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Istron Bay Hotel

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Private beach, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Private beach, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Private beach, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers

Overview of Istron Bay Hotel

Istron Bay Hotel

5.0 star property
Beachfront hotel in Agios Nikolaos with outdoor pool, beach bar

7.8/10 Good

35 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
Istron, Lasithi, Agios Nikolaos, Crete Island, 72100

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront

Getting around

  • Sitia (JSH) - 53 min drive
  • Heraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis) - 57 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Bus station shuttle (surcharge)


  • Jollies Bar - 11 min drive
  • Portes - 11 min drive
  • Basilico Restaurant - 11 min drive
  • Al dente - 11 min drive
  • Sirocco - 11 min drive

About this property

Istron Bay Hotel

Istron Bay Hotel offers a private beach where you can enjoy beach umbrellas, beachside drinks and sunloungers. The outdoor pool provides fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in massages. Meltemi, one of 2 restaurants, serves Mediterranean cuisine and is open for dinner. This luxurious hotel also features a poolside bar, an outdoor tennis court and a children's pool.


English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Russian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 143 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until midnight
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property on arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • This property has a live entertainment venue onsite. Guests should expect a high level of noise until 2 AM.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*
  • Bus station shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking area (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beach bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children's pool
  • Playground

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Tennis
  • Concerts/live shows
  • Free bikes nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Scooter/moped hire nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Conference space


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1980
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • Outdoor tennis court


  • Lift


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Russian

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar

Sleep well

  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (surcharge)

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include massages.


Meltemi – This beachfront restaurant specialises in Mediterranean cuisine and only serves dinner.
Belvedere – This buffet restaurant serves breakfast and dinner.
Finikas – This poolside café serves brunch, lunch and light fare.
Votsala – This beachfront restaurant only serves lunch.
Delfini – On-site bar.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 4.00 per accommodation, per night

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 90 per vehicle (one-way. Maximum occupancy 4)
  • Bus station shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Safes in guest rooms can be used for EUR 15 per week

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.


<p>Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.</p> <p>Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards and cash.</p> <p>Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 500 owing to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information on the booking confirmation.</p>
Property registration number 1040K015A0088700

Also known as

Istron Bay Hotel
Istron Bay Hotel Crete
Istron Bay Hotel Agios Nikolaos
Istron Bay Agios Nikolaos
Istron Bay
Istron Bay Hotel Hotel
Istron Bay Hotel Agios Nikolaos
Istron Bay Hotel Hotel Agios Nikolaos

Frequently asked questions

Does Istron Bay Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Istron Bay Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Istron Bay Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Istron Bay Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Istron Bay Hotel?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Istron Bay Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Istron Bay Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 90 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Istron Bay Hotel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
What is there to do at Istron Bay Hotel and nearby?
Practise your swing on the tennis courts. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a private beach and spa services. Istron Bay Hotel also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Istron Bay Hotel?
Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants, featuring beachfront dining, Mediterranean cuisine and pool views. Nearby restaurants include Portes (7.2 mi), Jollies Bar (7.2 mi) and Basilico Restaurant (7.2 mi).
Does Istron Bay Hotel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Istron Bay Hotel like?
Istron Bay Hotel is a short 8-minute walk from Voulisma Beach and 5 minutes' walk from Agios Panteleímonas.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

I love the welcoming staff, the remote location, the overall relaxing atmosphere
Igor, 8-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Catherine, 5-night trip
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8/10 Very good

This is a budget friendly hotel with a great sea view for couples and families. A minor issue is that the hotel was a little outdated and needed some minor aesthetic repairs but the staff was friendly and eager to help. It is a multi level hotel with amazing views of the sea and mountains from any level with lounge, bar and resto areas. Access to the immense pool and private beach were easy with showers and w/c close by and lounge chairs with umbrellas. The complimentary breakfast was delicious and with variety, surprisingly. We booked the standard sea view room which was spacious with extra beds and seating. We were on the fourth floor centred over the pool and straight sea view…stunning! Two issues that irked me was the wifi connection not working while in our room but good connection while sitting on our balcony and the mosquito plug repellent necessary for the room. I have to say that it was very unfortunate that Covid rules had to be applied and there was no music and activities which I believe would have impacted my opinion for a better review …safe travels!
Antonios, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This hotel is located in a picturesque cove with a beautiful pool and private beach and nicely manicured grounds...the hotel staff was incredibly polite and accommodating and the evening bartender was hilarious...we would highly recommend this hotel!
Gavin, 1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

could be a fantastic place
we stayed 3 nights at the resort,fantastic location,the biggest pool I have ever seen,beautiful private beach, what else could we ask for? the problem is the resort is old and is in need of fixing. When we arrived we were assigned a room,the a/c did not work,we were changed to a better room(upgrade) and the toilet did not work.We were upgraded to another room(a suite) this was great but there was a water leak in the bathroom,we put a towel on the floor and it was OK.This shows that the place badly need fixing. The staff is great and helpful,the restaurant on premise is good .It could be one of the best resort in Crete if only....
franck, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

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8/10 Very good

Go for the view and forgive the grande lady's age
All as other reviewers say: rooms are dated but clean, view is spectacular. Hotel grounds very pleasant, staff at check-in excellent, barman at beach bar not so good. Hotel is making an effort with decor in dining rooms to make up for aged condition of the property. I enjoyed my stay and would go again.
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent location with its own beach
Beautiful stay excellent location, its own beach and view from are very pleasing. Staff are very helpful especially receptionist Bianca de Klien who even check in our return flight printing our boarding passes, Food needs improvement Breackfast is very basic, also needs some refurbershing. Over all very good stay. Surinder Shani
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2/10 Poor

Rooms in a bad shape. Elektrisity problems.
Very poor conditions. We complaind and switch rooms 3 times untill we find a clean one with no bad smell cacroches and a working ac. Payed half the price after complaing to the meneger.
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6/10 Good

Good location
This hotel must have been very lovely in its prime. Unfortunately it is in dire need of updating. The beds and furniture are very dated. The location however is fantastic and they have a beautiful beach and swimming pool on the property. The breakfast included was really good with a big selection.
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