Sociable holidays for independent solo travellers

Welcome to the Mistral Hotel in Crete – the boutique-style hotel-resort that caters exclusively for independent solo travellers who enjoy a sociable atmosphere, great food and the warm Mediterranean climate.

Come and stay with us for a luxury sunshine holiday with fellow independent solo travellers.

Mixing with like-minded people, you can make new friends as you relax or head off to explore the stunning landscape of western Crete.

The unique social atmosphere at the Mistral Hotel is warm and welcoming where you meet people of all ages and from all walks of life in our luxury solo holidays that are specifically for mature travellers who like to travel alone but not be alone at the destination.

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About Us
Our Rooms

Stylish rooms in a wonderful setting

The Mistral has 35 rooms – 27 deluxe and 8 standard – and all for single occupancy.

The design is contemporary Cretan styling with furnishings, bathroom fittings, tiles and locally produced artwork, carefully selected to create the perfect ambience for your holiday. Every bed has an award winning COCO MAT Orthosomatic Top Mattress and luxury feather pillows.

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Our Services



Dining at the Mistral is friendly and social and for many guests represents one of the highlights of their stay. We serve traditional, healthy, home-made Cretan food with all guests eating together to enjoy a truly Mediterranean experience.

Seated at long tables, the meals showcase the best of the island’s cuisine, with much of the ingredients sourced from our hotel garden and cooked using exclusively extra virgin olive oil from our family groves.

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The Mistral’s famous outdoor bar is the focal point of the hotel. Serving refreshing drinks as you relax by the pools during the day, it sits at the centre of our lively night-time atmosphere.

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We have created a sanctuary of relaxation, rejuvenation and beauty to take you on a journey that will stimulate and invigorate your senses.

Our wellness and spa area offers a wide range of therapies, massages and treatments, with easy-to-book appointments through our reception staff.

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Themed Weeks

Yoga and Wellbeing

Take time to rebalance, and to relax your body and mind, during our new Yoga and Wellbeing Week.

Flavours of Crete

Our Flavours of Crete Week is a celebration of the senses, a journey through the authentic components of the island’s healthy Mediterranean diet in a feast of the finest food and drink.

Walking Week

Crete is a beautiful island and there is no better way to experience the wonderful flora, fauna and stunning scenery than on foot, in the company of like-minded people.

Travel Writing Retreat

A writing retreat in Crete, Greece which will help you rediscover your creative flair and will inspire and provide you with new writing skills and the opportunity to transform your ‘holiday’ into an informative and entertaining travel feature.

Things to do


Explore western Crete

The Mistral Hotel offers a range of experiences and excursions hosted by members of the Mistral team, who between them have a wealth of knowledge of the island, its culture, history and amenities. As well as our most popular excursions, we can also arrange specific, tailor-made, excursions upon request.

The island of Crete

Mediterranean paradise

The Mistral is located 16km west of the regional capital Chania, is just three minutes’ walk from the shoreline at Maleme, and within easy distance of many of the region’s popular sandy beaches at Platanias, Falassarna and Elafonissi.

What to expect

Sociable holidays in a friendly atmosphere

Alongside the wonderful Cretan climate and warm temperatures, you will be greeted at the Mistral by welcoming and helpful staff with our reception open long hours during the day.

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