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
Recent visit. Arrived late about 2200 but the restaurant staff were expecting us and saved us some food which was very nice and very welcome.
We stayed for a week with the intention of doing very little.
Eat breakfast. The omelette was a star. Relax by the pool. Read our kindle. Listen to Spotify. Beer at lunch.
Occasionally we ate from the bar. The Greek omelette was very nice.
More relaxing then the evening meal.
More than enough variety.
Moussaka was only available once but it was superb. The staff were really good. Very attentive.
The only disappointing thing was there was a dress code. Smart casual. Which we agreed with. It's nice yo be smart. But the amount of men in particular wearing shorts, t shirts quite annoyed me. I found it quite rude.
Lack of class really. However I hasten to add that none of these gents were English.
The room was nice. Air con worked well. One or two milliepedes caused consternation to my wife as they wandered in the door but they were ushered outside.
The only downside is the loo. Not been able to flush the paper. I suppose I spolit. Anyway we took nappy sacks. You soon adjust.
There was nightly entertainment. We tended to go back to our room and listen from our vpbalcony which had an excellent view.
The hotel was nice. There were regular mini bus rides down to the local town which seemed busy and quite nice, however we decided to stay put. Really lazy week but batteries recharged.
The highlight for us was the food, which was buffet style but really good.
There’s no way that this hotel is a 5 Star, far from it.
Our room was supposed to be a superior room, but looked rather shabby and in need of refurbishment, it was sparse and basic and included a noisy fridge that kept us awake at night! Also when we drained the bath, the drain in the bathroom blocked on more than one occasion. Our veranda had 2 worn out chairs on it and came with a view of the back of some bushes and the back of an ugly stone building (Photos included)
The hotel itself is situated high on a hill outside of Bali and has a limited free shuttle bus to take you there hourly or half hourly depending on the time of day, but this stops running in the late afternoon.
This service is woefully inadequate, especially on the journey from Bali, where a large group of people congregate and pile on, with no regard to whoever’s been waiting the longest. Chaotic and not something I would expect of a supposedly 5 Star Hotel
We used the pool areas a few times, these got very busy and would have been better if the pools were heated.
The food in the restaurant was Okay, with good choices most days, although as with many other buffets, they got very busy at peak times and the food was never hot and some days stone cold. No drinks (Not even water) are included and you have to pay 3 Euros for a 250ml bottle of coke, 3 Euros for a bottle of water!
Due to where the hotel is situated, it’s too far to walk into Bali at night, so unless you hire a car or take a taxi, after dinner, you’re stuck with the hotels entertainment and ridiculously expensive drinks, 3 Euros for a 250ml bottle of coke, 4 Euros for a small beer!
We didn’t use the onsite Spa, as the prices were also far too expensive (Photo of price list included)
As the hotel is on the side of the hill, there are slopes and stairs everywhere, making it totally unsuitable for elderly or disabled people.
In a nutshell, not a 5 Star Hotel and not one that we would ever contemplate visiting again or recommending to anyone.
This hotel is rather remote being part way up a mountain road, it is a pleasant location but travel to the village / harbour after 6 pm when the hotel free shuttle finishes involves a return taxi or paying the hotel for the mini bus transfer. The hotel itself is of a good standard but certainly not up to international five star. Whilst everything is clean it has a slightly tired look in certain areas. An example of this is the curtains in our room which were hanging down at both ends on broken hooks, this was never rectified despite being reported. Bathroom toiletries were not replaced on a regular basis (two small bars of soap were not replaced for a wheek). These are small things but annoying and indicate a lack of attention to detail.
The restaurant food was of a good standard and enjoyable, however the drinks service if you sat indoors in the restaurant was poor as all waiting staff seemed to concentrate on the outside terrace dining area an ignore the indoor diners. I get the impression that as it was end of season the staff were a little jaded.
A very good hotel in the beautiful hills of Bali. We spent seven days there, half board.
The room was spacious, clean and well equipped. It had a TV, fridge, bed, tables and ample storage for belongings.
The bed was very comfortable with a sufficient number of pillows.
If you like to eat, you will love this place. The breakfast selection was expansive and fresh. It would satisfy carnivores and vegetarians. The dinner menu varied day by day, it was extremely good.
Leisure facilities includes a tennis court, table tennis room, swimming pools and of course the spa area.
There is a pool bar to which serves as you would expect drinks and good quality reasonably priced food.
The hotel staff were nearly all very attentive, pleasant, polite and helpful.
I had two slight issues with the hotel. The free WiFi was passable but not always reliable; so we paid to upgrade to a more reliable internet connection (18 euros for three devices for 7 days).
The on site convenience shop is pretty good except for the selection of counterfeit perfumes for sale there. I have never before experienced a hotel that permitted the sale of such products.
Overall, we had a great and happy experience at the hotel. I would recommend it to anybody who is seeking a base for their adventures in Crete.
A good hotel but definitely not 5 star but 4.srar..an initial problem with our room was sorted the following morning and our room was lovely and comfortable, with a view of the mountains.There was ample room around the pools for sunbathing. The ladies on the reception desk were lovely and most helpful.
The food was disappointing and best described as average quite repatative and as is normal with buffet it was often cold. We were aware that ithe resort was situated outside the town of Bali but the shuttle bus worked well. A good holiday , a visit to be repeated probably not it was good value but had its shortcomings