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“I lost myself in Minos Imperial....” 5 of 5 stars
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Minos Imperial Luxury Beach Resort & Spa
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Milatos, Crete 72400, Greece   |  
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Milatos
Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“I lost myself in Minos Imperial....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Minos Imperial is the place to be!!!!We had an astonishing long weekend with my fiancee earlier this summer. Entering the hotel you can distinguish the luxury and the hospitality. The staff was always eager to assist us any time and for whatever we requested with a smile. Our room was the best as we were located at the sharing pool rooms only 4 steps away from one of the private pools,with jacuzzi and a wonderful view. Our bathroom was huge with luxurious amenities,separate shower and bathtab. Our king size bed and so fresh linen unforgettable!! We used the room service for breakfast and lunch which was excellent!!We tried the Aegean grill restaurant located by the beach tasting the greek specialties, the Luna d'oro restaurant for the amazing lobster night and finally a mediterannean night in laguna restaurant. We enjoyed the live piano and saxophone nights in veranda bar after tasting the wonderful cocktails,different for every night, in tropical bar. I also had the time to try the Spa for a relaxing massage by the well trained staff. All these days were a different suprise as it took me a lot of time to discover the resort and choose my favourite place....and I still can't!!!
It was such a relaxing and enjoyable time I surely want to repeat soon!!!Thank you all for everything!!!Keep up with the good job you do transforming our holidays to unforgetable days and nights!!!Looking forward to visiting you again!!!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I was very worried after reading some of the reviews but have come to the conclusion that some people are just never happy This resort has something for everyone.
There is the quiet area with the adult only pool and bar with lovely pool and Jacuzzi with fantastic views - there are also lots of pools and areas for kids as well as the beach which has the usual water sports.
We had a VIP Suite which had an upstairs bedroom and bathroom and downstairs bedroom bathroom and seating area, outside terrace and private pool and access to shared huge terrace with hammock, large day beds and very quiet bar beside the adult only pool - the barman there Thalik was wonderful and it did truly feel like "butler service"
I would recommend Diamond All Inclusive - we have access to the Veranda Bar and Diamond Private Dining Room as well as nights at the other restaurants. I think some people go for the Premium All Inclusive and then once they get there wish they had went Diamond so moan on trip advisor about waiting in line for drinks or having to pay for extras I am a firm believer in getting what you pay for and with Diamond Class you do.- we never lined up our drinks were always served to us with staff coming over and asking if we wanted another.
Food was really good with so much choice and very good quality and the Diamond Dining Room is lovely and out of the bustle of the main dining area.
I can't recommend this resort enough - its luxury and we absolutely loved it.
Only one small criticism was that when we arrived late at night the person on reception wasn't very welcoming and didn't really explain all the facilities to us but apart from that the whole holiday was fantastic.

Room Tip: Go VIP Suites - they are fabulous
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We have visited this hotel for the first time in July this year. We were so impressed with the stunning location, relaxed atmosphere and attentive staff team. We stayed for 10 days in a family suite which overlooked the beach and sea. The room was of a high standard and accommodated a family of four with ease. The layout of the hotel means it never felt crowded despite being fully booked. The restaurants are ideally located to provide lots of variation to the stay. The staff were extremely friendly and professional and made our stay completely stress free! I would definitely recommend this hotel for families to enjoy total relaxation in luxurious surroundings.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Amassing classical jugend style build 5* hotel MINOS IMPERIAL welcome me again and again with modern hi-Tec rooms, kind staff and many facilities for unbelievable wonderful holidays!
Everyone is sad to leave this place and keep in mind to come again :)
Magical paradise

Stayed July 2014
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Athens, Greece
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

What a beautiful resort!!! The staff were great and very friendly!

We specially remember Manolis at the Laguna Area who always did his best to serve us. At one point we asked for a coffee which was not in our package (there are two different All Inclusive Packages), he informed that we could have this one plus a lot more if we were willing to go for the Diamond All Inclusive. We are coffee lovers and when they told us about all the other things which were included we went to reception straight away.

Another staff member told me during the greek night that he had informed a lot of guests who were asking for things which were not in their package but they preferred to complain instead of being happy that there is an option.
We have been in All Inclusive hotels in the past and we know well, that most of them have one package and that's it! So I am wondering are people actually happy that they can have an option or are they just complaining until they get something free???
And you know what, I am sure some of them have written bad reviews for this hotel. It is a shame and these people would probably never be happy in their lives, they just want to find someone to blame!

So we were happy and we have already recommended it to all our good friends.
We are definitely coming back and stay in the sharing pool rooms again (409 if possible).

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We have just returned from a wonderful 10 day holiday at Minos Imperial. Whilst its not the British standard of a 5star hotel, we really couldnt complain, as it was the staff at the hotel and the people we met there who made our holiday.
It is an ideal location for a chill out holiday in a beautiful resort, with beautiful surroundings. You really cannot beat waking up to the sound of the waves crashing every morning! There was also a vast choice of pool areas to spend your days relaxing in the sunshine.
We travelled with another couple and upon arrival, we received upgraded sea view rooms and received some upgraded meal evenings. Was a great way to start the holiday!
The choice of food was excellent, however i did think it was a bit much charging 3Euros for Orange juice at breakfast, as we were premium class. The only thing in relation to food that could be improved is that, despite what restaurant you eat at, the food it generally the same. We were expecting a difference in the types of food at each restaurant. That said, the quality of food was great.
We were also not advised that the all inclusive stopped at 11pm, before we travelled. When paying for all inclusive, i expect everything to be available at all times.
We cannot complain about our rooms, they were very clean and we had a large, spacious veranda.
I have to specifically mentioned the bar staff who made our holiday. Ionnais, Leonardo and Osmisios - they took time to get to know us and made us feel welcome all day and night. They really were the best bar staff and deserve recognition. When you travel make sure you check out Ionnais' tropical bar.
Finally, Addy, the lead entertainer alos deserves a mention. He works so hard and is a lovely person. When you travel, ask him to teach you the beat it dance!
Overall we had a fantastic holiday and i wouldnt hesitate going back in the near future!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perk, Belgium
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

we come every summer for 8 years in this amazing hotel! But this time we experienced so many changes...new restaurants, bars, beach area completely renovated with cabanas, double beds, full of sand! The new rooms they have are soo nice, with hidden lights, home cinema, trendy bathrooms...make sure to ask for them!!!!The staff is super friendly, the suggested us excellent wines from the new wine list. The best wine we had this year is Vivlia Chora, you shoud try it! The boutique Spa is brand new, very relaxing areas, beautiful colors, and the girls at the spa are very kind and professional! We had dinner in beautiful places with fantastic menus, overlooking the aegean sea...simpy unique!! Thank you all for making our stay soooo relawing and enjoyable, we will see you next year for sure!!!

Room Tip: Diamond class rooms are very big. The new rooms are amazing!!!
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Milatos, Crete 72400, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Lasithi Prefecture > Milatos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Milatos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Minos Imperial Luxury Beach Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 338
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Minos Imperial is set in the Emerald Bay of the traditional fishing village of Milatos which is 45 km from Heraklion Airport. Minos Imperial is the perfect choice for a memorable luxury hotel experience offering genuine hospitality and a truly unforgettable service. ... more   less 
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