We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Much need holiday” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Minos Beach Art hotel

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Minos Beach Art hotel
Ranked #3 of 100 Hotels in Agios Nikolaos
Certificate of Excellence
Moffat, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Much need holiday”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

Lovely hotel did not disappoint. Impeccable service, lovely food (did not even try the a la carte throughout the week as the standard menu so good and varied). My partner asked for mattress topper after first night and arrived with us within minutes. Myself, I am hard core therefore none required for me! We were in room 34 which was a seafront bungalow. What a view and our own jetty with sun loungers and steps down for easy swimming access. I say, "our own jetty" it was directly in front of our room although everyone had access to it. Felt like just ours though as season just starting and competition for loungers not yet fierce. A lovely location though so lots of choice if you want to sun bathe. My only criticism would be that as this was a pretty exclusive hotel most people there as couples and for that reason enjoyed just their own company. My partner and I would have enjoyed a little conversation with other guests. Not excessive, just a little, and this was not forthcoming on the whole.

Room Tip: room 34 lovely. Would not pay extra for own pool room as sea is so accessible. Regardless of room...
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Janeredden
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
bluegr_Management, Manager at Minos Beach Art hotel, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
Dear guests,

Thank you very much for coming to Minos Beach and for sharing your experiences with other travellers. We hope you had a save trip home.

We are delighted to see how much you enjoyed your well deserved holidays in the quiet and peaceful atmosphere of Minos Beach. Concerning your private jetty we think that we can clear up a small confusion - it really WAS your own private jetty which belongs to each sea front bungalow and the umbrellas are also signed with the according room numbers. So even in full season our guests in the seafront bungalow can enjoy the privacy you enjoyed.

For us, it was a pleasure to welcome you and we hope to see you again soon!

With sunny regards,
Yours sincerely
Minos Beach Hotel Management
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

736 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    456
    192
    56
    17
    15
See reviews for
127
511
16
7
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (195)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Slovak first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

Friendly and efficient staff, good rooms (ask for a mattress topper if you don't like firm beds) and the food is first class. Conveniently near Agios Nikolaos, which is slightly more "up-market" than many of the resorts along the north coast. The free wifi works quite well even inside the rooms.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank John C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
bluegr_Management, Manager at Minos Beach Art hotel, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
Dear John,

Thank you very much for choosing Minos Beach and for sharing your experiences with other travellers. We hope you had a smooth trip home.

We are very pleased to see, how much you enjoyed your stay and especially the food and the location. Your kind words for the whole team are a big motivation to continue to give nothing less than the best to our guests.

It was a pleasure to welcome you and we hope to see you again soon!

With sunny regards,
Yours sincerely
Minos Beach Hotel Management
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Fareham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
98 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

I have stayed at the Minos twice in the past three years, & on both occasions it lived up to my expectations. The Hotel is situated just out side Ag Nik so ideal if you want to walk slowly into town. The Minos is a great surprise if you don't know what to expect. The majority of rooms are in Bungalows spread around the grounds so you never feel crowded. Yes the rooms might be a little bit dated but most of the time is spent just lying around the Main Pool area or on a small sun patio area next to the sea. These are great & you never feel that anyone is next to you. A ideal place just to sit back & relax. All meals are really good especially the evening Meal. Good selection of wine as well. All the staff are really friendly & it is nice that staff acknowledge you as a returning guest. A little hidden gem. No problem recommending this hotel

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
15 Thank BigChris67
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
bluegr_Management, Manager at Minos Beach Art hotel, responded to this review, 6 February 2014
Dear guests,

Thank you very much for returning to Minos Beach and for sharing your experiences with other travellers.

We are pleased to see that you remember your stay in such a nice way and that you appreciate especially the relaxing atmosphere, our wine selection, the dinner and our service. Your kind words for the whole team are a big motivation to continue giving just the best for our guests. Concerning the rooms we would like to add, that each winter we are doing some renovation and maintenance works in order to keep the hotel in a good standard.

It was a plaesure to welcome you and we hope to see you again this summer!

With sunny regards,
Yours sincerely
Minos Beach Hotel Management
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
42 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2013

Stayed BB in a seafront bungalow in september for 12 Glorious days
I e-mailed before we went to ask for Tea / Coffee making facilities and sure enough they were in the Bungalow when we arrived! Also asked for a mattress topper after the first night and it was brought over a few minutes later!

The rooms are a little dated, but spotlessly clean! Love the private sun beds and easy sea access,
Altogether a great place to stay and the service
is excellent --- We will be back again!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank e1wer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
bluegr_Management, Manager at Minos Beach Art hotel, responded to this review, 8 January 2014
Dear guests,

Thank you very much for coming to Minos Beach and for sharing your opinion with other travellers.

It is nice to see, that you have pleasant associations with your well deserved holidays in Minos Beach. Your kind words for the whole team are a big motivation to coninue giving just the best to our guests also this summer. Please allow us to add, that each winter we are doing some renovations in our hotel in order to keep a good standard.

It was a big pleasure to welcome you and we are already looking very forward to see you again, whenever you come back to Crete!

With best regards,
Yours sincerely
Minos Beach Hotel Management
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London
Level Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013

We had the most relaxing holiday.1 week felt like 2.The staff were great and were so attentive.The grounds were lovely and there was so much space.We will definitely return.We loved that we could swap dinner for lunch.Dinner was great but it was nice to have a couple of meals out.

Room Tip: We had a second floor hotel room with a great view
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Juhno
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
bluegr_Management, Manager at Minos Beach Art hotel, responded to this review, 8 January 2014
Dear Juhno,

Thank you very much for making Minos Beach the hotel of your choice and for sharing your experiences with other travellers.

We are very pleased to see, how much you enjoyed your well deserved holidays and that you are already planning to come back.

It was a big pleasure to welcome you and we are already looking very forward to see you again!

With best regards,
Yours sincerely
Minos Beach Hotel Management
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Ludlow
Level Contributor
57 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

This is a haven in the otherwise commercialised Agios Nikolaos, although only a 1 kilometre walk to the town if needed. The staff at the hotel are friendly and efficient and the junior suite rooms are spacious and well equipped. We stayed on a b and b basis, but took advantage of the hotel restaurant mand a number of occasions. Quality was always good. The private beach was clean, although small, perfectly adequate. The grounds and pool are extensive with plenty of loungers and seating available.
I would definitely recommend this hotel, BUT beware, the beds are HARD.

Room Tip: Choose a suite for extra privacy, but the private pools are not private.
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank VandTLudlow
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
bluegr_Management, Manager at Minos Beach Art hotel, responded to this review, 5 November 2013
Dear guests,

Thank you very much for coming to Minos Beach and for sharing your opinion with other travellers. We hope you had a smooth trip home.

We highly appreciate your kind feedback and are pleased to see, that you found the relaxation you were looking for. Please allow us to add, that each person has individual needs and habits concerning his sleep comfort. With pleasure we provide toppers for our matrasses and in this way we are able to customize our beds to each individual needs. So if you come next time, please don't hesistate to contact our reception or to send us an e-mail before (info-minos@bluegr.com) and we will be happy to assist you.

It was a big pleasure to welcome you and we hope to see you again next year!

With sunny regards,
Yours sincerely
Minos Beach Hotel Management
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Rugby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

We stayed at the Minos Beach the first week of October in a Superior Seafront Bunglaow, it was beautiful, lovely views of the sea and only a short walk to the bar and resturant. The weather whist we were there was for three days was rainy and windy and there is not an awful lot to do if the weather is bad. We hired a car and explored the island. The food was first rate, the satff could not do enough for you and the setting is the best we have ever seen. We will be returning

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank sylvia b
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
bluegr_Management, Manager at Minos Beach Art hotel, responded to this review, 5 November 2013
Dear Sylvia,

Thank you very much for making Minos Beach the hotel of your choice and for sharing your experiences with other travellers. We hope you had a safe trip home.

We are pleased to read how much you enjoyed your well deserved holidays and how much you appreciate our food and the service. Your kind words for the whole team are a big motivation to continue giving only the best tou our guests also in summer 2014.

It was a big pleasure to welcome you and we are already looking very forward to see you again and we will do our very best in order to welcome you under the beautyful Cretan sun and without rain.

With sunny regards,
Yours sincerely
Minos Beach Hotel Management
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Agios Nikolaos
0.3 mi away
Sensimar Minos Palace
Sensimar Minos Palace
#4 of 100 in Agios Nikolaos
4.5 of 5 bubbles 494 reviews
1.3 mi away
Miramare Resort & Spa
Miramare Resort & Spa
#9 of 100 in Agios Nikolaos
4.0 of 5 bubbles 744 reviews
1.2 mi away
Candia Park Village
Candia Park Village
#6 of 100 in Agios Nikolaos
4.5 of 5 bubbles 537 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 mi away
St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas
St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & V...
#1 of 100 in Agios Nikolaos
4.5 of 5 bubbles 967 reviews
3.6 mi away
Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas
6.6 mi away
Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Crete
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Minos Beach Art hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Minos Beach Art hotel

Property: Minos Beach Art hotel
Address: Akti Ilia Sotirchou, Agios Nikolaos, Crete 721 00, Greece
Phone Number:
Region: Greece > Crete > Lasithi Prefecture > Agios Nikolaos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Agios Nikolaos
#3 Spa Hotel in Agios Nikolaos
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Agios Nikolaos
#3 Luxury Hotel in Agios Nikolaos
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Agios Nikolaos
#7 Family Hotel in Agios Nikolaos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Minos Beach Art hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 129
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Minos Beach art hotel has been influenced by the traditional architectural style of fishermen’s villages of Eastern Crete. One storey, whitewashed bungalows and villas with terraces and minimal interiors are almost touching the sea. The unique environs of the hotel with its sumptuous gardens and narrow stone paved streets host the 45 works of Greek and foreign artists. In the eastern part of Crete, only a ten-minute walk from the town centre of Agios Nikolaos and a 45-minute drive from the airport of Heraklion. Exquisite decoration features, minimalist forms and Feng-Shui elements enriched by the Greek aesthetics of cotton and wood, handcrafted details, candles and water syntheses, create unique spaces and corners, making your stay in Minos Beach unforgettable. For a truly VIP experience at Minos Beach, we offer one presidential villa and three executive villas with private swimming pools, as well as exclusive bungalows that are literary “caressing” the sea. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Jet2Holidays , Odigeo, Agoda, Lastminute and TravelUp so you can book your Minos Beach Art hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Minos Beach Art Hotel Hotel Agios Nikolaos
Minos Beach Art Resort
Hotel Minos Beach Art
Minos Beach Hotel
Minos Beach Art Hotel Crete/Agios Nikolaos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing