Minos Palace hotel & suites – Adults Only

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Private beach, sun loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
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Private beach, sun loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Overview of Minos Palace hotel & suites – Adults Only

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Minos Palace hotel & suites – Adults Only

5.0 star property
Agios Nikolaos beachfront hotel with spa and outdoor pool

9,0/10 Superb

182 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
  • 24/7 front desk
Ag. Nikolaos, Agios Nikolaos, Crete Island, 72 100
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • 2 indoor tennis courts
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sun loungers
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Cable/satellite TV service
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront

Getting around

  • Nikos Kazantzakis Airport (HER) - 49 min drive
  • Sitia (JSH) - 82 min drive

About this property

Minos Palace hotel & suites – Adults Only

5-star luxury hotel by the sea
Take advantage of a free breakfast buffet, a beach bar, and a poolside bar at Minos Palace hotel & suites – Adults Only. This hotel is a great place to bask in the sun with a private beach, beachfront dining, and sun loungers. Treat yourself to a facial, a body treatment, or a body scrub at Ananea Wellness, the onsite spa. Enjoy international cuisine and more at the two onsite restaurants. Enjoy the gym, as well as activities like ecotours, scuba diving, and water skiing. In addition to a terrace and a coffee shop/cafe, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • An outdoor pool with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • Free bicycle rentals, 2 indoor tennis courts, and a 24-hour front desk
  • A front desk safe, tour/ticket assistance, and concierge services
  • Express check-in, luggage storage, and an elevator
  • Guest reviews say great things about the breakfast and location
Room features
All 148 rooms offer comforts such as premium bedding and furnished balconies, as well as thoughtful touches like air conditioning and bathrobes.
More amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Coffee/tea makers, daily housekeeping, and phones


English, French, German, Greek, Russian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 148 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - anytime
  • Express check-in/out
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 19
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 19


  • Children (18 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Caters to adults only

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–10 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beach bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Private dining
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Tennis
  • Ecotours
  • Scuba diving
  • Water skiing


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 indoor tennis courts
  • Sauna
  • Steam room


  • Elevator
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Russian

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Guidebooks/recommendations

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Ananea Wellness. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments. The spa is equipped with Turkish bath/hammam. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including Ayurvedic.


Amalthea Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner.
Kulinarium Inblu Tavern - This beachfront restaurant serves lunch only.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Travelife, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 4.00 per accommodation, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 500, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Also known as

Minos Palace
Minos Palace hotel Adults Agios Nikolaos
Sensimar Minos Palace Agios Nikolaos
Sensimar Minos Palace Hotel
Sensimar Minos Palace Hotel Agios Nikolaos
Hotel Minos Palace
Minos Palace Hotel Crete
Sensimar Minos Palace Crete/Agios Nikolaos
Minos Palace hotel Adults
Minos Palace Adults Agios Nikolaos
Minos Palace Adults
Sensimar Minos Palace Adults Only
Minos & Suites – Adults Only
Minos Palace hotel suites – Adults Only
Minos Palace hotel & suites – Adults Only Hotel
Minos Palace hotel & suites – Adults Only Agios Nikolaos
Minos Palace hotel & suites – Adults Only Hotel Agios Nikolaos

Frequently asked questions

Does Minos Palace hotel & suites – Adults Only offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Minos Palace hotel & suites – Adults Only does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Minos Palace hotel & suites – Adults Only?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Minos Palace hotel & suites – Adults Only?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Minos Palace hotel & suites – Adults Only?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Minos Palace hotel & suites – Adults Only?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-out are available.
What is there to do at Minos Palace hotel & suites – Adults Only and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like water skiing, cycling, and scuba diving and improve your game at the onsite tennis courts. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. Minos Palace hotel & suites – Adults Only also has a private beach, a sauna, and a steam room, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Minos Palace hotel & suites – Adults Only?
Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring beachfront dining and international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Puerto (2 mi) and Ble Katsarolakia (2.1 mi).
Does Minos Palace hotel & suites – Adults Only have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony.
What's the area around Minos Palace hotel & suites – Adults Only like?
Minos Palace hotel & suites – Adults Only is located a short 18-minute walk from Ammoúdi. Travelers give top marks for the hotel's prime location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Edward, 3-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

An honest review
This hotel is not worth the money, nor it’s star rating for many reasons 1. The suite we had was on a lower level -like a basement. As a result the room was muggy, smelly and damp. 2. Pillows were terrible. We had requested soft pillows in advance which we never received. It is impossible to sleep with the pillows in the room. They are hard and thick, 3. There is no turn down service 4. As a result of the lack of turn down service we left used towels outside the room. These were never taken away 5. Lack of basic bathroom my toiletries like shower cap and cotton buds 6. There is an internal vent in the bathroom through which we could here every single word that was spoken in the neighbouring room. I imagine we could be heard too 7. Terrible bed mattress. 8. The Sunbeds are awful -they are old and sagging. 9. Overall the hotel is very run down with aged and dirty communal areas I regret the money I paid for this hotel. It’s worth half the price.
Sophia, 1-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

For couples
Amazing place!! Amazing food and the best view!!
Karin, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Nice overall with some improvements needed
Overall the stay was good but overpriced. The service was great except for the reception (didn’t seem like they cared very much). The rooms were, at best, 3-star level however charged at 5-star prices. The best part about the property were the pool and the private beach.
Jerry Wei-Min, 4-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The Minos Palace is with ease one of my favorite hotels I’ve ever stayed. From Agiliki the manager to Maria and Marina in guest services, to the stunning design of the hotel, to the Incredible food, I loved every second. I could not rate the hotel high enough- 100 stars is closer. Thank you to everyone there!
Sara, 5-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Everything was superb, the only thing that could be omprovad is the menu in the restaurants.
Heikki, 7-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

An excellent customer service culture, delivered with a smile. Beautiful landscaping and wide range of fresh food.
Andrew, 12-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Minos palace is a very nice resort. The staff was nice and the facilities look good. Overall a great experience for a solo traveler but I wish they had more activities for everyone together so I could connect with some new people. I had a 30 minutes massage and it was really nice and relaxing. They even let me use the jacuzzi Althing wasn’t part of the deal. Due to coronavirus the spa was closed so I couldn’t experience it but the rest of the facilities were open. The only down thing I would say is that the dinner staff were so pushy about selling a drink to me and at my first time there they kinda pushed me to get still water. Obviously I could say no after all but it felt really bad to cancel on them and they know how to sell. This water bottle cost €3.30 (!!) not a reasonable price for water. I was really upset and didn’t purchase anything else in dinners after it. I felt used. If you sell drinks to the guests of the hotel that comes for their included dinner I would expect at least to have a menu with prices and details. Also there should be free tap water in the buffet which I didn’t see. So the next dinner I had to go back to my room to drink. That was annoying. Expect for this issue, everything was great! I might go back in the future.
Dor, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Would highly recommend
mohammad, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Mark, 7-night trip
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