This hotel is located a short drive out of Malia, so a car is recommended to visit neighbouring villages and the beach.
The room was spacious, with a nice view and a balcony. The breakfast was decent, although not spectacular (compared to other 5-star hotels in the area). The hotel has a fantastic gym facility, but the indoor pool/jacuzzi was freezing, with broken down heating and seemingly no intention to repair it. The latter was disappointing, as we chose this hotel especially because it offered an indoor pool that was meant to keep the children busy on the rainy days.
Traveller from London
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We enjoyed our stay, but were unhappy when our 'sea view' room for which we had paid extra, had a view of the beach restaurant. The inside of the room was clearly visible from the bar balcony, so we had to exist behind closed curtains, which was very disappointing. We expected better wi-fi from a 'five star' hotel, especially as 'free wi-fi' was one of their advertised benefits. The food was good at both breakfast and supper. Tea and coffee making facilities in the room would have been good.
The Notos Heights was not yet open so we were put up in a suite in the Socrates, near the beach. However, we really felt the need to make a high recommendation to the Staff who are owners of both sites. They did everything possible to satisfy us, including tracking us down when we were lost in town. Breakfast was made-to-order by Stella, and eaten poolside. The room was very tastefully decorated and the kitchen was fully outfitted, plus the views from the 2 patios were beautiful. But mostly, it was the kindness and friendliness of the staff/owners that will make us smile when we think of our days in this amazing little town.
Traveller from Richmond, VA
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We arrived at our hotel late at night. It was after 22pm. We were all tired and we had booked an apartment with 2 rooms for 4 of us. We were welcomed at the reception and shown the map where we were and interesting sites near by. We were shown our apartment and were asked if we were happy with it. He sent 4 teas for us courtesy of the hotel. Whenever we had questions they were happy to answer and if they didn't have an answer they would find out for us and come back to us. Family oriented and quite resort. Family owned and all staff were very helpful.
Traveller from London
Socrates Hotel Apts is a 3 star hotel in Malia and the perfect holiday accommodations on Crete . The friendly staff at …More
Crete’s top party resort, Malia lies 37 kilometres from Heraklion. Developed in the 1980s, it is popular with a young British crowd, its main draw the neon-lit strip of late-night discos, English-style pubs, and fast food kiosks. Hotels and apartments overlook the two-kilometre-long sand beach, offering water sports and bungee jumping. The Star Beach water park in Chersonissos is also nearby. Daily excursion boats run to Ayios Nikolaos.
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