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Minoa Palace Resort & Spa

5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Platanias, Chania, Platanias, Crete 73014, Greece
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Ranked #1 of 56 hotels in Platanias
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2009
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2009

The best part of this hotel is the new, nicely done beach and pool. They have very comfortable chairs on the beach with umbrellas, good swimming in the sea and a great pool. The service at the beach is great. Unfortunately, we stayed across the street in the older part of the hotel. The room was okay, clean, and bathroom... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2009

Stayed at this hotel for 2 weeks from 23rd June and was VERY disappointed!! The Thomson online details about this hotel I beleive are very misleading and we were horrified to see our room once we got to the hotel (in the hotel's "old" building and not the new nice one! We arrived and had to wait with 2 young... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2009

The minoa palace could be updated, and its staff could be trained in customer service relations. The location is perfect, and you can easily get to any pool or the ocean. However, don't expect to get pampered or even offered a drink. It won't happen. The staff actually seems incredibly irritated if you ask a question. As long as you... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2009

Overall we had an enjoyable stay here except there was no atmosphere after dinner in the hotel and Platanias is just one long street of bars (with no music, not any), tatt -shops, pushey restaurant touts and car hire outlets. The hotel is clean, modern and spacious. The main pool area's are good but I would'nt waste your money on... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2009

After reading all the reviews I expected to find a 5 star hotel from all the aspects but only the room had 5*. I will mention all the bad aspects: - the variety of the menu (breakfast and dinner) was very poor; the refill of the plates was made very rarely and only if you would ask for it -... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2009

As almost all the reviews have stated, it's hard to fault this very good hotel. Booking in was instant and our luggage arrived at our room about 15 mins later. Room pretty spacious, well appointed clean modern and almost "cool" in it's feel . I have read of some complaints regading the shower curtain, having stayed in about 12 different... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2009

Great location on the outer edge of Platanias town which has many restaurants, bars, and shops. The hotel was very nice, although spread out. Definitely stay on the new wing which on the beach side as they have a large nice pool and also can walk out on the beach. Room was up to date, clean, and spacey. A "sea... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2009

This was one of those "sharp intake of breath" moments - Our first visit to Crete and we were lucky enough to pick this place. Me and the missus stayed in 627 which is a 'garden room' sort of out the back of the main building. We instantly tested the staff - the on-line booking system we used didn't realise... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2009

The Hotel Minoa Palace in Platanias, Crete has to be rated as one of the better hotels that I have stayed in. In terms of value for your money it was very good! As said before the hotel was split into two seperate halves by the main road which was busy at times. There is a footbridge that spans the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2008

Just returned from a weeks stay at the Minoa Palace. We booked a sea view room expecting it to be in the main building, but on arrival found that we were upgraded to the new wing next to the beach, so we were pleasantly surprised. This part of the Hotel officially opened at the end of August and has all... More

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Address: Platanias, Chania, Platanias, Crete 73014, Greece
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Location: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Platanias
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Minoa Palace Resort & Spa 5*
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Minoa Palace Platanias
Minoa Palace Hotel Platanias
Minoa Palace Resort & Spa Platanias, Crete - Chania

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Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Platanias #1 On the Beach Hotel in Platanias
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Minoa Palace Resort & Spa hotel offers majestic views of its surrounding countryside and the White Mountains. To the north, the hotel enjoys panoramic views of the endless beach of Platanias with the shimmering sapphire blue Aegean beyond. With the extension of the hotel in 2008, guests have immediate access to the beach, over the aerial bridge, connecting the two hotel's sections. The luxury and comfort, combined with the attention to detail and the relaxed atmosphere, provide a holiday to remember for a lifetime! ... more   less 
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