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Ammoudiou, Agios Nikolaos, Crete 721 00 Greece
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#6 of 99 hotels in Agios Nikolaos
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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. Minos Palace offers 148 units with spectacular views. 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. F& BFacilities: Amalthea Main Restaurant - Indoor & outdoor restaurant located near the pool area. Serving an excellent choice of Greek and International cuisine. Enjoy the restaurant with theme evenings offering buffet style. Culinarium Inblu - 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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Tennis court
Airport transportation
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Evening entertainment
Car hire
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Massage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Seating area
Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
German, Greek
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Olena wrote a review Jul 2020
United Kingdom2 contributions3 helpful votes
Minos Palace is surrounded by water and located on demi-island. Excellent location, food and service. I loved the sheep yogurt and orange juice "squeezed by yourself" for breakfast. However, water in the pool was quite cold, more like sea temperature. Kriti itself is more expensive, then Greece. Exploring the island, the North part is for tourists and the South is for growing fruits and vegetables. If you do not afraid of risky mounting roads and prefer to skip crowds, the way from Vai beach to South will be really joyful. And yes, coffee is tasty everywhere :) Tripadviser allows to live the time range up to AUG 2019, however we visited hotel around 5 years ago.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Room Tip: Almost all rooms had sea view and quiet, as hotel build as stairs.
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Response from Georgios Moudatsos, General Manager at Minos Palace hotel & suites
Responded 21 Jul 2020
Dear olena-aleks, Thank you for choosing to stay at Minos Palace hotel & suites and for taking the time to post a review here on TripAdvisor. It warms the heart to learn that you have enjoyed the experiences throughout your stay. It is such a great feeling to flourish when doing what we aim to do, we cannot be happier knowing another guest was able to experience our excellent service and helped discover the beauty not only of the resort but of Crete in general. Thank you and hope to see you again for more surreal moments in our little piece of paradise. Kind Regards, Georgios Moudatsos Operations Manager
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Monica A wrote a review Mar 2020
Melbourne, Australia220 contributions59 helpful votes
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We visited crete at the end of our honeymoon. By this time, we just wanted somewhere where we could relax and unwind after walking so much around Europe. Minos palace was the perfect place for this...buffet breakfast, pool all day, visit Agios Nikolaos town at night. We didnt care for exploring the island. 3 days was sufficient for us. The hotel is the perfect example of an island type resort, with an amazing pool. Bonus that it was adult only and therefore so peaceful and relaxing. Breakfast options were ample with certain meals made fresh on the spot. Our room, although had views of the sea, was a little disappointing for a 5 star resort. The bed and bedding were outdated , although it was spacious and clean. Service was friendly. Agios nikolaos is a fair way from heraklion airport so be prepared to travel over one hour by bus or taxi. We caught taxis to and from the main town at night as it would have been quite the walk. Overall a great hotel and would most likely come back.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Georgios_Moudatsos, Manager at Minos Palace hotel & suites
Responded 4 Mar 2020
Dear eatupworldwide, We are truly grateful for your review on Minos Palace hotel & suites and for sharing your wonderful experience with all TripAdvisor readers. The entire team is thrilled that your time with us was so relaxing. We endeavor to go above and beyond to ensure our guests have an experience to last a lifetime. It was a sincere pleasure having you with us and there are indeed so many wonderful out of the ordinary experiences on offer that we truly hope you will come back and experience more! All our rooms are currently under renovation and by 2022 Minos Palace hotel and suites will indeed be a palace! We would be honored if given the pleasure to welcome you back again! We look forward to welcoming you again soon when your travels bring you back to Crete! Kind Regards, Georgios Moudatsos Operations Manager
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Pippa H wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions7 helpful votes
What should have been a special time was in fact less good than a 3 star hotel. Our superior sea view room was pokey with no window. There were no drawers for clothes, just the wardrobe, which meant we could not unpack everything. To get to the minute bathroom we had to sideways shuffle past a dressing table placed right outside the door. Very disappointing. The water was £4 a bottle which was crazy when it was 50p in the supermarket. Desserts are not lalelled and with an allergy I had to stick to fruit.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Room Tip: Ask for a bungalow with a window
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Response from Georgios_Moudatsos, Manager at Minos Palace hotel & suites
Responded 20 Feb 2020
Dear Pippa H, Thank you for choosing Minos Palace Hotel & Suites as your holiday destination and for writing us your feedback. I am disappointed to hear the experience you had during your stay and we shall take into serious consideration your constructive feedback on our superior Sea View Room. It is with regret and concern to read that your stay with us was not an enjoyable one as the vast majority of guests enjoy. I wish we could have been informed in order to act in a proactively manner on the accommodation concern. We do understand your comments about the prices but please know that everything is based on logistics and our prices are competitive with other resorts in the region. Nevertheless, we shall certainly continue to review our pricing and please be assured that your comments will be taken into consideration. We appreciate your review Pippa H, and again, we would like to thank you for your visit to Minos Palace hotel & suites. We are all looking forward to having you with us again soon! Kind regards, Georgios Moudatsos Operations Manager
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brigettelcc wrote a review Oct 2019
London, United Kingdom37 contributions37 helpful votes
This hotel is perfect Rooms a good size and very clean .. no noise disruptions Worth booking the Balinese beds too Staff a little slow but so friendly nothin was any trouble Food only a 4 but yummy Highly Recommend (Taxi into town €5 in June)
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Minos P, Manager at Minos Palace hotel & suites
Responded 27 Oct 2019
Dear Brigettelcc, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience further to your stay at Minos Palace hotel & suites! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your holiday in our beautiful hotel! Our guests' comments - the recipients of our services - are a great motivation for all of our team. We are looking forward to welcome you again in our hotel and attend to each and every detail in order to make your holiday even more magnificent. Kind Regards, MIchalis Daskalakis Hotel Manager
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jmf846 wrote a review Oct 2019
United Kingdom4 contributions11 helpful votes
We agree with the recent reviews. The hotel is set in wonderful grounds with beautiful views. The private beach and the little sunbathing areas were a delight. The Inblu restaurant was a pleasure to be in , we ate there a few times and had cocktails. We also had cocktails In the main bar. Our room, an upper deck ocean view was disappointing, it was tired and in need of some general maintenance, the shower over the small bath leaked leaving water all over the floor. The view wasn't ideal and not in our opinion an ocean view. Otherwise the room was satisfactory, we did ask for a mattress topper that was delivered the next day. We accepted the room as we were told there were no other rooms available when we checked in, the cool distant unhelpful receptionist said she would contact us when another room became available. We would have been prepared to pay for an upgraded room, but that option was never offered. All the staff apart from the reception staff were lovely, kind, welcoming and engaging. We feel that reception staff being the first point of contact with paying customers, should be the welcoming face of the business and unfortunately for us this was not the case, we were left feeling quite unimpressed. Even to the point where I felt unwelcome and unable to approach them to ask questions or show any concerns. How can the hotel help or remedy any isue if the customer feels unable to approach them? On check out the ladies talked between themselves and didn't engage with us, apart from asking for payment (no complaints we were expecting the extras bill) they didn't ask about our stay, they just seemed to want us gone. This is so sad, as the hotel itself is in a wonderful location and when all the rooms have been refurbished will be an ideal place to stay.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from Minos P, Manager at Minos Palace hotel & suites
Responded 22 Oct 2019
Dear jmf846, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience further to your stay at Minos Palace hotel & suites and for your kind comments regarding our facilities and our Inblu All day Lounge Bar Restaurant. We feel sorry that your recent stay in our hotel did not live up to your expectation and that you found our front office service unfriendly. Usually our guests are praising our team for its courtesy and hospitality and we apologize for your inconvenience. We accept your comments with the very best intentions as they enable us to improve the quality of our services and of course to make sure that it is not going to happen again. Nevertheless, we hope that you will consider returning to the Minos Palace hotel & suites in future, so that we may have another chance at showing you the service and hospitality for which we are proud. Sincerely, Michalis Daskalakis Hotel Manager
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PRICE RANGE
USD 194 - USD 385 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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hotel minos palace, minos palace hotel crete
LOCATION
GreeceCreteLasithi PrefectureAgios Nikolaos
NUMBER OF ROOMS
148
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Frequently Asked Questions about Minos Palace hotel & suites
Which popular attractions are close to Minos Palace hotel & suites?
Nearby attractions include Cretan Olive Oil Farm (1.1 km), Ammoudi Beach (0.8 km), and Agios Nikolaos Church (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Minos Palace hotel & suites?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Minos Palace hotel & suites?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Minos Palace hotel & suites?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Minos Palace hotel & suites?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Minos Palace hotel & suites?
Conveniently located restaurants include Toedeledokie Cafe Bar, Patriko, and PIATO - Homemade Creative Cuisine.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Minos Palace hotel & suites?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Minos Palace hotel & suites have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Minos Palace hotel & suites offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Minos Palace hotel & suites?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Minos Palace hotel & suites offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Minos Palace hotel & suites?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including German and Greek.