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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.

Date of stay: September 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
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
Date of stay: September 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Service
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.

Date of stay: October 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
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.

Date of stay: 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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Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

Part of a package I booked this hotel and am pleased. Spacious lobby, pool area, bar, dining room. Most all staff were hospitable, friendly, and helpful. Standard European rooms, good air conditioning, and satellite tv.
The location is good, one block or so to the beach and boardwalk, about 20 minutes walk along waterfront to arrive at Old Quarter.
Breakfast is typically included, a great buffet of variety, juices, coffee, eggs. Excellent. Sometimes a cook making omelets.
We didn't use the pools. But they both look nice. Some nights they had entertainment or dancing classes. We only ate breakfast here, not lunch or dinner, but they are offered.
The only negatives I have to say is that the wifi is very inconsistent, and not connected to Internet at times even with a strong signal. Only in lobby do you find a strong signal , the wifi in room is unacceptable. They know it is an issue during my 7 night stay. Local eateries have far better wifi. Frustrating and time consuming. The other issue is inadequate parking by the hotel. Another dirt lot is available quite a walk around the hotel's back alley. Not an issue if you aren't driving.
Overall, the place is great but for a letdown in these two necessary areas.

Date of stay: October 2015
Trip type: Travelled with friends
1  Thank Woolhat2013
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MINOS H, Manager at Minos Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2015

Dear Woolhat2013

thank you for your positive words on TripAdvisor.

We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your holiday at Hotel Minos. Guest satisfaction has highest priority, hence we are happy that we met your expectations and wishes. We will pass on your remarks to our management. Improving our service standards is a constant aspect we're working on.

It was a pleasure to have you as our guest and we hope you will visit us again in the not too distant future.

Kind regards
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