Matala Bay Hotel

Star Rating
3 out of 5



3.8 / 5Good
44 reviews


  • 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
    Mount Ida
    134 min drive
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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.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Beach of Matala - 6 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Komos Beach - 3 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Preveli Beach - 89 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Sfendoni Cave - 95 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Mount Ida - 134 min drive

    Getting around

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


    • 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 onsite. All 65 soundproofed rooms provide free WiFi, free wired Internet, and balconies. Cable TV, rainfall showerheads, and hair dryers are among the other amenities available to guests.



    Check-in between noon - midnight
    Express check-in


    Check-out before noon
    Express check-out

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.
    • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
    • Free cribs (infant beds)!


    • Pets not allowed
    Property Registry Number - 1032647

    Payment types

    Important information


    You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

    • Tourism fee: EUR 1.50 per accommodation, per night

    We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

    Optional extras

    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • In-room safe fee: EUR 1 per day

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

    We should mention

    Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 500, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

    Property amenities


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


    • RV, bus, truck parking
    • Free self parking

    Food and Drink

    • 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 common area(s)

    Things to do

    • Game room
    • Pool
    • Shopping onsite
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby

    Family friendly

    • Refrigerator (on request)
    • Soundproofed rooms
    • Babysitting or childcare
    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Outdoor pool
    • Family property
    • Free WiFi
    • Snack bar/deli
    • Playground on site
    • Laundry facilities
    • Arcade/game room


    • Elevator/lift

    Guest Services

    • Luggage storage
    • Laundry service
    • 24-hour front desk
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Tours/ticket assistance
    • Multilingual staff

    Business Services

    • Conference space
    • Business Center


    • BBQ grill
    • Garden


    If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.
    • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
    • Accessible bathroom
    • Wheelchair accessible parking

    Room amenities


    • Air conditioning
    • Cribs available
    • Blackout drapes/curtains


    • Shower
    • Hair dryer
    • Private bathroom


    • Cable channels

    Food and Drink

    • Refrigerator

    Outdoor Space

    • Balcony or patio


    • In-room safe
    • Desk

    Nearby things to do


    Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
    • Playground on site
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Scuba diving nearby

    Where to eat

    Where to eat
    Serves breakfast and dinner.
    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    4/5 Good

    Very good Great breakfast Nice pool with bar

    Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

    4/5 Good


    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

    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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