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Seasonal outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Seasonal outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Seasonal outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
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Guest reviews

4.5/5 Wonderful
65 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa


Explore the area

Popular LocationPalace of Malia3 min drive
Popular LocationMalia Ruins5 min drive
Popular LocationStrand7 min drive
AirportHeraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis)23 min drive

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  • Superior Studio

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Studio
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsSuperior Studio
  • Superior Triple Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 1 bedroom
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Beds
    More detailsSuperior Triple Room
  • Family Apartment

    Room amenities

    • 2 bedrooms
    • 2 bathrooms
    • Sleeps 5
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed
    More detailsFamily Apartment
  • Apartment, 1 Bedroom

    Room amenities

    • 1 bedroom
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds
    More detailsApartment, 1 Bedroom
  • Superior Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 2 bedrooms
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Beds
    More detailsSuperior Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

The price per-night is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

About this area


Located in Malia, Socrates Hotel is near the beach. Star Beach Water Park is a popular area attraction and if an activity is on the agenda, Port of Hersonissos and Crete Golf Club are worth checking out. Travelling with kids? Consider Aquaworld Aquarium and Acqua Plus Water Park. Discover the area's wildlife on a nearby safari, or try your luck with game drives. Our guests love the property's quiet location.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Palace of Malia - 3 min drive
  • Malia Ruins - 5 min drive
  • Star Beach Water Park - 7 min drive
  • Strand - 7 min drive
  • Lychnostatis - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Heraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis) - 23 min drive


  • Main Restaurant — 1 min walk

About this property

Socrates Hotel

3-star aparthotel near the beach
Guests of this beach aparthotel will appreciate convenient on-site amenities such as spa services or a playground. Each apartment features free WiFi and a kitchen with a fridge, a hob and a microwave. Added amenities include a furnished balcony, a TV and room service (during limited hours).
Socrates Hotel offers 31 forms of accommodation with a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. Accommodation at this 3-star aparthotel has kitchens with fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.

Bathrooms include a shower, slippers and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Recreational amenities at the aparthotel include a seasonal outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Enhanced cleanliness are washed at 60°C or hotter
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and enhanced cleanliness
Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is professionally cleaned
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Near the beach
  • Beach towels


  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Sunloungers
  • Umbrellas
  • Massages
  • Spa services
  • Facials
  • Deep-tissue massages
  • Reflexology
  • Sports massages
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Swedish massages


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free ferry terminal shuttle
  • On-site car hire

Family friendly

  • Children stay free
  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Playground


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • Free self-service breakfast available daily 8:00 AM–10:30 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service available


  • Premium bedding
  • Bed sheets provided


  • Shower only
  • Slippers
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer


  • TV
  • TV in a common area

Outdoor areas

  • Furnished balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden

Climate control

  • Air conditioning


  • No pets or service animals


  • Lift
  • Designated smoking areas

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safe
  • Multilingual staff
  • Phone
  • Luggage storage
  • Blackout curtains
  • Communal living room
  • 24-hour front desk

Location highlights

  • Near the sea

Things to do

  • Fishing nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Wildlife and game drive nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby


  • 31 rooms
  • 3 floors
  • 1 building
  • Built in 2005
  • Individually decorated

Where to eat

  • Main Restaurant – Serves breakfast, lunch and light fare daily.



Check-in between 2:00 PM and midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests will receive an email 7 days before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children 2 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding; children may not be eligible for complimentary breakfast
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property


Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 0.50 per accommodation, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No on-site parking is available.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; enhanced cleanliness; enhanced cleanliness.
Property registration number 1039K031A0004401

We should mention

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 500, due to national regulations; for further details, please contact the property using the information in the booking confirmation
This property offers transfers from the ferry terminal (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The seasonal pool will be open from May to September
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
One child 2 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding, children may not be eligible for complimentary breakfast
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

National rating

For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Socrates Hotel Malia
Socrates Hotel
Socrates Malia
Socrates Hotel Malia, Crete
Socrates Hotel Crete
Socrates Hotel Malia
Socrates Hotel Aparthotel
Socrates Hotel Aparthotel Malia

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Socrates Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Socrates Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Socrates Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does this property have a pool?
Yes, this property has a seasonal outdoor pool.
Is this property pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this property?
This property doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM to midnight. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at noon.
Does this property provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle.
Where is this property located?
This family-friendly Malia aparthotel is located by the sea, within a 15-minute walk of Mediterranean Sea and Malia Beach. Strand and Palace of Malia are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Socrates Hotel

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

    This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 11 nights in May 2020

    5/5 Excellent

      This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
      Stayed 6 nights in Sep 2019

      5/5 Excellent

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

      Very nice pool and location. Quiet but not far from restaurants and beaches.

      Stayed 11 nights in Jun 2019

      5/5 Excellent

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
      Highly recommended

      I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking to stay somewhere close enough to amenities but away from excessive noise. Clean, well maintained and with helpful and pleasant staff. Breakfast was fresh and plentiful, airport transfer a bonus. Pool clean and well maintained, pleanty of sun beds. Grounds well looked after and pretty. Rooms clean and well equiped - only downfall was the shower which is fairly small. Stalis and Malia centre/old town all within easy walking distance. Nearest bars/restaurants/beach within ten minutes walk of hotel.

      Stayed 11 nights in Sep 2018

      5/5 Excellent

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
      Lovely hotel

      We booked the Socrates as a last minute deal and we were really pleased with our choice. The welcome from Sophia was warm and sincere and she offered us lots of useful information on the local area. We were given rm 202 om 1st floor facing swimming pool but enough of a distance away not to be too noisy. The room was a good size with a king size double and single bed, TV, kitchenette, hairdryer, and a small but functional bathroom. The room was spotless and cleaned everyday with fresh towels provided as well as bottled water. A/C was free and worked well. WiFi was strong in reception but weak in the room. Pool was a decent size and again cleaned regularly with enough comfy beds and a couple of cabanas that there was never the normal rush for beds even when the hotel was full. The breakfast was buffet style with the usual cold meats and salads, hot bacon and eggs, toast and pastries, unlimited tea and coffee so you could really fill up for the day. Served at the pool bar till 10.30 meant that it was still there after a heavy night on the strip. This then became the bar where snacks were served all day. All again well cooked and presented. Staff were all happy and welcoming. Socrates is 5 mins from the beach, 10 mins from the main strip and 15 mins from the old town so was handy for everything. Lovely hotel and a lovely stay!! NB the hotel advertised with free airport trfers but this is only from Heraklion. Chania will cost around 190 euros!!

      Stayed 7 nights in Jul 2018