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Irilena Apartments
Ranked #26 of 66 Speciality Lodging in Stalis
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Stalis on Crete is great for everyone. Plenty to do and see. Loads of tavernas and restaurants. You'll need a few weeks to try them all. Irilena is a very friendly place to stay. With great pool and pool bar, air con and safe, only a hundred metres or so from a large supermarket and the sea but in a quiet location. Bus stops to Heraklion and Malia very close by. Am a discerning traveller of many years, many places and hotels but always come back to Irilena.

Room Tip: Some apartments face the pool, all are good.
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

We love this place due to its quiet location and yet easy level access to beach, shops and tavernas, however returning this year for our fourth stay it was disappointing to find that very little maintenance had been done to the outside since our last stay in 2015, the pool area is now looking very shabby and needs repainting and new sun loungers!
The accommodation is large and airy, very basic with a double electric hob, sink, fridge and essential pots and cutlery (toaster/kettle on request). they are clean, the bathroom has the traditional hand held shower and no curtain. The cleaners only come in every two to three days (and this was always a bit hit and miss, which is not good as the bins need emptying daily), linen was changed three times during our two week stay (although when we asked for more towels they were provided instantly), the beds are firm but very comfy and unusual for Greece there is a plentiful supply of hot water.
Anna (the owner) is as lovely as ever always trying to respond to any requests (if you need something just ask).
If you want basic peaceful accommodation with a very friendly and helpful host at a very good price (and what more would you want in Wonderful Crete) -- This Is The Place To Come -- We will be back soon, and hope that some exterior maintenance has been done as it would be a shame for this place to go downhill.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

We stayed here 15th May 2017 and I am sad to say was very disappointed We arrived at 23.30 and no one around eventually an elderly appeared who we now know was the Proprietor.

Our Apartment wasn't ready so was put into a Studio with no means to make a drink cooker not working.

Next day around 15.00 hours our apartment was ready.

The apartment was ok but that's where it ended, the bed linen and towels were holey and threadbare, the pillows were so used they were almost non existent and when I looked inside the pillowcase the pillows were very very stained, the kitchen was very poorly equipped and left a lot to be desired, we had to ask for a kettle and there was no toaster.


The shower wasn't attached to the wall had to shower holding it in your hand, if the sun did not shine you had no not water as the water was governed by the sun!
The cheap patio chairs were so old they were riveted together, the sun lounger at the pool were ripped and not fit for purpose, the pool bar was closed and the ice cream freezer was empty.

There was also lots of maintenance being carried out such as plastering large holes and painting walls. The maid came in every 2 days and you had to make do with one toilet roll for 2 people for 2 days! If you hire a car there is no park at the apartments.
We have been to Stalks on several occasions and this has been our worst experience for accommodation.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

Great location, short walk to beach and to city center.
Our room was big, white and clean. Cleaner came every second day.
The towels and bed sheets was very holey and threadbale. The pillow was very small. Matress was terrible.
Pool was nice and clean, but sunbeds had lots of rips.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

currently staying at the apartments , been here for 4 days still no pool or wifi .... keep being told it will be sorted tomorrow but that never comes. I have had to pay for a lovely pool and beach at Summertime which is excellent value, but i wish i had booked somewhere else as this is the third time in 2 years we have been to Stalis and this is the first negative experience we have had.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank scotty200000
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

We have stayed at the IRILENA about 3 times in the last 2 years and have always been made feel like one of the family. Anne is a lovely Lady and so our her daughters, they can't do enough for you.it is very near the puds and plenty of all to do but it is so quite as well we did not hear any noise from anywhere around.

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Anne L
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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

These apartments have a great location and are run by a very friendly family which is why we returned for another stay.
On arrival we was greeted and shown to our room but was told we would need to move again in a few days , we was a little disappointed as it meant we couldn't unpack etc but didn't let it ruin our holiday , when we did move we got a partial sea view and this totally made up for it .
I think the time has come when they need to spend some money on the place , the towels was very holey and threadbare , the bed sheets too had holes, the sun beds had lots of rips. The shower really needs a holder and a curtain .
The bar area has an ice cream freezer which would be great if it had ice cream and lollies in it.
We was always able to get a bed round the pool no matter what time it was.
I'm sad to say I don't think we will return until some of the above issues have been addressed.
But we still had a lovely holiday .

Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
1  Thank Tracey C
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Additional Information about Irilena Apartments

Address: Stalis, Crete 70007, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Stalis
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 66 Speciality Lodging in Stalis
Price Range: $17 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Irilena Apartments 2*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Stalis! Irilena Hotel and apartments is offering good value for money accommodation services since 1990. Irilena is a family owned hotel, located in the bay of Stalis or Stalida, as it is locally known. The hotel has been dedicated to serve holidays of pleasure and relaxation since 1990. Irilena is committed to spread Cretan hospitality and summer spirit. The long sandy beach of Stalis, that is almost 300 meters far from Irilena hotel, promises you carefree bathing in the Aegean Sea. Sunbathe around the pool with your family or your partner, plan your trips along the island of Crete with our help and forget about the cost of your holidays.We would like to offer low cost accommodation but high level of memorable experience! ... more   less 
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