We stayed at the Village Oasis Area, Malia for 2 weeks from July 2nd - 16th. Group of 5 lads between 2 rooms. As with everyone we were nervous about all the reviews (massive charges, terrible security etc.) but arrived there + were massively surprised!
When we first arrived, all paid for air con + safe; came to about 45 euros per person but it is well needed. Rooms get way to hot and unbreable without it. Also the 18-30 rep was quick to come to our room to sell their trips however he really wasn't pushy at all. We paid for one trip (silent disco) which was 25 euro each and well worth it!
Hotel is only a 5-10 minute walk from the top of the strip and its located ideally. Hotels on the strip just seemed far too lively all of the time so was quite nice to be able to get back to a quieter part to go to sleep. The promo people on the strip can get really annoying but at the end of the day they're just doing their jobs. We found the best places to go on a night were Banana club, Zig Zag + Candy Club (all free entry).
Due to the majority of us having girlfriends (and one lad just failing to pull) we never had to experience the security much on a night, however we were told straight away on arrival that it was 25 euro to bring a lass back, but if we tried to sneak them in (which would be impossible due to CCTV EVERYWHERE) and got caught, it was 50 euro. Also when pre-drinking, some nights security was round asking us to turn music off by 11:00pm, however other nights would not appear and we would be un-interruped until going out at about 2:00am.
Finally, coming to the end of the holiday we were majorly worried about extra charges, due to us smashing a couple of glasses + having tattoo ink + pen ink all over some bed sheets. Some how, when we came to checking out we were not charged anything whatsoever!
From our experience, the hotel was everything we needed/expected for a lads holiday and had no trouble whatsoever!
Would definitely recommend.
- Also Known As:
- Village Oasis Studios And Apartments Hotel Malia
- Village Oasis Studios And Apartments Malia, Crete