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Filia Hotel Apartments
Ranked #7 of 52 Hotels in Stalis
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 July 2011

Have just returned from our second visit to Filia and have had the greatest time. Billy, George Michael, Maria and the boys especially Babis could not have made us feel more welcome. The hotel is clean and tidy and nothing is too much trouble. Met a few people from when we were there 2 years ago and most of the people we spoke to this time will definately be back as we will. Thanks again Filia see you all soon.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 July 2011

We went back to Filia got back Tuesday having been there over 13 years ago the Brothers Micheal Billy and George again made this a great holiday My hubby was 40 and at the weekly BBQ which is very good value for Money they got him a cake. I cant fault this place it is clean and they cant do enough for you. The only thing that we found really annoying were the idiots that put the towels on sun loungers by the pool in the early hours and didnt appear till late afternoon stopping others who ended up going down the beach etc so loss of money behind the bar as well as really annoying for those that did want to stay by the pool I suggest a sign boys and you put a stop to it. That said excellent and would recommend Filia to all ages been to loads of places in Greece and you will not beat this place so dont bother to try. Also would book direct with Filia they will pick you up at airport and price includes air con and safe and they get the money as opposed to an Agent !! Thanks for a great week missing the cocktails already !! Michele and Steve

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 July 2011

Back to Crete and Filia this year again, really great trip,so much so can't wait to book again for next year. The welcome from the boys ( Michael,Billy and George) was as if we were members of the family,truely genuine people. Filia now has a new kid on the block,Bobby, great fella always willing to help and encourage, even with our attempts at the Greek language. (Yammas must be the most used word ever) Really can't praise Filia enough, from the welcome ,food ,spotless rooms and all areas of the hotel and excellent maid service,I do believe this is a MUST stay place in Stalis.Just can't wait for next year.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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5  Thank valerie_lindsay63
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Reviewed 7 July 2011

loved this holiday can`t wait for the next one wished i`d booked it straight through own website get great deals. ideal location more or less in middle of stalis 30 mins walk to malia 40 mins to hersonnasis we werre in front block you could hear traffic on road but much prefer this block to other. couldn`t fault the service pepole so helpful michael and billy "cheeky monkey" waiting for us when we arrived with drink (early friday morning) then took us to our room clean couldn`t fault it was serviced more or less every day clean towels and sheets every other day it is basic but you only want a base will definately be going back next year lovely family and staff thankyou for a most enjoyable holiday

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 July 2011

This was our 3rd visit to the Filia. It was the best yet. We had a disaster with our Flights and ended up going on a much later Flight. We were being picked up by Bobby (a new member of staff) who was drop dead gorgeous i have to say!!! We rang to say we wouldnt get to Crete till 1.00am but that wasnt a problem. When we arrived Bobby was waiting for us and took us straight to the Hotel where Billie and the Boys were waiting for us. They greet you with a free drink and when your ready take you to your room and explain how things work. The rooms are basic but clean and were cleaned every day with fresh towels and sheets twice during the week. Once a week is George's BBQ. You cannot miss that. For 15 Euros you get salads garlic bread etc then burgers kebabs chicken etc free wine and RAKI and end up dancing round the pool. Great Night. George is an excellent cook and will make you anything you want when you want. Michael sees to all the rooms and Billie is Billie. On this visit we met loads of people who were there last year and like us were returning back. The Hotel is near to the beach and the beach road were all the bars and restaurants are. Our favourite is Maria's it is fantastic value for money you are welcomed with open arms and you get a bit of dancing and plate smashing as well. Overall well worth a visit and Stalis is lovely. Hope to see everyone when we return next year.

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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 June 2011

I have recently just returned from Filia in the past few days and it is my second visit there, I was there in September last year and couldn't wait to go back. I went with my boyfriend and had just as a brilliant time as we did last year. We love the hotel and was thrilled when we got there and got a free upgrade in rooms as the room was not in use. As the hotel is owned by three brothers you couldn't meet a nicer family and it is run by the family. Billy is the mad brother always wanting to have a laugh and a dance and just wants to get involved. He makes your holiday. Michael is one that does the airport runs and helps you with absolutely anything. George is the one that cooks mostly and is brilliant. BBQ night is worth going to on a Thursday!
The staff are very friendly and very welcoming and make you feel comfortable, the food is lovely and all at resonable prices. There is music playing at the pool area so when your sunbathing you don't really get bored. The rooms are clean and ours did get cleaned everyday and we got clean bedding and clean towells also everyday, the rooms are very spacious and there was more than enough room for the two of us (the rooms just situated behind the pool bar).
The bars and beach is only a 3minute walk and there is plenty to do. The nightlife is also good and is suitable for couples such as ourselves as we didn't want something really lively. There is some really good places and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The beach is gorgeous and we went there a lot, there are bars that you can go through that you can get a breakfast and sunbeds at an excellent price.
There are also excellent restaurants to eat in Mythos been our favourite and would reccommend to everybody! There are also a lot more and should try as many as you can.
We did book our room over the Filia website as you do get a better idea of the type of room you are getting and the prices are better, also by doing this you get picked up from the airport and taken back at the end of your holiday for free, you also get free aircon and free safe key which is brilliant!
All in all Filia is absolutely excellent and would tell anybody to go there and try it. You won't regret it. Staff are brilliant and I'm already checking flights, prices and availaibility for September this year and June/September next year!
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5  Thank Danielle1805
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Reviewed 28 June 2011

My 2 female friends and I have just got back from a week at the filia apartments and had a fantastic time. We arrived around 1 in the morning and received a warm welcome and free drink from the slightly eccentric (and at times irritating but harmless) Billy behind the bar.

We were then shown to our room. This was my 4th trip to stalis and this was by far the best place I have stayed. The room was spacious, clean and with a good sized balcony. The bathroom had a tiled shower cubicle minus the front so no screen or shower curtain but after numerous holidays in Greece with it's usual wet rooms or shower trays this was luxury as the whole bathroom didn't get soaked. The towels and linen were changed a few times (I'm not sure exactly how many) we were in need of clean towels one day so asked at the bar and they were provided straight away.

The location was good, about a 3 minute stroll to the main road running through stalis, the beach, bars and supermarkets. If you want to head further afield a taxi to malia was about 8 euro's (if you're over the age of 18 you might want to give this a miss) or hersonnisos in the other direction was around 12 euro's.

We didn't really drink at the hotel bar other than in the day but the prices were about the same as you would pay elsewhere. We ate there once during the day and the snacks were quite reasonable.

The pool area was always clean with plenty of beds and umbrella's. If you're feeling slightly worse for wear from the night before the music is sometimes a bit loud if you want to snooze by the pool but I'm sure if you asked they would turn it down - or just go to the gorgeous beach!!

I would recommend this hotel to anyone as we all really enjoyed our stay. We met other people from other hotels and from hearing their horror stories we were glad we chose this one!

The only grumble I have is that on the day of departure we had to check out of our room at 12 midday and weren't being picked up to go to the airport until 9pm. We were told we couldn't keep the room on as others were arriving that day. There wasn't anywhere to have a shower to freshen up. Luckily we had met some other girls who took pity and let us use their shower. Some others did get to keep their room on though so it is worth asking. You also have to pay 60 euros per week for aircon and 15 euro's for the safety deposit box but this is pretty standard for Greece.

If I was to return to stalis I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. If you expect 5 star luxury, pay 5 star prices. For the price we paid this is great value for money.

  • Stayed: June 2011
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Additional Information about Filia Hotel Apartments

Address: Irinis St., Stalis, Crete 700 07, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Stalis
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Stalis
Price Range: £29 - £168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Filia Hotel Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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