When my wife and I arrived,Manos said there's no room for you tonight.Manos then promised that our room would be ready by 12 the next day and there was a problem getting a plumber for a repair before the room could be used.He took us to a filthy hotel in the middle of the strip and the next day he just forgot about us. We had to go to another hotel after we found a rep.I must say that TUI acted swiftly when they found out about it and also found out that Manos had been lying and had over booked.
I love this place, I came in September for 3 weeks, extended for 3 days longer because I wasn't ready to go home, then I had some time to kill as I was in between jobs and was welcomed back as a friend as well as a customer for 9 days in October. I'm used to staying in basic rooms as I've stayed in various over the years holidaying in the Greek islands, I've always been happy with that given i hardly spend any time in my room, but you have everything you need for your stay. The rooms are clean, bedding and towels changed regularly, a pool outside my room and a nice communal bar to frequent of an evening where I met some awesome people. (Shout out to Manos) I was upgraded on my September stay to a lovely room with a spiral staircase, comfortable bed with good pillows (always a bonus) a very modern bathroom. A spacious, clean an comfortable apartment! Staff are awesome and will go out of their way to do anything for you. I Used to stay up the other end of Stalis for years in other hotels and thought it would be a lot further afield at the Anemi, it's not, its a central location with plenty of good restaurants, bars and amenities close by! they also have live music twice a week throughout the season. (Shout out to Pete Maggio) Clean rooms with all you need and a fab atmosphere that makes you feel at home, and not want to go home!! Thank you everyone at the Anemi for your kindness, you're all fab. I'll be back!!
So just back from a weeks stay at the Anemi Apartments and where do I start!?
When we arrived we initially got given room 108, upon entering we found a puddle of water in the middle of the room, we asked to be moved and was to 109 next door. The rooms are very, very basic, ours was apparently a studio room that slept 3 people with a double and one single bed, the rooms are that tiny we only just managed with the 2 of us. I have attached some pictures of our room and as you will see they are in dire need of a makeover, I personally feel ripped off for what we paid for it and what we received.
The pool area was nice and there was always plenty of Sunbed’s, we didn’t eat at the apartments so can’t comment on the food, we was never told anything about the breakfast and there was no signs stated the timings or what you could have.
The bar wasn’t manned during the day and if you wanted a drink you have to go to the shop next door and get the lady that works in there to serve you, far from ideal! The 1 maid that works in the apartments is there from dawn until dusk, they seriously need to invest in another cleaner as she is clearly trying to do everything and it’s not working as our apartment wasn’t cleaned properly once, the sink in the bathroom was never cleaned and we had clean towels once throughout the week, in our opinion she spent a lot of her time cleaning the rooms of the Eastern European guests.
The apartments are situated in an ideal location especially if you take a stroll in to Malia which was just a 20 minute walk. As mentioned before these are in dire need of a makeover, I for one would not stay here again.
Spent 2 weeks in the family duplex was a great room pool was fine for the amount of guests drinks reasonably priced there was a couple of acts on during the week
Manos is a great guy who will do anything to help out
Well positioned accommodation to explore the lovely Stalis, Tavernas, mini marts and bars are all just along the road from anemi. Staff are lovely, Manos the barman is very hospitable and will give you really good advice on the area, and the best offers. Maria, who does the breakfast, is really kind and will go out of her way for you.
The rooms are basic and perhaps do require some maintenance, especially in the bathroom. However, they do serve their purpose. We were meant to get the large mez room, but ended up with two separate rooms, which we did actually prefer in the end. Really good water pressure, but very hot water. Shower holder was not securely placed, so it was interesting to get the shower head to stay in one place!
We paid extra for breakfast, even though there was a self catering option. Breakfast was very good. You can ask to order anything you want, otherwise a continental selection is served. Maria is very obliging and does a very good cooked breakfast!
Pool area was alright. When we arrived, pool was green, but it was soon seen to. New sunbeds wouldn't have gone amiss as the majority were broken and randomly collapsed when you laid on them! As others has said some umbrellas would be nice for some shade. There were lots of lilos and inflatables that you could play with which was a nice touch.
The bar area at the front is good, it opens at 5 and serves an excellent Mythos and reasonably priced.
Overall, Anemi is basic, friendly accommodation in a good area. It is traditionally Greek, unlike some of the other bigger hotels in the area.