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Byzance Boutique Hotel

Pigi village, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
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Ranked #6 of 39 Rethymnon B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013
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Athens, Attiki, Greece
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Me and my Soulmate just wanted a cozy, peaceful place to relax and enjoy the Great Island of Crete and I can now say we did an outstanding choice. The Room was amazing. Very personal and themed, unlike most "default" looking hotel rooms. Sweet and Cozy, just how we wanted. Our hosts were more than willing to make us feel... More

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Gianni and Sabrine made an enjoyable holiday unforgettable. Byzance is an amazing building but it is its current custodians who are to be praised for taking excellent care of us with custom breakfasts, amazing coffee, recommendations of places to visit and the loan of a map. The ancient bakery in the village provides the bread for breakfast and Gianni goes... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

This is a beautiful historic building that has been restored into a hotel. Each room is decorated differently each with its own individual character. There is a nice rooftop terrace that is very nice to relax on in the afternoon or evening. Everyone at the Byzance Hotel is very friendly and helpful. In the center of the village is a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

I never thought I would choose somewhere away from the beach with no pool, but I'm so glad I did! Our hosts Sabrina and Johnny took such good care of us with everything from local recommendations to custom breakfasts. I felt like a special guest rather than just a hotel customer. The rooms are beautifully renovated (we were allowed to... More

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Ins, Switzerland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

I always wanted to visit Crete, but no big hotels or young nosy people. I've found this hotel on the internet. I'm so glad...When we came in she asked us to take off our shoes...we thought that was strange...but afterwards we've found out..she has spend many years and effort renovating this building and making this here place and a perfect... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

If you're questioning whether to stay at Byzance: if you have a car, go for it. While Pigi at first glance is not the 'dream destination' (there are still unfinished buildings around the village), Kristen's welcome and the hotel has tons of charm. You can tell Kristen has put a lot of effort into the decoration and it shows. The... More

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Hello Ryan Thank you for the kind words and reviewing my place on tripadvisor! I know staying in a small Cretan village is very different to the beach resorts, but it is a great way to experience how the locals live day to day. I think the 'unfinished buildings' on the outskirts, are actually a couple of new houses and... More

Pickering, Ontario, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

We got in late and were made more than welcome by Krisden and our stay couldn't have been more pleasant. From the wonderful old world village charm of the hotel to Krisden's valuable advice on where to go and what to see it was a stay I'd recommend to anyone looking for a good food, exploring and getting th efeel... More

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

What a place! Kind, open, friendly and comfortable – this is a killer b&b – having travelled extensively in Crete for over eight years I can tell you this is A class, first rate on every level – comfortable homely rooms, wonderful welcome from the owner, the best breakfast I have ever had at a b&b in Crete, not so... More

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

Staying outside Rethymno on our road trip in Crete was the best decision ever as we got to experience the quiet and authentic atmosphere of Pigi and Kristen's beautiful B&B. The village is just some 10 mins drive from Rethymno, and it's also a good place to explore the rest of the Central Crete from. Kristen can help with planning... More

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Athens, Greece
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

We stayed in this wonderful hotel for 6 nights and we are so glad we did!! The place is simply amazing, like stepping back in time, as the owner, Kristen has done a wonderful job renovating it and making it look as it would have been some 500 years ago. We stayed at the Venetian room, on the top floor... More

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Also Known As:
Byzance Boutique Hotel Rethymnon, Crete
Address: Pigi village, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Rethymnon Prefecture > Rethymnon
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Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #6 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Rethymnon
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come and experience the real Crete by staying at Byzance Hotel. This charming and romantic, 3 star boutique hotel is situated in the centre of the friendly village of Pigi. Its unique position 2 kms from the beach and 7 kms from the old town of Rethymnon offers to its guests the possibility not only to relax but also to enjoy the historical sights of the surrounding area. The hotel is a 16th-century Venetian manor house, respectably and traditionally renovated. Byzance has only 5 rooms all with private bathrooms and furnished with elegant antique furniture including air condition, satellite TV, mini bar, WiFi Internet. ... more   less 
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Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Come and experience the real Crete by staying at Byzance Hotel. This charming and romantic, 3 star boutique hotel is situated in the centre of the friendly village of Pigi. Its unique position 2 kms from the beach and 7 kms from the old town of Rethymnon offers to its guests the possibility not only to relax but also to enjoy the historical sights of the surrounding area. The hotel is a 16th-century Venetian manor house, respectably and traditionally renovated. Byzance has only 5 rooms all with private bathrooms and furnished with elegant antique furniture including air condition, satellite TV, mini bar, WiFi Internet. ... more   less 
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