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17 Pavlou Drandaki, Platanias, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00 Greece
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#4 of 22 hotels in Platanias
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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
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
German, Greek


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Sunseeker8855 wrote a review Jun 2022
lancashire5 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed for a week in June. The hotel is lovely, spotlessly clean with staff working hard to maintain it. The rooms had plenty of space, we had a double bed and a double sofa bed and an outdoor terrace. The rooms have a fridge which is filled with free bottled water every day, and tea and coffee facilities. They also refill free shower gel, shampoo etc every day. The restaurant food was excellent, fresh foods being prepared and plenty of options, lovely salads, amazing desserts. The pool bar had snacks during the day; sandwiches, cakes, fruit. At lunch time the pool bar had some options like pizza, fries and salads. Lots of sun loungers around the pool and on the private beach. There's a little shop which is reasonably priced. There's some activities during the day such as aqua aerobics and darts and most nights had entertainment like dancers, magician. There are shops, restaurants and bars at the top of the street which is nice to wander along. You can get a taxi into Rethymno for 10 euro. We absolutely loved our holiday and would recommend to anyone thinking of booking!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
1 Helpful vote
dazza4321 wrote a review May 2022
Portsmouth, United Kingdom11 contributions1 helpful vote
fantastic stay the are staff excellent friendly and helpful, the food is fantastic, lots of activities and games if you want to partake. if not the beach is only a stones throw and the sunset is absolutely amazing we are rebooking for next year.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
GabriellaJR wrote a review Aug 2021
Copenhagen, Denmark125 contributions221 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
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Room Tip: in the Royal part (5-star)
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3 Helpful votes
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, Sweden4593 contributions1037 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
1 Helpful vote
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
1 Helpful vote
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
2 Helpful votes
Alan C wrote a review Sep 2019
Poole44 contributions44 helpful votes
We chose Crete for our next holiday, chosing the Minos Mare Hotel, through Olympic Holidays flying with Tui from Bournemouth. We had no problems getting there. Bournemouth airport was running smoothly, the TUI flights comfortable and on time, although the transfer got lost, and we had to get a taxi, but still no disasters. For the next 2 weeks, we had beautiful weather, it did get a bit windy at times, but the Hotel served an excellent choice of food, all inclusive, and drinks, and we were sad to leave. Our room overlooked next doors pool, a bit odd, but no problem, and the room was serviced everyday, and kept clean and tidy. Walking into the Hotel, if you keep going, you will end up in their excellent Pool, and then the beach, perhaps 200 yards from the front door to the sea. Whilst we were there, we took a TUI recommended Land Rover Jeep Safari, which took a southerly route, over the mountains, through the gorges and back again. Very Good. We also arranged a trip to Spinalonga through Klados Panagiotis Tours, situated on the main road, 200 yards away, which although an early start, was very good. A great Holiday, and my only moan would be there were very few English people at the Hotel. Most of the guests were French, German and Dutch, and the language barrier was never that much of a problem
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Date of stay: September 2019
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bm1569 wrote a review Sep 2019
St Helens, United Kingdom3 contributions4 helpful votes
We enjoyed a 1week stay at the Minos Mare Hotel in July 2019. The hotel is about a 1hr 5min journey by taxi from Chania airport. On arrival we were upgraded to a room in the interconnecting Minos Mare Royal while still using the facilities of the Minos Mare. We had a lovely room with pool view, mini bar and music system. The bathroom was spacious with bath, shower and also separate shower cubicle. A/C was centrally controlled. The room was spotlessly clean. We stayed on all inclusive basis. The restaurant was quite basic, and cutlery was only put on the table once you were seated. The food was excellent with a good choice and very well cooked. Snacks were available from the pool bar at lunch and cakes from 4pm. The sunbeds round the pool usually got full quickly as did the ones on the beach but we did manage to get one each day which we moved onto the grassy areas surrounding the pool. We went under the trees for shade. The hotel is slightly set back from the strip where there are lots of nice bars and restaurants. There is entertainment around the pool each evening. We enjoyed our holiday. The hotel was very clean and staff friendly and helpful and we would visit this hotel again
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
gavjam07 wrote a review Sep 2019
Wrexham, United Kingdom64 contributions27 helpful votes
The hotel is great the pool side bar is staffed by friendly helpful people, the front of house to the cleaners go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. We had a pool view and the room was lovely. This was our second stay at the the resort and this stay was better than the first, from the beach to the pool side it is spotless. The food was plentiful and varied from breakfast to dinner the staff were exceptional. I would recommend taking private transfer as the mini bus took 3 hours to get to the hotel but our return to the airport using a taxi took a quarter of the time. I can not recommend this hotel high enough and we will be returning as soon as we are able
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Date of stay: August 2019
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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 airport transportation?
Yes, Minos Mare Hotel offers airport transportation 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).