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#14 of 93 hotels in Malia
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Solimar Ruby Hotel is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Malia, offering a charming environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Solimar Ruby Hotel offers guests an array of room amenities including a refrigerator and air conditioning, and getting online is possible, as public wifi is available.

The hotel offers a 24 hour front desk, baggage storage, and currency exchange, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features a pool and free breakfast. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

Travelers looking to enjoy some tapas can head to Taverna Kalyva. Otherwise, you may want to check out a diner such as Theo Star Beach Restaurant.

If you are interested in exploring Malia, check out an ancient ruins, such as Malia Minoan Palace.

Enjoy your stay in Malia!

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free breakfast
Table tennis
Children's playground
Kids pool
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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English, French, German, Greek and 2 more
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walshy197 wrote a review Jun 2022
hemel hempstead9 contributions8 helpful votes
We stayed for 10 days in June, we could not praise the whole team at the Ruby Solimar. Every team member went above and beyond at every opportunity, they polite, polite and helpful. The hotel was clean. The food was very good, always something for everyone. Would definitely return and recommend
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Gemma M wrote a review Jun 2022
16 contributions6 helpful votes
Arrived back from our first holiday with our 1 year old and it honestly was just amazing!! The staff are very friendly and nothing at all was a problem. Naturally having a 1 year old meant we created quite a bit of mess at meal times, I offered to clean up and the staff wouldn’t let me! They were all great with our little girl. The food was great, a nice selection at each meal, with snacks available throughout the day. Room was clean with air conditioning. Recommend 100%.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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zoes wrote a review Jun 2022
Bradford, United Kingdom4 contributions
Do not recommend for family holidays. Staff in the restaurant are rude. We was approached by the restaurant manager who told us it is unacceptable that our 10 month old has dropped food on the floor. We usually clean any mess when we are finished but the baby and I were still eating at the time. Made to feel uncomfortable for the rest of our stay. Luckily there are many other places to eat in malia that are child friendly.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Lisa B wrote a review Jun 2022
5 contributions
Had an amazing time at this hotel, beautiful and clean, the service and food is fantastic and staff are very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend and will be visiting again. Its very near Malia but not right in the busy centre and a short walk from the Beach.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Andrew A wrote a review May 2022
Southport, United Kingdom36 contributions14 helpful votes
We have just returned from this hotel, it was part of a package from jet2. The hotel is of a good standard with a beautiful pool and plenty of sun loungers The food is of excellent quality and always fresh and piping hot. The rooms are very spacious with maid services daily. Every member of staff is eager to please. I would not hesitate to highly recommend this hotel, the manager Michalis Farsarakis is a real gentleman and is a man of integrity and good service. WELL DONE !
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Date of stay: May 2022
Room Tip: Value for money, this place is a best kept secret!
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Response from Solimar Ruby, Γενικός Διευθυντής at Solimar Ruby Hotel
Responded 5 weeks ago
Dear Andy kalispera, We really feel honored by your kind comments and appreciate that you took the time to share them!! Our main goal in Solimar Ruby and Ruby Royal hotel is to offer you relaxing and memorable moments throughout your vacation and we are happy that we have met your expectations Our biggest reward is that you had one of the best experiences taking place in Crete and in Solimar Ruby We will be glad to welcome you back to our hotel so don't hesitate to contact us for any possible future visit. Warmest Regards The Hotel manager & Staff
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Magdalena B wrote a review Oct 2021
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We have been living at Solimar Ruby Royal for 1 week (actually the last one tour of the season). We are really impressed about the place - very homely infrastructure, cozy apartments - we had a great view from our balcony (the seaside, hills, pool as well as Solimar Ruby hotel in the neighbourhood). The apartment was clean; everyday morning service was a standard, we've been provided with a bags of tea, coffee, bottle of water, and, what was really effective, towels shaped in artistic way - swans or butterflies - really brilliant approach and engagement of the stuff :) The food was fresh, varied and delicious (I am a person with very sensitive stomach and cannot eat everything). Beside daily breakfast, dinner and supper we could eat a snacks and have a broad spectrum of drinks, local wine (dry red and white) and beer serving until 23:00. The service (at the restaurant, bars, reception) was very friendly, helpful and polite. We even had a cool Zorba dance with Manager of the hotel :) It is worth to mention it is not so far from the hotel to the town centre. It takes approx. 5 mins walk to get the nearest bus stop in Malia, where you can take a ride to Agios Nikolaos and Heraklion (ticket price approx. 3,60-3,80 euros). To get to the beach in Malia you need approx. 15 mins walk. It is one of the most beautiful seasides - mostly sandy, so you can take wonderful longlasting walk along the coast or swim to the small islet there. However, there are also good beach checkpoints in Agios Nikolaos (e.g. Amoudi) but it is mostly rocky. After all it depends on where you feel better. If you want to get to the archeological side of Malia (Minoan Palace), it takes approx. 30 mins by walk from the hotel (entrance cost is 6 euros). Nearby it's also another amazing sandy beach. It was our first all inclusive holiday and it's more than we could imagine - we felt there like at home <3
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Date of stay: October 2021
Response from Solimar Ruby, Γενικός Διευθυντής at Solimar Ruby Hotel
Responded Oct 19, 2021
Dear Magdalena kalimera, 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. We hope to welcome you again in the future! Your nice comments will motivate us to continue trying and offer the best possible holiday experiences to all of our guests … Warmest regards from all SOLIMAR RUBY team.
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Sightseer780736 wrote a review Oct 2021
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We spent 7 nights in Solimar Ruby and can't recommend it enough to anyone considering staying there. Hotel is clean, cozy with spacious rooms and all essentials you need. Rooms are cleaned daily with towels changed. We had balcony overlooking the pool that gave lovely ambiance while resting in the room. Pool area is big enough for all people staying and sunbeds are always available. There is kid's pool next to a small play area which our little one simply loved. Food was plentiful and very tasty, from breakfast through lunch to dinner there are international classics and local specialities to choose from. Bar is good and drinks are really nice. Big shout out to all hotel staff! They are all team of positive beautiful people who simply love their job. They did not leave any stone unturned to make sure everyone is happy and their smiles are reflection of atmosphere in this hotel. Service is top-notch with smile, politeness and really nice jokes. Everyday there is Manager around making sure that all is well, checking on all guests which is really nice touch. Location-wise it is around 10 minutes walk to the closest beach and shopping centre located on the local High Street. Placed in quiet area where only quads or mopeds can disturb makes it great place for rest. No club music bangs at night. There is wifi, but very slow so make sure you have enough data plan if you need to use Internet i.e. for work. Otherwise you are all sorted. Many thanks for all Team at Solimar Ruby who made our experience a really memorable one! Cheers, Bartosz, Karolina, Lena (Sep/Oct 2021)
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Solimar Ruby, Γενικός Διευθυντής at Solimar Ruby Hotel
Responded Oct 5, 2021
Dear Mr. Bartosz kalimera, Thank you for your lovely and kind review of your stay at our hotel. We are delighted to see that we have managed to make your holiday experience a very pleasant one. On behalf of the Management and Staff , I would like to thank you for your kind comments. We are always here to ensure that we provide our guests the best possible quality of accommodation and warm Cretan Hospitality !!. We look forward welcoming you back to our hotel in the near future. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any inquiries that you may have, regarding a possible return visit. With my best regards. And give a big hug to your little Princess Solimar Ruby Hotels team
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Kamila wrote a review Sep 2021
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Great spent holidays! - good food, lot of everything, you have anything you want in good quality like chips, chicken, some local food like mousaka, you can make your own salad, have ice-cream for dinner, whatever you want! - good drinks, like really good :) i remember colorful drinks from other hotels as too sweet, not tasty drinks with No alcohol and here you can drink them all day! Also you have good wine and beer. - Close to the sea, beach with sand, sunbeds in septemeber for 7€/for 2 sunbeds. Closer to the centre of Malia although there’s not much to do in Malia. It’s perfect hotel for rest. Also you have very Close bus station from where you can ride to Heraklion etc. - and the most positive thing in the hotel: nice hotel service. Amazing, kind people who do everything for you to feel the best in the hotel. Cool bartender, very talkative, who make great drinks :) very helpful recepcionists and so nice waiters, they really care for you, looking if you have fork or something to drink to dinner. We are very satisfied with spending our holidays in this hotel. One and Only minus was bathroom with bathtub with kinda dirty curtain but it wasnt a big problem, we have our room cleaned everyday and whole hotel is also clean. :)
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Solimar Ruby, Γενικός Διευθυντής at Solimar Ruby Hotel
Responded Sep 18, 2021
Dear 826kamilag Thank you very much for spending time writing your review for Solimar Ruby Hotel and give the 5 – star rating. Such kind and motivating comments show that we have achieved our goal to provide the best hospitality available to our guests throughout their vacation. Really hope to see you again someday in Solimar Ruby Hotel with all your friends. Warmest Regards Ruby & Ruby Royal's Team.
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eLJay wrote a review Sep 2021
Kapaa, Hawaii81 contributions21 helpful votes
quite a good experience. The hotel itself was good, the all inclusive food was not bad either, quite a good choice, frequent meals and amazing staff throughout the whole hotel. All inclusive alcoholic beverages could be better but i suppose this is what you get anywhere you go in this part of the world. Plenty of bars around if you want to have something better. The wifi for an additional charge - useless. Forget about working online while you're away but as I said you can't get everything. 4 out of 5 having considered all the pros and cons. Thank you.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Solimar Ruby, Γενικός Διευθυντής at Solimar Ruby Hotel
Responded Sep 18, 2021
Dear Okish, Thank you very much for spending your valuable time writing us a review of your recent stay at our hotel. It was our pleasure having you in our hotel, and we will be glad to welcome you again someday at our hotel. Our aim is always do our best in order to meet our guest's expectations with our all inclusive program we offer combined with a customer centric approach. We hope to welcome you back to Crete and to our Solimar Ruby Hotel. Warmest regards Ruby & Ruby Royal's Team.
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Malgosia wrote a review Aug 2021
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I'd like to thank all the staff who did a great job :) Everybody very hard-working and genuinely friendly. For Polish speakers good news might be that the lady on the reception desk is a Polish-speaker. Those who about many TV channels have 6 at their disposal. conditioning: Solimar Ruby "the old part": Those who don't tolerate heat well should come in any time of the year apart from the summer as the conditioning is not the best though I heard it is going to be better. Ruby Royal - has new conditioning Summing up - I really recommend the place :)
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: the str side: louder sunny just in the mornings(better room temp) mountains view the pool...
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Response from Solimar Ruby, Γενικός Διευθυντής at Solimar Ruby Hotel
Responded Aug 22, 2021
Dear Gostanke, we would like to thank you for your kind comments regarding our friendly staff. We are very pleased from the fact that you been satisfied from our staff's provided services. Your thought to transmit your remarks to our attention is mostly appreciated. Thank you very much for you nice review and for you time. Looking forward to welcoming you back to Crete and to our hotel! Warmest regards! Ruby & Ruby Royal's Team.
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$92 - $171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
GreeceCreteHeraklion PrefectureMalia
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Frequently Asked Questions about Solimar Ruby Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Solimar Ruby Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Help Bar (0.10 miles), Olivia Shop (0.2 miles), and Connections Cafe Bar (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Solimar Ruby Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Solimar Ruby Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Solimar Ruby Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Solimar Ruby Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Solimar Ruby Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Geitonia Malia - Cretan Creative Cuisine, Queen Family Taverna, and Nostimo.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Solimar Ruby Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Solimar Ruby Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Polish, and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Solimar Ruby Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Megali Vrisi (Great Fountain) (3.7 miles).
Is Solimar Ruby Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.