Sensimar Minos Palace Agios Nikolaos, Crete
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A traditionally built property in an exclusive location, all rooms have sea-views. Recently renovated with a contemporary and elegant style. The spacious grounds have lush lawns, and the lengthy waterfront has private sunbathing areas in addition to the small beach. With a calm and relaxing atmosphere, the activities offered are non obtrusive, while the evening entertainment is low key.
A discerning clientele, all couples and older adults, with some honeymooners. A quarter of guests are British, the remainder are mainly German and other Europeans.
Sensimar Minos Palace Agios Nikolaos is overlooking the town, on the outskirts of the resort some 2.5km from the centre. Located on a peninsula adjacent to a large hotel. The closest bars, tavernas and mini markets are 700m away, the choice of shops, bars and eateries increase closer to the centre.
Stone terraces carved from the cliffside have jetties and ladders to enter the sea from a spacious private waterfront, in front of the property. Additionally there is a small sand and shingle cove with watersports, overlooked by a taverna and beach bar.
An angular saltwater pool with walk-in entry, the spacious surround is adjacent to grassy lawns with trees offering extra shade, together providing more than ample sunbathing space. A terrace from the main bar overlooks the area, and there is a lifeguard. Some suites have private pools.
Leisure & Entertainment
There is a spa with modern gym, tennis courts, billiards, and table tennis. An activity programme is offered including fitness classes, jewellery making, painting and some sports. Live music and bands perform occasionally, along with theme nights, gala dinners and Cretan evenings.
Access & Mobility*
While there is a lift in the main building, generally the Sensimar Minos Palace is unsuitable due the steps.
- Traditional hotel with modern interiors.
- All rooms sea view.
- Sizeable deep pool.
- Spacious grounds.
- Private waterfront terraces and small beach.
- Some organised activities and evening entertainment.
- Food Outlet
- Sport Leisure Facilities
- Evening Entertainment
- Steam Room
- Internet Terminal
- Wifi Free
- Air Conditioning
- Minibar Fridge
- Tea Coffee Making