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.
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Small & Friendly
Holidays with an authentic feel
- Properties with a traditional feel
- Often family-run
- Picturesque settings, usually by the sea
- Everything from 2T to 5T
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You're welcome to use the pool in the neighbouring hotel where there's plenty of sunbeds to relax. The pool has a magnificent view of the sea. Charges apply for sunbeds.
You'll have the choice to dine indoors or enjoy your breakfast al fresco on the veranda.
You'll find this at the front of the hotel, ideal for pre-dinner drinks. With a fantastic cocktail menu to choose from.
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Twin Room with Balcony or Terrace
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Recently back from this hotel and can't praise it enough. Just the loveliest hotel for a relaxing holiday from the rooms to the continental breakfast, the hard working staff and not forgetting the brothers who run the bar all very friendly and welcoming. Well worth a visit More
Just back from our first visit to Stalis & the Moonlight Hotel. We chose this Hotel based on Tripadvisor reviews and had a great holiday. George and his family are lovely hosts and welcomed us on arrival and were friendly & approachable during our stay. We were allocated to a ground floor room in the second block which was decorated to a really high standard. Modern facilities, kettle, fridge, safety deposit box & aircon. Charges apply for fridge, safety deposit box & aircon which is expected. The breakfast was good. Plenty of melon, cheese, cold meats, Boiled Eggs, Greek yoghurt, Greek honey, Toast, cereal, tea & coffee. Located opposite Moonlight Hotel is Ariadne Hotel where you can use pool & access the beach – 2 sunbeds & umbrella €4.50. If you turn right out of the hotel and walk 200 metres there is the Pela Sofia on the left hand side of the road which has a lovely pool with free sunbeds provided you use their bar/catering facilities €3 large beer (same as at bar in Moonlight). The Moonlight has a great bar at the edge of the road which is run by two brothers Bojan (J pronounced as a Y) and Simon. These are great guys who offer a top class service and good company. They can recommend restaurants and book taxi’s for you. They even ordered a takeout for us on arrival as no food places were open locally at the time. Enjoyed meals at Taverna Elisabeth in old Malia - €6/7 by taxi; Four Brothers, Creta & El Grecco. Didn’t get a chance to try the Chinese or Yannis up by the church. Didn’t go on any trips as only there for a week and just chilling out. Had a great time in Stalis & at the Moonlight which is mainly down to the friendliness of George & his family and Bojan and Simon at the bar. Looking forward to returning for a second visit. Mike & Shirley Llantwit MajorMore
Firstly I think it's only fair to say I've been in Hotels for over 20 years and am currently a GM of a style hotel in Scotland. Moonlight is perfect . The team ( Jorgè , Maria and the boys at the bar ) really are great . The hotel is perfect situated and the use of the the pool at the Adrianna is great (€3.60) Maria sets up a great brilliant breakfast each day ( try honey and Greek yogurt) All in all , we loved this place and the people who work there make it all the more special More
Friendly Moonlight Hotel
Nice little hotel, good location. It is a room and continental breakfast only establishment. There are extra charges for use of: Safe, Fridge & Air Con. These optional extras are available on arrival with George the manager. My room (not refurbished yet) was a little dated though perfectly ok, with a small balcony overlooking a garden area. The housekeeping & the breakfast were operated by the very hard working Maria and both were very good. The beach & swimming pool can be used at the hotel across the road, only a short walk. Sunbeds etc are available for hire on a daily basis, both on the beach & poolside. The Moonlight free WIFI is very good & coped well even at busy parts of the day & works in all areas including the cocktail bar to the front of the grounds. The bar opens at 6pm & is a lovely place to sit and relax anytime of the evening. Its run by 2 brothers, Bojan & Simon who are great guys and work hard everynight. I must also say, Rocky the dog is a legend. I was staying here as a solo traveller and the other guests who were there during my 2 weeks were all wonderful & i soon fitted right in at this very friendly little hotel https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g644210-d500169-r491233307-Moonlight-Stalis_Crete.html#More
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Tracy and Angelo
We had a fabulous 2 weeks at this hotel. Good location. Nice friendly staff. Room was recently refurbished to high standard. Cleaned daily. Breakfast was continental quite basic but adequate. A choice of bread for toast would have been nice as I didn't like the white sliced bread on offer. The bar at the hotel which we went to every night😊is run by brothers Simon and Bojan. What a fantastic bar. The adopted dog rocky is adorable I wanted to take him home. Had an awesome time at the bar mingling with other guests and visitors. These boys are so entertaining and welcoming. I tried so many shots and cocktails I'd never tried before and the white wine was lovely. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they are a real asset to the hotel. Would visit again 😁More
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