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Barbara Studios

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14 Dambergi Str, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

When we arrived we were met by Iro who carried our bags up to our room. He gave us loads of information about the best places to go and gave us a map to assist us around the old town. Every day his wife gave us home made cakes which were delicious. In the fridge was orange juice butter jam... More 

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Panos K, Manager at Barbara Studios, responded to this review

Hi Ann31, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review about us on TripAdvisor. Little touches make the difference, and we are very glad not only because you noticed them, but you also wrote about them, in such a kind and detailed way. We also thank you for mentioning our green practices, and that... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We have just spent three nights here and I must say the experience was truly wonderful. Paniotis and Argyro were exceptional hosts! From the treats left in our suite to the invitation to a barbecue yesterday, it was like a home from home! We are a well travelled couple and in fact have stayed in Rethymno on a number of... More 

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Panos K, Manager at Barbara Studios, responded to this review

Hi Riversdale, Thank you very much for your wonderful review and for appreciating our family's hospitality at Barbara Studios, and for mentioning our location and the serenity of our home. We would also welcome you again in a heart beat! Love & Best wishes, Panos and Iro More 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Unfortunately the weather wasn't in our favour, but Barbara Studios was. Wish we could have had better weather, then our stay would have been perfect. Excellent hosts, great location, good accommodations. Would definitely recommend.

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Panos K, Manager at Barbara Studios, responded to this review

Hi Sylvia, We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay although the weather was not on your side. Thank you very much for your nice words and wish you all the best and sunny skies! Best regards, Iro & Panos More 

Magliano Sabina, Italy
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90 reviews 90 reviews
28 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Panos, Iro are delightful young hosts and make you feel part of the family (it is their family home!) Easy to find, close to the harbor/port (park on the street up the road from the official, pay car park). Rooms are delightful, individually decorated, equipped with juice, raki and little cakes - ask for one overlooking the sea, on a... More 

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Panos K, Manager at Barbara Studios, responded to this review

Hi Jocelyn, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review about our family house on TripAdvisor. We also thank you for mentioning our location, and the details about our home. Our rooms are built to anyone's desires. Top floor rooms are equipped with a balcony with partial sea views, and ground and first floor... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Panos and Iro treat you like family not like friends, I felt very welcomed, I had a really good time, they are very open, friendly people. They speak english well and its fun to talk with them, open-minded, everything is taken care, I felt like in 5*+++ Hotel.

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Panos K, Manager at Barbara Studios, responded to this review

Hi Josef, We really enjoyed our talks and the time we shared together. Thank you very much for your beautiful review and for appreciating our hospitality. We would love to welcome you again to our house. Love and best wishes, Panos & Iro More 

Essex
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

What a wonderful place to stay... Iro and Panos went out of their way to make my husband and I feel welcome - their local tips for where to eat and drink really came in handy and the cakes left in the room each day went down a treat! We stayed in one of the loft apartments, which was very... More 

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Panos K, Manager at Barbara Studios, responded to this review

Hi Brogmalog, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this wonderful review about us on TripAdvisor. We also thank you for mentioning our Green features, and the practises we have adopted since many years ago. We are very sensitive when it comes to recycling, and saving energy, and this is obvious by the time you enter our... More 

Rethymnon, Greece
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I live in Rethymno, but in a tiny student room, so when my partner came to visit for a week, we booked into Barbara Studios for a week. Our room was clean, pretty and roomy, with air conditioning and a proper bath. Panos and Iro were lovely hosts who went out of their way to welcome us: Raki, juice and... More 

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Panos K, Manager at Barbara Studios, responded to this review

Hi Girlwithtrowel, Thank you very much for your beautiful words, and for really enjoying our recommendations on restaurants and places worth visiting, nearby. To tell you the truth we were a little hesitant on recommending restaurants in the past, because it is a matter of personal taste mostly, and also we did not want our guest to think that there... More 

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Barbara is a very specific place. Not only because of it's appearance and charm but also because of the hosts (Panos & Iro) who are genuine people doing work they clearly enjoy. We stayed in a loft apartment and a ground floor studio (had to return after 1 week of travelling) and both rooms were exactly what we needed -... More 

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Panos K, Manager at Barbara Studios, responded to this review

Hi Vojta, Thank you very much for all the wonderful words and photos that you shared with us! We also thank you for realising and sharing that we love our work. Everything that comes out of love is always genuine and charming. At least this is how we think... We would love to see you all again and enjoy more... More 

Chaves, Portugal
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Me and my boyfriend stayed in studio number 14 for 3 nights last week. We have to say that Barbara studios is very well located, less than 5 min away on foot from everything you want to see/do and you have a free parking 600m away from them. Furthermore, all their tips were valuable. Also, it s a family run... More 

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Panos K, Manager at Barbara Studios, responded to this review

Hi Christina, Thank you very much for your kind review about us on TripAdvisor. We also thank you for mentioning our location, cleanliness and our service. We appreciate that you shared your feedback. Through this feedback such as yours, about the noise for example, we are able to make improvements every year. Of course it is not always on our... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Lovely room in beautiful building, couldnt be a more central location. Was met on arrival by the owner who gave us a map with best places to eat/drink/visit circled clearly on them. Later on we were given some sweets his wife had baked. Would definitely recommend to anyone - also really cheap for where it was and how nice the... More 

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