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2 Jun 2021
7 nights
1 Room, 2 Guests

Solimar Ruby

This hotel enjoys a great location, close to the tourist hub of Malia. The hotel is situated close to a beach, as well as a number of attractions in the area. Guests can explore the famous Minoan Palace, just 3 km away, whilst the delights of the archaeological site of Malia can be explored just 5 km from this hotel. This traditional hotel offers guests comfort and tranquillity. The classically-designed guest rooms are simplistic, yet comfortable, offering a relaxing setting. The hotel restaurant offers delicious meals, where traditional and international cuisine can be enjoyed. For a break unlike any other, this hotel is the only option.

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  • Kids play area
  • Wifi
  • 24 hr reception
  • Bar
  • Car park
  • Cot
  • Kids play area
  • Restaurant
  • Safe
  • Wifi


In the City

Distance to beach 1km

Distance to airport 34km (HER)

Solimar Ruby location

Address: 00302897032400, Z. Pigis, 11, Malia, Greece

Malia, Crete, Greece

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Tripadvisor rating Based on 371 reviews

Absolutely exceeded our expectations!
Jan 2020 |

We have stayed in this hotel with my husband in May 2019 and could not recommend it high enough! The staff is amazing and works very, very hard to satisfy all guests. The food always varies and is plentiful and fresh. Drinks are nicely prepared and tase lovely. The facilities are great too and very clean with everyday room service. Beach is about 15 min walk but pools are great and we spent most of our days there.

There isn’t one thing I could fault this hotel for! Just don’t understand why it’s only 3*? It should be definitely more.

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An Honest Review
Oct 2019 |


  • Helpful service
  • Nice facilities
  • Close to nightlife but not noisy
  • Clean rooms and pool
  • Cons

  • Problems with electricity in first few days
  • Sometimes a poor variety of food
  • Pay for same room but some better than others
  • Paid for WiFi which doesn’t reach rooms
  • We stayed at Solimar Ruby Hotel from 24th June - 1st July, we were a group of 7 girls going for a relaxing holiday but to also enjoy the nightlife in Malia. Overall our stay at the hotel was pleasant and everything we expected it to be for the price we paid for our all inclusive experience. We had a lovely warm welcome at the hotel where they postponed the lunch service for our arrival. After going to our rooms (we had 2 downstairs and 1 upstairs) we were worried about being next to the road however the room had metal shutters which was reassuring but it only worked in one of the rooms downstairs. Lots of reviews complained about the noise of the road but this didn’t seem to be a problem for us.

    In the evening the electricity cut out meaning not only no AC, plugs or lights but no drinks... even water! This was a problem but was quickly sorted within the hour however, it occurred in one of the rooms later on in the week to the point we almost had to move rooms and meant we had to use our friends room for the day.

    Additional charges were expensive for what you got we paid 20€ for a safe that couldn’t even fit an iPad in it and 20€ for WiFi which didn’t reach the top floor.

    On top of this the facilities were clean perfect for families as well as friends holidays there was a mixture of age groups there. There was a daily room cleaning service which was helpful and the restaurant service was excellent. Sometimes with the buffet there was a lack of variety but that came expected. The bar is a friendly social area in the evenings with a range of drinks however, we found the same drink would alternate in colours each time we ordered it!

    The 7 of us all paid the same price for the holiday however, it was clear some rooms were better than others some had poor water pressure, metal shutter didn’t work, AC was temperamental and we found the spare bed in the room of 3 was uncomfortable.

    Overall the staff were friendly and the 24 hour desk service was helpful, for younger audiences the nightlife is only a 10min walk to the strip but the noise can’t be heard from the hotel so is ideal for everyone.

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    Wonderful staff
    Oct 2019 |

    Lovely clean hotel . I stayed in the annex which I loved . Food was excellent . Staff were amazing and really looked after me as I was on my own . Stelios , Delis( bar/ restaurant manager) and miss efi . Great people a credit to the hotel .

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