Maria Rousse Hotel
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Maria Rousse Hotel

25 Ilarionos Katsouli, Malia, Crete 70007 Greece
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4.5
#1 of 57 apartments in Malia
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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The Maria Rousse Studios are in an ideal location, just off Malia Beach Road in a quiet area but close enough to enjoy the resorts nightlife. The beach is a relaxing ten minute stroll and the resort centre is also close enough to walk to with its shops, bars, restaurants and clubs. The airport is approximately a 25 minute taxi ride.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Internet
Pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Restaurant
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Room features
Air conditioning
Safe
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Modern
Languages Spoken
English, Greek

Location

25 Ilarionos Katsouli, Malia, Crete 70007 Greece
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Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 93 out of 100
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N. Kazantzakis Airport
Sitia Airport
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Michellechampers wrote a review Sept 2022
England, United Kingdom
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel was booked for me on a recommendation, it is a family run budget hotel- we had room only, but there are other options, on arrival we were greeted by owner George and security guard Tony, we were checked in and in our room without fuss, they first thing that struck me was how clean the place was, it was spotless. I had to run down to the bar to grab some bottled water, (one complimentary in the room would of been nice) there is an extra charge for the air con, I totally expect this in a budget hotel especially with the price of electric these days.
The hotel is tucked in off the main road, with the quaint old town of Malia a five minute walk and the crazy busy Malia strip about the same, but you would never of guessed we were in a busy area, the hotel was so peaceful. It’s perfect for a mixed family, it has two pools again spotlessly clean and plenty of sun beds all good quality and comfortable with water proof toppers on them.

We had lunch by the pool a couple of times,all the food and drinks are good quality at reasonable prices. You are asked not to take your own food and drink to the pool, I think this keeps the place clean but also with reasonable prices I don’t think you need to. I would definitely recommend the Gyros, (a local dish) a chicken wrap, it was the best I tried in Crete, and pool side less than €5 .

Lots of the guests staying had returned time and time again, the little apartments have a small kitchenette with kettle, fridge and two ring hob,lots of plates, glass etc, Maid comes in every other day to replace towels and clean sheets, if you run out of toilet paper you need to buy your own but there are lots of supermarkets within a few minutes walk. Something I can’t normally say about holidays abroad is the washing smelled lovely, if you happen to past the laundry area, the bath mats and towels were out drying and I love the smell of clean laundry.

The room we were allocated was in one of the older blocks, the hotel has recently extended and I was told the newer ones are a bit bigger and more modern. This is not a high rise hotel, all the rooms are on the ground or first floor.

The only thing I would change is the bed, all the beds are single wooden beds, the like I hadn’t seen in years, it took me back to my younger days when I first went on holiday to Spain, granted the mattresses here were thicker than those days and the beds didn’t squeak or creak every time you turned over, but my bed was too small and too hard, I like a proper bed.

Overall we had an amazing stay, all the staff were welcoming and friendly, I can see why people come back time and time again. 👏👏👏
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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DawidD. wrote a review Sept 2021
Wakefield, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We have visited this hotel for one week in the end of September. Very friendly staff and athmosphere. Very close to all facilities around, no so far to restaurants, pubs and shops. Way to the beach by walk around 15 min. This object have two pools area with sunbeds available for free for guests. One of pool was out of order during our visit. Pool is closed for night time due cleaning process. In the room is a small bathroom with toilet, little kitchen with small fridge. If you need a safe for your valuable things you have to pay 10 euro extra per 7 days. This is very small safe. Clean and tidy, every day we have had room service. There is not computer station available but you can connect your device with free WiFi. Only one thing what we didn't like that is not allowed to have any personal food and drink even bottle of water around the pool area, we felt forcet to buy all this kind of stuff in the pool bar.
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Date of stay: September 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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dek m wrote a review Sept 2021
4.0 of 5 bubbles
firstly great location, out of hotel turn left couple of mins to end of the street to galaxy bar, turn left your are on the strip, turn right cross the road you are in the old town, best of both worlds, midway down the strip there is a covid test centre for your return home test 20 euro's. simple, fast and easy.

grounds of the hotel are excellent and very well kept and looked after,

we stayed in a standard triple room, room was sort of adequate (bring your own hangers) very little storage space, and so much wasted space, where they could of extended the counter worktops along the wall and put shelfs underneath, also put some counter tops in the space as you walk in the door with shelfs underneath, coat rack on the wall and behind the bathrroom door would be good, tv's in need of a urgent upgrade as they are pre war, no usb or hdmi, really old tv's and i know its not the be all and end all but when you have an 8 yr old who somtimes wants to go back to room early due being tired after swimming and walking most of day it would be nice to chill and watch something via usb stick or at least a watchable channel, cant really make any food/snacks as there is no counter top space. room is kept clean though, but you have to move everything thats on the floor and pile onto one of the beds if you want it cleaning proper, due to lack of counter tops /shelfing /units.

the wifi is surprisingly very good, nice pool area although one of the pools was closed due to hotel not being full, which was our view so nice and quite.

the hotel itself is really really worth a visit and my room comments should not put you off going here, it is an excellent 3star hotel,

would i return here? yes i think i would but i would have to look at what other rooms were available 1st, and if they were better than the one we had.
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Date of stay: August 2021
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Rebecca T wrote a review Sept 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Maria rousse from the 6th to the 13th, we arrived early hours of the morning and was greeted by George the security man who helped us with checking In and showed us too our room. The room was perfect for what we needed, clean, tidy and plenty of room for 2 people! We paid for the aircon which was needed as the rooms did quite warm in 30plus degree heat! The grounds of the hotel where lovely, 2 pools, plenty of space for sunbeds for everyone, bar which wasn't too badly priced and did some food too. We had breakfast at the hotel one morning, paid € 10 each and you could eat as much as you wanted from cooked breakfast to cereal and fruit.

The hotel is in a perfect location, about 5 minute walk from the strip, 5 minute walk from the old town and approx 15/20 minutes to walk to the beach. The hotel is near the bus stops which take you to places like Heraklion, Hersonissos, Agios Nikolaos.
The staff at the hotel where lovely and very helpful with advising on places to visit how to get there etc and especially when we was left stranded because our transfer never turned up to take us to thr airport the staff where quick to help us ring the company and make alternative arrangements. Thankyou Maria rousse for a lovely stay
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rebecca W wrote a review Aug 2022
Manchester, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fab hotel in a great location. Very clean and very welcoming. Lovely pools and snack bars, Harris the handsome barman will fix great drinks and keep you entertained. The staff can not do enough for you. Mixed age groups and also families. Nearby is the strip, and also the old town is beautiful with winding villages and churches. I saw no trouble at the hotel, security is very good. Tony keeps a close eye on everyone and keeps everyone safe. Rooms are good, including a kettle, toaster and two rings if you want to make food in your room, but it is cheaper to eat out. I recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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donkat235 wrote a review Oct 2022
Seaham, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
On arrival late at night through the gates we had a wonderful surprise. First impressions and it’s a good one. Check in was quick and efficient. Our room was large enough for the two of us and spotless let clean. Small kitchenette on the left and bathroom to the right and a balcony over looking the back of the hotel. Bed and pillow were comfortable too. There are 2 beautiful pools we mainly went to the bottom pool next to the newer part of the hotel, background music and very relaxing. The gardens are beautifully kept and look very nice. We were B&B and breakfast was lovely every day with enough choice for us all. All the staff smiled and welcomed us, if you needed anything nothing was a bother. Great location, off of the hotel turn left then right at the church takes you to the Old Town which is beautiful and fabulous restaurants, Turn left at the church and it takes you down the strip and right at the bottom is the beach.
We loved it and would go back
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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phoebe wrote a review Jun 2022
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel is amazing location to the party strip (1 minute walk) and and rooms very clean. Used to having hotel rooms including air conditioning and safe free of charge (even2/3* hotels) here it is not included, it’s not expensive but when you think you have a great room rate and then have to pay €49 for a weeks worth of air conditioning, it is a bit annoying. Anyway, staff super friendly, bar is convenient with a decent food menu too! If you can book the superior room rather than the basic one, do so - it’s much nicer!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Mandy W wrote a review Aug 2022
Cairo Governorate, Egypt
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We rented three apartments at this hotel for an extended family holiday with adults, older and younger teens. The rooms are spacious and we really liked the split level apparently as it had a large kitchen and seating area that the whole family could use. The other rooms had a small kitchenette. The hotel staff and great and helpful especially the owners who were seen practically doing all the jobs throughout the day.
The pool was a big hit with the kids as was the pool table nearby (1 euro to use).
The rooms are cleaned and towels changed every other day. The hotel is quiet at night as far enough away from the strip. We are out in Old Malia most nights or drove a short was to Potomas or Malia port to eat as restaurants there very good quality and not quite so busy ( though I would recommend booking a table).
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jayne Wilson wrote a review Jul 2023
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Arrived early hours of the morning due to delays , and were welcomed by Tony the security guard who was very helpful. The studio was immaculate and well equipped. A hop over the wall and poolside . The areas around the hotel were also immaculate. Staff amazing , friendly and could not do enough for you. Located a short walk down to Old Malia. Have to say "The Strip" as in new Malia not our scene at all . Now the only downer for us was we had a studio next to 4 idiots ! Young lads who came in early hours every morning full of drink and obviously drugs and from 5am we were woken every day. Have to say that Tony and the management did their best to curb the antics .. but did put a dampner on our sleep . It was such a beautiful hotel and so tranquil during the day ( as idiots in bed !) We were allowed to stay in studio for late check out for only €30 which was great. Make the most of local cuisine , we paid half board but set menu limited so would definitely go self catering and enjoy some of the fab restaurants in Old Malia. They say September quiter in hotel not so many young un's!!!! Overall a fab holiday though .
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Date of stay: June 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Liza_Blackman wrote a review Nov 2023
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely loved our time here.

Everywhere was spotless and customer service was spot on.

Breakfast was plentiful and we were greeted every morning with a very warm welcome. I’m vegetarian so didn’t eat the bacon or little sausages but they looked nice enough.

Pool area was really great, sun beds were pretty spaced out but can’t say if this would be the case in the height of summer. For the life of me I can’t remember the bar tender’s name but he was always very cheerful and good for a bit of banter.

Our studio room was perfectly functional although the beds weren’t the most comfortable we’ve ever slept in.

Paid for aircon but could possibly have got away without it as it cooled down at night as we were here late Sep/early Oct.

It was close to all the restaurants in Old Malia town and we finished the evenings off with a couple of drinks in the bar, again great service and a nice atmosphere.

Thanks a million Barbara,George and team we will return at some point.

Best wishes Liza and Alan Blackman

PS sorry for the late review.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: You need to take your own pool towels.
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Answer from Liza_Blackman
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom56 contributions61 helpful votes
Not sure I totally understand your question but if for example you are saying you will arrive late at night, say 1130pm, of your first day which was on 07/06 and check in is at 2pm on 07/06 yes you an check in at 1130pm that day as you will have paid from 2pm that day. Does that help?
Answer from DBM
Leeds, United Kingdom14 contributions9 helpful votes
Info@mariarousse.gr
DBM asked a question Jul 2023
Leeds, United Kingdom14 contributions9 helpful votes
Are there safes in the rooms, and if so how much do they cost?
Answer from Jayne Wilson
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom1 contribution
Yes there was a safe , think it was €10 for week .
Helen W asked a question Jul 2023
Bexleyheath, United Kingdom17 contributions3 helpful votes
Hello - anyone know if a uk Dyson hairdryer will work ok there ? Thanks
BoppityBoo asked a question Jun 2023
Portsmouth, United Kingdom2 contributions
Hello, How much is the air con charge please?
Answer from Rebecca W
Manchester, United Kingdom10 contributions3 helpful votes
7 euro a day
Nerd wrote a tip 10 Jun
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get air conditioning, definitely needed and it isn't too expensive over the 10 days/2 weeks"
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Rebecca W wrote a tip 6 Jun
Manchester, United Kingdom10 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The breakfasts are delicious, next time we will book with breakfast included."
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Mangomouse25 wrote a tip May 2024
Warrington, United Kingdom108 contributions50 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Keep hold of your towels for shower on departure day."
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Nehemiah B wrote a tip Jan 2024
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"DONT GO "
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Liza_Blackman wrote a tip Nov 2023
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom56 contributions61 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You need to take your own pool towels. "
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PRICE RANGE
£36 - £47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
maria rousse studios hotel malia
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
47
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Frequently Asked Questions about Maria Rousse Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Maria Rousse Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Help Bar (0.2 miles), Bar On Wheels (0.1 miles), and Giannis Cafe Bar (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Maria Rousse Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Maria Rousse Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Maria Rousse Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Maria Rousse Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Maria Rousse Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Geitonia Malia - Cretan Creative Cuisine, Sofra Traditional Restaurant, and Avli in Malia.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Maria Rousse Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Maria Rousse Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Maria Rousse Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Megali Vrisi (Great Fountain) (3.6 miles).
Is Maria Rousse Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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