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Barbara Studios
Ranked #1 of 44 Rethymnon B&B and Inns
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“Perfect apartment”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

perfect apartment, directly located in the historic city, fully equipped, very comfortable, very nice atmosphere, very clean, ... the hosts are a very kind, helpful, and attentive persons, ... I highly recommend their apartment, best choice in town!

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Limassol
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2014

We stayed here for a night but it was enough to feel so welcome by Panagiotis and his family. Very clean studios, have everything you need inside and even more.Very good location, beautiful old mansion house turned into studios with an inner yard for relaxation time. Very nice stay!! Highly recommended!!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

A really welcoming place. Iro and Panos really welcome the guests well and make everyone feel at home. From the map of the local area on arrival (annotated with the best restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries, pharmacies and cash machines), to the lovely cakes left in the room each day, their hospitality made my stay a very special one.
Thank you Iro and Panos (and Lilly!) for a wonderful stay (and the birthday cake!)
I will definitely return!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Cretan Scots
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

My husband and I recently stayed at the Barbara Studios. We were greeted by Panos who immediately sat us down in the shade and made us drinks. Iro then joined us and we were taken to our studio which was spotlessly clean, beautifully presented and extremely comfortable. There were so many very thoughtful touches:tea, coffee, chilled orange juice, cookies, jams, toiletries, raki... We were also give a useful map of Rethymno with suggestions for places to eat, drink, see. We had a room on the top floor ( as requested ) although there are also rooms on the ground floor if stairs are a problem. There is also a lovely little courtyard garden where you can relax. The rooms also have WiFi and, although they are centrally located, they are very peaceful. Panos and Iro work so hard to make sure that everone enjoys their stay. This is definitely our number one choice in Rethymno.

Room Tip: Anyone who finds stairs a problem would be best with a ground floor room. If you are unsure, contact...
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Green Features: You can reuse your towels etc. The air conditioning won't work if doors and windows are not closed. Key fob to ensure lights are not left on.
  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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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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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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
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Athens, Greece
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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
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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 44 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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