WOW! Villa Mare Monte is probably one of the nicest places we have ever stayed. We were greeted warmly on arrival by Koula, the owner and general manager, who immediately arranged a delicious Greek Meze for us despite the kitchen being closed due to the late hour. Our apartment was spotlessly clean and spacious with a balcony overlooking the gardens and pool area. The air conditioning (7 euros per day) was essential. The shower, beds and kitchen facilities were perfectly adequate.
The pool and surrounding areas were scrupulously clean and it is clear the owners and staff take great pride in their business. Many of the guests had hired cars and left to tour the island therefore we had the pool to ourselves most days. Every member of staff on site are wonderfully friendly, hard working and really could not do enough for us.
Old Town Malia, a beautiful village, is down the hill, around 10/15 minute walk. I would recommend a taxi back (7 euros) as it is a dark, quiet road and probably not suitable for walking at night (although we did a couple of times).
We never return to the same destination however, this is an exception. We will definitely return to Malia and will absolutely stay at Villa Mare Monte. Thank you Koula, Mandy and staff...we will see you soon!More
- Free Wifi
- Free parking