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Primavera Beach Studios & Apartments
Ranked #2 of 95 Hotels in Malia
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Middlesbrough
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Best place to stay in Malia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2011

This has to be one of the best places to stay in Malia. The location is right at the beach-end of the strip meaning the beach is about a 20 second walk away. The strip itself is about 3-4 minutes walk away, meaning its not too noisy to sleep, but you dont have to get taxis/quads everywhere as its all within easy reach.

The rooms are basic but have what you need and if you want bigger/superior rooms you can upgrade. The pool is fairly quiet because the beach is nearby which means you dont have any problem getting a sun lounger.

The staff are great and deal with any requests that you might have. The rooms were cleaned a couple of times when we were there.

There is a supermarket next door to the hotel which sells plenty of english things like heinz beans, strongbow/kopparberg cider, crisps, pretty much anything you need.

aircon is 50 euros and a safe is 15 euros. youll probably want the aircon as its pretty hot, the safe is optional but its good to have somewhere to put valuables - its just big enough to put an ipad/netbook in too.

the bars attatched to the hotel, Oscars and Charlies, are good and while there are plenty of drinks offers down the strip, the majority of them taste nasty whereas the cocktails in these two bars are not only nice, but buy one get one free, so its a great place to start your night. nikos is a great host and if he doesnt have songs you want to hear, he will get them up for you on the computer.

overall had a really good time in malia and the primavera/kastro/iris area is the place you want to be if you are going.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Dorking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2011

Was very nice and had the most amazing time in Malia!! Was nice and close to the beach even though you had to walk about two minutes to the main strip I preferred the location to other hotels we saw out there. The welcome was very friendly and made you feel at home. The drinks from the bar and Oscars bar were very nice and it would have been nicer if the pool bar was open more often but it was it was it was very enjoyable to have a nice drink around the pool. Even though we left our room messy the cleaner still cleaned it and cleaned around us and gave us fresh towels and sheets ever other day which was much appreciated. The utensils were good as well although we never had ours cleaned by the cleaner and our friends did we just washed them ourselves which was no problem just make sure to by some washing up liquid at the job as we just used shampoo. All the staff are very nice and I would definitely go back and recommend it to other people. If you stay here just make sure you make friends with the security guards and to pre drink in your room and then go to Oscars bar before going to the clubs :).

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2011

The Strip & Hotel Location:
The Hotel is in the perfect place, a very short walk from the beach and right at the far end of the strip. Far enough to get a good sleep because you cant hear the music and close enough that u don't have to walk 5 mins to get to the strip. For me that was one of the best parts about the hotel. Finding the hotel is a little difficult because it has the smallest sign in the world! A bar called Oscars is the entrance to the hotel. There is a supermarket a very short walk from the hotel where you can pick up all your food.

Staff:
The staff here are so friendly and helpful they make you feel really comfortable. My friends and I were late to the BBQ and one of the staff members was kind enough to come to our room and say that he didn't want our food to get cold which we thought was really sweet.

The Room:
We got a 3 bed apartment which was very standard, small kitchen and bathroom and a balcony on the 1st floor. The cleanliness was acceptable my only issue was with the bathroom. The cleaner was a bit rubbish and wouldn't put new toilet paper in or clean towels unless we asked for them. The shower was falling off the wall and she would never clean the sink or the toilet. When we arrived the surrounding area of the toilet smelt like wee. There was only one mirror in the whole room which was in the bathroom which wasn't such a big deal but a full length one would have helped. I found the beds to be super comfy, no back ache or anything. As our apartment was on the end we had 2 windows and a door which we kept open to let the breeze in, because of this we didn't get the air conditioning for an extra 50 euros. There was a safe in the room on the wall which was of a decent size which we got for an extra 15 euros which is well worth it, puts your mind at ease about your valuables. The kitchen area was tiny but useable and they provide you with a pot and pan, cutlery, dishes and bowls, toaster, kettle and 2 electric hobs.

Must do:
Rent a quad bike at Hermes opposite McDonald's, you can take it to other beaches, towns, and into the mountains, it gives you so much freedom and choice of restaurants. (You need at least a provisional license. Be sure to ask about extra insurance before signing paperwork!!!!)
Take insect repellant, it works really well on the mosquitos out there.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Leeds, UK
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2011

Stayed here with my friend in the first week of the season in june.. Had THE most amazing time, had a few mishaps with the transfer on the way there but when we arrived nikos, the hotel manager, and the bar girls were there to great us with a free cocktail which we definatly needed.. The hotel is basic but has everything you could want if your looking to go out everynight and just sumwhere to sleep and eat. Has the nicest hotel staff you could ever ask for.. Ive never been anywhere with staff like it :D Love them alllllll.. Thanks for the best time ever.. Deffo going back next year!!!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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birmingham
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2011

Absolutely loved this hotel! Perfect location right next to the beach and the first bar on the strip. The rooms provide everything you need and are regularly cleaned and the hotel is a lively place where everybody seems to make plenty of friends. The bar was perfect to start the night and the staff are the best people EVERRR :). Had an incredible time in Malia '11. Thanks to Nikos, the staff and everyone staying in the hotel. Can't wait to come again next year and would reccommend it to anyone :).

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2011

hotel was really clean and everyone was really helpfull and friendly. We became really good friends with all of the staff and would deffinatly stay here again. its in the perfect location on the strip and right next to the beach!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2011

Great place to stay! Would definitely come back here ... Rooms are very basic but we didn't need anything special for the amount of time we spent in it. The rooms are clean which is the main thing, cleaners came in and cleaned on a regular basis which was great! You couldn't of asked for more friendlier staff, they are all great. The pool is small but overall it was clean so no complaints there. Food is very good here, so would recommend you try it out. Oscars bar is brill, great atmosphere, great people. Ideal location, you are on the strip and a 30 second walk to the beach.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Primavera Beach Studios & Apartments
Address: Dimokratias | Malia Beach Road, Malia, Crete 700 07, Greece
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Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Malia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Best Value Hotel in Malia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Primavera Beach Studios & Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Primavera Beach in Malia Crete welcomes you. By choosing to stay at the Primavera Beach hotel you're getting a true Malia Experience at the absolutely best value. The Primavera Beach Malia, located just off Malia's Beach Road, features 27 studios and apartment-like accommodations with fully equipped kitchenettes and private bathrooms, a courtyard pool complete with outdoor bar, meeting space and fun sun deck with sweeping music and great drinks. Not only do we offer freebies like free Wi-Fi and PS4, the Primavera beach is also situated right in the middle of the action... and perfectly poised to help you get some. ... more   less 
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