Hotel Fantastic matala

Hotel Fantastic matala

The Street of Red Beach Matala, Matala, Crete 70200 Greece
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4.5
#1 of 5 small hotels in Matala
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
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)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Car hire
Rooftop terrace
Outdoor furniture
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Parking
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Taxi service
Shared bathroom
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Doorperson
Umbrella
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Charming
Business
Languages Spoken
English, German

Location

The Street of Red Beach Matala, Matala, Crete 70200 Greece
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 97 out of 100
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N. Kazantzakis Airport
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Kate Sinclair wrote a review Jul 2020
3 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Νατασα Σ Σταυρακου, Ιδιοκτήτης at Hotel Fantastic matala
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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Plaka, Greece445 contributions117 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Νατασα Σ Σταυρακου, Ιδιοκτήτης at Hotel Fantastic matala
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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James O wrote a review Apr 2024
6 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This little family run hotel was absolutely brilliant. We were made to feel like one of the family with varied, daily, home baked treats gifted to us; and very friendly conversation and advice whenever we came and went. The room was very clean & had everything we needed. We had a good sized balcony (big enough for 2 yoga mats) with a view onto the quiet, verdant back street & impressive cliffs. Location ideal for accessing everything in Matala, as well as climbing to the neighbouring red beach of Kokkini Ammos. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: April 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from NATASA STAVRAKOU, Ιδιοκτήτης at Hotel Fantastic matala
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your nice words ..it was our pleasure for taking you caring
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Sightseer590822 wrote a review Sep 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I could not have been more happy with my stay. The owner Natasha and her family were delightful and always ready to help in any way. Also very reassuring that one of them was always out front making the area very secure. Room was very comfortable and clean. Location could not be more perfect. Can’t wait to return!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: They have their own parking which is a wonderful bonus.
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Response from NATASA STAVRAKOU, Owner at Hotel Fantastic matala
Responded Oct 28, 2023
WE WILL BE HAPPY TO SEE YOU IN OUR PLACE AGAIN ....WHEN YOU HAVE A PLACE WITH PEOPLE YOU MUST BE THERE FOR THEM ...I WISH YOU A NICE WINDER.
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Nishman wrote a review Jul 2011
Hong Kong, China105 contributions103 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We're travelling since one year now and so far we had come across three exceptional places to stay: Hotel Lima in Granada (Spain), Hotel Baraka in Chefchaouen (Morocco) and "Chez Ali" in Zagora (Morocco). I have the pleasure of introducing the fourth: Hotel Fantastic in Matala (Crete - Greece).
It really deserves its name "Fantastic". In itself the term applies to the whole Matala city but the warm and generous welcome offered by the entire Stavrakou family is outstanding. Maria, the mother, cooks delicious traditional dishes and doesn't hesitate sharing them with the guests. Should you stay a little while in the yard, she will pop up with a glass of ice coffee to keep you refreshed. Theo, the father, is a lovely man who will make you laugh and feel at home while Natasa, their beautiful daughter, will make sure you have everything you could possibly need. Their advises are precious and their conversation is fun. You will feel part of a very happy family who loves what they are doing and do it very well indeed. This is more than an hotel, this is a home in which you will want to return again and again, year after year, as so many travelers already do. The place has been renovated lately and provides very cosy rooms with air condition and refrigerators. It's always impeccably cleaned and maintained. Free parking and free wifi are included in the price. Yesterday, Theo and his daughter installed some hammocks and candle lamps in their blooming garden to add a little extra romanticism to the place. In the evening, we love to sit outside with them, enjoying a glass of "raki" and some delicacies prepared by Maria. Beware: The witty spirit and general good mood of the Stavrakou family are contagious and you may well find yourself unable to leave... ever! Don't miss it!
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Date of stay: July 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The rooms near the reception provide the best wifi connection.
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Response from hotelfantastic, Ιδιοκτήτης at Hotel Fantastic matala
Responded Mar 28, 2016
thank you for your lovely words ,we are trying to have a nice place for you,,,to relax and have a good time ...for you... really yours natasa
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Allan W wrote a review Oct 2012
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom8 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Pros:
Beautiful rooms.
Beautiful decor.
The most friendly owners.
Free wifi
Free parking
Fridge
Kettle
extremely comfortable beds with extra pillows and cushions if needed.
location!
Double rooms and Single rooms are available

Cons:
no sea view from our room.
no pool (but if you go to Matala, you won't need one!)
very small (but perfectly usable!) balcony with table and chairs

Summary:
WHEN we got to Matala again, we WILL stay at this hotel. We don't go on holiday to spend time in a hotel, but somewhere as beatiful and friendly and convenient as this place is a massive bonus.
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Date of stay: October 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from hotelfantastic, Ιδιοκτήτης at Hotel Fantastic matala
Responded Mar 28, 2016
thank you for your beautifull words for us ...we try to make your holiday comfortable ..the building is the first building in matala from 1976 but we have renovate the building is totally deferent ...the most important for us is the rooms must be clean ..and to take care our people with respect natasa
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Thomas L. wrote a review Sep 2019
7 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
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Response from Νατασα Σ Σταυρακου, Ιδιοκτήτης at Hotel Fantastic matala
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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Helena B wrote a review Oct 2018
Eastbourne, United Kingdom9 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What an amazing welcome and stay in a family loved, built and run hotel. Nothing was too much trouble, rooms amazing and well looked after. Position is one of the best, in the centre of the village/town/square. We will return. Could not have been better, thank you 🙏
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from hotelfantastic, Ιδιοκτήτης at Hotel Fantastic matala
Responded Dec 11, 2018
thank you very much for your nice word for our place we try hard to take care our customer ,,,we hope to see you again really yours natasa
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Michael L wrote a review Aug 2013
15 contributions32 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you've decided to visit matala- cogratulations! It's the right place to spend your days off and sure Fantastic is the right place to stay! It's run by a fantastic Greek family so the hotel has its name for a reason! Clean rooms (some have kitchen with new supplies and fridges) on a quite street, airconditioners, new Forniture, free wifi, free parking, in a spit distance away from main beach, local resturants, shops, supermarket, and the last but not least they offer very reasonable prices on rooms.
The owners will make you feel like home there and if you are a coffeeholic like me, Natasha (the boss lady) can fix a good cup of fresh coffee specially for you.
Love everything about the place and the folks there!
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Date of stay: August 2013
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Response from hotelfantastic, Ιδιοκτήτης at Hotel Fantastic matala
Responded Mar 28, 2016
you are very kind ,your words is the biggest satisfaction for us because we try hard for you to be comfortable and happy to our place...thank you very much really yours natasa
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barberabosma wrote a review Jun 2019
Utrecht, The Netherlands9 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
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Response from Νατασα Σ Σταυρακου, Ιδιοκτήτης at Hotel Fantastic matala
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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Matala, Greece28 contributions26 helpful votes
hallo we are happy to see you in our place we have renovate all of it so i have change all the windows and now there is no noise..i have ground floor and first floor and i have made a roof garden too ...fantastic 1 and fantastic2 are two buildings one beside the other jusst send me a mail if you want any room
Sightseer590822 wrote a tip Sep 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"They have their own parking which is a wonderful bonus."
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Margaret A wrote a tip Nov 2017
Swansea, United Kingdom76 contributions26 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Large balconies at the front"
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Elle S wrote a tip Aug 2016
San Francisco, California53 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are quiet; call directly for best choices, best price"
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KamiliViewFamily wrote a tip Jul 2016
Zanzibar Island, Tanzania23 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Family tip: 2 connected rooms at the back of the property, ground floor. With kitchenette on the balcony!"
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Plaka, Greece445 contributions117 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Phone Natasha personally to choose a good room"
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PRICE RANGE
C$82 - C$164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
GreeceCreteHeraklion PrefectureMatala
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Fantastic matala
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Fantastic matala?
Nearby attractions include Matala Beach (0.1 km), Matala Caves (0.06 km), and MARINERO BAR (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Fantastic matala?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a rooftop terrace.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Fantastic matala?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Fantastic matala?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Fantastic matala?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Fantastic matala?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bistronomy Matala, George's Yard, and SCALA Fish Bar Restaurant & Hotel Boutique.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Fantastic matala?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Fantastic matala?
Many travellers enjoy visiting War Tunnel (12.8 km).
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