We spent a lot of time browsing for hotel before leaving for Crete and saw that Minoa Palace had got very good reviews. We also checked with my mother who had been there one year before during the same time (mid October) and said it was great. So our expectations were high since it also got an award from Tripadvisor. Now for the positive feedback. The resort is big, clean, staff friendly. No doubt it deserves all credit for this. Also, I really like the garden with fruit trees and herbs. I have never seen so much Rosmary in my life!
Still, if you have a 4-5 star hotel, I would demand a little bit better attention to detail. Maybe the staff was really tired since it was the second last week of the season but still. The pool was not cleaned. The food, although a buffet that has got good reviews before, was not up to the feedback. Also, my mother confirmed that it was much better last year. I lacked variety and generally spices in the food. The rooms are good, not excellent and we stayed in the new part. Positive there is that the aircon is silent and really effective. Beds are ok but the kids extra beds could have been more robust.
We were lucky it was low season. We were almost alone at the pool and it was really quiet. I think it can be pretty busy during peak season. All in all, quality but in our opinion lacking attention to detail and hence not a 5 star, but would think a 4 star.
- Also Known As:
- Minoa Palace Resort And Spa
- Minoa Palace Platanias
- Minoa Palace Hotel Platanias
- Minoa Palace Resort & Spa Platanias, Crete - Chania
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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