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Lato Hotel
Ranked #10 of 100 Hotels in Agios Nikolaos
Certificate of Excellence
LIchfield
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Home from home”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

Have been going to the Lato for the last 9 years,and now class it as our second home.A great little family run hotel.Staff are like an extended family.Good location and only a 15 minute stroll to the town centre.A nice beach with excellent swimming a 5 minute walk away plus good Tavernas.If you like small and friendly,this is a must to try.

Room Tip: Rooms at the rear are quieter.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank kostos1
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2011

Like going home when you go to the Lato. Great rooms, very clean and the views from the front are amazing. Right over Mirabela Bay. Everyone is laid back and very helpful. Have been here 6 times now and will be going back again. Jeanette makes you feel very welcome and cooks marvelous food. Location is very good and looking forward to next holiday there.

Room Tip: Front facing rooms for amazing views.
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank ManInBigCity
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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281 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2011

Our 3rd visit ( after a break of 2 years ) and again very happy with the accomodation. Rooms had been refurbished and were clean and comfortable, breakfast girls recognised us ( how??!!), and the gardens surrounding the pool were tended and a mass of colour - a really attractive looking hotel. A steady 25mins walk takes you into the heart of Agios Nikolaos, lots of great eateries around the lake and Chez Georges cocktail bar high above the lake giving fabulous views across the lake to the harbour. Several tavernas are nearer - Kri-Kri;, Bokos and Knossos all worth a visit.

Breakfast can be taken inside or out - usual breads, ham, cheese, preserves, fresh fruit, yoghurt and cakes. The Pool Bar remains open until folk go to bed and always a good atmosphere.

A frequent bus service runs outside the hotel through to Elounda and Plaka, both of which offer boat trips to Spinalonga or just a lazy day on Elounda's lovely beach.


The Lato offers great value comfortable accomodation in a very good location. Returning guests prove the allure of this hotel.

Room Tip: Ground Floor rooms have easy access without stairs as there is no lift.
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank WorcesterSource7
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2011

I've stayed at the Lato several times in the last 8 years and never been disappionted, All the staff are very friendly and welcoming. Can't wait to go back again! One thing I can never understand is why it's rated as 2.5*? as I've stayed at 3*-4* that are nowhere near as good!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank marco668
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gateshead
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24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2011

once again,the lato never let us down.perfect location,wonderful staff,clean room,and the ever cheerfull jeanette to look after food/happy hour!.... this is definitely home from home for us now as each time we go ,we make more friends and meet up with old ones.. if you want a peacefull holiday,a great happy hour,and great people(staff AND guests) then dont hesitate! ...but leave room for me!

Room Tip: downstairs for easy access,upstairs for sea view (stairs,no lift)
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank ridster
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2011

My partner and I stayed at The Lato for first time ever for 10 days at end June/ beg July 2011. Been to Crete before but never Ag Nik area, always wanted to. This Hotel was right on budget and fitted the bill perfectly. It was a special holiday as I celebrated my 50th birthday whilst here and it didnt dissapoint. We e mailed the hotel before we came and asked for a sea view room and we were e mailed back and politely told they would do all they could, but they delivered and gave us what we hoped for. High floor with sea view, and well worth it. Amazing!. Everything was wonderful, breakfast was most enjoyable, plentiful and flavoursome- being able to eat outside was a bonus. Pool area was lovely (though dodging the shade from the trees was tricky!) I rescued a Tiger Swallowtail butterfly from a watery grave in the pool one day. Made my holiday! Janettes lunches and cocktails are legendary and well missed. Thanks J! x Fave Restaurant nearby was Avra. These two guys work hard. Twice I ordered Prawn Provencal and we had the pleasure and priviledge of the cooking trolley being wheeled out and one of the guys cooking it in front of us, a most delightful experience, delicious too!. Yammas! One my birthday, a lovely single rose in a vase was left in our room with a card offering me a free drink in the bar on The Lato staff! What a thoughtful unexpected surprise!. We spent the day on the lovely sandy Elounda beach nearby and enjoyed a nice boat trip to Spinalonga. For my birthday evening we booked a front balcony table at Migomis, overlooking the lake. We thoroughly enjoyed the pleasant booking experience, champagne reception, live pianist, amazing food, wine, lake views and to top it off a lovely surprise cake (my partner arranged) . I will never forget the whole wonderful evening. Efharisto to all! Another restaurant which delivered for us was Mare Monte near the harbour front. Lovely food , view and service. Close to Lato, Kri Kri Restaurant has some entertaining Greek Nights and Galley Bar was fun for a few drinks. All in all, The Lato was a fantastic all rounder, very popular with many regulars and we can see why. We certainly plan and hope to be back. Loved it!

Room Tip: High floor, Sea views to front are amazing. We e mailed in advance and requested it. Wasnt promised...
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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glasgow scotland
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23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2011

This was a first visit to the Lato and also to Crete. The hotel did not disappoint, it was recommended to us by a friend and he could not praise it highly enough and he was right.
The staff are wonderful, from the owners to the cleaners, they could not do enough for you. The barmaid come cook Janette was very nice and most helpful and serves a mean bacon butty.
Crete itself was no disapponitment either it was very interesting in a variety of ways. The only downside to our holiday was the poor weather, which was unusual for Crete and also beyond anyones control, we will go back and just hope next time we will also have good weather which would have made this a perfect holiday.

Room Tip: The rooms facing the front of the hotel have the best views.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank supersally
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Additional Information about Lato Hotel

Property: Lato Hotel
Address: Ammoudi, Agios Nikolaos, Crete 721 00, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Lasithi Prefecture > Agios Nikolaos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Agios Nikolaos
#9 Family Hotel in Agios Nikolaos
#10 Best Value Hotel in Agios Nikolaos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Lato Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A cozy, attractive hotel set in beautiful surrounding gardens overlooking the Mirabello bay. It reflects the charm and peacefulness of the countryside, while the resort is within 15 minutes walking distance. A great friendly family hotel that ensures a more enjoyable holiday. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Lato Hotel Agios Nikolaos
Lato Agios Nikolaos
Lato Hotel Crete/Agios Nikolaos, Greece

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