Philoxenia Hotel Malia
14 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Such a good holiday!!!
"ALL I CAN SAY IS..GO!!!!! its so good! really lively the hotel is gorgeous, just off the strip so its not too noisy and surrounded by bars and clubs!! great for a good girly hol!!!!"
- Travel date: Thu 10th of July 2008
"the staff were terrible they were rude and did not offer a good service. they also tried to charge us 70 euros each as deposit which we did not et told about at all. you cannot request clean towels you can only get them every four days and the manager lady was very rude and made our stay at the hotel miserable. as a proffessional person i was disgraced."
- Travel date: Wed 28th of May 2008
Manager ruined our holiday
"When checking in we were told to each pay 70 euros each as a deposit, our travel agent did not tell us about this and we were only in malia for 5 days so didnt take much money with us, so 70 euros was alot to ask forof each person, after arguing with reception for about half hour, they said we could just leave our passports with them instead.
When we tried to unlock our door, between 5 of us we couldnt get the room door open, so we went off to find someone to help, and there was no-one around, god help anyone if theres an emergency in this hotel at night. Finally the hotel manager came along and was really rude to us and said " how do you open doors in britain, is it really that hard to do in greece"! she huffed and puffed, soooo rude!
We did not get clean towels all week! When noticing one of our towels was stained we took it down to reception to get a fresh one, and my freind left crying, because the hotel manager had shouted at her. I politely explained that the towel had not been stained by us and clearly had embedded blood stains on it. After being called a liar, they finally agreed to give us a clean towel the next day.
One day we aoke up to an infestation of ants in our bathroom. so went dwon to tell reception and they just looked at each other and said... we really should get that sorted. Obviously a problem they keep getting but ignoring.
Good side of the hotel was its location... 5 minute walk from beach and 2 minutes from main strip of bars. Hotel restaurant basic, food like plastic and cardboard... eat out!"
- Travel date: Wed 28th of May 2008
"Stayed at philoxenia last year for two weeks n had the best time ever! the hotel was what you would expect for 18-30s! it was right in the centre of the action n the beach was minutes away! met loads of wkd people there n pools always got good music blastin out to keep you in the party mood! the staff were really friendly n gave us free drinks! got a security guard hu was really nice! defo recommend it for young people who just want a mad time! it was our first holiday n we defo go back! yeh you do have to pay for air con but its defo worth it and between all of the people in the room doesnt realy cost that much!"
- Travel date: Wed 2nd of April 2008
Staff very friendly, loverly Hotel
"Would highly recommend this hotel! Stayed for a week and had an amazing holiday!
The staff are really friendly and more than willing to help with any problems, expect from the receptionist that was very rude and accused us of lieing when we complained that we did not get glasses and told we smashed them when we didn't.
Perfect location 2 mins away from the main strip and around 5 mins walk to the beach. Hotel was very clean and maid did tidy up every couple of days although you do have to pay 65 euros for the air con and safety deposit box. Pool was and bar was loverly and food was good.
Although the shower leaked i would deffinatly go back to the hotel and would recommend it to anyone wanting to go out clubbing every night and wanting a lively holiday."
- Travel date: Tue 18th of September 2007
"Went for a boozy holiday with the girls with a twentys company, if this is what you are after the hotel is great for this. Clean pool, self catering but does food and two minutes from both the beach and the main street. It has a fantastic restaurant downstairs and a good pizza takeawy, the owner is a lovely friendly guy too."
- Travel date: Wed 12th of September 2007
great holiday! hotel.. not so great
"i went to malia with 6 of my girl mates and had the best time! as soon as we got there we were on the strip! was amazing! the people were so friendly and drinks were so cheap!
the hotel are very strict. they dont let u have people stay in your apartment, the take 70 euros off each person on arrival and u get it bak on the last day if ther is no damages. my friends got chargd 30 euros for towels which was ridiculous! the showers leak and floods the bathroom which isnt very big in the first place.
we found the receptionist very rude as she shouted in our faces that we had ruined her summer because there was a mis-hap wif the payment of the rooms which was the fault of the travel agents and not ours.
the food at the hotel was lovely and the best bit about the hotel. the atmosphere around the pool was excellent even tho most people arent up till gone 12 as they are stil recovering from the night b4!
best clubs to go to are Zig Zag, Banana, 69 Club, Yiasou, Zoo, Factory, Camelot Castle, and loads more!!
had a great time.. shame about the hotel tho!"
- Travel date: Sun 26th of August 2007
omg propa amazing
"propa amazing hotel met some great people there they do take 70 euros off u wen u check in but wen u check out u get it bk so its alrite, defo recomend any1 to stop there x"
- Travel date: Fri 20th of July 2007
Best week of our lives!
"This hotel is the best hotel in the whole world! we had the best time ever! yeah they take 70 euros per person on arrival but its mint wen uve spent all your money and on the last day u get it back!all the staff are so nice and the people in the hotel are mint! we had the best time ever! recommend this hotel to anyone! WE LOVED IT!!!! Linzi,Heidi,Laurie,Sam,Caroline,Rachel,Rebecca and Danielle xxxxx
also the rep is mint would defo book up through 'twentys' go on booze cruise and school disco! and foam party!! xxxx"
- Travel date: Wed 18th of July 2007
Be very careful before booking these paratments
"Nightmare rip off - on arrival they take 70 euros per person - even though this is never mentioned when booking this hotel - the air conditioning is operated on a point system - the points are awarded by how many drinks you buy in their bar - this is purely to keep you in their hotel in order that you can have air conditioning - which is essential in the extreme heat - think carefully before booking this accommodation!!!"
- Travel date: Mon 2nd of July 2007
AVOID THIS HOTEL
"We booked a garden/pool view on booking.com. It was my husband and I, my mother in law, and my little boy.
Nobody was at reception, so the bartender showed us our room. Not the room we booked, it reeked of cigarette . smoke and was filthy ! There were bugs all over, hair in the sink and bath. Even my little boy refused to sit down in there. One room looked out over the bar and main street, the other window overlooked the grease fan and garbage-strewn roof of the restaurant next door. The bartender called the owner/manager, who said there were no other rooms, but if we left we wouldn't have to pay. Later, I saw that my credit card was charged $220 because the manager said, first, that we did not show up, and later changed the story that we were given the room we reserved. The management is shifty and the location is dirty and dangerous, with security cameras all over the reception area. Just sleazy. We drove down the street to the Malia Park, and for only a little more money, we were given a beautiful suite in a luxury resort and treated like royalty. How the Philoxenia can get away with their thievery is beyond me. Don't stay here !"
- Travel date: Wed 27th of August 2014
Fantastic Hotel & Staff
"We are a couple in our 50âs & we stayed at this family run hotel for Ten Nights from 28th May 2014
From our late night arrival through to our afternoon departure the staff here catered for our every need, absolutely nothing was too much trouble.
Breakfast is buffet style with fresh fruit, crusty bread, bacon, eggs any way you like them & if you like something you donât see they will try their best to accommodate.
The rooms are nice with free air con a balcony, powerful shower with loads of hot water, rooms serviced every other day with nice clean towels.
Free WiFi in the reception & bar area is very handy. The drinks in the bar are very reasonable priced & served by happy friendly staff.
The pool is large deep & clean.
Security is second to none with 16 channel 24 hour monitoring & the staff all know just who is coming & going, we didnât even feel the need to use the optional room safe that is there for a few euros per day.
The location of the hotel is great, it is quiet so you get a good nights sleep on the comfy beds plus it is only a 4 min walk to the beach. The area where the night life goes on is just around the corner but far enough away to not be able to disturb you.
All in all a great experience, when we go back to Malia we will not hesitate in booking this hotel & we would recommend it to anyone.
A big thank you to all of the staff from Dave & Helen xx
- Travel date: Mon 9th of June 2014