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Minos Mare Hotel

17 Pavlou Drandaki, Platanias, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00 Greece
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#4 of 23 hotels in Platanias
Travelers' Choice

See why so many travelers make Minos Mare Hotel their hotel of choice when visiting Platanias. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a charming setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.

The rooms offer a refrigerator and air conditioning, and getting online is possible, as free internet access is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

In addition, as a valued Minos Mare Hotel guest, you can enjoy a pool and a poolside bar that are available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

If you like seafood restaurants, Minos Mare Hotel is conveniently located near Bella Casita Taverna, Kellari Taverna, and Taverna River.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Minos Mare Hotel as you experience all of the things Platanias has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Poolside bar
Entertainment staff
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Public wifi
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
German, Greek


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Grade: 65 out of 100
19Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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GabriellaJR wrote a review Aug 2021
Copenhagen, Denmark124 contributions195 helpful votes
This was the 3rd time at Minos Mare (room in Minos Mare Royal); again a pleasure. Absolute cleanliness, friendly staff, very recommendable, varying food (all-inclusive booked), esthetic garden area, good private beach with drinks service... all to our full satisfaction. We have not gladly returned in vain - and will in the future. Just a few critical remarks that the management might consider (feedback given): The "Royal" part pretends some strange exclusivity via separate dining and pool facilities: unnecessary aspect boarding the ridiculous. The rooms though are fine indeed and satisfy any superior standard. Just that a very noisy cleaning lady chatted loudly all through her workday - which was an enormous nuisance in the mornings and during siesta hours... :( One could wish for a re-arrangement of the main restaurant that totally falls behind the overall image of the hotel: it resembles a third-class canteen with guests walking around erratically due to poor strategic placement of the items. We suggested expert advice; turned down. A shame in the framework of an otherwise very recommendable hotel in an attractive location.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: in the Royal part (5-star)
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AESmember wrote a review Jul 2021
Belgrade, Serbia29 contributions10 helpful votes
My wife, 3 years old son and myself have stayed at this hotel for 11 nights, in the period from 24 June to 5 July 2021. My overall impression is good, although I expected a bit more, unlike my spouse, who expected much more. Anyway, the hotel staff was somewhat confused with all these COVID measures. The food was good, we had to wear gloves and a mask each time when we had a meal. In general, it was now allowed to take food out of the restaurant, but they were flexible, if you explain that you have a child and sometimes is more convenient to bring food in the room. In the package All inclusive, you get only filter coffee, no espresso nor capuchino. You have non-alcoholic drinks, one draft beer, wine, Pepsi, seven up and some other beverages. I would like to praise all cleaning ladies. There is also this nice market, where there are a lot of interesting things, especially for the kids and the prices are by high. My biggest failure about this hotel (but that’s in many areas in Greece unfortunately) is the WiFi connection. The signal was not working properly and that’s the huge minus for the hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
R_Sweden wrote a review Oct 2020
Stockholm, Sweden4579 contributions1006 helpful votes
We have been here several times for lunch. Always perfect service, smile behind the faskmask. Just by the beach. Good quality food and good drinks. You feel that your at a first class place. Highly recommended this place!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Vicky wrote a review Aug 2020
7 contributions1 helpful vote
Lovely hotel in an amazing location, relaxed vibe, great variety of quality food, snacks and drinks, friendly staff and clean rooms. In regards to the Covid-19 situation, we felt very safe; hand sanitizer dispensers were available in all common areas, all the employees were wearing both protection masks and plastic face shields (!), disinfection of chairs, sun beds etc was carried out at regular intervals (!!) physical distancing was maintained. We were impressed with the organization, the service and the Cretan philoxenia (hospitality). We highly recommend this hotel! Thanks!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Richard H wrote a review Aug 2020
21 contributions6 helpful votes
Great hotel (Minos Mare) and very helpful and friendly staff who had to wear face masks and shields during Covid-19 restrictions. Hotel room really clean and smart, facilities really high standard. All inclusive food deal was very good with high quality and choice. Cris the entertainment person was great and involved all the families in activities. Really nice to travel from the UK and be with so many nationalities, German, Dutch, French, Polish, Belgium. All super friendly and made it a great stay. (UK family of 3 from Sussex).
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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$96 - $229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Minos Mare Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Minos Mare Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Eyes Live Lounge (0.3 miles) and Mini Golf Beach Platania (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Minos Mare Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Minos Mare Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Minos Mare Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Minos Mare Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Minos Mare Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taverna Yiannis, Bella Casita Taverna, and Finikas Taverna.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Minos Mare Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Minos Mare Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Minos Mare Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Minos Mare Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Minos Mare Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including German and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Minos Mare Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Venetian Fortezza (3.2 miles), Agia Irini Convent (3.1 miles), and Monastery of Panagia Chalevi (3.2 miles).