Yiannis Manos is by far the best budget hotel in Malia; the staff are really friendly, the two pools are huge and there are more than enough sunbeds for everybody by the pool. We travelled as a group of four 18 year olds, on our first girls holiday, and we were not disappointed with this hotel, AT ALL! The staff are soo friendly, and the food is delicious and cheap too - they basically close the bar when the last person leaves, so if you fancy another drink when you're home from the strip, it is not a problem. There are always people around too - George is a babe, and isn't as scary as everyone makes him out to be, he's actually really chatty and a right laugh once you've had a drink! It's 25 euros to bring somebody back to the hotel, and George is strict on who comes back to Yiannis Manos which is a bit annoying, but other hotels on the strip (which aren't as nice) aren't that bothered with who comes back with who. Before we hit the strip, we always had a drink at the hotel bar (which is right by the pool, so perfect to get cold drinks from when you have a raging hangover the next day haha!), and the drinks are cheap - we always got fishbowls which were amazing - and you could actually taste the alcohol! On the strip, they tend to water everything down, so it's hard to get drunk. The rooms are pretty basic but that is what you have paid for - the beds aren't the comfiest but they're clean and fresh (the towels and sheets are changed every two days) and the equiptment to cook with in the room was easy to use too. The shower floods easily, which is the only downside, but the hotel staff know this, so don't panic if your bathroom ends up underwater! GO TO MALIA, it was such an amazing week, wanna go back sooo badly! We loved Cloud 9, Candy and REFLEX, the 80's bar - you get free shots for doing the most stupid dancing haha! Excursion-wise, we went to Water City and did the Booze Cruise (we travelled with Olympic, who were great). The water park was awesome once you got there, but there was a bit of a journey there (took almost 2 hours) which we weren't told about as the coach goes round almost every other hotel in Crete to pick people up. but it was fine as the coach was air-conditioned. I would TOTALLY recommend the Booze Cruise - it was such a laugh, the reps are hilarious and the games are so funny, get involved with everything you can on it. The rave at the end was really good fun too. OOH AHH MALIA, it's an amazing 18-30's destination, go here, you won't regret it AT ALL!
- Also Known As:
- Yiannos Manos Apartments Hotel Malia
- Yiannis Manos Apartments Malia, Crete