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“Maybe 4 Star at most”
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Mythos Palace
Ranked #8 of 47 Hotels in Georgioupolis
Certificate of Excellence
cheshire, England
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Maybe 4 Star at most”
Reviewed August 3, 2007

We stayed at this hotel in July with our 16-year-old daughter. We arrived at 12.30 am and after we checked in we went to the bar for a drink at 12.40am, only to be told that all inclusive drinks finished 10 minutes ago! We also had to carry our suitcases to our room. The bedroom doors were made of ugly white Upvc .There were not enough sun beds (are there ever!) The rooms were fairly basic.The food was just about ok but rather repetitive. There was "entertainment" a couple of times a week. The so called "spa" was dirty and uninspiring.The bar staff were friendly and it was quite pleasant in the outside bar and restaurant with the mountain views, There was a row of shops/restaurants and internet cafe about 5 mins from the hotel, across a very busy carraigeway. You could get a novel train to the next town of Geogiopolus, which took about 10 mins if you fancied a change of scenery. The beach was not as attractive as it appeared in the website photo, the beach bar and snack bar were shabby and the food was awful. The sea was quite rough and we were informed by a lifeguard that there had been fatalities in recent years. We were the only English people at the hotel, the rest were German, Russian and Italian. If you want 5 star luxuries, this is not the hotel for you.

  • Liked — mountain views
  • Disliked — location, food, poor service
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 7, 2007

The Mythos Palace was not the 5* we had expected. Although it looks pleasing to the eye and on our arrival were greeted in a friendly manner, our visit didn't leave us wanting to recommend this hotel to others. We had decided to take the all inclusive package as we have two children, this in itself proved disappointing, the meals were mostly boring and repeatative with not much choice. There were no childrens meals and we had to ask if something could be arranged as one of our children is extremely fussy. The snacks at the beach taverna were awful, when we ordered a toasted sandwich (which costs extra) it just tasted stale and dry! The staff in the restaurant were mostly unfriendly, and in some cases rude, you cant just go and get a drink when you want, you have to wait and order it and it can take some time in getting to you. In the morning again you have to order your coffee with the restaurant staff, getting their attention to do this can be a task. It says that breakfast is until ten but usually by five to ten breakfast is more or less cleared away, they say that from 10 til 11 you can have a continental breakfast, I dont know what this would be as everything is more or less cleared away. At the bar in the evening, again they are short staffed and you have to wait for a sub standard drink, it is rare to get a pint, as they never have the glasses, only half pint conveniently. In the week we spent there, the entertainment, if you could call it that occurred on just two of the nights. We were on the ground floor and the noise and smell of the toilets above was not a nice experience, you could hear the rooms above using the toilets throughout the night. We are usually quite an easy going family, with little requirements but I don't know how this hotel can be given 5 stars. We were extremely disappointed.

  • Liked — The fact we were near to the beach and pool
  • Disliked — The unfriendly staff, and length of time it took to get served.
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with family
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5 Thank Katie46
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Athens
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2006

I am Greek and the only reason I have decided to write this review is just to let you know that we definitely have real 5* hotels here in Greece.
So if you want to spend your holidays in Mythos Palace dont count it as a 5* but as a very good 3* in my opinion.
Its a perfect place for family (with small kids) holidays but very quite hotel if you are looking for over night fun.
Its clean, the food is good but poor sometimes, the personel are all amateurs but very polite (we ordered food in our room and when it came they forgot to bring cutlery.And they came again forgoting to bring a spoon for our yoghurt this time), the swimming pool is nice but really with few only sun beds, the sea is very good for kids and recapitulate the facts if you think you have a good offer from your travel agent then the place is not bad.Just dont forget.Do not compare the offer with another of a real 5* hotel.

By the way.It is true that the smell from the purification pipes is really intensive, particularly in the evenings but this is not a hotel's problem but the whole area's problem.

  • Stayed July 2006, traveled as a couple
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13 Thank Petros130
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Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2006

Genarally, our stay in Mythos Palace was OK, but it was not worth the money we paid for 5* standard.
Some comments:
- rooms are rather poorly equipped and don't have the esthetic standards that you could expect from such a hotel
- bathrooms are small and look like they "remember the better times" ;-)
- the outdoor pool is OK but the number of sun beds is outrageously small - only 20-30 beds for over 200 rooms
- to get a swimming towels, you have to leave a deposit of 10eur per one, moreover you can't exchange them whenever you like
- the SPA center is rather filthy and not inviting (only massage is worth recommending); fitness room is available only for 2 hours per day
- the service is rather unfriendly (with a few exceptions), especially at the reception desk
- the smell from the purification pipes is really intensive, particularly in the evenings
- the food is OK, but very monotonous (if you order a lunch box, be prepared that you will not get it because they will probably miss your order. It happened twice to us)
- a TV in the rooms are something like 8" size - tv sat offers 4 Greek programmes, 3 German, and one Russian
- if your travel agent will not pay for this, you have to pay for the sunbeds at the beach (2eur per one sunbed).

Genarally, the hotel is OK, if you expect 3* - 4* standard.

  • Stayed July 2006, traveled as a couple
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8 Thank ple-ple
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Reviewed January 2, 2006

My husband and I booked this hotel for our Honeymoon having been told it was a 5* Deluxe Spa Hotel and 'what more could we want for our Honeymoon'. Well, where do I start!! It is certainly not 5*. Do not get conned into paying extra for a 'suite' it's not worth it for a couple of extra feet of space and a rotting fruit bowl with a bottle of water (not wine). The spa was dirty with the jacuzzi empty. The one and only receptionist/therapist/cleaner of the spa was never seen, always leaving a sign up saying she was 'massaging on the beach'. The food is repetitive and like eating in a roasting hot school canteen. Cleanliness leaves a lot to be desired (stained bed linen, fag ends everywhere etc). On a positive note, the beach is okay but I am struggling to say anything else positive. Put the money towards a better holiday!!

  • Stayed September 2005
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2005

It was 1 hr. and 15 minutes to Mythos Palace in Kavros and we arranged for transport for E80 on the internet with Lefteris Kikiforakis. There were lots of taxis available. If we went again and were arriving during the day we would not hesitate to take the public bus. We were delighted with our room, 216, which is sea/pool view. No facecloths and you are not allowed to flush any paper in the toilet. We used the lovely public “water closets” instead of putting the paper in our wastebasket. They had a cold plate set up in the dining room for our late arrival, which was a lovely touch. Very good selection for the breakfast buffet but no nuts, toaster doesn’t work and the juices are nasty. I can't understand why an island that grows such sweet, juicy oranges serves a juice that isn't even as good as packaged Tang. We thought the food quality and selection was excellent. We were very impressed with the temperature of the food on the buffet during all meals and the Bougatsa pie and "egg slices" (French Toast) served at breakfast are not to be missed. Another delight was the creamy Nutella on warm croissants! My mouth is watering just thinking about them. The staff, like most of the residents we encountered in Crete, are certainly not the friendliest but this didn't affect our enjoyment of the property. Although pool lounge chairs were complimentary the pool area was very crowded for the first four days and it was worth the 4 euro for an umbrella and two chairs on the beach. Both the beach and pool areas are very picturesque. The sunrise on Georgioupolis Beach is incredible and the crashing of the waves deafening with so much silence around. The sea is wonderful; clear, warm and, although there are lots of stones, they are smooth so they don’t hurt your feet. About three feet into the sea the bottom is sandy. There is a bus stop within a 5 minute walk and the 40 minute ride into Chania is 4 euro p/p each way. There is a hotel within a 5 minute walk for internet access at a cost of E2.50 for ½ hour. There is a shopping area close to the hotel where we purchased our honey. Took the Cretian Villages tour from 10:15 – 2:10 for E12 each, which was much less than the E30 per hour quoted by our driver. Although we saw lovely scenery there weren’t a lot of photo ops and most of the tour was boring. A visit to a run down taverna, a 17th century Monastery, a pokey silk factory and a visit to Crete’s first olive oil factory which is just ruins. We visited an operating olive oil factory where we were advised not to buy their products, as the 8:30 p.m. tour to Kournas would provide us with the opportunity to purchase the best olive oil and honey available at reasonable prices. The factory tour wasn’t interesting as olive harvest is October – December and nothing was operational. The tour guide was not knowledgeable about anything and there were only 4 English speaking guests on the tour so it was devoted mainly to the Germans. Made the mistake of taking their tour to Kournas for E3 each only to find only two shops open and their prices horrendous. E22 for a small jar of hand cream, E18 for a jar of honey with thyme which was quite strong and E22 for a bottle of olive oil. It took us all of 15 minutes to walk through town and we sat and waited until 10:30 to return to Kavros. A total waste of time and, since it was pitch dark, you couldn’t even say the scenery was nice. Public transit to the airport in Chania cost us E10.40 for 2 as opposed to E40 from the hotel or E4 for the bus to Chania and then E15 for a taxi to the airport. Chania airport was a breeze. We would definitely stay at Mythos Palace if we returned to Crete.

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9 Thank SengaMilne
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Egerton,Kent,UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2005

There are several strong plus points for this hotel. The Hotel is very clean, as is the Pool which is non chlorinated and a pleasure to swim in. The staff are very friendly and the location is excellent. Long clean sandy beach which is never crowded even at the height of the season. Georgiopolous is the nearest town - which offers some good restaurants - Valentino's and Sofia's (in the square) amongst them. There are several good bars too. Well located for Hania (a pleasant day out) and not too far (max 1 hour drive from Heraklion. Crete's only major road runs very close to the hotel although when you are in the hotel this is not intrusive.
Bedrooms are clean, air conditioned and serviced daily. Almost everything worked (odd electrical and plumbing glitch).
Do not expect British 5 star accommodation. Service is OK but not what you would expect for 5 star in the UK. Plenty of staff in the evenings and at breakfast but not so good during the day. Food is good for Greece but distinctly average by UK standards. Other reviewers comments about orange juice are spot on as is the warning to AVOID ALL INCLUSIVE. In fact if you could get a B&B deal here it would be the best option.
Children's playground is well placed close to the beach taverna. Better beach Tavernas for lunch etc can be found (we particularly liked the one with the yellow canopies two down the beach to the west - very cheap and food good).
Cocktails in the hotel are not great - the beer is OK and cheap if you stick to the draught. Wines are expensive for what they are and there is very little choice.
I would defintely return to this hotel and to Crete.
For those interested in learning to Scuba dive - friendly and expert introduction offered by Paradise Dive who have a new impressive base just 10 mins to the east. Several Brits on the staff (and one Belgian who spoke better English than most of us!). Paradise visit the hotel once a week touting for custom. Give them a go - we had a great day out with them and one of the instructors girlfriends looked after our children whislt we were diving. Exceptional!

  • Stayed August 2005
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7 Thank JohnRLawton
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Property: Mythos Palace
Address: Kavros Apokoronou, Georgioupolis, Apokoronas, Crete 730 07, Greece
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Location: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Apokoronas > Georgioupolis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Georgioupolis
#5 Family Hotel in Georgioupolis
#6 Luxury Hotel in Georgioupolis
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Georgioupolis
#8 Romantic Hotel in Georgioupolis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Mythos Palace 4*
Number of rooms: 206
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Crete is the land of myths - and Mythos Palace Resort & Spa holds a special place among them! Situated next to one of the most beautiful beaches of northern Crete, in the vicinity of the popular resort of Georgioupolis and the picturesque Kournas Lake, Mythos Palace Resort & Spa is bound to prove that the "myth" of absolute relaxation and Mediterranean luxury can become reality. From the bright lobby with the classical and Minoan references, to the impressive swimming pool in the heart of the resort, from the refined atmosphere of the rooms to the exotic beach, the refreshing Spa and the elegant restaurants and bars, everything has been designed to give you the sense of the Mediterranean geniality and subtle style. Welcome to Mythos Palace Resort & Spa, the place where myths remain alive! ... more   less 
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