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Socrates Hotel
Ranked #32 of 90 Hotels in Malia
Certificate of Excellence
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Love it here!”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

Me and my family have stayed at Scorates many many times, we really love it...10minute walk from the centre of Malia, lovely rooms, lovely pool, great pool bar and very friendly and helpful staff!Perfect for a relaxing holiday for couples or families! Very highly recommended!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

We have stayed at this hotel many times, The location suits us fine ( 10 mins walk to main strip.) Hotel is set in lovely surroundings with nice pool and friendly pool bar. 5 mins walk to beach. The family who own this hotel are lovely and nothing is too much trouble to them. This hotel is ideal for relaxing holiday with family and friends..... Highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

We were a group of friends staying there for 1 week.
The owners of the hotel Eva and Georges are very friendly and helpful, they helped us manage our program and the picked up from and to the airport. The hotel is quiet, rooms are good, it is very clean. It is 5 min away from the beach, and close to malia's downtown.
I wish there was a breakfast buffet, it would have been perfect.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

I was a member of a group of 8 girls. after being moved by another hotel to Socrates and reading several reviews online about group bookings being fobbed to other hotels, i was very skeptical as to whether this would happen to us. And sure enough, once arriving at 3 in the morning after a long flight, the stories of other group reviewers started to unfold. On arrival, the manager was amendment to find out whether we were the' British group' of girls supposed to be checking in. As stated by others, we were then told by the manager that the hotel was fully booked, although, when we returned to see the pool another day, the hotel was clearly empty and only contained foreign visitors. Instead we were moved to a hotel called Pyrgos, which happened to be closer to the strip and was right on the beach, yet was clearly not of the same value as Socrates and constantly moved members of our group into different rooms on several occasions. Being an easy group, we didn't let this spoil out holiday, however we were ripped of money wise, as well as being victims of prejudice. As a result i urge groups looking for a 'Party' holiday NOT TO BOOK HERE unless you are willing to pay extortionate prices in return for poor service.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Chester, UK
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

I didn't stay here but instead used the pool and bar facilities. A meticulously laid out outdoor area with real attention to detail. The pool is set out in the garden so that it's totally open to the elements which means you can enjoy the pool whilst getting a great breeze at the same time. Often pools in this area have building very close to them so can a bit claustrophobic with no breeze.

Staff really friendly- real pleasure to visit and I hope to stay there on my next trip.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

June 2013 we stayed at Socrates for 17 days and loved every minute of it.
The owners (Eva, George and their family) make you feel very welcome and at home. George was waiting for us at the airport and also made sure we where there in time for our return flight. And Eva creates a relaxed, easy going atmosphere while helping you with everything and running the hotel very efficiently behind the scenes. (Important detail: we've never been in apartments as clean as these.)
The hotel, garden and pool area are in real life exactly like the beautiful photo's you can see on the internet. At the poolside, the comfortable wide loungers, the relaxing music, good food and drinks, make you feel you're in in paradise. (Tip: start your day with a delicious 'super energy breakfast')

The location of Socrates is perfect. You can walk to the centre of Malia or Stalida but it is just far enough away to enjoy very quite days at the pool and undisturbed nights.
The best beach of Malia is just a few minutes walk away. (Tip: When you rent your beach loungers at Windmill, you can use their swimming pool, showers and toilets as well).

Ideal for a relaxing holiday on Crete!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Pattaya, Thailand
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

Lovely 3 star style hotel, 10 mins walk from the bar strip so lovely & quiet, staff speak good English & are very helpfull & frendly. Only 5 mins walk from the beach.
Hotel has lovely pool & small restauraunt over looking that, room cleaned everyday & clean towels provided, as well as beach/pool towels..Rooms decent size & good size balcony, have a/c, fridge, kettle, & free wi-fi in room, bathrooms could be better.
I just turned up & got a room for 50 Euro a night ( room only)
I would say its a hotel for familes & couples.

Malia is a busy party town, & popular with the younger guys/gals who like to party in the busy bar strip.
Agios Nickolias & Elounda are much nicer resorts, but also lot quieter.

Room Tip: A pool view room is nice
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Socrates Hotel
Address: Beach Road Malia to Stalis, Malia, Crete 700 07, Greece
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Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Malia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Malia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Socrates Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
✔ Free transfer from / to the port or the airport ✔ Free Wi-Fi Access ✔ Pool Area ✔ Snack Bar ✔ Luxurious Rooms ✔ Kid's Equipment ... more   less 
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