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“Lovely Holiday - Thank You!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Mary Sofi

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Mary Sofi
Ranked #31 of 78 Speciality Lodging in Malia
Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely Holiday - Thank You!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

A fabulous hotel to relax and unwind. The hotel is set into the mountains overlooking the town of Stallis and the sea. The hotel is quiet and tranquil, perfect to enjoy the views, cool off in the pool and enjoy a cold drink. Mary Sofi is a very well maintained, up to date and clean hotel offering a very comfortable stay.
The busier part of town in Stallis is approximatly 10 minutes away with plenty of bars, restaurants, shops and sandy beaches. We reallly enjoyed the town and the fact we could retreat back to Mary Sofi in the mountains.
Maria and Steffani were very welcoming and friendly, worked very hard and were always avallable to make the holiday as enjoyable and comfortable as possible, without them the holiday would not have been the same - thank You!
We would defiantly recommend this hotel and have already started to make plans for returning next year, thank you again for an amazing and relaxing holiday, Brett and Katie

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

Although we arrived late and no one was there to meet us, we still felt welcomed, a note was written on a chalkboard welcoming us and advising us what room we were in! With a bottle of wine and water also waiting for us. One of the most friendly hotels I have stayed in, great to feel part of the family and nothing was too much bother for them. Food is amazing, cheap and in abundance, you could find them making you cake in the afternoon for a snack! Already planning next year and as ever Stephanie and Maria will be there to make our cocktails and cook our food. The rooms were comfortable, well equipped if self catering is required, but eating downstairs was cheaper and tastier! We had a huge balcony which got the sun all day with amazing views over Stalis. Also preferred Stalis as a resort as opposed to the neighbouring resorts. Will definitely be back and will be recommending this place to anyone who is thinking of going to Crete. See you next year!

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

Maria and George run a truly lovely place. When you arrive, you feel immediately very welcome. The rooms are large with beautiful views. You can enjoy a private swimming pool and have a beer at a very cozy terrace. Try at least once something from Maria's cuisine! She is an awesome cook!
Concerning location, it's ideal; it is about 10 min. walk to the beach and the center with all the bars, cafe's, restaurants, etc...Maria and George are very flexible, no arrangements are a problem. This place is certainly suitable for families, couples or a group of friends. We believe that anybody can have a great time there!

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

We are a family of six who stayed at the Mary Sofi this August with our friends. From the moment we arrived we were looked after by Maria and her family. They made us feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. The rooms were very clean and spacious with a lovely pool area for everyone to enjoy. Maria is a fabulous cook providing her guests with delicious home cooked food that makes your mouth water. We loved our holiday at Mary Sofi so much we will be booking again next summer.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013

9 of us went out to Crete for a summer holiday after exams for 10 days and we stayed at the Mary Sofi Apartments. We were a bit sceptical when leaving for the holiday but the moment we got there, it couldn't have been any better. We got two apartments with 4 to each. One was on the ground floor and we opened our doors right to the pool and the other was on the second floor which had an amazing view of Stalis. The rooms were cleaned and the kitchen was fully equipped with what you needed, pots, pans, cutlery, cups, bowls and plates. We were greeted by Mary and her family and they couldn't have been any friendlier. She told us that they were going to be our Greek parents for the next 10 days. Our rooms were cleaned about twice a week but she was happy to do it whenever we asked her. The place was quiet and it was a good getaway from the hustle and bustle of Malia. We went to Malia quite a bit and it was only a short bus ride there, took about 5 minutes? and cost us 1.60 euros each which is a decent price. We got back in a taxi every night and that cost 20 euros each so it was all pretty good. The beach was only down the road and there are several supermarkets around the place which are easy to get to. Star beach which is a popular destination was only a short bus ride away, took about 10 minutes to get there and it's free entry as well. The best bit of the entire holiday? Mary's cooking. Her breaded chicken and chips are to die for, everything was made from scratch. It only cost us five euros for a plate overflowing with food, it was amazing. It is a lovely place for family, friends and couples to stay at and they really make it feel like your home. It was so difficult to leave but I know we'll be coming back again! Definitely recommend it to anyone who's in Crete next.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013 via mobile

Lovely hotel with big rooms very clean and run by a great family with a beautiful pool and only short walk 2 the beach and a great poolside bar that does amazing food and at great prices 10/10 all round I would recommend it to everybody

  • Stayed June 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

This is a wonderful family run hotel. The rooms are clean and tidy and if you need anything all you have to do is ask. The bar food and snacks are home cooked and the plates are plentiful. We have stayed at this wonderful hotel many times over the years and we would never stay anywhere else when visiting stalis. The hotel is a short walk away from the main strip/beach and next to the bus stop should you wish to venture into Malia or shop in Heraklion. I would definitely reccommend this hotel to anyone wishing to holiday in Stalis.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Property: Mary Sofi
Address: Outside Stalida Centre, Malia, Crete 700 07, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Malia
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Ranked #31 of 78 Speciality Lodging in Malia
Hotel Class:2 star — Mary Sofi 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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