This was a last minute booking and we were overall pleased with the hotel but we have stayed in 4* hotels in Crete that were on a par if not better. The location is beautiful but the hotel grounds require you to be able to cope with all the steps and slopes. The bed was the most uncomfortable we have ever slept in! There was no complimentary water in the room. There is a pool table in the room that we had the Welcome meeting in and guests continued to play loudly while our lovely Rep was doing his best to talk to us. We found the hotel more geared to Germans rather than Brits..film night was a German film, entertainment staff German (never tried to speak to us). There was the narrowest bath in the world in the bathroom and I timed how long it took to run enough water to cover the essentials....40 minutes! The resort was lovely but it was quiet at the end of season and I imagine it could be extremely crowded high season. We walked in 3 or 4 times and a taxi was 6 euros. Limited TV channels..CNN or World news for the English. We had room 146 which did indeed have a sea view but also one of the service road and were woken by the reversing bleeps of delivery lorries each morning. We tried to play tennis...the court is ok but take your own balls as the 2 we were given is not enough! We could not find fault with the food and found something we enjoyed each meal. If you go, try out the submarine boat that goes from the harbour (15 euros each)... Saw beautiful Turtles. Best thing about hotel is the adults only status..bliss.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on a rocky headland above the Agios Nikolaos Bay, the Minos Palace enjoys magnificent sea views and is just 2,5 km from the city centre. Sensimar Minos Palace offers 148 units with spectacular views of the Mirabello Bay. The hotel is luxurious but personal, picturesque, having high standards of service and accommodation. Add to this its beautifully landscaped gardens and enviable beach side location. Food & Beverage Facilities: Amalthea Main Restaurant - Indoor & outdoor restaurant located near the pool area. Serving an excellent choice of Greek and International cuisine. Enjoy the table d'hote restaurant with theme evenings offering buffet style also not forgotten are vegetarians & diabetic special menus. Culinarium Inblu Taverna - a tavern overlooking the beach serving lunch, ideal for those seeking al fresco with local specialties. Bacchus Lobby Bar - match your mood for refreshments, coffees or exotic cocktails in an elegant setting by the pool. Island Beach Bar - is the ideal place to relax and socialize, offering exquisite cocktails, hot and cold beverages, light snacks gazing the sea. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Minos Palace
- Minos Palace Hotel Crete
- Sensimar Minos Palace Crete/Agios Nikolaos