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Maria Rousse Studios
Ranked #1 of 82 Specialty Lodging in Malia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 21, 2013

Stayed for 1 week with 6 mates, probably by far the best hotel in Malia, in a boss location as its just off the strip so you don't get the noise from there! All the staff were great especially tony the security guard of a night! Fully recommend this hotel to anyone, we did have one issue with the shower but we reported it and it was fixed the next morning!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Great hotel! Really well kept! very secure. Kept well by Action Stavros (Tony) we stayed on july 5th for 7 nights. Really enjoyed it, would definitely recommend! I'd also advise a Gyros and strawberry milkshake!

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Reviewed July 17, 2013

Me and my friend stayes here for 1 week, got back last saturday ( 13th july ) the apartments are the best ive ever stayed in. Clean and really spacious. The only problem we had was that our sink in the bathroom was leaking from the bottom but it was nothing major. The location is perfect and quiet up until 3 in the morning when everyone starts coming back, that's when the noises start. Pool is clean and area around it is well maintained and kept clean. Tony the guard is a legend and helped out loads when my friend cut her foot open on the Malia strip. Amazing place to stay, the only reason i won't be going back is because i don't like Malia but if you're 17/18 you'll love it! :)

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

Stayed here 5th July for one week with a friend as we were visiting her daughter who was working the summer season in Malia,we are in our 40s.Apartments basic and very clean and well looked after. Only one toilet roll supplied you then need to buy some. I would recommend paying for air conditioning.Pool and bar area good,food very nice and reasonably priced.Most people staying here were younger.Apartments are at the end of the strip about 2 minutes walk, you cannot hear the noise from the strip.Tony who carried out security would not tolerate bad behaviour,but dont expect much sleep due to shouting and banging on doors.Overall had a good holiday,relaxing in the sun and would recommend staying here.

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Reviewed July 10, 2013

We have just come back from 2 weeks at the Marie Rousse apartments,What can we say we had a lovely holiday with George and Barbara, they could not do enough to make you feel welcome.
The apartments were kept spotless the gardens beautiful and well maintained, The pool and all areas were immaculate every day being washed down. staff were so pleasant and always greeted you with a smile, Tony in security making sure you were ok and Dimitri my friend was lovely.
Thankyou all for a great time . will be back. Young and old mixed well, Great hosts great people

Room Tip: we stayed in room 114 overlooking the pool on the corner
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank maggyg2
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Myself and my friend (aged 19 & 20) stayed at this hotel from the 18th June - 25th June. Granted we visited Malia right before the climax of the summer season - so I cannot comment on the "possible insanity" that hits the place in July/Aug time, but I honestly cannot recommend this hotel enough - to people of ALL ages.

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The hotel itself is in PERFECT location in regards to the beach, main strip and Malia old town. The beach is a good - albeit, quite tiring in the daytime - pleasant 15 minute walk through the main street. A 2 minute walk can get you to the main strip of Malia, however, luckily, despite being so close, you are still able to get a decent nights kip as you can not hear any of the hussle and bustle that comes with the Malia nightlife. And the Old Town (best restaurants!!!) can be easily reached within 5-10 minutes.

Beach:

A lovely, sandy beach - plenty of sunbeds!! Sunbeds range from $2-4, however if you showed custom in the beach bars you may be lucky enough to get them for free (worked a few times!)

The pool/pool area:

Okay, so the pool isn't olympic sized - however it serves it's purpose of being somewhere to go for a refreshing dip in-between catching the Greek rays. It's a deep pool, so I wouldn't recommend this place to families with very young children, as I'm personally very tall and could only stand up in one very small area of the pool. The bar around the pool is very well stocked and do everything from fruit cocktails, to alcholic cocktails to beers, cold juices etc etc. George, the owner, did not like people purchasing food and drink from the supermarket and drinking/eating them around the pool, and would often come and take it off you if he saw you doing so - which is fair really, as he has a business to run too.

The hotel:

The hotel is immaculately clean, and myself and my friend felt very comfortable through our 1 week stay. Average sized rooms, basic - but it's Greece so that's expected. The rooms are cleaned every other day and the staff are ever so lovely. We were SO grateful to Tony the security guard - who helped us on the odd occasion locate our rooms when we were "slightly" intoxicated. He made sure the party-goers didn't cause havoc and wake up other guests - he really must have incredible patience, I know I couldn't do his job.

Overall, I felt safe and completely relaxed whilst staying at this hotel and I would recommend this hotel to EVERYONE - of all ages. Whilst we were there, there was a great mix of people staying there, which made the atmosphere super friendly and pleasant to be around. The place had a lot more class than many other hotels we saw in Malia, and I know I will definitely stay here again - amazing value for money!!! Do not hesitate in choosing the Maria Rousse.

Also, PLEASE pay a visit to Old Town if you want some real delicious, home-cooked Greek food. San Giorgio's was our favorite. Gringo's Mexican was also fab! (Located on the main strip)

Room Tip: At the back facing the sea. We didn't require air con due to our room being out of the heat of t...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Just spent a week at the maria rousse with my wife and 2 friends..the whole experience was just lovely,the rooms were spacious and very clean,the bar area was very good too.Spent alot of the time in the pool as it was in the thirties all week and it was very clean and inviting.The best thing about the hotel is the staff,who are most charming,attentive and very friendly.Very much looking forward to returning.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Malia, Crete 700 07, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Malia
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 82 Specialty Lodging in Malia
Hotel Class:3 star — Maria Rousse Studios 3*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Maria Rousse Studios are in an ideal location, just off Malia Beach Road in a quiet area but close enough to enjoy the resorts nightlife. The beach is a relaxing ten minute stroll and the resort centre is also close enough to walk to with its shops, bars, restaurants and clubs. The airport is approximately a 25 minute taxi ride. ... more   less 
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