The Essence of Crete Captured at AMENTE Mindful Stay

Discover the allure of AMENTE Mindful Stay, a gem on the breathtaking south coast of Crete, mere steps from the crystalline Mediterranean Sea. AMENTE, meaning ‘in mind’ in Latin, redefines hospitality through its striking contemporary architecture that harmonizes with the authentic Cretan scenery. This exquisite hotel, boasting just ten elegantly appointed rooms, offers an intimate and unparalleled experience, ensuring a stay of exclusivity and tranquility.

Each room, a testament to minimalist elegance, blends clean lines and neutral tones with subtle hints of local craftsmanship, creating an atmosphere of serene sophistication. The thoughtful design focuses on comfort and relaxation, with luxury linens, modern furnishings, and large windows that frame captivating views of the sea and landscape, inviting the beauty of Crete inside.

AMENTE is a sanctuary for those seeking a blend of peaceful retreat and adventurous exploration. Its prime location not only promises a stay enveloped in nature’s tranquility but also an opportunity to discover Crete’s rich history and vibrant culture. Let AMENTE Mindful Stay be your choice for an unforgettable escape where mind and landscape meet.

AMÉNTE Mindful Stay
5.0
Based on 27 reviews
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Alaia SchweglerAlaia Schwegler
12:35 15 Oct 23
Such a fantastic place to stay - beautiful hotel, extremely clean rooms, views are gorgeous and food was wonderful (highly recommend ordering the Cretan breakfast!). The place is owned and run by a family who are fantastic hosts. Will be back!
Houda BiboudaHouda Bibouda
18:59 06 Oct 23
We’ve been here for 7 days now and are very sad that we’re leaving tomorrow morning! The location is perfect (only 15min walk to town), the ‘Highway’ is 2 min away, there is 1 big super market next door and the area is suuuuper quiet. You only hear crickets at night and verrrry softly the live music from town which you only hear a little bit from the balcony if you listen closely. The staff, Chara in general is very friendly and helpful and warm. The breakfast possibilities are endless. They also have a Google maps full of food and beach and leisure activities so you don’t even have to think twice about what you can do in the area.The rooms are clean, spacious, romantic, modern and beautiful! Also the cleaning staff doesn’t come till after 12 so even if you want to sleep in, you don’t even have to put the ‘do not disturb sign’ on.Overall a 10 out of 10. Make sure you have a car so you can explore the island, but coming here feels like a home away from home!Will deffff come back here again when we ever choose Crete again! Thanks for the amazing hospitality !!!!
Sophie McMasterSophie McMaster
20:50 24 Sep 23
Amente stay is a little slice of heaven in Plakias! We stayed for a week August 7th - 14th and wished we could have stayed for longer. Everything was perfect - the rooms were luxurious, clean, comfortable and modern, the pool and outside lounge area was the best place to unwind after a day exploring (plus had an epic pool playlist). You can’t beat the location - a quick walk and you’re at the beach, a few more minutes and you’re in the middle of town along the beachfront with all the shops and restaurants. Couldn’t ask for more! Chara was an incredible host - she went out of her way to help us, not only with questions about booking the room but also with airport transfers, recommendations of places to visit and how to make the most of our trip. She was very attentive and friendly - and we can’t stop thinking about the dreamy homemade lemonade! Would 100% recommend staying here and will definitely visit again.
Austin CastorenaAustin Castorena
12:58 02 Sep 23
From the moment we checked in, this hotel proved to be a cut above the rest. Nestled conveniently close to town, the location was ideal for exploring and returning to a comforting abode. One standout feature was their website, which not only provided restaurant recommendations but also allowed us to select our breakfast choices and specify a delivery time - a touch of modern convenience that made our mornings delightful. The rooms exuded elegance and charm, ensuring our stay was truly luxurious. But what set this place apart was the staff’s extraordinary hospitality. Their unexpected gestures, like surprising us with warm homemade cookies, wine, and tea, made us feel like esteemed guests in a friend’s home. If you’re seeking a place that beautifully melds modernity with heartfelt hospitality, look no further.
eli manoeli mano
10:20 26 Aug 23
My wife and I stayed here Aug 10 for 2 nights. It was beautiful, it was clean, the quality of everything was top. The sisters were so hospitable and gave out such a nice mellow energy. The breakfast was so good that we decided to have breakfast outside our room next to the pool both mornings rather than go out. Beautiful hotel, beautiful people in a beautiful village. Keep up the great work- Elias
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Boutique Hotel
10 Rooms

What we liked the most

  • Stunning contemporary architecture merging with the Cretan landscape
  • Steps away from the shimmering Mediterranean Sea
  • Tranquil, minimalist room designs for ultimate relaxation
  • Breath-taking sea views through expansive windows
  • Subtle local artistry adding unique character
  • Close to nature for a peaceful retreat

 

 

The property operates from April 1 to November 10.
Photo credits and all rights reserved to:  https://amentestay.com/

Rooms Overview

AMÉNTE Mindful Stay boasts ten well-appointed rooms, each a sanctuary of sophistication and comfort. Designed for serenity, the rooms offer plush beds with luxury linens and ample windows showcasing stunning views of the pool, sea, and natural beauty. Sleek, modern furniture and minimalist design create a chic ambiance, inviting guests into a realm of tranquil relaxation.

Deluxe Double Room

2 guests Balcony Private terrace View into the pool View into the sea

The Deluxe Double Room, designed for two, invites guests into a realm where minimalism meets the majesty of the sea. Its private balcony, a serene nook with comfortable seating, overlooks the azure waters, offering breathtaking panoramic views. Here, mornings begin with the invigorating sea breeze, and evenings are spent under stunning sunsets, making each moment a cherished memory.

Swim – Up Superior Room

2 guests Balcony Private terrace View into the pool View into the sea

The Swim-Up Superior Room offers an enchanting retreat for two, blending indoor elegance with outdoor bliss. With just a few steps from your spacious terrace to the pool’s edge, the seamless integration of space invites the outdoors in. Sun-drenched interiors and a serene view of the pool’s glistening waters create a tranquil sanctuary, perfect for unwinding and rejuvenating.

Services and facilities

Countryside
Eco-friendly
Minimal interior
Modern design
Air conditioning
Airport / Port Transfer - Upon Request
Concierge
Garden
Laundry Service
Non smoking rooms
Parking
Pool
Soundproofing
Sundeck
Terrace
Wi-Fi
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Taste the flavors

In Room Breakfast

As dawn breaks, the gentle knock of in-room breakfast heralds a delightful start to your day. A tray laden with culinary delights and the refreshing aroma of freshly brewed coffee awaits, transforming your room into a private dining haven where morning light and tantalizing flavors gently awaken your senses.

Drinks and Cocktails

Embrace a journey of taste with each cocktail or drink, where the first sip unveils a symphony of flavors. Meticulously crafted, the harmony of sweet fruits, warm spirits, and subtle botanicals creates a masterpiece on your palate, offering a lingering sensation of pure delight that tantalizes and satisfies in equal measure.

About Sustainability

Olive

The Olive Tree is often a symbol of success, as sustainability seems embedded into the property’s identity and DNA.

  • Recycling and waste reduction are emphasized with recycling bins for guests and the avoidance of single-use plastics, including water bottles, cups, cutlery, and toiletries.
  • Water conservation measures include water-efficient toilets and showers, options for guests to opt out of daily room cleaning, and towel reuse.
  • Energy sustainability practices feature LED lighting, double-glazed windows, key card or motion-controlled electricity, and 100% renewable electricity usage.
  • The hotel supports local sourcing, with most food provided being locally sourced, organic and offering vegetarian and vegan options, alongside efforts to reduce food waste.
  • Community engagement includes investing in local projects, promoting tours and activities by local guides, showcasing local artists, and educating guests on local ecosystems and cultures.
  • Nature preservation is a priority with no interaction with wild animals, the creation of green spaces, and carbon footprint offset initiatives.

Explore the location

Nestled in the embrace of the majestic south coast of Crete, AMÉNTE Mindful Stay is a haven in Plakias, Rethymno. It offers an idyllic blend of serene landscapes and rich cultural tapestry. This picturesque locale is a gateway to exploring the authentic essence of Crete, where the azure waters of the Mediterranean Sea kiss golden sands and rugged mountains whisper ancient secrets.

Once a quaint fishing village, Plakias has blossomed into a vibrant community while retaining its serene charm. Stroll along its expansive beaches, where the harmony of waves sets a tranquil rhythm for relaxation and introspection. Venture into the heart of Plakias to discover a lively array of tavernas and cafes, each serving up the rich flavors of Cretan cuisine, a testament to the island's generous spirit and the Mediterranean's bounty.

The area around AMÉNTE is dotted with historical gems and natural wonders. Explore the imposing gorges offering breathtaking hikes through Crete's untouched beauty. Nearby, ancient monasteries stand as serene sentinels of history, inviting contemplation amidst their hallowed walls.

For the adventurous, the surrounding seas offer scuba diving into crystalline depths, unveiling a mesmerizing world of marine life. The landscape, embroidered with olive groves and vineyards, tells the story of a land generously yielding its treasures.

Explore Rethymno like a local!

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