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Iraklis Apartments & Studios
2.0 of 5 Condominium   |   44 str. Irinis, Stalis, Crete 70007 , Greece   |  
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Ranked #43 of 57 Specialty Lodging in Stalis
London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Strongly Recommend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

After reading some of the reviews on here myself and 2 friends were slightly worried about what we were going to find upon arrival. We stayed at the Iraklis in July 2013, it is in a perfect location (close to all the bars and beaches, but still peaceful) I have been travelling to various Greek islands for the last ten years and Maria and Stavros are easily the friendliest hosts which I have come across, both of whom go out of their way to be helpful and get to know you. The apartments are basic (but that's what you're paying for, not 5*) but always very clean. I strongly recommend Greek night and would quite happily go back for another stay!

  • 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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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Before going to Iraklis I was sceptical due to the mixed reviews, however I had such a good time. Maria and Stavros were friendly and helpful from the moment we arrived. I can't fault them one bit the whole family are lovely. Nothing was too much trouble for them. The rooms are basic and clean, with all the amenities you need.The food served at the bar is good quality with a wide variety of snacks, meals and drinks to choose from, all are reasonably priced. While staying we attended the Greek night which was so much fun, definitely not to be missed!!! Maria and Stavros also hold a pasta night.

Great location too, Stalis is situated in between Malia and Hersonisoss (popular holiday spot for Europeans) and is a great place to go. Malia I would say is just for the party animals, but there are some good bars and clubs in Hersonisoss too. The hotel is situated 5 mins from the main strip in Stalis where you can find shops and restaurants all serve authentic Greek food.

I was sad to leave but WILL definitely be returning in the near future.

  • 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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

we stayed at the iraklis apartments 3 weeks ago,they are basic but clean,the owners maria and stavros were the best hosts i have ever met and i have been to greece on numerous occasions.they were so helpful and nothing was too much trouble for them.the pasta and barbecue nights are great cant fault the food it was lovely.we had breakfast every morning ,1 of our party was vegetarian this was no problem as maria catered for her every need.they have got new cleaners and they came every day and cleaned the apartments emptied the bins and were very friendly.the pools were clean and also the surrounding areas,would definately stay there again ,many thanks maria,stavros gorgeous baby emily and also your extended family we missed you all and wanted to stay longer as i felt i had met some good friends,thankyou so much love ann.mike,frank,james amy (the curran family from uk } xx

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

We travelled to stalis august 2011 this not being our original holiday as we lost our turkey holiday and just wanted somewhere booked. So it was VERY last minute. We booked through thomas cook, who couldnt have got it any more wrong. We arrived and just thought 'dirty' straight away. The couple that owned the place just didnt want to know, especially maria. The the room, well that was disgusting & like a little dungeon, we did ask to be moved but just got 'no!'..... the bed like lying on a rock, no table inside just tiny dressing table. The bathroom, well the shower was disgusting, had a mat inside that i wouldnt even let a dog stand on let alone a person (we threw it out) there was mould on shower curtain and the toilet look like it had never seen bleach and a good scrub. i actually went out and bought some bleach and scrubbed the shower down myself to my suprise it wasnt brown!!! actually CREAM!! When the cleaners did eventually come in they didnt clean change our sheets (which actually didnt get changed the whole week we were there!) They must have used a dirty mop to clean floors cause it was stinking and place was soaked! we actually got talking to 3 young girls who said they walked in on the cleaner trying her MAKE-UP ON!! We had to actually ASK for clean towels. The staff there were rude, maria particularly when we brought some pop round the pool, even though we were self catering, her husband just arrogant and didnt speak much english. The food was vile & we never ate there. Couldnt wait to go out on a night time. Stalis its self though we could not fault at all, alot of lovely resturants and bars especially 'the irish house' we met some lovely people.If we hadnt of stayed at 'irakis' the holiday would have been perfect. would never come back to iraklis again. A smile & cleaniness goes a long way and thats coming from a 19&22 yr old at the time. we returned august 2012 & was a perfect holiday needless to say we didnt stay here.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Bath, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

Travelled to Stalis August 2011 last minute, gorgeous place, beautiful beaches. However arriving at the apartments we arrived in complete darkness having to route around to find our room with just a torch on our phones. Maria (the owner) was particularly rude throughout the holiday, on a couple of occasions had a go at us about bringing drinks on site which she could have been polite instead of angry. We booked up and was suppose to have a balcony, however ended up with a room which didn't- spoke to her about it and she said nothing. Was no proper table in our room, just a small plastic table and one stool which was broken so had to eat breakfast and other food sat in the bedroom. As well as this the house keeper just came on in the room without knocking to quickly clean (by clean I mean mop around any dirt) and quickly leaving. Unfortunately the bathroom was also not very cleanly (small and grubby), for example the toilet bush was disgusting which you would not expect from anywhere. Generally had a really negative experience, luckily Stalis was a beautiful place and certain restaurants were great and we enjoyed the holiday. Just unfortunate about the place we stayed, worst place we stayed in and would never go back. We met a few other couples, and one family which thought very similar about the apartments. Conveniently we were all last minute deals. The family had one big problem, the toilet was leaking and the owners solution to the problem was to give them and handbook to fix it. Wouldn't recommend!!! Would definitely recommend the area though, lovely place.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

the iraklis has had a make over its was a nice place before but this time i couldnt be more happy with the place fresh and clean even throu it was clean before ..... the family was so help full to make your stay enjoyable ..... the food is always freshly made and is cooked by the father in law and i cannot say anythink wronge with that as he is a brillant chef the bbq is a great night anyone that goes wants to see it marie is a great dancer who use be a greek dancer... the bed is change twice a week or even more depends what the weather is like and the clearning comes in daily who i must say she has been working there for a long time.... if you ask anyone they will help with anythink there can do to helpmarkes out of 10 i would give 10 i will be going again very soon .dont be worry if you are on your own .. ive been and there cannot do anuff to help
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Wallsend
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

We travelled to Stalis in July 2011 as a family, My girlfriend Trina and myself (both 51), my girlfriends daughter Gemma (25) and her 2 children Coby & Aaliyah (6 & 9) and my girlfriends son David (32) who is disabled and a wheelchair user.

We had booked La Luna 2 apartments but on arrival were told they had double booked and moved us to the Iraklis. We weren't best pleased about this at first but it turned out to be a blessing in disguise.

Maria, Stavros and the whole family and staff were absolutely brilliant with us. they banged us up a meal and drinks immediately without any fuss. They also arranged the accommodation so that we had a terraced apartment and studio which was ideal for David's wheelchair use. Maria & Stavros were always in attendance and sorted any problems with the rooms instantly. The maids/staff kept the rooms very clean on a daily basis and nothing was too much trouble for them.

David is severley epileptic and unfortunately he had a few seizures during our weeks stay. However, Maria was fantastic and so helpful and contacted the medical services on our behalf and always checked on David's wellbeing throughout our stay.

We ended up having an excellent chill out holiday. The Iraklis is in a great location for the Stalis resort. The Iraklis pools are ideal and very clean. The kids spent most of the week in the pool. Maria & Stavros are always available when you require meals, snacks and drinks. The Greek night and pasta night were both great food and a great laugh. Everybody joined in the fun.

You make the most of what you have, if you want 5 star, stay at home and book the Hilton. We met brilliant people who all had a great time and we ne never heard anybody complaining at all.

Greece is superb and on most Greek Islands the rooms are basic so if you are expecting 5* accommodation book the all inclusive Sentido but if you are used to Greek apartments/studios you won't be disappointed at all with the Iraklis.

We are definitely returning to the Iraklis this year to see our friends Maria, Stavros, baby and family.

Martin, Trina, Gemma, David, Coby and Aaliyah

Stayed July 2011



we are only definitely returning to the Iraklis to see our friends Maria, Stavros, baby and family

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 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: 44 str. Irinis, Stalis, Crete 70007 , Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Stalis
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #43 of 57 Specialty Lodging in Stalis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Iraklis Apartments & Studios 2*
Number of rooms: 5
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