This was our 2nd year staying at Yiannis Manos in Mallia and we honestly didn't think it could be beaten, but it was!!!
We picked this time of the year as it is perfect for couples, families and single people to relax.
We arrived in the early hours of the morning (03:30am to be exact!!) and we were instantly welcomed by the member of bar staff who was very courteous, and explained we were welcome to have a drink as the bar was open around the clock 24/7 which was needed after the long journey!
We was also greeted by the night security who checked us in and directed us to our rooms.
Our room was exactly what you would expect from self catering and provided what was needed.
When we awoke the next morning we went down to grab some breakfast and await our rep for the mandatory welcome briefing.
The resort staff were very courteous, as they were last year and couldn't do enough to help you in any way possible.
We noticed straight away a new feature that wasn't there last season, some very luxurious sun lounges for couples although you could prob get 4 people on it to share.
We were told they were available at an additional cost, which was very reasonable for what you were getting and although the normal Sun lounges were great and had also been upgraded this year, we really enjoyed the luxury of being able to relax in comfort together with huge comfy pillows.
As last year the food was perfect, any additional requests and the staff were happy to oblige, I must point out that the prices were VERY reasonable as well.
I noticed a comment on here recently about the price of drinks being cheaper at the local supermarket, kopperberg to be exact, someone had posted it was only €1 compared to the €5 the resort were charging, this is completely false as I checked the price myself and it was €2.50 in the local shop, yes it is cheaper but tell me do you get a frozen glass with ice when walking to the supermarket? Or even a smile? The answer is no.
At the resort you don't even have to go to the bar as the staff come out to your sun lounge, now tell me a supermarket that does all that?
Our favourite night was the BBQ which was really good. The food was lovely, my favourite was the Greek salad!! everyone was seated together on long rows of tables, which was nice as we all had a chance to chat to other people in a relaxed atmosphere, followed by everyone being put into teams afterwards for a great quiz which had the WHOLE place in stitches!
I really can't stress how amazing the staff were especially when we heard horror stories from other people staying in Mallia at other hotels, our staff were always visible quick to respond to our needs.
I'm 100% glad we made the choice to go back and we cannot wait to return next year!!!
- Also Known As:
- Yiannos Manos Apartments Hotel Malia
- Yiannis Manos Apartments Malia, Crete