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“A Hotel in Paradise” 5 of 5 bubbles
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King Minos Palace Hotel
Ranked #52 of 178 Hotels in Hersonissos
Certificate of Excellence
Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“A Hotel in Paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2010

I stayed at King Minos Palace for two weeks during the summer with my fiancee and 13 year old daughter and could not have felt more at home. The staff was attentive, friendly and had a wonderful sense of humor. They really went out of their way to make you feel at home. Moreover, this was the first trip for my fiance to Crete and he absolutely adored the hotel, from the breathtaking view (we had a view of the Cretan Sea), to the lush foliage, well maintained throughfares and delicious food. He still talks about the fresh Greek cheese that he enjoyed every morning! Such a great place to visit, we'll be staying here on our next trip to Crete!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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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3 Thank grknurse1982
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WEST BROMWICH
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2010

Our stay at the King Minos Palace Crete.
We had a sea view(not very private balconies but great view) room which was quite spacious and clean but not so happy with bathroom. The shower was hanging on by one screw my husband reported it on the evening and someone came next day to mend it by tightening the screw. The second day they put two screws in. The shower was low on the wall and in the middle of bath and there wasn’t a lot of room, also didn’t spray too well. Sink not A1 Not a bathroom I would say was a four star.
After reading good reviews about food was a little disappointed felt it was more geared to continental cuisine. Not enough choice for breakfast no english type sausages or bacon, eggs left to cook too long crispy round the edges beans looked anaemic just very thin slices of tomatoes. No queues for the toast simple because it took forever to cook so no one bothered. Did enjoy boiled eggs you cook them yourself.
Dinner was poor the slow cooking mostly consisted of pieces of fish no meat. Potatoes and chips were very scares and only one choice in soups. We have stayed in 3 star hotels with much better food. My husband celebrated his birthday why we were there and they brought him a lovely birthday cake which was very nice. We also celebrated our anniversary the same week but decided to eat out for that. All the Dining staff were fabulous especially Patricia, Irini and Yannni.
The rest of the Hotel was quite presentable, very friendly and courteous staff the entertainment staff was great fun during the day can’t say about evening went out has drinks cheaper in town. Location ok if you like walking or climbing steps. Didn’t like Hersonissos much not my idea of Crete beaches not very clean, loved it more in Agios Nikolaos a lovely bus ride away.
Overall couldn't say it was a 4 star.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank CAZZWestBromwich
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Geilenkirchen, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2010

We spent 2 weeks in August 2010. The staff was absolutely superfriendly. Nina in the reception was very helpful. In the restaurant, Jenny, Athina and the headwaiter was always very friendly. The animation team, Anita and Paulo, did a great job playing with the kids and entertaining the adults with different activities.
The room was OK, with some minor issues.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank RuneMorgan
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St. Petersburg
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2010

My wife and children stayed at the King Minos Palace for two weeks this summer and we shared a vacation to remember. The hotel has the friendliest staff that I have ever encountered. From the front desk to the wait staff, within two days, everyone knew us by name and went out of their way to help us in any way that they could.

The property itself is breathtaking...views of the Cretan Sea are incredible and within a short, lovely walk from the property. The food in the restaurant (breakfast and dinner were included with our package) was better than any taverna we experienced and the dining room hours were convenient for our young kids who were usually asleep by 10pm. This is important to know since many tavernas in Greece don't open until 10!

The pool, kids club, soccer field and volley ball court were used daily and the entertainment staff did a phenomenal job getting people involved in scheduled activites...the bar-b-que is a must, complete with traditional Greek dancing and broken plates!!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 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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2 Thank FloridaFrank_10
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Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2010

This is not the first time we stayed at the hotel. We always feel welcome.. The food is delicious ,the rooms quiet,the service impecable. We will be back.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank yiota44
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Bucharest
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2010

Strong points:
1. location – relatively isolated, in a silent and nice view area
2. staff – very polite and incredibly helpful
3. cleanliness (incl. swimming pool)
4. many green areas with beautiful flowers and lemon trees
5. excellent food with high variety
6. easy access to the sandy beach
7. areas to have an evening walk (incl. Koutouloufari village)
8. shops and lovely taverns nearby
9. easy access to bus
10. Real balance between quality and price!


Weak points:
1. Far away from Chania, another favourite place :-)

Overall, it is the hotel I will definitely return to someday :-)

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
    • 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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2 Thank Hermelina
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Merseyside; England
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32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2010

This was my second visit to the KMP Hotel in 2 years. It is a family Hotel with a relaxed atmosphere and very friendly and professional staff. For breakfasts and dinners we had a wide selection of self service dishes to accommodate all tastes (they even had jams for diabetics) both Greek and International. The swimming pool was large and clean and there was a separate small one for infants. The pool bar provided a wide selection of meals/snacks and drinks and every evenings it hosted a different kind of entairtainment (bingo; Greek nights, quizz; etc ). On my daughter's birthday the chef prepared a delicious cake for her (I didn't have to ask for it and it was free) and the head waitress decorated our table with balloons and sweets- how thoughtful indeed!!! The staff were all polite, relaxed and very helpful and the animators made sure the guests and the children were entaitained with a variety of activities The rooms were clean and comfortable.
This is the ideal place to unwind and relax and I would certainly recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Baleng1986
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Property: King Minos Palace Hotel
Address: L Hersonissou, Hersonissos, Crete 700 14, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Hersonissos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#38 Romantic Hotel in Hersonissos
#38 Luxury Hotel in Hersonissos
#46 Family Hotel in Hersonissos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — King Minos Palace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 140
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