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The Street of Red Beach Matala, Matala, Crete 70200 Greece
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Updated 21-08-26 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21-08-26 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Matala
Hotel Fantastic is located in Matala, which is one of the most beautiful and famous places in Crete. Matala has got a beautiful beach that has become worldwide known due to the hippy movement. Ours is a family hotel and we try to do our best for our guests by offering clean rooms, comfortable spaces that will allow you to enjoy your time here and relax, as well as a beautiful yard, where you can drink your coffee, the traditional raki or you can enjoy the desert that we will offer you. In our hotel there is a yard with trees where you can taste our delicious fruit and enjoy our flower garden! There is also a veranda for you to sit, free wi-fi access. Every room has its own balcony, where you can enjoy your breakfast, as well as a fridge and a kettle while some rooms have a fully equipped kitchen. Our guests can park their car or motorcycle for free in our parking area. It is also worth mentioning that our hotel is only 5 minutes away from the bus stop, 2 minutes from the super market, the restaurants and the beach! Only 20 minutes away from our hotel, you can reach the wonderful beach of Kokkini Ammos! We are also a 10 minutes ride away from the beautiful beach of Komos. We can arrange for a taxi to pick you up from the airport or we can rent a car for you, which will await you in the airport You will always find here smiling people, who will help you in anything you may need!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Taxi service
Rooftop terrace
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
Horseback riding
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Coffee / tea maker
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Clothes rack
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German, Italian
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Plaka, Greece466 contributions114 helpful votes
We have stayed in many places in Matala over the years and most the beds are hard and uncomfortable, but the onew in Hotel Fantastic are super. The host Natasa and her father are extremelywelcoming and helpful. This the second time this year we have stayed here and will probably visit again in September/October even though it is only just over 2 hours drive from our home in Crete. The Location is also excellent and only a mater of minutes away from the beach and the tavernas. This year unfortunately the Matala Street Painting weekend which we vist for every year was cancelled due to the Coronavirus situation, but Matala is still an excellent place to visit and Hotel Fantastic a super choice
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Date of stay: July 2020
Sleep Quality
2 Helpful votes
Response from Νατασα Σ Σταυρακου, Ιδιοκτήτης at Hotel Fantastic
Responded Aug. 27, 2020
thank you for your preferance to us and the nice words for us ,,we always try for everybody to be confortable and feel like your home really yours natasa
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Kate Sinclair wrote a review Jul. 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Property's Favourite Review
We walked in off the street and were drawn to the very pretty Hotel Fantastic immediately. The family who run this place are very friendly, hospitable and caring of our needs. They helped to find us accommodation for our next stay on the island. The room was very fancy and catered to our every need. On the terrace you either get a view of the sea on one side, or the amazing cliffs at sunset on the other side. Bliss! We felt very relaxed here, the room was clean and comfy, with a little kitchen. The walk into town is only 1 minute and the street the property is on is heaven, full of flowers and happy people. There is an ATM and shop at the end of the road (less than 1 minute) The lady of the house make us cake and it was delicious. We didn't want to leave.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Sleep Quality
1 Helpful vote
Response from Νατασα Σ Σταυρακου, Ιδιοκτήτης at Hotel Fantastic
Responded Aug. 27, 2020
thank you for your preferance to us ,,we will be happy to see you again in our place ,,,we are in paradise in the middle of a lot of beaches ..really yours natasa
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Thomas L. wrote a review Sep. 2019
7 contributions6 helpful votes
Relly nice studios with even nicer hosts. We did not have a reservation, planned to stay only one night, but the hosts were so friendly that we decided to stay two. The room was small but beautiyful an the balkony was great to relax and have a drink on. Each day we got little, homemade,delicious snacks from our hosts which we could enjoy on the beautyful beaches nearby.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Response from Νατασα Σ Σταυρακου, Ιδιοκτήτης at Hotel Fantastic
Responded Aug. 27, 2020
we are pleasant that you feel nice to our place and we will be gland to see you again ,fantastic family is waiting for you ,,don;t forget that if you see that i am full check with mail and phone number 00306973319080 really yours natasa
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barberabosma wrote a review Jun. 2019
Utrecht, The Netherlands12 contributions14 helpful votes
Fantastic Hotel in Matala really is... fantastic. The loveliest hosts, who make sure your stay is fabulous, offering you a freshly baked snack (homemade cookies, pies) to take to the beach. Clean rooms with fridge, hair dryer, water cooler, ac, balcony and luscious beds. The garden is beautiful, as is the roof terrace and the location. Bakery and supermarket within a few 100 meters, the beach a stone’s throw. You won’t regret staying here and returning for sure!
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
1 Helpful vote
Response from Νατασα Σ Σταυρακου, Ιδιοκτήτης at Hotel Fantastic
Responded Aug. 27, 2020
we will be happy to see you again in our place just don't forget if you see that i am full on line check with mail or with my mobile 00306973319080..we are trying for the best really yours natasa
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Sarah S wrote a review Jun. 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We have recently returned from a wonderful, relaxing week in Matala, staying at Hotel Fantastic, which was a joy. Theodoros and Maria (we called them Mr and Mrs Fantastic!) and their daughter Natasa, made us feel very welcome. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble. The hotel is beautifully kept, and perfectly placed in a quiet street 2 minutes from a wonderful beach, and the town square, which has a good selection of restaurants and tavernas. Our room was spotlessly clean, the bed very comfortable, and the en suite had a good shower with plenty of hot water. The room also had air conditioning, a fridge, kettle, WiFi, and a balcony overlooking the mountains - everything that you could want. A big thank you to the 'Fantastic' family, for a great holiday. We will be back! Douglas and Sarah
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Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from hotelfantastic, Ιδιοκτήτης at Hotel Fantastic
Responded Jun. 6, 2019
thank you very much for your nice words ..we take care our people ...make them comfortable holidays helping them to have good time ...promote them the best beaches and places were we have around here..
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US$55 - US$120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
GreeceCreteHeraklion PrefectureMatala
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Fantastic
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Fantastic?
Nearby attractions include Matala Beach (0.1 km), Matala Caves (0.06 km), and Prisma (0.07 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Fantastic?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a rooftop terrace.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Fantastic?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Hotel Fantastic?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Fantastic?
Conveniently located restaurants include George's Yard, SCALA Fish Bar Restaurant & Hotel Boutique, and Bistronomy Matala.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Fantastic?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Fantastic?
Many travellers enjoy visiting War Tunnel (12.8 km).