July 24, 2024

Minos Palace Crete Hotel Reviews

Waking up to absolute silence, peace and tranquility is the general theme at Minos palace hotel and suites. This is in part due to the stylish, muted surroundings  — the hotel has won multiple awards for the clever eco-vibe interiors — and the gentle, subdued service but also the fact there are no children.

This is an adults only hotel and you really feel it. Ideal for singles and couples, the rooms feel very private and the team behind this super chic hotel have created secluded retreat moments all over the grounds.   Loungers perched on rocks and secret hammock nooks are perfect for sundowners and snoozes.

There are rooms for every taste but the Infinity Blue Junior Suites with plunge pools are a Glamour favourite. Each room comes with a small living area and secluded terrace with an almost-private pool (you share with a neighbour). Pre breakfast and moonlight dips with a view of the Med are a must.

There are three different restaurants all with completely unique vibes, our favourite is the local-feeling Inblu, right on the seafront. Perfect for late lunch or dinner, the menu of classic Cretan and Grecian dishes with a chic twist is really special. The wine selection is also surprisingly interesting with plenty of local options. Try Scalarea, a delicious dry white wine from Crete.

For more relaxed beach vibes, there is the ocean front Island Bar serving lounger lunches and beers. One of the things we loved about Minos Palace was the amazing selection of sunlounger spots! Carefully positioned all over the shoreline, hidden amongst rocks and slotted into alcoves, find a different spot daily and enjoy their lounger-service straight from the Island Bar menu.

Semi-private plunge pool, Infinity Blue Junior Suite with Sharing pool

Semiprivate plunge pool Infinity Blue Junior Suite with Sharing pool

Great for a full week but ideal for long weekends — flights from London take just under 4 hours — you can split your days between the beachside bar and the glass like infinity pool. This really is the centrepiece of the hotel along with Bacchus bar. Perfect for a daytime poolside refresher with a tailored cocktail menu, or equally fun for live music and a digestif at the end of the evening.

The late night alfresco beats are ideal for a wind-down nightcap. The hotel is on a private peninsula near the town of Agios Nikolas and Elounda so if you do fancy a trip out, there is life beyond the hotel. Equally if you don’t have a very good reason to leave the quiet of Minos Palace, then we suggest you don’t!

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