Just arrived back from a weeks holiday here with myself and my partner, we've been to various greek islands within the last 4 years and Crete was such a beautiful scenic island.
I'll start with the good points, Check-in was quick efficient, needed after a early morning flight. There is 2 nice pools to choose from with plenty of sun loungers.
Room was a good size on the corner of the hotel.
The cleanliness of the hotels facilities was good, floors washed down every morning.
Bar and restaurant staff all pleasant (although receptionist was fairly stern at times) and the host of the BBQ night was a character and great fun.
Location is 10/15 minute walk to the Malia strip so perfect for a relaxing stay and not too far for a great night out. We preferred to go to Patamos beach rather the malia beach which was much more calmer and no disturbance from people trying to sell stuff.
Beautiful breathtaking scenic mountains at the back of the hotel.
Negatives - Air-Con was a charge of 40 euros for the week, but as we was out most of the days decided to not bother but with only 4 nights left we thought we'd enquire about purchasing for the remaining 4 nights but was told it was still 40 euros!? Receptionist wouldn't budge on the price even though we would of had 3 days less then if we bought it at the start of the week. Poor service there.
Bathroom was fairly cramped considering how big the room was, floor was constantly wet due to poor shower curtain.
Shared balcony, couldn't relax fully knowing your neighbors could walk past your doors.
Room was only cleaned 3 times for the week with 1 day a couple of fresh towels left on the unmade bed with a notice stating we must leave the room at 12:00PM the following day leaving us stranded of a room for 17 hours until our flight. Was offered an extension at 25 Euros untill 6:00PM but thought it was unfair as we booked 7 nights but only got 6 nights and a few hours untill checking out. Being picked up at the hotel at 2:00 Am should not really be classed as 1 night at the hotel.
We were Half board which was a from an A la carte menu, decent selection for myself but not my vegetarian partner, only 3 options at best. Only 1 main course allowed to order, all drinks and extras charged which was poor. Food is fantastic but be aware its not your usual half board buffet selection and everything else is extra.
- Also Known As:
- Yiannos Manos Apartments Hotel Malia
- Yiannis Manos Apartments Malia, Crete