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We had another brilliant holiday at Mikes this September, 9th to 23rd.Big thanks to Manos, Sofia, Mama, "Mike" and all the brilliant staff. Mike's is an absolute gem.
Stayed here for eleven nights & didn't expect to find such a beautiful complex that's well maintained & run by the most welcoming family & staff. Thank you to Manos, Maria & Mia not forgetting Sophia & staff at the restaurant. I'm sure we will return in future, Ian & Wendy.
Just to say thanks to Manos, Maria and Sophia for looking after us so well in September. Loved it so much we have booked again for next year. See you all again in May.
Enjoy your rest over the winter months. See you again in May 2017.
Jack and Elaine.
Just returned from our second visit this year sept,once again a big thank you to Manos & Sophie & all the staff for making it a relaxing ,very well looked after holiday as usual you could'nt wish for a more welcoming special place to just relax & chill back .
See you all next year
Just returned home from Mikes after another amazing two weeks in MALEME. As usual wall to wall sun and hospitality .
See you all next September
we love it at Mikes its such a friendly place to send time. WEall have so much fun!
We rally liked it
Just returned 8th jly from another fantastic holiday as usual at Mike,s apartments the welcome as warm as ever as well as the weather Manos & his co workers were all great Maria ,Mia ,& natasha Also Sophie& her Mum her team up at the hotel (Lefty ) nothing is ever to much trouble . this was our 8th season & everthing still seems so good .Tranquill or vibrant there is an area around the pool to cater for every one . We returning again September 2nd and cannot wait. Once again a big thank you to you all. See you soon.
What a lovely place to spend a relaxing holiday! Everything about this place is so warm and welcoming. The staff are never too busy to give you their undivided attention on anything. It is like staying with family as Sophia, Elena and Mike are truly wonderful people. However the one thing that I would be careful with is Elena's cooking as it is all so so good I came back having put on weight!But seriously this is a great place to unwind with the pool area having plenty of space and "sunbeds" to go around. The pool bar serves food if you find yourself hungry during the day and it is all prepared freshly for you. They also serve the usual alcoholic and soft drinks,juice,frape,water,ice creams etc. The rooms are spotless, the bathrooms are wonderful having just been refurbished and the beds are very comfortable. Each room has a safe and to use it there is a fee payable in advance at reception. When there we had "bed & breakfast" booking which was varied to accommodate everyone's taste. In the evenings the restaurant opened at 5pm Greek time which is 2 hours ahead of the UK. The food is again freshly prepared to order and will alter things for you if you wish and will even do "egg & chips"! I would heartily recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a relaxing holiday in the sun with the beach just across the road from the pool bar. We will be going again to enjoy more of the same next year! Thank you all at "Mike's" for making our stay a very happy and memorable one!
Thank you for a wonderfull holiday, our second time at Mike's apartments (May 2016) We have now booked to stay in the hotel next year for two weeks, looking forward to meeting you all again and tasting mama's food.
See you soon love to you all
Thank you once again for an amazing holiday. Everything was faultless. Thanks to Manos Maria and Joanna in the bar and to Sophia, mum,dad and Rafaella in the restaurant you all do such a fantastic job ,see you all in June next year x have a good winter x
Thanks once again to all at Mike's. Two more brilliant weeks. Mikes taxi service the best in town. Food as usual top class. The sea view apartment 310 the best. See you on August 30th 2016.
Happy birthday Sophia have a lovely day.
We would like to thank you all Mike,Momma,Manos,Sophia,Maria and all your lovely staff for making our stay so relaxing, have a restful break you all deserve it
Regards Liz & Bob McELroy
Thank you to Sophia, Manos and all the wonderful staff at Mike Hotel. You made our holiday one of the most memorable ever. The hospitality, the housekeeping, the restaurant and pool bar were all superb. So much so we are already booked for next year. Cannot wait! See you on the 9th August 2016!
Hi Mike, Eleni, Sophia and Manos. Counting down to my 5th visit to Mikes Apartments in 4 weeks time! Have stayed in the apartments and the hotel. I cannot fault anything about the place, the people or the food! Book early or you'll miss out on a gem of a holiday.
Love Karen xx
Thanx once again for making our holiday nice.we dont usualy go to the same place twice but we are coming back on the 5th may forr two weeks, this us our third time, we just love it there and want to see more of crete, were in the appartments this time hoping to get a room on one of the upper floors.thanx again to everyone and will see you in may, enjoy your rest.😊
Dear Sophia,Manos ,Mike and mum.
Amazing amazing thank you so much for your hospitality. I have never stayed anywhere and felt so at home. All being we'll see you next year.
Rhona and Dave and Lynne x x
Just wanted to thank everyone at Mike's for a wonderful holiday. From housekeeping to front of house,to pool bar everything was immaculate and nothing was too much trouble. A little piece of heaven! Thank you
Sophie, Manos & all at Mikes. Thank you all once again for a wonderful stay. Look forward to seeing you all in 2015. Yamoss
Thank you all for a wonderful relaxing holiday. All your staff were very helpful.
was amazing time with my wife wow thank you all so so much .i do love my wife.x
Hi Manos, Maria, Sophie, Ioanna and everyone else who works there.
Thank you so much for an amazing holiday, we had such a great time, you made us feel so welcome and were very helpful! Thnaks again. see you soon.
Hi Manos Thanks for a wonderful holiday 2014 yourself ,Maria ,Katrina ,Joanna and not forgetting Sophie each year we wonder how you can top the previous year & you don;t let us down .some how you make everyone feel special with your own brand of welcom.It was great to meet up with old friends we had met befor on previous years holidays .See you next year ,can't wait .
Hi Sophia, Manos and Maria
We had a fantastic two weeks at your hotel - thank you for being so welcoming and so happy!!
Hi to the amazing Veterans too - they are incredible!
We hope to return very soon...
it was great
a grand place to have a holiday wonderful staff that look after you very well and make you welcome
May 13th is getting nearer where we will meet up with our friends from the UK Crete Veterans & Friends Society and, of course, the wonderful staff of Mike`s Hotel & Apartments. After a terrible winter in UK, looking forward to drinking ice cold Mythos in the poolside bar. Can`t wait!!
Thank you to all the Paraskakis Family , Sophie , Manos , Helena ( the best chef ) ofcourse Mike and staff for our best Holidays ever had . We just booked the new superior apartments for this summer . Thank you once again and see you in a few months time ; )
THANK YOU BOTH FOR A WONDERFUL STAY WITH YOU. A SUPER WARM WELCOME, BEAUTIFUL ROOMS AND FABULOUS FOOD. WE HAVE STAYED IN MANY HOTELS ALL OVER THE WORLD AND YOURS HAS PROVED THE BEST.
all the best from frank the the piper see you next may xx
Had a fabulous week in July 2013, have rebooked for July 2014,
Just spent two weeks in a most fantastic hotel with the loveliest family you could ever wish to meet. You all work so hard to give us all a fabulous holiday. Thank you so much for making us feel so welcome, we will most definitely be coming back to see you again as soon as we can. Hope you have a good break during the winter.
Whoopee - Ann and I are coming out next Tuesday 10/9/13 and are so looking forward to our holiday and to seeing you all again!! xxx
i am coming with my family on tuesday cant wait because all of our holiday with mikes apartments have been great
We had a great week in June. Nice to see some friends from last year.
Thanks to Manos, Maria, Katerina and Anka. We will have to come back for Julia now she is on page 2 of the cocktail list!
Dear Manos, Sophia, Mama, Papa, Maria, Anka and all the staff who made our stay so fantastic I would like to say a massive thank you. Every thing has been perfect. We are now booking for next year and will deffinatley not be leaving it another 11 years!! I would also like to say a big hello and thanks to all the wonderful people we met, you all know who you are and we hope to see you again.
The Hotel and appartments are very clean and nothing is to much for the staff who are really excellent. A must is the food at the hotel cooked by Mama, all food very fresh and tasty, we wanted to take her home. Sophia as the host makes you feel very welcome and at home. Manos went above and behond to help us out when we had a problem and around the bar during the day and the evenings we had many laughs with Manos Maria and Anka who are wonderful.
see you next year XXX
Finally booked for our first ever return 5 weeks tomorrow. We could n't believe how good it was on our first ever visit last June. It does exactly what it says on the tin!
Can 't wait for August when we will be returning. Had the most wonderful time last year and booked up for this year as soon as we got back. We travel with elderly parents and were treated with such care and consideration by Manos, Sofia and family that we had no hesitation about returning. we hope the family had a restful winter and look forward to seeing you again.
How remiss of me, I didn't post anything after our stay at Mike's last May.
To be honest, I was reluctant to spread the word about how great this place is - for fear of it becoming overbooked when we want to return.
We have family in Crete and went to Mike's to be at a 'subtle distance' from them while we celebrated my wife's 50th birthday week.
2 couples were booked for a week and 1 couple just a long weekend. After 1 day at the hotel, they changed their flights and booked themselves in for the rest of the week!
All six of us have traveled extensively and all have vowed to return here as often as possible - maybe making it an annual pilgrimage.
The place, the family, the location and everything is absolutely superb.
Hello , just a note to say a big thank you for looking after us on our holidays,we wish we could stay forever! But we have to to work now for this summers holidays again . You ar so KIND and FRIENDLY , it has helped to make our holidays so so enjoyable . Keep the hard ork and see you in a few months time .
Just booked our holiday for the 4th year at Mike's. Why go anywhere else??? Can't wait to see the family as well as all the friends we have made over the years!!
Another fabulous fortnight at the best holiday destination in the world. Manos, Sophia and everyone else are brilliant.We met up with old friends and made new ones. Roll on next September when we will be enjoying another tywo weeks in holiday heaven!!!
Thank you to all for the most welcoming holiday we have ever had!!! i read all the reviews thinking 'is it really that good? and yes it is and more, we have never stayed at a place like this before. Thank you for all the lovely lovely food, you made us feel like part of the family and your personality shines through.For this first time we haven;t wanted to leave and we are planning our return as i write. Thank you again for everything and see you next year!
Stayed at Mikes Hotel Room 13
Just returned from fabulous fortnight at Mikes.A big thankyou to Sophia,who made us feel so welcome and her girls in the resteraunt.Thanks to Manos and all the girls at the bar,who all work so hard.Stayed in hotel,room 13,with no problems at all,apart from bruises from large sink in bathroom!! Will be back!
Sophia especially but Manos and the girls in the pool bar. Thanks so much for making our holiday a memorable one. It was a real pleasure in meeting you all. We all had a fantastic time. The girls absolutely loved the pool and made some great friends which we are going to keep in contact with. The food was gorgeous, the drink fab. You basically have everythng under one roof. Only one thing but thats because we all like home comforts, the beds are hard and the sink in the hotel bathroom very big, but to be honest this out ways everything as we all got used to it. Can't wait to rebook again and I am hoping to do this very soon.
Sophia you were an absolute star and in alot of ways just like me, you mademus feel very welcome and really madeour holidat
Love to you all
The banana family
Just had two lovely weeks at Mikes hotel. The location is perfect and tranquil. Downside the beach is full of pebbles, but the sea nice and warm. A special thanks to the girls that work behind the pool bar during the day and evening, they were always to friendly and had a smile on their faces. We stayed in the hotel which was comfortable, the downside was the beds were very hard and maybe not as clean as the apartments, but perfectly adequate. Manos was very friendly. We ate at the hotel a couple of times, but highly recommend the Black Lantern, about five minutes walk up the main road - fantastic food.
Staying at mikes in a few weeks time.Could anyone inform me if Mikes and other local restraunts accept moneycards as payment instead of using credit cards.Thanks
Just got back from our first trip to Crete what a beautiful place and to find your Apartments thay are a gem. We would just like to thank you all for all your hard work and makeing our holiday so enjoyable. We hope to be bak next year. Thank you again xxx
Hi Sophia,Manos, Maria & all At Mikes.
Thank you once again for making our holiday so special,see you all in 2014 :)
Just had the most superb two weeks holiday at Mike's apartments .This was our second holiday at Mike's and found it just as delightful from the minute we arrived to the minute we left. Manos (we christened Doctor Manos because of his daily vitamins we kept getting) and Sophie Mike & Helena are all so enjoyable to be around. Nothing is too much. We met some lovely friends and hope to be returning again next year.
We've just spent two FABULOUS weeks at the hotel, where we've been treated like family.
Manos, Sophia, mama, mike, Alex and the rest of the staff will do anything to makes your stay as enjoyable as possible. Food cooked in the resteraunts by Mama was amazing!!!. We made some great friends and look forward to returning hopefully next year, yammas to everyone!!!! :@)
Just had two weeks at Mikes Hotel. The best hospitality, great rooms, good prices, Manos & Sophia the most helpfull hosts ever met. Food home cooked by Mama was tops. Very reasonably priced. Lots to do and see. quiet resort good for all ages.BLACK LANTERN english owned,short walk from hotel, great pub-taverner.Thanks again.
We stayed for the first time 12th June for a week. Fantastic, as good as the reports. Also thanks to Ann and keith for their company.
5 or 6 restaurants within about half a mile. Ask about Albatross, Vines, Wave(next door) and Black Lantern (esp the curry!!) + of course Mikes Hotel.
Mythos, hal;f litre 2.90 euros, most main courses about 7 to 10 euros. Enjoy
To Dane Lee. Thank you for that spoke to Manos and says can get taxi from airport at about same price as locally, just hope that are not on strike !!!Although about 50 euros from airport to hotel, more expensive than what I thought.
me again .we have a 1 bed apart booked can anyone tell me is it sofa beds in the lounge ? Or actual beds ? And how much can we expect roughly to pay for meals? Drinks ( mythos ,ouzo) thanks :-) x
To Hannah, there are half a dozen restaraunts along the front near Mikes and I think 3 up on the main road but you won't beat the restaraunt at Mikes hotel for quality and value the food is SUPERB and Sophia is the best Hostess, can't wait go in July !!!!!!
To D.Simpson if you email Manos directly at the apartments on the contacts link he will be able to tell you about taxis. When we went last July all the taxi drivers were on strike because of the austerity measures so it worth checking, Manos will definitely know and maybe even organise something for you
can anyone please tell me if there are any restauraunts located around Mikes Hotel?
WE have booked for 2 weeks, 3rd August after reading the fantastic reviews. We have 2 teenage boys, hope there will be plenty to do for them.Does anyone know if is easy and cheap to get a taxi from Chania Airport to the Hotel and the approximate cost??
37 sleeps :-) so excited
Not long to go now, roll on 12th June 2012. It's like coming home!
Looking forward to coming to stay with you in two weeks. Your hotel was recommended to us by friends and reading all of the good comments we know we will havwe abrilliant time. Look forward to seeing you.
just over a week away, when we will back with this lovely family, in their paradise. The welcome,and warmth you get is second to none, relaxation is the order of each day, can't wait to see you xxx!!!!!!!
Just back from another holiday with all of you, made to feel so welcome love you all, missing the potato peeling !!! Xxxxx
Not long now! can't wait! anyone who needs any questions answering, contact me!
we came here last year and this place is awesome Manos and Mike made us feel as if we were part of they're family, we are hoping to come back again for two weeks in July xxx
we are coming in july for 2 weeks and we cant wait :-)
Just read other comments and we have booked two weeks from 21 august.Seems ages away but cant wait!!
we've just booked our two week holiday at end of june - looking forward to it soooo much!!! Reviews are made us choose you and I feel we won't be disappointed :@)
See you soon.
Cannot wait. Only two months to go:)
Only 6 and a half weeks to go before we come back for our 17th visit! Cannot Wait! PLease may we have room 203 again? Epharisto. 5th - 12th June 2012
My second home, i love staying there so very relaxing to be with my second family
Hello Mike My wife and myself will be staying at your hotel on 12 June 2012 for two weeks,it seems that we are going to have a ball at your place by the sounds of the reviews.
We stayed in Melame some 25 years ago,and we stayed with a lovely family at the Albatros Hotel,do you no it? Well we are looking forward to meeting you all.Bye for now.
Great new website! Great pictures.
CU in May
i was working in the hotel near here called louis creta princess and on my days off i always used to go to mikes pool bar for a whole day i was always welcomed it is such a fantanstic place to be in. i stayed here just before i come back to england and the apartment i stayed in was so lovely great view and spacious. everyone was so helpful here ans i would highly recomened it xx
I lovvve this hotel it is so cool and it is really warm too!!! But mostly I'm writing this for my best friend Jessica woooooo, if your looking at this Jess I have Jaffa cakes Jess woooooooooo see you in pe bazinga x!!
Just loved our stay at Mike Apartments. Stayed from 11/10/11 for 2 weeks.End of the season and it rained badly a few times, the worst weather for ages we were told, but that did not matter. The apartment was just what we wanted, facing the sea, which was spectacular when the weather was bad.Manos was AMAZING, his favourite word, nothing was too much. Rena was lovely, sadly never had the chance to say goodbye to her as she left a week before the season ended.Lovely meals at the Hotel, thank you Sophia for being a brilliant hostess.Cannot fault our stay, hope to return.
Our visit at the beginning of September was a brilliant two weeks at your magnificent hotel and apartments.
After only two days and on my birthday I found it necessary to visit a doctor due to an infection in my eyes. Sophie went out of her way to help by organising a taxi to take me to the clinic for treatment.
The food at the hotel was excellent and who can forget Manos and his vitamins. All the staff are friendly and efficient in every way, both Rena and Nikki in the pool bar were brilliant. We have already booked our apartment for September 4th 2012.
We are looking forward to another great holiday at Mike's.
Many thanks again to you and all your family for another great holiday.
Best wishes to you all.
VISTED MIKES HOTEL 5-19TH JULY 2011 ROOM 6.JUST LIKE TO SAY THANKYOU FOR A FANTASTIC HOLIDAY ROOM EXCELLENT AND THE FOOD WELL JUST BRILL.MISSING OUR VITAMINS ALREADY THANKYOU SOPHIE FOR THE LOVELY TABLE ARRANGEMENT FOR OUR ANNIVERSAY SAVING NOW TO RETURN IN 2012 BUT SEPTEMBER I THINK AS JULY A LITTLE TOO HOT.
Thursday 2nd of June 2011,
YAYYY! Only 6 and a half weeks to go before we come back for the 10th visit! We have a Surprise for you this year Manos Cannot Wait! Fantastic Place and Fantastic People! If anyone would like any questions answered about the resort or local area, don't hesitate to contact me! I'll be happy to answer your questions
Just got back from mikes & yet again such a wonderful time with the family they make you so welcombe. the hotel & apartments are kept spotlessly clean by a helpful teem & mums cooking is superb whot a wonderful family they are
Friday 20th of May 2011,
Only 5 weeks to go Yee Haaaaa!!!! Get that bacardi on ice Manos, soooo looking forward to seeing you all again. Lives is just not the same without the vitamins, the "Oopah" and 'Yamas'.
Freida & Pat. XX
Friday 28th of January 2011,
All booked for next year, counting down the days already! Roll on July 19th! its going to be yet another fantastic holiday!
Monday 16th of May 2011,
Only 6 more weeks until we arrive for another holiday with the best family in the world.The best Hotel And Apartments and the best company
We cannot wait to see you all.
Ian + Paul xxx
Monday 13th of September 2010,
Just got back from Maleme, 4th visit. Mikes is our favourite and frequent place to eat. We always feel like part of the family and the food is second to none. It was lovely to see Sophie, Helen and of course Mike. Thank you so much for making us feel so welcome once again.
Marion, Charles & Lucy xx
Saturday 28th of August 2010,
Was it as good without me Karen? I bet it wasnt! That was the best hol i had been on, because of what we shared and just know it wouldnt have been the same if i had gone back by myself.
Friday 20th of August 2010,
its so cool to be back at crete this is now our 8th time here, actully im writing this message in the computer room at mikes apartments, i love it here the pool is lovely and has new flashing lights round it which is amazing and the sea has huge waves we are enjoying our holiday so far and i know whats coming up is even better.
Friday 13th of August 2010,
We are coming back again! Just booked for next year (2011) via Thomson Holidays. So simple and very reasonable rates. See you in June Manos.
Ian & Shirley
Thursday 5th of August 2010,
thank you once again for the most amazing holiday!
i would reccomend Mikes to anybody, in my opinion, mikes is the best place in the world! See you next year, Amaia (301) x
Wednesday 11th of August 2010,
hello manos arrived 20th july still fantastic only 49 weeks to go until were back great to see old friends there again staff and guests see you soon
Monday 2nd of August 2010,
still the most perfect location.
treated like royalty fed like kings.
thank you mano, sofia, helena & mike for a piece of heaven.
see you next year
Sunday 27th of June 2010,
34 hrs untill we fly and cannot wait untill we land at our seconed home.
get the glad rags out and the 80's music on the boys are back in town
oh and dont forget the two dudes from chester aswell , viv and stu.
we will re start last years party at 5pm 29th june 2010.
oh by the way the party finishes noon 13th july 2010
in the words of our godess
Tuesday 8th of June 2010,
3 Weeks today I will be sat at the bar having a beer with Manos and am sooooo excited !!! Having been there on holiday already I know its going to be fantastic, and everyone who posts recomendations are truly right !!! Manos and Sophia cant wait to see you again.
Thursday 17th of June 2010,
If you want a realy friendly welcome then stay with the Paraskakis family. Nothing is to much bother all requests are met with an instant and positive response. The Pool bar and hotel are not only frequented by guest but also by local expats of other nationalities. This makes for a very enjoyable stay and lively evenings with lots of vitamins( Raki and Ouzo) or what ever bottle Manos picks up. We have already booked for next year and that will be our fifth stay.
Tuesday 25th of May 2010,
Booked with Libra (went bust) so booked direct
with Manos, just one part of a fantastic family, cant
wait to get at those ' vitamins' will be there on the
8th of June for a glorious two weeks. Been there
quite a few times so know how great it is. Yamas!!!!
Sunday 25th of April 2010,
Already counting down the days until i go in July Actually cannot wait to go back for the 10th time Mikes is the best pace in the world to go on holiday and i would reccomend it to Anyone!! xxxx
Tuesday 13th of April 2010,
It was great this year I had found I was going to Crete again for an 8th time this year and I think Crete is the best place any body could wish to go On holiday It was funny as well because some friends we met on holiday got plus and them playing volleyball we went walking round the pool and got as many people as we could I love mikes and I can't beloved what every body who goes there is modsing out on and I would recomend it to evey one because it is brilliant and I realy love it there .
Saturday 16th of January 2010,
I can not understand why our travel agent in sweden (Apollo) do not have your wonderful holiday place left!??
We love to come back sometime to you!!!
From Lasse and Karin Hudiksvall in Sweden.
Sunday 17th of January 2010,
Happy new year to you all, sorry it's been a while since we last spoke, hope everyone is well. Looking forward to seeing you on the 29/6/2010, Manos - I'll be in touch to book our room shortly. Love to you all, we miss you sooooo much. Paul and Ian xxxxxxxxx
Friday 18th of December 2009,
spent a lovely week in July with my mum- having a break from thailand !! enjoyed every minute of the hotel and the pool bar, pool, beach etc. found it to be sooooo relaxing, complete change from phuket! met lots of lovely people and would love to come back again when possible. Wishing you all a very merry christmas and happy new year!!!!!x p.s. I am in Australia for xmas and new year!
Friday 18th of December 2009,
Wishing you all a merry Christmas! We had our first visit to you this year in July and loved it so much that we're coming back in August next year with a whole load of family who are keen to experience their 'vitamins' too.
Bless you all. xxx
Wednesday 30th of September 2009,
First time holiday at Mikes, stayed in the hotel,
and would like to say thanks to Sophia,& her family for making our stay so memorable.Can recommend the hotel to anyone.We will definatley
pay a return visit in the near future.
Thursday 20th of August 2009,
We were in one of Mike´s apartments in september 2008 and we enjoyed every minute ¨here.
We will come back maybe in august/september 2010 again. Our economy has not been so good this year so we could not travel to Maleme,but we will be back Mike! We like your hospitality and your kindness etc.
We love to visit creete,we have been there three years in a row. 2006,2007 and 2008. We have hired a car everytime we have been i creete and we have found many golden places and nice villages to drive thru etc. We wish you Mike and your crew the best from Sweden a town called Hudiksvall. With regards from Lasse and Karin Sweden.
Wednesday 19th of August 2009,
We can’t thank the Paraskakis family & Maria enough for the hospitality and warmth they show us each time we come. It’s like visiting family for us.
Now that we are back in the UK we all miss you so much.
Also a big thank you everyone who works at Mike’s you all do a great job.
Love to you all
Steve, Tracie & Kelly
Tuesday 18th of August 2009,
Well We Arrived on tuesday 4th and i fell in love with it wow it was so relaxing and everyone was nice it was good to walk round and not be afriaid. i hope i will be returning next year as it was so nice and i met someone there. thankss x
Friday 31st of July 2009,
Thanks everyone at Mikes for a fantastic holiday, you all work long hours and very hard. Can't wait to come back again next year
Thursday 30th of July 2009,
What a fantastic holiday we had at mikes hotel its the best holiday we have ever had, sophia is a goddess and works very hard. thanks to all, the highlight of our time there was the massive inflatable NELLIE elephant floating around the pool!!!!!!
Tuesday 28th of July 2009,
Just got back today from a week at Mike's Apartments. Have had an amazing time - the accomodation is 1st class, Manos is very friendly and supplies lots of 'vitamin drinks' when required
Great place for a family, there were 7 of us including 3 kids and have not relaxed as much in ... well.. EVER!!
Efharisto to all....
Friday 17th of July 2009,
We have just got back from a week at Mikes Hotel and had the best holiday ever, from the minute we arrived at the Hotel Sophia made us feel like part of the family, The people in Malame are so friendly and the place is so chilled out and relaxing, we can understand why people go back year after year, we will certainly be back next year and cant wait.
Sophia a big thank you for making Chris's birthday extra special, see you soon
Wednesday 15th of July 2009,
This was our first time at mikes hotel and what a great choice from the moment we arrived to the time we left we were made very welcome, thankyou to sophia for all your help and thanks to manos for keeping us entertained, we will be sure to return next year so manos you have a year to find some mint and limes lol take care love room 11 xx
Tuesday 14th of July 2009,
Visited Mikes for the first time on 23rd June. We have to say that everything that you read about this hotel regarding the family (& staff) is true. From the moment you enter the hotel, you are one of the family. Sophia (you are barking mad) god only knows where you get the energy from to be so jolly all day.
This friendy relaxed nature, along with many manos vitamins soon gets into your pores and, before you know it, you have quickly gained new friends (Tony & Pauline if you are reading this, that idiot Anita has lost your number, please email). It is also wonderful how the 'regulars' (Dave Irvine's mob amongst others) soon welcome the 'Newbies' into 'the family'. It's no wonder people have been returning for many years. A big thank you to all, Yamas
Sunday 12th of July 2009,
Hi to all the family members at Mikes.
Thank you for a great holiday in June, the meals were great and and the hospitality as usual was fab.
We came with friends Mac and Joyce and they to had a wonderful holiday. Mac particularly remembers the Crab salad and Raki, also special thanks from Joyce for the lifts home to the appartment from the hotel.
Pete and Sue will be back in September for one month
and cant wait to see you all again.
Regards Pete and Sue
Saturday 27th of June 2009,
Calamari Manos,just to let you know we arrived home safely and to a real Manchester downpour, after two weeks of wall to wall Cretan sun it felt no better than it ever does.
Our thanks to yourself and all Paraskakis family members and also to the staff for the usual high standards that we never seem to find anywhere else.No doubt we will see you once again next year.
Ian & Shirley Wray, Manchester.
Wednesday 24th of June 2009,
Manos & Maria, get the bacardi on ice and stock up the vitamins, we're coming back in September for two wonderful weeks of your fab hospitality, can't wait, sooooo excited. Book the sun for us pleeease, we'll see you soon. Freda & Patrick x
Wednesday 10th of June 2009,
Hello to Maria and Manos.
How welcome you all made us feel from the moment we got there with "our vitamins" till the sad evening catching the last rays under the palms with our last ones.Maria ..you need a day off.! There was a day when I said you looked tiered,but hey ..always there.You deserve 10/10 for stamina and a day off.Keep cool in July and August..Lv room204 xx
Sunday 7th of June 2009,
Hi Manos and family, We are looking forward to our return to Mikes' in a couple of weeks time.
It is 'chill out' time again and we can't wait.
Get the 'vitamins' ready .
See you and all the family then.
Pete & Kay
Sunday 7th of June 2009,
We landed much earlier this time
Must have been just after midday,
Then smartly into a taxi
To Mike's on the shores of Chania Bay.
How could we be disappointed?
What a view from East to West,
With mountains, sea, Olive Groves
Oh - Didn't it feel good to be a returning guest!
Yes, there have been some changes
New sea front lighting and the road,
Farmed plots remaining, much as they were
Neither touched nor spoiled by 'progress' overload
The scenery from North coast to South
Is as stunning as when first seen,
From mountain top to river bed, nature's wonders abound
Much like a well run machine.
We shall miss the evening meals
Which are always a great delight,
Lots to choose and mix and match
Supping Ouzo and Raki well into the night.
It does not matter what you do with your time at the Mike Hotel
But one thing is surely certain,
By the time you leave
You'll be a relaxed and chilled out person.
To Elene, Mike and Sophie
Thanks for a wonderful Hotel,
To Manos and Maria
Thanks for keeping us so well!!
Thursday 14th of May 2009,
Well, we are back in Sunny Surrey now and missing you all very much! We had the most wonderful time, it far exceeded all our expectations (which were high!) and we have already decided to come back in October.
As you know, it was the first holiday of this sort that we had been on and you make it the most wonderful experience for us.
We are very jealous of everyone that is there at the moment and hope that the next few months go quickly so we can get back and see you all again as well as to top up on our Vitamins!!
Take care and see you all soon
Monday 11th of May 2009,
Only 1 week and 1 day to go before we see you all again - the wait will seem like a life time! Looking forward to some good food, vitamins and sunshine. We are bringing our daughter and 2 year old grandson this year and we know that they will enjoy Mike's as much as we do.
See you ALL soon. Love Barbara & Barry
Wednesday 21st of January 2009,from Denmark
My husband and I have been to Maleme before but sep.last year we tried Mikes hotel after reading the overjoyed reviews and we were not dissapointed.It´s was the best thing we have ever done.Wonderful apartments,the nicest most wonderful family owns this hotel,great food and the area is very relaxing.Not to mention the other guests.They all were lovely.Maybe it´s because they also had a great time and were relaxed.We talked a lot with an elderly couple from England.Sweetest people..The busses drives to different cities all the time so all in all it was the most wonderful holiday we have ever had. Apollo Denmark apparently has dropped the hotel,which is the stupidest thing they could ever do,but danes can book at Apollo Sweden and can travel from Copenhagen airport so no problems there.
We´re looking forward to go to this paradise on earth again.
When our travel agent suggested that we have a holiday at Mike's Apt, it was a stroke of genius. This was some years ago now and each time since then that we visit it gets better, if that is possible.
The apartments are great, that situation is great and the family Paraskakis are wonderful (Mike, Elena, Sophie, Manos. Frieda) and not forgetting Maria and the very friendly cleaners, who also do a great job!!
Health permitting, we will be back . As the Danish guests called us - the elderly couple!!
With love and best wishes - Doreen & Peter
Wednesday 13th of August 2008,
The Halligan Family want to say 'A big Thank you'
to Manos, Maria, Sofia, Mike and Helena for another excellent holiday and for making us all feel so welcome.
We miss you all and look forward to returning next year. Yamass!!!
Colette, Keith, Mike, George and Theresa (Grandma).
Friday 8th of August 2008,
Thank you Manos, Maria, Marianna, Mike, Sofia, Helena & Freida for another AMAZING holiday!!!! that was our 8th visit and I want to come back next year!!! I have only come back a week ago and I want to go back!!! I miss you!!!
Love from Amaia x
Inigo, Donna and Antonia send their love aswell x
Friday 25th of July 2008,
Manos, Maria, and Marianne, thank you for making our holiday so special, it was just what the Doctor ordered, Patrick is recovering well from his Chemotherapy and your hospitality and never ending vitamins, have made sure he is well on his way to a hopefully, complete recovery, this was Freda's first trip to Crete and she is now in love with all things Greek, so keep the bacardi on ice until next year and we'll see you then. 'Yamass'. Freda & Patrick xx
Monday 21st of July 2008,
Here we go again, my, my
How can we resist it.
Does it show again, my, my
Just how much we missed you.
Yes we've been broken hearted
Oh since the day we parted
Why, why, did we ever go back home.
Now we really know, why, why
We could never let you go.
Thanks again for making us feel so welcome and part of the Paraskakis family. Hope to see you next year.
Rachel, Annette and Lindsey xxx
Monday 14th of July 2008 ,
Were really excited about coming this year on the 22ND of July
this yer youll get to meet my
hope your still doing the vitamins
all the best from
Saturday 12th of July 2008,
Hi, We have been back in UK for almost 2 weeks and it has rained every day!!! (Ring any bells?) We had the most wonderful two weeks at your Hotel. The hospitality and friendliness of all was exceptional. Sophia - we are missing you and Freda very much. We are also missing Mamma's cooking and the lovely Pool bar/swimming pool + Manos' vitamins.
We WILL be back. It was the best holiday we have ever had - all the praise you get is very deserving.
Lots of Love - Barbara & Barry, Room 2.
Thursday 10th of July 2008,
I'm sitting at my desk in work and wishing I was with you all there at the pool bar!
Manos, Maria and Sophie gave us so many vitamins I think we've become hyperactive!
We had such a great time you just know we'll be back again. Having stayed in both the appartments and the hotel, we highly recommend them both. The hospitality of all the Paraskakis family is simply superb, so welcoming and friendly,they make you feel as though you too are part of the family.
Manos, if you get this email will you say a big hello to Ian and Paul for us, we were so touched that they came to see us off on Tuesday, tell them to enjoy the rest of their holiday and not get too sunburned!
Once again, a huge thank you for a wonderful week.
Love to you all,
Sue and Rob. Steve and Val.xxxxxx
P.S. Big kisses for Freda.XXXXXXX
Sunday 29th of June 2008,
Hi to the lovely Paraskakis family,
we are missing you all so much, we have been home for six days, and it has rained every day, not like your weather Manos!!!!, it dosen't matter whether you stay in the apartments or the hotel, you will have a wonderful time. Eleanor, Mike, Sophie and Manos, have to be the kindest most helpful people you could wish to meet, nothing is too much trouble, they will cater for your every need.
Mike my million pound feet are missing you!!!
We love you all so much, we hope to see you again soon
a special hug for Freda, she is beautiful
all our love always anne and keith xxx
Wednesday 25th of June 2008, Norway
It`s been a while now seen`s we came home.
But We miss you alredy.
We have a really bad wheater her in Tromsø.
It`windy and cold.
W e can only dream about what we did have down there.
But You must give Freda and Sofie a big big hugg from
Maya. She have the neclage Freda did buy here before leaving.
Maya asked me about if you sometimes come for a visit us. I said maybe!
Its the best holiday I ever had.
Dont understand why it didnt have more stars....
You are the BEST.
Saturday 7th of June 2008,Greece
ΕΙΔΑ ΤΗΝ ΙΣΤΙΟΣΕΛΙΔΑ ΣΑΣ ΚΑΤΑΛΑΘΟΣ ΣΤΟ ΙΝΤΕΡΝΕΤ ΚΑΙ ΣΑΣ ΘΥΜΗΘΙΚΑ.ΑΝ ΚΑΤΑΦΕΡΩ ΦΕΤΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΠΑΡΩ ΑΔΕΙΑ ΘΑ ΕΡΘΩ.ΕΧΩ ΠΟΛΛΕΣ ΚΑΛΕΣ ΑΝΑΜΝΗΣΕΙΣ ΑΠΟ ΤΟ ΜΑΛΕΜΕ.ΠΟΛΛΑ ΦΙΛΙΑ ΑΠΟ ΤΗ ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΝΙΚΗ!ΜΕ ΠΟΛΛΗ ΑΓΑΠΗ ΣΤΕΛΙΟΣ ΧΑΤΖΗΑΘΑΝΑΣΙΟΥ
Monday 2nd of June 2008,
To you all,
Thank you for a great time. Manos, distinct lack of vitamins in U.K.We will be back next year.
John and Kathy.
Tuesday 27th of May 2008,
The flights are booked and the Sexy Girls Cybarco are coming back, so make sure you've got enough umbrellas for our Long Island Ice Tea cocktails We are counting the days......
See you soon.
Love Rachel, Annette and Lindsey xxx
Tuesday 6th of May 2008,
Hello to the Paraskakis family
Look forward to seeing you all June 10 and getting some well deserved Cretan Sun, Sea, and Raki. Try to avoid Manos' vitamin sessions but who can resist - no mortal man!!! Also looking to stay hoizontal for a fortnight either on a sun bed or the bar floor!
Bring it on
Love 2 all
Dave and Pauline xxxxx
Saturday 12th of April 2008,
Went on a Caribbean cruise in January - coming back to Mikes in June for a real holiday !
Monday 10th of March 2008,
Stayed at Mikes Apartments in July 2007, then
tried the hotel in Oct.2007 both were excellent WE
have been coming to Greece for 30 years and Mikes
place is right there at the top. Manos and Sophia and
the girls in the bar made our holiday. So we have
booked again for May 2008. More Alfa and hopefully
Thursday 20th of December 2007,
Please can Sofia contact me re the family room with double and twin beds adjoining we have stayed twice before and would like to request this room. It is on the top right hand side of the hotel. We need to know the room numbers of the family rooms thank you.
Thursday 11th of October 2007, Leigh, Gt. Manchester
Hi to everyone at Mike Hotel and Apartments, especially Manos, Maria, Sophie, Helena and Mike. What a wonderful time yet again. Isobel learned to walk properly, had fun in the pool and developed a liking for chewing straws. Not bad for a 15 month old! We enjoyed our vitamins and G+T. Thankyou so very much for making our time special. Manos - we will put together a great music CD for you. See you next time. We hope it will not be too long! X
Monday 12th of November 2007,
Thanks for another great holiday, see you all again next year.
Now you all can enjoy your holidays in Thailand.
Hotel looks great on Google maps.
Keith & Sue
Thursday 4th of October 2007, Heswall, Wirral, UK
We had a lovely holiday at Mike`s Apartments. We chose this because of all the lovely comments on this page and on trip advisor and we werent disappointed. The people are lovely and the food was great. The vitamins from Manos also helped no end!! He certainly looks after you in the pool bar and it looks great at night. We loved the location and the ambience. If you choose to stay in Maleme you wont be disappointed. We met lots of people who had been coming here for years, so you cant get a better recommendation than that. I am sure we will be back! love Val and Bob
Monday 24th of September 2007, swindon england
Another fantastic holiday - the second this year at Mike's apartments. Is there anyone out there who hasn't been to this fantastic place? If so you are missing out on a wonderful experience of genuine Crete hospitality from the wonderful family who run the hotel and apartments.
Wednesday 3rd of October 2007, england swindon
hello manos where is the picture of me and amber with our cool dummies with the teeth you said you was putting them on here where is it? email me back asap xxxxxxxxx
Sunday 19th of August 2007, North Yorkshire
Will see you all at the end of September.
I belive we like this place, been going every year since 1974.
Stayed in Mikes appartments over the road in those days.
Keith & Sue )
Friday 17th of August 2007, from Norway
Hello, Manos, Martina, Diana, Maria, and.. all of you at Hotel Mike! Thank you all for a VERY, VERY NICE vacation! I will be back later!
I have uploaded pictures from our vacation at Hotel MIke here: http://www.foto.olephb.no/index.php?&action=...
If some of the other want to see how lovley Hotel Mike is )
Wednesday 15th of August 2007, from Norway
Only two days until we are in Maleme. Looking forward to get some sun and to get away from the bad weather in Norway.
Hope the hotel is as good as it seems.
Sunday 12th of August 2007,from London
well after my second visit this year and cant wait for my third in september. it was fantastic yet again great new staff martina and diana but best of all maria she is such a great hardworking person and great fun. have been visiting the paraskakis family for 15 years now and they have become my second family and crete my second home.if your thinking of a visit dont hesitate just book its the best greek resort you will ever visit
thanks to manos sophia and mama and mike for a great time x
Thursday 2nd of August 2007, Norwich
Hi Mike, Manos, Sofia, Frieda, Maria, Helena and Diana!
Just Came back from Mikes 2 days ago and I want to go back! It's really cold and miserable in England! Dad is missing all The "vitamins" that manos gave him and mum is missing the sun! Hopefully we will see you all again next year!
Saturday 28th of July 2007, from Sweden
Hello. Back in Sweden again,it sucks and it´s raining. But i had the best holiday ever at mikes apartments. And i miss you all. And Manos,give me a umbrella. Ella ella =D And some Ouzo. And hey,i can dance "Sexy girl"... i want to go back. I miss everything. The food,the lovely people,the sun and Manos haha!
Saturday 28th ,
Many thanks to Manos (the weather man), Maria, Diana & Martina.
We had a great time, the apartments and pool were lovely but the staff were the best part. A very relaxing holiday. next time less vitamins eh Manos?
Hope you're all well and enjoying the sun, not much here in London still! And don't forget to call if you're over here. Simon & Lauren
Thursday 19th of July 2007,
When three girls went away on holiday together
To Maleme where the sun shines forever
Sitting in Manos' bar making friends
Staying out every night to the very end
Drinking long island ice teas forever
We know that we'll always have each other
Standing under Manos' umbrella
Ella, ella, ella
Thanks for a great holiday and we're still working on the solution......
Rachel, Annette & Lindsey xxx
PS: See you in September
Wednesday 18th of July 2007, from Sussex
Just returned from Mikes yesterday (17/07/2007) I must say all that you read here is true!! & some! The family who run this hotel are wholesome honest people who want to maker your stay as enjopyable and memorable as possible.The location is great as it is in quite a secluded part (its not blackpool in the sun!) Lots of organised trips to go on or just laze by the pool & enjoy a fantastic holiday with a fantastic hard working family.Manos thank you for looking out for me (not too many vitamins) Αποτελέσματα αναζήτησης για YAMMAS!!!
Sunday 15th of July 2007, from Wirral, Merseyside
A big thank you to Mike,Eleni, Sophia, Manos, Martina and Maria for a wonderful holiday. We were made to feel like one of the family rather than just a guest. In particular, the meals were beautifully cooked and rounded off with supplies of raki. All guests mixed socially and made a very enjoyable experience. Many thanks also to Brett, the Argo rep for his company services and ensuring that we all had a good holiday. Looking forward to returning there soon. Love to all. Mike and Pat Lawler (Room 8 - 3-10 July 2007
Friday 6th of July 2007, nelson LANCASHIRE
Well want a wonderful week at mikes sorry I miss the Halligan family may be we meet again soon,
the vitamins have gone from Tony now so we will be back 'hope you are missing us MANOS ,SOPHIA MIKE & HELENA NOT FORGETTING BAR SHAFF MARIA, DIANA, MARTINA. LOTS OF LOVE CAPTAIN TONY & PAT XXXXXXXXXX
LOVE YOU ALL
Sunday 1st of July 2007,from Norwich
i have enjoyed coming to mikes it was brilliant especially the drinks and the food thanks manos and helena. looking forward to seeing you on the 17th july 2007
Wednesday 20th of June 2007 ,
Another great week with our friends in Maleme. Manos makes the most perfect vodka and tonic supplemented with many vitamins! Our boys are in the pool from dawn till dusk - they love the place so much! We always have the best customer service and help (getting off the bar stool at the end of the night usually!) Love and thanks to Manos, Sophie, Elene and Mike and special love to Freda xx
Tuesday 5th of June 2007,from Norwich
We have been returning to the wonderful Mike's for the last 10 years and all the family made us welcomed in every ocassion. Vitamins, raki and the company of Sophia, Manos, Mike and Helena. The perfect combination. We'll be back again in July for another 2 weeks. Yamas
Friday 27th of April 2007,from Manchester
We're looking forward to seeing you all again on the 5th june 2007. Line up the vitamins, Manos!!
of the Halligan family
Monday 19th of March 2007, from Norway
Me and a friend of me, named Espen have now offered our summervacation at MIke Hotel. Never been there before, but we really looking forward to it!
We are looking forward to a peaceful and beautiful vacation!
See you guys in August!
Tuesday 12th of December 2006, from Chorley
Have been twice to Mike's hotel and both times had a fantastic holiday. It felt as though you were visiting family not staying in a hotel. The whole family are so friendly, helpful and nothing is too much trouble. Hope to return again soon. But shhh don't tell too many people as they might not have room for us. Thanks cu soon xxxx
Wednesday 27th of September 2006, from Swindon
Another wonderful two weeks in what has become like a second home to us. What more can you get from a holiday but genuine folks wanting to make your stay as comfortable and fun as possible. Nothing is too much trouble for this wonderfully warm family who work hard to ensure their guests are happy. This is real customer service the like of which you wouldn't get anywhere else. We love the place and from the amount of people who return we aren't the only ones who feel this way. Many thanks to you all at Mike's apartments - you are special people.
Wednesday 16th of August 2006,from Finland
What a nice place to visit at Mike Hotel & Apartments! Small, cosy und peaceful place.
We found the hotel at Internet and the outlook their WEB-pages already gave us a confident image of their superb facilities (apartments, pool area, and location by the seaside). Probably we were the first Finns to visit the hotel (at leats according to the guestbook at the reception) even the hotel next to Mike H&A were crowded by Finns...
We recommend warmly Mike H&A to everybody who wants seaside hotel with friendly service, good location and peacuful environment. Expecially we liked that poolbar didn't play any loud hit music, so it was easy to lay back by the pool, read the book and enjoy the beautiful environment of Mike H&A...
Tuesday 25th of July 2006, From Wilstead , Bedford
Well were back home after a fantastic time in Maleme and as usual we found Manos, Sophia, Mike, Ellena and Maggie as pleasant as ever.
We met some lovely people and also suprised our family by turning up without them knowing we were coming to Crete, that was excellent to see their faces.
We also met Carl, Julie for the first time while we were having lots of fun in the pool with their two hooligans, Jordan & Jessica. They were great kids and fun to be with. Hope to meet them all again one day.
Holidays are always nice but you must try Mikes Hotel and Apartments if you've never been before you wont regret it we guarantee.
Saturday 15th of July 2006, from London
what can i say another fantastic holiday with the most friendliest people you will ever meet in crete.
we had a great time and manos sophia and all the family make you feel like you are part of their family
i think after 14 years of visits i have found my desert island and i will continue visiting for many years to come
thanks again and see you all soon
best wishes Lord Mike xx
Wednesday 12th of July 2006 , from Bucks Uk
Thanks from all the people who stayed at Villa Stella up the road, and had great service and fun at meal times at Mikes. Especially Sophia and Maggie, all the best to you all
Tuesday 4th of July 2006, from Fleetwood , Lancashire
We stayed at Mikes from the 20th of June this year for one week.
Only one complaint!
A week was nothing like long enough. We have never enjoyed a holiday as much before. Totally chilled out, great place lovely people. There really is something for everyone.
Can't wait to see you in September.
Dave Jill & Emma Constable.
Sunday 25th of June 2006,
Thanks again Manos for your hospitality.We had a great two weeks with too much booze, food, and 'vitamins'.
See you in September
Love to the family
Dave and Pauline
Thursday 8th of June 2006,from nelson
Hi there Captain tony & pat well 12 years aspast every year gets better,Mike helena,manos,sofia, not forgetting, baby Frederiki, she getting a nice little girl just like her dad .
Yamis from captain tony hope to see you soon again lots of love pat
Thursday 8th of June 2006, nelson lancashire
hi there any one want wants a good hoilday go to mikes, we have been going for 12 years its gets better ever year captain tony & pat from lancashire
the best place to go,Thank you for all the wonderfull
years of our lifes
THANKYOU , MIKE. MANOS. SOFIA. HELENA. NOT FORGETTING THE LITTLE FREDERIKI. ALL OUR LOVE
Monday 29th of May 2006, Essex ,England
You just wont find a better place for a holiday. It will leave you feeling like you could stay there forever. There is just nothing bad you could possibly say about Mike's it's a place where even the holiday reps go to chill out because they know that no one will bother them there...haha!
The Paraskakisfamily and staff are fantastic you'll miss them terribly when you leave as we always do
Saturday 6th of May 2006, from Dublin , Ireland
Hi , Weve been reading all the great reports about this place. please can someone let us know who they traveled with or did you have to book seperate flights. Has anyone ever traveled there form ireland
Wednesday 26th of April 2006,
Always a wonderful holiday at our favourite place with truly wonderful hosts. Hoping to get over in June so will see Dave and Pauline hopefully. To anyone checking this site out - you won't regret coming to Mike's apartments and I guarantee you'll return time and time again as many of us do.
Tuesday 18th of April 2006, from retford notts ,
Wow we all love mikes, we always have the best time and are made to feel very welcome mike is a great gentleman who loves gardening, his wonderful wife helena is the best cook in crete, manos [mikes son] is a fun bartender i like his vitamins he usually wears a customary white t shirt!!! sofia [mikes daughter] is a lovely waitress she loves roses chocs but always stays slim even after having her cute little daughter frederiki [age 1] then theres maggie a waitress who speaks greek with a liverpool accent!!!. you will have a great time at mikes we go twice a year and often meet up with old guests who feel as we do" WE ALL LOVE MIKES" enjoy
Wednesday 5th of April 2006, from Basingstoke ( UK )
hey i love milkes hotel bloody bril cant wait to go this year
Tuesday 28th of March 2006, from UK
Sorry but neither Mike Rutherford or any member of Sad Cafe own any portion of Mikes place in Maleme.
I have been there with my family on holidays going back ten years and have included a link to this website from the Cafe one. We always have a shit load of fun when we visit as do other people who return regularly. If you are around when we are there then say hello and we can have a glass of 'vitamins' and bullshit over past glories. Its a great place to have a holiday for any age!
Dave Irving (Schlagzeuger von Sad Cafe)
Sunday 26th of March 2006 , from Germany
I'm coming from Germany, so I hope you can everything understand what I write here. Since 1989 I'm a big fan of Mike + the Mechanics and of course of Sad Cafe and Paul Young. I think I have each CD's and tracks of Mike and Sad Cafe which are avaiable. It was a terrible shock as he died in 2000. But my question is whats about this hotel. Is Mike Rutherford the owner? Is a member of Sad Cafe the owner? And where are these nice appartments located in Crete? In 2000 I was in Crete (Malia).
I hope you can answer it.
So good bye. Pherhaps we'll see us in Greece.
Wednesday 22nd of February 2006 , from Manchester England ,
just to let manos know were on our way soon and from reading about your place .i,m sure its gona be well worth the visit. we also have a mutual friend. your secret is safe with me dave.ha ha.
fanx ta ra
ps, i,ll look out for the bald one with the goaty beard
On with the show
Wednesday 21st of December 2005 , from London ,
This was by far the best holiday we have ever had! everyone was incredibly friendly which made it feel like a home from home. We would reccommend everyone to go there to see for themselves, and to experience the lazy days by the pool and the crazy nights by the bar. Thank you manos and sophie for making it truely memorable. xxx
Tuesday 20th of December 2005, from Hertfordshire, England ,
Me and my family stayed at the louis creta princess when we went to crete, but every day we went down to mikes bar as we found it far better! thanks for the christmas card mike ours is in the poast to you and we hope you get it soon.
you completed our holiday and we might be coming to see you next year. cya
Thursday 15th of December 2005, from Newent , UK,
If every Hotel in the world had as friendly and welcoming atmosphere , the world would be a far , far better place .
It was the first time we have ever been on holiday for 2 weeks and not wanted to go home .
Thank you to Helen , Mike , Sophie , Manos & staff for an absolutely fabulous holiday .
Monday 12th of December 2005, from NW England ,
Hey Manos - Good to see you have a guestbook now. Hope its big cos you gonna get loads of entries!
Middle of a long winter at present cant wait for June to come around so we can get our usual quota of sunshine and hangovers with your gracious help of course. Love to the family
Dave and Pauline Paraskakis XXX
Monday 28th of November 2005,
thanks for a great holiday in the summer we really enjoyed it hope to be back soon
Saturday 12th of November 2005,
"We had fallen totally in love with Crete, particularly the Chania area and our decision was made - the island was to be our new hideout."
The Greek word "Ela" means come - we both recommend that anyone interested in holidays abroad should consider Crete as a first option and should come and stay at Mike's hotel and apartments! We consider the people at Mike's hotel are the most professional and honourable family company on the Island. "Ela, Ela" !!!
John & Susan Hardwick
Friday 11th of November 2005, from England ,
Sue and I would like to say a big thank you to you for making our holiday such a memorable one. The room was great and always spotless. You are indeed one of the nicest familys we have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Once again thank you for everthing and please thank your family also for their hospitality. See you in May 2006.
Sue & Pete
Tuesday 18th of October 2005,from USA ,
We left your marvelous Hotel on the 12th of September directly for home, and since our arrival we have been busy retrieving our missing luggage, which was finally located only yesterday. Thank God, everything was there, and even for the Airline, it is still a mystery where it had gone all that time. But... all is well that ends well.
Now, finally, the time has come to write to you and thank you for your hospitality. We did not know what to expect when we made our reservations in Maleme that we had never seen before.
Fortunately for us we were lucky to find "Mike's Apartments"and especially Manos Paraskakis: you have been a formidable host. Your smile, your courtesy, your generosity and the friendly manner in which you treated all 6 of us in your three apartments, will never be forgotten. Our thanks go also to Michelle and Maria who were always attentive to our needs, as well to the maid we had in Rooms 308, 306 and 205 during our stay; everfything was impeccable.
Again we thank you for making our vacation a memorable one.
Anna and Tony Baracat.
Tuesday 11th of October 2005, from Walsall England ,
Carl, Julie, Jordan & Jessica(Barbie).
This has been our third holiday to Maleme and each year it has got better and better. Our days around Mikes pool seem to get longer thanks to Gustav and Manos vitamins. What a fantastic holiday and what great and interesting people we have met this year. Hope to see some of you again in the future.
Thursday 6th of October 2005,
This is just a quick note to thank you for the excellent service during our
stay from August 23 - September 19, 2005 . Mano and all his employees were
helpful and made our stay very enjoyable. We look forward to visiting you again soon.
Sunday 2nd of October 2005, from Mantova - Italy ,
Patrick & Cristina Newell /Italy
We came to Mike's place the first time in 1996. Since then we alternate our summer holidays one year travelling aroung Canada in a camper, the other year doing beautifully absolutly nothing in Maleme ! If you really want to just turn off and relax, the Paraskakis family is the best help you ever could get. Mom Elena and Dad Mike up at the restaurant, their "kids" Manos and Sofia down at the pool bar make you feel just like as at home and part of the family, only better !! This year we were travelling with my wife's brother and his wife, they enjoyed it enourmosly. My wife and me are going to back again in September, as most of our friends from the UK, also repeatedly returning. It very easy to become "addicted" to Crete and to Mike's Hotel !!!
Would I reccomend this place ?? You bet I do !!!!
Sunday 2nd of October 2005, from South Yorkshire .England ,
My Wife and I , First found maleme and Mikes Hotel in 1989.
When manos and Sophie were schol children.
And needless to say ...we go back every year.
and will continue to do so ..
Mike and Elainie..are simply the best..
as are all her staff past and present.
To my wife and I this is UTOPIA..
we have also many . very . many friends who return
year after year..
Mary & Eddie..
Sunday 2nd of October 2005, from Crawley, West Sussex UK ,
Karen and I have visited the Mike Hotel since 1996/7, and it is Mike, Helena, Sophie and Manos Paraskakis, with Poppy and Maggie providing great support, that make a holiday so relaxing. Whether leisurely breakfasting on the terrace of the Hotel, or having a pre-dinner drink by the Pool Bar, the sunrises and sunsets will not cease to amaze you.
Whilst the village of Maleme has a vibrant history, located west of Hania, it provides an excellent base to enable one to visit the far West and South coast(s) of the Island. Hiring motor cars (with air-conditioning) is not a problem and for the more adventurous, an 'open-top' 4x4 Jeep will take you to the isolated peninsular of Rhodopou, or over the mountains to Paleohora, an idyllic resort on the south coast. En route, you will enjoy superb natural scenery with many villages where you may stop and refresh.
Whatever you decide, your stay at the Mike Hotel & Apartments is unlikely to disappoint you. The welcome, service and humour is abundant and freely given.
Do be prepared for lots of puzzles by the Pool Bar, and beware especially, if you have sampled 'vitamins' for the day, which may include but are not limited to, 'Raki'. or 'Tsikouthia'! Consumption of either, tends to lose one's concentration abilities!
Enjoy the varied Menu and do try all their traditional Cretan Cooking.
Karen and I have enjoyed our visits so much, we are to be married not far from Maleme, during September 05. We shall of course be staying at the Mike Hotel, with eight of our family!
What more can we say?
Sunday 2nd of October 2005, from Centurion, South Africa ,
Thanks to the Paraskakis family (Mike, Helene, Sophi and Manos) and their 'crew', we always have a great time at Mike's Apartments. We have been going back for 4 years running to enjoy a sunny, relaxing, fun and comfortable annual holiday.
This year we had difficulty finding place on flights but were determined to go, so we took a long route to get there. We flew to London Heathrow from Johannesburg via Cape Town. Then we caught a taxi to Gatwick and flew to Chania via Santorini. As always we had a wonderful time.
The apartments are very well rated so, if you are looking for friendly and hospitable, very clean, well priced, comfortable accomodation, you will love it there. We do and we'll be back!!
Sunday 2nd of October 2005, from Mississauga, Ontario ,
Mike's was the nicest place we stayed at during our entire trip to Greece. The entire property was spotlessly maintained, the staff was extremely helpful (especially Manos), and were extremely knowledgeable about the area. Everyone was so helpful and eager to please. It is directly across from a beach, although the pool area is so welcoming and nicely laid out, you may not bother with the beach! The rooms are large and the bathrooms are spacious with lots of counterspace (and with two women travelling togther - this is a must!). The location was ideal for getting around, either into Chania or to the westcoast beaches. If you go, you must try to get to the beaches at Falasarna and Elafonisi. We intended to go to different beaches, but Manos guided us to these instead and he was right! Unbelievably beautiful beaches. I can't wait to go
Sunday 2nd of October 2005 ,
What more can I add that hasnt been explained admirably above! We have been coming here for years and to us its the best ever. We thought we were getting samey and hopped to Skiathos one year but even though it was good it wasnt on a par. The Paraskakis family are warm, friendly, courteous, humorous, extremely helpful, and treat you like their own.
This island has so much, beauty, history, ruggedness, and so much to do that its different everytime we come back. If you want to lie on your back and do nothing, or explore the island then this is the perfect place. We will come back again, and again. Gia Mas Paraskakis!!
Sunday 2nd of October 2005
Although not a huge amount to do in Maleme itself, Mikes apartments are ideally situated to be able to travel either on your own steam or by using the various excellent local transport services. The hotel and apartments will be mostly filled with folks who have been before at some time or another - such is the pull of the place and the wonderful family who own and run the establishment. It is not unheard of that people go every year, sometimes more than once! The family quickly become friends and treat you as such.
The attention to detail to make your stay as comfortable as possible is wonderful with many thoughtful touches. They even provide you with "vitamins" to keep you happy! There is usually somebody we know visiting at the same time as us no matter when we go and its nice to renew friendships.
For me it is a laid back, de-stressing holiday where I usually eat too much wonderful food and drink too much local wine - but then what are holidays for ?
Sunday 2nd of October 2005,
I have been to mike's apts since 1994 and have returned 2-3 times each year at various times of the year. what can i say apart from they are the best well maintained and serviced apts i have been to and the owners and staff are the most polite and friendly people you would care to meet, nothing is to much trouble and if they dont have something you want they will endeavour to get it to make sure you have a great time. the home cooked food at mike's hotel which is all traditional cretan food is prepared by helena the owner wife and is delivered to your table by excellent staff and always with most politeness and good manner.
for me i will never find a place that will match the location and character of mike's apts and i will never find the service that i have recieved for the last 11 years take my word for it that this is an oustanding place to stay and you will not regret booking (you can also book direct with the owners son manos who will always reply to any emails he receives of you would like anymore info from myself dont hesitate to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
i also have many pictures of the surrounding locations which im sure will tempt you to try this location