Minoa Palace Resort

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Info Built within a 35,000-m² area of beautiful gardens in Platanias, the beachfront resort features 4 pools, a variety of dining options and luxury accommodation with elegant furnishings.
Summary of reviewsThe Minoa Palace Resort is a 5-star hotel that provides exceptional facilities, service and location. Guests are thrilled with their experience as it has exceeded their expectations. The resort offers superb accommodations perfect for relaxation and is reasonably priced. Even though some guests have noted that the restaurant service and breakfast do not meet the 5-star standards, the majority still consider this hotel the best in the area. Overall, the Minoa Palace Resort is highly recommended for anyone looking for an unforgettable experience.
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Luxury Resort
The luxury and comfort, combined with the relaxed atmosphere and the attention to the detail, provide a holiday to remember!

Resort near The Beach
Easy reach of Agia Marina Beach and Platanias Beach.

Resort for Honeymoon,
A Honeymoon Suite is available.

Resort with Spa,
The Spa & Wellness center will take you to a world of rejuvenation with facial treatments, hydrotherapies and body care treatmnents.

Resort with Swimming Pool,
An indoor pool, a seasonal outdoor pool and a children's pool are available.

  Indoor Pool    Private Pool    Outdoor Pool  


Business Resort
Business amenities include a business center.

Resort with Parking,
The hotel has an interior and exterior parking space (free of charge).

Accessible Resort
Disabled parking, accessible path of travel and bathroom, in-room accessibility and roll-in shower.

Resort with Gym,
Free use of nearby fitness center.

Resort with Tennis Courts,
An outdoor tennis court is available.
Number of all tennis courts 1
Number of indoor/covered tennis courts 0
Number of lighted tennis courts 1
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5-Star Resort
The 5 star hotel has 254 air-conditioned guestrooms with minibars and safes.

Beachfront Resort
What is between the hotel and the beach?
Nothing. The beach is directly accessible from the hotel
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Resort Taking Steps Towards Sustainability

Family Friendly Resort

Romantic Resort

Resort for Yoga,

Resort with Outdoor Pool,

Resort with Private Pool Rooms,

Resort with Indoor Pool,

Room Types
Imperial Double Room Located in the Imperial building by the beach, this air-conditioned room has a seating area with sofa. Opening to a balcony, it features a flat-screen, satellite TV and a minibar. Free wired internet is provided. Please note that extra charges apply to 3rd adults and children.

Imperial Room with Side Sea View Located on the Imperial building by the beach, this room opens to a 8 m² furnished balcony enjoying partial or unobstructed views over the Cretan Sea. Please note that extra charges apply to 3rd adults and children.

Imperial Double Room with Private Pool Located in Imperial site of the hotel, this room includes a 12-14 m² private, outdoor pool with sun beds and towels and a furnished balcony with pool view. Features: air conditioning, seating area with sofa, minibar, satellite TV, ADSL internet connection and hairdryer. Please note that extra charges apply to 3rd adults and children.

Imperial Double Room Water Front Located on the beachfront, on the 1st floor of the Imperial Building, this room opens to a 8 m² furnished balcony. Please note that extra charges apply to 3rd adults and children.

Imperial Suite Water Front and Private Pool Located on the ground floor of the Imperial Building, this beachfront suite features its own private pool of 20m², equipped with sun loungers and pool towels. It consists of one bedroom and a separate living room. Private taxi transfer from and to Chania airport included.

Double or Twin Room Fitted with tiled floors and well-chosen furnishings, this spacious, air-conditioned room opens to a balcony. It includes a minibar, a TV and a safe. Please note that extra charges apply to 3rd adults and children.

Double or Twin Room with Pool View Fitted with tiled floors and well-chosen furnishings, this spacious, air-conditioned room opens to a balcony with pool view. It includes a minibar, a TV and a safe. Please note that extra charges apply to 3rd adults and children.

Bungalow Double or Twin Room with Garden View Fitted with tiled floors and well-chosen furnishings, this spacious, air-conditioned room opens to a balcony with garden view. It includes a minibar, a TV and a safe. Please note that extra charges apply to 3rd adults and children.

Bungalow Double or Twin Room with Private Pool This bungalow features a private pool, balcony, electric kettle, minibar and free toiletries. Please note that extra charges apply to 3rd adults and children.

Executive Suite This spacious suite includes 1 bedroom, a seating area and 2 bathrooms with a walk-in shower and a bath. The air-conditioned suite offers a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a minibar, a tea and coffee maker, a wardrobe as well as sea views. The unit has 2 beds.

Bungalow Family Suite The air-conditioned bungalow has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom with a walk-in shower and a hairdryer. This bungalow features a minibar, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, pool views, as well as wine/champagne for guests. The unit has 2 beds.

Bungalow Suite with Private Pool The pool with a view is the standout feature of this suite. This suite comes with 1 living room, 1 separate bedroom and 1 bathroom with a walk-in shower and free toiletries. The air-conditioned suite features a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a minibar, a tea and coffee maker, a seating area as well as garden views. The unit has 3 beds.

Imperial Double Room with Private Pool Water Front Guests will have a special experience as the double room offers a pool with a view. Providing free toiletries and bathrobes, this double room includes a private bathroom with a walk-in shower, a bath and a hairdryer. The spacious air-conditioned double room provides a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a minibar, a tea and coffee maker, a seating area as well as sea views. The unit offers 2 beds.

Imperial Two Bedroom Suite Water Front This suite's special feature is the pool with a view. This spacious suite comprises 2 bedrooms, a seating area and 2 bathrooms with a walk-in shower and a bath. The air-conditioned suite provides a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a minibar, a tea and coffee maker, a wardrobe as well as sea views. The unit offers 2 beds.

About Minoa Palace Resort
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Guest Reviews
9.0
Excellent
Location
The Minoa Palace Resort is a large sprawling resort conveniently located in the Platanias area, just steps away from the beach. While some guests found Platanias to be an awful area with heavy traffic and pollution, others enjoyed the nice street with various tourist shops and restaurants. The location is perfect for those looking to explore western Crete and is only a 20-minute drive from Chania. The hotel is split into two sides with one directly on the beach while the other is across the road. While this may not be convenient for some, there is a walking bridge connecting the two sides. The hotel also has its own private beach with easy access via the bridge. Guests also appreciated the big parking in front of the resort and the convenience of a bus stop in front of the hotel for those looking to visit Chania town. While some experienced construction noise next to the resort, the location was still considered great with beautiful surroundings and beaches. Lastly, the staff was noted to be welcoming and people appreciated the view from the balconies.

Breakfast
Guests rave about the breakfast at the Minoa Palace Resort with many describing it as excellent, wonderful and delicious. The international buffet offers plenty of options and changes its menus daily, giving guests a wide variety to choose from. The Greek breakfast options, featuring local products from Crete, are particularly appreciated. The breakfast is served in a restaurant by the sea, providing a lovely setting for the meal. Vegetarian options are also excellent and guests appreciate the wide selection of restaurants and drinks available. Some guests note standout features such as the freshly-prepared omelettes and prosecco, homemade oat bars and local honey with honeycomb. Staff members like Dina, who helped navigate food intolerances, are also praised. While some guests note a lack of variety during their stay or feel the breakfast is not quite up to 5-star standards, most agree that the breakfast is a highlight of their stay.

Dinner
The Minoa Palace Resort's dinner offerings are a highlight for guests with a large variety of changing menus every day that receive fantastic reviews. While some guests found the bar food to be lacking, the hotel restaurants offer a nice selection of cuisine and drinks, ranging from buffet dinners to amazing á la carte menus. The resort is also known for its unique dining experiences, such as the terrace restaurant with stunning sunset views and live Greek music. While some guests found the dining rooms disappointing, others praised the restaurants inside the hotel for offering a wide range of quality food that surpasses nearby restaurants. Overall, the food at Minoa Palace Resort is fresh and reasonably tasty with some dishes even made with organic ingredients. However, some guests found the buffet to be insipid and warned that the dinner service ends at 9:30pm. Despite minor grievances, many guests deemed the resort's dinner offerings to be great and even exceptional.

Rooms
Minoa Palace Resort offers guests big, clean and comfortable rooms, which are well-maintained and smartly designed. Many of the rooms have ocean or pool views with some offering private pools. The super comfy beds ensure a good night's sleep and the overall resort quality is high. Some of the rooms have dated decor, but others have been recently updated with modern furnishings. The spacious rooms are a highlight for guests with many commenting on the cleanliness and facilities provided. However, some guests experienced issues with soundproofing and some rooms did not live up to the 5-star standard. Overall, the level of service was great with attentive staff and lots of good facilities and touches.

Beds
If a comfortable bed is high on your priority list for a hotel stay, then you'll be pleased to know that Minoa Palace Resort has plenty of guests raving about their sleeping arrangements! Many describe the beds as super comfy with clean and comfortable bedding, fluffy pillows and nice big mattresses. The cleaning attendants receive praise too, for ensuring the beds are perfectly made every day. However with the comfortable beds comes a popular demand - poolside beds are often all taken by early morning. A few guests commented on the size of the beds, suggesting that larger beds would be preferable. Nonetheless, the majority of guests described the beds as fantastic and super comfortable, providing a good night's sleep.

Cleanliness
If cleanliness is a concern for you, Minoa Palace Resort is definitely a good choice. The property is big and well maintained and the pools are beautiful. From the point of view of cleanliness, the hotel is impeccable- very clean rooms and the whole hotel. Everything is clean and tidy and the facilities are well kept with on point cleaning services. Although there were a few comments about poor room cleaning, the overall reviews praise the cleanliness of the resort. The hotel also seems to have international appeal, as guests from various countries commend the hygiene of the resort. Whether it's the polite and helpful staff, the location or the quiet atmosphere, Minoa Palace Resort seems to have a lot going for it when it comes to keeping their hotel clean.

Staff
The staff at Minoa Palace Resort are amazing! With their exceptional service, friendly demeanor and willingness to solve problems, they truly make every guest feel welcome. From the front desk staff to the therapists, everyone does an amazing job. The team at the resort goes out of their way to make guests feel at home, even without expecting tips. The staff is well-meaning and professional and the service is excellent. Katerina at the front desk is especially accommodating and lovely and the reception staff is super friendly and welcoming. The fantastic pool and beachside service is also noteworthy. Whether you're lounging by the pool or on the beach, the staff is always attentive and accommodating. Overall, the staff at Minoa Palace Resort is exemplary and it's a pleasure to interact with them.

Spa
If you're searching for ultimate relaxation during your vacation, look no further than Minoa Palace Resort's spa facilities. Guests have consistently raved about the stunning spa with its beautiful indoor pool and fantastic amenities. But it’s not just the facilities that are impressive - the staff are professional and offer an excellent range of spa therapy treatments. Make sure to book the massages, as guests have commented on how amazing they are and note that the therapists, Sofia and Janna, are fantastic! Though the indoor pool was closed during some stays, that didn't detract from the spa's overall appeal. For those who prioritize their vacation's wellbeing, be sure to go to the spa during your stay - it's worth it!

Gym
If you're looking for a place to stay in Minoa Palace Resort and also want to maintain your workout routine, you might need to know a few things about the hotel gym. Some guests reported having to sign up in advance due to "weird policies," while others mentioned that the gym was not open earlier in the day. Although some visitors thought the gym was in poor condition, others found it good enough for their workout needs. A few reviews reported that the equipment was "abit dated," suggesting it could benefit from an upgrade or better maintenance. However, you can still expect a functional gym with equipment that works fine. The gym is called "kuntosali" or "salle de sports" in Finnish and French, respectively and a guest described the gym's organization as "dårlig opplegg på treningsrommet."

Pool
Minoa Palace Resort boasts a fantastic range of pool facilities to suit all guests' preferences. The multiple pools available include an indoor and outdoor pool, as well as private in-room pools for those after a more secluded experience. Some guests suggested that the pools could have been warmer, but overall they were described as nice, lovely and fantastic. The hotel's close proximity to the beach means that sun seekers can also take advantage of the hotel's owned property on the beach, complete with loungers, chairs and restaurants. The resort-style living was praised alongside the excellent and enormous swimming pools with some rooms even extending to private pool access off the balcony. Though some guests experienced issues with the timing of pool closures due to Covid restrictions, overall guests flocked to the various swimming areas for a refreshing dip with drinks and snacks available poolside. With the added benefit of romservice and great facilities surrounding the pool areas, both hotel and beachside guests were able to enjoy a relaxing and indulgent stay.

Beach
If you're looking for a relaxing beach vacation, Minoa Palace Resort won't disappoint. The hotel is situated right on a beautiful beach with plenty of areas to lounge and soak up the sun. The beach is great for swimming and the hotel provides free sunbeds and umbrellas for guests. Facilities on the beach, such as restaurants and bars, are a great plus. There's even an owned property on the beach, complete with loungers and chairs.

However, some guests noted that the beach area was not cleaned daily and closing times for facilities were too short. Despite this, overall guests loved the beach area and its service/facilities. Access to the beach is easy, thanks to the hotel's own bridge and the beach is a big plus for those who want to enjoy the sand and water without leaving the hotel.

While some guests didn't find the beach to be the best, others described it as lovely and of very good quality. It's also worth noting that the hotel is in a great location for beach access with good access to a decent public beach as well. Overall, the beach is a major highlight of a stay at Minoa Palace Resort.

Family
If you're looking for the perfect place to relax with your family, Minoa Palace Resort might just be the one. The hotel staff is very child-friendly, catering to specific needs with amazing professionalism. The family pool offers a lovely view and is ideal for relaxation. Lots of families stay here and have a great family holiday. One guest even described it as an "excellent séjour en famille". However, some guests did mention that a bigger playground for children would be necessary. Overall, Minoa Palace Resort is a perfect choice for families seeking a great getaway that caters to children's needs. Our family had a lovely time!

5 Star
The Minoa Palace Resort is a fantastic 5-star hotel that exceeds expectations with exceptional facilities, service and location. Guests rave that it's one of the best hotels they've ever stayed in and would highly recommend it. Even better, the hotel is reasonably priced for a 5-star experience. The perfect place for relaxation, the resort offers superb accommodations with the only downside being that the restaurant service doesn't quite meet the standard of a 5-star establishment. However, most guests would still consider it the best hotel in the area. Although a few guests argue that the breakfast is not up to 5-star standards, overall, it's a perfect stay that 100% deserves a recommendation.

Outdoor Pool
The Minoa Palace Resort boasts beautiful outdoor swimming pools that guests rave about. The pool area is enormous with multiple pools for guests to enjoy including a private pool option. The location of the pools is perfect, just steps away from the stunning beach. Throughout the day, guests can be seen enjoying the various pools and the hotel's private beach area. However, some guests did mention that the pools outside can be quite cold and that the pool hours start a bit late. Overall, the swimming pools at Minoa Palace Resort are a lovely addition to an already fantastic stay.

Luxury
The Minoa Palace Resort is truly a luxurious haven for travelers seeking a 5-star hotel experience. Guests rave about the fantastic and exceptional service provided at this hotel. Despite the opulent nature of this hotel, reviews mention that the prices are reasonably priced for such grand amenities. Guests felt like royalty during their stay at this top-notch accommodation. The luxurious design and top-class facilities make for a truly indulgent vacation. Whether you are looking for a lyxigt hotell or a מלון מפנק, the Minoa Palace Resort will surely exceed your expectations.


Yes, Minoa Palace Resort has pool(s) that belong to one or more of the following categories: Indoor Pool, Private Pool, Outdoor Pool.

Yes, a spa is available at Minoa Palace Resort.

No, Minoa Palace Resort doesn't allow dogs.

Yes, parking facilities are available at Minoa Palace Resort.

Yes, Minoa Palace Resort has a gym.
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