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“Best hotel in malia!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Philoxenia Hotel Malia

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Philoxenia Hotel Malia
Ranked #17 of 95 Hotels in Malia
Certificate of Excellence
Howden, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Best hotel in malia!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

2nd time at this hotel and again it was brilliant! It is by no means the ritz, which I think some wrongly expect on here, but it is great for holidays with friends! The hotel is clean and secure, with the world greatest security guy mike, who can be stern and scary at first but is a little pussy cat at heart! He loves the old '50 euro fine' threat which I was actually punished with, but he is only trying to keep the place civilised! I have visited resorts such as magaluf and Ayia napa and hotels there are no where near the standard of philoxienia! The staff are also very friendly and welcoming, making your holiday even more enjoyable!

Stayed July 2013, 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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

The taxi dropped me off at this hotel as most others in Malia are currently closed. The people were so friendly and helpful and gave me one of their newly renovated rooms, with TV, air con, shampoo and conditioner. The pool is amazing and the beer at the bar was good too.

Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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Kendal, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2014

Me and my three friends stayed at Philoxenia Hotel from the 23rd-30th August last year. The hotel was PERFECT. The bar was great because of the best barmen ever Kostah and Nas, they really made the holiday for us. The hotel is basically on the strip and over the road from mcdonalds!!! The beach is a five minute walk. The rooms were cleaned every other day which was just right! In all a perfect hotel for a perfect holiday! For the price this hotel is deffinatley worth it!!!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014

I stayed in Philoxenia from 31st July 2012 for a week, with three other girls, when we checked in we were supposed to be staying in 2 different rooms but they weren't ready so we were given a 4 bed for the first couple of days which was on the ground floor and was absolutely lovely, very clean and the air con was great. when we eventually got moved me and one of my friends had a 3 bedroom apartment, on the top floor of one block, the balcony was absolutely huge so was good for having pre drinks with people who we met in the hotel (sometimes we were told to turn the music down of a miserable man can't actually remember who he was), only downside was our air con was dodgy, but nothing we couldnt not live with for a week, my other friends apartments was only a 2 bed but was spacious enough and their air con was really good one night after somehow staying there i woke up shivering from being cold it was that good.

The day time round the pool was class, music playing constant and had such a lively atmosphere, the bar men and woman were so friendly and held drinking games later in the day, cheap prices for drinks too, also had a few meals in the hotel, for being in greece their full english was lovely.

The best part of the hotel was the location, couldnt have been better, wasn't completely on the strip but was literally the tiniest walk up the street and left and your at the first bar.

Would really recommend anyone to stay here wouldnt go anywhere else if I was to return to Malia, best hotel I've stayed in when on a 18-30 holiday.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Olivia L
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PhiloxeniaHotel, Manager at Philoxenia Hotel Malia, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Dear visitors,

we would like to inform you about all the changes you will find to Philoxenia Hotel for the season 2014 and on.

1) Rooms have been recently renovated (November 2013).
2) Basis of the Hotel is now Bed & Breakfast, breakfast buffet for all the visitors every morning (no more self catering facilities).
3) Optional choise of Half Board (every evening is served dinner buffet).
4) New restaurant area (2 Sitting areas, pool and bar area) .
5) New Hotel kitchen (with the most modernized equipment).
6) Chef on charge.
7) New Superior Rooms (except of standard rooms).
8) In room A/C (individual) free of charge for all the reservations.
9) Satellite TV, Satellite channels free of charge.
10) Visitors can choose double or twin beds for their room.
11) On Site Parking area, free of charge.
12) Kids Swimming Pool.
13) Sunbeds and umprellas, free of charge.
14) Children's Playground.
15) Mini Golf courses (extra charge)
16) Table Tennis (extra charge)
17) Transfer from and to Heraklion airport (HER) (depend of the reservation)

Philoxenia Hotel is suitable for families, couples and all the people who want to relax in a beautiful calm and cozy enviroment.

Looking forward to accommodate you all in our New Renovated Hotel.

Best Regards
Bakalis Efthimis
Philoxenia Hotel
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Additional Information about Philoxenia Hotel Malia

Property: Philoxenia Hotel Malia
Address: Emm. Tsagkaraki Str., 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
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Malia
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Malia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Philoxenia Hotel Malia 3*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Philoxenia Hotel Malia is a recently renovated hotel situated in the resort of Malia and guarantees to offer the ideal environment and accommodation for your holidays on the island of Crete. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Malia Philoxenia Hotel
Philoxenia Hotel Malia Crete

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