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Minos hotel = in rethymnon or not

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Minos hotel = in rethymnon or not

Hi, We have booked the Minos Hotel but some reviews appear to suggest that it is 5 km from Rethymnon but the site shows it to be not far from the harbour. Can anyone comment on this please and advise as to what they think of the hotel. We have booked a double superior room.

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1. Re: Minos hotel = in rethymnon or not

The hotel is about 2 mins from the beach road where there are many shops, tavernas, and coffe shops and 5-7 mins from the harbour. about a km away. Dont worry anyway because Rethymno is small town and you can find your way around easily.

The hotel it self is a normal 4 stars hotel. Havent stay there but never heard a bad word as well.

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Thanks for the info. We thought we had it right but wanted to make sure as we would have had time to change. Stayed in Rethymnon about 20 years ago so have a reasonable idea of the area and previously stayed fairly near the Minos, also on a big crossroads with a policeman directing traffic with a loud whistle all day. Just hope the locals are as friendly as they were then! We just have to decide if we should hire a car or rely on buses (including the little train which wasnt there before). Again many thanks.

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no problem.

If you where in Rethymno 20 years it will be like going to another place. It changed dramatically but you'll love ti anyway!

About Car hire or bus. use both rent a car for a few days to visit places with no good bus connection. Any advise you'll need id be happy to help

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Many thanks for your offer

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Hi,

First of all there is no police officer directing the (busy) crossroad there. There are also less cars on the streets as they were a few years ago due to the crisis.

As for the distance now, it's actually about 1 mile from Minos to the old venetian harbour. That's about 15-17 minutes on foot having a normal walking pace. Done it many times.

Bus tickets cost 1,20 so if you are 4 people going twice a day downtown you'll be just short of what a car hire company rates a small car per day. BUT it's hard to find where to park it during summer, unless of course you use parking lot places.

Minos is a beautiful and well respected hotel of Rethymnon. If you have any problems just ask for Rania (the manager), the sweetest girl, he will surely help you.

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Thanks for the information. I guess the old fashioned policemen are a thing of the past in most countries. Good to know the Managers name but is that a man or woman? There are a number of comments regarding which floor/rooms are best so do you have any knowledge about this? Most people are saying the superior rooms are on the top floor and you have a view of the pool and glimpse of the sea so we should be ok. Again thanks for your help.

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7. Re: Minos hotel = in rethymnon or not

Hi, Kostas from Chania, taxi owner. Click this link. http://www.minos.gr/index.php?location It,s the hotels webpage that shows you on Google map where it is.

Edited: 2:57 pm, February 23, 2013
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8. Re: Minos hotel = in rethymnon or not

The 5 km from Rethymnon is the Minos Mare Royal, which is indeed at Platanes villages, 5 km east of the city center. That's another hotel as it is Minos Mare, again in Rethymnon city. Too many Minos, right?... :)

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Oh sorry she is definately a woman, sorry I missed an "s". "she will surely help you" I meant

I have no knowledge of the rooms but I can ask her if you want.

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10. Re: Minos hotel = in rethymnon or not

Thanks Gerlion. Wasnt sure and hadnt heard that name before. I'm sure she is as nice as you say. If its not too much trouble, it would be brilliant if you could find out about the rooms. We are arriving at the end of July for two weeks which will be peak season so please also ask her if its possible to request a room with a nice view in advance rather than asking at reception?

Many thanks for your help. It is nice to know that Crete is still populated with such nice people.

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