Happy Days Studios

Address: Malia Old Village, Malia, Crete, Greece | 3 star hotel
 
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsHappy Days Studios Malia

      Reviewed by keshiak

      Happy Days

      Reviewed Oct 1, 2014
      by (15 reviews) Courtenay , Canada Flag of Canada

      Awesome people, awesome place ! Everyone is so welcoming and helpful, the atmosphere is very relaxed and the location is great too; not far from restaurants, shops, a bit of a distance to the beach (20 minute walk) but once you get there it's worth it. Being here in the down season it hasn't been too crazy at the bar downstairs, but I can imagine during high season it would be one of the best places to be ! Tons of seating around the pools to relax and the rooms are perfect for what you need whether you're here for a week or a month.
      Only downside : you have to pay 10 euros for internet (for the week) and if you're on the 3rd floor it won't reach your room, so you have to be down by the pool to get service.

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Happy Days Studios Malia

      3.50 of 5 stars Very Good
       

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      A travel blog entry by keshiak on Oct 01, 2014

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      A travel blog entry by joshualyon on Dec 01, 2014

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      Harvesting the Olive

      A travel blog entry by joshualyon on Nov 28, 2014

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      A travel blog entry by joshualyon on Nov 22, 2014

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      A travel blog entry by joshualyon on Nov 22, 2014

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