Stelios Apartments

Old Village Malia, Malia, Crete 700 07 Greece

Overview

Ratings summary

Brilliant
107
Good
45
Average
15
Poor
12
Awful
27

Rating by feature

  • 3 room
  • 3.5 pool
  • 4.5 beach
  • 3 service
  • 3 dining
  • 2.5 amenities
  • 3 food
 

119 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog

Nothing at the Stelios

1
Awful
by

"Got back last night. most def a 2 star rating you can not take into consideration what the horizon has to offer as this depending on where your apartment is situated is a walk especially if you want to enjoy snacks by your nearest pool, they have closed the snack bar closest to the apartments reason being that some people are on an all inclusive and was not spending any money in .there, but what about those people on self catering ????? the reception is at the horizon, the main and childrens pool is at the horizon the showers for late night departures is at the horizon infact everything except a small pool is at the horizon. one bedroomed apartments are ok for max 3 people. floor of apts and balcony not swept in 2 weeks, mirrors and taps not cleaned in 2 weeks. stalis lovely beach great!!!!
postive note for stelios emmmmmmmmmmmmm yeah got one they give you endless toilet roll thats positive for greece.
i recently gave up after 24years my job as a travel agent but if i had sent somewhere there i would be awaiting a complaint letter on there return. i am well travelled and have stayed in very basic accomadation as well as deluxe and i have to say that this is the first time i have stayed somewhere that they have overrated by far.
most def will go stalis again most def will not stop here"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Wed 24th of August 2011

Overall reasonable accommodation and enjoyable holiday.

4
Good
by

"The accommodation was pleasantly situated between Herinossis and Malia within a few minutes walk of the village of Stalis. This has many good many tourist shops tavernas, bars and a pleasant sand and shingle beach where sun beds can be hired for approximately four euros a day. Scooters, quad bikes and cars can also be hired there for reasonable prices. However make sure you are properly insured before you hire anything!

Bus fares are cheap, regular and very comfortable. There is a bar next to the pool at Stalis which also supplies reasonably priced food via the attached kitchen. Bar prices however were found to be on the high side but tolerable. The staff, including the cleaners were generally cheerful and helpful.

Accommodation was cleaned regularly and the bedsheets and towels were changed approximately every two days.The self catering equipment however needs to be improved. A kettle, fridge and cooker with two rings were supplied but there was a lack of suitable pans for cooking and only one breakfast bowl supplied for cereal etc. This was rectified three days later, despite several requests to holiday rep, after I approached the receptionist in the adjoining Horizon hotel and was handed one!

The reception facilities however for holidaymakers arriving in the middle of the night were somewhat lacking. We were dropped off from the coach at the entrance to the premises and left to our own devices to find the reception area which was in the Horizon hotel. We were eventually handed a key, told we were in room 210 and escorted by the male on duty to the Stalis apartments, pointed to a doorway and told our room could be found there. We eventually found room 210 only to find that the key would not fit!

I returned to reception to find that a further thirty odd holiday makers had arrived and were there being dealt with. The male member of staff informed me that he would return later and sort out the problem but he never materialized.

After looking at the key and the brass tag in the light I found that I had a key for room 213 !! After some further searching it became obvious that there was not a room 213 in the building we were searching! The rooms on the floor above started at 301!!

It was then that the penny dropped ! Stalis, unbeknown to us until that moment, is made up of several blocks of apartments, enumerated as Block A,B,C etc. As we were in block B I tried Block C and within a few moments had found room 213. The key fitted and we entered and occupied the room for our whole stay.

Shortly after we had settled in we heard a commotion outside and upon investigation found the thirty odd other holidaymakers wandering around in a state of confusion looking for their apartments. I explained the setup to them and this helped them eventually find their apartments!

Despite this initial confusion we had a very enjoyable holiday and would stay there again.

CONCLUSION.

1. Provision of self catering equipment in the apartments needs to be reviewed and improved.

2. The person at reception should inform holidaymakers on arrival in the middle of the night that Stalis apartments are comprised of several blocks A,B,C etc and they should be informed of the location of their block where their room is.

3. The brass key tags should be stamped with the block number as well as the room number. This would assist location of the relevant apartment providing holidaymakers are given the correct key in the first place !!!!

"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Sun 24th of October 2010

Rating breakdown

  • 4 Beach
  • 4 Room
  • 4 Pool
  • 4 Service
  • 3 Dining
  • 4 Amenities
  • 3 Food

good value for money holiday

4
Good
by

"staff were friendly to us ,apartment was kept clean, linen and towels changed regularly. Bar prices were far more expensive than bars and tavernas in stalis about 3.50euros for 1 large beer you can get the same for 1.50 in the town the most you will pay is 2 the coast walk into stalis town is lovely you may need a torch for the steps if returning in the dark overall a lovely holiday and we would go back "

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Thu 23rd of September 2010

Rating breakdown

  • 3 Beach
  • 3 Room
  • 4 Pool
  • 4 Service
  • 3 Amenities

Fantastic Holiday

5
Brilliant
by

"This was a fantastic choice for us. From the moment we arrived the staff were very freindly, the rooms are basic but clean and airy, they are cleaned regularly. It is a very short pretty walk to the near town of Stalis, which is a beautiful, safe area. There are plent of restuarants and bars if you want to eat out. The cherry on top of the cake for us was POPPY, she is the front of house manager, she is so professional and nothing was too much effort for her she sorted out any little problems straight away and always with a smile. I would most definatley recommend this venue."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Mon 20th of September 2010

Rating breakdown

  • 5 Room
  • 5 Pool
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Dining
  • 5 Food

Family Holiday August 2010

4
Good
by

"Big, clean apartment, 2 balconies. Pool saltwater and a bit small. Prices at poolside bar high. Kareoke till 02.00 Wednesday nights. Some traffic noise. Lot of cricket (the insect, not the game) noise. Swimming platform below Horizon. Short walk to Stalis beach road along sea front path from below Horizon. Plenty of restaurants, bars and shops to choose from. Roma was our favourite."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Sat 11th of September 2010

Rating breakdown

  • 3 Beach
  • 4 Room
  • 3 Pool
  • 3 Service
  • 1 Dining
  • 3 Amenities
  • 1 Food

our hols

3
Average
by

"our flight to greece was great.we were greeted by friendly staff at the airport, and transfer was comfortable.reaching our destination was kind of scary, i had to wait outside in pitch darkness, alone, while my partner booked us in at 2.30 am. being affraid of the dark,and being left alone in strange surroundings really frightened me. other than that the place was exceptionally clean and tidy.star beach is a place not be missed or organised trips by olympic,they are fantastic and educational, for people who work in schools, spinalonga, chrissi beach, and not forgetting the most educational of all crete unknown. if we spent more time and had alot more money we would of liked to do more trips with the olympic because i found them safe and secure. the food at stelios stalis was good, they had internetwhich i found very handy, it kept me constantly in contact with family and friends.what i will miss most of all is the beach, the man who came around selling these gynormous donuts"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Sat 4th of September 2010

Rating breakdown

  • 5 Beach
  • 3 Room
  • 3 Pool

not very nice

2
Poor
by

"i stayed here with my partner and 2 children age 8 and 4. there is nothing for kids at all, the pool water is salted which irritated the childrens eyes. the staff were not friendly at all unless you are staying in the horizon which they also run. hide the toilet roll in your appartment as they only like to give you one and were not happy when we asked for another. Dont go to the kareoke on a wed night with children it should be for 18 and over, as the hotels managers were there to see how many girls they could kiss or dirty dance with. dont eat half board or all inclusive at horizon they will offer you this when you check in. it is the worse food i have ever tasted we demanded a refund. food at pool var is ok but drinks are very expensive. go to the stallis front and pay half the price. electra bar is cheap and owners are very friendly its just 5 mins away. beach is really nice. "

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Tue 31st of August 2010

Rating breakdown

  • 5 Beach
  • 3 Room
  • 2 Pool
  • 2 Service
  • 2 Dining
  • 2 Amenities
  • 2 Food

i would go to la luna apartments

1
Awful
by

"dont stay here, just got back, what a load of pants, this is our 3rd visit to stalis, and this place is a toilet. room cleaned once in 2 weeks, x2 pools both sea water. staff are about as happy as gordnon brown.
stay at la luna apartments if you can, family run hotel 10/10"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Mon 23rd of August 2010

Rating breakdown

  • 5 Beach
  • 2 Room
  • 1 Pool
  • 1 Service
  • 2 Amenities

my stay at stelios

2
Poor
by

"i stayed at the aparments. the outside doors wouldnt lock and the beds were really hard i had back ache!!!!!
the food is ok by the pool but very dear and we got 4 ice-creames and they cost 9 euros!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
the cleaners woke us up early and that got on our nerves.
the sun shades woble over and the telly only has sky news in english."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Mon 23rd of August 2010

Rating breakdown

  • 5 Beach
  • 1 Room
  • 5 Pool
  • 1 Service
  • 1 Amenities

fantastic

5
Brilliant
by

"i stayed at these apartments for two weeks and found them really clean,staff extremly helpful were they couldn't do enough for you entertment was great and food good as well, can't wait to go back and bring the kids this time i would rate it 10/10"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Mon 10th of May 2010

Excellent

4
Good
by

"We have stayed at the Stelios Stalis apartments twice and we are booked up to return the first two weeks in July.We have visited about 16 Greek Islands in the past and love them all.We really like the Stelios apartments,especially the room we have had for the past 2 years.Facing the sea,microwave oven,tv,telephone.The rooms are cleaned on a regular basis and "all" of the staff are lovely.It is one of the cheapest holidays we have ever had and also one of the "best""

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Mon 10th of May 2010

Rating breakdown

  • 4 Beach
  • 4 Room
  • 4 Pool
  • 4 Service
  • 4 Dining
  • 4 Amenities
  • 4 Food

stelios stalis 2009

4
Good
by

"we stayed in these aparts 2009.There are two pools you can use both nice one overlooking the sea so great for tanning.aparts had everything you need and were cleaned regulary.Its a 10 min stroll into stalis the more you go into stalis the busier it gets.Maestralis cafe was a gud place to eat really gud value for money and the food was lovely.drinks in stelios bar were expensive so went to maestralis only 1 euro for a beer.maria golden beach was nice for pizza or pasta but you have loads to chooses from.Hersonissos is a 15 minute walk from here so you have the best of two resorts.my sister going back again this year and we will definately be going back again in the future"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Mon 10th of May 2010
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  • gpj2009 by gpj2009

    "Highly recommended,safe,secure holiday environment "

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    "Jannis golden heart(well worth the walk), "

  • maddoglewis by maddoglewis

    "Where to eat & drink - Artemis, Anatolia, Golden Beach, Robin Hood Pub "

  • princess heidi by princess heidi

    "renting a car was worthwile 2 explre go 2 vai beach its lovely!! "

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    "Be sure to get out of the resort to have a good look round, something there for everybody! "

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    "Restaurant creta in the centre of stalis on the beach. "

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  • Schulz  and Beaker by Schulz and Beaker

    "Nice area with good amenities. Would return again.. "

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    "laid back location great views "

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    "don't expect too much and you will be surprised "

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