I went on holiday to Real Palace 21 June - 2 July. As we had read the bad reviews we were all nervous to come to the hotel and were all aware to be nice and friendly.
As we arrived we were encouraged to buy air con and a safe but were not forced.
Manos and Costas gave us a warm welcome but we weren't sure if they were just acting. However after a couple of days they were still their helpful, friendly selves.
They would go out their way to help us. Originally we had two rooms on the bottom floor and one on the top, however we asked to get moved beside our friends and they were more than happy to do so.
Vladimir the security guard would be waiting for you to come home at night and would let you in your room if you forgot your key. Reading the reviews I expected him to be this big scary man, however he is the complete opposite and it really friendly.
The hotel was extremely clean, the pool side was nice and never too crowded.
The food was really good also.
It is close to the main strip, I would say about 10 minutes walking to the strip at night was fine but I would suggest you get quad bikes because during the day the walk to the strip is too hot.
To conclude I genuinely don't get the bad reviews because we had an amazing time.
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- Also Known As:
- Real Palace Hotel Malia
- Real Palace Malia, Crete