Proudly local, enveloped by an idyllic locale and the bearer of a finely crafted Greek identity, Cretan Malia Park presents a hideaway in every sense, welcoming families and couples alike.
From its boundless slow-paced aura, carefully aligned with the tempo of the island, to an authentically Cretan gastronomic experience, Cretan Malia Park is a microcosm of the island on which is resides — an accurate and detailed snapshot of Crete, where travellers are offered ample opportunity to explore, experience and live.
Malia Crete Island 70007 Greece
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We were here on our honeymoon and had the best time. If you want to relax, this is a perfect hotel for you. The front desk, beach bar, and restaurant staff were all super friendly. It has beachfront access, which was lovely! The food options were fantastic!! You can tell that most people who come to this hotel are families looking for the all-inclusive feel on holiday. However, we didn't book the all-inclusive part and wanted to explore the town more. I would come back, it was a great property!
This was the fifth time that my wife and I have stayed at the Cretan Malia Park but this was the first time back since lock down and Covid. As always, the gardens around the hotel are kept immaculate and all common areas and rooms are equally well maintained. Overall, the hotel looks great after its recent makeover. The beach bar has been updated and sun beds on the beach renewed - and always available (we were there at the end of August beginning of September). It was also great to see many of the regular staff who have been there over the years. We went all-inclusive as we usually do, although we take trips out and don’t eat in the hotel all the time. Food quality was good and choice for breakfast at the buffet is vast. Evening meal is now better in one of the separate restaurants. Service at the Cretan restaurant and the Almyra restaurant was excellent, as was the food. My only complaint was the portions are far too large. Overall, a great holiday. My only complaints - having to wait and sign a receipt each time you get a drink. I actually prefer just give my room number, pick it up at the bar and take it to where I am sitting. The other big change from the previous times we have been there (usually August) is the number of small children. In past years, the clientele generally did not have so many young children below the age of 3. The noise at meal times ( breakfast and dinner) and continual yelling was actually unbearable at times! Might it be possible to have “family dining rooms” at meal times? In my first ever review of the Malia Park I called it an oasis of peace and tranquillity – I must admit not any more in the main hotel areas, the beach was fine. Will I be back, yes of course, it’s a great hotel, but maybe with ear plugs!
More eco-friendly than person friendly. Disappointing rooms (no bath, 1 towel between 3 on occasion for shower) and beach is tiny and quite sore on the feet, customer service average (hard to get things done). VG food - really good (bar breakfast which is quite good), nice pool (when not closed for a kid’s poo which I appreciate is parent issue than hotel issue) - just overall probably not quite what used to or hoping for but not overpriced. Malia nearby is, well, malia but old town is nice. Sissi a big disappointment - was hard to find a restaurant where the menus weren’t filled with pictures of the food…