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Marianna Studios
Ranked #4 of 23 Malia B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 July 2013

This is such a good hotel for mates holidays, I went with 2 other of my friends and had the best time ever!

The owner is lovely and couldn't do enough for you, but be warned on the first day we got there it was found that she had over booked and there wasn't enough rooms left for us. (This happened to another two groups of people when we was out there). After a but of room juggling she managed to find us a temporary doubleroom for two nights until a triple room came available. The room that we eventually ended up in was great and basic, with a huge balcony! The owner assisted us in every way to ensure that we had a good stay and have free air-com due to the mix up! This did not spoil out holiday in anyway and we all laughed about it afterwards!

The pool was basic but we was always in it, very good for a quick dip when it got warm. The bar served wry nice and cheap food, and Alison the bar maid was a great laugh and was on hand to advise about the local area.

On a night the drinks was cheap and a great place to Pre-drink before heading out. The strip is about 10-15 mins but doesn't seem 2minutes the beach is about the same.

The hotel is a great place to meet friends as we talked and got to know practically everyone staying in the Hotel. So many good memories and would defiantly go back!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

We are always wary of what hotels to pick but so happy we picked Marianna Studios. Maria is a little jem, anything you need, anything you want and its there for you. Christov and Alison from the bar are equally as nice.... I had broken my little mirror to do my make up in and Alison pointed me in the direction to buy a new one :)

Room was basic size for what you pay for and room was very clean when we arrived. Got into a little trouble for the mess of it but what can you expect from 2 girls :) Towels and bedding got changed enough and balcony was decent size.

Didn't see one family in the hotel the whole time we were there for 12 nights so id probably recommended it to younger people.

Walk to the strip is 10 minutes but not far and we quite liked the wee walk to the strip :) On the strip our favorite pub was the Loft or Brits Bar and favorite club was Zig Zag!! Its close enough away that you can get a good nights sleep.

Dont have to be up early for sun loungers etc, always plenty about but watch for the wee ants! Pool was decent size but wasnt really in it that much. Pool bar drinks were medium, as we were leaving they started doing drinks promotions like Fish Bowls and Happy Hour.

Dont forget to try the barbeque on a Sunday night and Mikes pizza on the way home from a night out! They are the best things ive tasted in Greece :)

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 July 2013

We went for a girls holiday for 10 days and it was so good!! Maria is such a laugh and is really funny - and will always chat with you. The pool was pretty big, and our room was nice and was cleaned and had towels changed every other day.
The nearest shop for food is about a 5 minute walk, and the strip is about 5-10 minutes away. The walk there is really easy and it's nice to be a little away from the strips and actually get some sleep, and when you're drunk it feels like 2 seconds!! The beach is about 10/15 minutes but isn't that bad to walk.
There is air conditioning and a safe in the room which is quite cheap and also after about 2 in the morning there is a security guard who sits outside and makes sure no one else can get in without a key.
Maria is so funny and always tries to get you to talk to other people in the hotel, and will always help you out. The only bad point was that our toilet was broken for the first day, and the window in our bathroom was broken too. Apart from that I had the best 10 days, wasn't very expensive, and Maria and her family were so nice that it made the holiday.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 February 2013

I went to the marianna studios at the end of august 2012 to september 2012. I travelled with one friend and we were looking for a cheap deal, a nice break with the opportunity to have a good night out every now and then if we fancied it. This was exactly what we got! We booked through Ice lolly and I was a bit skeptical about this as I'd always booked through an agent like Thomson or Thomas Cook. But everything ran smoothly when it came to check in, transfers and luggage collection. The weather was fantastic, we had one day of overcast but we went to malia beach about 20 minutes down the road and it was sunny down there! The owner of the hotel, Maria couldn't have done enough for us, such a fanastic woman to run a hotel, really friendly and such a good sense of humour, she makes the place! There isn't an on-site supermarket but whenever Maria's husband was popping out to get something she would ask if any of us needed anything. Nearest supermarket is a 5-10 minute walk. Good value drinks from the bar at marianna, and food from the snack bar too. Maria helped us with posting letters, phoning our travel operator to rearrange pick up, and informed us of her relatives who had quad biking businesses and a pizza place (you must try if you go!) her grandson Manos works behind the bar at night who's also a great laugh! its a small hotel and we made friends with nearly everyone staying, we were so sad to leave everyone and are still in touch with most of the friends we made! Would defo recommend for a girls/lads holiday june-september, but also if you're a couple to go around end august-september, the old town in malia is great for food also! great time, would defo go back!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Stayed: September 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Marianna Studios

Address: Malia, Crete, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Malia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Malia
Price Range: £16 - £44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Marianna Studios 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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