The Cretan Malia Park Hotel

crete, greek islands
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    A concierge service is available for this property
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Perks for the Parents

A luxurious yet tranquil Cretan hotel with a boutique feel, as well as a lush beachfront location and choice of on-site restaurants. Rooms sleep up to 6. The hotel offers the hassle-free facilities and activities of an all-inclusive resort but with a subtle and elegant style. Parents will love the peaceful Mediterranean atmosphere, with luscious gardens and panoramic sea views on tap. Family accommodation means that everyone gets a good night’s sleep, while the kids are kept happy with activities, entertainment and child-friendly dining options. The hotel also a distinct eco-friendly offering with a strong focus on sustainability - this is reflected the holistic and slow-paced feel of the hotel, where parents can join in with yoga or meditation workshops. Spend your days by the pool, lounging at the beach, reading in the hotel library, or taking a wine tour of local Cretan vineyards.

Why Kids Love it

As well as the paddling pool for little ones and the safe sandy beach, there’s plenty to entertain the kids here: watch the open air movie screenings (3 times a week), shoot hoops at the basketball court, play tennis or try some beach volleyball. The Little Explorers Kids Club (for ages 3-10) has a kitchen for cooking activities, a performance area for dance and theater, an organic garden for environmental activities and a playground. The hotel also has a dedicated space for teens, The Place, with large hammocks, table tennis, billiards and darts, as well as a daily activities program. Older kids and teens will also love swimming in the meandering river pool or trying water-sports down at the beach, such as SUP and kayaking. Babysitting services are available on request, and there are baby-friendly facilities at the main restaurant (high chairs, sterilizers, microwave and blender).

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 1 night. Check in is 3pm; check out is 11am. The hotel is open from mid April to the end of October. Family rooms sell out quickly so book early to ensure availability. There are 3 indoor restaurants, 1 indoor bar, and 3 outdoor bars. Guests can choose from bed-and-breakfast, half board, full board or all inclusive options. In peak times (July & August) it’s advisable to book a restaurant for breakfast and dinner. The hotel has 3 swimming pools, including a paddling pool for younger guests. A city tax is paid directly to the hotel (4EUR per room, per day). Cribs and rollaway beds can be added to rooms (Bungalows, Suites and Family rooms) for an additional fee. Cribs can be added free of charge. Guests traveling with bikes can use the safe bike parking space; guests can also hire bikes (and find the best trails) via the hotel concierge. Guests can borrow a buggy, baby monitor, baby bath, bath mat, potty, toilet seat or changing mat for an additional fee.

About the Location

The hotel is located right on the beach near the town of Malia in Crete, in the Greek Islands. The largest of the Greek Islands, this is a popular place for families to visit during the summer, with plenty of beautiful beach coves, traditional Cretan villages, olive trees and a backdrop of rugged mountainous scenery. Nearby, you can visit the Cretaquarium, where kids can learn about marine species and ecosystems of the Mediteranaean, as well as the Dinosauria Park in Heraklion. Also nearby you’ll find the Labrynth theme park, the Aqua Plus water park and Amazonas Park – host to a variety of animal species including parrots and monkeys. Heraklion international airport is around 35 minutes’ drive – the hotel can arrange a private transfer from the airport on request.

Accommodation Details

Standard guestrooms sleep 2+1. Bungalows and suites are the most suitable for families:
Bungalows: sleep 3, with 1 kingsize bed and 1 sofabed.
Deluxe Family Bungalow: 1 kingsize bed, 1 bunk bed and 1 built-in sofabed (sleeps 5). These rooms have 2 separate sleeping areas and 2 bathrooms.
Junior Suite: 1 kingsize bed and 2 sofabeds (sleeps 4). These rooms have an open plan layout with a bedroom and seating area (which can be used as sofas or sofabeds) plus 1 bathroom.
Junior Suite Seafront: 1 kingsize bed and 2 sofabeds (sleeps 4). These rooms are located directly on the seafront with unobstructed views of the sea and sunsets from the balcony. They have an open plan layout with a bedroom and seating area (which can be used as sofas or sofabeds) plus 1 bathroom. Both the junior suites have a sun-filled larger balcony or ground level veranda.
1-Bedroom Suite: 1 kingsize beds and 1 sofabed (sleeps 3). These large rooms have a primary bedroom with a kingsize bed, a bathroom with walk-in shower and a separate living area with a sofabed.
Deluxe Suite: 1 kingsize 4-poster bed and 1 built-in sofa bed (sleeps 4). These rooms have an open plan layout with a sleeping and living area (which can be used as sofas or sofabeds) and a bathroom with a bathtub.
2-Bedroom Suite: 2 kingsize beds 2 built-in sofabeds (sleeps 6). These large rooms have a primary bedroom with a 4-poster kingsize bed that leads to a bathroom with bathtub and dressing area. The second bedroom also has a kingsize bed and bathtroom with a walk-in shower. The balcony features sea views and the living areas offer 2 sofabeds.

Style Notes

Elegant, laid-back bliss. The hotel is decorated with natural materials and early, subtle tones to create a simple and welcoming look, with a slight tropical touch. Junior suites have stylish blue and white hues which references the coastal location, as does the authentic Greek artwork. All the rooms have luxurious bedding, custom-made furniture and indigenous toiletries. The beautiful gardens are filled with wild Malian flora, palm trees, endless cacti, Indian figs, olive trees and local banana trees (not to mention the on-site vegetable and herb garden which serves the hotel’s restaurants). We love the bohemian patterned textiles, the rustic rattan furniture and the pretty striped bistro chairs.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
2 king
2 sofa bed (single)
sleeps 1
1 baby crib
Christina K.
Member since April 01, 2022

Crete, Greek Islands

Ruins, rocky outcrops and rural charm

Off the southern coast of mainland Greece, beautiful Crete is the largest of the islands, packed with rural charm, archeological sites and fabulous mountains - a land where shepherds still tend their flocks wearing traditional dress. Blow the kids’ minds at the enormous Samariá Gorge, tantalize them with tales of ancient civilization, and check out the cave where Zeus was said to have been born.