We went to this hotel for the 5th time in four years, we choose this hotel mainly because of its location, nice and quiet and close enough to the main resorts if we want that kind of thing.
Check in was very quick and they give you a orange juice whilst you wait for your keys.
Was up to it usual standard, other reviews mention the cooking facilities, I didn't have a problem with them, who goes on holiday to cook, it did its job, although they could update the hob it is a bit dated.
The apartment had a large double bed and the kids slept in the main room on sofa beds. TV had a couple of English channels and in the evening some of the Greek channels had movies in English. The room was cleaned every day bar Sunday.
There are two pools, a large one where most of the families go with there kids and a smaller one, this is one we used only went to large on once, no trouble getting a sun bed, my only issue was that the pool didn't get cleaned everyday.
Very good size bar, with very good staff, no complaints at all.
Just over from the hotel, best to take beach shoes as there are a some pebbles here.
The manager Takis left last year, which is shame but he can be found about 50 metres to the right of the hotel, managing another hotel called Ellios(I think that's its name) also the bar manager Manos left also, he can be found also he is running a hotel locally.
The Manager is very nice and does a great job running the hotel, did not think this at first but changed my mind after a few days. All the staff this year were very good and could not do enough for you if asked, The owner George is about in the evening and a nicer man you could not meet.
Maleme is very quiet, just how we like it, BUT there are many restaurants locally, most serving nice food, I agree with a fellow poster when she says not to go to Perasma, the food there is
bad, AVOID. There is bus service that will take you anywhere in Crete, these buses are A/C and are more like coaches. We hired a car from gee pas the best price in town and the owners are locals and are now friends.
I booked with Kosmar who are now sadly not around anymore, I paid £1800.00 for two weeks, not bad in my opinion. Crete it self used to be cheap but because of the weak pound this is no longer the case, it worked out the we (four of us) needed about 200 euros a day spending, I said that we didn't eat in if we did then the cost may come down a bit.
All in all a great holiday in a great hotel with great staff.......
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