Me and my husband found this gem of a holiday for 7 days the beginning of June 2014.
So close to the Malia strip and yet it felt a million miles away.
Close to all restaurants, we enjoyed the mexican and the Red Lion which we went a couple of times...staff very friendly and quality of food was excellent. You even get as much tea as you can drink with any English breakfast in the Red Lion...ideal for me being a tea tank.
The beach was a good 20 minutes at the end of the strip...busy with plenty of sunbeds...we decided to go the far right where it was so much quieter and we were able to use our towels instead of hiring sunbeds.
Stalis was a about 40 minutes walk left off the strip opposite McDonalds...a pleasant walk with plenty of Tavernas along the way..then you can walk back along the beach. We had planned on getting a bus to the fishing village of Sissi but never got there got to comfy sun bathing in the lovely garden of the hotel then cooling off in the swimming pool.
George and Barabara could not do enough to help everybody have an enjoyable holiday. Being a family run hotel made the atmosphere warm and friendly.
Although the rooms were basic they were clean and tidy with the maids visiting 3 times in the week. All of the staff were also friendly with nothing being to much trouble.
We met several people who had stayed at this hotel several years on the run...that says it all for anybody thinking of staying here.
We enjoyed this holiday so much and were only sorry we never had the time to stay longer.
We would highly recommend this hotel for couples and we are going to hopefully return in the near future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Maria Rousse Studios are in an ideal location, just off Malia Beach Road in a quiet area but close enough to enjoy the resorts nightlife. The beach is a relaxing ten minute stroll and the resort centre is also close enough to walk to with its shops, bars, restaurants and clubs. The airport is approximately a 25 minute taxi ride. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Maria Rousse Studios Hotel Malia
- Maria Rousse Studios Malia, Crete