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Dessole Malia Beach Hotel

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Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hello, We stayed at Dessole Malia for 8 days. It was our best overall experience of an all inclusive to date. The weather is typical to CRETE so the hotel cannot control these external factors. The winds cause higher waves at times, but the hotel as a salt water pool that fills the gap of this issue. The beach in... More 

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Iasi, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Crete 3 years ago, but we had an unpleasant experience and we came back to change the first opinion. This time we chose a 4 stars hotel hoping that will be better. Yes, it was a good choice. Very pleasant small buildings with great gardens all around very beautiful and very well maintained. We paid more, but... More 

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1 Thank SafirAlbastru
Bratislava, Slovakia
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice smaller hotel with enough facilities to spend a decent holiday in Crete. Things we really liked: small buildings, spacious rooms with entrance from outside, big pool right at the beach with salty water, good all inclusive meals and drinks, possibility to rent a car right from the reception for fair prices (pick-up at the hotel). Things which were a... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We traveled via CK Satur and it was very well organized. Hotel and the whole resort is very nice, with lots of palm and other trees, flowers and herbs watered and maintained on daily basis. We had nice and spacious room with terrace near by pool so was very handy. Cleaning service provided daily + bottled water was provided every... More 

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Thank Sasha J
Bratislava, Slovakia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Summary: Nicely situated hotel resort with well maintained gardens, with good and fresh food but with surprisingly undersized pools and sunbeds around pools, incredibly small theatre and very narrow beach. Booking: done via travel agency (Satur) Rooms: we were a family 2+2 => the room size was fine. Also size of bathroom. Problems with toilet and bath curtain - took... More 

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Ostrov, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

I stayed there from 9 to 16 July 1916 with my family. How to start? The rooms are spacious, comfortable beds, a good-size bathroom - one of the best I have ever stayed, cleaning every day. There are three swimming pools and we went to the main one. You don´t have to worry about parasols and sunbeds, there are enough... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Nice rooms,clean,on the beach. A lot of guests from a lot of countries. My staying was very short ( just 6 days ),but I have a very good time here.Special thanks for Mrs Georgia from reception (and all Team).Thank you for wonderful smile and amazing atmosphere :) It is why decided to return to Dessole Malia Beach next year !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Complex of buildings next to a beach, it's well designed, three pools, nice and friendly service, animation team is the best one I have ever seen, they're doing an extraordinary work! Food is tasty and there is quite a lot of different dishes served, It's a good place for families but it is also located just around the main Malia... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

We stayed here - 22.8. - 2.9.2015. Hotel built in Greek style with its own beach, set in the beatiful garden with many of plant species including small herb garden. Room was enough spacious, nice and cozy furnished, air conditioned with large balcony and its own bathroom and was precise cleaned every day. The hotel has three swimming pools, with... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We stayed in Dessole Malia together with my husband and daughter, 2,5 yo with all-inclusive. - The room was ok for a 4-stars hotel. - The food was extraordinary bad. Imagine a choice of french fries, baked potato, boiled broccoli and instant mashed potatoes on one table and aubergine, cold pasta, a kind of meat and cheap butterfish all in... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dessole Malia Beach is one of the most popular hotels in Crete. The Resort is constructed in traditional Greek style among magnificent green gardens. Dessole Maila Beach is located only a few minutes walk from the centre of Malia. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dessole Malia Beach Hotel

Address: Dimokratias, Malia, Crete 700 07, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Malia
Price Range: $44 - $211 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dessole Malia Beach Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 297
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#8 On the Beach Hotel in Malia
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