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“Couldn't be better” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kastro Beach Apartments

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Kastro Beach Apartments
Ranked #1 of 95 Hotels in Malia
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
“Couldn't be better”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

First of all we arrived at 5 in the morning, yet all of the bar staff was up to greet us, being very welcoming and showing us to our rooms. The rooms were great, they had everything you needed; great shower, nice beds, very clean and aircon. The pool was great, with a nice little bar by it, with a great barman, who was always a great laugh. The main bar (Charlie's bar) was also amazing, we stayed there every night, before we went properly out, they always organised great evenings and the staff always were a great laugh. Nikos the owner, was he best, always see how we were doing and would even put up with a group of 9 boys.

All in all, I didn't want to leave and I would definitely go back

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Naustins
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

Me and my friend have just got back from a weeks stay at kastro beach and we did not want to leave!!
Our flight was delayed and we did not arrive at the hotel until 6am but nikos and the staff were still up waitin to show us to our rooms and give us welcome drinks!
The rooms weren't huge but they were enough for what we needed!
Nikos and all the staff could not do more for you, they were always there makin sure that you have everything you need and, as 2 girls on our own, we always felt safe as there was security all night at the hotel.
The entertainment was great and the BBQ night is a must as we had such a good laugh with all the other guests!
We got 'see you next year' drinks at the end of our stay and I couldn't help crying when nikos told us how much of a pleasure it had been! Safe to say I didn't want to leave!!
I would recommend this hotel to anyone goin to Malia and I would definitely go back again!!
Love you nikos!!!!
Xxx

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jemma C
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

I came here on holiday with 9 friends and we had the most amazing time! All of us girls felt completely safe and at home at Kastro apartments. The staff were so friendly, and Charlie's bar downstairs is the perfect place to start your night with Nikos' cocktails.

The food and drinks were lovely, the rooms were spacious and clean with air con, I couldnt think of a negative point!

We had an amazing holiday and all miss it already, take us back to Malia!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Adam D
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

Went here with a group of 12 girls and Kastro beach was perfect! It was so close to everything and Charlies bar was amazing for pre-drinks. When we first arrived we were greeted with arrival drinks, then when we left we were given 'see you next year' drinks.
The rooms and the pool were lovely and Gregory was constantly walking round asking if we wanted drinks or food. The hotel had a lot of events on and some nights none of us wanted to leave Charlies bar and go out on the strip. The last night we stayed at Charlies Bar until around 5:30 and the staff all stayed up with us.
All the staff were so friendly and welcoming and it was definitely the perfect place to stay and made our holiday as amazing as it was. If we were to go to Malia again we'd definitely come back!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank francescaplows
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

There is not one thing I would change about Kastros. The Staff were lovely! always welcoming , up for a laugh and very approachable . Nikos is the loveliest man ever and always went the extra mile to make our holiday super special. The rooms were clean , comfortable and well equipped. Never once did any of us, (10 girls) feel unsafe or at risk as the apartments have security all night. This holiday was amazing and I am truly going to miss this place!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Ellie W
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Arrived home yesterday from a week long stay at kastos and can honestly say we all had the best holiday ever!!!! and one of the main reasons for this was Nikos the owner of charlies bar and kastro. Could not fault anything about our stay. The staff waited up until 5.30am to greet us with drinks and show us to our rooms. The rooms are well looked after and very comfortable and all perfectly sized as our group were spread across 3 so got to see all the different kinds.

Charlies bar was the number one place to be at night and we often found ourselves staying there until 2am or later because we were having to much fun to leave. Would definitely recommend the BBQ night one of the funniest nights ever. The food is amazing and served so quickly and the cocktails are also amazing !

All in all Kastro was brilliant we could not have hoped for anywhere better and i know that all 10 of us definitely want to come back, i'm still gutted to be home and not drinking charlies special cocktails!!!!!

Amazing hotel and pool, Great staff and the perfect location

WE LOVE YOU NIKOS XXXXXXX

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank samrothery
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

First of all let's start with the positives as there are not many. Friendly and helpful staff, great location (2 minutes from the beach), Charlie's bar. But that's where it ends.

Now the bad... The rooms are nothing like you see on their website.
Our first apartment was close to the pool. The door had like 20 punch marks on it. That's when I first realized that we are in for quite a vacation. The apartment was so small that we barely had room to move. I don't know exactly why but the humidity in that room was extremely high thus causing it to have a rather retched smell. As I already said the staff was very helpful and they agreed to move us to the main building.

The next apartment was larger, cleaner, had a great view and most important we had gotten reed of that smell. All the pictures I've taken are from this apartment. First I noticed the sign that said that we are not allowed to bring glass bottles in the room, and to refrain from using the balcony area between 11 pm - 8 am. That must be one of the stupidest things I've ever read, and so we ignored it. The bathroom was dirty, the shower curtain was ripped, the drain was clogged up (I'm sorry I forgot to take a picture of that). The walls were cracked, the mirror was also cracked, and right above my bed there was a very nice spider web. There was a radio that seemed something out of WWII, and that, of course, didn't work. After the first night I flipped my pillow only to find that the other side was filthy. And when I say filthy I'm being kind. The thing looked like it was used to wipe the floor. I set it aside and waited to see if the maid would change it. It wasn't changed once during our stay there. As much as I was able to figure out, they changed the bed sheets and towels once every three days. Needless to say that after I saw the pillow I restrained myself from using the towels.
One of the worst things was the noise, but I guess this is applied to all of Malia. I usually sleep with the window open and there were nights when I had to count the cracks in the ceiling as I couldn't get any sleep.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Kastro Beach Apartments
Address: 143 Dimokratias, Malia, Crete 700 07, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Malia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Malia
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Malia
#6 Romantic Hotel in Malia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Kastro Beach Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kastro Beach is a great place to stay during your holiday in Malia. It is a family owned complex of apartments and studios. Having the greatest location on beach road, we are 1 minute away from the beach and a few steps from all the bars, clubs, restaurants and shops. An enjoyable 10 minute walk from our hotel will lead you to the Old Town of Malia where you can find more traditional taverns and cafes.Kastro Apartments offers a warm welcoming atmosphere for a pleasant stay. Each unit includes a balcony and has access to all our facilities such as swimming pool, pool bar, and 24 hour reception. In front of our complex your can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cocktails at Charlie’s Bar. You can also watch all sports live and big selection of new movies. Nikos’ cocktails, games and smile are a perfect way to begin your evening in Malia. Our pool area offers a relaxing atmosphere and a pool bar where you can order food, snack, coffee or drinks. ... more   less 
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