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Socrates Hotel

Beach Road Malia to Stalis, Malia, Crete 70007, Greece
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Ranked #36 of 97 Hotels in Malia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2009
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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wroclaw
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2009

Rooms were kept tidy during our stay. Loved the pool - very nice size. Kitchen area - fridge, hobs, kettle and basic utensils. Hotel is situated between Malia and Stalis. Close to beach, supermarkets, and restaurants. Dia supermarket in Malia - cheapest for self catering (great Sangria). Heraklion and Ruins of Knossos easily accessible by local transport.

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england
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2009

I have recently visited Hotel Socrates at the beginning of July in a 3 person apartment for two weeks. Although I enjoyed my time in the apartments it is difficult to forget the initial shock that me and my family has when we arrived and it is for this reason that I am writing this review. We booked our holiday... More 

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hexham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2009

Myself and my then 15 year old daughter stayed for 2 weeks last October.We had a lovely apartment with 2 terraces which we were not expecting.We have no complaints per se about the apartments or location(although just about everywhere closed down for the season on a daily basis;whilst this is to be expected at the time of year, it's a... More 

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cardiff south wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2008

went here a few years ago and loved it. Was a big family thing and we all had seperate rooms etc. On leaving the airport we dropped off a few passengers to different hotels, but were praying they werent ours, turns out we had a surprise in store, on arrival we were impressed with the layout which was very spacious... More 

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south shields
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2008

hotel was clean and rooms nice and tidy with a small balcony , table and 3 chairs , but no toaster which wasnt convenient , you have to supply you own toilet rolls , which wasnt mentioned to us by any of the staff. We had a problem with a hire company and wanted the hotel to call them on... More 

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Nuneaton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2008

The Socrates Apartments advertised as being in Stalis are not, they are in Malia. Why Thomson call it Stalis when the postal address is Malia, taxi drivers get annoyed when delivering fares to the wrong town and the staff all say it is Malia I cannot understand. Maybe they can charge more for Stalis than Malia. Is this an offence... More 

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Wales
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2008

These apartments are set back a little way from the main road along a well lit side road and are in easy walking distance of both Malia and Stalis. They are in a quiet part of the resort but there are a number of bars and restaurants within a few hundred metres. Rooms were very clean as were the pool... More 

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Berkshire
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4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2008

We stayed at the Socrates in July 07 and was great! As soon as we got off the coach, we were greeted by the barman george (who by the way is a total legend but will explain about him later!) and given our keys. The hotel is small but very clean! We got to our room which was on the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2007

We stayed at the end of the season and the resort was getting quiet, which was what we were after. Apartment clean and staff were always helpful and friendly - when we had a problem with the shower it was fixed within a couple of hours. Pool was perfect for the children, with a pleasant bar and a wee swing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2007

This was one of the cleanest value for money group of apartments I have been to. The staff where friendly and could not do enough to help. Service from the pool side bar and food quality was excellent no need to walk into Stallis to save a Euro for breakfast. I would suggest hiring a car to give more freedom... More 

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