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Villa Diasselo Apartments
Ranked #26 of 90 Hotels in Malia
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Brilliant Hotel”
Reviewed 28 July 2013

I just got back and stayed here for 10 days with 3 mates and had a brilliant time. We were made very welcome by Panos and his mum and made our holiday even better. Make sure you eat at the hotel as Panos's mums cooking is quality especially the Grand Full English Breakfast perfect after a heavy night out. Its a short walk from the strip but far enough away to get away from the noise wen you need to sleep:)

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

I stayed at the Diasselo apartments, run by Panos and his Mother. The four of us stayed for 10 days finding the Diasselo apartments to be an excellent place to stay. Both Panos and his Mother were very friendly making the four of us feel extremely welcome. The apartments are in a perfect location 10 minutes walk from the strip. Close enough to enjoy the Malia nightlife, but far enough from the noise allowing you to sleep. The Diasselo apartments has all the necessities required for the perfect holiday, a pool, sunbeds, pool bar and delicious home cooked food provided by Panos Mother. The rooms were very clean and the beds were comfortable. I would like to say a big thank you to the both Panos and his Mother and would love to return in the near future.

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Reviewed 20 July 2013

Just got back from our holiday in Malia. We stayed at the Diasello Apartments owned by Panos and his mother.

We had a fantastic stay at the Diasello, we found both Panos and his mother extremely welcoming and accommodating for the duration of the stay.

The hotel is in a perfect location, 10 minutes from the strip but far enough to be away from all the noise. It has all the necessities.

If we were to return to Malia, we'd be happy to stay at the Diasello again.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

Ive just got back from a weeks holiday in Malia with my friend! Diasselo apartments are amazing and Panos and his Mom are absolutely lovely! As soon as we arrived we were made to feel really welcome and looked after! Everyday Panos would make an effort to ensure everyone was enjoying their holiday and checking we had everything we needed..... One day we wanted to cook ourselves in our room, we asked for a saucepan and Panos got us one straight away!

The hotel itself is in a really nice quiet area about a ten minute walk from the strip and in my opinion was the perfect location, you get the best of both worlds, close enough to get to the madness of the strip but far enough away to relax and recover by the pool the morning after the night before! The hotel is really clean and well looked after, our room had everything it needed and its definitely worth investing in the air con, its amazing!

Malia in general is amazing and if i were to go back id definitely stay at Diasselo again :)

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

I stayed here for one week with my best girl mate, we are both 21 and wanted to celebrate graduating from university together!! We arrived at Diaselo at around 1am, and was greeted by a handshake and a smile from Panos =D. He then showed us to our room and even told us to be careful when we are out and about, was really lovely that he took a genuine interest in our safety! Throughout our stay at Diaselo, Panos would always say hello if he saw us around, and asked us how everything was! Air con can be payed for on arrival, which we decided to do. Was only 50 euro for the week, and i can honestly say it is by far the best air con ever!! It was that good that sometimes we were TOO cold and had to turn it off, fab!! I felt completely at home staying here, I happily left my stuff lying around knowing it would be safe! I honestly do not understand where the bad reviews have come from!? I couldn't fault the place, just a little bit of respect for Panos and his home goes a long way! Was a perfect location, only a 10 minute walk to the strip, down a FLAT main road (be careful of the quads though, no footpaths!). Pool is absolutely immaculate, one of the cleanest pools I've seen for a good while, and plenty of loungers around! - you can tell Panos and his mom look after everything so well! What was also really lovely was that the hotel was away from the strip, so after a heavy night on the strip, you can go back to the room and get some sleep and can hang by the pool in the quiet the next day! We felt we had the best of both worlds, could walk into crazy Malia but then also had an escape from it all in the form of Diaselo! Supermarket was literally less than a 5 minute walk from Diaselo, however the larger supermarket (Spar) was quite a walk up the strip, but the little supermarket did us fine! Food was also lovely at Diaselo, you need to try the chicken Gyros, so yummy!! Also, one day they were having a BBQ and we both went 'OMG WHAT IS THAT SMELL!? SMELLS LOVELY!' and he brought out this Greek cheese and onion pasty type thing for us to try, lovely little gesture and was tasty! As for the room, it had everything required for a self-catering apartment, although a toaster would have been handy, but not a major issue! Bathroom was fine, shower was powerful enough compared to some! Room is basic but it had everything you'd need, and was cleaned twice. Nice big mirror and stool for getting ready! Was always music by the pool in the day which was nice! Panos has a brilliant sense of humour; the day before we left, it was cloudy! (boo!:() so panos called the gods on his phone and told them to move the clouds ;) hehe! It worked though! YAY! Can I just say, he is no way sexist, he just cares, which is lovely, you're more than just a guest to him I felt! When we left we both got big bear hugs from Panos which was lovely! I would definitely return to Diaselo/recommend it to a friend! FABULOUS PLACE, KEEP IT UP DIASELO, WE LOVE YOU! <3

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1 Thank Charlotte C
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

Panos the man that owns the apartments with his mum is a true gentlemen. Our flight out to Malia was delayed and Panos stayed up until 6am to meet us.

The actual apartment was very comfortable and had everything needed to ensure everything good for our stay. There were four of us in our group, two sharing one room the two sharing another. The only disappointment surrounding the apartments was the fact one of our rooms had a shower that didn't work so we shared one shower, this wasn't an issue for us but it may be an issue if there are people using that room that aren't friends with the people in the next room.

The pool and bar area are looked after and kept clean to a high standard. Panos always mans the bar and is willing to help if and when you need anything. He made our stay at the apartments that little bit more enjoyable by sitting and chatting to us several times. A very nice man and also his mum.

Would recommend as a nice family run place to stay, as it is located just the right distance from the strip with everything near by within walking distance including shops and restaurants

Top place and Panos is a top man

  • Stayed July 2013
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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

DO NOT LISTEN TO THE BAD REVIEWS. Just got back from this place and wish i was still there. Panos was great to us. Had no problems during our stay here, hit the strip every night. Just try and be overly loud when heading out and coming back in. You will have a great stay here if you give this man the respect that he deserves. Hes a big man with a big heart. His mom also cooks great food (CHEESE TOASTIES) Review by 6 lads who would be more than happy to go back here. I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THIS PLACE

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Property: Villa Diasselo Apartments
Address: Papa Michali Katsouli Street, Malia, Crete 700 07, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Malia
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#6 Best Value Hotel in Malia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Villa Diasselo Apartments 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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