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Sensimar Minos Palace
Ranked #4 of 100 Hotels in Agios Nikolaos
Certificate of Excellence
Evesham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful peaceful hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

We went with no idea what to expect; we just wanted sun and heat after such a lousy summer. We were absolutely bowled over. This hotel has a lovely location, well kept gardens, spotlessly clean large rooms with good sized private balconies, excellent food and friendly helpful staff. Who cares whether it is officially Deluxe, 5 star or 4 star. We loved it. It never felt crowded, never a struggle to get a sun bed and the terracing of the sunbathing areas leading down to the sea worked so well. It's 2.5Km from Agios Nikolaos but not an unpleasant walk. We will definitely go again.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Anon4-2012
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bluegr_Management, Manager at Sensimar Minos Palace, responded to this review, October 12, 2012
Dear guests,

Thank you very much for visiting Crete and for making Minos Palace the hotel of your choice. We hope you had a relaxed trip home and took some Cretan sun with you.

We highly appreciate your kind feedback. It is very nice to read, that you enjoyed your holidays and found the relaxation you were looking for. Your praise for the whole team is a big appreciation and above all a great motivation to continue to do every day to the best for our guests.

Indeed thanks to our big and spacious outside and garden area it's nearly impossible to feel the hotel crowded, even if it is fully booked. Our aim is to offer a lot of privacy and quietness to our guests in order to allow them to get new power and energy for the daily routine after their holiday.

For us, it was a big pleasure to welcome you and we are looking very forward to see you again!

With best regards,
Yours sincerly
Minos Palace Hotelmanagement
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Halifax, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

Just had a super week at this lovely hotel.The view from our room was exceptional,as was the standard of cleanliness,food and service.From a glass of chilled tea on arrival to cheerful porterage on departure,our experience was a delight.A good place for chilling,walking,swimming and taking in the views.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank wilkiebard
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bluegr_Management, Manager at Sensimar Minos Palace, responded to this review, October 12, 2012
Dear guests,

Thank you very much for visiting Crete and for making Minos Palace the hotel of your choice. We hope you had a smooth trip home and took some Cretan sun with you.

We highly appreciate your kind feedback. It is very nice to read, that you enjoyed your holidays and found the relaxation you were looking for. Your praise for the whole team is a big appreciation and above all a great motivation to continue to do every day to the best for our guests.

For us, it was a big pleasure to welcome you and we hope to see you again soon!

With best regards,
Yours sincerly,
Minos Palace Hotelmanagement
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

This hotel has it all - peace and tranquility, a room with a wonderful view of islands, the sea and the mountains, delicious food in an amazing setting, plenty of room and comfortable sunbeds around a fabulous pool and the warmest and most professional staff. We arrived at 3am and our room had a plated breakfast ready for when we woke (very thoughtful) and a bottle of complimentary wine which we saved until the evening! The Manager, Sakis, was particularly kind and helpful, as were the ladies on reception. All in all, we were very impressed at the extremely high standard of this hotel and came home feeling thoroughly refreshed. We will definitely book again. Thank you to all at Minos Palace!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ellie L
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bluegr_Management, Manager at Sensimar Minos Palace, responded to this review, September 27, 2012
Dear guests,

Thank you very much for visiting Crete and for choosing Minos Palace. We hope you had safe trip home and did not forget to take some Cretan sun with you.

We highly appreciate your kind feedback and are very pleased to read, that you really enjoyed your stay in a relaxing way. Your nice words for the whole team are a big motivation to keep on pampering our guests with a lot of small details. Only if our guests are happy, we can be happy, too.

For us, it was a big pleasure to welcome you and we hope to see you back again soon!

With all the best regards,
Yours sincerly
Minos Palace Hotelmanagement
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London, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012

I have recently returned from a 1 week stay in the Minos Palace and had a fantastic time. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly, and when we arrived we were pleasantly suprised with our upgrade to a suite with a shared pool, which had beautiful views over the bay.

The hotel was lovely and peaceful, I would honestly recommend this hotel for anyone seeking a quiet and relaxing holiday.

The main town of Agios Nikolaos is a 40 minute walk into town, but its actually a nice stroll along the sea front and a taxi back is only 6 or 7 euros. We didn't eat in the hotel in the evening as we went into town but breakfast and lunch was lovely, especially the Taverna which has beautiful views and excellent food.

I am getting married in Elounda next year and will definitely be recommending this hotel for my guests to stay in.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kirsty H
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bluegr_Management, Manager at Sensimar Minos Palace, responded to this review, September 20, 2012
Dear guests,

Thank you very much for coming to Crete and for staying with us in Minos Palace. We hope you had safe trip home to London and did not forget to take some Cretan sun with you.

We highly appreciate your kind feedback and are very pleased to read, that you really enjoyed your stay in a relaxing way.

For us, it was a big pleasure to welcome you and it will be a big honour to welcome your guests who participate in your wedding next year and we hope to see also you and your husband again!

With all the best regards,
Yours sincerly
Minos Palace Hotelmanagement
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San Fransisco
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012

Fantastic !!! Place is gorgeous, food is delicious, service is outstanding. Highly recommending to everyone who appreciate it.
What else? Beautiful beach, plenty of room for all guests. Simply can not understand how come some folks could be unhappy in this paradise! I've paid around 4000 bucks for 12 nights, two persons, half board including flight. Consider it reasonable, in the States you are not gonna get nothing even close for such kind of money...

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Dmitri S
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bluegr_Management, Manager at Sensimar Minos Palace, responded to this review, September 8, 2012
Dear guests,

Thank you very much for visiting Crete and for making Minos Palace the hotel of your choice. We hope you had a safe flight home and took some Cretan sun with you.

We highly appreciate your kind feedback. It is very nice to read, that you enjoyed your holidays and found the relaxation you were looking for. Your praise for the whole team is a big appreciation and above all a great motivation to continue to do every day to the best for all our guests.

For us, it was a big pleasure to welcome you and we hope to see you again soon!

With best regards,
Yours sincerly,
Minos Palace Hotelmanagement
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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

I came back today after a wonderful week spent at the Minos Palace. The staff are lovely and friendly, especially the bar staff and Andreas in particular was very customer focused. The only down side was that the furniture (in the reception and library especially), needed a bit of an update as they were looking very worn and scruffy. Also, the private pools seemed to be lacking attention as there was scum around the rims which hadnt been cleaned for weeks. Otherwise, a superb hotel.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
9 Thank Jaynes973
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bluegr_Management, Manager at Sensimar Minos Palace, responded to this review, August 25, 2012
Dear guests,

Thank you very much for staying in Minos Palace and for sharing your experiences with other travelers. We hope you had a smooth flight home.

We highly appreciate your kind feedback and are pleased to read that you enjoyed your well - deserved holidays. Also your suggestions/ critic points we have read with a lot of interest. Please accept our sincere apologize and be sure, that we will check these issues in order to improve.

For us, it would be a big pleasure to welcome you again and we hope to see you back soon!

With best regards,
Yours sincerly Minos Palace Hotelmanagement
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Athens, Greece
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2012

We were in Minos Palace July'12 and it was a fantastic experience! If you are looking for relaxing quiet atmosphere, wonderful views and comfortable rooms - that is your choice. Hotel is located a bit further away from the all the hustle of Agios Nikolaos, but is still walking distance from it.
Me and my family travel a lot, but Minos Palace is one of the hotels where us all would love to come back one day! Great value for money, especially if booked in advance.
Thank you for great holidays!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
10 Thank Bel_Mar_11
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bluegr_Management, Manager at Sensimar Minos Palace, responded to this review, July 19, 2012
Dear guests,

Thank you very much for visiting Crete and for making Minos Palace the hotel of your choice. We hope you had a smooth flight back.

We appreciate your kind feedback and are very hapy to read, that you spent a quite and relaxing holiday. The satisfaction of our guests is our biggest aim and your words for the whole team are a high motivation to keep on giving every day our best for our guests. Only if our guests are happy, we are happy, too.

For us, it would be a big pleasure to welcome you again and we hope that you return soon!

With sunny regards from Agios Nikolaos,
Yours sincerly
Minos Palace Hotelmanagement
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Property: Sensimar Minos Palace
Address: Thesi Nisi, Agios Nikolaos, Crete 721 00, Greece
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Location: Greece > Crete > Lasithi Prefecture > Agios Nikolaos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Agios Nikolaos
#4 Spa Hotel in Agios Nikolaos
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Agios Nikolaos
#5 Romantic Hotel in Agios Nikolaos
#15 Family Hotel in Agios Nikolaos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sensimar Minos Palace 5*
Number of rooms: 148
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on a rocky headland above the Agios Nikolaos Bay, the Minos Palace enjoys magnificent sea views and is just 2,5 km from the city centre. Sensimar Minos Palace offers 148 units with spectacular views of the Mirabello Bay. The hotel is luxurious but personal, picturesque, having high standards of service and accommodation. Add to this its beautifully landscaped gardens and enviable beach side location. Food & Beverage Facilities: Amalthea Main Restaurant - Indoor & outdoor restaurant located near the pool area. Serving an excellent choice of Greek and International cuisine. Enjoy the table d'hote restaurant with theme evenings offering buffet style also not forgotten are vegetarians & diabetic special menus. Culinarium Inblu Taverna - a tavern overlooking the beach serving lunch, ideal for those seeking al fresco with local specialties. Bacchus Lobby Bar - match your mood for refreshments, coffees or exotic cocktails in an elegant setting by the pool. Island Beach Bar - is the ideal place to relax and socialize, offering exquisite cocktails, hot and cold beverages, light snacks gazing the sea. ... more   less 
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