When reading previous reviews you will fear the worse for when you arrive at Diasselo. However this is not the case me and 7 others stayed here on our lads holiday after comparing reviews with our hotel and theirs we thought we were been sent to a prison camp run by a dictator.
When we arrived we the "guard" took us in showed us our rooms and helped us with the Cases. In the morning we met panos who we thought we were going to have major problems with. On first sights he is a large man I think he was a former body builder (from pictures behind the bar) so is physically imposing. As soon as he speaks you realise he is a very humble and respectful man he explained the rules to us and then told us about Malia and where things were and what to watch out for: quads, unbranded alcohol, gypsies (two gypos tried to pick my pocket on the strip) and the water (the minerals used in the filtering system can make people I'll). After this we only spoke when ordering food or drinks or greeting him goodbye before going out. On our final night he thanked us for been brilliant guests as we remained respectful all of our stay.
Whilst staying here we played music in the rooms on the balconies by the pool talked across the bar made a lot of noise in the pool. We came home every morning at 7 earliest (if one of you hasn't got the key or gets separated get back before 7 or after 9 otherwise there won't be anyone to help you get in your room with a spare key) even with us doing all this; not in an obnoxious way but just enjoying a holiday panos didn't complain once.
The services are good at this hotel the rooms are cleaned every three days however they are thoroughly cleaned and tidied so makes up for the duration of them not been cleaned. There is a computer you can pay to use for Internet or gaming a pool table a well stocked bar and a very nice menu. Prices seems a
Bit steep compared to the strip. However most of the restaurants on the way to the strip know panos and his hotel so if you let them know your staying with him you get special offers and or maybe free
drink(s). the rooms have sufficient cooking equipment but when comparing the prices of panos' food to ingredients it's more value for money to eat in the bar.
I would go back to this hotel in an instant it's what you need for a basic holiday. 20 mins from the strip and beach at a slow walk which is nice as you aren't constantly greeted by drunks and reps. Plenty of restaurants, bars and supermarkets on the way to the main areas. Also nice facilities for the price you
Pay and run by genuine people. You would have to seriously annoy panos for him to say anything bad against one of his guests. The only people who annoy him are local lads as they make stupid amounts of noise.
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- Also Known As:
- Diasselo Hotel Malia
- Villa Diasselo Apartments Malia, Crete