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We arrived late last Saturday, and we were put into a very small (single?) room with a sea view - I had requested a sea view by email earlier in the yea, but never received a reply. The gentleman on reception immediately told us on arrival that in the morning we would be moved, so not to unpack fully. We were so tired after a very long day travelling, we were happy to accept this. In the morning while we were at breakfast our room was changed to a bigger room with an even better sea view. The room was not huge but adequate, it contained cupboard/drawer space & lots of hangers. A dressing table with mirror & nearby plug socket & a stall & 2 bedside cabinet, but no sockets by the bed. The bed was comfortable and had a mattress topper. The bedding was older but clean and serviceable. It was changed once during our stay. We had 4 pillows, a throw & there was a blanket in the wardrobe. The fridge was small, but ok for a couple of bottles & snacks. There was a kettle, cups and glasses for 2. The balcony was small with 2 chairs, a table and an airer with pegs. The room was cleaned everyday, with fresh towels as required. Curtains were thick and cut out early morning light. There was also a TV, that we didn't use. The bathroom was small with a shower cubical with sliding door, the tiling could do with an update, but the water was always piping hot at all times of day and the shower was powerful. There is a wall hairdryer. Breakfast was very good, lots of offer, including cooked items, beans, eggs, bacon & or sausage, frittata. Cold items, meats, cheeses, tomatoes, peppers, yogurt and fresh fruits. These items changed during the week, sometimes fried egg, scrambled, sometimes bacon or sausage, various fruits There was bread and various homemade cake & biscuits everyday, with various preserves, honey & butter. Fresh orange juice, ( not squash) tea & filter coffee. These items were all plentiful, my only issue would be that hot foods, were not always piping hot, but warm, but always edible. you could eat inside or out, under shade or by the pool. The dining room & reception areas were all clean and well presented. As were the toilets. Without exception, all staff members were helpful and friendly. In fact during our week, our Daughter decided to come for 3 days, and on request she was allowed to sleep on a sofa bed in our room and have breakfast for a very reasonable amount of money. They were very accommodating and helpful. The hotel is in a good location, approximately 1 hour from Heraklion airport, we hired a car, but you could walk into Agios Nikolaos fairly easily. There is also a bus service near by, but we didn't use it ourselves. There is also a large car park at the hotel. The pool area is clean and I saw the pool being cleaned on several occasions, and several sunbeds available. No sun bed wars. There is a well equipped bar, but we didn't use it, and day time snacks were advertised. Several tavernas are in walking distance, (we particularly liked kri-kri) and a beach & bar area across the road. There are a couple of shops and supermarket near by. Also several car hire shops, we used Club Cars and was very happy with the deal that they offered us for the week. We asked for air con which was sold at a daily rate of 7 euros - but we were actually charged 8 euros on our bill. No big deal. The only thing I would mention is that we booked via easy jet and the photos they had online for this hotel were not correct, they were showing a different hotel also called Lato - but not connected. In my case I was extremely happy to find the hotel as I did, quite rustic and authentic Greek. The other photos are very modern and not at all to my taste. I had booked the holiday on price and location and was glad the photos were incorrect on this occasion. All in all, a very good & happy holiday experience. One I would definitely recommend.
Finally we could return to the Lato. We visited in May with our children and husbands parents and again in June just as a couple to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary. We have been coming to the Lato since 2012 with a few years break (Covid) we were so happy to return. The whole Lato team are always so helpful and always fuss over our boys to ensure they have want they need and want. We stayed in our usual family room in May and a beautiful sea view room above reception in June. The hotel is rustic, it’s not commercialised it’s in a great position for the beach and for the 15/20 minute stroll into town. We did the sub boat from town and hired a self drive boat with friends for half a day from Pelagos dive centre just left out of the hotel which was just the most amazing afternoon of snorkelling and exploring the coastline. We ate in various restaurants you really cannot get a bad meal the local restaurants pride themselves on great food and service. Lunch at the hotel Is great and Jeanette makes a stunning cocktail. Overall it’s a friendly low key hotel perfect for a quiet relaxing holiday.
Basic hotel in good location
We booked with EasyJet their website shows 18 photos of the Hotel Lato, however only 6 photos relate to the Hotel Lato in Agios Nikolaos 2* (where we are staying). 12 of the photos are of the Lato Boutique Hotel which is 4* in Heraklion Town, Crete. These hotels only share names and are not related in anyway, indeed you could say they are opposites. Needless to say we were extremely disappointed when we arrived. The room we were given 101 which was above reception, noisy, small and very basic, however did have a sea view. When we spoke to George the manager and showed him the photos on EasyJet website he agreed that most of the photos were not of his hotel and they had no connection the other hotel with the same name. We looked at 2 additional rooms but these were also small and the one photo on EasyJet website of the bedroom wasn’t even one of the rooms that EasyJet are allocated. If you are expecting a 2* hotel it is nice, the space around the pool can get crowded. We had lunch once at the hotel and Janette was really nice and helpful. Breakfast is a mix of continental and some hot food, don’t expect fried eggs, lovely homemade cakes, but no selection of breads. Princess the resident black cat 🐈⬛ is entertaining but can get grumpy! Location wise we found it good for us and we did get on the local bus to visit Plaka and Krista and both are definitely worth a visit. It is a good 20 minute walk to the centre with a great choice of restaurants and shops. Most evenings we dined at Patriko which was on the way to the centre, lovely meals and great husband and wife team, highly recommend. Would we come back to this hotel no, would prefer a better quality hotel but that’s just our opinion they were a lot of guests there who have returning for many years.
Nice hotel, but a bit basic
Lato hotel is fine. Rooms are very basic, but adequate. The fridge in the room isn't great. Barely keeps things cool. Air con is an extra 7 euros a night. Breakfast has a good selection of options. Staff are nice but Jeanette behind the bar is particularly lovely! She's very friendly, makes the best pina coladas and smashing chips. The only thing I'd say is that the pool could do with being cleaned a bit more regularly. It just needs someone going round with a pool net every few hours maybe. Certainly needs it first thing in the morning. Overall, we've had a good stay. Lovely walk along the seafront to the lake area. And a couple of minutes walk to the lovely Amoudi Beach.
Fabulous Little hotel
We stayed here for 16 nights, on arrival late at night we were shown to the smallest room but assured we would be moved the following day which we were. The rooms are not the biggest but are spotless and cleaned every day, the bathrooms have shower cubicles which was a nice surprise. The hotel is very much " returners hotel " which on arrival can feel a bit cliquey but infact is very friendly. The location is fabulous with good restaurants near by and the town a very pleasant 20 minute walk along the sea front. The bar is run so well by the fabulous Janette, and manned by lovely Nikos later at night. Breakfast is so good, always a great selection with different homemade bakes evey day, cheese pies, cakes, jams and the ladies who serve it are so lovely. The beach is a pleasant 10 minute walk away.