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Hotel Minos Mare Hotel 4 star
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2 LASITHIOU STR 74100 RETHYMNON Greece Rethymno, Greece -
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The Minos Mare is a comfortable, lively hotel located along a quiet, pleasant beach. It includes a small wellness centre with an indoor swimming pool, a fitness room, and a sauna.

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      Minos Aparthotel   -   © Olivier Lechat / EASYVOYAGE

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      Minos Aparthotel   -   © Olivier Lechat / EASYVOYAGE

       
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    Location 4.45 /10

    The Minos Mare is located on the seashore, in the small sea-side resort of Platanias, 3 miles away from the city of Rethymnon. Heraklion airport is 44 miles from the hotel. Count between 1 hour and 1 hour and twenty minutes for transfers.

    Accommodation 6.95 /10

    All double standard rooms feature a double bed and a single bed. The decor is very classic with fitted carpet, white walls, and natural wood furniture. The rooms have air conditioning from June to September (from 3.00pm to 3.00am) and include satellite TV, a direct telephone, a safe (for a fee), a mini-bar, and a hair dryer. The bathrooms are small and include a sink, a tub, and toilet. All rooms have a balcony looking out on the gardens and the sea, and, according to the location, on the restaurant terrace or on the swimming pool (no direct view of the sea). We regretted the proximity with the neighbouring balconies, significantly limiting the room privacy.

    Overview 7.45 /10

    Built in 1997 in a 3.6 hectares park, the Minos Mare hotel is made of a rectangular one-storey building, in modern architecture. The 127 rooms are located on either side of this building. The hotel is very clean inside, with classic and sober decor including a few antique objects. The lobby is spacious and long. It opens onto the gardens and the swimming pool area. The latter is relatively small and includes a round 2,700 square feet pool as well as a pool for children. They are surrounded by a solarium with deckchairs and parasols (free). There is also a giant chess game and a bar with a counter and terrace plunging into the pool! A small wellness centre includes a fitness area, an indoor pool (1,000 square feet), a sauna, and massage rooms.

    Food and drink 5.95 /10

    Even though it is located in the basement, the main restaurant is partially lit by daylight through a few bay windows. The dining room is small and tables are very close to each other. Additionally, the small size of the buffets results in ''traffic jams'' at rush hour. The restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner (buffets). You will be offered international and local cuisine, with a choice of 3 dishes for dinner (including one vegetarian dish), and a Cretan speciality buffet. Once a week, a special evening (Greek, Italian, etc.) is organised on the large lawn by the bungalows. For lunch, you can go to the tavern along the beach, that offers daily specials, snack classics, and specialities. This restaurant is also open for dinner, with a different menu.

    Beach 7.70 /10

    The hotel is located along a large several miles long beach, joining the city of Rethymnon to a cape. It is wide (164 feet) and covered with grey sand. The environment is pleasant because of the lack of buildings in the surroundings, and vast bare land (for the moment!). The beach offers deckchairs and parasols (?2.5 or £2 per person), showers, and changing rooms. A beach volley court is available on the beach, but, to enjoy water activities, you will have to go to a water sports club independent from the hotel, located 650 feet away.

    To know

    A small English-speaking entertainment team (2 persons) organises day and evening activities. Disco or Greek evenings with barbecue every 2 weeks.

    Equipment

    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, beauty salon, sauna, hammam, keep fit, spa, Turkish bath, wellness

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, water skiing, gym, aerobics, volleyball, beach volley, mountain bike, sailing, canoe, water-polo, surfing, windsurfing, fitness, sports

    • Ski zone
    • Hairdresser
    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Solarium
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • The comfortable rooms.
    • The peaceful beach.
    • The gym.

    disadvantages

    • The absence of sportive equipments.
    • The gastronomy is of a medium quality.

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