Relax within the intimate spa facilities at the award-winning Mistral Hotel for solo travellers

Guests of the Mistral Hotel on Crete can now add a rejuvenating experience to their stay and enjoy wonderful spa facilities with innovative treatments. With an abundance of natural herbs and plants on the island, the Mistral spa brings a unique Cretan ambience to its range of therapies. Set in the quiet village of Maleme, ten miles west of the Venetian harbour town of Chania, the hotel has 35 stylish rooms, two good-sized swimming pools and an outdoor Jacuzzi surrounded by spacious terraces and mature gardens. The hotel has carved out a reputation as a relaxing oasis for independent solo travellers and has now taken that on to a new level with the discreet spa facility, offering the opportunity for guests to enjoy therapies to ease pressures and strains, or simply add to the relaxation factor the hotel is famed for.


The new spa is a sanctuary of relaxation and rejuvenation

“We have created a sanctuary of relaxation and rejuvenation with treatments and therapies that will stimulate and invigorate our guests. We see it as enhancing their overall well-being during their stay with us,” owner Vassilis Gialamarakis told Essential Journeys. “The Mistral spa offers a selection of specialty treatments utilising Crete’s extensive natural ingredients. The island is blessed with an abundance of beneficial herbs that we have carefully selected and gathered for our products and treatments. We are delighted to invite our guests to step into this calming environment and take time to rebalance, refocus, relax, revive and renew.”


Spa facilities at The Mistral include two massage/body therapy rooms

Spa facilities include two massage/body therapy rooms, a facial beauty corner, and a hair and nail salon as well as a dry sauna. Facial treatments include hyaluronic lotus facial and Dead Sea minerals therapy, while among the massage and body treatments is a full body traditional massage, and Cretan thalassotherapy (full body and slimming body treatments based on seaweeds and natural green clay).


The hotel showcases the best of Cretan cuisine in its healthy and flavoursome menu

Crete’s premier boutique-style hotel for independent solo travellers also has a healthy menu, showcasing the best of Cretan cuisine and the flavours of the Mediterranean diet. Widely regarded as the healthiest cuisine in the world, the traditional dishes are based on fresh produce, tomatoes, olive oil and delicious vegetables, along with fish and meats.

Now in its 26th season, the Mistral Hotel caters specifically for solo travellers who like to go on holiday alone but not be alone when they get there. With a friendly and welcoming ambience and a high number of repeat guests, the award-winning hotel has frozen its rooms rates for the second year in and row.

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