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Anastasia Hotel
Ranked #1 of 52 Hotels in Stalis
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 6, 2008

This was our 6th stay at the Anastasia, over a period of about 8 years, & all I can say is that this hotel just gets better & better. We travel frequently & this is the only hotel we consistently return to. Although it is a 3.5* hotel, I have stayed in many 5* hotels which aren't a patch on this. Of course you don't get the 5* 'frills' such as turn down or room service - but so what!! What this hotel does is the fundemental things extremely well:-

Rooms - Rooms are spotlessly clean, comfortable, effective air-con, good fridge, balconies, TV. Cleaned daily.

Food - the restaurant has a really relaxed feel - you can eat inside or outside by the pool. Breakfast was fantastic this year - every day: bacon, english sausages, beans, toms, potatoes, 3 types of eggs, fruit, greek yogurt, cheese, meats, bread, rolls, cake, coffee, selection of teas, hot choc, juices etc etc. Dinner was also wonderful (we ate in every evening), always a soup & pasta dish, good selection for kids, some Greek specialities, large range of salads. I defy anyone not to find something they like

Hotel - The hotel has about 70 rooms & there was a 2nd pool opened this year. This has resulted in the pool areas being much quieter. You could find sunbeds & brollies at any time of the day. It is a short stroll to the beach (about 10 mins) & about 5 mins to a selection of tavernas, shops etc.

Entertainment - My kids are too old for the club now, but Jon the kids entertainer seemed to be fab - he was like the Pied Piper! We used to walk into town in the evening, but there was always some form of entertainment: quiz night, Bingo, Karaoke etc

Staff - it is the staff at this hotel that make it. Many have been there for several years & they are delightful. Nothing is too much trouble for them.

I understand this hotel won the Thomas Cook best hotel in Greece award last year. Well deserved in my opinion & it would be hard to find a more relaxing hotel anywhere. Please try it for yourself.

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled with family
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7  Thank Debbie R
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Reviewed June 3, 2008

Just spent a fortnight at the Anastasia,what a wonderful hotel.The staff were first class, nothing was to much trouble for them and they would go out of their way to help you.
The room setting is fantastic, being either single or two story accommodation, every one with a view either of the sea or mountains. The rooms had adequate facilities including a refrigerator and air conditioning, which was most welcome in the heat (30s) most days. It was a pleasure to eat both breakfast and dinner outside under the verandas. The food is a buffet menu with plenty of variety both for breakfast and dinner, the tendency being to over eat for the first couple of days because you want to try everything.The bars and restaurants are all with easy walking distance even for those a little unsteady on their feet ( I mean us old un's. not those with who had to much Raki )
For a pleasant day out take the local Noddy Train (five mins walk from Alexandria) on a trip up into the mountains to the village of KRASSI. Fantastic views, but beware of the locals, all they want to do is share their Raki with you. Its made in the village.(3 Euros a bottle, it will blow your brains out if your not careful) TIP for the Noddy train get the back seat.

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank Presidento
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Reviewed April 20, 2008

This is a great hotel and I personally couldn't find anything to complain about during my stay. It's clean, good value for money, the staff are very friendly and helpful, and quiet yet close to everything you need (e.g. nightlife, restaurants etc). The food was average but there was always a large selection in the buffet so it was nearly impossible not to find something you liked. Would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed: June 2006, traveled with friends
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6  Thank RickNI
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Reviewed March 12, 2008

Stayed for two weeks half board in the Anastasia Hotel in July 2006. Lovely hotel. Room was a very good size, air conditioner was easy to operate and the room was spotless. We also had a lovely view of the sea which was about 5/10 minute walk away. Hotel food was good and varied over the two week stay. The staff were very friendly. From the hotel to the main street in Stalis was about a 5 minute walk. Stalis has some lovely tavernas, restaurants in which we had lunch, and some nice shops. Stalis is about 15/20 minute walk away from Malia - but plenty of shops to keep you amused on the way. The hotel had an entertainment programme, crazy golf for the kids etc., and a poolside bar. It was about 5 minutes to the beach where you could hire loungers, brollies etc., There were also a couple of places at the beach where you could get lunch. The walk to Malia along the beach was about 15 mins and in July the Malia beach was full of 18-30s. The Stalis beach was quieter and plenty of room to spread out. Would recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed: July 2006, traveled with family
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7  Thank Marploug
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Reviewed November 1, 2007

I stayed at the Anastasia for 2 weeks with my boyfriend and we enjoyed it so much. The hotel staff go out of their way to help you and the rooms are very spacious and clean, and the air con and fridge are free. We didnt eat at the hotel every day as there are so many restaurants to go to in stalis, however the food we did have in the restaurant was very good. Again, the service at this hotel is excellent, johan in particular was very friendly and we had many laughs with him at the reception desk when we came in during the early hours.
The hotel location is ideal, as you don't hear any road noise from the rooms and you can easily walk into Stalis or Malia. I found it is better to stay in stalis rather than Malia as I dont think you would get much sleep after a night out, I would recommend having a meal in malia old town, it is so different to the main strip and the restaurants are great,
As for the Hotel Anastasia, we will hopefully go back again.

  • Stayed: September 2007, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank SkisSheffield
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Reviewed October 13, 2007

This is our second year at the Anastasia .Last year I brought just my two daughters(9 and 14).This year i took my Son also(19).It is still as lovely as it was the year before with no standards slipping. The rooms were kept immaculatly clean. We were given a lovely room overlooking the pool with two balconies as I requested with one of the owners,Mike. The waitress service was great,especially Costus and the little girl helping with the soup. The food was lovely really varied with plenty of it .But one small thing-it was a little repetative and needeed varying more often. Otherwise you really cant fault it. Nicky on reception is lovely also.The entertainment was abit basic. John is a great lad that does it all,he really works hard at it. I think it could do with abit more variety and alot more Greek/Cretian style. The Greek/Cretian dancers are on once a fortnight and are fantastic. Really professtional. They should be on more or something similar? I think I will leave it a few years before I go back mainly because I find the resort of Stalis/Malia too commercialised.-but I will return in the future as this is a faboulous hotel. My only regret is not taking the friends we met from OLDHAMS phone number on return at M/C airport.(9 October-MON3975) A really nice couple. If you are out there contact please.

Stayed: September 2007
3  Thank LyndaEdmundsandgirls
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Reviewed October 10, 2007

We have just returned from a week stay at the Anastasia. There was seven of us altogether which included children and grand parents. I can honestly say that all of us thought the hotel definitely deserved a 4 star rating.
The owners were extremely concerned when my daughter was ill...they even cooked her her favourite food especially...where would you get that sort of service.
All the staff were very helpful, and nothing was too much trouble..no matter how busy they were at the time.
Location is also very good. Nicely set back from the main part of Stalis, but still only approx 10 minutes walk.
We will definitely be returning next year.

  • Stayed: October 2007, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Anastasia Hotel

Address: Stalis, Crete 70007, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Stalis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Stalis
#1 Family Hotel in Stalis
Price Range: $43 - $554 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Anastasia Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Hotel Anastasia at the North East of the island of Crete. Situated in Stalis, a place made for couples and families and only 450m away from one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, Hotel Anastasia offers you the possibility of an unforgettable summer holiday. Fully renovated in 2006, Hotel Anastasia is a modern, cosy, family-run complex, surrounded by trees and greenery and consists of 13 different buildings in a total area of 8,500 square meters. High quality accommodation, an unrivaled range of services and facilities, combined with traditional Cretan hospitality make Hotel Anastasia the best choice for your holidays. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Anastasia Hotel Stalís
Hotel Anastasia Crete
Anastasia Hotel Crete/Stalis, Greece

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