19 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"these studios are right in the middle of stalis,perfect for beach,restaurants,bus stop,basically all your needs.The room we had was very small,there was only 2 of us but the size made it even hotter,we were in the old block they were very clean but overlooked the main road which we didnt mind but we did have some noise because we slept with the patio doors open,there is air con available but a little pricey at 50 euros per week. The family were extremely friendly we were made very welcome,Ritas cocktails were very nice especially the one called 'lovejuice'mmmmmmm, the breakfast was nice and we were always given bar snacks with our drinks and shots were always been given out,we would visit these studios again but would request a larger room,i would score their hospitality 10/10."
- Travel date: Sun 30th of June 2013
I Cant Fault The Eri
"Just returned from a 2 week holiday at the Eri,nothing is too much trouble for the family and Rita is just a joy.Slap bang in the middle of the resort it could not be better placed for Stalis's bars ,beach and restaurant.Rooms are basic but spotlessly clean,we will be back for another 2 weeks next year!Love to you all Stan and Janet"
- Travel date: Wed 20th of June 2012
"Been going to eri for many years june and september meet all same faces each time sadly cant get booked up for september this year gutted never mind allways next year wullie/agnes scotland"
- Travel date: Sun 26th of June 2011
"We go to stalis and stay at ERI every year. The family really make you feel welcome and they try really hard to make your holiday enjoyable. Rita can give good advice on where to go and what to do. The rooms are clean and the service is excellent. The pool is lovely and the snacks and breakfast are really good value. Nothing is too much trouble for Rita.
Angie & Pete Wray"
- Travel date: Fri 29th of April 2011
Eri Studios was perfect to get away from the hustle of England.
"There was a relaxed atmosphere and Rita, Famini and Andreas always gave us free shots, raki, melon and nibbles.
You never had to get up too early to get good sunbed next to the pool and it was quiet but very hot.
ERi is right in the centre of Stallis and there is lots of choice of food around. Including Ammici (3 down on the left) and Korali (keep following the road to the left) which serves great greek food.
The beach is just across the street and is resonably quiet, with bars doing special offers (one does : a sunbed an umbrella a table and a full english breakfast with coffee or tea AND orange juice)
Malia is a 20min walk or 5mins on the bus that picks you up across the road from the top of eri.
There are trips avaliable including a very intresting boat trip to Spinalonga a former leper colony. There are also tours of different parts of crete, glass bottomed boats and water parks. The trips can cater for all types of people and families.
The accomadation is bed, cupboard, dressing table, bedside table, ensuite, washing machine and some other things. You have to pay for the air con but in 50degrees of heat you need it. The rooms lack things like a toaster and a microwave but for a last minute budget holiday i do not mind. The rooms are cleaned 3 times a week wih new towels and sheets and the floor being cleaned.
The pool has a smaller end that is good for pool sports and children and it also has a deeper end. It is normally quite empty so you can have a swim.
Rita is a star behind the bar and is great company and makes mean frappes and milkshakes. People said that Famini was not very nice in other reviews but i dont believe that! she gives out free melon and raki all the time and is really freindly.
Overall i loved my stay in Eri. And Stallis was fantastic. I would definteley come back again because i had so much fun with my family and with Rita."
- Travel date: Tue 17th of August 2010
"i have stayed in eri so many times andreas and his family are so friendly and try so hard to make you feel welcome,definatly be back again this year ,lovely food and plenty of free shots.very clean ,enjoyable holiday as always. see you soon big bird."
- Travel date: Wed 7th of January 2009
"hi we go to stalis every year ,we stayed at the eri this year,i would like to say this apartment is great friendly staff pool was clean .andreas the bar man was good laugh this apartment is bang smack in the middle of the resort but up a lane so its quiet.couldnt get a better location its 2 mins from beach and 1 min from nearest pub
were staying there next aug. just booked tonight cant wait .c u all soon"
- Travel date: Sun 14th of December 2008
myself and my partner spent a week at th...
"myself and my partner spent a week at the eri studios,the accomodation is very basic but clean and spacious enough for 2 people,however i do have to add that the kosmar rep wasnt upto much.considering our luggage was delayed and i spent 4 days without mine,whenever we questioned the rep she had no idea when our luggage was due,but other than that it was a fantastic holiday,id recommend the eri to anyone and the weather was gorgeous."
- Travel date: Sun 14th of September 2008
The Eri Studios is set back from Stalis'...
"The Eri Studios is set back from Stalis' main strip, it is approximatley 2 minutes walk from the nearest beach and less than 50 metres to restaurants.
I would say Stalis is aimed at couples and families as there a few bars and pubs but no clubs for later drinking and partying. However Malia is only a 5 minute taxi ride which costs around 8 euros and provides lots of clubs and late night bars.
Along the other side of the coast is Hersonissos, here you will find many restuarants and bars and also shops. This is around a 10 minute taxi ride which will cost 12 euros.
The Eri Studios are basic accomodation however provide all you need for a self catering holiday. The owner Andreas tries his best to make your holiday enjoyable and supplies many free shots!
Rooms sleep 2-3 persons. For those who want to escape children this is a good choice as there weren't any there during our week stay.
Although we visited Stalis in the first week of August it was quiet, local's are claiming this is due to the 'credit crunch'."
- Travel date: Tue 12th of August 2008
We've just come back from our holiday in...
"We've just come back from our holiday in the Eri Studios in Crete and loved the area very much. Central for daytrips, the beach and wonderful places to eat right on your doorstep.
We would like to thank Andreas and his lovely family for making us very welcome. The studios were clean and bright but you definitely need to use the aircon. at night it gets very sticky even in May. I would give 10/10 to them for their hospitality and the lovely delicious breakfasts and meals we had cooked by his wife. The only complaint we would have loved a kettle/toaster included in our rooms so you could make a drink first thing in the morning, instead of having to boil water in a pan. Other than that would definitely return to this hotel but would request a studio or 1 bed apartment with a view of the lovely pool. The studio that we had was at the back and you got the noise from the main road (early morning rush) started about 6.30am but it became quieter in the day.
The tour operator Kosmar we would not recommend because as other people have said earlier in the reviews we also were messed around on our outgoing flight and returning flight. Communication was poor from the reps (at the resort) and when you asked why your flights were changed again on our return, we got a negative response and not even an apology for the inconvenience of being delayed from a takeoff time in the evening of 9.30, to then being changed to 12.00pm and then finally told 2.50am but then eventually taking off at 3.30am (6 hour delay)!!! I had to take another day off work because we didn't land in Manchester until 5.15am all very tired especially all the young children and babies on board. So KOSMAR note we wont be booking with you again. "
- Travel date: Wed 4th of June 2008
The tour operator/airline I would never...
"The tour operator/airline I would never fly with again they are rubbish! We got delayed both going and returning home and the service was disgusting.
However the holiday was great the food was excellent plenty places to dine at and plenty supermarkets to shop at. The apartments were lovely in an ideal location for all ages really clean and pretty spacious for studios!!
The food and the service in the apartments were good to. The pool was very clean and always lovely to dive into as it was very hot, however there is loads of chlorine in it so all you died blondes watch out, donât spend too much time in it or your hair might turn green, like mine did! Not a good look.
I'm a party girl therefore spent most my time in Malia on a night time, however rhythm and bar bliss in Stalis are great places to party and the staff are excellent!
We meet some great people out there and would definitely recommend it to everyone else."
- Travel date: Fri 28th of September 2007
It was one of the best girly holidays -...
"It was one of the best girly holidays - Stalis has changed over the years but the people certainly haven't - Andreas thank you for making us feel sooooo welcome we have had fun and its a really nice place to stay well recommended. Its in the centre close to EVERYTHING possible including a great beach but the atmosphere around the pool is sooo good you don't want to go to the beach.. Thank you again Andreas... Vikkie and Emma "
- Travel date: Sat 13th of October 2007