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Reviewed September 11, 2018

The hotel is not very big and not new, but very clean and comfortable. There is a little kitchen in every room and extremely friendly team. The pool is fine. The breakfast ist also gut, but we would wish, that could me more various.

Room tip: Take the room with the sea view, the rooms in the 2nd floor seem a bit newer than others.
Date of stay: August 2018
Trip type: Traveled with family
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NotosHotelApts, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at Socrates Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2018

Dear kudryads ,
We really appreciate your feedback about our hotel. We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay and we are looking forward to having you again as a guest here in Malia.
Regards,
Sofia

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Reviewed September 8, 2018

We've booked a week in Summer 19 already!
Hotel Socrates is a lovely small hotel, located away from the noisy Malia clubbing Streep. It's quiet, and comfortable. Our room was spacey, and superbly clean. Balcony was very useful. Matraces were just right. Pool - large enough, very clean, and never overcrowded. Poolside area - comfortable and green. Breakfast - fresh, plentiful and yummy. During the day, the breakfast cafeteria is functioning as a restaurant. We've had a few light meals - all were excellent.
All members of stuff were very kind, friendly and helpful. We'd like to thank each and everyone, for making our stay so very pleasant. Especial thanks to Miss Sofia ( administrator and daytime receptionist ). She has helped us a lot, advising and booking various activities.
Dear Miss Sofia, we all love you! Thank you very much.
We're looking forward to staying at Hotel Socrates in August 19.

Date of stay: August 2018
Trip type: Traveled with family
Thank Yuri U
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NotosHotelApts, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at Socrates Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2018

Dear Yuri U,

We are really grateful that you enjoyed so much your stay here with us!
We appreciate all the positive comments for the cleanliness, the pool, the breakfast and of course for the staff!

It is a major priority to all of us to offer you an unforgetable experience in our hotel and our beautiful island!

We will be happy having you again as a guest here in Malia next summer!!!

Warmest regards,
Sofia

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Reviewed September 6, 2018

Malia is known for it's 18 to 30 club scene but thankfully the Socrates Hotel has a policy of no loud music and no loud noises. Consequently, we had a very enjoyable and relaxing stay.
All the staff are very friendly and good at their jobs.
The location is perfect if you want to take organised trips or hire a car and explore the rest of Crete
I would highly recommend the Socrates if you are looking for a "grown up" relaxing holiday.

Room tip: We had a superior studio on the first floor.It was absolutely fine. I have no idea what the other rooms were like
Date of stay: August 2018
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank peterclair
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NotosHotelApts, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at Socrates Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Dear peterclair,

We really appreciate your feedback about our hotel. We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay and we are looking forward to having you again as a guest here in Malia.
Regards,
Sofia

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Reviewed September 1, 2018

If you stay there once, you want to come back! The staff is very friendly, you feel like VIP very soon! The building is very nice, Knossos-style, the rooms have great balconies. It's not far away from Stalis, Malia and the beach, but far enough that it's not loud. You will love it!

Date of stay: August 2018
Trip type: Traveled with family
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NotosHotelApts, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at Socrates Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2018

Dear aphaia2016 ,
We really appreciate your feedback about our hotel. We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay and we are looking forward to having you again as a guest here in Malia.
Regards,
Sofia

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Reviewed August 29, 2018

We stayed here for 11 nights and it is one of the best places we have stayed. The rooms (we had two superior studios) were spacious and extremely clean. The pool is fantastic, clean, tranquil, views of the mountains, excellent food at the pool restaurant and no-one reserving the comfortable sunbeds! But what really made this place is the people. Every member of the staff were absolutely lovely. Sofia on reception was outstanding, even before we arrived she was responding to my emails almost instantly, about us bringing an extra person and arranging the airport transfers for us. Kostas who ran the bar in the evenings and was the security at night was also brilliant.
The hotel is 10 minutes walking distance from the lively centre of Malia and about 15 minutes to the centre of Stalis. There are lots of restaurants, bars and a supermarket within a few minutes walking distance. We loved the old town which is traditional and atmospheric. The main road is within easy walking distance and you can catch the extremely efficient bus service to the different coastal towns and villages. While you are reading this I must recommend the horse riding (Amarillis Stables, Stalis), and the Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, Hersonissos. Every year we go somewhere different and have never stayed in the same hotel twice, however I will be returning to Hotel Socrates!
If you want to be thoroughly looked after, have a really tranquil stay but also be close to all the action this is the place to go.
N.B. it is 10% cheaper if you book directly with the hotel and they provide free airport transfers.

Room tip: Rooms have either garden and mountain views or pool and sea views.
Date of stay: August 2018
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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Thank karenharrod007
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NotosHotelApts, Υπεύθυνος Δημοσίων Σχέσεων at Socrates Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Dear karenharrod007 ,

We really appreciate your feedback about our hotel.We are really thankful about your positive feedback concerning the staff and the facilities! We are also very delighted to read your view about the location and the activities that you can do close to here! We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay and we are looking forward to having you again as a guest here in Malia.

Warmest regards,
Sofia

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