Hotel Moonlight  

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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Based On 131 reviews

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    B Class
  • 2Buildings
  • 3Floors
  • 19Rooms

Small & Friendly

Holidays with an authentic feel

  • Traditional properties
  • Often family-run
  • Great settings, usually by the sea
  • Everything from 2T to 4T

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Bed and Breakfast

Continental breakfast.

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Outdoor pool

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.

Continental breakfast

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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We have used this hotel for nine years and it is always very friendly. Manos, Eva, George and Helen are lovely people who aim to help their guests enjoy their holiday. There is a programme of refurbishment underway with a few rooms modernised and smartened up, others due over the next few years. However, the older rooms are looking their age ( including the one we stayed in). It is also clear that savings are being made by lower levels of cleaning frequency. Rubbish is removed daily but towels and bedding only changed every three or four days, with the quality of that linen old but functional. It is disappointing, but the beds remain very comfortable and the air con (€40 per week) very efficient. A fridge (€20 per week) and safety deposit box (€15 per week) are payable locally. Don't forget to bring a kettle for your morning cuppa on the balcony. There is a hairdryer in the room which has plenty of storage, coat hangers and a TV. Maria prepares a basic breakfast and then does the cleaning. She is helpful and friendly. Simon and Boyan run the bar, which is more popular and busy than in previous years. Their friends visited regularly, which meant at times the service lacked guest attention. The Ariadne Beach hotel opposite is a lovely place to spend the day. Sun beds (£5.40 per two beds and parasol daily) are either on the sandy beach or on grassy terraces/gardens. Armando looks after the sun beds and helps guests and visitors to 'set up camp'. Minas and Sam keep the beach bar which provides a sheltered place for frappes and lunches. A daily special of about €7.00 is usually delicious and good value for money.More

Lin W, 186376

In the heart of Stalis. An EXCELLENT team in Maria and Boyyan

A great little hotel, within walking distance of restaurants, beach, supermarkets,bars and shops. A brilliant find in the heart of Stalis. Upon our arrival at The Moonlight Hotel in the early hours of Saturday morning we were met by Boyyan and George. Boyyan helped us with our cases and showed us our room, as we were on a late flight the bar and supermarket was closed after asking for a bottle of water it was swiftly supplied, a couple of bottles of water should be provided and not requested if holidaymakers are arriving so late. We were told that if we didn't like the room we could request a change on Sunday. Unfortunately, our room was not one that had recently been refurbished, the bathroom was circa 1970 and had seen better days. The room itself and the bedding was very clean and this is down to the very hardworking Maria, she is a diamond. We requested a change of room, this was done swiftly and with no hassle at all, we were shown two, we chose room 2 which had been refurbished, this room was excellent, spacious, bright and modern. Our friends stayed in one of the unfurnished rooms but was way better than room 6 to which we had recently departed. The continental beakfast was good and Maria was on hand to replenish the food etc. Maria is one of the hardest working people, she is there every day to welcome you to breakfast and is still there at 6pm after cleaning the rooms, she has always got a friendly word and lovely smile no matter what time of the day. Boyyan and his brother Simon are also an asset to The Moonlight, they run the bar and keep everyone happy until well into the night. The hotel across the road is a lovely place to relax in the sun by the pool or on the beach and the beds and sun umbrellas are so cheap to hire, with a cheeky chappie always on hand with a happy face and friendly advice. All in all it was a brilliant week. A few points we thought would make this hotel better are: Bottled water on your first night Maybe eggs in the morning, which you could boil yourself. Kettles in every room, (which you can ask for but if you don't know you can ask you won't know this) Air con €40 per week, fridge €20 per week, safe €15 These charges are in my opinion, are excessive especially if you're staying for 2 weeks and more than anywhere else I've stayed in the Med. A great hotel and location, we are booking to return in 2017, what better review is that.More

Dee L,

A great holiday!

We decided for our first holiday abroad we'd like to go somewhere welcoming and relaxing - moonlight was the place to go! As soon as we arrived we were welcomed by the manager George and our suitcases taken to our room by the always friendly Boyan. The hotel is located in a great area - turn left and there are great (and cheap!) restaurants and shops (a restaurant I'd recommend would be Kostas) and to the right you find the same! The bar at Moonlight is fantastic - well priced drinks (including beer and cocktails), music and a great atmosphere. Boyan and Simon were great company and very welcoming. Despite Stalis being the next town over from Malia you are not disrupted by the noisy partying - we always slept well every night. The hotel itself is quiet and the breakfast is good - there is also free wifi, just ask for the password. You are also able to use the pool across the road free of charge and it is right on the beach. *You do have to pay extra for a fridge, safe and air conditioning if you would like it* We would definitely come back again!! More


Great little hotel

The Moonlight is a family run budget hotel,set in pleasant gardens well back from the busy strip .We were welcomed. and shown to a clean a little dated, simply furnished twin room with bathroom, also a balcony with table chairs. Sheets and towells are changed daily.and hairdryer in room. Please note as seems to be the custom in Greece we were charged 75 euros for weekly use of air conditioning,fridge,and safe at reception. Stallis is quite along strip of restaurants,hotels, shops and bars.A beautiful swimming pool with associated bar is directly opposite at the beach on the other side of the road.The bar connected to the Moonlight is very pleasant we enjoyed many a cocktail,served by very friendly staff.There are many eateries with owners beckoning you to dine at their establishment,we found the family run eateries seemed to offer the best food.Average prices 8-10 euros for a Moussaka,or Spaghetti etc.We travelled with Thompson who were very well organised but would recommend the trips booked on the strip ( we used the coach trip booking place adjacent to the hotel ) as Thompson trips are about twice the price.We went to Spinalonga and also Knossos.very enjoyable with great guides in both cases.If you are interested in Minoan history the Archaeological museum in Heraklion near the bus station (4 euro by local bus each way) is world class with some amazing Minoan finds . Anyway we had a very enjoyable stay.More

Neil O,

A fab week at the moonlight. Spotless rooms, great breakfast. Would deffo come back. A1

An amazing week at the moonlight. Fab breakfast, spotless rooms. Cheeky george and family make u so very welcome. Boyyan at the bar fantastically helpful. Maria, works amazingly hard to make your stay a fantastic one. Would deffo come back More


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Hotel Moonlight
Rated: 4.5 /5 based on 131 customer reviews
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