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“Amazing family and hotel”
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Fan Apartments
Ranked #2 of 66 Specialty Lodging in Stalis
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 18, 2013

Stayed here for two weeks in June with my partner, cannot begin to explain how happy we were with our stay. Yannis and his family are genuinely lovely people who look after and care about their hotel. We arrived very late at night and when we met Yannis the next morning he told us he waited until 2.30am but had to go to bed eventually. He knew us almost immediately by name and was constantly checking how our stay was going and if we needed anything. His parents were also lovely however we had somewhat less contact with them due to the hours we were out of the hotel. Absolutely brilliant location, metres from the sandy beach and a huge selection of bars and restaurants. Also close to booking agents where you can find out about local activities, we used them for booking a day at a water park and were impressed. Great facilities nice little restaurant and bar with great food, also fab milkshakes! Highly recommend, will definitely go back in the near future.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

We stayed at the FAN apartments for two weeks during September 2013. This is a family run place in a great location just 100 yards from the main street and sandy beach in Stalis and is central between Malia and Hersonissos. Yannis mainly runs the place along with his parents Fortini and Kostas and they are a lovely friendly family. The rooms are clean and basic but have a kitchen area and balcony and although there isn't a TV in the room we didn't miss it one bit. Air con is available at an extra cost but we managed without it even though the weather was warm. We stayed bed and breakfast and you get a choice of continental or full english and both are excellent served in a small but pleasant and quiet area either inside or outside the bar area. The great thing about breakfast is there are no set times so you can have a lie in or a walk first and have breakfast when you want, even at lunch time if you wish. Being a smaller place with about 40 rooms with only a few being used while we were there as it was approaching end of season, it was very peaceful around the pool area with sun beds available at all times and the pool and garden area is very nice and private. Yannis or Fortini were always available if you needed them and made time to have a chat if you wanted. We would always go back to the bar at night where we would chat with Yannis and put the world to rights, sometimes with his friend George when he had time off from the hotel where he worked. They would advise you on places to go and tell you about the local history if you wanted to know. My wife loved his ice cream milk shakes and he would make me a greek coffee made the way it should be. I must also give a mention to Gary, you will find out about him if you stay there but he is well worth meeting and see how he's getting on. Overall, if you want a good location and a quiet friendly atmosphere with basic accommodation, we would certainly recommend FAN apartments. Thanks to Yannis and family for making us feel welcome with an enjoyable stay.

Room Tip: Rooms 211 or 311 have a bigger balcony and get the sun in the morning
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank couplein50s
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

My 10 year old son and I had a lovely week here and were well looked after. Our apartment was very clean and had everything we needed. The only downside was that it was on the top floor and on the corner by the road. Once we had paid for aircon the noise of traffic didn't bother us. We paid an extra 25E for the use of the safe in our room and 5E per day for the aircon but it was worth it. The pool bar was excellent value and Yiannis was very welcoming and helpful. The main customers here seem to be from a Dutch single parent holiday company who had their own organised activities, so we didn't really make any new friends.

The beach is 5 mins away with plenty of sunbeds and there are cafes, shops and restaurants in abundance nearby too. There is something to suit every taste and budget. The town was lively in the evenings but not crazy which suited us perfectly.There is always a cooling breeze in Stalis which is nice and it also causes waves at the beach which is great fun for kids. Best restaurant for us was right at the bottom of the road called Artemis, the food and wine was good and the prices fair. There is also a great little beach walk which is nice at night, between Restaurant Creta and the Anthousa Hotel. Also if you get the chance to go to Sisi by boat its a lovely place with great views and restaurants. Beware though if you get seasick as it takes an hour each way.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank Rosie M
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

We had a great holiday at FAN apartments, Stalis. The apartments are kept very clean with comfortable beds and change of good quality towels 2 per person on alternate days. The pool area is lovely and kept spotlessly clean. We asked for top floor apartments for ourselves and our daughter and her husband and were given excellent apartments on the top floor. We would like to say a thank you to Yannis for being so helpful and once again we had a lovely holiday and highly recommend FAN apartments.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

Fan apartments, run by a really nice family really pleased with my room which was very clean and well maintained, we went bed and breakfast, of which there is a good variety, also a good choice of pool meals, and yanis sure does a mean vanilla milk shake we did eat out so cannot comment on cooking facilities
the grounds are kept nice, and a clean pool
location is good 5 mins from the beach

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

It's a lovely place, nice grounds, great staff, basic rooms, single beds make a double, pool is nice size and warmer than you expect, handy for town and beach travel. Would recommend as a quiet spot for couples wanting a cheep getaway. The lovely staff make it special, we would defiantly come again, thank you fan.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

Yanis would go to any lengths to try and keep you happy and get you what you want. The apartments are nice but very basic we were fortunate to have one of the corner apartments with a large balcony. The cooking facilities are very sparse, so if you're planning on eating in and doing your own thing it's a bit difficult. The apartments are situated in not to bad a place, near to the beach and near enough to the centre of town. The grounds are really well kept and there really isn't much to complain about, maybe just, I think they charge a little to much for a small bottle of beer (2.50 euros), maybe not?

Room Tip: Rooms facing the pool don't get any sunshine on the balcony
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Fan Apartments

Address: Stalis, Crete 70014, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Stalis
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 66 Specialty Lodging in Stalis
Price Range: $21 - $62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Fan Apartments 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The A' class complex FAN Apartments, a lodgment of unique aesthetics, will be waiting to welcome you and offer you a comfortable and pleasant stay, in a quiet and family like environment, providing you, at the same time, with polite and integrated servicing of high quality. ... more   less 
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Fan Apartments Crete/Stalis, Greece

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