Stayed for 2 weeks from 6/10/2013 and had an enjoyable stay. Room comfortable , ( had no problem with cleaners , always polite and smiling). Restaurant area excellent with good service . Food , very good with a wide selection to suit most tastes ( really good salads , pasta dishes , fish and most meats , nice veg , not forgetting the extremely good desserts) , it is true that there is a Greek theme to the food , but hey what else would you expect , you are in Crete after all. Public areas were tidy and clean. We loved the pool , swam most days and never failed to find unoccupied loungers around the pool to just chill out. Pool bar was okay , had the occasional coffee and cake oe cariff of wine ( reds the best). Hotel entertainment .......in the day it was fine , played the odd game of football , table tennis and enjoyed playing volley ball most days.
The hotel is well situated just a few mins outside town , and although it has been mentioned that it's a steep walk down to the town/beach , we had no problem and found it quite easy ( maybe people just don.t walk anymore). You can catch a bus to either Heraklion , Ag Nik or other towns from the bus stop 5-10 mins from the hotel. You can also walk to the smaller quainter villages above Hersonissis and have a beer or wine in one of the many tavernas found there. Our friends are 69 and 74 and they had no problem walking to all three villages of Kou. Pisko .Old Her.All in all an ideal base for exploring that part of Crete. Oh and by the way there were quite a number of Germans in the hotel , with many of them going back year after year so they were on first name terms with many of the staff , but we never ever felt that they were given preferential treatment , we were treated very courteously by the staff and made to feel welcome and at home. We found that just by being friendly and relaxed we all got on like one big family ( played games with many Germans and had some great laughs).
Can truly reccomend this Hotel.
PS For a really good couple of hours ( with wine , goodies and dance with a dose of old Crete try the Lychnostatis museum just 10 mins away , we had a great time.
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- Hotel King Minos Palace
- King Minos Palace Hersonissos
- Hersonissos Palace Crete
- King Minos Palace Hotel Crete, Greece