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“This is not a 4* hotel!!!”
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Minos Mare Hotel
Ranked #12 of 21 Hotels in Platanias
Certificate of Excellence
Piraeus, Greece
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“This is not a 4* hotel!!!”
Reviewed 19 August 2010

The hotel was a great disappointment for. The room was very very very old, especially the bathroom was a nightmare. Dirty bath curtain, dark toilet, faucets full of salts and clogged siphons both in the sink and the bathtub.
We changed 2 different rooms and our friends another 2, there were all the same.
We asked for a 2 baby cots and they didn’t have a mattresses for the baby cots !!!!!!!!!!!!
Anyway I think that this room is a room for a 2 stars hotel although the facilities, the outdoor of the hotel and the staff of the hotel were great.
My advice: don’t pay this room for the price of a 4star hotel it doesn’t worth your money.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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6 Thank Violetta75
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Stockholm, Sweden
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2010

we are a family with young kids.
we choosed this hotel for its location. by the beach with no road to cross .
with our BIG surprise the beach was not sandy but lots of stones, impossible to reach the sea from yr umbrellas without cutting yr feet!
everything else was very good, specially the food.
this hotel doesn't have room with ocean view as we have been talk by Apollo , our swedish travel agency.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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2 Thank lavaligia
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Athens, Greece
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2009

We believe that the specific hotel was perfect in terms of value for money choice. People working there were very helpful and this is a general approach of the people in Crete. Management should do something with the Air Condition. We were lucky enough to have strong winds from north almost during the whole stay and this helped us in having a comfortable sleep. Otherwise...

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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Thank Panayiotis P
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manchester
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2009

stayed at this hotel for two weeks and had a lovely time staff and service excellent best hotel we,ve stayed booked again to go back in september this year

  • Stayed June 2008, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank ManchesterTwin
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Ottawa
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2008

We recently stayed at this hotel for one night on our driving tour of Crete.

Once we found the hotel (make sure you clearly establish where it is before you head out - very tough to find!), we were delighted to see the pool & beach. The staff was friendly and helpful, and our room was clean, although quite plain.

Our only complaint was that the buffet dinner and breakfast were quite awful. We had lunch at the beach side restaurant and it was much better. If you have the option head out to one of the many nice little restaurants in town for dinner, we wish we had!

  • Liked — Beach, pool
  • Disliked — Food
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled with family
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1 Thank leet
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Dorset
1 review
Reviewed 10 May 2008

there is only 1 word for this hotel.. WOW! its amazing, lovly beachs never found it hard to find a sunbed. nice poole with poole bar. the food was really nice a buffet with a great veriaty of food that was different every day. This hotel is in the perfect location it has a little village up the lane from the hotel with small shops, a supermarket and lots of cocktail bars.A 10 min trip up the road in a taxi cost 7 ero and drops you in the hart of Rethamon with more shops resterants and a nice harbour were you can go out on boat trips ect. Im hoping to go back in the next few years.

  • Liked — great location
  • Disliked — paying for sunbeds on beach
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with family
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Thank dumblondeclare
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Bucharest, Romania
Level 6 Contributor
64 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2007

I fully agree with the opinion written by Marge1.
We were inspired to renounce in time from the FB because we choose to trip around the island by car.
HB was ok although the dinner was not extraordinary various.
As Marqe1 specifies in his comment lunch is extremely poor.
It is also trough that dinner/lunch is about 10 Euro.
Anyway, a doorstep away there are plenty of pubs and taverna with excellent international and traditional food open late in the evening. In case you choose for an excellent view of the old city of Rethymno and good food than choose the old port city area.
Be reminded that in case you choose to stay at the Villa of Minos Mare (5 stars) you will share the same food and swimming pool etc with the clients of the hotel; you will serve your meal in the hotel’ restaurant; in case of the villa the plus are only in-house accommodation services.
In this case I strongly recommend booking a room/apartment in the Hotel and not in the villas.
I recommend Minos Mare hotel for:

=Eexcellent location:
-close to the exit access to the motorway (E 75 – Agios Nicolaos – Chania)
-close to Rethymno (5 km leading to the beach)
-on the beach (aprox. 50 backyard of the hotel)

=Accommodation services (clean, roomy)

=Staff (English, German, French, Russian, Greek languages were spoken)

  • Liked — Clean Rooms
  • Disliked — Old - hangings, moquette, bedspreads
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank IonutBucharest
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Property: Minos Mare Hotel
Address: 17 Minoos, Platanias, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Rethymnon Prefecture > Rethymnon > Platanias
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Platanias
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Minos Mare Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 120
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Also Known As:
Hotel Minos Mare
Minos Mare Rethymnon
Minos Mare Hotel Crete/Rethymnon Prefecture

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