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Ideon Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   10 Square North Plastira, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece   |  
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Ranked #27 of 159 Hotels in Rethymnon
Hermanus, South Africa
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Very good location!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Stayed here for two nights. This hotel is ideally located, close to the old town.
All the best sights are within walking distance. It has a lovely pool at the back and several happy hours, which is really good value for money. Breakfast was good, sit outside with nice view over the pool area. Only bad thing was that there is no wi-fi in rooms available, only at the lobby area.
This hotel is clean and quiet and ideally suited for middle age couples.

Room Tip: Try and get a room at the back of the hotel, higher than the 3 rd level, facing the swimming pool!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

this has been our ninth trip to the Ideon and on this occasion we were accompanied by my sister-in-law who had travelled from Canada. Most of her experience has been in USA, Hawai, Alaska, etc, so she would have high expectations in accomodation, dining and general "facilities". To say that she was in thrall to the Ideon is an understatement. The staff at all levels - front of house, bar, dining room and housekeeping remain exceptional. The restaurants at the Venetian port remain expensive for what is on offer while Erofili and Castellvechio continue to provide excellent food at a competitive price. Look for the hidden gem, the Akri, in the old town. And the Ideon's Happy Hour (40% off 17:00 - 18:30) makes for a great start to any evening!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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34 hotel reviews
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

It has excellent location - near downtown and harbour and has a sea view. Both are great assets of hotel. Breakfast is ok. There is a nice pool on the back side. There is weak wi fi signal in the rooms but excellent in the lobby. Honestly, I prefer room wi fi. Don't see much point of lobby wi fi prevailance. In general nice experience. Staff is very nice. So 4 would go due to the staff and location. If cleanliness is observed it would not be rated good. Recommendation: improve it. However, could be nice choice.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lyndhurst, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

A three star establishment overlooking the sea. Our room was at the rear overlooking the extremely well kept and clean pool. Comfortable bed, cleaned thoroughly every day. Staff charming and helpful. Breakfasts adequate. Plenty of tavernas in the ''old'' town for other meals. A real pleasure to wander through the narrow alleys . Pity about the endless graffiti. Well worth going again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ternopil, Ukraine
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

It located right near sea and harbor, but you need to walk around 1 km to the beach. Genoesian fortress - 500 metres from it. There are plenty of bars and restaurants around. Some of tham are very noisy and loud with crowds of local youngsters. Bus stastation in 10-15 min. walk.
Ideon has nice pool and very friendly stuff. They try their best to make family atmosphere.
We like it

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

we stayed 2011 early september. we were given a room with a view of an internal wall so asked to move and were given a 1st floor room over the pool (much better).
the staff were great, especially the bar staff. the bar area is very relaxing and covers an area infront of the hotel. this is next to a lot of other similar bars were the youngsters seemed to drink.

breakfast was varied, no complaints at all. the room was adequate and the hotel was clean.

the only disapointment was the pool. it is too small for the amount of guests and there is no room for expansion. the beach is about 400 hundred yards, but the sea was rough while we were there. no turquoise waters but it was clean. it is a big bay and you can find your own spot.
good value hotel, with a perfect location in the old town and a great bar.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

We are consistently, pleasantly surprised by the quality of 3-star hotels in Greece (wonderful country - wonderful people).The Ideon in Rethymnon, Crete, is no exception. We asked for a seaview room and some reviewers said that that side of the hotel could be noisy, but we went late Septmeber 2011 and it was not the case. The hotel is 20 mins walk from the beach but it is very close to the magical old town of Rethymnon where there are masses of places to eat. Breakfast at the hotel is excellent (despite the Brits who insist on taking their own tea bags and nescafe!!). The coffee here is also excellent and we believe the mark of a good hotel. The pool is fine, shade is available. The staff were ultra efficient and friendly without being 'in your face' or patronising. Coctail hour is a real bargain and there is a very ambient outdoor (almost pavement) bar/cafe area in the little square onto which this hotel fronts We rarely return to any hotel (life's too short for repeats) but Crete and the Ideon, Rethymnon may just break the habit of a lifetime. Crete is a scenic place; there is history and good beaches. It's worth hiring a car to get out and about as there is such a variety. The sea in northern Crete, can apparently be rough in August, but it's a small price to pay for everything else it has to offer.

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view room on the 2nd floor or above. Also there seems to be very good pool view rooms
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 10 Square North Plastira, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Rethymnon Prefecture > Rethymnon
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Rethymnon
#30 Romantic Hotel in Rethymnon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ideon Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 105
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