I recently went to Notos with a group of 5 girls (20/21 year olds) for an 18-30 holiday. We chose Notos because it was slightly out of the way of the strip, slightly more expensive than the hotels you'd find closer but it really was worth it! The hotel is run by some truly lovely and friendly people. The bar next to the pool is 24 hours food 9-12 and music none stop (don't worry this doesn't disturb your sleep) every morning we would head to the bar and be greeted by a small Irish lady, if you meet her make conversation, she kept us entertained and it was quite sad to say goodbye! Full English every morning no problem, about 4 euros with a tea or orange juice. The rest of the day was spend sat by the beautiful and clean pool popping in once and a while when it got too hot. Rarely will you find need to venture out of the hotel for food because the bar offers such variety at cheap prices you'll find it too convenient. (though do head out and find some local Greek food, most open after 6, we waited until our last day to have some authentic local food, we went to 'Zorbas' 5 minute walk down hill, 100% recommend, create your own mezza platter and you cant go wrong!).
The rooms themselves were plain but accommodating, perfect really when your not planning to spend that much time in them. There is lots of talk of old building and new building; within our group 3 of us stayed in one and 2 in the other, both rooms were just as nice as the others(also if you are in a really big group they can accommodate you in a bungalow attached to the new building, really beautiful!!) Rooms cleaned everyday, sheets and towels changed every other. 15 minute walk to the strip, you won't notice(especially when you stop for pizza on the way up!) and about 25 minutes to the beach, we only managed it once in our week but it was so worth the walk.
The 18-30 reps were lovely really friendly and are constantly trying to get you drunk(it is their jobs after all). I would however say that upon arriving when the reps try and sell events DO NOT BUY ANY!!! It is a waste of money, they make it sound very appealing at the time when you are excited about arriving and starting your holiday but essentially we spend 150 euros on pub crawls, and events that were just not worth it. 20 euros on a pub crawl, going to pubs that we would have gotten into free and you get no free drinks. your better off just following them from pub to pub and spending those euros whilst your there (oh but wait we did get a 'free' T-Shirt whoop!) Give it a couple of days and if you see events you like the look of (boat parties, paint parties etc.) then do your research and buy the tickets else where, the tickets will cost less and you wont feel duped.
If you are looking for a clubbing holiday where you can also chill in a nice hotel during the day for a little luxury I truly recommend NOTOS! The atmosphere was great! I would most certainly go back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ✔ Free transfer from / to the port or the airport ✔ Free Wi-Fi Access ✔ Pool Area ✔ Snack Bar ✔ Luxurious Rooms ✔ Kid's Equipment ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Notos Heights Hotel & Suites Malia, Crete