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Kastro Beach Apartments
Ranked #1 of 90 Hotels in Malia
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great Experience”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Considering how much we paid, it was an amazing girls first holiday experience and I was pleasantly surprised. From the minute we stepped out of the cab and arrived at Kastro, the staff was soo welcoming, Niko's sat us down, and presented us with welcome drinks. The apartments is within a great location, literally a 2 minute walk from the beach and a 5 minute walk from the strip. The rooms have cooking facilities, as well as Charlies bar which is downstairs which is reasonably priced. NIkos was soo helpful whenever we needed him, would definitely recommend Kastro if your looking to have a girls or lads holiday.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

Kastro apartments is the perfect hotel for a lads holiday. The staff here are extremely friendly with Nikos giving us all a free drink on arrival. The location is ideal with the beach 2 minutes one way and the strip 5 minutes the other. The rooms were regularly cleaned to a good standard. The food at Charlie's bar was very nice with excellent service from the friendly Sofia. I would highly recommend Kastro apartments for a lads or girls holiday and me and my friends will definitely be returning.

  • Stayed June 2014
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 July 2014

Best possible place to stay in malia, for a lads holiday anyway, the owner Nokis is great and was so helpful when we first arrived. The waiters/waitresses are also very good and very nice. Overall I great week

  • Stayed June 2014
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1 Thank Samuelprince11
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Yateley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

I went on my first girl's holiday from 24th to 2nd July and chose Kastro after reading the great reviews. My 3 friends and I arrived exhausted at 1am and were immediately welcomed and given a drink despite the Greece playing in the World Cup. The staff were great and after waiting for a few minutes whilst the game finished we were shown to our room. The room was lovely with two beds, a small kitchen unit with a hob and sink and a bathroom then a partition leading to another room with the wardrobe. Everything in the room was clean and the cleaners came every two days to change sheets and bring fresh towels. We chose to eat out every night as restaurants were reasonable (about €10 for a meal and drink) however there was equipment to cook with.
The hotel had 2 reps who were brilliant as they didn't try to sell you things but were great for getting games going in the evening in the bar and giving you useful information about when it go out and which clubs to go to. Charlie's, the hotel bar, had a brilliant atmosphere and great cocktails and drinks as well as serving really well-priced food all day. The hotel has a pool shared with the next door hotel however there were always sun beds available and staff often came round to bring you food and drink to the pool.
The hotel is also very well located 2 minutes from the beach and only a few minutes from the strip which was very convenient when walking home in the early hours of the morning. You are able to leave your keys in the hotel overnight and there is a security guard who was always very welcoming and made us feel really safe in the hotel. Furthermore, there are two well-stocked supermarkets and an ATM directly next to the hotel.
The staff at Kastro are fantastic. They were very welcoming and endlessly helpful. I asked to borrow the phone to confirm out transfer and they called them for me instead! Also, they have a brilliant BBQ on a Monday night which we attended and I am vegetarian so asked for some more salad instead of the meat; instead they cooked me a whole plate of different food including eggs and onion rings so I had a really decent meal!
We could not have asked for better from this hotel. The staff are fantastic, the atmosphere is great and I would never stay anywhere else in Malia. Highly recommended especially for a girl's holiday!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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6 Thank Louise C
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Aldeburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014

We stayed here early June for 1 week, myself and 2 friends. The location is perfect, 2 mins from the beach and 5 mins from the strip, although near the strip it is very quiet! We stayed in a pool view appartment which we were amazed with, very clean and modern! Good for the price they charge! The rooms have everything you need to cook (hob,toaster,kettle,cutlery,saucepans)

All staff are so friendly, and they all make you feel welcome and comfortable. There is also night porter after hours which is very reassuring. You also get 10% off food if you dine at Charlies Bar which is a bonus, only down point is we ate there twice and our food order took 30mins and was incorrect both times, so 1 of us was always watching the others eat!

Pool area is lovely, plenty of room/sunbeds and music is always playing which we all liked. Staff come round and ask if you would like drinks or food which you are allowed to have by the pool.

Definitely the best value and place to stay in Malia, we would all highly reccommend!

Thank you Nikos and all staff for looking after us!

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Liviee21
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Me and my mates stayed here in the middle of June, we arrived not really knowing what to expect but we quickly learnt what an awesome place the Kastro is, they have something for everyone. Having just turned 30 we appreciate a decent nights sleep, good food and friendly staff aswel as having a good time and we weren't disappointed, noise is kept to a minimum at night and the security guard does an amazing job both at keeping the noise down and making the place feel safe as and secure as home, always friendly and keen to help you out. We ate here 7/8 times and whatever we had we were never disappointed, the same can't be said about most of the restaurants around town so definitely worth having a bite to eat at Charlies Bar before you head out. Free drinks, BBQ night, card games, football on every night during the World Cup, what more can you ask for, we started every night at Charlies Bar.

Rooms were decent size and cleaned every other day, new towels, bedding etc and the pool area was a decent size and no problem getting a sunbed as most people didn't rise until the afternoon. Nothing is ever too much hassle for them and they really do treat you as part of the family.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Fl0ss_Is_B0ss
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

I'm just home last night but couldn't help myself from writing. I loved it here so friendly and helpful. Great lively place great food and drink! Everyone is so lovely! I'm considering coming back in August and this is defo where I will be staying! Loved it! Thanks for an amazing holiday xx

  • Stayed June 2014
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Additional Information about Kastro Beach Apartments

Property: Kastro Beach Apartments
Address: 143 Dimokratias, Malia, Crete 700 07, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Malia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Malia
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Malia
#6 Romantic Hotel in Malia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Kastro Beach Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kastro Beach is a great place to stay during your holiday in Malia. It is a family owned complex of apartments and studios. Having the greatest location on beach road, we are 1 minute away from the beach and a few steps from all the bars, clubs, restaurants and shops. An enjoyable 10 minute walk from our hotel will lead you to the Old Town of Malia where you can find more traditional taverns and cafes.Kastro Apartments offers a warm welcoming atmosphere for a pleasant stay. Each unit includes a balcony and has access to all our facilities such as swimming pool, pool bar, and 24 hour reception. In front of our complex your can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cocktails at Charlie’s Bar. You can also watch all sports live and big selection of new movies. Nikos’ cocktails, games and smile are a perfect way to begin your evening in Malia. Our pool area offers a relaxing atmosphere and a pool bar where you can order food, snack, coffee or drinks. ... more   less 
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