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Rethymno Village
Ranked #13 of 21 Hotels in Platanias
Reviewed 3 October 2013

We had a very nice holiday at this hotel. It was a little basic but, all in all quite good. The room was large with a terrace/balcony set back from the pool. The bathroom or should I say shower room was a little small, but ok as it was just my partner and I. If you had a family of 4 it would be a bit of a squeeze. The room was cleaned daily and fresh towels twice a week or more often if you put the towels in the shower cubicle. It is a short walk to the beach, just across the road really, so no big problem there. The food was ok, not a la carte, but hey, you get what you pay for. The only alinc drinks were raki, ouzo, local brandy, wine and beer. The other spirits are available but at a price. (now that the Greeks pay tax even cheap vodka is more to buy there than here) There is no entertainment at this hotel, the bar and pool area are nice to chill for a bit after your meal. There are plenty of good bars/tavernas close by, so you can wander and find something you like. We did find a really friendly Greek bar/restaurant called Taverna Garden which is owned by Valilis who speaks great English, (he is married to a Scottish lady) very good sense of humour lol. This hotel is a 3* and we usually stay 4* so we wont go back there but don't be put off, its nice enough.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank Platty15
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

Nice, nice hotel.....Clean hotel with friendly staff. Good location, nice sandy beach is about 150 m from hotel. Food is excellent. Rethymno is about 6 km from this place and it is nice town with old fortress and old city, romantic.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Danijela O
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Reviewed 16 October 2012

Me, my mom and my aunt stayed here for 7 nights mid May 2012. It wasn't busy at all which worried us, but in the end it made the stay more enjoyable. The food was delicious. They served traditional Greek foods obviously, you don't come to Greece to eat burgers. The rooms and bathrooms weren't the best, but they were clean and the beds were comfy. The staff were one of the nicest people we've met. They even took time to help us learn some Greek. It's across the street from the beach, very nice pool and patio bar area as well. I overall would recommend this place to anyone who is looking for good quality for what they pay. I would most defiantly go again.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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9  Thank mishu11
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Reviewed 1 October 2012

A short walk to a wide, sandy beach - but best to get a pair of swimming shoes to help you over the stones at the waters edge. A good variety of shops also a short walk away, and an easy bus ride into Rethymnon. The food was plentiful, but bland, with basically the same every day - and not always fresh. The room was functional and big enough, but the lack of ventilation could only be remidied by paying 5 euro a day extra for the air-conditioning. Tiles around the pool were rather slippery when wet. Some staff were very pleasant and helpful.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Martin L
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Reviewed 22 September 2012

Nice hotel in Platanias (eastern from Rethymno, 10 minutes by bus). Many bars (for example Eyes Bar with Soul Man opposite hotel), restaurants and shops. About 4 minutes walk to the beach across the road. Our room was modest but clean (firdge, dryer, bathroom with toailet, balcony, paid safe and aircondition). Two sunny pools (one for kids). All hotel staff were very friendly and helpful at all times. Food was good, less offer of main meals, lots of fruits and vegetables. Some snacks between meals. All inclusive drinks were self service which included soft drinks, coffee, tea, beer, wine and also raki, ouzo and brandy from 21:00-23:00. One negative of Crete: lots of mosquitos at night. Final result: 80%

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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7  Thank Zdenek_Svub
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Reviewed 21 September 2012

Location of hotel in the middle of a busy street with plenty of bars, restaurants and shops and only a 2 minute walk to the beach, just across the road. We arrived at the hotel quite late, however after checking in we were taken into the restaurant where they had saved us a cold buffet and access to wine, beer and soft drinks, which we thought was really good.

Our room was spacious and clean, which was cleaned every day except sundays and had clean towels and bedding.

Pool was massive with plenty of sun loungers available.

All hotel staff were very friendly and helpful at all times.

Food was good, plenty of choice with snacks in between meals. All inclusive drinks were self service which included soft drinks, coffee, tea, beer, wine and also raki, ouzo and brandy from 9pm, however was a bit disappointed that vodka, whisky, gin, rum was not available on the all inclusive and cocktails were 3 euros each. Nevertheless, we got used to the raki & lemonade with plenty of ice!!

A great bar situated directly opposite the hote, Eyes Bar, which had live acts most nights and a karaoke nite. Dont miss the Soul Man here, he is a must see act, absolutely brilliant!

All in all a lovely hotel.

Would we go back again?? Yes we probably would, but would take a bottle of vodka with us!!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank Jules3105
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

We ended up here after the nightmare of the first hotel (see my last review) and what a huge improvement on what we had endured for 2 days in Scaleta Beach Hotel.

The food is good, plenty of choice and the snacks in between were good too. All inclusive alcohol means self service beer, soft drinks and on an evening self service Brandy , Raki and Ozo. The soft drinks were fine too which is too often neglected by other hotels and you end up with tasteless soda water with different colour added to them, so a plus there as well. Free ice cream cones on an afternoon went down well too.
The room was excellent, a new block had been either just built or renovated from scratch and we were the first occupants, so state of the art with air con, flat screen tv and great patio (what a sun trap) with modern bathroom, it did not want for anything.

The staff were friendly and always helpful no matter what you needed or asked.
The hotel is located in a street full of restaurants and bars should you want to go out of an evening which we did most evenings even if just for a change of scenery, I totally recommend the Eyes bar directly opposite, the British owner and his Dad were so friendly and treat us like we had known them years. They had a live singer on every night which went down well.

The hotel does not have any night-life really on an evening just quiet music and pool side seating but that was fine, you can sit and chat with other guests who were mainly Eastern European but all spoke conversational English, in fact until late in week 2 we were the only British guests but that is not a problem at all for us, if we wanted to be surrounded by just Brits then Ibiza it would be.

The beech is a 2 minute walk over the road and is great but we tended to just chill out by the hotel pool most days.

I would recommend this hotel to my friends for sure and go back however it may get a little boring for the kids should we have taken them.

Room Tip: Ask for one of the rooms in the 800 range, they are new.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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10  Thank kenfusion
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Address: 199 Leoforos Machis Kritis, Platanias, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Rethymnon Prefecture > Rethymnon > Platanias
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Platanias
Price Range: £30 - £101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rethymno Village 3*
Number of rooms: 110
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