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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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#3 of 99 hotels in Agios Nikolaos
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Minos Beach art hotel has been influenced by the traditional architectural style of fishermen’s villages of Eastern Crete. One storey, whitewashed bungalows and villas with terraces and minimal interiors are almost touching the sea. The unique environs of the hotel with its sumptuous gardens and narrow stone paved streets host the 45 works of Greek and foreign artists. In the eastern part of Crete, only a ten-minute walk from the town centre of Agios Nikolaos and a 45-minute drive from the airport of Heraklion. Exquisite decoration features, minimalist forms and Feng-Shui elements enriched by the Greek aesthetics of cotton and wood, handcrafted details, candles and water syntheses, create unique spaces and corners, making your stay in Minos Beach unforgettable. For a truly VIP experience at Minos Beach, we offer one presidential villa and three executive villas with private swimming pools, as well as exclusive bungalows that are literary “caressing” the sea.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Bicycles available
Boating
Diving
Hiking
Snorkelling
Canoeing offsite
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Patio
Walking tours
Kids club
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Concierge
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Private beach
Dining area
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Greek
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rosylaurie wrote a review 5 Aug
London, United Kingdom72 contributions63 helpful votes
Beautiful luxury hotel and villas beside the sea, set in lovely, well-tended grounds, excellent restaurants, fab pool and helpful staff. We stayed here over the Jubilee weekend. Lots of things to recommend - an easy journey, direct flight from London, and about 40 minutes from Heraklion airport. The check-in was very welcoming in the comfort of the outdoor bar. We were offered a drink and a very informative staff member showed us around the grounds, which are filled with modern artworks and lovely flowers. Several platforms are built out into the sea, with steps down into the water, with sunbeds and parasols, so it was always easy to find a place to relax by the water. There's also a small area of sandy beach for those who prefer sand, and there's usually a breeze blowing, which makes the heat comfortable. The modern outdoor breakfast area is stylish, and the buffet style breakfast is outstanding, with everything you could wish for beautifully presented, and staff waiting to cook eggs your way, or preparing speciality Mediterranean dishes for you to try. We tried two of the three restaurants, and they were both excellent - the fish is highly recommended! And the staff were so good, eager to use their English. The nearby town of Agios Nikolaos is about 15 minutes walk away, and very lively in the evening. Plenty of places to stop for a drink or lovely meal with some fabulous views, though we spoke to some people who had never left the grounds of the hotel for the whole of their stay! We thoroughly enjoyed our mini-break here, and I'm sure we will return before too long!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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HannahStevens1 wrote a review Sep 2020
Surrey, United Kingdom7 contributions11 helpful votes
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I consider myself a well travelled person, visiting many continents and amazing hotels, but I honestly consider this one of the best hotels I’ve ever stayed in. Everything from the staff, to the location, to the food was absolutely incredible. The staff go above and beyond to make sure your stay is as perfect as it could be. The views are simply breathtaking and it was a welcome break given the current climate. Would happily come back anytime. Thanks for an amazing stay Minos.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 17 Sep 2020
Dear HannahStevens1, Thank you for sharing your experience of your recent stay with us. Minos Beach team is aiming to exceed expectations and create memorable experiences by providing personalized services that attend every need. We are very happy that you enjoyed the location, the services of our hotel and thank you very much for your kind words regarding our staff. All of us in Minos Beach art Hotel look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best Regards, Stratos Patsakis Hotel Manager
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solyluz wrote a review 1 Aug
Boulder, Colorado143 contributions78 helpful votes
We arrived here late evening by car from Heraklion for a four night stay. An unfriendly security person told us where to park since parking spaces in front of hotel were full. There was no one to assist with our luggage. Someone did materialize after we were checked in. We were assigned a beautiful room overlooking the bar and super loud music being managed by a DJ. Not the ambience we were hoping for! My wife inspected a couple of alternatives offered by the kind lady from reception, but none were suitable. We finally rested by midnight after an excellent meal in their Bouillabaisse restaurant. We were never offered an apology from management, so we decided to seek alternatives. We secured two nights at Minos Palace Hotel and Suites. The Minos Beach Art Hotel is a superbly designed hotel in beautiful grounds. The room was upscale. All the staff we encountered were pleasant. The breakfast buffet had a wide range of hot and cold offerings. The outside seating area was pleasant. Our second night here was blissfully quiet. If management had dealt directly with the music problem and informed us about how often the DJ entertained the bar, then perhaps we would have stayed. However, we were now committed to their 'sister' hotel for two nights.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Andreas A wrote a review Jul 2022
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It was a great experience for me and my wife and we really enjoyed the spa experience, Irene was most helpful to find what was best for us. The hotel near the city and within walking distance is the famous lake of Agios Nikolaos. We enjoyed so much our stay there that we actually consider of visiting again!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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birgitwilson wrote a review Jul 2022
Frankfurt, Germany1 contribution
This hotel is our family favorite. We come every two years and are never disappointed. This year we even found a new reason to love it here - they have renovated the little spa. And the lovely and soulful Maria will transform you with her magical massage. It all comes from the heart and you can feel that.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Addicted to Travel, Champagne Style wrote a review Jul 2022
London, United Kingdom8 contributions3 helpful votes
This lovely hotel lived up to our high expectations. The zen aesthetic is very harmonious and pleasing to the eye. The hotel is super clean and very well maintained. We had to change the bungalow because the layout and location of the first one did not work for us. The hotel staff worked hard to find a more suitable one during a busy season, and we are so pleased we stayed. No request was too big - mattress topper for a bad back, extra hangers, Nespresso machine, car rental, numerous taxis and restaurant bookings were handled efficiently and with a smile. The staff works hard, but they all are relaxed and smiling. Nobody is abused working from 7am till late at night, which you often observe in seasonal destinations. The setting is lovely. The beach area is private and spread out. Lounges are comfortable, and cocktails arrive quickly. The little beach on the left is one of the best and cleanest ever, and the sea is fantastic. Snorkelling around the small rocks is great fun, too. I had a course of treatments at the hotel spa. It is delightful. All therapists are very professional, and the products are superb; a special shoutout to Maria (and her Mum). We loved being so close to the town. A walk, cycle or taxi ride, and you are in the centre of a charming buzzing town with a great selection of seafood restaurants and cocktail lounges. Venturing out further, we enjoyed La Plaka - a fishermen's village with lovely restaurants, Elounda, a trip to the Richtis waterfall, picturesque Mochlos village and a tour around Lasithi Plateau. Will be returning!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Minos Beach, Γενικός Διευθυντής at Minos Beach Art Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Nathalie2717, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! We are so glad that you enjoyed that much our facilities, the grounds, our spa, our beach area and thank you so much for your lovely words for our staff. We look forward to welcoming you back at Minos Beach art hotel again! Best Regards, Stratos Patsakis Hotel Manager Minos Beach art
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Ségolène D wrote a review Jul 2022
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Great massage with Maria. She was really kind. My mom had a really nice massage with PHeobe. Everything was nice. Well organized very clean place. The hotel is marvelous and everyone is so kind and polite
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Minos Beach, Γενικός Διευθυντής at Minos Beach Art Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear s_gol_ned714, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! We are very glad that you enjoyed so much our spa and the hotel facilities and our staff. We hope that we will welcome you back at Minos Beach art again! Best Regards, Stratos Patsakis Hotel Manager Minos Beach art
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Gerhard Jakopic wrote a review Jul 2022
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We stayed at the Minos Beach Hotel for two weeks and were very enthusiastic about the people at the hotel, who looked after us very well. The food was excellent in all three restaurants in the hotel. We liked the Kafenion the best. Fadra will be remembered very well with her friendly and nice manner. Big thanks to the amazing team at Minos Beach Hotel. Gerhard & Karin from Austria
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Minos Beach, Γενικός Διευθυντής at Minos Beach Art Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Gerhardzik, Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us! We are all very glad that you enjoyed your stay here, the food options and our Kafeneio! We look forward to welcoming you back at Minos Beach art hotel again! Best Regards, Stratos Patsakis Hotel Manager Minos Beach art
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Ed W wrote a review Jul 2022
Harrogate, United Kingdom33 contributions47 helpful votes
We've just finished a two week stay at the Minos Beach Hotel...and what a fabulous, relaxing, tranquil two weeks we've had. Thank you team Minos. As many have commented the hotel is immaculate, the gardens beautiful and the service attentive and friendly. We stayed in two different rooms types; superior water front with private loungers right on the water (room 90) and the teenagers in a water front room with private loungers on the water front (room 93). The rooms felt newly refurbished, although the superior room was significantly bigger and worth the extra. The rooms were the furthest from the hotel but so peaceful. We literally drifted away for two weeks, moving from our private loungers, to the sea front to the pool area. It's the laziest and most relaxing holiday we've had for some time. The food for the most part is very good. The breakfast was excellent with a large choice. The pool and beach bars were nice, but probably needed a little more rotation of choice. The location of the hotel is excellent as it's far enough out of Agios for a little peace and quiet, but a short 20 mins walk and you are in the heart of the town. If you want something a little more lively there is Amoodi beach bar a 2 min walk (not part of the hotel) but well worth a visit. The overall test for the family is "would we come back?" which is a very easy yes.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear edw773, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! We are so happy that you enjoyed so much your rooms, our facilities, our beach and pool area, the grounds, our food and beverages options. We all look forward to welcoming you back at Minos Beach art hotel again! Best Regards, Stratos Patsakis Hotel Manager Minos Beach art
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rachelmG7609YW wrote a review Jul 2022
Glendale10 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a stunningly beautiful hotel. The architecture is absolutely gorgeous, the design impeccable. It is definitely architectural, clean lines, slates, Greys, creams and browns. Very austere in a way. The gardens are gorgeous and the flowers beautiful. Almost every where you walk there is an interesting modern art exhibit. A few things to mention: not all rooms are created equal. We booked the superior waterfront bungalow. There are 2 rows of these; one row is actually on the waters edge… which is what is advertised and shown on the website etc the other site back and is not really waters edge. Both have private beach chairs for your bungalow at the waters edge; however do not assume your bungalow will be where you thought and were led to believe from the website it should be. We were placed in the back row. Very very very disappointing!!! Now we did complain, and our travel agent did work with the hotel and they switched our room, but that was 2 nights later. Not sure why the hotel has the same pricing and code for these 2 rows of bungalows, when they are so not the same. Second issue; the food is very limited in its variety. There are several restaurants, all of them architecturally beautiful. You cannot get more gorgeous, however I’m going to say we were really disappointed in the food. Not to worry… you’re actually within walking distance to Agios Nicholas with much more variety. But I was surprised such a hotel had such lower quality food. We ate in the hotel a couple of nights. Food delivery is slow! I think they have one central kitchen, can’t quite figure that out, but we were not impressed. That said the breakfast buffet was amazing and very varied. They also do a buffet dinner, which we had one night which is maybe good for you if you have children and they can pick and choose. Staff are friendly, the hotel is really well run. It really is impeccable. My impression, and I would highly recommend this hotel is that it is a beautiful hotel, stunning, very architectural almost like a museum, however it lacks a passion.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Minos Beach, Γενικός Διευθυντής at Minos Beach Art Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear rachelmG7609YW, Thank you very much for sharing your experience of your recent stay with us and your very constructive feedback. Minos Beach team is aiming to exceed expectations and create memorable experiences by providing personalized services that attend every single need. Due to our commitment to excellence, all guest comments are welcomed and analyzed so corrective actions can follow. Best Regards, Stratos Patsakis Hotel Manager Minos Beach art hotel
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PRICE RANGE
$273 - $518 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
GreeceCreteLasithi PrefectureAgios Nikolaos
NUMBER OF ROOMS
129
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Frequently Asked Questions about Minos Beach Art Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Minos Beach Art Hotel?
Nearby attractions include ARC Espresso Cocktail Bar ex Chez George (1.0 km), Lake Voulismeni (1.0 km), and Ammoudi Beach (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Minos Beach Art Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Minos Beach Art Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Minos Beach Art Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Minos Beach Art Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Minos Beach Art Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Patriko, Piato, and Gioma Meze.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Minos Beach Art Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Minos Beach Art Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Minos Beach Art Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Minos Beach Art Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Minos Beach Art Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Minos Beach Art Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.