We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Socrates Hotel

#40 of 98 Hotels in Malia
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
in partnership with
Trusted partner. We work with Tingo to make your booking as easy as possible.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Socrates Hotel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

121 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 86: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Reasonable size hotel, very friendly staff, and they all speak English. There is a pool for children, the children facilities is a bit basic (could add more facilities (currently pop up slides/swing) a few more trees will be ideal too) Hotel is near to amenities, groceries shop (5 minutes walk), Kreta Taverna (restaurant) just up the road and is fabulous,... More 

Helpful?
Thank 4missyy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely perfect. Free transfer yo and from airport, all amenities. Kitchenette with daily cleaning of dishes. Extremely welcoming staff. Beautiful pool. Ideal for children of any age. Came with a 20 month baby and loved every minute. Beach is 5 minute walk. Book it and you will not regret. Special thank you to Sofia at reception for making this trip... More 

Helpful?
Thank Vitali G
United Kingdom
Level Contributor
59 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

The Socrates Hotel/Apartments are set between Malia and Stalis in such a lovely quiet area that have wonderful views of the mountains. It is less than a 5 minute walk to the beach and is close enough to walk into Stalis and Malia. This is the fourth time we have stayed here and what we really like is that it... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Gary F
Haverhill, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Attention to details here are good, staff are so friendly and helpful, grounds and pool are good location is close to taverna's, very peaceful which is a total boon, there was a good choice of breakfast be it English or continental, bed linen was changed everyday and rooms are more than adequate, I did find the shower a little small... More 

Helpful?
Thank Darren G
Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Hotel is amazing, staff are so friendly and welcoming! transfers to and from airport absolutely fab considering we arrived at night. pool area is beautiful - sun loungers are so comfy and its also really peaceful! had lunch at the pool bar once and this was lovely . Can't complain, breakfast was delicious - pastries and cooked breakfast was a... More 

Helpful?
Thank mary88146
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

Hotel building, room and facilities are relatively good. Well outside noise insulated rooms, efficient air conditioning. Nothing to point out really maybe except little small bathroom. No problems with safe parking. Internet was always working without problems, staying online was absolutely fine! Pool was spacious however shallow area for small kids is too small. A plus point is that there... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ted P
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Absolutely loved this hotel. Staff are very helpful and very friendly. Rooms fairly basic, but do the job fine. Water provided and rooms cleaned every day. All in good condition, pool is the best we saw in Malia and hotel is extremely quiet, plus we had free transfers, very impressed with it!

Helpful?
Thank flick88888
Lincs
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We are a family of 4 and found this hotel was great particularly loved the sun beds and the pool! Our rooms we're lovely and comfy and very clean and daily serviced. Breakfast was good and fresh - would have been nice to have freshly squeezed orange juice and I recommend taking our English tea 😀 but that is just... More 

Helpful?
Thank Helenehols
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

We spent a week here and enjoyed every minute. The hotel itself was clean and well kept. All of the staff were friendly and helpful and did all they could to make us feel welcome. A quiet hotel both during the day and the evenings. Perfect for relaxing or a family holiday with young children. We took a 5 year... More 

Helpful?
Thank MDOCKERILL
London
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We stopped over at this hotel en-route to Santorini. Really good staff & pool....our 2-bed apartment had a great view & good facilities. The beds though were rock hard & the air conditioning a bit iffy !

Helpful?
Thank Mark O
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

78 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (60)
Viewed
Room/Suite (9)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (16)
Viewed
Dining (8)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (12)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Viewed
Other (10)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (18)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (8)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Malia
0.4 mi away
Philoxenia Hotel Malia
Philoxenia Hotel Malia
#17 of 98 in Malia
4.0 of 5 stars 209 reviews
0.5 mi away
SunVillage Boutique Hotel
0.3 mi away
Drossia Palms Hotel Studios
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.9 mi away
Notos Heights Hotel & Suites
0.3 mi away
Aegean Sky Hotel & Suites
0.6 mi away
Danelis Apartments
Danelis Apartments
#12 of 98 in Malia
4.5 of 5 stars 144 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Concierge

Additional Information about Socrates Hotel

Address: Beach Road Malia to Stalis, Malia, Crete 70007, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Malia
Price Range: $76 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Socrates Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 31
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Priceline, Hotwire, Booking.com, Travelocity and Odigeo so you can book your Socrates Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Socrates Hotel Malia, Crete
Socrates Hotel Crete
Hotel Style:
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Malia
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay