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“Great family run hotel!”
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Renieris Hotel
Ranked #1 of 22 Hotels in Stalos
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

This hotel is a fab find!the rooms are spotless,views gorgeous,breakfast lovely we have no bad things to say!!Georgio and Stella are so helpful with anything you need!we will definitely be returning!!!

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Reviewed 1 May 2014

The Renieris is a hotel with very ,very clean rooms. Basic but functional.
The hotel offers additional perks eg ,fridges in the rooms,free tea and coffee 24 hours a day in the reception area which can be taken to your room.
The breakfast is fine and bar snacks are good value too.
The view is fabulous and the pool area and gardens are lovely.
The family that own the hotel are probably the nicest hotel proprietors we have ever come across. So cheerful, friendly and helpfull.
A massive thank you to them for all their help and advice .We would return without hesitation.
Suitable for older children but might be a bit of a concern if you have toddlers due to steps and pushchairs etc.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

We have recently returned from a week at the Renieris with our two children (20 and 16). We had hired a car which we picked up without stress at the airport. The drive to the hotel was quite straightforward, we printed out instructions before arrival. The Renieris hotel commands stunning views enjoyed from the pool/bar area and bedrooms. The bedrooms have everything you need and are of good quality, providing wardrobe, dressing table, chair and stool, wall mounted TV, phone, comfortable bed and hair dryer, with plenty of power points and free wifi throughout the hotel. As with the rooms the hotel is spotlessly clean and beautifully kept throughout. You are provided with a fresh, good quality breakfast with something for everyone. The snack menu offers you a good choice of freshly prepared and good quality food at a very reasonable price. We enjoyed lunch there most days then went out to dinner in the evening.

As you leave the hotel by the steps (not for the faint hearted) turn to the left and walk along the beach for ten minutes where there is a good selection of bars and restaurants. Our personal favourite became an Italian, can't recall the name but has a pizza oven at the entrance. Also, turn left on the turning of Maria's and you will find the 'Triana' restaurant which served very well priced and good quality authentic Cretan fare. We did visit 'Maria's' but were left unimpressed.

The shopping in Chania is good with a Zara, Pandora, Pull and Bear and variety of others. The old harbour is well worth a visit, with great bars and restaurants available. Whilst reasonably quiet when we visited, think you might want to get there earlier in peak season.

The proprietors of this hotel could not be more polite and helpful with a good command of the English language. I would have not doubts in recommending this hotel and would definitely visit again.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank holidaytime1
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

Well - what can I say?!

A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I decided to book a long-weekend. After looking at a weekend in London, we realised we could grab a Ryanair flight from Bristol and stay at the Renieris Hotel in Crete for an extra day, and for less money!

We've never been to Crete before, so this was a good "taster" trip to see if we liked it.

We were NOT disappointed!!!

We arrived (with ResortHoppa) in the early-hours of Sunday morning. The hotel proprietor - Giorgios - had left our key behind the reception desk for us, as he'd previously confirmed via email.

The room (27) was spotless - similar to a room in a Travelodge - with a balcony, sea view (plus a spectacular view of the small island Agios Theodoros), wardrobe, fridge, air con and LED TV.
Comfortable bed and linen. A safe is available for 1 Euro per day if required.

Breakfast is served in a small covered pool-bar area, by Giorgios and Stella. Fresh bread, jams, eggs, a range of cereal and fruit and salad items are on offer, along with tea, coffee and fruit juices. Plenty to choose from, and all nice quality. There is also a lunch menu available, and (lovely) tzatsiki, pizzas, omelettes, salads etc. are on offer at very reasonable prices.

As for Giorgios himself...well - just read the other reviews. They're not wrong. He is - without doubt - the friendliest, most accommodating hotelier I've ever met. Nothing is too much trouble, his English is impeccable (as is his German!), and he just adds to the lovely atmosphere of the place. Other hoteliers should go and learn from him!

We relaxed as soon as we got there - and that was the idea of the mini-break! The weather was variable, but that meant there was a good opportunity to get over to the old town of Chania - just E1.60 on the local bus, which runs every half hour or so throughout the day. Chania is a lovely old town with plenty of tavernas and cafes along the harbour.

Kato Stalos itself is a reasonable place. It was quiet when we went...in the evenings, we didn't pass a soul walking to or from the town! There is clearly some development going on in the area, but it doesn't look like it's going to be overrun with hotels.

In all, we had a fantastic time, and we wouldn't hesitate to go back to Crete, to Stalos, or to this hotel.

I hope we have the pleasure of meeting Giorgios again in the not too distant future! Thank you for making our short break a very happy one!

Room Tip: Sea view rooms have some very nice views...ask for one with a covered balcony in case of rain!!!
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Julie-Anne L
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

We very much enjoyed our stay at the Renieris and would highly recommend it. Our holiday was in October and despite the lateness of the season there were still enough guests to give the hotel some atmosphere.

Location is on a hilltop with great views over either sea or mountains. Not great for the mobility challenged as there are lots of steps to get down to the taverna and shops of Kato Stalos, or the bus into Chania. A car is recommended to get the most out of the area.

Pretty, well kept gardens surround the hotel and the pool area has wonderful views, although can be windy. Spotlessly clean, the room was basic but comfortable - bed a bit hard!

Breakfast was plentiful and includes local produce, which is fresh and includes Cretan specialities. We sampled the room service too which, despite the limited menu was tasty and great value for money.

The very best thing about the Renieris is the cheerful and efficient service of your host Giorgos, Stella and the staff. Nothing is too much trouble and Giorgos is a mine of useful information. There is so much to see and do within easy reach and advice can be invaluable.

Looking forward to visiting again sometime.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
4  Thank hirstilini
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

We stayed in Creete at this hotel and we were very satisfied. The position is optimal with a great view; the hotel is run perfectly, simple but clean rooms and well organized. Private parking. Good breakfast with different choices. From here we were able to go to different beaches on the island easily. The price is extremely convenient, we were trated with kindness and we were surprised it was rated with only two stars it sure deserves more. Perhaps just one minor problem was the bed that was a bit small but considering the price it was more than ok.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank DebbieMartire
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Reviewed 17 December 2013

We needed somewhere to stay near Chania airport and chose this hotel. Not really near but we had a car, so no problem. There is parking in the grounds but limited space and up a steep incline to the hotel. The obvious advantages of being in an elevated position means cooler air and lovely views. There are steps down to the street, turn left at the bottom to walk 10 minutes into the town. Work off the calories after dinner by walking back.

Room Tip: Most have a balcony over looking the pool
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Misheck
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Giorgios R, Owner at Renieris Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2013

Dear Guests ,
Thank you all for your kind words and feedback this year once again ! There is no greater satisfaction, as a customer service professional, than receiving kind words from valued guests. Providing good and friendly guest service is a hallmark of our property and I am especially pleased to read that you felt this commitment during your stay.

It was my pleasure to share your positive experience with our team. They truly appreciate hearing from satisfied guests like you, and we all look forward to your return.
During the next two years we will follow a renovation plan in order to set a higher standard of services as we will apply for a three star registration .

For the new upcoming season we decided for some essential changes to improve our customer satisfaction:

New softer, thicker and more comfortable mattresses from one of the leading manufactures. All our rooms will be now on Twin beds rooms and we will have the possibility, if a client request for a double bed , to add a double bed topper.With this solution we will create the experience of a king size bed .

One brand new junior suite which will be located on the first floor where the former breakfast room was .This suite is 55 m2 big and it will be decorated with a fresh new look that we will adopt in all of our rooms in the future renovation .

New 32 inch LED Tvs with more satellite channels

More rich and more freshness in our Breakfast .It will be served in a new place near the pool at our pool bar .We will enrich our buffet with more products and we will get supplied most of our products,if not all ,from local producers and market .

New linen and towels from one of the oldest and leading companies in Greece (Athina -Moutalaski)

We will try to continue and focus to our aim : offering inexpensive and clean accommodation combined with a friendly family approach to our guests .

Thank you all for your time and wish you all the best !

Merry Christmas

Georgios Renieris

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Additional Information about Renieris Hotel

Address: 1 Psathi Hill, Stalos, Crete 731 00, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Stalos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Stalos
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Stalos
#1 Romantic Hotel in Stalos
#2 Best Value Hotel in Stalos
Price Range: £47 - £107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Renieris Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Renieris Hotel in Kato Stalos sits upon a hill with a spectacular view of Kato Stalos beachfront, the Theodorou island and the blue Aegean Sea and only 200 meters away from the sandy beach. Enjoy beautiful sunsets while bathing in our custom pool with a separate children's pool. Our amphitheater-style design captures sea views in almost all of our rooms. Our hotel is family owned and operated. ... more   less 
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Renieris Hotel Kato Stalos
Renieris Hotel Crete/Chania - Stalos

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