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Real Palace

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   St George Loutres St.no 19 | Outskirts of Malia Old Village, Malia, Crete, Greece
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have just returned home after spending a wonderful week at Real Palace. I have to admit I was a bit wary having read some if the reviews before I left, being a woman of 48 travelling alone. Believe me my concerns were completely unfounded! I had a great time! Manos and Costas were so friendly and helpful. They work... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at the hotel later in the evening, and had to wait around an hour to be shown our room. The owner then told us we needed to pay €40 for air con, a safety deposit box, and late checkout. We paid this thinking it would be the safest and easiest thing to do. We were then shown our... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girlfriend and i travelled with 2 others, stayed at this hotel and had a brilliant time. Very well run hotel, amazingly clean, amazing cocktails. Costa was a fantastic host along with his brother and would recommend to anybody, families would be more than happy here. a1111111 Hotel and amazing value Rory, Lana, Mark Sophie

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Deeside, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firstly we found out that our previous hotel had shut down (Bella Elena).Therefore we had we had been automatically transferred to another hotel with three weeks until we flew out. However after negotiating with the holiday provider. We thought we were left with a bad bunch to choose from to stay with in Malia judging by the reviews. However i... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We read reviews that suggested we could have a bad time at this hotel, none of these were true in our experience! The hotel was amazing and I loved every minute. The guy behind the bar called Costa is an absolute legend! The owner Manos is a bit quiet but still very nice. The grounds are beautiful and the pool... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bad reviews and pictures don't give this place justice. The two main owners Costas (who usually works behind the bar) and Manos (who greets you on arrival and shows you to your room) were both friendly people. Reading all the previous reviews about the bad experiences and negativity about the owners could really put people off, but when we... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The manager Manos is horrible his workers are garbage and his hotel unclean. The maids stole money and manos over charged us for everything. Do not stay here it is a dump. It is far from the strip and there are better hotels then this. Only good thing is Costa behind the bar

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Manchester, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Arrived at the real palace at midnight on the 10th july was greeted by Manos the hotel owner waited around 10 mins whilst he took a photocopy of our passports. Then Manos asked to take a 25 euro deposit each of me and my friend nobody advised us this would happen bt he said we would get this back on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

I went on holiday to Real Palace 21 June - 2 July. As we had read the bad reviews we were all nervous to come to the hotel and were all aware to be nice and friendly. As we arrived we were encouraged to buy air con and a safe but were not forced. Manos and Costas gave us a... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Where do I start on a terrible week in malia... manos and costas are generally pleasant if you pay their overpriced charges and all in all what appears to be a nice fairly priced hotel in malia turns out rather costly for what you actually get on the first night manos greeted us and told us he has a bigger... More

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Address: St George Loutres St.no 19 | Outskirts of Malia Old Village, Malia, Crete, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Malia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Real Palace 3*
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