Me and my friends had a great time at hotel hermes, Staff was very welcoming and friendly, and the room was good, Very clean and lots of fun, great view from our balcony and the pool was good too.
October 11, 2012
Me and a friend went to the Hermes Hotel in Malia for 2 weeks in September 2010 and had a great time! The accommodation was pretty much what we expected - basic but clean. We were in an unrefurbished room which was small but had the basics - beds, bathroom, balcony, fridge, sink, hotplate, wardrobe and safe (which you pay for). We were in one of the refurbished rooms with some friends one night and they are really lovely, the self catering facilities and a lot better and there's more room but to be honest, for the amount of time you spend in the room the older rooms are just fine!
Malia itself was MENTAL and amazing! There's so many pubs and clubs we didn't even get around them all and there's something for everyone from cheesy pop to 70s music to hip hop and dance. Candy Club, Zig Zag and Malibu Club are the best clubs while The Loft is a good bar. Galaxy Bar at the top of the strip is really good day and night, they open early and do amazing breakfasts and you can get British drinks like Magners and Guiness if that's what you fancy - most other places stock Greek beer vodka etc.
We were a bit apprehensive about going Club 18-30 but we both loved it! The transfers were really good, the bus picked us up at the airport and took us right to our hotel and picked us up from the hotel on the way back, was really good and totally hassle free. The day trips and night outs they had on offer were really varied so there was really something for everyone and we didn't feel particularly pressured into doing anything we didn't wanna do. I'd recommend the Silent Disco, the Summer Vibes day trip and the Booze Cruise trip.
Price wise, Malia is very reasonable compared to other resorts I've been too such as Tenerife and Lanzarote. Dinner most nights for the two of us was usually around 35-40E (for starter, main and drinks) and every bar does drink promos such as 2 for 1, free shots...the best drink promo is probably in The Loft - 5E for 5 doubles! There's a massive Spar right on the strip with a really good selection of everything you could need, so if you'd prefer to use your self catering facilities you should get whatever you fancy in there.
September 29, 2010