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“STAY HERE!! BEST HOLIDAY EVEERRRRR” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Vergas
Ranked #36 of 95 Hotels in Malia
Certificate of Excellence
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“STAY HERE!! BEST HOLIDAY EVEERRRRR”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2011

Stayed at the Vergas with a group of 4 girls on 1st July for a week, was the best holiday eveerr!!! Vergas is basic so dont come here if you want a luxury holiday but theres nothing bad about it atall, dont read the bad reviews, there is no stealing maid or cockroaches! The owners are a bit grumpy but friendly when you talk to them. The barman Aris is a absolute ledgend, nicest man you will ever meet! They do really good food around the pool all day and Aris makes the best cocktails! The rooms are basic but livable, and there is nothing bad about them atall! The pool area is great! Location couldnt be better, only a 5 minute walk to the strip, 5 to the beach and a supermarket over the road! Although the Vergas is close to the strip you can still get a good nights sleep as you cant here any noise from the strip atall! There is a security guard on duty all night and doesnt let anyone who isnt staying there in (which can be a pain at times) but makes you feel safer! there is no safety box in room but you can pay for one which is at reception, we didnt use one as we felt our belongings were safe locked in our suitcases. and you also have to pay for aircon.. Pool area is great although don't come here if you want it to be lively around the pool, they play music but its pretty chilled, but thats good after a night out! The pool bar is open till late so you can always start your night out there! I wouldnt recommend this hotel to older people or couples, its basically full of groups of girls and boys looking to party! Will definately be going back to Malia next year to work! STAY AT THE VERGAS :)

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank aliciark10
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2011

After reading all the reviews put on here me and my two friends were really dreading going! When we arrived there we were really suprised at how good it was. We were literally 2 seconds away from the strip, there was a sports bar there that was showing english news and sports and it served breakfast, lunch and dinner which was really good. The rooms were standard but for what you need them for it was fine. The staff were really nice - everyone says the security guard was strict but we brought friends back every night. The man and woman who run the bar were really nice as well! The pool was really clean and the maid cleaned the rooms every other day. I Would recommend getting the air con which is 50 euro but you get the safe key free which was good. We had nothing missing from our room and we had stuff all over our room. Would definatly recommend going to the beach - the sea was really clear! There was free wi-fi access if you have i-phones or blackberrys! The only sad thing was that there are no deals in the clubs anymore cause of the acconomy! Shots were 2/ 3 euro - cocktails were about 5 euro etc. Definatly would go back there if we were going to Malia - us girls LOVED IT!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank ALD073
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2011

the hotel rooms where small but just right. We all felt very safe in the hotel because its family run and has very trustworthy and kind owners. The bar man Aris was a legend! the food there was great and for a two start it was amazing !

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank MALIA_11
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2010

I have a great time here with two of my girl friends, it was the first time i had been away without my family so i was a bit nervouse but it was actually amazing.
The rooms were spacious, we had a great balcony and view of the pool. We met some amazing people there and i will never forget it.
The food was nice, it was in a great location, about a 3 minute walk to the strip, the pool was great, the staff were friendly .. the security guard was moody but it was funny, and definatley reccommend this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Holidays049
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Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2010

The description of the hotel given when we booked was spot on; basic room with tiny kitchenette and bathroom. The kitchen facilities weren't brilliant but like most people going to malia we either just snacked in our room (with food bought from the supermarket 50 metres from hotel..ideal!) or we ate out. Bathroom was a bit dodgy, the door didn't lock and the shower ran luke warm and quite weak...not that it mattered to us particularly.
I would say the hotel is the ideal location in malia, about a 4/5 minute walk to the strip at most...but once you're at the hotel, you can't hear the music or anything so providing people in the hotel aren't too bad...a good night's sleep is easily achievable! There is also a road directly opposite the hotel that will lead you to the beach in about 2 minutes...this is a quieter stretch of beach but has a nice bar/cafe and music playing and the guy working there is very friendly!
The bar attached to the hotel and pool is a really good place to start the night before heading to the strip, guys behind the bar really friendly and even came out with us on our last night!
Everyone staying in the hotel seemed to be about 18-24...we met some really good people there...and the security guard was pretty chilled about them being in our room at night and stuff although he is careful only to let hotel guests into the grounds. Some people have written that the security guard and hotel staff were rude and not helpful etc...i would have to disagree and say that in general they were polite and relaxed...always said hello when we went through reception and that.
Great week, would definitely go back to malia and stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank soapyd
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West midlands
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2010

Apart from the pool bar where an amazing family work, The hotel is AWFUL! The management sit by the stairs of the entrance shouting at everyone in greek threatening everyone, the rooms are ridiculously hot and air con is priced at 50euros which doesnt work properly. The safes arnt in your room theyre by reception for all to see, THE MAID WILL ROB YOU BLIND.. she tells you to ''give her 10 minutes'' or sit on the balcony, as she searches for your money, me and my friend in my room got robbed, it wasnt even just money lying around.. she was going into our luggage bags, into smaller bags and opening zips... the management then stick up for her (which makes me think theyre splitting the money) we got robbed, reported it to the hotel management and we got told 'if we dont like it move hotel' police didnt want to know and nor did the rep.. it was DEFINATELY the maid as we felt short of money the first time she came but couldnt prove it... so second time she came we counted the money.. she came in.. she left, we counted again and both 20euros down. she doesnt even clean the room.. she took our full bottles of pop.. yet left the empty bottles. She doesnt stop at money, she takes phones, ipods even magazines, anything she can keep or sell. But nobody wants to help you there. The security guard is also shocking, doesnt speak english, speaks in greek and when you dont understand him and he gets frustrated he pushes you and swears (in english)
Overall... pool, poolside and pool bar cant be faulted. Hotel and hotel management were disgusting! oh and on the malia strip.. look out for gypsys.. even young ones.. theyll surround you, offer you a glowstick to distract you while they empty your pockets.
You shouldnt have to feel vulnerable on holiday.. but here you really do have to be alert

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Jen-malia
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Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2010

overall, malia as a place was awesome!!! Stayed at this hotel 4 a week (6 20 yr old lads) this hotel was nicely located, as it was just off the strip and took less than 5 minutes to get there and back! rooms were basic but u got what u paid for! Pool nice and seemed lively also sports cafe next to pool always helped the hangover.
BUT, dont keep any money in the room, be it in ur pocket, suitcase or in draws, the cleaner will find it and steal from you! we told the rep and she didnt seem to do much as we couldnt prove it so next time she was meant to come we left money out to check it was her and, not to our surprise, when we got bk the money had gone! also we had 3 rooms, and 2 out of the 3's air conditioning leaked and spat out clumps of ice! maybe worth the money but hotel staff didnt seem to care much about it! and just to warn u, the safes arent in ur room and the security guard speaks NO english!
However if u watch out for the cleaner, its a really good spot!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank MarkBaggs3
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Property: Hotel Vergas
Address: Malia, Crete 700 07, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Malia
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Malia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Vergas 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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