We have just returned from a lovely holiday in Agios Nikolaos. We tried for the first time an all inclusive package with Thomas Cook.
We stayed at the Coral, beware before choosing this Hotel there are problems!
We had countless "drop offs " and the journey from the airport took 3 hours,after a over 4 hour fligjht we were losing the will to live.
By the time we reached the Hotel at 11.10pm we were the only ones left on the coach, the driver's mobile phone had constantly rung and he talked endlessly on it,the radio was loadly playing a football match, some greek music would have been nice, we had paid for an holiday and this driver was totally disinterested in his job.
to add insult to injury the bar had just closed and we couldn't get a coffee or a gin and tonic ! Also we had missed dinner they had left a disgusting sandwich in our room (which we didn't eat) and only water to drink.
The worse was our room was at the side of the Hotel opposite an abandoned building so close you could practically touch it (see attached photographs) if this bilding ever gets finished it will be awful as the rooms will look straight into the Coral rooms ,there will be no privacy.
The balcony was so narrow that if you were larger than average you would not get out there and half the space is taken up with the air-conditioning.
We did ask to change rooms but the surly staff were not interested in helping us, l hate bad customer service !
All the doors had open vents at the bottom ( see attached photograph) this let in any late night noise and the corridoor lights so the room was never dark.
Towards the back of the Hotel,between the Coral and the building site a family seem to be living, not really a problem except thier table,chairs and plants etc were out on the pavement / steps and they were out there sweeping, watering,talking etc as early as 6.00am, they woke us every morning(see attached photograph)
This Hotel must have been at sometime really lovely but now is very shabby and worn, however the room was clean,lots of changes of towels and sheets, food was good.
The bar and bar staff are complerely unwelcoming with no music or entertainament, and closing at 11pm did nothing to increase it charm. But because the Hotel is ideally located very near to the town we abandoned every evening and walked into the Agious Nikolaos and enjoyed a cocktail or two in this delightful town.
Saying all this we had a great hoilday, we did two excursions with the Thomas Cook and the guide Maria was excellent.
We will return to Agios Nikolaos its lovely but we wouldn't stay at the Coral unless we had a sea facing room.
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- Also Known As:
- Coral Hotel Agios Nikolaos
- Coral Hotel Aghios Nikolaos
- Coral Hotel Crete/Agios Nikolaos