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Fantastic Hotel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My family and I have been staying here every summer for nearly 30 years. Due to high season and late booking we've stayed in other places in matala as well with great pleasure, but nothing tops this place. Everytime Theodoros and Natasja welcome us with such warmth. Theodoros has been the host for many years and has managed to create...

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hotelfantastic, Ιδιοκτήτης at Fantastic Hotel, responded to this review

thank you very much for your nice words you are very kind ..we are always happy to see you on our place ...

Cary, North Carolina
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Easy to book over the phone with Natasa, once you arrive she makes you feel at home. The room and private bathroom is pretty basic but who needs more in Matala. We were welcome with coffee and cake made by Doria, Natasa's daughter. No cars needed in the town, you can walk everywhere. There is a cafe out the back...

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hotelfantastic, Ιδιοκτήτης at Fantastic Hotel, responded to this review

thank you very much for your preferance and the nice words ..we will be gland to see you again to our place ,,,matala is the best destination for holiday nice rooms ,hospitality and good food ,,,,really yours natasa

Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We pitched up looking for one nights stay and we're delighted to find Villa Fantastic. A great welcome, superb room, so very clean and comfortable we were sorry to be only able to stay for the one night. Lovely pastries baked by the owner in the morning for us to take to the beach, they were still warm from the...

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hotelfantastic, Ιδιοκτήτης at Fantastic Hotel, responded to this review

we are happy to have you here to our place we take care our people even if they stay one day or ten days ..we will be gland to see you again to our place really yours natasa

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Friendliest family of "innkeepers" ever! Teo, Maria & Natasa will find a way to meet your needs in their newly renovated, highly cost-effective rooms - even in August. I've lost count of the number of times I've stayed at the Hotel Fantastic, also brought my teens with me one year, we had two rooms, one w/kitchenette. Pet-friendly IF your pet...

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hotelfantastic, Ιδιοκτήτης at Fantastic Hotel, responded to this review

thank you very much for your preferance to us ,,we have good time here in matala ...we try for the best for our people ,to take care of them ...we are happy to see you again ...and the photos were fantastic ...as you are fantastic too ....relly yours natasa

Stourbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We visited Matala during the Greek Easter, and hadn't pre-booked any accommodation. When we saw this hotel we thought how nice it looked, and luckily they had rooms available. We had a smashing room with a balcony looking onto the mountain, the rooms were spotless and had everything you needed - kettle, fridge, hairdryer etc. The sun terrace on the...

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hotelfantastic, Ιδιοκτήτης at Fantastic Hotel, responded to this review

hallo we are gland to have knews from you...we were happy that we could take care of you.... we will make always the best for you...if you want to come back don;t look that is full..just try with a mail i have always room available even you see that it is full... you are fantastic ...really yours natasa

Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We arrived in Matala without booking and we've been lucky to find availability here... Natasha, the manager, has been very accomodating finding us 3 rooms next eachother all on ground floor as my Mom has motor disability. The rooms were close to the backyard gate which has access to the heart of Matala, a delightful square full of cafè, tavernas...

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hotelfantastic, Ιδιοκτήτης at Fantastic Hotel, responded to this review

thank you very much for your nice words ..we are happy when you are satisfied ...for our lodging,we try to take care our people to have comfortable vacation .....many regards to your mother ...many regards to everybody....really yours natasa

Plaka, Greece
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Avery good basic/budget hotel and very well located with a garden gate that opens up onto one of the principal seafront squares in Matala. But the thing that made the hotel was the Manageress Natasha she was superb and any negative that may have been were cancelled out by her and her welcoming personality. Bed was comfortable although somewhat small...

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hotelfantastic, Ιδιοκτήτης at Fantastic Hotel, responded to this review

hallo thank you for your nice words ..we try all my people to feel like home ...we are here to take care of you ..to make the best ....and comfortable holidays....really yours natasa

Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 11 June 2016

We have been there now for the third time - and it already felt like coming home! The studios are small but extremely nice and clean, the location is lovely with all the flowers, central (going for swimming each morning for the beach is only two minutes away!) but quiet (at least for Matala, I reckon) and Natasa and her...

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hotelfantastic, Ιδιοκτήτης at Fantastic Hotel, responded to this review

thank you very much for your nice words we will be happy to see you again ...after so times you come you are like family ...we will always makes the best for our people really yours natasa

Eloúnda, Lasithi, Greece
Reviewed 25 March 2016

My boyfriend and I came across this hotel on tripadvisor and decided to book a room, Plus it was one of the few open out of season.. We took the long drive down from Elounda, When we arrived we where pleasantly greeted by the Family who offered us a drink and some food as it was a sunday and they...

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hotelfantastic, Ιδιοκτήτης at Fantastic Hotel, responded to this review

thank you for your nice words ,we are trying for the best..... we will be gland to see you again really yours natasa

Reviewed 8 October 2015

Drove down to Matala from Panormo, planning on just a day visit but came across this hotel after parking our car, asked if they had a room and checked in!! Lovely clean rooms with very modern bathrooms, balcony overlooking the lovely scented garden. Beds were some of the comfiest we have come across in Greece!!!!!!!! The owners were very friendly...

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hotelfantastic, Ιδιοκτήτης at Fantastic Hotel, responded to this review

we make always the best for you,,,thank you for your nice words ..we will be gland to see you again ...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Fantastic is located in Matala, which is one of the most beautiful and famous places in Crete. Matala has got a beautiful beach that has become worldwide known due to the hippy movement. Ours is a family hotel and we try to do our best for our guests by offering clean rooms, comfortable spaces that will allow you to enjoy your time here and relax, as well as a beautiful yard, where you can drink your coffee, the traditional raki or you can enjoy the desert that we will offer you. In our hotel there is a yard with trees where you can taste our delicious fruit and enjoy our flower garden! There is also a veranda for you to sit, free wi-fi access. Every room has its own balcony, where you can enjoy your breakfast, as well as a fridge and a kettle while some rooms have a fully equipped kitchen. Our guests can park their car or motorcycle for free in our parking area. It is also worth mentioning that our hotel is only 5 minutes away from the bus stop, 2 minutes from the super market, the restaurants and the beach! Only 20 minutes away from our hotel, you can reach the wonderful beach of Kokkini Ammos! We are also a 10 minutes ride away from the beautiful beach of Komos. We can arrange for a taxi to pick you up from the airport or we can rent a car for you, which will await you in the airport You will always find here smiling people, who will help you in anything you may need! ... more   less 

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Address: The Street of Red Beach Matala, Matala, Crete 70200, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Matala
Price Range: $56 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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“All rooms are quiet; call directly for best choices, best price”
202elisabettas, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Family tip: 2 connected rooms at the back of the property, ground floor. With kitchenette on the balcony!”
KamiliViewFamily, 16 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Phone Natasha personally to choose a good room”
Lefkoseikos, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We like the upstairs rooms best because there naturally is more daylight.”
SPuhl, 10 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Upper floors have the best view, Request Apartment 3...”
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