambience.
How vague to rate a resort as such and to state “I never spent so bad value for money vacation” as any trip advisor reader / reviewer would find a free upgrade from bed & breakfast to half board for all your family members, a free upgrade from a two bedroom villa to a three bedroom villa and a resort credit for a five nights stay not only value for money but rather a great monetary gesture.
There are three air-conditioned funiculars & several club cars driven by professional bell boys, transferring guests around the resort. A shuttle club car service, driving around every 15 minutes along with the choice of calling & asking to be transferred within the premises, entails a personalized concierge service.

We are proud to offer around 15% less expensive rates in our outlets as opposed to other resorts of our caliber in the vicinity.

Our mission is to create a euphoric feeling to all guests with a continued commitment to service excellence and a unique experience.

Sincerely,

Panos Almyrantis
General Manager
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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2014

Beautiful hotel situated in a cove. Little funiculars run up and down the cove to bring you to the pool/beach or restaurants.
I travelled with my children who didn't try out the kids clubs but met friends by the pool. Room was lovely with a little outside pool with great views.

The main restaurant Pangea was the best , included in the HB option.
Very boutique but still great for kids.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

So i have been back hopme 5 days now after staying 7 days in Daios Cove. I have to say that we were really, realyl impressed. We booked in November last year to get the early booking discount and are glad we did as prices 3 months before our holiday were more than 2x of that which we paid. We are thinking of going back in October as well!

Note: their website does not do this place justice. The gallery cannot show the beauty, style, lovely bay and beach in all of its glory. Maybe this is why we were so impressed.

The room was of a good size, huge bed and nice balcony with a sea view (i think all have sea view). The breakfast and diinners were all very good buffets - not cheap all inclusive buffets, but really good food. The service was wexcellent and all hotel staff were very kind, respectful and couldnt do enough for us.

The taxi service to and from Agios Nikolaos is a fixed price of €13 which is fair and means you dont get ripped off. Taxi from the airport cost us €85 on arrival and €100 leaving. The journey takes abuot 45 mins so the prices are high, but we couldt find cheaper even if we booked in advance...

The only minor complaint was that the walls of the rooms are thin, meaning every chair or sneeze could be heard. BUt it didnt detract form our holiday too much.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas
Address: Vathi Beach, Agios Nikolaos, Crete 721 00, Greece
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Region: Greece > Crete > Lasithi Prefecture > Agios Nikolaos
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Agios Nikolaos
#3 Luxury Hotel in Agios Nikolaos
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Agios Nikolaos
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Agios Nikolaos
#3 Spa Hotel in Agios Nikolaos
#3 Family Hotel in Agios Nikolaos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
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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