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Minos Mare Hotel

17 Pavlou Drandaki St, Platanias, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
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Warsaw, Poland
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38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ideal place for couples without children. Clean, quite, good service. Close both to the sea and to the town centre, but not noisy. Very good food. We likes our festive Friday supper very much - served on the beach.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We recently took a holiday with a very young child to this hotel. All sites should be ashamed for marketing this hotel as 4*. Apart from the fact that its rooms are smaller than any 1* B&B the airconditioning in the rooms or the hotel never worked. That's in the middle of a massive heatwave. They gave us fans instead... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Just got back from a 10 night stay at the Minos mare hotel. The hotel is lovely, always clean, tidy and well looked after. The staff are very polite and helpful and will make sure you have everything you need, from something for your room to a question about hotel, bus etc. The pool area is always looked after and... More 

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Epworth, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We arrived after a nearly 4 hour delay at 5.45am. The receptionist was friendly and processed us quickly, understanding how tired we were. We went straight to bed but realised we did not have the "pool view " we had booked. I went straight to reception next morning explaining the situation and the receptionist said she would sort it while... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Best choise I could made in Crete. Fantastic location, very friendly staff, excellent food. Now about rooms, I think it is not 4 stars, but I only used it for sleeping so I don't mind. Towels for beach are includeed in price, with deposit. That made my stay simplier. Swimming pool very nice and clean. Hotel is very close to... More 

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Thank nenadvisnjic
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Visited as part of a wedding. The wedding was actually on the beach at Minos mare. It's hidden away down a street with a small petrol station at the top of the street. We had trouble with the air conditioning for 3 days. We spoke to two people on reception who told us two totally different reasons why the air... More 

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Cambridge
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We had an excellent week at the Minos Mare Hotel. We stayed as a family of five with our two daughters, aged 22 and 17, who had their own room next door to ours, and with our nine year old son, who shared with us in a room with a double bed and one single. The girls' room also had... More 

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La Roche-Clermault, France
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We found the hotel staff extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms were very clean but the bathroom could do with updating. We had a small balcony but unfortunately our room looked out onto the road so if you sat outside you had the fumes and the noise. Other people in our group were on the other side of the corridor... More 

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3 Thank 1JK92014
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I've been staying at this hotel since i was 4 years old and my last visit was just as good as the first year i went! all the staff are kind, friendly and helpful! the pool is spacious and so close to the bar! the beach is only a 2 second walk from the pool as well! there is a... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Hotel looks great and the amenities, pool etc were great however the pool bar staff were painfully slow and the range was limited. If you want a place where you can get a wide range of snacks by the pool all day, this isn't the place. Staff in general were good, but the rooms are depressing, desperately in need of... More 

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