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#14 of 17 hotels in Matala
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See why so many travellers make Hotel Melissa their hotel of choice when visiting Matala. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a budget friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a flat screen TV, a minibar, and air conditioning, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the hotel.

Hotel Melissa features room service, a concierge, and a sun terrace, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts a pool and a lounge. If you are driving to Hotel Melissa, free parking is available.

During your visit, be sure to check out a popular Matala gyros restaurant such as Sirtaki, which is a short distance from Hotel Melissa.

At Hotel Melissa, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Matala.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
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Concierge
Internet
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Snack bar
Car hire
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
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Safe
Telephone
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Languages Spoken
English, German, Greek
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Ian K wrote a review Oct. 2022
Desborough, United Kingdom25 contributions5 helpful votes
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We Traveled to Matala because of severe weather in Chania area, so we chased the sun and ended up looking for a new place to stay. Most welcoming reception and could not have made us feel more special. Rooms are modern and newly decorated, breakfast included and a great pool. If you’re looking for a great place to relax and explore the southern side of Crete then this is just the place. Great value
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Matala gets busy so the advantage is you can leave your car at the hotel it’s about a kilometre...
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Isabella S wrote a review Aug. 2018
Gothenburg, Sweden31 contributions42 helpful votes
We stayed for 4 nights at this hotel, in one threebed room and one double. The hotel is located a bit outside Matala center and beach but it was only a few minutes by car. The hotel is nothing special but okey. The breakfast is good except for the coffee (very weak) but we brought our own Nescafé so we managed in that way. The place is clean and the pool is good. The wi-fi did not work in our rooms, and also in the restaurant/poolarea the signal is weak and it works poorly. This place is ok but I will try another place if I return to Matala.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Arnold R wrote a review Jul. 2017
Deventer, The Netherlands46 contributions24 helpful votes
This is the third time, we came here ,very frendly people , the rooms are good, mostly with a very nice view! Every day cleaning! Lovely swimmingpool. The restaurant is very good, fresh, local stuff! You can walk in 25 minutes tot the beautiful city of Matala ! Ik can recomment it! We wil be back here!
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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DW08 wrote a review Sep. 2015
EDINBURGH128 contributions57 helpful votes
Family run hotel clean comfortable room with a big sunny terrace and continental breakfast to start the day off. I would say the only problem being the hotel is a good 25 min walk to a nice beach and good restaurants in a pretty village.
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Date of stay: September 2015
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jks24 wrote a review Jul. 2015
Acton, United Kingdom229 contributions243 helpful votes
Stayed here for 5 days last week. A return visit. Lovely place. Rooms spotless with nice linen. Just outside Matala so s car would be advised. Lovely quiet pool area and a decent buffet breakfast. Would recommend.
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Date of stay: July 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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jks24 wrote a review Sep. 2014
Acton, United Kingdom229 contributions243 helpful votes
we stayed here whilst touring crete and visiting matala. liked it so much we extended our stay. great room.very good air con and good shower for Greece. lovely position just outside town,you need a car to get to matala or a 20 min walk but we like that because it was so lovely and quiet. simple buffet breakfast,and we had a home cooked dinner by the owner one night.simple but lovely food. excellent value,50 euros a night including breakfast.9 euros per head for dinner.owner marina delightful.would recommend
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Date of stay: September 2014
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: ask for a room with private balcony
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Campbell M wrote a review Sep. 2013
Beverley, United Kingdom22 contributions18 helpful votes
This is a simple, family-run hotel. No frills, but clean, comfortable and friendly. Seems to attract couples with an interest in history, beaches and exploring southern Crete. Breakfasts are good (excellent home-made honey, marmalade and yoghurt!!!), evening meals are basic but adequate (certainly not 'disgusting' as one reviewer claims!). About 15 minutes walk from the beach for a slow walker like myself. Plenty of history in the area and cheapish car hire down the road. I would not recommend for anyone with substantial mobility issues because of the steep slope leading to the hotel
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Date of stay: September 2013
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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manikxania wrote a review Sep. 2011
xania1 contribution
My family and I have been there from the 18th of June to the 25th. Very big pool we had good coctals at the pool bar.The room was big,clean and it had also a big balcony.The braekfast was good and it was buffet.The food was very good traditional fresh food.The owners and the staff was really friendly.Matala was a piridise.Sure we are going to go there for more days.
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Date of stay: June 2011
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MichelleCrete wrote a review Jun. 2011
Huntington Beach, California29 contributions16 helpful votes
As we walked into the lobby we were hit by a horrible sewer smell. Luckily, our room didn't smell but the smell did find it's way to the pool area where we found it impossible to enjoy the pool because of it. When we got to our room we noticed hundreds of small dead bugs in the corners and under the bed. We told the owner who went up to our room and then came back a few minutes later and said she swept a little but the maid would clean it up tomorrow. When we went back up, there were still bugs under the bed. We had to keep our cooler up against the door to keep it from banging all night with the wind. The next morning, the dining area still smelled foul and the food wasn't much better. To top it off, they wanted to charge us a higher room rate than we had booked. If you're going to Matala, stay in the town close to the beach and great little tavernas. This hotel is NOT within easy walking distance to Matala as advertised...actually nothing is as advertised. Avoid this place!
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Date of stay: June 2011
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Marsjan wrote a review Jul. 2009
Goleniów1 contribution2 helpful votes
The hotel lies 800 metres away from the main Matala beach (caves), 1200 metres from Komo Beach and 1300 metres from magnificent Kokkino Ammos (Red Beach) - its a good point for an active holiday. If you are lazy it's not for you. On the other hand, the hotel is small and quiet - perfect silence at night! Rooms have nice view, are cleaned almost everyday. Time for bad points. There's no garden (as description says), just several trees and bushes, you've got access to twelve square meters of lawn close to the swimming pool. Swimming pool is rather small, stinks like bathroom cleaner. It's difficult to take a break - wasps are constantly flying in the pool area (I suppose the hotel owners don't mind it). Breakfast is the same all the time - bread, cheese, low quality ham, jam, juice, tea, coffee-like liquid; no vegetables; self-service. Dinner - 3 course; hotel owners and their family serve meals. Portions are very small and are simply d i s g u s t i n g: way overbolied vegetables, almost every dish has tomato-like sause added. It doesn't even taste like ketchup. Very limited variety during our 10 days stay. You have to pay for drinks, even water. 1 bottle costs 2 euros. It is possible to order something else form the menu (I was on package tour: HB, breakfast and dinner included) but they have ridiculously high prices (i.e. choriatiki salad - 5 euro, while in the best Matala tavernas you get twice much and ten times more delicious for 3 to 4 euros) We were forced to visit tavernas in Matala or Pitsidia. The hotel staff is terrible. It's not friendly family-run hotel. On those days when they serve a salad for dinner olive oil and vinegar are on tables but once you finish a salad hotel owner (fat chap that doesn' t look like a Greek) collects oil and vinegar from the tables. He constantly asks: "want something to drink?". This was my 5th visit to Greece and I've always been overwhelmed by greek hospitality and incredibly delicious cuisine. Melissa owners shouldn't run a hotel cause they simply ruin Greek cooking and culture.
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Date of stay: June 2009
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
US$51 - US$77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
GreeceCreteHeraklion PrefectureMatala
NUMBER OF ROOMS
19
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Melissa
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Melissa?
Nearby attractions include Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Sanctuary (5.9 km), Komos Beach (1.2 km), and Matala Beach (1.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Melissa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Melissa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Melissa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Melissa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Melissa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bistronomy Matala, George's Yard, and Lamb House.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Melissa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hotel Melissa have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Melissa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Melissa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Melissa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting War Tunnel (12.4 km).