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Happy Days Studios
Ranked #7 of 83 Speciality Lodging in Malia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 August 2014

Well.. In July 2014, I stayed in this establishment for 7 days.

We didn't expect much, and we got less.
'Self Catering', sure we were provided pots & pans, but without a hob to cook the food, they are not much use.
The fridge didn't work from day 1, after multiple complaints, It still didn't work on day 7.
Other residents balconies hung over ours, this resulted in waking up to a vomit covered balcony most mornings.
Cleaners came twice throughout the week to change our towels for dirtier ones.
The two cleaners were a little disgruntled that we were all naked, but were incredibly professional.
I'd give the smaller one a 4/10 & the taller one 3/10.

'Zorbas Pizza' down the road from the hotel is the only thing i recommend about Malia.

This experience has put me off from returning to this area of the world.

Regards,
Roly

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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Roland C
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

Stayed at Happy Days with my sister and best friend for 2 weeks and our stay was faultless. Can't say anything bad about the room, staff or hotel overall.
We stayed in hotel most nights and provided amazing cocktails, thanks to the best barman ever Chris and has the entertainment you need for an awesome night. Loved our stay at Happy Days and WILL be staying again, the place to stay for a Malia holiday. All staff are friendly and so welcoming, treat you like family and glad I met them a'll:)

Ashleigh, Scotland

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

Before I start I must say DO NOT RENT FROM HERMES QUAD hire!! The Welsh scumbag who hires them is an aggressive thug who WILL scam you no matter what!

Really not as bad as I was expecting saying that I tried to change hotel after reading reviews on this place prior to coming here.
Pros
It's clean - the only clubbing hotel I've stayed in without seeing a cockroach.
Owners are nice genuine people if you speak to them the right way
Located in the chilled out part of old malia not too far from the strip.
Cons
You are unable to bring other guests in after a night out which is a real sinker, stupid saying it's malia not a abstinence summer camp. Or pay 30 euro
Chris the bar man is a nause but can easily be ignored.
No free wifi round the pool.
Don't be scared about staying here!!

Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
1  Thank Elliott G
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

You get what you pay for ! OK for price we paid. Family of six just returned from Malia. Stayed at this friendly hotel. We were three adults and three children and initially put in studios above pool bar ! Not good for three year old but were quickly moved to apartment at front away from noisy bar area. Family were very friendly and helpful. Great pool area. Limited entertainment for children. Lots of noisy groups of single girls and lads on their holidays so be prepared for that in Malia. Close to shops, bars and restaurants. We found Crete quite expensive for eating and drinking. Crete AIRPORT was a nightmare on return journey and spoilt a great holiday. Would recommend Malia for young people but not really for families. Crete people were lovely and great with the kids though so maybe another resort next time.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms at front if you want quiet. Pool view rooms VERY loud !
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

Just came home from a two week stay here. Had an amazing time loved all the staff and defo going back (soon) miss u all already,
Iv travelled near enough around the world but by far this is the most welcoming and friendliest place iv ever stayed.
Thanks for a great stay xxx
Gemma (mum)
Ashleigh (accident sperm)
Shannon
Xx

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Family run hotel. The family are amazing, best one is Chris and demetri the security guard. Prices at the bar are very very pricey. Rooms ok. Don't understand how they can justify €50 for jumping in the pool. Very strict with their rules and fines. Get charged for stains on the bedding and towels, when you get the bedding and towel they are already stained and yellow! Apart from the rooms the hotel is lovely and so are the family!

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1  Thank Hannah B
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Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

Just came home this morning from a 10 day stay at Happy days and could not have picked a better hotel to stay at. As soon as you arrive you are welcomed and treated like family. Our whole stay, we felt so at home and part of the family.
Mums cooking is to die for the good is just on point. The BBQ was brilliant, there was only two of us out there yet, you are sat at a table with others and get to mingle it's a brilliant way to meet everybody properly, joining in with the quiz, drinking games and karaoke!
We were at the strip most nights, but the bar is great at the hotel the cocktails are lush! it's a fab location around 5 minutes away from the strip. Saying that, when you arrive back at the hotel it is lovely and peaceful!
You will love Georgia, Chris, Faye, mum, dad and Eva! Some of the reviews make the hotel and stay sound ridiculous. But if you treat them with the respect they deserve and give there home and business respect then you will be treated just as equally.
We didn't get to say good bye to Georgia :( so bye Georgia thank you from Libby and louie number 35!
We 100% recommend for you to stay at this hotel, you will not regret it! Thank you happy days x

Stayed: July 2014
1  Thank Lib C
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Additional Information about Happy Days Studios

Address: 18 G Lapidis, Malia, Crete 700 07, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Malia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 83 Speciality Lodging in Malia
Price Range: £12 - £59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Happy Days Studios 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As the name suggests the Happy Days Studios is a cheerful complex located within Malia's charming old town, only walking distance from Malia strip and beach. We invite you to experience the fun and friendly atmosphere of our complex which offers our guests a good selection of on-site facilities including two swimming pools and a generous pool terrace with sunbeds and parasols. Studios are clean, bright and airy, each one equipped with all basic self-catering facilities as well as TV and Air-conditioning. If you prefer to take the hassle out of meal times you will find the pool bar offers a large selection of breakfasts, snacks and evening meals, both from greek and international cuisine. Our friendly staff will ensure you have a fantastic time so refresh yourselves with our delicious cocktails and big variety of drinks and join the party! A warm and friendly place to escape, Happy Days Studios is suitable for all ages and all types of holidays. A home away from home! ... more   less 
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Happy Days Studios Malia, Crete

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