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Dessole Malia Beach Hotel

#30 of 98 Hotels in Malia
Certificate of Excellence
Dimokratias St, Malia, Crete 700 07 , Greece
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Definitely not worth the money we paid.I will start with good things: -beach is nice and it is close -gardens are very well Maintained and beautiful -they give you a lot of alcohol in drinks However, there were many negatives - apparently you can't flush toilet paper in toilet (seriously???!!) - couldn't call reception from the room - they change... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We stayed in hotel Dessole Malia in terms 10.6 till 20.6.2015 and here is my review to this hotel. 1. Malia - this area/town is rather for young people, who want to have fun & drink/dance in pubs than for cuples and families. The main street is full of pubs, discos, some restaurants and shops. People there are mostly young... More 

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Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Everything was quite nice and expected for the money we'd paid (about 2.500 USD for a fortnight stay of a family with an infant )- excellent kids club and playground as well as an excellent work of animators were a bonus.Cold spring, sucking wi-fi (supposed to be unlimited and working all over the hotel ) and crowds of drunken compatriots... More 

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Ukraine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We paid 2 500 euro for two adults with the front sea view, 11 days, AI (we are from Ukraine). There was no problem either with the front sea view accomodation or with shampoo, showing gel or soap. The sea is great, the beach is quiet, as all music and animation are concentrated around the distant pool, and it is... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We booked 8 days for two families with very small children in this hotel via a tour operator Millenium (Travel Professional Group). We booked this hotel because of availability of the rooms with direct front sea view, and the claims that hotel is well-suited for families with children. We paid about 5,000 EUR for two rooms all inclusive which seems... More 

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lanzarote
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Great if you are German, my mate and i along with 1 other couple were the only Brits staying in this hotel, right on the beach front in Malia!! Plus side it's on the beach down side the food all smells of Parmesan cheese so we ate out just about every meal, the nightlife goes on till about 4am in... More 

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london
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

The location was fantastic, the hotel was average. staff were also average. stayed for two weeks and wouldn't stay again but enjoyed my time there.

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Zug, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

The hotel has been built as close as possible to the sea and therefore already at breakfast I was watching the great view. Staff was very friendly although it was end of season. Food was okay, for my taste too much international food but at least every day great salads and vegetables. The sea was very clear.

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Riga, Latvia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011

First of all Crete is a great place to spend your vacation, but not in Malia beach, the hotel with a terrible reception, very bad quality service, I had a feeling, that I owe them a money :) They do not change shampoos. They change towels - one time in three days. Food was not good, everyday you need to... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2011

The hotel in general was a very good one, nice rooms and beautiful territory BUT there was one very big problem with the restaurant's maitre'd (master/manager of the restaurant). He was alway being very angry and abusive towards everyone!!! And nobody could take with them even a banana or yoghurt after having a meal there. Those poeple were stopped by... More 

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