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Nikos Hotel
Ranked #16 of 23 Malia B&B and Inns
Reviewed 7 January 2013

5 lads stayed in mid July 2012. Arrived to a free shot and a warm welcome. The rooms were basic but ideal. They did however charge for aircon which was 40 euros and the rooms had no cooking facilities although this didn't matter as you could fill yourself up on a meal, pizza, burgers ect., from the hotel costing around 5 euros each. The bar, also where the food is served, is reasonably priced in general although the most popular drinks is one of the most expensive...the famous dog's bullocks for 5 euros.

The bar, hotel and pool are all fairly small and close together but this meant there was a chilled, friendly atmosphere allowing you to get to know others. Met up with a group of twenty or so lads also staying in the hotel and we walked to the strip with them most days. The walk is fairly long, around fifteen minutes into the town and another five to the strip straight down one road which is lit and has a pavement. Although this was hard due to the heat during the day, at night when drunk it seems like no time at all.

The strip will live up to your expectation. The standard deal is 5 euros each for x amount per person, the bar reps are very annoying and at times confrontational so the best thing is to completely ignore them if you don't want a drink at that point. The spirit measure isn't particularly generous so try to avoid shots as they are often mixed with juice, the same goes for fish bowls. I would recommend starting at a bar called heaven which can offer you a ridiculous amount of alcohol if in a big group, a drink called the "Gary Neville" is good. Once you're suitably drunk head to any of the big clubs, they're all pretty similar and free entry unless special events. They're all pretty packed so they're best for when you want to dance like a lunatic. The music was mainly pop/Hip-Hop. The strip towards the beach isn't lively and the beach itself is small and narrow although water nice. A lot of people congregate on the strip itself which has got a good vibe and feels safe. Like all similar destinations there were a lot more males than females.

We got in around five and slept till 12. Hotel does a 5 euro fry up which is decent . Chris, the barman loves to play Lil John etc. even when you've just woken up but a few hours by/in the pool and you start to feel better. You can plug in your own ipod to the speakers behind the bar, there's a pool table and PS3. We were too hung over/broke to do any water sports or anything during the day. Went into the town in early evening, where we occasionally ate out to buy spirits and mixers for pre drinks along with big bottles of water as taps not recommended by staff, water was dead cheap as you'd imagine. Vodka is not much cheaper than UK in the supermarkets or you could opt. for sambuka/raki which is cheaper but tends to make you forget the night! Fridge is small and only works, like the air con, when the key is in its holder.

Get to know the hotel staff as its run by a friendly Greek family who seem to love their jobs. They do a BBQ every week which is worth it with Greek dancing which is fun. One of the family named Yanis was helpful and even drove us to Chania airport (on the other side of Crete) as my mate booked the wrong airport!

Overall its the perfect hotel if you don't want to be on the strip and want a chilled, friendly atmosphere filled with 18-30's. Malia is a crazy place and you'll leave with so many memories and funny stories. Would highly recommend Nikos hotel and Malia!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 October 2012

We were staying in this hotel with 2 friends in September 2012.The good thing about this hotel is, that it is 20 minutes walk away from noisy Malia town.The swimming pool is a good size, clean and plenty of sunloungers .
The rooms are basic, there were old stains on the bedvalances, which had not been cleaned.The shower rooms had plumbing problems, even after we changed rooms. Similar problem.Breakfast was poor. Toast , jam, cheese, pink sort of ham(spam) and the choice of an egg or yoghurt...not both, coffee or tea ,and we were the only four guests.
We could get to the beach and nice clean sea within 10 - 15 minutes. . Local buses stop almost in front of the hotel, although the fare is quite pricey. Carhire is reasonable.The owners were friendly , but perhaps overwhelmed by the present economic state of Greece.

Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 August 2012

terrible hotel!!! they chared us 50 uro for the air-con!!!! we saw in the picture 2 metres trees in the swiming pool and we could hardly see them we gor there!! the people where not plesent to us, they hardly spoke in english and i will never go back there again!!!!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 July 2012

As a group of 7 girls we were a bit apprehensive about staying in the Nikos Hotel as we had read reviews saying that the hotel was basic and miles away from the strip. As soon as we checked into the hotel we were impressed by the pool and bar area straight away and the lady who greeted us was extremely friendly and welcoming. It is true the rooms were basic but they were extremely clean which was sensed as soon as we walked into the room. The pool and bar area is fantastic, the bar is modern and offers a great selection of food and drink all day. Around the pool music is played and your allowed to plug your own ipod in aswell. The family who own the hotel were fantastic and would do anything for you, as a group we made a great friendship with Chris the barman, he was great company! The hotel is the perfect distance away from the strip as you don't get the noise after the end of your night, 7 euros in a taxi but walk able during the day! Wouldn't recommend girls walking it at night as it is really dark! Best holiday ever in the best place to stay!!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 June 2012

This hotel is absolutely fantastic! The family who own in are amazing, so polite and welcoming! a friend and I went last year (2011) for a week for a girly holiday!
we are party animals but didnt want it to be full on!
It was just the right distance away from the strip but still had the young atmosphere around the hotel.
Antonio on the bar is sooo nice! for those who say he's a bit of a pest he isnt at all! he is a typcial young greek man doing his job on the bar!
would come back here year after year after year!
7 euros in a taxi to the strip or a 10 minute walk. DO NOT (GIRLS) WALK ON YOUR OWN TO THE STRIP OR BACK FROM THE STRIP AT NIGHT! we used to walk there would be 10+ of us walking to the strip and back.
the food is really nice at the hotel aswell.
also a drink called 'THE DOGS BOLLOCKS' 5 euros, really nice and a few pints of them before you go out is just right :D
COMPLETE recommendation was fantastic!
YAMMAS ;)

Room Tip: All the rooms are sea facing so dont worry about having a rubbish view! all rooms are very nice and...
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 May 2012

Group of 6 on a stag do stayed in 3 rooms may 2012. We were really pleasantly surprised on arrival. Everything was clean and well looked after. The owners and the staff were all friendly. The pool was smallish, but great. Plenty deep enough at one end, and really clean condition. The food served from the bar was excellent quality and good value. The rooms were basic but again clean, tidy and roomy enough for 2 with new kettle & new quiet fridge.Enough power sockets etc. Recently modernised bathrooms were excellent. 15 - 20 mins walk to malia along the fairly quiet main road. bus stop just outside the hotel. nearest beach 10 mins.All brilliant for the price. Would highly reccomend to anyone from groups to couples. Will be full up from end of june and therefore get noisey in high season. We Would definately go back again.

Room Tip: front rooms look onto pool and views of the sea.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 March 2012

Hotel very very clean, lovely family that runs it would do anything to help you if they can.pool very clean and bedrooms very clean all we wanted was a clean and tidy room and we had that couldn't ask for any more, will be going back there this year and years to come so thank you for a lovely holiday.

  • Stayed: June 2011
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Additional Information about Nikos Hotel

Address: Venizelou Eleftheriou, Malia, Crete 700 07, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Malia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Malia
Price Range: £54 - £265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Nikos Hotel 1*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Nikos is a family run hotel situated in the most peaceful area of Malia. In a short distance of 1km(east) of the center of the lively Malia's downtown. The location of Hotel Nikos is an ideal base for you to get to know the beautiful island of Crete as it's located right in the middle of the island so you can make a trip to all the directions with ease. The area of Malia has beautiful sandy beaches that are a short distance (1km) from the complex. Hotel Nikos offers you a nice and warm accommodation while you are on your holidays in Crete, our hotel is situated just outside of the village in a quiet area that you can relax and enjoy your stay. Each of our rooms has view to the pool and the sea or to the native mountains. Also there are all the necessary facilities and servises to make the ideal environment for your holidays. Below is a quick list of the services and facilities that are your disposal while you are a guest at Nikos Hotel Services WIFI Internet In Room Radio Safe Box In Room Gadgets PS3 Area Internet Corner Room Cleaning 24/7 Reception Desk Sports Coverage Doctor in a call Facilities Pool Jacuzzi 24/7 Reception Parking Area BreakFast Area Internet / Gaming Area Fast Broadband Connection Air Condition Garden Area Big TV Screens ... more   less 
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