Filion Suites Resort & Spa
What We Love
- A luxurious room or suite on the breathtaking island of Crete, with breakfast, dinner and moreStaying just five minutes from the gorgeous white sands and turquoise waters
- Indulging in a spa treatment – or two or three...
- Exploring the charming hilltop villages and ancient ruins of Crete
What To Know
- The hotel runs a shuttle bus into Bali but it only has 8 seats and fills up fast
- WiFi is only available in the reception area and it's extremely weak
- The resort has three pools surrounded by plenty of sunbeds
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
When you stay at Filion Suites Resort & Spa in Mylopotamos (Bali), you’ll be within the vicinity of Melidoni Cave. This 5-star hotel is within the region of Sfendoni Cave and Museum of Ancient Eleutherna.
Make yourself at home in one of the 115 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with bathtubs feature hair dryers and bathrobes. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and separate sitting areas.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. If you’re looking for recreational opportunities, you’ll find an indoor pool, an outdoor tennis court, and a sauna. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and an arcade/game room. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the complimentary area shuttle that operates within 2 km.
Food & Drink
Grab a bite at one of the hotel’s 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. A complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast is served daily from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
This was a last minute holiday from our frenetic business so were looking for a hotel which would be peaceful, have good food, and easily accessible to other areas in Crete. Having visited Crete many times over the years, we had a good idea of the location of the hotel, which, due to the shuttle bus service, provides easy access to travel east or west, without the need for a car. The lovely beach in Bali is a distance from the hotel, however the frequency of the shuttle bus ensures that access is not a problem. Our bedroom was larger than would normally be expected with good bathroom facilities and large balcony with views to the hills and the coast.
We arrived in the middle of the night having had a 3 hr flight delay, but this was not a problem for the night manager who welcomed us profusely and immediately offered food in the form of either an early breakfast or dinner. We realised we were hungry and chose dinner, which was served promptly in the quiet restaurant. Our first thoughts were, this is great food even at 3.00 am, which was definitely a sign of better things to come. Breakfasts are excellent, with plenty of choice - would certainly recommend the omelettes! Dinner is even better with plenty of traditional Greek food available, which is exactly what we wanted. The service in the restaurant was excellent and we were very well looked after by Ervis.
There is a large swimming pool and some slightly smaller ones - plenty of choice and plenty of sunbeds. There is a small play area suitable for young children but nothing suitable for older children which meant that mainly families with small children were staying at the hotel.
We did use the spa and had an excellent massage.
Although the hotel is built on a hillside which means there are quite a lot of steps, there is a good lift service.
We had a wonderful holiday here, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel to others, in fact, we have already done so!
This was our first visit to Crete and the Filion Suites Resort. We had a great time and were very impressed with the hotel. The staff we met were all delightful - professional, efficient, friendly and great ambassadors for the hotel. I would particularly like to mention Georgia and Antonia in Reception, Ervis and Alexis in the restaurant and Ponia. who cleaned our room each day.
The location of the hotel suited us well. Tucked into the hills, it is secluded and quiet. We had decided to hire a car for the week, so we could see more of the island, but there is a free shuttle bus provided by the hotel, which will take you to a nearby beach if you wish. Otherwise, it is about a 45- 1 hour walk down to the village or beach.
Our room was spacious, clean and had the added bonus of a large balcony, which we enjoyed. There are various pools - one large for adults and several smaller ones for the children. We didn't use the pool bar, but in the evening, entertainment was provided there - we usually listened from our balcony.
The restaurant was very impressive - a great selection of dishes in buffet style eating. You are spoilt for choice. Everything was fresh - we especially enjoyed our freshly cooked omelettes at breakfast and the desserts were amazing! We had half board there, which was perfect. We just used to have an icecream at some point during the day and that bridged the gap between breakfast and dinner, as the food was so plentiful.
The hotel is clean, modern, tastefully designed - eating out on the covered verandah of the restaurant was always lovely, as you had views of the valley and hills opposite. We would thoroughly recommend the hotel to you and I am sure will be back ourselves in the future.
Thank you for a wonderful stay Filion Suites.
The Filion did not disappoint us on our return. We stayed here last year in early May, and wanting to stay on Crete again we decided on the Filion. It's a great central location on the north coast, set at the end of a peaceful valley about 3.5 km from the coast. From the open air restaurant Bali harbour can just be seen. The hotel provides a shuttle minibus service to their partner apartments and taverna near the harbour. The minibus drivers can also drop you off at the bus stop on the main road. Once again we walked down to the beach most days, but the walk back to the hotel is a bit of a slog, especially in 30 degree temperatures, and we only attempted it twice this time.
The food was very good, at breakfast and dinner service, lots of choice and good quality, as before.
The staff were all very helpful and polite. Michalis, the manager was especially helpful on our last day, ensuring that we did not have a repeat of last year's airport transfer not materialising! Special mention to Nicos in the restaurant as well, resetting tables, and serving wine, and helping to make the dining experience even more enjoyable.
Our room was comfortable, clean and serviced daily, the mountain views beautiful. One of the best things about this hotel, is coming back after a hot day of sightseeing and cooling off with a swim in the lovely clean pools, with the mountains rising around.
Great to come back here again, and we would highly recommend.
We stayed at the Filion Suites & hotel in May and loved our stay there. Bali is a perfect spot for exploring Crete - nowhere is too far to get to from the resort. The resort itself was lovely - lots of choice for pools. It is in a very scenic spot - the side of a mountain which is really quiet and beautiful but obviously very steep so be prepared if you’re staying at the bottom. We actually used a car to drive up and down for breakfast or dinner as we had elderly relatives with us. Also, it is a long walk from the resort to get anywhere - if you are not hiring a car be prepared to use the services of the hotel to get around although I cannot comment on how good they are as we did not need them. The food was amazing and there is a wide choice at both breakfast and dinner. It’s lovely after a long day exploring to return for a wonderful cooked dinner with oodles of options. You will need to make serious use of the pool by the end of your stay if you don’t want to return a larger size! The staff are all very friendly & helpful.
We had a lovely one week stay in this distinctive, modern hotel. Set in an elevated peaceful location about 3 kms from the coastal village of Bali, the hotel offers a great place to relax and unwind with fantastic mountain and valley views. The staff here are brilliant - they are all extremely helpful and welcoming and make you feel that they genuinely care about your experience as a visitor to their part of Crete. The free bottle of wine, water and fruit bowl was much appreciated on arrival as was the fact that they had saved us our evening meal even though we arrived after midnight due to a delayed flight.
If you do not have a hire car, the hotel has a mini bus which will take you down into the village or drop you at the bus 'station' if you wish to travel to Rethmyon or Heraklion. They have set times to pick you up from Bali village and will even come and collect you if you give them a ring outside of these times. We never had a problem with this arrangement which we used almost every day.
The hotel offers comfortable spacious, clean rooms, each having a large balcony or patio area. Maid service is excellent - regular fresh towels and change of bedding. The A/C unit in the room was effective and relatively quiet. However, a poorly designed window blind allowed light to infiltrate into the bedroom at night which although not an issue for us, may affect some people.
The restaurant has a romantic setting overlooking the valley with mountain views, whilst he buffet style meals offer a great variety; something for everyone's taste and generally of good quality. We found the service very attentive and even learned a few phrases of Greek! There were some lovely traditional dishes as well as the usual classics and some excellent desserts, especially if you have a sweet tooth. Our only small criticisms were that we found the food to be lukewarm on occasions, but this is often an issue with this style of dining. Also, the hotel has a policy of formal dress at dinner - but as far as we could see this was not adhered to. Breakfasts again offered a great choice - my wife enjoyed the freshly made pancakes with chocolate sauce whilst the coffee was excellent.
To complete the complex there are three pool areas with adequate space for sun loungers, a children's playground, games room, spa and a pool bar which also serves snacks and meals. Cannot comment on the spa as we did not use the facility, but drinks here are quite expensive although there is a happy hour from 4.30pm. Evening entertainment in the bar area was low key - we saw some traditional dancers etc. but this is more of a token than anything you would remember.
Overall, we had a very enjoyable, relaxing stay at Filion Suites Resort enhanced by good access to picturesque Bali with its variety of beaches and mostly good weather towards the end of May. Does it deserve its 5 star rating? The answer is no because it fails to be outstanding in some key areas - for example there is no comfortable lounge area for all guests to enjoy, limited free access to wifi and whilst the food, is generally very good, it was certainly not comparable with other 5 star hotels we have experienced. Having said that, you would not be disappointed if you came to stay at Filion Suites Resort as it has many positives and some areas of real distinction all available at good value if you shop around and compare deals.