We went to Malia for a week on the 6th of August 2013, there was a group of 4 of us. We had the best holiday of our lives. Stonewell is the perfect location 2 seconds from the strip and 2 minutes from the beach. The bar staff were really friendly and lovely and made us feel at home instantly. David was lovely also, who is the guy who welcomes people in, giving us free shots and drinks. He is a bit of a flirt but its to be expected on this sort of holiday.
Tim the security guard was nice but you have to respect his rules and don't piss him off. He doesn't like noise when you're coming home and will yell at you if you're making too much, but always the next day he is smiling again, it was hard to work out if he liked us or not. You have to pay 25 euros to bring someone back and if you think you can sneak someone in, you cant.
The food was lovely and well priced, would recommend the jumbo breakfast and milkshakes. The pool is lovely but would recommend heading down early if you want a sun bed! Rooms were basic but if you're on an 18-30 holiday there isn't much more you need. There is a supermarket next door to the hotel so you can go and get food and drinks very easily. (Also the guy who works in the supermarket is the most lovely guy ever and always willing to help you out!)
We had a great holiday but it was slightly dampened by the massive fine we incurred on the last day of the holiday. We had been warned by our rep at the start of the holiday that the hotel doesn't like stains on the sheets but we did not realize how extortionate the prices were. The cleaner changed our bed sheets twice the whole week and even when we got new sheets they had stains on the already. However on the last day we got told we were being fined 240 euros between the 4 of us for sheets which only had a bit of make up and fake tan on which comes out with one wash and they refused to give us back our passports unless we paid. We even offered to take them to the launderette and wash them ourselves and try and get the marks out rather than paying money which we had not budgeted for or expected. Despite this they told us we were not allowed to do that as they "didn't trust the chemicals". We understand that we were fined as our sheets were dirty its just the fact that they told us on the last day of our holiday when we had no money left and the ridiculous price of it. All of the girls who were checking out at the same time were having to pay fines for their sheets as well, its inevitable as a girl to get a bit of make up on your sheets. Also, when talking to another girl she told us how the cleaner had found and charged her for what looked like red slush dripped down one of the beds in her room. However she told us how she and her partner had only been drinking sprite and that sort of drinks and so it hadn't been them. So watch out, and perhaps if you can stay in your room when the cleaner is in there.
Overall however I would strongly recommend Stonewell Studios and all the staff, the pool, the food and the bar is all lovely and made our holiday, however, take your own sheets or take them off and don't sleep on them!!!!!
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- Also Known As:
- Stonewell Studios Hotel Malia
- Stonewell Studios Malia, Crete