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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Rethymnon, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete

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Patricia...
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“Lovely spacious character cottage in centre of town”
Reviewed 5 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

The house is spacious with a patio and large veranda which is a sun trap. It is very central, 5 mins walk to the centre of town although it is a quiet location. The restaurants, beaches and fortress are easily accessible on foot. The house is well equipped with air con in the bedrooms and Internet. It is lovely to relax after a long day out. The owner Maria is fantastic, very warm and hospitable, we arrived to a full fridge, home made cake, someone willing to photocopy for us and easily contactable. I would throughly recommend this house. We were there for 10 nights and got round on buses. If you like all inclusive however the rustic charms of this house may not appeal to you. Rethymno was also a great place to stay, with some lovely restaurants to eat out in at a variety of prices and the beach was good too.

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“Beautiful apartments in old town”
Reviewed 6 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017

We had a holiday in Crete with my family in June 2017. Sofia House is an authentic apartment in the old town. It was very interesting to live in a house with such an atmosphere. Maria, the owner of the house, thank you so much for warm welcome. In spite of our late arrival, the dinner was waiting for us in the kitchen. There were all products which need for breakfast in refrigerator.
The location of house allowed you to quickly reach the parking, shop's and the center of the old town. We are very glad that we stopped at the Sofias House.
Separately, I want to say about the owner Maria. She is very benevolent and responsive, every week she pleased us with gifts from her garden, and immediately responded to our requests.
We are very glad to get acquainted with her and hopefully we will return again.
Roman, Julia, Gregory, Anastasia and Lavrentii.

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anna_c20
Edinburgh
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60 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Amazing house in the heart of the old town ”
Reviewed 23 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

My husband and I stayed here for a week and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house is beautiful -very old with lovely original features and very nicely furnished and well equipped. It was fantastic to be staying right in the beautiful and atmospheric old town. The house is very centrally located - within walking distance to everything in Rethymno with lots of great restaurants close by.

We hired a car so we could see a bit more of Crete and it was easy to park it just a few streets away.

Maria is a wonderful host and could not have been more welcoming. She really went above and beyond to ensure we had a great stay which we very much appreciated.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this lovely house and hope to return.

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Marc L
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“First holiday together and a magical memorable experience”
Reviewed 7 June 2016 for a stay in October 2014
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This was our first holiday together and it was a really wonderful experience. The house itself is full of rustic charm but also has modern facilities.

We enjoyed drinking wine on the balcony and signing songs in the fading evening sun.

The location was great, in the middle of the picturesque winding streets, with shops very close by.

Maria was really friendly and was there to meet us on our arrival with three glasses of raki! She also brought us delicious pastries and was generally very helpful and attentive to our needs.

Rethymnon itself was lovely, everyone was really friendly and spoke perfect English, and was very encouraging of our poor attempts to speak Greek. Brilliant Venetian Fort and harbour which are both worth a visit.

Thanks Maria!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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JandM813
Liverpool
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great house, great location, very friendly”
Reviewed 9 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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This is a lovely house in the old part of Rethymnon. Maria was very welcoming. When we got there she had prepared us a meal and stocked the kitchen. She was always available if we had any queries and even called to see how we were getting on and to bring us fresh figs.

The house is large with a good kitchen area, 2 outside sitting areas and is very well situated.

Maria was very helpful and we have no hesitation in recommending this property. Wonderful place to stay.

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TaniaD070...
Vancouver, Canada
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“A wonderful stay!”
Reviewed 19 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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This is a wonderful place to stay. We stayed here for 10 days and we were sad to leave.
The house was perfect. We have two children 10 and 12. The house suited us perfectly. The twin beds were perfect as was the master bedroom. The house was spotless. Well equipped and the pictures do not do it justice. Maria was very prompt in answering any questions. When we arrived Maria was there to greet us with a smile. She had stocked the kitchen with supplies and made us feel very welcome. The house is in a perfect location. Near a mini market, a bakery and little shops. The street is quiet and beautiful. It is a short walk to the centre of town. There are two bedrooms upstairs one with twin beds and one with a queen. There is a beautiful balcony area off the second bedroom where we had breakfast every day. There is a washing machine and a full kitchen, this made it so easy. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this place. If you want a wonderful holiday home stay here. Maria was so helpful. We are looking forward to returning.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Reviewed 23 May 2017 for a stay in April 2017
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Management Response
23 May 2017
Mrs Katrin and family, thank you very much for your kind words!! You are a really wonderful family!! I hope to see you soon!! Take care :)
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