Ratings based on 48 Verified Reviews

4.4 out of 5
94% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from North Wales

Good value hotel with helpful staff

Posted Oct 29, 2017
Location: 5 minute walk to the beach. Plenty of attractions for children within a short drive.
I went with my daughter and her 9 year old son. We stayed in late October right at the end of the holiday season. It was quiet and the staff were very helpful. We took their advice on nearby places to eat and weren't disappointed. There are plenty of restaurants along the sea front road, all within walking distance and very good value compared to UK equivalents. We hired a car for our holiday so we could see different parts of the island, and found plenty to see and do. Our room was kept beautifully clean throughout our 4 day stay. Breakfast was by the pool with a good selection (bread, pastries, cold ham, cheese, yoghurt, fruit, cereals, egg and bacon) and as much as you wanted. Only minor downside was that it seems you can't get a decent cup of tea, but that applied throughout the island, not just at this hotel. Overall we were very impressed with the hotel. This site doesn't allow reviews that include room prices, but for a British tourist it was excellent value, even at a time when the value of the pound was relatively low.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 30, 2017 by Sofia, Hotel Management
Dear Roger , Thank you for your review concerning your stay in our hotel. We are really thankful about your positive feedback concerning the staff and their advices! We are also very delighted to read your view about the breakfast and the cleanliness! However, regarding the tea and selections of tea, maybe next time you should ask for mountain tea that is really delicious as they collect it from the local mountains :-) We are looking forward to seeing you again in Malia. Best regards, Sofia
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Ohio

Facilities

Posted Sep 27, 2017
Outdoor pool and pool side bar are very nice. Pool water is cold since they don't seem to have a heater.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 29, 2017 by Sofia, Hotel Management
Dear Steven, Thank you very much for your positive comments regarding our facilities! As far as it concerns the pool you are correct! Our pool is an outdoor pool and we do not have a heater! Looking forward to having you again here! Regards, Sofia
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from London

Quiet and Relaxing Hotel

Posted Sep 24, 2017
I would definately recommend this hotel, if you want a relaxing and quiet holiday. Sofia is a very helpful host, and nothing is too much trouble. She always has a smile on her face. All her recommendations were spot on. All the other staff were lovely too. It's about 10 minutes walk from Malia, and 20 minutes from Stalis. It's very easy to get a buses, and cheap too. I would come back here again. There isn't anything negative I can say about The Socrates Hotel, and its staff.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 26, 2017 by Sofia, Hotel Management
Dear Jules, We really appreciate your feedback about our hotel and the staff!!! We are really glad that you enjoyed your stay and we are looking forward to having you again as a guest here in Malia. Best regards, Sofia
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler from Texas

Accommodating and delightful

Posted Jul 27, 2017
Pros: Friendly accommodating staff. Suited our holiday life perfectly. Lots of smiles!
Location: Location just a short walk from beach, restaurants, shopping. Excursions easily accessed, but require short walk. Breakfast by pool was great.
House staff very friendly and helpful. They reach out to their guests to assist in making your stay enjoyable.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 31, 2017 by Sofia, Hotel Management
Dear LK , Thank you for your positive comments. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! I hope we will see you back soon in Malia. Call us if there is anything we can help you with! Regards, Sofia
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from london

Great location and staff

Posted Jul 18, 2017
Great stay, Sofia was amazing at the front desk and helped us with all our needs and everyone else also was helpful. Great location, great service, clean and comfortable. They helped us book excursions and everything else we needed. Less then 10min walk to a main little town and beach. Would recommend.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jul 23, 2017 by Sofia, Hotel Management
Dear Kristen , Thank you for your positive comments. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! I hope we will see you back soon in Malia. Call us if there is anything we can help you with! Kindest regards, Sofia
3 out of 5
by Franklin A.

A OK trip

Posted Sep 25, 2015 on Orbitz
We spend a week in Socrates, the hotel was within walk in distance to the beach. Local bars and restaurants were also within walking distance. The room was OK nothing else but needs some upgrade like a flat TV. The amenities were scarce and you had to ask for when needed, The reception desk recommended us to bring our own amenities for long stay. The breakfast and service in the bar restaurant was excellent.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Sussex, England

Nice relaxing place to stay in Malia

Posted Sep 15, 2015
Pros: The staff were all very friendly and helpful. The pool and bar area were quiet and relaxing
Cons: The room would benefit from more storage as 2 of our group of 4 had to leaves their clothes etc in their cases.
Location: Close to beach, shops and restaurants yet very quiet and pretty.
Our group of 4 'middle aged' ladies enjoyed our short break of 5 nights at the Socrates in early September. Good location, 10 mins walk to beach and restaurants. Although easy walking distance to 'the strip' ( most places were open, but they were pretty empty), the location of Socrates was so quiet. Very friendly and helpful staff on reception and in the bar which also served a lovely buffet breakfast. Our accommodation was a two bed appt with a double and twin beds. It was quite dated and storage was limited but it was very clean and the air con was efficient. This was our 3rd visit to Malia and we were very happy with our stay here. Would recommend for couples, families or groups of friends looking for a happy, relaxing holiday in the sun.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Not a lads hotel

Posted Aug 12, 2015 on Hotels
This hotel is very clean, the staff are very friendly and the location is good if you want a quiet holiday because it's a very family orientated hotel, so not the best if you're going on a lads holiday (as we did). We used the cooking facilities in the room, but as the kitchen is in the same room as the bedroom it made the whole room smell of cooking food, which isn't too pleasant. The wifi is free but was very slow and kept on cutting out so was pretty useless. Overall despite those downsides if you want a family holiday and won't be cooking it is a very relaxing place to stay with nice staff and a gorgeous pool.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from s

Hotel with beautiful views close to everything

Posted Jul 8, 2015
Staff are amazing and so friendly. The hotel is very relaxing close to both malia and stalis-within walking distance. Pool area is also great and has gorgeous views. Highly recommended. Only disadvantage is that the wifi connection was not very good
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Literally one of the best hotel within the region

Posted Jul 7, 2015
It's location is ideal. Placed between the sea and a beautiful mountain ranges