Given that this was the sixth and final hotel that I stayed in during my trip to Greece, I had plenty of other hotels to compare the Malliotakis to.
On the positive side, the hotel is very well located and was fairly cheap, at approx £30 per night in August. The pool area was large and clean, and the hotel's gardens spill out onto a very crowded sandy beach.
However, this was the poorest hotel I stayed at during my trip. I had stayed in 2* hotels on this trip that had a TV, fridge and air con in the room. Not only did this hotel have none of those, but the option to pay extra for them did not exist either. In mid-August, air con is a real necessity, and having had the option of it at my previous 5 hotels, it was a real disppointment that there was no air con option in this supposedly 3* hotel.
Alongside the lack of facilities, I also objected to the fact that hotel guests had to pay for the use of sunloungers around the hotel's own pool. I was outraged at having to pay 5 Euro per day for poolside loungers or 6 Euro per day for beach loungers. Given that I booked the hotel through a reputable, ABTA-bonded UK travel agent, who made no mention of these extra charges, I was surprised and angered at being asked to pay. Since the pool was advertised as a facility of the hotel, it is not normal to have to pay extra unless clearly stated at the time of booking, which it was not.
I stayed at this hotel for 6 nights, during which time neither was my room cleaned nor did I receive fresh towels or bedding. Given that my bathroom floor did not drain properly and that there was mould/ mildew developing by approx. day 3, never had maid service been more essential. The drainage pipe from my sink was also leaking so everytime I washed my hands, my feet also got an unintended wash!
The hotel also attracted some clients that behaved less than desirably. Rowdy behaviour and people having full sex on sunloungers were amongst some of the events we witnessed! Many of the guests of this hotel are the type that give British tourists a bad name and made me very embarrassed to be associated with such individuals.On arrival, there was a sign placed on my bed stating the hotel's policy on dealing with 'aggressive and intimidating behaviour' towards fellow guests and staff. Make your own mind up about the type of people that stay here!
I will certainly not be returning to the Malliotakis and would recommend this hotel to any discerning traveller!
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Malliotakis Beach
- Hotel Malliotakis Beach Hotel Crete, Greece