Dessole Malia Beach Hotel

  • 5m to beach
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans
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With its infectiously friendly atmosphere and beachside setting, Dessole Malia Beach Hotel makes for the perfect stay for families and couples. Situated directly on the beach, ... Continue reading

With its infectiously friendly atmosphere and beachside setting, Dessole Malia Beach Hotel makes for the perfect stay for families and couples. Situated directly on the beach, there’s plenty to keep guest of all ages occupied, while the vibrant area of Malia offering restaurants, clubs and bars is just a short walk away.

The Dessole Malia Beach Hotel’s focal point is its freshwater swimming pool, complete with integrated jacuzzi and designated children’s pool. Surrounding the area, you’ll find a number of sun loungers and parasols for your comfort, making it an ideal place to kick back and relax. The nearby pool bar serves up a variety of snacks as well as drinks throughout the day.

There is plenty of entertainment and activities to experience on your stay, with an entertainment team providing organised events throughout the day as well as shows, quizzes and bingo in the evening. Those seeking something a little more active will enjoy use of the on-site tennis courts, squash courts and beach volleyball as well as table tennis. There is also a fitness centre boasting a range of gym equipment alongside sauna and traditional hammam.

The hotel has everything you’ll need for a comfortable stay, including a 24-hour reception and room service. Currency exchange is also available. Eating and drink facilities can be found in the hotel’s on-site restaurant, with food served buffet style. A beach bar and pool bar are available throughout the day for cooling drinks and tasty snacks. Outside of Dessole Malia Beach hotel, you’ll find a number of great places to eat and drink.

The Dessole Malia Beach Hotel has 280 rooms, spread over two floors. All guest rooms are equipped with an en-suite bathroom, hairdryer and either double or twin beds. Each room also has a satellite TV, safety deposit box, in-built air conditioning and direct dial telephone. All rooms benefit from a balcony or terrace.

Activities

Activities such as miniature golf, billiards and animation programmes are offered at the hotel. Guests who wish to be active on holiday can enjoy activities such as exercise in the fitness room, volleyball and tennis.

Facilities

For convenience the hotel offers ironing service, wake-up service, laundry service, room service, concierge, a safe and currency exchange. This family friendly hotel offers a children`s pool to ensure a comfortable stay for parents as well as young guests. Reception hours: 24h Service.

Food and Drink

The breakfast type is Buffet and it is provided from 07:00 - 10:00. Guests are welcome to enjoy their meals at the restaurant. Evenings can be spent at the lobby bar.

Other Information

Payment facilities include Diners Club, American Express and Euro/Master Card. Additional fees may apply for certain facilities, amenities or activities.

Price Overview

The prices shown below show the cheapest holiday offers for the Dessole Malia Beach Hotel in Malia. Please use the price links to see all holiday deals available for that month.

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Payment Options

Payment options accepted:

We do not charge a fee to our customers who use debit cards, but credit cards do incur a fee of 2.5% of the payment value.

To make booking a holiday at Dessole Malia Beach Hotel in Malia easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Dessole Malia Beach Hotel with a low deposit holiday option, please click the "Price and Availability" button above.

The town of Malia, on the north coast of Crete, is ancient but its appeal as a holiday destination is unquestionably aimed at 18 to 30-year-old revellers out for fun, sunny days and steamy party nights. The ruins of the 2000 BC Palace of Malia, a mile or so from the neon strip of the modern holiday resort, draws a few tourists but most are more intent on taking excursions to enjoy the thrills and spills at the waterpark about 15 minutes away, or soaking up the sun, swimming and sea sports on the miles of beautiful white sandy beach.

Modern Malia is a hodge-podge of apartment and hotel complexes, tavernas, cafés, kiosks and shops crammed along a busy strip, offering everything the package tour holiday could include. At night the lights are bright and the music pumps in Malia's many cosmopolitan pubs and clubs until sunrise. The most attractive feature of a Malia holiday is its three miles (5km) of sandy beach, washed by crystal clear sea, under blazing sun. There is no natural shade but the beach is well-supplied with parasols and sunbeds, and dotted with bar kiosks and watersports operators. The road into the mountains south of the holiday resort, leading to the pretty village of Krasi, offers a scenic alternative with its wooded slopes and rushing springs.

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Sightseeing

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Restaurants

Activities

On a Malia holiday, energetic holidaymakers can fill their days with all manner of watersports, particularly on the busy Dolphin and Agapi beaches, from banana boat and jet-ski rides to waterskiing and para-sailing, or a gentle pedalo outing. Many beaches have daytime bars with deejays providing music on the sand. Volleyball and football games are also regular features on the Malia beaches. There are two crazy golf courses on the sea front. Various excursions are on offer, from forest hikes to archaeological expeditions. Most visitors hire a quad bike, motor scooter or a car for all or part of their visit in order to explore further afield, or take a jeep safari.

Restaurants

There is no shortage of restaurants of all sorts in Malia, whether it be for slowly-savoured traditional Greek meal, a quick pasta or take-out burger. The 24-hour McDonald's is probably the lowest-budget option, while the most expensive establishments are those with a sea view and classy ambience. Most of the restaurants offer menus featuring British favourites along with a few Greek specialities, but there are numerous different international cuisine options, particularly Italian, Indian and Mexican. The Red Lion is popular for English breakfasts, while Jasmine House has good Chinese, and for an authentic Greek meal try the Kreta Taverna.

Nightlife

Malia's nightlife has a reputation for being one of the Mediterranean's hottest for young clubbers and pubbers, on a par with Ibiza and Majorca. The main strip along the beach is thick with touts and barkers luring clients into their establishments with promises of free admission and a variety of special offers, such as 'two drinks for the price of one', or free shots. There are a number of popular bars and cafes open late, and you can try karaoke at Premier Bar or drink a cocktail from a melon at the Yiassou Melon Bar. The Malia clubs take their lead from their UK counterparts, boasting names like London, Newcastle and the Corker Club, and are occupied mainly by young Brits. In the early hours many of the revellers end up sleeping off their drinking sprees on the beach before seeking out breakfast and bed.

Shopping

A Malia holiday offers the predictable range of Greek resort shopping, from flip-flops and sun cream to jewellery and leather goods. All the shops are clustered along the strip and open between 9am and 10pm, seven days a week. Good souvenirs to look out for are embroidery and other handcrafts, as well as the delicious local cheeses and wine. Ceramics, leathergoods and jewellery are all popular as well.

Negatives

Although Malia has a long, wide stretch of beach it becomes heavily crowded during the height of the summer holiday season. The resort has been largely taken over by young Brits, from teens to early 20s, whose behaviour is often lewd and bawdy, therefore it is not suitable for a family holiday.

Essential Information

Time Zone

Plug Type

Voltage 220V 50Hz
Language: Greek,
Currency: Euro (€)
€1 = £0.87

This week's weather forecast

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A selection of available rooms is shown below. More options may be available.
  • Double Room with Balcony/Terrace and Sea View
    • Additional Beds: 1 Sofa Bed
    • Air-Conditioning (Individual)
    • Baby Cot (free of charge)
    • Balcony or Terrace
    • Bathroom
    • Twin Bed
    • Bathtub or Shower
    • Hairdryer
    • Internet (free of charge)
    • Mini Fridge (free of charge)
    • Phone
    • Safe (free of charge)
    • Shower
    • TV (SAT TV)
  • Double or Twin Room with Balcony/Terrace
    • Air-Conditioning (Individual)
    • Baby Cot (free of charge)
    • Balcony or Terrace
    • Bathroom
    • Twin Bed
    • Bathtub or Shower
    • Hairdryer
    • Internet (free of charge)
    • Mini Fridge (free of charge)
    • Phone
    • Safe (free of charge)
    • Shower
    • TV (SAT TV)
  • Double or Twin Room with Balcony/Terrace and Garden View
    • Bathroom
    • Shower
    • Hairdryer
    • Wi-fi (fees may apply)
    • Direct dial telephone
    • TV
    • Satellite TV
    • 220V power supply
    • Mini fridge
    • Centrally regulated air conditioning
    • Safe (fees may apply)
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Wake-up service
    • Smoking rooms
    • Housekeeping (fees may apply)
    • Extra beds on demand
  • Double or Twin Room with Balcony/Terrace and Side Sea View
    • Bathroom
    • Shower
    • Hairdryer
    • Wi-fi (fees may apply)
    • Direct dial telephone
    • TV
    • Satellite TV
    • 220V power supply
    • Mini fridge
    • Centrally regulated air conditioning
    • Safe (fees may apply)
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Wake-up service
    • Smoking rooms
    • Housekeeping (fees may apply)
    • Extra beds on demand
  • Single Room with Balcony/Terrace
    • Bathroom
    • Shower
    • Hairdryer
    • Wi-fi (fees may apply)
    • Direct dial telephone
    • TV
    • Satellite TV
    • 220V power supply
    • Mini fridge
    • Centrally regulated air conditioning
    • Safe (fees may apply)
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Wake-up service
    • Smoking rooms
    • Housekeeping (fees may apply)
    • Extra beds on demand
  • Double or Twin Room with Balcony/Terrace and Sea View
    • Bathroom
    • Shower
    • Hairdryer
    • Wi-fi (fees may apply)
    • Direct dial telephone
    • TV
    • Satellite TV
    • 220V power supply
    • Mini fridge
    • Centrally regulated air conditioning
    • Safe (fees may apply)
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Wake-up service
    • Smoking rooms
    • Housekeeping (fees may apply)
    • Extra beds on demand
  • Family Room with Balcony/Terrace
    • Bathroom
    • Shower
    • Hairdryer
    • Wi-fi (fees may apply)
    • Direct dial telephone
    • TV
    • Satellite TV
    • 220V power supply
    • Mini fridge
    • Centrally regulated air conditioning
    • Safe (fees may apply)
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Wake-up service
    • Smoking rooms
    • Housekeeping (fees may apply)
    • Extra beds on demand
  • Double Room with Balcony/Terrace
    • Additional Beds: 1 Sofa Bed
    • Air-Conditioning (Individual)
    • Baby Cot (free of charge)
    • Balcony or Terrace
    • Bathroom
    • Twin Bed
    • Bathtub or Shower
    • Hairdryer
    • Internet (free of charge)
    • Mini Fridge (free of charge)
    • Phone
    • Safe (free of charge)
    • Shower
    • TV (SAT TV)
  • Triple Room with Balcony/Terrace and Garden View
    • 220V power supply
    • Wake-up service
    • Hairdryer
    • Centrally regulated air conditioning
    • Direct dial telephone
    • Mini fridge
    • Satellite TV
    • Housekeeping (fees may apply)
    • Shower
    • Bathroom
    • TV
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Safe (fees may apply)
    • Wi-fi (fees may apply)
    • Smoking rooms
    • Extra beds on demand
  • Twin Room with Balcony/Terrace and Garden View
    • Terrace/ Balcony
    • Telephone
    • Hair Dryer
    • Refrigerator/Mini Fridge
    • Safety Box [Upon request - extra charge payable]
    • Air Conditioning
    • Sat TV
    • Bathroom with bathtub & shower
  • Double Room with Balcony/Terrace and Side Sea View
    • Terrace/ Balcony
    • Telephone
    • Hair Dryer
    • Refrigerator/Mini Fridge
    • Safety Box [Upon request - extra charge payable]
    • Air Conditioning
    • Sat TV
    • Bathroom with bathtub & shower

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