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“Great boutique hotel in the old town.”
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Casa Dei Delfini
Ranked #44 of 175 Hotels in Rethymnon
Certificate of Excellence
Chania Town, Greece
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Great boutique hotel in the old town.”
Reviewed 1 December 2013

If visiting the beautiful town of Rethymnon this small hidden away boutique hotel is perfection.

Great rooms (4), very clean, good sized comfortable beds, freshly tiled bathrooms in fact everything you want in a family run hotel. The couple who run it are friendly, attentive and keen to ensure you have a great stay. The building is 500+ years old and has been beautifully renovated.

The top floor bedroom is the biggest (and best) has a large terraced balcony which is perfect for sitting out, eating breakfast etc. Prices were very keen although we were there out of season.

If it's available and you want quality within walking distance of the old town then book it now!!!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

My boyfriend and I booked this place for 10 nights after seeing reviews on trip adviser and we were so happy when we arrived and saw that all the positive reviews were all true. The hostess was incredibly welcoming and the place had an authentic Greek feel to it. The location was perfect in the beautiful old town. It was a short walk away from the towns bars and restaurants but in an area where noise at night was not a problem. I would recommend this place to anyone but for couples especially due to its romantic feel. The beds were very comfortable and the room was cleaned every day. We really had nothing bad to say about this hotel. Both the people and hotel were lovely and it was well worth the money we spent on it. If I were to go to Rethymnon again I would definitely stay here.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

Perfect place, a true labour of love, each detail has been restored by hand, often that of Vangelis, who when we asked told us about the many processes involved in the restoration. Katerina was delightfull, both are so warm and kind, and nothing too much trouble, and great to chat to about Cretan ways and the past. Furnished with Katerina's eye for design, furnishings super comfy and lovely beds. Breakfast bought from the bakers round the corner is delicious, and great to have the option to enjoy self catering right in the middle of the cafes/gallery/harbour area. We finished our 18 days in Crete with a final night in their villa in the mountains, a garden of paradise. We will be back, thank you.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hitchin
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Just spent a week staying at Casa De Delfini. We cannot rate it highly enough. The owners and their architect son have created a stunning hotel by renovating a Venetian town house to a very high standard, which is full of character and charm. There are two rooms downstairs, two on the next floor with little balconies overlooking the beautiful little courtyard, and an apartment on the top floor. The downstairs rooms are a little on the dark side. We spent two nights in room one and then at our request Katrina moved us up to the 1st floor. All the rooms are self catering with little kitchenettes and ensuite bathrooms. I was so impressed by how clean and well presented the rooms were kept with daily fresh towels and maid service. We had stayed the previous week at a luxury 5 star hotel on the East coast of Crete so had been prepared to feel a bit of a come down when we arrived at this second weeks hotel, however not at all. Casa De Delfini is simply very high class and we felt very lucky to have stayed there. The old town is car free which is great. there is free parking a short walk away. Katrina the owner could not have been more friendly and helpful. She knows so much about the area and advised us on some fabulous places to visit in our hire car and where to park. My suitcase handle broke and when we were leaving she kindly strapped my case on her bike and wheeled it to our car. Nothing was too much trouble. Rethynmon itself is not an attractive town, but the old town is fabulous with briliant places to eat. We spent the evenings there and otherwise were out and about exploring the area. We will definitely go back next time we are in Crete.

Room Tip: One of the upstairs rooms is best as the downstairs rooms are quite dark.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mosta, Malta
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

We actually travelled in September 2012 (not 2013) - the hotel is located in Rethymno's old town, which is closed to non-resident vehicles....however Casa dei Delfini is located quite close to the car park... the property itself is nicely decorated, and the owner was very helpful... including when we ended up locking ourselves out of the room....the breakfast was good too...

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dorking, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

I am a little late with this review, my apologies Katerina!
We stayed here for Easter 2013 and what a fantastic time we had. We were so comfortable in our top floor apartment and made to feel so welcome from the moment we entered that delightful courtyard. I can only repeat what other reviewers have already said with extra stress on the filoxenia. Many many thanks Katerina and your family for giving us a taste of the real Crete, unforgetable!

Room Tip: Don't hesitate.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Leeds
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

We stayed here for two nights in mid-October in room 3. This is an upstairs room with a small balcony, and a bathroom which is full of character. The bed was super comfortable. The location is fab - a two-minute walk to the waterfront, and easy walking distance to any number of restaurants. Given its proximity to the hub, we were worried that it would be noisy at night - however, it was very peaceful. The owner is very friendly and welcoming. Rethymno Old Town is full of character, and perfect for a relaxing wander round the winding streets. The fort is worth a trip for the views it gives of the city, and I'd recommend the Lemon Tree restaurant nearby for its authentic Cretan cuisine. We had a hire car and parked it in the free parking area next to the football stadium, a five minute walk away. Would highly recommend both this hotel and a visit to the area.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Casa Dei Delfini
Address: Nikiforou Foka 66-68, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Rethymnon Prefecture > Rethymnon
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#21 Romantic Hotel in Rethymnon
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Hotel Class:3 star — Casa Dei Delfini 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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