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Maria Hotel & Apts
Ranked #2 of 4 Sissi B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
norwich
2 reviews
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“wow!!! what a great place to stay been back over again and again”
Reviewed 23 September 2011

now have stayed there 5 times i would nt go anywhere else, so easy to book direct with gianni one email which i got off his website, good price and everything catered for, everything clean and tidy great pool to relax in with pool side bar serving good price drinks and snacks,all amenities very close very short walk down to the harbour which is a great place to watch the world go by. I ve got say it s like staying with family nothing is a problem, the only problem i have is,my holiday is never long enough they hold a great greek night BBQ with fire dancing from Gianni ,great food from Sofia and all at a very reasonable price, now have read one of the other reviews and cant believe what i was reading, my wife has always felt very comfortable and safe staying here, Gianni and everyone at the hotel have always acted accordingly as the hotel is run by a traditional Cretian family. Gianni has always repeat business every year as we often see the same people when we are there which we have made some great friends also. Hope to see everyone there next time.

Room Tip: have stayed in five different room,s all the same in my opinion
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 September 2011

We have just come back from a lovely relaxing week in Sissi.
The apartments are basic but very comfortable and clean.
Yanis and Maria are two very lovely people and always have a smile on their faces.
Yanis was there to meet us when we got off the coach and was so helpful.
We met his brother Nikos who has the Ormos cafe on the harbour and his wife again very lovely people.

We will be back no doubt about it xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Edinburgh
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Reviewed 21 September 2011

Our second visit to Sissi and the Maria Hotel/Apartments. Love Sissi and love the Maria Hotel - the staff are lovely, very friendly and helpful and make you feel like family. The rooms are clean and bright and all have a kettle, two ring electric hob, fridge, shower room and a hairdryer. The pool is spotlessly clean surrounded by plenty of sunloungers to relax in and enjoy the sun. The bar reasonably priced, serving drinks, cocktails and snacks. We're already looking forward to visiting again next year!!!!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 September 2011

What a great relaxing place, only 5 mins walk from the center/harbour of Sissi. Room was spacious with twin beds overlooking the guarden and pool, fridge, shower room, 2 ring hob and aircon (an extra charge), however we didnt need it , even though the temp outside was reaching 34+degrees the room was cool, and quiet , due to the double glazing.

The Staff are marvelous hoasts and we will definately be visiting again.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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lymm
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Reviewed 14 September 2011

Just came back from a very relaxing week, booked at the last minute and at a very reasonable price. We weren't expecting much, just a bed and a bathroom really, but we were most pleasantly surprised. The room was comfortable, fridge, kettle and hairdryer. It had a two ring hob, but we didn't use it because of the kettle. The hotel was clean, the pool was lovely and plenty of sunbeds. The bar was perfect for all times during the day, from a fantastic English breakfast, to snacks, beer and cocktails. But it was the staff that made it perfect, Yiannis, Sofia and Maria were lovely as well as all the staff. it was like staying with friends and at the end of the week, they felt like family. Sissi is a lovely place, it was big enough to keep you occupied, plenty of tavernas, bars etc, but was still small enough to be quaint and peaceful. Would really recommend Maria Hotel / Apartments in Sissi for a lovely peaceful break.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 September 2011

Myself and a friend decided to come to Sissi for a week's break the first week of September. We got to Maria Apartments and was greeted by Yanis (the owner, Maria's son) who took us to our room. Our first impression was it met our expectations, not luxurious but clean and decent enough for our weeks stay at what we were paying. Unfortunately, the shower isn't great, it dribbles and believe the reviews when they say the beds feel like cardboard. Nevertheless, considering the price it was okay.

During our stay we explored Sissi which was beautiful, it has good restaurants which overlook the harbor and a few bars. In general many of the working waiters etc. are very moody and dont understand the concept service with a smile. There are 2 beaches in walking distance however they aren't sandy. One that we went to was extremely painful as the beginning of the sea bed was big rocks. The other (harbor) was dirt pretending to be sand. The water was nice and clear in both but were contaminated by small fish which from personal experience DO nibble.

Every Sunday Maria Apts host 'Greek Night' which is such a laugh - we advise going! but don't expect much from the food.

Travelling as two girls we found men to be very pervy. There are two guys that are slightly over friendly but harmless (Manos and George) that consistently come to the hotel bar looking to get with girls. We were disappointed to find out that the 'loyal, family man', Yanis was also perverted and kept on trying to get us to sleep with his friends. If this wasn't bad enough, he asked us to striptease whilst lifting up my top whilst asking my friend to meet him when his wife was asleep to sleep with him. After repeatedly telling him to stop and threatening to tell his wife, he spanked my friend and told her to 'DO it' in the corner. Don't try blackmailing for free things, it doesn't work.

Overall, we met some lovely people (Hi Andree and Kev & Valerie and Donald!) and did have a really good time despite the drawbacks. Sissi is a lovely place with not a lot to do, so if your looking to relax this is definitely the right place. It is particularly ideal for couples and they all seemed to enjoy it.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Neston
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Reviewed 10 September 2011

A laid back hotel with very friendly and obliging manager and staff. From the time we arrived (after midnight) to departure nothing seemed too much trouble. Sissi a beautiful spot with good selection of tavernas though the best couple were 200 metres up the road, small but authentic with reasonably priced drinks. We ate in one or the other every night for our second week, the company was very good as were our co guests at the Maria. We will definately be returning - possibly shortly. Excellent swimming pool and bar, breakfast and snacks recommended.
Sue & David. Cheshire

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Maria Hotel & Apts
Address: Sissi, Crete 72400, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Lasithi Prefecture > Sissi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Sissi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Maria Hotel & Apts 3*
Number of rooms: 42
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