So when I recently went to Malia I stayed in the Ilios Apartments 2! not to be confused with the Ilios Malia or Ilios Apartments 1, although they are all part of the same franchise! I wrote this review on TripAdvisor as well so if you want to go check that out then heres the link and scroll until you see my name :) : TripAdvisor - Ilios, Malia.
There are photos on my TripAdvisor so head over there if you want to check them out! but here is the review I wrote:
"Now before you read reviews on here you need to make sure that you are reading the ones about the right apartments. There are 3 Ilios' in Malia... Ilios MALIA, Ilios Apartments 1 and Apartments 2... they are all owned by the same company but they are in different locations. Ilios Malia is behind the Ice bar at the top of the strip, Ilios apartments 1 is behind the Help bar and apartments 2 is opposite down an alley way behind chicken hut.
We spent a week in Ilios Apartments 2 after booking with Thomson in February. The flight was brilliant as we got upgraded to the new Dreamliner 787... When we got to the airport we were greeted by a Rep and she travelled with us to drop us off. We got dropped off at the Ilios Malia and were met by our hotel Rep Louise who was new to the rep job in Malia. We then had to walk down the strip to the Help bar where we were introduced to Chris and the other rep Hayley we then had our welcome meeting where the Reps offered us a group of events for E186.00 we did this and it works out around E31 each event which with the discounted bars can be useful but not 100% sure it's worth it. We did a Foam party, Party in the Park, UV party, Booze Cruise, Malia Live and Summer Fest. Foam Party was good and you didn't have to go in the foam if you didn't want to, it was also a cheap bar. Party in the Park was at a run down water park called Malia Slides, it was a good day out and we had a lot of fun in the pool, UV party wasn't as good as expected and turned into a mosh pit in the middle, the booze cruise was good although when they say private beach it's not! and then the malia live Tinchy Stryder turned up 2 hours late and the reps didn't tell you that you had to go to the club without them! Then summer fest was pretty good and we got 2 free t-shirts over the week.
The apartments were actually better than expected, they were really big and also were cleaned every day other than Sunday which is understandable. The staff in the Help bar are really good, Chris is crazy but is always trying to get you drunk, Matt and Marc are good to chat to and the owner is hilarious!.
All in all it was a brilliant holiday and thoroughly enjoyed it! Obviously the noise is over powering and if you're a light sleeper you might have a problem but I think at the end of the day you are going to MALIA! it's a clubbing resort and you should only go for that purpose."
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