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Minoa Palace Resort

Platanias, Crete 730 14 Greece
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#4 of 75 hotels in Platanias
Minoa Palace Resort 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!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Parking garage
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Private pool
Plunge pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Table tennis
Kids club
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Steam room
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Currency exchange
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Electric kettle
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Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, German and 1 more
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ExploringtheGlobe123 wrote a review Oct 7
London, United Kingdom63 contributions91 helpful votes
The staff in this hotel are super friendly. Special thanks to Alicia and Despina on the reception who were always happy to provide recommendations and assist. I did half board and the buffet breakfast and dinner was great. Lots of variety and food was tasty. The gym is a good size for a hotel gym. Has cardio, weights and free weights. It does get hot but you can make do. You must book ahead as they only allow 5 people in at a time. Something that should be made clearer. I booked a facial and spa treatment which were great- Steffano does a brilliant massage and Babis on the front spa desk was very polite and friendly. Always managed to get a sun lounger. It was quite windy on the beach and it’s a pebble beach so not that attractive to sit on but was ok. I had asked for a free upgrade and was told I got one - room 406, but this offered no view as just a garden, was noisy as the cleaner store was next door and air con and bits in the room didn’t work properly. Also the bed was awful- 2 single beds put together and so uncomfortable. I put up with it for a few nights and then complained. They changed my room straight away to 410- much better, pool view, everything worked and double comfortable bed. This shows that if you get the wrong room it can really impact your stay which is slightly disappointing as not the standard one would expect from a five star. My only other complaint would be that they don’t offer you free water with dinner. Odd for a five star. They give you one complimentary water the whole stay and a bottle of red wine. The other compliant is that I was given a voucher to use at the Italian restaurant as I arrived late and missed dinner the first night. The staff and service was poor. No one came over the whole meal and I waited around 40m for a pizza even though I was the only one in the restaurant. Otherwise a great hotel but 4 not 5 star. There are local shops close by and plenty of restaurants and bars. A bus to Chania is €1.9 and takes about 40m. I would recommend this hotel- overall Staff were brilliant- Karina in the pool bar was a pleasure.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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grumpyoldmanWalsall wrote a review Oct 5
Walsall, United Kingdom177 contributions215 helpful votes
Were worried about our first holiday after covid. Arrival at the hotel soon put our fears to rest. The arrival and registration was all digital. Face masks and covid protocols followed throughout the stay. All the staff were excellent from the superb cleaners to the hotel manager. They are the the hotels biggest and most valuable asset. Visit again. Definitely Recommend. Oh Yes
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: Any even the rooms at the back have great views
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Response from Minoa Palace Team, Guest Services / Front Office at Minoa Palace Resort
Responded today
Dear grumpyoldmanWalsall, Thank you for choosing Minoa Palace as well as for dedicating the time to share such a praising review. The safety of our guests, combined with their relaxation, especially through this challenging season owing to Covid- 19, is one of our main priorities. As a matter of fact it is very relieving and rewarding for us to read that with the professionalism of our staff, following the safety protocol applied for the protection against Covid-19, we relieved your concerns, offering you a serene and relaxing stay. We hope to meet you again soon! Best regards, Katerina Koukaki Front Office Manager
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Zol555 wrote a review Oct 3
88 contributions57 helpful votes
Up until our final morning this was a definite 5* stay. Particular highlights included the homemade cakes and sweets at breakfast, the live pianist, comfy bed, and hotel beach. Also many thanks to all the staff who were so attentive and welcoming. The disappointment was the bike tour, which we could not do as they only have one small bike. We rushed our breakfast on the final morning to join, and had planned our day around it, but only found out it wasn't possible once at the garage. The bigger issue was the lack of real apology from two separate front-of-house staff. If we had received a sincere apology I would have certainly given this hotel 5*. But overall we had a lovely holiday!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Minoa Palace Team, Guest Services / Front Office at Minoa Palace Resort
Responded yesterday
Dear Zol555, Thank you very much for choosing Minoa Palace resort for your recent stay. It is delightful for us to know that you have enjoyed the variety and quality of our breakfast choices, our live pianist, our facilities and services provided by our experienced staff. Following your description concerning the Bike tour we would like to inform you that this activity is offered free of charge to any of our guest who would like to participate and the bikes used for our Bike tour, have been carefully chosen in order to suite a variety of heights. Nevertheless we do regret the fact that you had an unfortunate incident of misunderstanding on your last morning, for which we sincerely apologize and we reassure you that your feedback has been taken into consideration. We are looking forward to welcoming you back! Best regards, Katerina Koukaki Front Office Manager
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bilanona wrote a review Oct 3
35 contributions46 helpful votes
We had the most amazing time st Minoa palace. What an amazing hotel! The staff, the rooms, the pool, the private beach, the restaurant, the spa - everything is perfect! We highly recommend and definitely come back. One of a kind facility and serenity
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Minoa Palace Team, Guest Services / Front Office at Minoa Palace Resort
Responded yesterday
Dear bilanona, We would like to express our deepest appreciation for choosing Minoa Palace resort and for dedicating the time to share such an amazing review. It is beyond rewarding to see that your overall Minoa Palace experience was, as you described it “Absolutely perfect” . We hope to meet you again soon! Best regards, Katerina Koukaki Front Office Manager
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Jonathan D wrote a review Oct 1
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Minoa resort is exceptional. The food choice amazing, facilities amazing, the gym brilliant, value for money brilliant, the staff are friendly helpful and very hard working. The private beach area is clean and stunning. The covid protocols were great very clean and very safe. Just the holiday we needed I would go again. Local bus to Chania takes 25 mins and is €1.90
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Minoa Palace Team, Guest Services / Front Office at Minoa Palace Resort
Responded yesterday
Dear Mr. Jonathan D, On behalf of our management and staff, we would like to thank you for choosing Minoa Palace resort as well as for you flattering review. Your designation for our hotel as “ Exceptional” and the fact that you made a positive point of our facilities, services, staff and Covid- 19 protocol, gives us great pride! We are looking forward to offering you another memorable Minoa Palace experience! Best regards, Katerina Koukaki Front Office Manager
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$130 - $322 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Minoa Palace Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Minoa Palace Resort?
Nearby attractions include Dielefsis Scandinavian Dj Bar (0.7 miles), Manteio Cafe Cocktail Bar (0.5 miles), and Social Cafe Bar (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Minoa Palace Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Minoa Palace Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Minoa Palace Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Minoa Palace Resort?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Minoa Palace Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Socrates, Sonio Beach Restaurant, and Match More.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Minoa Palace Resort?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Minoa Palace Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Minoa Palace Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Minoa Palace Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Russian, and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Minoa Palace Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Venizelos Graves (8.9 miles), Firkas Fortress (6.8 miles), and Cave of St John the Hermit (6.9 miles).