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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
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bonn, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Charming, clean , friendly , well located, very good value for money, room had fantastic decoration with old Venetian stones walls in the midst of modern renovations. Quite impressive. There is roof terrace from which you can oversee the city roofs and sea. Hosts are the family and they are absolutely professional and kind .

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

Hi Anna, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are very glad that you enjoyed our roof terrace, our hospitality and our new deluxe room! Our first concern when we renovate a room is a big respect to our inheritance. We always try to find ways (which is not always easy), to make our rooms more comfortable and... More 

Namur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very welcoming couple in a very welcoming and beautiful house with some great surprises in the room : fruit juice, coffee, sweet things, ... and obviously a bottle of Raki ! :) If you go to Rethymno, do not hesitate and go spend at least one night !

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

Hi Paul, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review about us on TripAdvisor, and for appreciating the little treats we leave in the room everyday, after we finish cleaning it... Of course, Raki is important for the Cretan Breakfast!! :-) We will be very glad to welcome you again at our house really soon! Love... More 

Keerbergen, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived without prebooking. Iro proposed us another location since they were fully booked at their main premises. It turned out a brand new studio for ourselves in the centre. Additional to that we got a short but to-the-point crash course in Rethimno restos/bars/places-of-interest etc. Later on during our 5 days stay the service remained equally good.

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

Hi Philip, This is the first review on our brand new "Superior Studio in Sohora". We are very excited about this new building that we manage, and we are very proud of both the apartments that are located there. Thank you very much for your wonderful first review of our beloved Sohora Studio, and for appreciating its location and our... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was clean and comfortable with a great balcony in an excellent location right in the centre of town. Panos and Iro who run the hotel were very friendly and helpful and gave us some great recommendations for places to go out, we can't thank them enough for a lovely stay.

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

Hi Patrick, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are very glad that we helped you, to make your stay in the old Town better. We are still remembering your smiling faces and your kindness. Thank you a million times for staying with us! Love & Best Wishes, Panos & Iro More 

Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately, I and my wife had just a 3 days in this house and in Rethimno. The owners are very polite and hospitable. Iro made a little lecture for Rethimno, sightseeing, restaurants, café, shops, everything. She answer to all our questions about places around Rethimno and for all Crete. The house is very impressive – old Venetian house – 800... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Barbara Studios is a beautiful property in Old Town to give you the authentic feel of Greece. They have excellent service and excellent location to all of the beautiful sights, shops, and restaurants in the Old Town Rethymno. The property is beautiful, and Panos and Iro will greet you and spoil you with their kindness for your entire stay. They... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here with my partner for our 2 week holiday in Crete. We received a very warm welcome from Panos and Iro. They were both very helpful and provided good local information. Our room was also cleaned daily and we had coffee, French toast and a home made sweet every day. There was also a free bottle of raki... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely home-run accommodation, perfectly located in the Rethymno old town right next to the Fortezza. Clean and humble interiors with sweet balconies. The hosts were lovely and so helpful, making you feel right at home.

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

Hi Cjhhep, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are very glad that you enjoyed our balconies, and our hospitality. We also thank you for mentioning our "Green" features. We are "Green" since 1969, when our mother installed systems for gathering rain water, and used the energy from the sun, for hot water! We would love to welcome... More 

Istanbul, Turkey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girlfriend and me had just a couple of days off to travel and as such could only spend one night in Rethymnon, but as soon as we had arrived at Barbara Studios and met the staff, we wished we could stay at least half a week. I had asked if it was possible to arrange some flowers for the... More 

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

Hi Gijsw, Thank you very much for your wonderful review on TripAdvisor. We have been always talking about the small details in life, that make us smile and feel more at home. Especially when it comes to surprises to our loved ones. We always deliver for such loving requests. We also thank you for mentioning our hand made map with... More 

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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were received from Palos, the owner, who is kind and available. The room was fantastic, and we stayed like our home.....maybe better! The studios are in the central area of the city I sincerely recommend.

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

Hi Billa, Thank you very much for your wonderful review and for appreciating our family's hospitality at Barbara Studios. I would just like to add, that we never feel that we accommodate "guests", but rather that we host our friends. :-) Love & Best wishes, Panos and Iro More 

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