Resort Review – Minos Palace
Crete, Greek Islands
Couples, Lux, Seaview, Sunsets
Where do we start with Minos Palace. This was our second stay with the BlueGR Hotel Group and it once again did not disappoint in the least. Minos Place is an exclusive couples-only resort, nestled atop an elevated peninsula just across the bay from Minos Beach in Agios Nikolaos. The sunrise and sunset from this vantage point are nothing short of breathtaking. Our stay could not have been more perfect, everything from the hotel transfer, the warm reception, attentive staff, immaculate grounds, i can go on. I celebrated my birthday during our stay as well and the hotel arranged not one but two birthday cake surprises throughout the day, one with a champagne breakfast in bed. At night we were then brought to Minos Beach for a Lobster dinner…to say we were spoilt is an understatement!
A large apartment with 2x couches, bathtub, kingsize bed and wall mounted flatscreen ensured we had everything we needed for a relaxed stay while we were in our room. From the living room we could walk straight out onto the grounds, where we were met by multiple shared swimming pools and an expansive view of the Mediterranean Sea. Waking up at sunrise and looking towards our living room sliding doors made it impossible to stay in bed any longer for us. The colours in the sky, the calmness in the air and the mild temperature even this late in October, who can sleep through this!
Minos Palace offers an abundant breakfast buffet each morning, with a new selection of dishes each day. There is also a super talented chef making custom omelettes to your liking and the view from the breakfast area made for the perfect morning. Lunch is then offered from the beach side restaurant with a stellar selection of both traditional and western dishes available. Dinner is served once again in the main dining area with another huge buffet catering to everyone’s tastebuds. On-top of all this there is also an extensive in-room service menu for those looking to kick back and enjoy their meal in privacy.
The Hotel Grounds are huge and offer many different seating areas including Gazebo’s, sun chairs and tables to consume a chilled afternoon drink. Along the seafront there are many special hidden platforms with 2-4 sun chairs overlooking the ocean. One of the highlights is the private beach among all of this, where one can enjoy the beautifully warm yet refreshing and crystal clear Cretan water. I don’t know what it is about this place, but the water looks literally like liquid sapphire. There is also a cinema, pool table, complimentary bicycles and a selection of water sports available. Minos Beach is the ultimate for a special getaway, to truly relax without ever getting bored.
If it isn’t the sunshine and clear water that keeps us coming back here, then it will be the staff. One after another, just the warmest, funniest and most attentive people. We truly felt at home here which is greatly in part to the hospitality that we’ve now come almost to expect from our hosts here in Crete. Another visit is already planned for next year and we cannot wait to see what BlueGR Hotels & Resorts have in store for us next time.
The internet was perfect and works all over the grounds.