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.
After 3 attempts staying in other parts of Greece we said never again,then up pops late deal to the moonlight,flights, transfers,b+b for a week Â£97 each it's fair to say we wasn't expecting much on arrival we were met and shown to our room,and we were more than happy with it after all its just for sleeping breakfast was more than ample although we only used it 3 times,the rest we popped along to the rovers or red lion for an English a full on double everything only cost 5â¬ ,although you can use the pool over the road we found it very expensive, if you turn right out of hotel couple hundred yards down on the left opp the Greek fish restaurant the beds are free all day as long as you buy a drink ,we ate there as well sometimes whole day by pool with drinks and huge lunches 25â¬ ,back at hotel the lads on the bar were great ended up falling into the room most nights thanks guys we now love Greece well that area and are definitely going back to see them maybe at the Greek wedding we got invited to all in all clean ,friendly,great location and all the people that go back year in year out can't all be wrong think any negative comments are from people who expect 5 star for 2 star moneyMore
kevin r, 186273
Lovely last minute holiday
Agree with all Sharon B wrote .
Our room was refurbished and stylish !
Must say a massive thank you to owner George , who was so kind when I discovered I had lost my purse on the flight to Crete..(. thankfully it had been handed into the agent at the airport) , He took myself and husband back to the aiport to retrieve it !!
Words can't thank him enough.
Great family hotel !More
Last minute holiday
Picked up a last minute deal for this place for a weeks stay at the start of the season. Moonlight is a small family run hotel advertised as being friendly and relaxed which it certainly is. Some rooms have been refurbished, ours was on the "to do " list but it was clean and the beds were comfortable .
Hotel is a breakfast only basis which consists of tea, coffee, cereals ,bread, ham, cheese, croissants, fruit etc as well as lovely Greek yoghurt and honey perfectly fine for our stay.
The bar out front run by brothers Simon and Boyyan is always friendly reasonably priced and great if you like a late one. They do a fine job.
Overall a good little place to stay with no kids, all the best to Giorgos and family for keeping a great little place. More
Sharon B, 186224
An excellent hotel for a âchill-outâ holiday
My wife and I had a lovely two weeks here in October. Upon arrival we were warmly greeted by George who carried our cases from the coach. Our room, which was on the reception floor, was spotlessly clean and was kept that way for the whole two weeks. The beds were comfortable and we enjoyed good nightsâ sleep. The shower in the bathroom had plenty of hot water at all times, but the shower alcove was fitted with a shower curtain which didnât stop water from leaking out onto the washroom floor. I understand this is to be fixed this year as part of a refurbishment of some of the rooms. There was plenty of space to hang clothes, a bit of a reach up though, and there was a good-sized fridge â at an extra charge. Maria did an excellent job of keeping our room clean and with a good supply of fresh bedding and towels. There is no kettle provided, but plenty of sockets into which to plug your own. Breakfast, eaten on the terrace by reception, is excellent for the grade of hotel: a choice of cereals, fruit, yoghurt, jam, bread for toasting, meats and cheese, and coffee from an urn and hot water for tea making. I was disappointed there were no olives with breakfast, but you can buy your own from the local shops.
The hotel is located on the edge of the main âstripâ of Sralis, but within a few minutes walking you can reach a wide range of restaurants, tavernas, bars and shops. The sea is also just two minutes walk away, through the hotel opposite which had a lawn running down to the beach and a pool available to Moonlight customers.
We had some lovely evenings in the bar by the roadside, meeting up there with new friends for a night-cap and a gossip before going to bed, usually early the next day. Thereâs an extensive range of cocktails available in addition to the usual drinks. Bojan does a superb job with this bar and it is one of the more pleasant places for a drink and a chat in Stalis.
Overall then this is an excellent hotel for itâs grade and is truly âsmall and friendlyâ. If youâre looking for some âchill-outâ time in this area of Crete then this is ideal. Thoroughly recommended.
Just two points from the Thomson description: there is no sea view due to the hotel opposite but there are views of the hills; and âruralâ is a matter of opinion, Iâd call it âvillageâ.
Not what the brochure says !!!
I normally book my own hotels and flights and this experience has made me return to that practice.
Thompsons describe it as "rural and quiet". It isn't. The music in the bar carries on till well after 1.00am and the location is not rural. The street outside is busy.
Other reviews speak about the family who own it. We only encountered them when we arrived and when we left and one other occasion. We therefore can't comment on them.
The bar staff were friendly and helpfull.
My main problem was that on two mornings there was no hot water. This was apparently due to the fact that there was no sun to heat the solar panels ????????
Stalis has many restaurants and we did find some good ones. Some of the smaller ones offer better service.More