Minoa Palace Resort and Spa

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Minoa Palace Resort and Spa is a luxury 5* beachside hotel situated in the cosmopolitan Platanias, 12km west of Chania town center and 24 km from Chania International Airport.
The beautiful view combines the White Mountains, the unique natural environment and the blue sea with its endless beach. This prestigious hotel has excellent facilities combined with an impeccable service and the finest cuisine in luxurious surroundings.
Starting from April 2008, the expansion of the hotel, gives easy access to our own beach in Platanias, through the construction of an impressive aerial bridge, connecting the two hotel departments.

Accommodation

Minoa Palace Resort & Spa
128 Luxurious Double Rooms with mountain, garden, or pool view (26-28 m2)
28 Double Bungalow Rooms (27-31m2)
7 Double Bungalow Rooms with Private Pool (27m2)
5 Bungalow suites with Pool View (45m2)
3 Executive Suites with Sea or Pool View (60m2)
2 Bungalow Suites with Pool View & Private Pool (45m2)

Minoa Palace Resort & Spa – Imperial Wing
58 Luxurious Rooms (32m2)
20 Side Sea View Rooms with Private Pool (32m2)
2 Suites with Private Pool on the Water Front and Direct view of Chania Bay (55m2)
1 Imperial Suite, 105m2, on the waterfront, consisting of a private fully furnished terrace 200m2, with whirlpool and breathtaking direct view of Chania Bay.

Total: 254 units/ 600 Beds

All Rooms & Bungalows, feature individually controlled air conditioning / heating, direct dial phone, electronic safe, Internet connection, TV LCD, satellite TV, hairdryer and mini bar. All units are composed of marble bathrooms (with phone), sitting-room and elegant furnished balconies or terraces. There is also availability of connecting family rooms (with an interconnecting door).
All Suites have extra separate bedroom, living-room, DVD player, Mini Hi-Fi, TV LCD, coffee and tea facilities, bathrobe, natural bathroom amenities, as well as afternoon room-maid service.
All Rooms of the Imperial Wing are composed of a separate bathroom & shower and LCD TV.

RESTAURANTS
Main restaurant with rich breakfast, dinner & theme nights buffet.
A-la-carte Italian restaurant, open daily, from early noon until late afternoon.
Sea-side restaurant. Breakfast buffet of splendid variety, a-la-carte restaurant of the world renown traditional Cretan & Greek cuisine, from noon until late afternoon and distinguished menus from around the world.
A-la-carte dinner gourmet restaurant, with an exquisite panoramic view of Chania Bay. Outstanding Mediterranean cuisine, designed by our awarded Chef.
Surrounded by vines and trees, serves local sweets & treats.
Please note that Dress code applies during dinner

BARS
Lounge piano bar, with a generously sized terrace, overlooking the lush gardens and the azure pool & sea surroundings.
Impressive pool bar, with glamorous water-falls.
Beach snack bar, ideal for refreshing cocktails & fresh juices, beside the beach
Lounge- TV bar, situated at the Imperial wing, open for conventions and events.

FACILITIES
24hrs room service, 4 outdoor swimming pools (2000 m2), 2 open air Jacuzzi, children’s swimming pool, water sports at the beach, tennis & football court (floodlit), table-tennis, open-air amphitheater, high speed internet room, wireless Internet in all public areas, VIP lounge, play room, TV room, children’s outdoor playground, mini club for 4-10 years old, jewelry shop, mini market, babysitting (upon request), doctor on call, taxi-limousine service, car rental desk, laundry & dry cleaning service.

SPA & WELLNESS CENTER
Indoor swimming pool with separate shallow space for children, fully equipped fitness center, personal training, sauna, hammam, Jacuzzi, personal sauna & spa-jet treatment, face & body treatments, cosmetics, aromatherapy, relaxing or healing massage, shiatsu, hairdresser’s saloon, manicure & pedicure.

ENTERTAINMENT
Great variety of music and dancing options throughout the week including our resident musicians in the main piano bar “Mythos”, theme nights with live orchestra and dancers in our main restaurant “Elia”.

FREE ACTIVITIES
Cooking lessons from our executive Chef, group yoga sessions,
group zumba sessions and aqua fitness, once a week.

CONFERENCE & BANQUETING FACILITIES
Imperial Convention Center: Unique in Western Crete, state of the art conference room, 1.400sqm & maximum height 5,50m, rectangular, without columns, with a capacity of over 1.500 delegates & with the possibility of division into 5 smaller rooms from 50-600 delegates & exhibition area of 1.150sqm.
The rooms are separated by movable highly soundproof-panels (up to 53db), fully audio-visually equipped.
Athina: A conference room of 720sqm & maximum height 3,35m, with the possibility of division into 5 smaller rooms, with a capacity of 50-700 delegates & an exhibition area 200sqm.
The rooms are separated by movable soundproof-panels (up to 45db) and are fully audio-visually equipped.

All the multi-use rooms, as well as the 2 extra breakout rooms, 50sqm each, are available for conferences, lectures, shows, presentations & receptions, in combination with gala dinners, banquets & cocktails.

For Minoa Palace Resort & Spa, growth is meaningful, only when it can be in perfect harmony with the natural environment.
Our environmental policy is directly connected with our desire to provide to all of our clients, qualitative holidays and excellent services, that embrace and not burden our habitat.

WE RECYCLE:
• Kitchen oils
• Plastic, paper & glass packaging, in co-operation with the municipal company of recycling in Chania, “DEDISA”.
• Batteries, in cooperation with “AFI”.
• Ink cartridges.
• Electronic & electronical waste in co-operation with the municipal company of recycling in Chania, “DEDISA”.

GENERAL ACTIONS
We have replaced 90% of our conventional bulbs with energy saving bulbs.
A central cooling system with a temperature regulator has been installed, that adapts to the temperature of the environment. The full insulation of the pipes limits the energy losses.
We use solar energy for the heating of 80% of the water, during the summer months.
We use gas for cooking, in all of our kitchens.
We use new-technology washing machines, specially designed to save energy.
We use automated watering for our gardens that works only during the night, in order to minimize the losses of water, due to heat.
Every month, we proceed to chemical analysis of the pool water, as well as of the potable water, carried out by a credited laboratory.
We use environmentally friendly cleansers & detergents.
We are connected with the waste water treatment of the municipality of Platanias.
We use returnable packaging, as glass bottles, barrels etc. for beer, water, soft drink, fruit & vegetables
We buy all necessary products in big packages

WE TRY TO ENCOURAGE OUR STAFF AND VISITORS, TO SUPPORT OUR ENVIRONMENTAL MEASURES:
In all rooms
• an automated electronical system with key cards, disconnects all devices (except televisions & fridges) when the key cards are removed from their base.
• room air-conditioning is disabled when the balcony door opens.
We do
• monthly chemical analysis of the water in private swimming pools and bathrooms , made by a private accredited laboratory.
We offer
• ecological bags made of cotton fabric, in order to reduce plastic bags used for shopping purposes.
We inform
• Our guests about the endangered sea turtle “Caretta Caretta” and what you can do regarding their protection, through a weekly seminar done by the Greek protection society “Archelon”.
We ask our guests to
• demand change of towels and sheets only when necessary.

Monthly results (numerical)
We recycle:

• 1,3 tons of paper
• 4 tons of glass
• 300 kilos of kitchen oils
• 17 ink cartridges

GEOTHERMY
We use the pioneering geothermal energy that covers up to 100% of the air-conditioning, hot water and pool heating needs of our Imperial beach wing. More specifically, in 7 months of function of the hotel, we save up to 68% of electricity (equivalent to 41ton of oil or 224.348 Kwh of electrical power).
In contrast to the conventional energy systems, it is three to five times more efficient, while at the same time, heat is produced without using up fossil fuel. The energy is simply transferred to and from the earth, to provide effective, low-cost and eco-friendly heating and cooling.

Contact details

Minoa Palace Resort and Spa Hotel
Platanias, Chania, Crete 73014.
Tel:. 28210 36500. Fax: 28210 36555. E-mail: info@minoapalace.gr

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