Stayed here at the end of July for a week with two of my girlfriends. The apartments are basic but fine, with clean sheets and towels changed every couple of days! The bathroom isn't great, not that clean and the shower floods and so do the drains, it just becomes a wet room which you get used too.
They provide you with one toilet roll on arrival so you do have to buy your own. When you walk out of the hotel, when getting to the end of the road, instead of turning right towards the strip, turn right and there is a shop there which sells everything you need. 6 bottles of water are only 3 euros. There is also an amazing Greek restaurant near the shop which I recommend.
The hotel is aimed at 18 - 30 year olds, although some of the groups there looked barely 16. There were a few families there but I really don't think it is a family hotel or resort!! Every week there is a pool party which is awesome. The entertainer Koran is so funny and gets everyone going. Lorraine (scouse lady) who works during the day is lovely. The breakfast and food generally in the hotel is really good and so cheap.
George the security guard is a character, I wouldn't get on the wrong side of him. While there, there weren’t any thefts or rooms broken into and I haven't heard that there has been either. If you want to bring someone back to the hotel good luck, I heard many stories of people trying to sneak someone in and George going ballistic (nothing gets past him). If you do want to, it will cost you 25 euros lol, I'd say that's a form of prostitution :o). Greece is strict as a rule and I'd be careful with how you act out there, have fun but behave to a degree!!
The strip is a 10 minute walk away down a long road; it goes quick when you are with a group. Be careful of quads going hell for leather down the road. All bars out there are good, are favourites were zoo, bananas, Malibu and road house.
We didn't have time to go on excursions so can't comment. The beach is lovely though and I recommend star beach!
I love the holiday and met some amazing people. I am mid-twenties and did find it really young out there but still has a banging holiday and the weather was hot hot hot!!
I'd recommend the Yiannos Manos :o)
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- Yiannos Manos Apartments Hotel Malia
- Yiannis Manos Apartments Malia, Crete