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Royal Heights Resort

Malia, Crete 700 07 Greece
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#6 of 93 hotels in Malia
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Royal Heights Resort is situated in Malia area-Pezoula on an amazing privately-owned hill consisting of 60 acres of land with breathtaking views of the beautiful Cretan Sea. Located just 2 minutes away by car from the amazing beaches of Malia and just a 20 minute drive from the international airport ‘Nikos Kazantzakis’ in Heraklion and five minutes from the golf of Herisonnisos.
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Malia, Crete 700 07 Greece
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FredBloggs007 wrote a review Sep 7
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom24 contributions5 helpful votes
We had an amazing stay at the Royal Heights and would highly recommend the resort and would definitely consider coming back again. Everything from the pre-arrival communication, the warm welcome at check-in, the fantastic service from every single member of the team, the arrangements for outdoor activities (quad bike tours, sailing trips), the recommendations and bookings for restaurants to the final goodbye was dealt with such care & warmth that we really felt like VIP guests. We have yet to experience such wonderful and consistent service from a holiday resort. We were a group of 2 families and booked 3 villas (2 x Presidential Villas and 1 x Ambassador Villa) for 9 of us. All of the villas had great pools and were kitted out with everything we needed for our stay. The team even laid out an outdoor room service breakfast for all 9 of us in one of our villas. That was a nice touch and showed how Athina and the team always wanted to go the extra mile to keep us happy. A special mention must go out to Athina and the front desk team, Illas and the team at the restaurant, the housekeeping team and the room service team who all worked so well to make our stay amazing. There was really nothing that we could find fault with this resort or the team. Well done and hope to see you soon!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: Go for the Presidential Villas - they are worth it!
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Response from RHR Team, Εξυπηρέτηση πελατών/Υποδοχή at Royal Heights Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience at the Royal Heights Resort through the Trip Advisor. Your opinion and comments are indeed valuable to us. With a mission to provide superior customer service, we take great pride in serving your needs and are delighted to hear that we have met your expectations. As a valued customer, your feedback will be shared with the team to continue to inspire and motivate them to deliver exceptional customer service. It is wonderful to read that you found a beautiful and peaceful place and for highlighting the friendly staff. We are looking forward to welcoming you back for another relaxing escape! Warmest Regards, ________________________________________ Athina Kagiaftaki (Mrs.) Front Office Department
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Bry K wrote a review Aug 2021
London, United Kingdom152 contributions149 helpful votes
This place is stunning. The views are breath-taking - mountainous, sea-view, flora and fauna, just stunning. The pool area is spectacular and because most of the rooms are private villas with pools (I believe there are only 12 rooms that are not private pool villas) the pool was not very busy. Yes, there were some locals there but I enjoyed their company! We were half board and loved breakfast and dinner. Due to Covid I believe, currently the evening meal was a-la-carte as opposed to buffet but the choice was good and the quality excellent. The waiters Jannis and Ilias were lovely and very knowledgeable and friendly. We loved our room - the jacuzzi was great. The only slight downside was the internet - it was very weak and we were not able to work (which may have been a blessing.) The walk into Malia is extremely steep (back up to the hotel) and the walk downhill is tough on your joints and took us 20 minutes. A Taxi each way cost us 7 Euros. This would be a downside if you don't have a car or want the sort of holiday where you do trips all the time. This is more for being at the resort. Also shout out to the lovely receptionist who checked us in. So helpful. Would definitely return.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Lee M wrote a review Aug 2021
Chester, United Kingdom69 contributions25 helpful votes
Having stayed here before we thought we knew what we were getting which would be a presidential Villa with a private pool and total relaxation after the year from hell. First few day turned out to be just that although as other reviewers have stated the place is starting to look very tired now considering the money it costs to stay here. We thought because of its location we would be a bit removed from the crowds down in the main strips however from Saturday to Sunday every week hundreds of locals are turning up on mass to use the facilities here and what can only be described as a rave around the main pool from 11 o’clock until 6 pm with music being played that loud you seriously can’t here yourself think or even have a conversation with each other without shouting. We’ve asked the receptionist if this can be lowered slightly as it’s spoiling our stay and this isn’t possible apparently. So it seems day trippers are taking priority over paying guests who’ve spent thousands of pounds to stay here. My advice would be to seriously not stay here if it’s peace and quiet you seek. Very disappointed ☹️
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Madalina M wrote a review Jul 2021
Targoviste, Romania3 contributions
Very friendly staff, good food, cafe-bar and restaurant terrace with panoramic views (city, sea and sunset), generous size swimming pool, very clean location... also a very nice mediterranean garden .
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from RHR Team, Εξυπηρέτηση πελατών/Υποδοχή at Royal Heights Resort
Responded Jul 13, 2021
Dear Guests, Greatly thank you for the amazing review! It is always a pleasure to read that our guests enjoy thoroughly their stay with us. We were delighted to receive your positive feedback and we all look forward to welcoming you back to the Royal Heights Resort for another memorable stay with attention to detail and top notch service that can only come from private ownership. Warmest Regards, ________________________________________ Athina Kagiaftaki (Mrs.) Front Office Department
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Arjan M wrote a review Sep 2020
26 contributions3 helpful votes
We had a great stay here. Lovely view and location. Beautiful swimming pool and garden. Staff is very firiendly and the location upon the hill near old Malia is perfect for visiting Malia, the beaches and other places in the area. The hotel has a nice gym as well.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Response from RHR Team, Εξυπηρέτηση πελατών/Υποδοχή at Royal Heights Resort
Responded Sep 2, 2020
Dear Guests, We are thrilled to receive your great review and we are delighted to know you had a memorable holiday experience with us! Your feedback is highly appreciated and has already been shared with our entire team. Thank you for your review ana positive comments! Warmest Regards, ________________________________________ Athina Kagiaftaki (Mrs.) Front Office Department
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GreeceCreteHeraklion PrefectureMalia
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Frequently Asked Questions about Royal Heights Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Royal Heights Resort?
Nearby attractions include Olivia Shop (0.7 miles), Connections Cafe Bar (0.5 miles), and Giannis Cafe Bar (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Royal Heights Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Royal Heights Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Royal Heights Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Royal Heights Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Royal Heights Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Geitonia Malia - Cretan Creative Cuisine, Avli in Malia, and Nostimo.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Royal Heights Resort?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Royal Heights Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Royal Heights Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Royal Heights Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Royal Heights Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Royal Heights Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Greek.