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Barbara Studios
Ranked #1 of 42 Rethymnon B&B and Inns
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3 hotel reviews
“Stopover”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

Great stay at Barbara studios, hosts extremely welcoming and friendly. Looks deceiving from outside, inside is lovely, pretty garden and great roofterrace. A lovely touch much appreciated was a large bottle of fresh orange squash in fridge and chocolate biscuits made by the host. Also all toiletries you need and fresh coffee, tea, sugar, milk and biscuits. Tv and Toaster! Would definitely recommend.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Helsinki, Finland
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

Barbara Studios is a home away from home. Iro and Panos make the guests feel warmly wellcome in several, thoughtful ways - little surprises in the kitchen, a good map of old town with the best restaurants, coffee shops, pizza places, ice cream, open markets on different days etc. Don't hesitate to ask, if there is something you'd like to know.

They also make an effort to be green; it's up to the guests to help them in this pursuit. But please don't feed the little dog, however cute she is, she ends up with an upset stomach!

Our room was very clean, and there was more storage room than anywhere else on our trip, even a good number of hangers! There were also shampoo and shower gel in the bathroom, and coffee + raki in the kitchen! We had a separate little kitchen and a small balcony to the yard. Air conditioning worked well - it's a must in July!

The location is superb, in the Old Town, a few steps away from the Venetian harbour, close to Fortezza. On a quiet street, no noise from the street.

Our favourite restaurant is just about a block away, Raki Ba Raki (also known as 1600). Also the restaurant Alana, just in front of Barbara Studios was good - more expensive naturally than the taverna Raki Ba Raki.

I can recommend Barbara Studios with all my heart.

Green Features: Saving water - if you wish your towels to be washed, leave them on the floor. There is also a recycling bin in the yard; you'll get the necessary advice from Panos and Iro.
  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Athens, Greece
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23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

A family owned old but very well preserved building. The rooms are clean and tidy with kitchen and all appliances included also very good hair drier and iron. The outdoor environment is very cozy too. It is a very quiet place although it is placed in the old town. The owner Panos is an amazing person. He will provide you with a map with all the necessary tips. Do not miss it. It is value for money and a nice place to be!

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Jerusalem, Israel
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48 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

the apartments are in located in the middle of the old city, a minute from the old harbor from one side and from the fortress from the other. A very kind host, who welcomed us with a detailed map and "goodies" in the room. The apartments are part of a Venetian house, a unique experience, highly recommended!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wallsend, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

Wonderful stay. Friendly owners, great location, and a building and room with character right in the middle of old town. I look forward to returning to Rethymno and Barbara Studios in the future! Really handy for the bus station, the fort, the old town, and the harbour. Comfy bed, clean and spacious room with character and a balcony overlooking the rooftops to the sea. (We stayed in one of the loft apartments).

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

Great apartments situated at the Old Town of Rethymnon!
Great location and highly recommended!
Very helpful service from Panos & Iro.
Super clean rooms ideal for everyone that wants to visit the beautiful old town or Rethymnon!
We loved it and we will be back ! bravo!!!

Green Features: another GEM in the old city ! beautiful historic building !
  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helsinki, Finland
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30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

It's like coming home with warm welcome by the owners. We received a detailed map of best restaurants, tavernas etc. Good location in old town. Just a short walk from Fortezza and Venetian harbor. The owners are always eager to give any advice you need.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Barbara Studios

Property: Barbara Studios
Address: 14 Dambergi Str, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Rethymnon Prefecture > Rethymnon
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Rethymnon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Barbara Studios 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a family house welcoming travelers from all over the world, respecting the meaning of the Greek word philoxenia.Guests can relax in our studios, in some of them, make their own meal, accompanied with raki, orange juice, bearing in mind that everything that they need to visit is less than 5 minutes away. ... more   less 
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