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“I would definitely stay here again!” 4 of 5 stars
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Eleftheriou Venizelou 35 | Malia Main Road, Malia, Crete 70007, Greece   |  
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Ranked #5 of 97 Hotels in Malia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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“I would definitely stay here again!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Great location - only about 5 mins walk from the strip but in a nice quiet location and the building itself is very pretty. Got 2 separate pool areas which is great cos it doesn't get overcrowded or noisy. There's actually a very chilled atmosphere in the day because most people are hungover! But there are plenty of sunloungers, pool is clean, bar open 24hrs with decent food, and brilliant music to get you in the holiday mood! The room was typical for what you would get in a place like this, basic but clean and spacious. Beds are bigger than a normal single which is handy ;). However the shower was rubbish and we couldn't get warm water the whole time! Also, be aware of room charges for damages! They are extortionate!

Room Tip: There are ground floor rooms available if you don't like stairs.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Farnborough, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I stayed in the Eltina through club 18-30 for 10 days with 3 of my friends. The hotel isn't over the top big so it has a lovely community feel to it with 2 pools and 2 bars. You can choose some time away with the quiter front bar and pool or be apart of the Malia family in the main/back bar and pool.
Because of the set out its hard to not make friends with guests and staff. Maria and George where my angels on my holiday and have so much gratitude for them and the service they gave me and my friends.

At night our fun friendly reps played games in the main bar with extremely cheap drink. We went out had fun and came back to a buzzing nightlife atmosphere from our 24 hour bar. Many nights me and my new found Scottish pals stayed up till midday!

Words can't describe how much of an amazing time I had in the Eltina and really made my holiday.
I recommend and would go back again.
All my love to e staff xxx

Room Tip: Balcony over looking the pool and main bar!
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  • Stayed July 2013, 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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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

I came to malia not knowing what to expect with me and my mate on a 2 man mission and on arrival we were greeted with care.. Even though it was 7 in the morning we still got offered a shot which I liked! I expected the rooms and hotel to be like one of the inbetweenies movie but it was far from it, room were nice and cushy had all the essentials and with a fan was nice and cool. The layout of the hotel was sweet too, easy to find places and felt like a really good community. I especially liked the 24 hour bar coming in at 6 in the morning tomore alcohol and friendly faces was great. The staff catered for of every need and went above and beyond to make us happy. Its the perfect distance from the strip too nice 5 minwalk and when u go to bed you cant hear the booming tunes. All in all had the best holiday of my life and would 100% recommend eltina to anybody and everybody. By adam and Sean. Ps love you rrrrrumi

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

If your wanting a basic but clean hotel to stay in whilst partying in Malia then the eltina is the place to be. The staff are lovely and helpful, its about a 4 minute walk to the top of the strip, two pools. Really clean, 24hour bar for all of us piss heads!! good value, and the maids cleaned our room thoroughly twice in the week we stayed. There was 7 of us girls and we would all deffo recommend!!! And deffo want to be back there again soon!!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 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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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

went there in 2012 with 20 lads. quality week, only 5 minute walk down the road from the strip the main bar stays open till 6am so when the strip dies down about 4/5am go straight back and get back on it! rooms are all you need, bed, fridge, aircon and a bathroom. If i had to go back to Malia i would definitely go back to the Eltina

Room Tip: theres two pools and we all stayed round by the first pool by the enterance, We basically had the po...
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  • Stayed September 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Belfast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Went to Malia 16th July - 23rd 5 girls from Belfast and it was without doubt the best week ever. We were nervous about staying in the Eltina as there seemed to be so little photos or reviews online but can honestly say it is the best hotel I have ever stayed in. We arrived late in the evening and were warmly welcomed at reception and given free shots on arrival which got us all in the mood right away and we then went to one of the bars by the pool and were given even more free shots! Drink and food at the hotel is really nice and reasonably priced (8euro for 2 double vodka redbulls or 2 cocktails and some nights only 1 euro a shot!). The hotel itself is extremely safe and the staff were all brilliant especially Dimitris the security guard who is an absolute legend and spent many nights joining in on the craic with a crowd of us at all hours of the morning.It is perfectly located as the strip is only a 5 minute walk away but to be honest we ended up spending most time in the hotel itself it was that good! The rooms are spotless and towels and bedsheets are replaced every 2 days by the maid who was lovely and friendly. A few boys moved from one hotel into the Eltina half way through their holiday and said it was like 5* compared to the other hotels. Also on our last day we asked to keep our room on a bit longer as bus pickups were late and it only cost 3.50 euro per hour which is excellent pricing compared to other places where it was up to 15euro per hour. Could not recommend Eltina enough, would definitely only stay here if ever coming back to Malia! X

Room Tip: Would strongly advise paying the 15euro for a fan and safe in the room as the fan is a god send in t...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Me and my husband came to Malia for a bussiness trip.We had close a hotel nearby Eltina ,unfortunately our room was overbooked , but we were lucky in our misfortune.
Our room was excellent and cool,The staff was very warm and willing to help.The side view of our room was in very beautiful garden.
It has two pools and two nice bars.The food was very good and in low prices.Τhey celebrate once a week for the summer with a nice barbecue a lot of music and raki(local drink).
For sure we will come back for holidays.

Room Tip: drink raki as much as you can ,it's free!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Eleftheriou Venizelou 35 | Malia Main Road, Malia, Crete 70007, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Malia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 97 Hotels in Malia
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
42 Studios and apartments from 1 to 4 persons, 2 swimming pools, 2 bar (one 24hours open), sun terrace , sun beds, reception, free wifi public areas, ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Hotel Eltina Malia, Crete

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