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Iris Beach Malia
Ranked #58 of 78 Specialty Lodging in Malia
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
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“great hotel”
Reviewed January 2, 2011

went to malia this summer had an amazing time, the rooms were clean and staff were really helpfull.
The owners were lovely and very welcoming, really good drinks and food deals in their bar Oscars.
Overall a really great hotel and location would recommend that people stay there and I will be back next year .

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 29, 2010

Stayed in Iris for a week over summer last year with a friend and had an amazing time!
The location was perfect, right on the strip, 30 second walk from the beach and the owners Nikos and maria are so friendly! Had an amazing time in an amazing place and met some amazing people!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2010

This hotel was amazing. Great room, great location next to the beach, great food, great pool, great bar, that i can not pick a fault with.

We had an excellent stay at this hotel, the staff, Nikos and Maria, were so helpful, the other people on holiday were so nice which made this stay even better.
 We stayed here for eleven nights and two of them nights we heard noise late at night but this was only people making there way back to there room, you heard them walking to there room but when they got into there room that was it, silence. Also it was not only young people here, it was mixed, hotel was full of young couples, old couples, groups of people and families.    We defo go back again xxx thanks guys for your hospitality!!!

  • Stayed September 2010
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 18, 2010

I stayed at hotel iris in august and i cannot find a fault with it. It is clean and has a good location at the end of the strip so your able to get a good sleep but still be right in the night life. Its also next to the beach so if your not a fan of the pool, which is very nice, then you can go to the beach. the family that run the apartments are very friendly and helpful. i would not hesitate to book again at the iris.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
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london
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 15, 2010

just had a lovely time at the Iris.
the hotel is only 1 min away from the centre of malia,and the beach is only few meters away. the rooms are very clean and staff are friendly.maria will be there anytime to help. Oscars bar next door its where you start your night from.
The hotel is rated at 2 stars but should be 3stars,its a family run hotel, I would like to thank everybody from the iris  for the great time I had,and i will defenitly be back soon.
Also it was good cause i had the opportunity to meet "the inbetweeners".They used to come around there all the time and i took a lot of pictures with them.
Nikos , Maria you are so  lovely  see ya !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed September 2010
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2010

As soon as we arrived we were welcomed by the friendly hotel staff and given a room to change etc as our bedrooms were still being cleaned. The pool area is really nice with a bar and sun loungers...The only thing i would say is that if you are blonde the chlorine in the pool is quite strong and may make your hair a bit greeny but other than that its prefect!
our room was very spacious and clean and we had a big working shower and comfortable beds..and plenty of wardrobe space.
The hotel was right at the bottom of the club strip and in a perfect location for going out and eating.
It was also a two minute walk from the beach which was amazing!
Also the hotel had a link to Oscars bar next door which entitled guests to cheaper drinks and food which was a real bonus!!
Would definitely recommend this hotel..this was my second visit to Malia...and the Iris hotel was perfect !!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 23, 2010

Stayed for one week mid august with friends. The hotel is located at the end of the strip, approximately 50 yds from the beach, and about 200yds from the main nightlife, although there are various bars and restaurants scattered on the way to the main clubs. It is definitely a recommended location as it is a 4 minute walk from the nightlife and 1 minute walk away from the beach. Iris' own bar 'Oscars' is located next door and is where we checked in as we didn't arrive until 2300. There is also a supermarket right next door to the complex.
It is quiet enough during the day to relax, we didn't even have any problems with noise and people returning in the early hours of the morning. It was quite secure as after 0100 there was normally a security guard at the gates who would check your keys to ensure you were a guest.
We had a three bed room, the beds were ok, very basic and a bit squeaky, with one pillow and sheet, although the ensuite was a bit basic. The bedding was a bit tatty, and the worst part was that our towels and bedding was only changed once throughout our stay, and that was when we asked the maid. The rooms were a decent size, and we also had a balcony facing the entrance to the apartment complex. One problem was that one of the lights did not work, and there was not a full sized mirror which was a bit of an issue with three girls trying to get ready to go out! We had decent aircon, and a safe, which were both payable at reception. You wouldn't be able to stay in the room at that time of year without aircon.
We only visited the pool once as we were so close to the beach. It was quite small, but had a fair amount of sun loungers although we were the only ones there at the time. It also gave my blonde hair a sexy green tinge! But it was clean, and well maintained by the looks of things.
We hardly spoke to the staff as we did not visit the complex bar very often, but they were helpful when we needed them and did not charge us for late check out. Although be aware you do need to leave your passport at the reception on check in, which can be the norm with some hotels in this area.
It felt like good value for money because we weren't expecting luxury, the accomodation is basic, but you do pay for what you get and we weren't disappointed. Recommended for basic accomodation and excellent location and quality of stay.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
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Property: Iris Beach Malia
Address: Dimokratias, Malia, Crete 700 07, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Malia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #58 of 78 Specialty Lodging in Malia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Iris Beach Malia 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Iris beach is a family-run hotel located on the main beach road of Malia where all the bars and clubs are, but not so close to be disturbed by the music and the noise and 50 mtrs from the main lovely sandy beach of Malia. There is a nice swimming pool surrounded by lovely gardens and a nice and cozy bar with swinging chairs around it. Next door is Oscars bar, open all day and all night serving nice food and lovely cocktails at night! Rooms are nice with air-con, safe box, kitchen and nice balconies. In the night it's safe with security guard looking after the place. I would recommend it for couples who want a peaceful holiday by the beach or people who want to enjoy Malia's nightlife! ... more   less 
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Iris Beach Malia Studios And Apartments
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