This is the second time I've been to Crete in 30 years. I should have come here first for the fantastic hospitality shown to myself and my family by Costas the owner and Lefteris the Bar Manager.
Nothing is too much trouble for these guys. They speak great English and really look after you. The rooms are so clean and the maids have the finishing touch by creating fantastic sculptures of swans, flowers and butterflies with the towels on your bed!
Costas doesn't employ a gardner. He is so passionate about his grounds and garden he does it all by himself. You will see him most days with his wheelbarrow, weeding the borders, cutting the lawn and looking after his plants for our pleasure.
Costas and Lefteris (everybody calls him Lefty) put on a Greek BBQ night every week. Make sure you go to it. The food and entertainment are well worth the 'All you can eat' adult price of €17.
If your by the pool (which is very clean and we'll maintained) and you come to the bar for refreshment, Lefty will send you straight back to your sunbeds, take your order and serve you personally. He doesn't do it for a tip! He does it because he wants to make you feel special and he really wants you to relax and enjoy yourself. In fact it's quite hard to tip him as you have to be so persistent to make him take it!
Lefty is so knowledgable about everything! If your not sure what you want for your evening meal in the town, he will tell you the best restaurants for fish, or the best place for something traditional.
Greeks are very much family orientated which still translates to your families. You will be so well looked after at the Merabello!
I found it a very positive experience at the Merabello and I was struggling to find a negative to balance it up, but I couldn't !
Thanks for taking the trouble to read this!
- Also Known As:
- Mirabello Apartments Hotel Chania Town
- Merabello Apartments Crete/Agia Marina, Chania