10 of us went to malia ages between 20 and 22 and it was the best holiday!! the hotel location is about 10 min away from the strip and it brings you out at kaza pub which is right at the top of the strip. previous reviews have mentioned a hill.. we were expecting something huge but really its like a slope from this little park to the top of the hotel which in some cases we didn't even realise we were walking up it!
when we first arrived there we thought we were miles away but by turning right from the hotel and walking straight down you end up on the strip. the hotel was basic you get what you pay for but there was always room at the pool and when we went there we made friends with another two groups who were in the hotel, i would advise this hotel is definitely for young people.the owners were lovely and on some occasions they gave out watermelon to all of the guest. there is a security guard who we named steve! he was so lovely he stands on the gate all night and comes and watches who enters the hotel i did feel safe when returning from a night out.
if you do stay at this hotel there is a greek restaurant just at the bottom of the hill the food was amazing i would definitely recommend it. the strip was amazing!! we all pre-drank before we went out but to be honest you get so much for 5 euros you dont need to. definitely visit banana and cloud 9 we loved it there!.. overall it was possibly the best holiday we have been on and i would recommend it to anyone who wants somewhere cheep, lovely atmosphere and near the strip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stella Maria is a family-run accommodation that is pleasantly located on the hill above Malia's Old Village, on picturesque neighborhood of town.The apartments offer a lively location far enough but yet within walking distance of all hot spots and places to be (within 10 minutes walking distance of bars and tavernas of the Old Village, 15 minutes walk to the lively area of Malia Bar Street and 15 minutes to the beach). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Stella Maria Hotel Malia
- Stella Maria Studios Malia, Crete