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3.8/5 Good
46 reviews
"Very good Great breakfast Nice pool with bar"


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free parking


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Beach of Matala
    6 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Komos Beach
    3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    21 min drive

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020 3564 4853

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    About this area


    Located in Faistos, Matala Bay Hotel is in the historical district and near the beach. Caves of Matala and Phaistos are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Beach of Matala and Komos Beach.

    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Beach of Matala - 6 min walk
    • Komos Beach - 3 min drive
    • Gortys - 21 min drive
    • Preveli Beach - 89 min drive
    • Sfendoni Cave - 95 min drive

    Getting around

    • Heraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis) - 65 min drive


    • Where to eat
    • Venue 1 – Serves breakfast and dinner.

    About this property

    Matala Bay Hotel

    Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has an outdoor pool and 2 bars/lounges. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a poolside bar, 2 coffee shops/cafés and a snack bar/deli are on-site. All 65 soundproofed rooms provide free WiFi, free wired Internet and balconies. Cable TV, rainfall showerheads and hairdryers are among the other amenities available to guests.

    Property amenities


    Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
    Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

    Parking and public transport

    Free self parking
    Return airport shuttle (surcharge)

    Food and drink

    Free buffet breakfast available daily 8 AM–10 AM
    1 restaurant and 2 coffee shops
    2 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar
    Coffee/tea in a common area

    Things to do

    Arcade/game room
    Outdoor pool

    Family friendly

    Arcade/game room
    Dry-cleaning service
    Free cots/infant beds
    Laundry facilities
    Outdoor pool
    Fridge (on request)
    Snack bar/deli
    Soundproofed rooms
    Supervised childcare/activities


    Free newspapers in reception
    Front-desk safe

    Guest services

    24-hour front desk
    Daily housekeeping
    Dry-cleaning service
    Laundry facilities
    Luggage storage
    Multilingual staff
    Ski storage
    Tour/ticket assistance

    Languages spoken


    Business services

    Business centre
    Conference centre (753 square feet of space)


    BBQ grill(s)


    If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    Accessible bathroom
    Wheelchair-accessible parking
    Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


    Smoke-free property
    TV in reception

    Room amenities


    Climate control (air conditioning)
    Blackout drapes/curtains
    Free cots/infant beds


    Rainfall showerhead


    TV channels

    Food and drink

    Fridge (on request)

    Outdoor space



    Individually furnished
    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Very good Great breakfast Nice pool with bar

    Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort


    Nice enough hotel. A bit worn down but served its purpose gallantly. Nice and friendly staff and a really good breakfast buffet. I can recommend a stay.

    Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
    • Disliked: Staff & service

    Does anyone work here?

    Didn't see anyone at the front counter our whole stay. Only saw one person in the night but he said he was a friend of the owner. They left the keys to the room on the counter. Hotel felt unattended but overall the rooms were nice and everything worked out. Washroom smelt like seweage from the drain had to cover it with the garbage can.

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2017


    Easy walk to beach

    They let us book in early 10.30 am,it is out of season! Got to our room and could hear other people talking in the rooms both sides !,toilet flushing etc. The hotel is a German holiday company destination,not as we have any problems with that. The shower is very small with a curtain that sticks to you !. I always like to book breakfast with my stay and I noticed I could not see this on my booking with Expedia . As this is my first booking with Expedia and I constantly kept pressing ( breakfast) it wasn't registered on my booking. So in the morning I went to reception and the manager says yes you have breakfast,proceed downstairs,excellent we thought,and a reasonable breakfast was had ! We even paid for a extra night and on leaving the manager informs us we owe the hotel a cheap price for the breakfasts. Not so cheap.

    Pros: It's in Matala

    Cons: Sound proofing,and not hood winking people

    Location: Beautiful

    Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2017

    4/5 Good

    Good location, away from the noise at night

    Overall the hotel was good value for money. Staff are friendly. Did feel the the pool maintenace could be a bit better. Broken steps on the way to the pool. We enjoyed our stay there but it does fall a bit short of a recommendation from us.

    Pros: Location was great for access to Matal with a 5 minute walk, but far enough away from the noise that sometimes went on late in to the night.

    Cons: The pool water was clear but slime appeared around the edge of the pool from sun cream build up which was there for 5+ days. Food a bit bland.

    Location: Location will be a bit remote for some. Matal beach can get very busy so we drove to Kallamki which we much prefered. Lively at night in Matala.

    Stayed 14 nights in Jul 2017

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