I stayed here with 8 of my friends, 4 guys, 4 girls, and me! We booked on a sour of the moment thing without reading reviews etc so were worried when we read a couple of bad reviews on here! There's really nothing to worry about though!
The food is pretty decent! There's a lot of options to choose from and it's always cooked thoroughly! Drinks are really expensive though, it's like €2.50 for a can of juice, and €5 for a can of kopparberg, although there's a shop literally a minute away that sell it for €1.79 so pop along there!
It's true about paying for damages, there's a laminated sheet on your room table with a list of charges, such as €300 for breaking the door, €50 for the shower, €20 for the sheets etc! If you go to a paint party, have a shower and you won't get paint on the sheets! One of my group got a henna tattoo which went on the sheet so he had to pay the €20! If you break a glass, just 'borrow' one from the bar when you get a drink and replace it with that (happened to us twice)!
Air con is a must, although dont put it right down to 16, as you'll genuinely end up cold during the night! Also, you only get one roll of toilet paper, so pop to the shop to buy some, and lots of water! If you put a litre of water in the freezer it will last all day still cold by the pool!
Hotel is right on the strip, next to bar union and banana bar/club! There are plenty places to go for good, including a subway and McDonald's and a KFC (called chicken hut) but also a lot of nice restaurants! About 5 minutes walk away is a place called "the bull" and the owner is absolutely lovely!
I wouldn't do all of the events the reps sell, as they're quite expensive!! The paint party is worth it purely for the atmosphere, and the beach party for the 2hr free bar, but the boat party is a bit rubbish! The hour free bar is literally only tequila! Rubbish!! Pool party is free anyway, and the 'house night' is €5 when you pay on the door so don't pay the €10 to the reps!
Reps are lovely! Very chatty and are always around!!
The barman Nikos is crazy! He makes a lot of sexual jokes etc though, so don't be offended, he means no harm!
Whatever you do! Don't sleep with the cleaner! Nobody knows why.. But we were all warned by previous guests, who were warned by guests before etc!
Overall it was a brilliant holiday, will definetly go back!!
- Also Known As:
- Mirage-Studios Malia Hotel Malia
- Mirage-Studios Malia Crete