Stayed last two weeks of September 2012, Room 603 on an all inclusive holiday organised by Thompson Holidays (TUI).
This hotel is about a twenty minute walk from Malia, so it is far enough away so you don’t get any noise from Crete’s young person’s party capital. There are at least 3 supermarkets and a car / bike hire company within easy walking distance.
Checking in was easy and we were shown to our room which was at the far side of the main pools and pool bar.
The ground floor room was a good size with two twin beds a settee wardrobe with free safe and tea and coffee storage area and more than enough hangers (for once) and a dressing table with 3 small draws. The bathroom was small but big enough for the two of us.
We were very presently surprised when we opened the rear door to find our room backed onto another pool and the Pagoda restaurant. We had a patio with 2 chairs and a round table and two sun beds directly in front.
The room was kept spotless every day with clean sheets on several occasions throughout our stay, clean towels every day and our pool towels replaced on request.
The main buffet style restaurant served breakfast, lunch and dinner. Included in your AI package you could book a meal at the two a-la-cart restaurants (Italian or Greek) once per week without extra charge and you could order lunch at the Pagoda restaurant if you wanted at extra cost which was discounted for AI guests.
Overall the food was of a high standard but a bit repetitive especially at lunch but there was always plenty of food available with trays replenished regularly.
There are 3 bars all of which have a menu which shows which drinks are included in the AI package and which drinks attract a surcharge. During the day there are two bars one by the pool and one on the beach both are easily accessible and open from around 10am to 17:45. You can also get snacks (if you have room) etc from the pool and beach bars.
Once these shut the waiter service lobby bar opens which is then open to about 1am. We found the evening bar service excellent and very well staffed not waiting more than a couple of minutes to be served while watching the evening entertainment.
The evening entertainment was mainly provided by the animation team with a live duo on two nights and a Greek dance group on two nights. The animation team tries so hard to keep people entertained. They may not be the best but they put their heart and soul into what they do.
The one thing that sets this hotel above a lot of others we have stayed at is the staff. They can not do enough for you. I was thinking of putting a few names in of people who were really good but we would have to name everyone. We would like to thank all the staff for making our holiday so special.
Normally by the end of a two week holiday we are ready to come home but not from here for the first time ever we both said we would liked to have stayed longer.
- Also Known As:
- Cretan Malia Park Hotel
- Cretan Malia Park Hotel Malia
- Cretan Hotel Malia
- Cretan Malia Park Crete
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