Found on the luscious and cultural Greek island of Crete, the DIASSELO Apartments are the perfect accompaniment to a relaxing holiday in the outskirts of Malia.
Conveniently located between the chilled out resort of Stalis and the party centre that is Malia, DIASELLO is the perfect location for couples and families and small group of young people looking for a varied holiday experience.
The apartments are family run with a homely atmosphere. They are owned and managed by Panos who are supported in the kitchen by Mano's Mum who live on site. It is only 33 km away from Heraklion international airport and port and only 10 minutes walk to the entertainment centre of Malia. Less than 400 meters away from the golden sandy beaches of Malia
Distance to city centre 900m
Distance to beach 400m
Distance to airport 30km
Address: 00302897500510, Papa Michali Katsouli,- 2, Malia, Greece
Malia, Crete, Greece
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The place is superb, typical of the Crete! The rooms are spacious, with clean bathrooms! Of course the rooms are air-conditioned.
The boss, Panos, very friendly and helpful, attentive to his customers. He
will do everything to make sure you have the perfect vacation!
The swimming pool is very clean and large.
The villa is very clean and in a very quiet place. You have everything in the surroundings to discover Crete.
I can only recommend this hotel. You'll make the life of a Cretan and get to know a great boss!
One thing is for sure, I will go back there!
Are you looking for an enjoyable place to stay, then Villa Diassello is not the place for you. This tip comprises of the hostess with the mostess who makes simple tasks seem like hard work.
The greeting- Upon arrival awaited the astronomical task of checking into our rooms. We waited for what seemed to be a lifetime in the bar before the owner greeted us wearing what appeared to be a bath towel around his waist, and his man tits out. After greeting us, the first thing he informed us was that we needed to pay a government tax, we are still unsure what it was for, but did get a hand written receipt so must have been legitimate.
The Pool area - in all fairness the pool was the highlight of this hotel, not that this is much to brag about, although you can’t bring drinks by the pool due to unknown tax reasons.
The bar- if you are looking for speedy service, this is not the place for you. Be prepared to wait at least 30 minutes for your undercooked breakfast whilst the ‘chef’ rides off into the sunset on his moped never to be seen again. One positive is that if you fancy a swim but don’t fancy walking to the pool, you can order a bowl of chips, as you can do breast stroke in the amount of grease that comes with them. If you enjoy long walks, then the trip to the bin to dump your used cans from the bar is for you. Thanks to the treks to the bin, I now have calf muscles like Cristiano Ronaldo.
The rooms- where do we start here. Upon arrival, we found out that if we wanted to keep all our fluid in our body, we would have to fork out €50 for air conditioning, which to be honest, was not an ideal start. There was a nice welcome gift in the room though, as we found a pair of worn knickers on top of one of the wardrobes.
At some point, you inevitably have to drop your guts, however you will find yourself having to put your used tissues into a bin the size of a small book, as you (presumably for more tax reasons?) are not allowed to flush toilet appear down the toilet, which is a fundamental design flaw in a toilet if you ask me. On the topic of plumbing, you need a masters degree in it in order to be able to operate the shower, and even when you do manage to get the shower past the speed of a 6 year old urinating, it’s about as warm as the welcome you receive upon arrival.
One nice little surprise upon arrival was the fact that we had our own oven in the room, something that none of us noticed on the advert. However after a few minutes, we did in fact notice it was a fridge and it was about as powerful as Oscar Pistorious’ legs.
Due to the fact that the air conditioning was about as cold as the Sahara desert, one of us decided that it would be sensible to move the bed into the range of the air con which was supposed to circulate around the whole apartment (not true) however the morning after, the owner decided that this was an equivalent offence to one of us kicking his cife in the wunt. As a result we had to move the bed back in order to stop the owner spiralling into a blind panic.
Once you have used your ration of 1 toilet roll, you will find yourself being ordered down to the supermarket to buy your own by the owner in his sweat soaked vest who grunts at you exclaiming that they don’t provide it.
To even out the argument here are some of the benefits...
Benefits - didn’t catch food poisoning
Balcony was decent even though sitting on it past 8PM was near impossible as you got an earful if you made a noise more than 6 decibels
To summarise, if a week at Alcatraz is your idea of an ideal holiday, then this may MAY be the place for you.
Me and my family had a perfect vacation at villa diassolo. The rooms are very clean and the beds are really nice. Panos is a very very very sweet man that does everything for you to have a perfect vacation. All the staff is very nice and professional. We hope to see you next year again Panos, thanks you for everything lots of love Stefanos, Shanice and Lara