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Minos Hotel
Ranked #19 of 175 Hotels in Rethymnon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for a week at the end of April 2016. Lovely hotel, great facilities and excellent position for beach, shops, tavernas & restaurants. Well equipped comfy room with sea view. Excellent value for half board, food was very good and staff very helpful.
Downside was you can't relax by the pool because of the busy road noise, it really doesn't stop, and smokers either side of our room meant the smoke and stink wafted into our room so we couldn't sit out on the balcony much and had to keep the door closed a lot!!!!! Wouldn't stay here again but that is purely because we do prefer smaller family run apartments, this was a last minute booking and worth every penny.

Stayed: April 2016, travelled with friends
1  Thank Greekislandaddict
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MINOS H, Manager at Minos Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2016

Dear Greekislandaddict,

Thank you very much for your kind review here on TripAdvisor!

It is a pleasure to read that you had a nice stay with us and that you liked our lovely hotel, especially the excellent location close to the beach, shops, tavernas & restaurants, the comfy room with sea view, the excellent value for money, the very good food and the very helpful staff. We also appreciate you support regarding the noisy pool area and would like to say sorry for this inconviences.

Kind regards,

The Hotel Minos Team

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Reviewed 17 February 2016

I'm rather late writing this review! We stayed in September, when the weather was quite warm enough for us. We were on a package, and chose this hotel for its location - not too far from the town centre, about 25 minutes at a gentle walking pace.

We never tried the hotel dinner, but we did breakfast by the pool every day - there was good choice and reasonable coffee. (The best coffee was extra, along with fresh juice if I recall correctly!)

We enjoyed the pool - there were plenty of loungers available, and a good choice of sunny and shady spots.

Everything was very clean, and the housekeeping was excellent. Our room had all the facilities we needed, and the front desk staff were helpful.

  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank BampaOwl
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MINOS H, Manager at Minos Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2016

Dear BampaOwl,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience for your holiday here in our hotel Minos.
We appreciate that you praise the high service quality of our staff and our nice and clean rooms. Your kind words will be for sure shared with our housekeeping. Great that you also enjoyed our lovely pool area which is really a good place to relax.

We hope to welcome you back again once in the future.

Sunny regards

the hotel Minos Team

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Reviewed 2 January 2016

We first holidayed here at this (not too big) friendly hotel in the late 1990's we only managed 1 week so had to return the next year in order to see more of the Island. By this time the Minos the Island and the people had worked their magic and we have now holidayed at the Minos on more than 20 occasions. All areas of the hotel are exceptionally clean and the staff couldn't be more helpful, the pools are kept spotless as well.The Gala Night is always special and not to be missed.. Over the years we have seen big and little tweaks to improve not only the rooms but the public spaces also. The food is very good and varied with theme nights being featured. The beach is only 5 to 10 mins away and Rethymnon is 25 mins stroll on a recently refurbished promenade. Lots of friendly shops and tavernas and despite the current problems, not overpriced.
In a Nut Shell you could say...."The best things always come in small packages"

Room Tip: We always go for higher rooms with sea views
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  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Susan R
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MINOS H, Inhaber at Minos Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2016

Dear Susan R,

Thank you so much for your wonderful words about our hotel here on TripAdvisor!

We would like to thank you for your loyalty! It makes us very proud that we could welcome you so many times in our hotel. Your comment is very motivating and shows that our efforts are appreciated!

We certainly enjoy being your host and are already looking forward to your next visit.

Warm regards and all the best
Your Hotel Minos Team

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Reviewed 22 October 2015

Minos hotel is 1 to 2 miles from the centre of the very attractive town of Rethymno and just a few hundred yards from the promenade and beach. Local buses stop about 50 yards from the hotel. It has two outdoor pools, a small one at the front and a large one by the bar and restaurant at the back. There is a small car park. We did not have a car during our visit, but the car park seemed full most of the time. However, it is fairly easy to get around by bus. The long distance bus station (for Xenia and Irakleo) is on the far side of the centre, some 2 miles from the hotel. The breakfast buffet was excellent, a good range of fruit, cereals, hot and cold dishes. The rooms are a decent size. Ours overlooked the pool at the back and had a patio area outside. There was some traffic noise as the hotel is on a busy road, but not really a problem for us. The free WiFi was very slow. We thought it was very good value and a good base for exploring the town and surrounding area.

  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank K1793ENchrisw
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MINOS H, Manager at Minos Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2015

Dear K1793ENchrisw

thank you for writing a review following your recent stay at Hotel Minos.

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your holiday and that we met all your expectations and wishes. Feedbacks always help us to improve our service and we want to make sure all guests are satisfied and feel comfortable. We thank you for being our guest and we are looking forward to welcoming you back very soon again.

Kind regards
the Hotel Minos Team

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Reviewed 21 October 2015

I travelled with my husband to this hotel staying for one week. We were impressed with the reception area and always found the staff pleasant and polite. The room itself was of a decent standard and very clean. We had a good view of the pool and could even see the sea. A great start we thought!
The food was delicious and with so much to choose from. So much lovely home made Greek food on offer. Divine!!
We did have a few quibbles but nothing detracted from our stay too much. The pool was freezing and I hoped I didn't have a heart attack when I first got in!! It was checked every day and looked after.
The bar tenders were polite and friendly. I would have liked to have had better cocktails, to be honest. They weren't the best. The only other con which did matter to us as we are very youthful 50 year olds(!) was the lack of entertainment. If only there were live bands or singers performing plus music after to chill to we would have stayed in the hotel in the evening. Some more night lights around the bar could have added some ambience too.
The location is spot on (although beware it is next to a busy road). 2 minutes to the beach and a short walk to the lovely town. Would we book here again? Yes, if the entertainment was sorted out, we would definitely consider going back. Thanks all.

Stayed: September 2015
2  Thank wirralmum
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MINOS H, Manager at Minos Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2015

Dear wirralmum

thank you for sharing your experiences with us on TripAdvisor.

We are glad to read that you were satisfied with the accommodation and service. We are happy to receive your praises. Your comment regarding the entertainment program will be shared with the respective department head.

We thank you for staying with us and we hope to welcome you back.

Kind regards
the Hotel Minos Team

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Additional Information about Minos Hotel

Address: 5 Machiton Scholis Chorofylakis Str, Rethymnon, Crete 741 33, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Rethymnon Prefecture > Rethymnon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#13 Luxury Hotel in Rethymnon
#29 Family Hotel in Rethymnon
#40 Romantic Hotel in Rethymnon
Price Range: ₹ 3,908 - ₹ 10,268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Minos Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 174
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Minos Hotel is a 4 star luxurious complex superbly located, 2 minutes away from the beautiful awarded with blue flag sandy beach of Rethymnon and a short walk from the attractions and the historic centre. The friendly and professional staff reflecting the traditional Cretan hospitality will make you want to return. During the 35 years of its operation, Minos Hotel has succeeded in gaining the guests' trust and a good reputation in the European market. The great number of repeaters guests shows the high standard service and the warm, friendly and family atmosphere the hotel has. ... more   less 
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