Palace Hotel Reviews

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Reviews of Palace Hotel in Malia, Crete

Hotel Palace Review by Natasha Lane (UK) - Rating 09 / 10

I have just arrived home from Malia and stayed in the Palace Hotel with my friend for a week. I can honestly recommend Palace hotel to anyone, after reading the reviews written on various websites i must admit i was weary of staying there but thought i'd give it a try, which i am glad i did. We are both 24 and enjoy the nightlife Malia had to offer but didn't want to be right in the middle of it all for a week, so Palace hotel is perfect as it's in walking distance from the fabulous restraunts Malia has to offer, a two minute walk to the shops which range from grocery stores to fab little shops that sell shoes,clothes etc... The nightlife is a short five minuite walk away so when you get back to the hotel you hear no noise and the hotel its self is relaxed and easy going. The rooms are cleaned daily and your beds made and fresh towels left for you. The room we stayed in has a balcony (i think they all do) two single beds, safe vanity table and mirror and bedside table with table and chairs for you to relax on the balcony too. The staff were lovely and there to help when needed, which we did as when we arrived i realised i'd lost my key for my suitcase and the man had to cut it off for me. My shoe broke (they provided glue) and when i thought i broke the safe he showed me my phone had blocked it from locking. All in all a nice relaxing hotel where the staff are there to help if needed. and would defenetly book again.


Hotel Palace Review by Ash and Kary (England) - Rating 10 / 10

I'll start with the basics, me and my partner have just came back from Malia and we stayed in the Palace Hotel. we really enjoyed our holiday and would highly recommend this resort to anyone interested.

Yes Malia is a lively busy resort but you can get away from it if preferred, our 1st week we stayed with friends from home and we were all very pleased with the hotel when we arrived, the pool was always very clean and sunbeds were always available to those staying in the hotel.

We hardly ever got up for breakfast, it was a very basic Greek breakfast but we expected that and wasn't disappointed the only reason we didn't get up was because the hotel served very nice food at a low price all day (even a full English cooked breakfast). The other reason was due to the fact breakfast was served 8.30 till 9.30 and we didn't fancy it due to only being in bed a few hours before hand and having a belly full of beer!

Anyway the rooms were just right, enough room and enough storage space what more would you want, we were the luckiest really because we stayed on the top floor and it was the only room located up there with two bedrooms with double beds in and a separate bathroom (the balcony was huge!). But our friends' room was just as nice but with one less room, not that we needed our extra room we just used it for extra storage.

The hotel its self is located about a 10 minute walk away from all the action its nice though because you pass loads of shops and quite bars so you hardly notice the walk at all but most importantly you are away from all the noise at night, its on a very quite road. Our 2nd week our friends went home and me and my partner had a very romantic week we enjoyed the quite bars and even went into Stalis (the next town) which is all sea view, very nice!

So overall we had the best of both really we had the lively nightlife in the 1st week and a nice quite chilled out week for the 2nd. We couldn't of stayed in a better hotel the staff (mum, dad and daughter) are very friendly and talk perfect English so they were happy 2 help with any thing, nothing was 2 much trouble. Id love to go back and I give this hotel 10/10!

Hotel Palace Review by Mansel - Rating 10 / 10

The Palace Hotel was a very clean, friendly hotel, situated a few hundred metres from the shops and non-stop nightlife of Malia.
Anna and Stavros who manage the hotel were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble for them. The pool and area around it was always spotlesley clean, and the hotel rooms were cleaned four or five times a week, there were always lots of clean fresh towels. The rooms were basic, but comfortable, our only complaint being that there was no where to store your "smalls"----if there had been a small chest of drawers in each hotel room it would have been ideal!
The Palace is a family run hotel for families, there is no loud music blaring out all night or wild parties, it is a very nice hotel managed by very nice people in a very central part of Malia. The nearest taverna is two minutes walk from the hotel, all bars, shops and supermarkets are a couple of minutes walk away. The hotel has apoolside snackbar which serves beer, tea and coffee, milkshakes, fresh orange juices. The menu is extensive and very good value for money, the greek salad served by Anna or her daughter Maria was the best that I had tasted in Crete!!!!!!!!
The Palace is a small 15 roomed hotel, small and friendly.................

Hotel Palace Review by Jon (England) - Rating 04 / 10

First of all let me explain that the four stars are only for the hotel being very clean, tidy and for the nice owner.

The Palace Hotel in Malia is on the main road which runs along the north of Crete and is hence very busy 24/7 (24 hours per day). In my view I would not go there with small children, as they could not run out into the road. The noise is unbearable not only is it heard throughout all hours of the night, from the road but, also the hotel itself seems to be built with no sound insulation. Noise carries and reverbs everywhere. We could hear people walking up the stairs and brushing their teeth and talking in the rooms opposite us. My partner resoned that if we could hear them, then they could hear us as well, so we stayed quite...

This is one of the noisiest hotels I have ever stayed in.

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