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Golden Bay Malia

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   N. Grammatikaki Street, Malia, Crete 70007, Greece
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Ranked #37 of 96 hotels in Malia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

First impressions were good, clean and friendly staff! Photos are a little misleading, we all definitely expected a lot more! Location was not suitable for a family holiday especially as malias strip is round the corner. Beaches located near by were very disappointing mainly due to the strength of the waves- very hard to swim in. The town next to... More

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Fine hotel! The arrangement - near Maliya's center, but is very quiet. The territory beautiful, light and pleasant apartments with a big balcony. Pure pool. Unostentatious service. Change of linen and towels regularly. Very pleasant owners of hotel. We have well a rest!

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Very basic. Shower soaked the room - great for the mosquitoes. Very few people there. The worst was the state of the mattresses. See photos. Disgusting!!. Would not recommend. They need to burn all the mattresses and get fresh ones before allowing people to stay there.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Very bad hotel. Arriving at once, wanted to leave! Is with us for the first time the hotel "Golden Bay" if they wanted to be called hard! This is a bunkhouse for the night. And then if you are so very tired and has no other choice.  1) Overall impression - disgust from these "apartments" - dark gray on the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2010

Great hotel with amazing service and greek hospitality. We stayed for a few nights in July and had a really fun time- the hotel is located just a few minutes walking distance from the beach, all the good restaurants and all the bars/clubs on beach road. Although the hotel is so close to all the restaurants/bars/clubs, it is still very... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2010

Very disappointed in this hotel arrived late and were rushed away with our room keys didnt explain how the aircon worked went to ask and there was no one there. boiling hot room to sleep in. Thought we would have a double bed but no couldnt even push the beds together because they are too heavy. had an ant problem... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2009

We had a lovely time at Golden Bay, Malia, although we visited the place at a very quiet period (April). The owner and staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms were very comforable and clean and the whole atmosphere was very beautiful and romantic with the swimming pool and the lovely gardens. I would certainly recommend it for couples... More

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Address: N. Grammatikaki Street, Malia, Crete 70007, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Malia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Bay Malia 3*
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Golden Bay Malia Crete

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Welcome To Golden Bay Hotel in Crete, Greece!The spacious rooms make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as home. All our rooms have a balcony or a terrace with a magnificent view of the sea, the mountainside, the hotel garden or the hotel pool area. We will do our best to guarantee an unforgettable stay in our resort.All Golden Bay Studios , Apartments and Suites are tastefully designed and elegantly furnished and include all necessary facilities in order to make your stay comfortable and utterly enjoyable.Studios:Our studios consist of one open bedroom with two single beds, sitting area, bathroom, kitchenette with all the necessary untensils and a terrace overlooking the beautiful hotel garden the moutainside and the sea. Build in line with the Crete's Traditional style of architecture combined with the comforts of the modern. Apartments:Our Apartments are ideal for couples or families.They have one master bedroom with a king size bed, bathroom and a separate living room with two single beds. Each apartment is uniguely and beautifully decorated.They all have a big balcony with a magnificent view over the Bay of Malia, the mountainside, the hotel garden or the pool area. Suites:There are only three and they have been designed carefully for the most romantic guests and are ideal for honeymooners.They also have one bedroom with a bathroom and a separate living room .They all have balconies with fantastic views of the blue Aegean sea,the hotel garden or the pool area. ... more   less 
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