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“Such an amazing holiday” 5 of 5 stars
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Notos Hotel & Suites
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Malia, Crete 70007, Greece   |  
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Ranked #14 of 96 Hotels in Malia
Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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“Such an amazing holiday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

We stayed there from the 27th of june to the 4th of july. So at first we weren't expecting much for the price we paid, myself and 3 other friends had booked the cheapest 4 person bedroom we could find late in april.Our parents told us for the price we paid we were going to get an awful room but it turned out to be amazing from the moment we arrived! We were greeted by the manager who is a complete ledgend, her also fairly ledgendary daughter took us up to our room. We had a veiw over the whole of malia and a huge apartment! three singles and one double! We were chuffed, the walk down that night was a bit of a hasstle but after that we were fine with it, just got some bikes and roled down each day. The cleaner is also great, she cleared up our mess and made everything look perfect each day (dispite the extreeme mess left by four blokes). We had a safe, air con, a view, a good set of cooking thingys and in general a well equiped crib. I want to stay here next year! Our friends down the hall in a smaller room with more people also enjoyed themselfs. Stay here seriously. Security guard isn't overly strict like at other places too!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Ripon, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

I just got back from Malia a week ago and I can honestly say it was one of the best weeks of my life! We went as a group of three 18 year old girls for a week of partying and soaking up the sun and thats exactly what we did. Our room was pretty basic but we weren't expecting any more than that, but it was cleaned every day and the cleaners were really friendly and did a really good job, even with having to clean around the clutter we left everywhere. We didn't have any air conditioning in our room but it wasn't a problem at all, we just slept with the window open and there were no problems. We did speak to other people in the hotel who had asked for a fan and been given one so that was an option if you needed. The staff at the hotel were really friendly, however, I wouldn't have wanted to get on the wrong side of the manager as we did see her snap at one group who were rude and moaning about something! The pool was really nice, clean and pretty big and there were plenty of sun loungers available all the time so it wasn't a race to the pool in the morning. The breakfast was served all day and was the perfect hangover cure! The pool bar was quite pricey though so if you preferred there was a cheap restaurant place just down the hill that served full english all day for just 3 euros so that was an alternative! At first the walk to the strip seemed like a trek but you get used to it and it was quite a fun way to end the night as you usually pass quite a few people passed out on the pavements as you walk home! It also meant the hotel was a nice distance away from the strip so the music wouldn't keep you awake on a night and the hotel was quite peaceful.

I would strongly recommend both Malia and Notos Hotel to anyone looking to party hard for the summer, brilliant place and brilliant hotel!

Room Tip: We read some horror stories about the old block but we loved our room and had no problems at all so...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Stayed at Notos as a group of 4 girls at the beginning of July 2012, we weren't actually supposed to stay here and got moved by lowcostholidays but we're so glad we did! The manager was lovely, we were greeted straight away and showed to our room quickly, she was very friendly and seemed to really care about her guests!
Instead of a room we were given a kind of house which had 2 floors to fit 4 people, it was great and really spacious. There were some kitchen facilities but not enough to enjoy eating in for a whole week (we didn't want that anyway).
The room was cleaned everyday up to a high standard by very friendly staff and fresh towels and bed sheets were also provided daily. The pool bar/ restaurant was open round the clock for anything you needed. We didn't get aircon as we just slept with the windows open but maybe in a smaller room you might have needed it. We were really surprised by the standard of the hotel, going on a girls clubbing holiday you dont expect much from the accommodation but we were really pleased!
The hotel was a 25/30 min walk from the beach and 15/20 min walk from the strip (up hill on the way back) but that didn't bother us, it was a nice walk to sober up! Malia seemed to be a place best for younger groups of friends/ couples however we did see some older guests at the hotel, it wouldn't be a problem as long as you didn't mind some noise in the night time.
Overall the holiday and hotel was great and we would definitely go back!

Room Tip: New block is nicer than the old block. But for a party of 4 ask to be altogether in one of the littl...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012 via mobile

I have just arrived home from a holiday in Malia, staying at the Notos. The staff were friendly and helpful, the room I stayed in was nice and modern and well equipped, along with being kept clean. The room was cleaned every day with the beds made and new towels. On our second night we were givern new mattresses, the beds were not uncomfortable before, they were extremely comfortable after! Not all the rooms had air conditioning, however I believe the owners are in the process of renovating the hotel. The hotel bar had your usual foods, club sandwich, full English, etc. Nice pool area with an exceptional view of malia and the sea. The location of this hotel was perfect for our group. Being more relaxed than the centre of malia, however not all people would like the walk back up the hill after a night out. This is not to say this is a bad thing as there are many pizza and fast food outlets which stay open till morning, littered along the road back. Overall the hotel offers very good value for money, compared to other hotels in malia. Propably the best hotel to stay at in Malia.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

I am just back from my holiday where i stayed here with 3 of my friends. The hotel itself is really nice and the family that own it are brilliant! I have nothing but praise for this place. Nearly all of the guests are in the 18 - 25 age group which suited us. The hotel is in the nicer part of the town with only a 5 minute walk to the strip. The pool area is really nice and as is the bar. Our room was in the new block and had a flat screen tv on the wall. It was really nice and clean. The cleaners came every day and there is also a security guard who is there all night, every night. I would say that this hotel is definitely one of the nicest in the region and is definitely under priced. I wouldnt hesitate to go back to Notos! All of the staff are really friendly and helpful and we really enjoyed our stay.

Room Tip: The new block rooms are superb!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

I actually went here in July 2010 (I know, im late)

I went with my mate, for two weeks of drinking in Malia. - Thankfully the studios were populated with people of the same ilk (i feel guilty impeeding on others holidays if they arent of that nature)

Thing is though, I also like a quiet night at the hotel bar, - and was worried the other guests may be "on it" 24/7
but if you DID wish to relax at the hotel, you were able too.

The Pool was large, and clean
Rooms were basic, but were sufficiant
The showers were a bit poor, mind - You had to hold the head over you, but it was ok for a quick freshen up after a day in the sun

Food and drinks were very pricey here, but there were cheap resturants nearby

10 minutes from the strip

you did tend to find a few ants scurrying around your door, but hey - they were there before you.

I would go back to this appartement, but request to be in new block.

Room Tip: Ask for new block.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

stayed at the notos last year june 2011, what a holiday, hotel was great, food was great and what a nightlife. il start with the hotel, room was ok get what you pay for, like we all said who goes on holiday to cook and drink in there rooms?!! the bar man at the hotel was a good crack, we stay at the pool bar alot and the drinks got us all pissed and ready for the night out. when we hit the bars we got good deals on drinks and the clubs are great, as there was 16 lads we all loved the dancers, sexy :) tunes are cracking and its all just mental. will go back every year!!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Malia, Crete 70007, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Malia
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Malia
#8 Best Value Hotel in Malia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Notos Hotel & Suites 4*
Number of rooms: 44
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