Been back a week now from a truely memorable week at Mikes Hotel in Maleme Crete.
From our arrival and meeting Sophia off the coach, our weeks stay went from strength to strength !
On first impressions, Maleme doesn't really have much to offer !
A main road with a Supermarket, Bakery, Restaurant ,a gift shop, one bar which was open, and a Gyros bar doesn't at first grab your attention !
But head down towards the beach area and bars and restaurants jump out at you as you walk the pleasent waterfront with nicely trimmed grassy areas offering Restaurants serving freshly caught fish, Pork chops to die for, all the local cuisines, Mousaka, Kleftiko et al, finish it off with a generous helping of Baklava and an ice cold Mythos........
jobs a goodun !
My partner and i stayed in the Hotel area of Mikes as there are also appartments situated some five minutes away around the back of the Hotel down a track towards the beach.
The Hotel is tastefully decorated with the bar to your right side when you enter. The Hotel then opens up into the Restaurant area which leads out onto a large terrace to which we both enjoyed many an evening indulging in Mammas gastric delights !
We dined there five of our seven nights, each night there being a Special served as well as the menu of which i can recommend everything !
One tip, take a pair of jeans or trousers a size bigger for your return journey as the portions are mansize !
Raki mixed with Honey is then the order of the day.... mmmmmm !
We stayed on the second floor, facing the main road. There is no lift and in the forty degree heat, walking up them did bring the sweats on !
The rooms are almost English like, bathroom with bath with shower over the bath..... no hole in the floor here !
Dark wood wardrobes, fridge, kettle with cups and saucers, aircon, which is free and a necessity, single beds and a nice size balcony !
The pool is situated a five minute walk away by the appartments.
The pool and poolside bar are set amongst grass sided areas with palm trees which is at it's best late at night when lit up !
Manos, Mikes son, will tender your every need at the bar area as well as plying you with plentyful amounts of Ouzo !
As will the glamourous bar staff.
If relaxation is the order of the day, then this place is for you !
Pizza at the bar are to die for also !
The only downside to my stay here was the beach, situated one hundred yards from the pool, it's not sand but small stone and large pebble once in the water, which are very slippy , and with the waves could cause problems to young children !
People have passed comment towards the rather loud barman (another Mike) across from the pool ruining their peace and tranquility to which this charming hotel does give.
We did venture over to his bar and found him very accomodating, helpful and funny !
Give it a whirl ,you will warm to him, i guarantee !
Also try the Gyros bar on the top road, food is very good and reasonably priced.
Situated next to the Bakery.
So, on the whole, i can't big this Hotel enough,
run by a family who you warm to as soon as you arrive, the cleaner deserves a mention also as your room is cleaned to a high standard everyday !
Buses stop directly outside the front door to take you to Chania.
Car hire is situated just next door, so discovering this wonderful Island is at hand !
We jumped a bus (Chania bound) just fifteen minutes away to Platanias where the beach is sandy and the water bathlike temperatures !
All in all, this place will grow on you the longer you stay here,
we, will most definately return to this gem of a place again, once you've been here, you'll understand why people return time after time.
Only by readind other reviews we ventured here, and every review was true to the letter,
do your self a favour, try it, you won't be disappointed !
So to all at Mikes, a big thank you for a great weeks stay..........
and to Sophia a big Thank You Daaaaaarling !
Stayed one week 19th July 2011
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mike’s Studios & Apartments are situated on the beach in the village of Maleme, 17 kilometres west of Chania. The self-catering apartments are modern and spacious and are all surrounded by a beautiful tropical gardens. 100 metres away from the apartments is Mike's Hotel and Restaurant. Based on more traditional design, the hotel includes sea view or mountain view rooms. Enjoy Mediterranean specialties on the restaurant terrace gazing at the blue horizon of the Aegean Sea. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mike Hotel And Apartments
- Mike Hotel & Apartments Maleme, Chania, Greece
- Mike Hotel máleme