High Beach Resort

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4.5
#7 of 82 hotels in Malia
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.5
Service
4.5
Value
4.3
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High Beach Resort is an elegant 5* hotel, consisting 129 rooms, occupying 20 acres directly on Klotzani beach at Malia, a sandy public beach awarded with the blue flag, 30 minutes drive from Heraklions airport and port, providing accommodation surrounded by beautiful gardens and exclusively outdoor dining venues. High Beach Resort is the ideal spot, for those who just want to relax by the beach, for families who require space & comforts, for couples that seek a romantic getaway in a cozy environment and travelers who prefer a central location to discover the sights and spectacles of the majestic island of Crete.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Entertainment staff
Children's television networks
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Steam room
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Concierge
Convenience store
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Sofa bed
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, German
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles896 reviews
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High Beach Resort is lauded for its stunning beachfront and the warm, friendly atmosphere guests enjoy, enhanced by engaging evening entertainment. The hotel's prime location offers breathtaking views of the sunrise and sunset, a highlight among reviewers. Spacious and pristine rooms greet guests, although a few report hiccups with room assignments. The resort's amenities, from various bars serving excellent cocktails to the attentive service of the professional staff, consistently earn rave reviews. While the value is generally appreciated, some suggest there's room for improvement in service standards.
Location
Beachfront
Atmosphere
Welcoming
Rooms
Spacious
Value
Great
Cleanliness
Immaculate
Service
Warm
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Well-appointed
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kocurikbernie wrote a review Aug 2022
Trebisov, Slovakia4 contributions
Hotel's Favorite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Manos is a genouis barman very creative and very professional even is youth experience..Ask him he will create new cocktail,very deliciloues.I hope he will stay in high beach hotel resort...This hotel is confortable with very nice smiling personnal and very helpfull
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Concierge - High Beach Hotels collection, Other at High Beach Resort
Responded Aug 20, 2022
Dear Guest Thank you for your wonderful 5* Review! Our team makes the best to offer you only the best. Manos will be pleased to learn your kind words and yes he makes exquisite cocktails! Best Regards Christine Guest Relations
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Peter wrote a review Aug 2020
Den Dolder, The Netherlands18 contributions30 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is our second stay at High Beach, 3 years ago we had a very nice experience and together with friends we decided to visit Malia once more, albeit under somewhat unusual circumstances of Covid-19 travel. The hotel management did a great job getting Corona safety precautions in place and we were very confident everything was done to minimize risk whilst still allowing for a great holiday experience. Understandably the self service buffets of the all inclusive concept were replaced with plate service for hygienic reasons. That limited choice a bit, but still we had a fine experience eating at the hotel’s main restaurant. The stay in a suite comes with reserved sunbeds at the beach and includes optional lunch and diner of the all inclusive menu at the more intimate lovely seafront Elia restaurant. Our friends had some initial issues with the room type and guest relations manager Haris went to any lenght to correct this and largely compensated for the inconvenience offering a nice complementary diner and accompanying wines. We love the service mindset of the very friendly hotel and restaurant staff, literally asking us “What can we do to make you happy today?” Recommended for the joys of a typical Greek island holiday!
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Date of stay: August 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: surely recommend a corner (junior) suite. great value for money!
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Response from Haris Prinari, Εξυπηρέτηση πελατών/Υποδοχή at High Beach Resort
Responded Aug 21, 2020
Dear Guest, It is such a great feeling for the entire High Beach Resort team to read Guest reviews describing their experience with an enthusiasm such like yours . We are delighted to know that your highly appreciated our service, as well the implementation of COVID-19 measures and we are looking forward to welcome you back again many times in the future! Sincerely yours, Haris Prinari Public relations manager
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Journey302062 wrote a review Sep 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel and its 3 different areas are very well maintained and beautifully designed and reflect the high standard. The hotel staff is always friendly and always ready to help. The meals in the main restaurant are very diverse and there is a large selection of different dishes every day - here you will find more than you can eat. In the evenings there is a choice of fresh fish, meat or vegetables grilled live. A big shortcoming of the White Deluxe Suite and the small Premium Area is the distance to the hotel bar (approx. 20m, directly opposite the hotel bar), which makes it relatively noisy until around 11pm (especially with live music).
A note on the hotel's excellent and exemplary use of CoViD-19: All employees always wear mouth protection or face shields. In addition, there are cutting discs in all contact zones (bar, restaurant, reception). The sunbeds on the beach and in the pools are disinfected daily. The buffet is in the form of a "served buffet".
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Haris Prinari, Εξυπηρέτηση πελατών/Υποδοχή at High Beach Resort
Responded Sep 22, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful impressions of your stay at High Beach Resort . It is of the utmost importance to us that our Guests can appreciate our well-thought-out holiday concept. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the hotel itself and its services which indeed have been adjusted to the current situation that we are all facing as your safety is always our priority. We have also noted your comments and these will be reviewed accordingly. We hope to see you again in your next trip to Crete! Till then, we wish you all the best and most importantly good health for you and your beloved ones! Kind Regards, Haris Prinari Public relations manager
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smarty wrote a review Jun 2021
13 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is located just next to the sandy beach with the sea that is quite shallow so good for swimming. The room was cleaned every day, equipped with some useful stuff, including a decent air conditioner running quietly at night. The staff was very friendly and I could not find a thing to complain. There are 2 restaurants to choose from, one self-service (COVID, so the food was served by the staff) and the second with a different fixed menu every day with a waiter service. As I rented a car, I was offered a free parking space. There are sunbeds both on the beach and around the swimming pools, as it was May 2021, there were no crowds and no problems with finding a sunbed. The town itself offers nothing interesting so you have to either focus on a stay in a hotel or rent a car to see some of the Crete attractions.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Soultana Papaioannou, Guest Services / Front Office at High Beach Resort
Responded Jun 11, 2021
Dear Guest We are so happy to receive such a kind comment for our hotel and services! Thank you for your kind words about all of our team! Feedback like yours always keep us moving towards excellent guest services. We are glad to know that our hotel premises succeeded in satisfying you. We would be more than glad to host you again in the future. We wish you a sunny day every day. Best, Soultana Papaioannou Guest relations High Beach Hotel
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D&B wrote a review Sep 2020
Copenhagen, Denmark1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We've just returned from a wonderful stay at the High Beach Resort.

The excellent experience started from our very first correspondence, where our questions regarding the rooms were answered quickly and elaborated in great details.

During our stay we experienced such wonderful and kind staff. Travelling with our 9-months old baby, literally everyone at the hotel were extremely sweet and helpful. We had an amazing and very relaxed stay. The food and beverage options were plenty, of high quality and with great variety. The room was big and clean and the hotel is located right by the beach. The staff took every possible measures to make us feel comfortable and safe despite the COVID.

We and our daughter miss Maria and the rest of the staff and would love to return!
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Haris Prinari, Εξυπηρέτηση πελατών/Υποδοχή at High Beach Resort
Responded Sep 22, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for this generous review regarding your recent stay at High Beach Resort. We are so happy to know that you came safe back home with plenty of positive memories from the hotel itself and its services. Words cannot describe how grateful we are to read this lovely review! Your kind words give us a great motivation to continue striving in order to offer you the warmest hospitality for which High Beach is known. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the facilities and services of our hotel under the new Covid-19 Operations Procedures and that the food and your room have lived up to your expectations. We will be pleased to welcome you again; till then, we wish you all the best and most importantly good health! Kind regards, Haris Prinari Public relations manager
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alex s wrote a review Oct 2022
Leicestershire, United Kingdom44 contributions37 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Me and the wife was visiting malia for a friend's wedding, We booked high Beach resort based on its reviews and it did not disappoint.

Upon arrival we was promptly greeted then collected on a golf cart and taken the short distance to our room. We had a late flight so didn't arrive until around 11pm, we went into the room and there was a sandwich, crisps and a drink each which I thought was a nice touch.

Our room was quality and very comfortable with a sea view. We booked an all inclusive package and I would go as far as saying the food was the best I have ever had an all inclusive. Loads of food to choose from not your usually chicken nuggets and chips, I mean proper fresh traditional greek food, you really could not ask for more.

We had a massage each in the spa thought it was a little pricey at 125 euros each but it was good so I suppose you get what you pay for.

The bar tenders where nice polite guys, my wife was super impressed with the choice of cocktails and the beer was also good lads.

I would not hesitate to stay in this hotel again I think they have done a really good job, And I have literally travelled the globe so I know good accommodation when I see it.

well done High Beach resort!
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Concierge - High Beach Hotels collection, Other at High Beach Resort
Responded Oct 14, 2022
Dear Guest Thank you so much for your feedback and the wonderful review. We are happy that we met your expectations and you enjoyed your vacations with us! We hope to host you again in a future trip. Wish you all the best Christine Guest Relations
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Dale A wrote a review Sep 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I recently booked a short stay at High Beach Resort through LastMinute.com. The reason for the booking was for a very special occasion which was to ask my girlfriend to marry me.

Due to the nature of the occasion I then started direct conversation with the hotel to upgrade our room and to put on a unique and private dinner setting for the big question which was delivered above and beyond my expectations.

I would like to single out Soultana Papiaoanno the guest services manager who delivered my every wish to the best service possible and made the experience one to remember for the rest of our lives. Soultana was fantastic and a real credit to the hotel, The F&B Manager and his supervisor were also fantastic and made our special meal even better than I could have planned. Every member of staff I encountered from those already mentioned to Sarka at the Pool bar were so polite and friendly and ultimately very welcoming.

The hotel blew us away with their standards of cleanliness and attention to the detail and the food both at the main restuarant and the A La Carte Elia restuarant was fantastic.

The rooms were spacious and very comfortable and the housekeeping staff did amazing job to keep it that way.

The private beach and beach bar was a wonderful escape from the busy reality of normal everyday life and had a great selection of drinks and cocktails.

Overall I would rate my experience at this hotel 10/10 and would highly recommend to anyone looking to book a stay here - I myself will certainly be returning in the near future.

My only compliant is that we were not there long enough!!
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Great Views, Wonderful Beach, Excellent Pools
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Response from Soultana Papaioannou, Εξυπηρέτηση πελατών/Υποδοχή at High Beach Resort
Responded Sep 14, 2021
Dear Dale, Thank you for sharing such a warm comment with us. We are deeply happy to get such positive comments from our guests, as you satisfaction is the ultimate goal of our team's efforts. Choosing us for an important event like a marriage proposal is something the truly honors us. We were very happy to be a part of organizing such a beautiful event. We honestly hope your vacation met your expectations, and the memory of it will stay with you for a long time. We wish you a lifetime of happiness. We rest always at your disposal and we would be trilled to have you again in the future. We wish you a sunny day every day. Best, Soultana Papaioannou Guest relations High Beach Resort
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piggiRoma wrote a review Aug 2023
Rome, Italy34 contributions61 helpful votes
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent one week at this resort. Our experience was not very lucky. At out arrival we were assigned a classic room instead of a deluxe which we had reserved. Despite our complaint, we were told that the room assigned was a deluxe one, and we had to sleep one night in there. The day after, they moved us in a real deluxe room; the setup was completely different, much larger and new forniture. The cleaness of the hotel is quite doubtful; we were visited a few times by coackroaches in the room. The beach is very nice, and the water perfect; however personell service on the beach is pratically non-existent and cleaness poor. Hotel and restaurant staff are very helpful, kind and always smile and try to get customer happy. Food is average in terms of quality, though quantity and variety is more then enough. Overall I would rate 4 star (or less) this hotel, and would encourage the management to largely improve their standard of services to align with the prices they charge.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: ask for upper floor rooms
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Response from Anna Papakonstantinou, Guest Services / Front Office at High Beach Resort
Responded Aug 20, 2023
Dear piggiRoma, Thank you very much for staying with us and your kind review. It is sad that you had some unfortunate moments during your holidays here despite the fact that we all do our best for all of our guests' satisfaction. We also thank you for your comments regarding details that must be improved; we will also share your thoughts with our team to make them see their efforts are appreciated. All the best! Anna Papakonstantinou Resident manager
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Sofa wrote a review May 2022
Salamina, Greece4 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel "High beach" is located in the village of Malia in Crete. We have already been here several times, but have not traveled abroad in recent years. And finally we are here! It's great to discover new places, but it's good to return to a tested hotel The hotel is completely renovated All furniture is new and very high quality. But I especially appreciate the wonderful mattresses, the pillow menu and the wonderful linens. For me, 3 main things are important: a good bed, good food and a good beach All these 3 things here in the hotel I can rate at the highest level. In the main restaurant is on a buffet The food is varied ,really homemade. But restaurant "Elia"is for gourmets. Most of the dishes are fish and seafood (you will never forget the cuttlefish in its own ink), but of course there is also excellent local lamb There are some very interesting local dishes. We tried "artichokes with snails", we highly recommend it to everyone. Large selection of wines
The new bar "Romantic Balcony Bar" is open on a high terrace with a beautiful view of the sea. This bar serves elite drinks Finally, I'll talk about the beach. The beach belonging to the hotel is long and wide. The equipment on the beach is excellent. Opposite the beach is a small island, there is a church.Many people like to swim there. We like walking along the beach, we can walk for a long time on the soft sand This year we did not fail with the choice of the hotel. As always, the hotel High beach makes us happy.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Angélique T wrote a review Jul 2022
France3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A very nice hotel. Bery close to the sea. It’s calm and the gardens are beautiful. The apartment for family is very confortable.
We have great holidays in the High Beach. It’s the perfect stay to rest and to enjoy the sun of Creta.
The Estia restaurant is delicious and everyday meals are different.
You can have cocktails with or without alcohol at the bar and look at the sea.
People who work there are very helpful and smilling.
Impeccable cleanliness everywhere : room, restaurant, pools and beach.
Children find everything they need : 3 pools, the sea with a private beach, waffles and ice creams, everything they like at the estia restaurant and security.
The old town of Malia is close to the hotel and is a very good walk for families.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Graham S wrote a tip Oct 2023
Thatcham, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pool is quite chilly but food is great. Rooms very comfortable and beds are excellent.."
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ADAM D wrote a tip Oct 2023
1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don´t miss to try the al a carte it is so great food!"
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Valeria C wrote a tip Aug 2023
3 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Best hotel ever!"
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YouBookTravelHire.com wrote a tip Aug 2023
Bristol, United Kingdom13 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Definitely try the BBQ section! Just amazing food. "
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piggiRoma wrote a tip Aug 2023
Rome, Italy34 contributions61 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"ask for upper floor rooms"
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PRICE RANGE
$170 - $386 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
High Beach Hotel
LOCATION
GreeceCreteHeraklion PrefectureMalia
NUMBER OF ROOMS
129
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HIGH BEACH RESORT - Prices & Hotel Reviews (Malia, Crete)

Frequently Asked Questions about High Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to High Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Squeeze Bar (0.02 miles), Relax Cocktail Bar (0.2 miles), and Islander cocktail bar (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at High Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at High Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at High Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at High Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to High Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Red Lion Bar and Restaurant, The Brasserie Pizza Pasta & Grill, and Dolphin Beach Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at High Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does High Beach Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, High Beach Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at High Beach Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at High Beach Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Russian.
Are there any historical sites close to High Beach Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Megali Vrisi (Great Fountain) (4.1 miles).