Went here in July '13 for 11 nights and after reading the reviews wasn't expecting this to be the nicest of hotels but with the great location it was a no brainer.
We arrived to a used condom and someone's shorts on our balcony which isn't really a balcony. The bathroom which should be the redeeming feature of the room is nice but not practical it is essentially a wet room that doesn't drain water so the floor is always wet, after a day it smells awful and was cleaned only 3 times in 11 days. You have to hold the shower (one of these silly telephone showers) the hotel doesn't produce it's own hot water so you can only really get a hot shower in the afternoon.
Reception told us rooms would be cleaned daily (3 times in 11 days), towel changed every 3 days (changed once) and bedding was only changed once. The worst thing however is the toilet roll we were forever asking for toilet roll going days at a time without any restaurant napkins are your new best friend. Also be warned there is no 'knock knock' housekeeping, you are just barged in on regardless of your state of undress or if you're sleeping.
The location of this hotel is fantastic however possibly the best situated hotel on the strip and yes you can hear the music at night but there are 2 set of balcony doors which make it easily bearable. On the other hand what also comes with being right on the strip is the noise of your neighbours, I experienced bleating music at 6am and people running up and down the corridors at all hours, people running into your 'balcony' and helping themselves to whatever, door banging and people actually trying to get into your room whilst the couple next door lull you off to sleep. DO NOT intend to sleep any time from 8pm until at least 10am it is truly impossible.
The hotel is bed and breakfast but honestly don't bother your probably not going to be up in time to have the 2 slices of packaged ham and cheese a bit of toast and sorry looking tomatoes there's enough places the do a €2.90 breakfast standard and the restaurant opposite give you 10% discount anyway.
The pool area is the best feature of the hotel music, loungers, alcohol, ice cream and you can buy food the only thing i can say is a few more parasols would be nice.
So overall if your young and want to party hard, not too fussed about being woken up in the morning and cleanliness is not on the top of your priorities this hotel is for you LOCATION CAN'T BE BEATEN.
- Also Known As:
- El Komi Malia, Crete