This typically Greek hotel comes with a laid-back bar* and a quiet rural setting. And then there’s the sea view…
The Moonlight Hotel comes with first-rate sea views. It’s just a few steps from a sandy beach, with a café and restaurant on the doorstep. We don't take bookings for under 16s here, but children may be travelling with other companies.
The hotel has its own bar which does Continental breakfasts and evening cocktails. Elsewhere, there’s plenty of space for sunbathing in the grounds, and there’s a swimming pool you can use at the hotel across the road.
we have just returned from a weeks break at the moonlight ,it was near the end of season and only 5 rooms out of 19 were occupied so it was nice and quiet, the room we were in was clean but cramped, not much room around the bed ,or in the shower room ,toilet shower and basin are all in easy reach .the breakfast was very good .there is a charge for the fridge as well as the safe and air con .overall enjoyable break but wont be going back for seconds.More
jaj112233, Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
Cheap break ??????
We were looking for cheap break this (hotel) seemed ok I wouldn't call it a hotel it is just apartment s there was nobody to se us in apart from the cleaner who because there was two couple with the same name gave us the wrong room.the rooms are spacey the bath room which is just a shower wants good clean and redecorate the shower curtain falls on you while showering we askd for twin beds and got two singles,the wardrobe rail was about two metre high and was difficult to reach,when remaking on this the land lady said they do it next year,if you look at other reviews she seems to have said that before,while we're on about the lady it would be polite not to be on her mobile at the top of her voice while the rep was trying to give us her talk about the area. The breakfast was a standard continental one but the toaster only work at one end,this as seems have been like it a while.All in all this a rooming house,only saved by the use of the hotel across the road.Also safe fridge and air con is chargeable.More
725Bushtracker, North Devon, United Kingdom
Where we stayed
Just spent a week at the Moonlight Hotel Stalis, it's a well run family hotel, George his family and staff could not do enough for you, I give it a firm recommendation and I don't think you will be disappointed.More
Typical Crete - fantastic
This was our first visit to this small and friendly hotel. We travelled with our 2 adult children. I must admit that the first rooms we were allocated were a big disappointment - situated at the back of the hotel in a separate' block'- they were dark, in need of redecoration and the bathrooms left a lot to be desired. However, once we complained, we were moved to much better rooms within the main hotel building that had balconies, so we're brighter and the bathrooms were much better appointed. The rooms were basic, but clean, and to be frank - for the amount we paid I consider to be excellent value. The music played in the bar was a little loud (the owner obviously wanted to use his great sound system to its full advantage), but the windows did sound proof quite well. Breakfast was typical cold continental - more than adequate. Let's face it, being so well placed in the town, if you want something more elaborate, you have plenty of alternatives to choose from all around.
There is a great store right next door that sells everything - the fruit we bought and took to the beach each day was great value. We stayed for 2 weeks and ate in a different restaurant nearly every night - fantastic choice - prices all very similar and wonderful typical Greek menus.
The hotel is a Thomson Hotel, family owned. The family were friendly and helpful, but as usual Thomsons were hopeless! The rep failed to turn up and when she did - with no apologies a few days late, she had nothing to tell us.
Use of the hotel opposite was a bonus. There is a lovely bar/cafe by the pool and a pool table, which all looks onto the sea. There is a choice of sun loungers next to the pool, on the grassy slopes down to the beach or on the beach itself.
We hired a car - a Megane convertible - the roof was down for the first 20 mins of our 3 day hire, but was soon put up to give sun shade and protection from the dusty roads! We got some good posing photos though.More
Carol G, Preston, England, United Kingdom
A relaxing hotel
We have just returned from a 2 week stay, it was relaxing and enjoyable. We stayed in a double that had recently been refurbished on the lower level. We had a lovely large patio area to chill out in.
George and his family and staff made us feel welcome and made our stay comfortable and enjoyable. If you want to get away from the high life and want a simple easy holiday then this is a place to stay. Breakfast it a buffet and you have a fair choice of cereals, fruit, ham, cheese, yogurt, toast and jams. Plenty to start the day.
There are plenty of stairs, if you are not very mobile then it may be a little of a problem. I use crutches and it was ok as we were in a basement room, which had a patio and not a balcony, there were a few steps down to it. My husband went up into the hotel (steps) then down some steps to our room and let me in via the patio. Which was fine for me. But if you have a problem with steps then this would be difficult for you. There is a small incline up to the hotel from the road. through the frontage which is has the bar area running along side .
It is on the boarder of Malia and Stalis, so you have a choice in which direction you want to go for restaurants, many to choose from. All of course serving similar foods, good food and the local wine is drinkable.
The beach that is available in the hotel opposite is really great, but be aware of the flags, it can get rough. The swimming pool is nice too with a bar along side serving great snacks and meals during the day. Very hospitable. Sun beds are chargeable at 1.80 euros each and the umbrellas are also 1.80 euro for the day. The only way of not paying is a long walk to a bar that gives you a sun bed free if you stay there all day and buy you food and drink.
The coast line along the "strip" as they call it is clean and safe. The water is beautifully clear. There are so many bars to choose from you are spoilt for choice. Also lots of souvenir shops.
I would not hesitate to return to the Moonlight, it was a lovely experience.More