Crete Hotel Review: Porto Maltese Boutique Estate in Agios Nikolaos

Porto Maltese Hotel Agios NIkolaos

You might wonder where to stay if you plan to visit Agios Nikolaos in East Crete. I recently spent 5 wonderful days in Porto Maltese Boutique Estate, a stunning family-run accommodation in Agios Nikolaos with superb views of Lake Voulismeni. If you’re still unsure which hotel to choose, this review will help you decide where to stay in Agios Nikolaos.

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Choosing a Hotel in Agios Nikolaos: Porto Maltese Boutique Estate

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Porto Maltese Boutique Estate, agios Nikolaos

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This is a sponsored post. I was a guest for a five-day stay at Porto Maltese Boutique Estate, yet all opinions remain, as usual, my own and unbiased. Thank you to all the management and staff for the care and service.

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The beautiful courtyard at Porto Maltese Boutique Estate.

Cretan Hospitality at Porto Maltese

We arrived at Porto Maltese after a 4-hour drive from Chania, with several stops on the road for pictures. We were tired and needed a shower, a rest, and a bite.

The friendly hotel staff, aware of our long trip, made the check-in process a breeze. We were welcomed with a refreshing glass of homemade lemonade, coffee, and wipes.

Rooms at Porto Maltese Boutique Estate

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Our patio for breakfast.

We had a very comfortable two-level family room, with the kid’s bedroom upstairs and my bedroom on the ground floor. The patio in my bedroom was where I would normally sit to have a morning coffee and freshly baked pastries.

The room also had a sitting area, a wide wardrobe, and a comfortable bathroom.

My favorite time of the day was returning from our long trips in the area, sitting under the trees in the yard, and enjoying a good cup of espresso.

Another detail I adored is that both in the rooms and in the common areas, there are plenty of books for guests to choose from and to read during their stay.

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Lake View

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View from the hotel room.

Porto Maltese Boutique Estate faces the lake and the sea, but it’s not noisy even if it’s located steps up from the road. Waking up in the morning to the magnificent view of Lake Voulismeni was one of the highlights of our family holiday in Agios Nikolaos.

Having to cross the street to get to a restaurant was priceless. Making it easy to have a bite when we were tired late at night.

Porto Maltese Boutique Hotel’s Central Location

One of the best features of the hotel is its central but at the same time quiet location. Everything is just a few meters away: the center, the pedestrian streets, the lake, and the beaches. Parking is difficult in Agios Nikolaos since roads are narrow and very steep.

For us, however, it was always possible to find a parking spot at the hotel’s rear entrance every time we went on a day trip.

Why I Stayed in Porto Maltese

Porto Maltese is a small boutique hotel run by a local family. The staff and management know their city well and can suggest great things to do during your stay. I felt cared for by the staff and management.

They were always asking how they could make our stay even better. I’m sure this will not be the last time we visit Agios, and I’m certain that my next stay will also be at Porto Maltese Boutique Estate.

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Gabi Ancarola | The Tiny Book

Gabi Ancarola

I have lived in Chania, Crete, since 2016. As a local, I have an intimate knowledge of the Crete. I host culinary and concierge tours and experiences in Crete and write about the island for several travel media. During the last five years, I have helped many travelers plan the perfect holiday in Crete. I co-authored DK Eyewitness Top 10 Crete and had more glasses of frappe than any regular person could ever handle.

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