With glorious sunshine and plenty of peace and quiet, this cosy hotel’s definitely one to watch. This typically Greek hotel offers some of the finest views around. Looming behind, the towering mountains take centre stage, while lofty cypress trees form a wall below.
Beach lovers are literally a stone’s throw from the sandy shore, while the rugged coast is ideal for walkers. And if you fancy a spot of lunch, enjoy a tasty Greek salad at the nearby café, a few steps away. Of course, you don’t have to get out and about to enjoy yourself. You can simply pull up a sun lounger and flop right where you are.
There’s a pool in the neighbouring hotel a few steps away, which comes complete with sun loungers and the magnificent sight of the sea.
Evening-wise, the hotel bar’s the ideal place for a few pre-dinner drinks. With a gin sling in one hand, pull up a chair and enjoy the starry night sky. Then with glasses drained, walk to the nearby restaurant where you can enjoy a cosy meal for two. Put simply, if you’re looking for great hospitality and a truly Greek hotel, this is the place for you.
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Small & Friendly
A collection of intimate hotels with an authentic feel
- Often family-run
- Great settings, usually by the sea
- Everything from 2T to 4T
- Traditional properties
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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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Quiet October at Moonlight Hotel by M & M
My wife and I arrived home at the end of October having spent two wonderfully relaxing weeks at the Moonlight. This is a small hotel set back from the road with good sized rooms cleaned on a daily basis.The owners and staff Eva, George, Manos , and Virginia were all extremely warm and welcoming. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone.More
Michael B, Preston, United Kingdom
Relaxing, simple and friendly.
Just got home from two weeks at the Moonlight Hotel. We are booking again for next year and cannot wait. George and the girls are so friendly and helpful and Dushan, Simon and Boyan are staying as friends who we miss already. Do not go if you want in your face service, they let you chill and the hotel is so peaceful. Better then my expectations and we did shed a tear leaving, see you soon George. Paul & RoseMore
paul m, Hatfield, United Kingdom
Overpriced and over-rated.
My wife and I have just returned from a weeks stay at the Moonlight Hotel and like the last reviewer we were far from satisfied. Compared to our stay earlier in the year in Corfu this place with its limited facilities is overpriced and in my opinion most of the reviews are also over-rated. I don't agree with some of the last reviewers comments such as lack of privacy. We were in Room 22 - very spacious plenty of cupboard space, nice balcony and comfortable beds. We were in the front of the hotel and noise was minimum. We are in our early seventies and found Stalis had everything one could want and was not tacky at all as stated,it is suitable for all ages. Breakfast was as you would expect in Greece and was agreeable, except for Hotel staff who all looked miserable and couldn't wait for the end of season to come. The bathroom could do with a good makeover, maybe with a 3/4 glass shower door to replace that horrible dirty shower curtain. In the day we spent our time by the pool at the Pela Sofia Hotel with FREE sunbeds and wonderful snacks not like the Ariadne hotel opposite the Moonlight which attracts you in by advertising free use of pool then charge you for sunbeds eventhough you are purchasing food there. We had some wonderful evening meals at the Sergiani and Anatolia and one other whose name I can't remember. The staff at the Anatolia were wonderful and the food superb. I think overhaul this hotel is not value for money and Thomson should really sort these problems out. The bar does not open until 6pm so if you come back after a day sunbathing looking for a refreshing drink - forget it.More
bobRCTWales, RCT Wales
why is everyone raving about this place?
My husband and I stayed at the moonlight for two weeks in September. The room was very basic as expected, the bathroom though was pretty bad and certainly took some getting used to as it was so basic and the smallest bathroom I have ever seen so spending time in there was pretty depressing and having an old shower curtain sticking to you whilst you shower is not that enjoyable either. The biggest negative we found with the room was the complete lack of privacy as our balcony and window were directly opposite others and as they were so close we felt hemmed in with no sense of space whatsoever, there really was no way of avoiding other guests whilst in the apartment unless we sat on the bed with all the curtains closed. Another negative is the location as from the Thompson photo and description of the moonlight you get a sense of space and peace and quiet, none of which is true as it is situated (set back) on a busy road used by scooters, cars, quads, buses, coaches and pedestrians. We read all reviews before booking this hotel and one of the things that kept coming up was how friendly staff/owners are....... I can honestly say that is not what we experienced whilst there but then we didn't spend every night sitting in their very English bar so maybe that's why. The lady at breakfast (maybe the owner) actually made me and my husband feel uncomfortable as each morning she glared at us and never once said good morning. The breakfast was enjoyable though and the greek yogurt really is yummy with fresh fruit and honey. Stalis itself was awful, like a tacky English seaside town, there are no locals living there and it is just one long busy road with restaurants, bars (many English) and shops. So if like us you like authentic Greece with a sense culture and quaint surroundings do not go to Stalis.More
ajfclf, Norwich, United Kingdom
New to Crete
First time in Crete stayed in the Moonlight Hotel Stalis for 2 weeks. Brilliant hotel as it says in the book small & friendly. Staff are fantastic nothing was too much trouble. Rooms were spotless in fact couldn't complain about anything. Definitely book again for next year.More
AVRIL64, Llanelli, United Kingdom
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