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Minos Mare Hotel
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

Although the rooms in Minos Mare are basic they are nevertheless comfortable. Despite other reviews, I found the food excellent and the variation of food was splendid, catering for the different tastes. The pools are nice and it's straight on the sandy stretch of Rethymno. Most evenings there is some form of entertainment. The short 2 minute walk to the main street is no problem and you're straight at the bus stop and shops etc. If I have to say something negative it would be that it's hard to find free sockets when you want to charge a few things at the same time. But you would laugh at me if would say that this is a complaint.

Room Tip: You can upgrade to Minos Mare Royal, which rooms are a little more luxurious.
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank butnotthetshirt
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

We stayed for a week in September 2013. The hotel is in a good location, right on the beach and only 5 mins walk to the centre. It has a nice pool and have some great staff. Dimitri and Despina at the outdoor pool bar are great.

However the rooms are no way 4 star, they are quite dated. The air conditioning is not great, its old fashioned and you can not control the temperature, its preset, so you can only adjust the airflow. The rooms need a complete revamp. The hotel have started but they have only done 2 rooms and there were not any signs of any others being done.

The food was not great either, it was only ever warm and not hot. The white wine in the restaurant was disgusting, we tried to reject it after sampling it but we had to pay.

If I were to go again it would be for bed and breakfast and only when the rooms have been upgraded. I would rate them at 3 star at the most.

if your not fussy about a 4 star room or the food you could have a great holiday here!

Room Tip: Only a refurbished room or you will be disappointed.
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Si17
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

Stayed for 2 weeks in August 2013.
my wife and I and two friends had excellent rooms- each with with a balcony. the Hotel is quiet, clean and has excellent staff in the reception and the restaurant ( which is on the lower ground floor).
the hotel has a lift in addition to stairways to the first floor.The air conditioning was quiet and efficient
There was an excellent choice of food in a buffet style restaurant which has a choice of inside or a outside dining areas.
The hotel provides wifi free of charge.
We found the beach - which adjoins the hotel to be really good & safe for swimming with free sun beds.
All in all highly recommended as a choice from Olympic holidays.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a balcony overlooking the reception area. they are quiet and have good WiFi.
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank johngoodger
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

Definately not a 4* hotel! Air condition is turned off every day from 4am to 2pm!!!!!Extremely hot in the rooms, uncomfortable beds, old furniture. Pool area is ok, breakfast was good. Location was not very close to the main strip of restaurants and shops, about 5min walk. Surroundings of the hotels were not too pretty, beach was sandy, but sea too rough to swim in.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Jana S
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Reviewed 23 August 2013

The rooms are pretty dated. The beds pretty bad (springy and old) We got the all inclusive deal. Food was mostly overcooked and pretty basic. The air con is timed - starts at 2pm and ends at 4am and isnt very strong. The key is linked to the electrics so when you leave the room the air con goes off. Woke up everday in a sauna. Not a bad place for kids as pool was good size plus a small kids pool. Nighly entertainment is pretty light but the kids seemed to like it. Mostly the staff are friendly enough. Beach is pretty much useless as the water is so rough you cant swim it. Many people came out with scrapes on legs, backs etc due to the rough water and the rocks. Maybe I was expecting too much out of a 4* in Greece. I have stayed in 5*s on Crete (Elounda Bay) and they have been great.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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