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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff are really friendly and always available to help. Our room was very clean and we were impressed with the efforts made by the cleaning maid each day. The pool area has plenty sun beds and a pool bar which has a variety of cocktails, soft drinks, wine, one type of draught beer and coffee/tea included in the all... More 

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MgrRuby, Hotel Manager at Ruby Solimar Hotels, responded to this review

Dear Gust, I would like to thank you for all your nice comments! We have made every effort to offer a warm holiday environment to all of our guests, full of Cretan hospitality and comfort! Thank you once again for your review, and we are looking forward to welcoming you back to Crete and to our hotel! warmest regards More 

Pontypool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We ended up at the Solimar Ruby after having to change hotels last minute due to lowcostholidays going bust so we were looking forward to a no further problems holiday. However on arrival we were told that our rooms had been vandalised by previous guests so had to stay in rooms across the road BUT the hotel reception staff were... More 

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MgrRuby, Hotel Manager at Ruby Solimar Hotels, responded to this review

Dear Glenda98 I would like to thank you very much for your nice and detailed review! We thank you especially for your enthusiastic comments for our staff, your very positive comments for our food and for recommending us to future guests. All the best to you and your very nice family, and we hope to welcome you back to our... More 

Poznan, Poland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Hotel is very cosy and comfortable. Rooms are clean, they are the same as on the photos from hotel offer. Catering was very tasty. We have all inclusive program and every day we were satisfied and positively suprises with dishes diversity. The closest beach is about 10 minutes by foot. City center is 5 minute by foot. Hotel is located... More 

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Thank lukaszjarmuz1
MgrRuby, Hotel Manager at Ruby Solimar Hotels, responded to this review

Dear lukaszjarmuz1 Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback. We are delighted that you fully enjoyed your stay with us at Solimar Ruby Royal Hotel and for your recommendation to our next guests. Moreover, we would like to especially thank you for your comments about our catering and our “helpful, friendly and cheerful “staff. I assure you that I... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

recently went to the solimar ruby hotel for 9 days, when we get there we were told that we were being put in the annex part of the hotel which we was not told about before hand. rooms were nothing special, the toilet is literally right next to the "shower", and isn't very well thought out so it's very easy... More 

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MgrRuby, Διευθυντής at Ruby Solimar Hotels, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you very much for visiting us and for your review! I am very sorry to hear that several things throughout your stay did not meet your expectations. Regarding your comments though about the food variety at the main restaurant for lunch and dinner we offer the below: - extensive bread selection - around 12 different salads -... More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I stayed at Solimar ruby for 10 nights from 10th June. The place is spotless and the staff can't do enough for you. This was our 2nd year there and we had a great time. The only downside was the amount of Polish who I have to say, some just don't do good manners although we met... More 

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MgrRuby, Διευθυντής at Ruby Solimar Hotels, responded to this review

Dear Mr Carter, Thank you so much for your nice comments! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us! We are Looking forward to welcoming you back to Crete and to our hotel! Warmest regards to you and to Ms. Anne Muriel from all our SOLIMAR RUBY team. Thank you Giorgos Chroniaris More 

Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We spent a week at the Solimar Ruby Hotel in a superior room. We had a fair size room with a bath and a shower over the bath. A kettle and tea and coffee making facilities were in the room, however as we were all inclusive we did not use these. The food was very good with a large variety,... More 

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Thank BibsyBobs
MgrRuby, Διευθυντής at Ruby Solimar Hotels, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for taking the time to review our hotel & we are delighted that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We thank you especially for your positive and detailed comments concerning the quality and variety of our food, and your very nice comments for our staff. Your nice comments will motivate us to continue trying,... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

This was my first holiday with the boyfriend, it was a late, cheap booking for a week in the sun. From previous reviews we were unsure what to expect but were pleasantly surprised. The hotel was lovely and clean, the pool area was perfect for a chill and not too noisy for Malia. We stayed on the All Inclusive package,... More 

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MgrRuby, Διευθυντής at Ruby Solimar Hotels, responded to this review

Dear Heather U, Thank you for your possitive review on Trip Advisor. Your nice words motivates us to perform even better the next time you will visit us, and we are very much looking forward to this.. Thank you!! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely hotel. The pool is nice as is the restaurant and the food. The staff are warm and friendly. They cannot do enough for you. The barman Maniols is sooo funny and entertaining. We made good friends with Belgians and Danes. Great holiday! Only bad thing is there was no Diet Coke. Thanks Solimar from the Scottish... More 

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MgrRuby, Διευθυντής at Ruby Solimar Hotels, responded to this review

Dear Jill and Claire, On behalf of the management and staff I would like to thank you for posting your review. We really appreciate your warm comments and we are looking forward to welcome you again in our Solimar Ruby Hotel. with best Regards More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We had a very nice week at Solimar Ruby this month. When we arrived in the night, it's correct, that we were hungry and thursty, and it could have been very nice, if there had been at least a bottle of water in the room. I also missed my morning coffee, the coffee had no taste at all, so we... More 

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Thank Gitte N
MgrRuby, Διευθυντής at Ruby Solimar Hotels, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Gitte Nielsen , Thank you for your kind review! It’s always nice and rewarding to hear positive comments from our guests! Regarding the coffee kindly note that we have already taken your comment into consideration ,right after your first notice at the hotel, As a result I am happy to inform you that we have changed the type... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Everything about our 11 night holiday at the Solimar Ruby was just FANTASTIC!! The staff were so welcoming and lovely we went on the opening night and were treated like royalty, the service stayed the same throughout. We were All Inclusive, the food every day was just wonderful and so tasty, the drinks were very good and went down with... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Concierge
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Additional Information about Ruby Solimar Hotels

Address: Malia, Crete 700 07, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Malia
Price Range: $73 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ruby Solimar Hotels 4*
Number of rooms: 46
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Also Known As:
Ruby Solimar Hotels Malia, Crete
Hotel Style:
#12 Luxury Hotel in Malia
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