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Hotel Poseidon
Sof. Venizelou 61, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece   |  
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Ranked #85 of 172 Hotels in Rethymnon
Sydney
1 review
“Brilliant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2009

This is a brilliant hotel to stay at because it makes you feel at home. The staff are very friendly and sometimes like to have chats with you. So far on the trip we have been on this has been the best hotel. The rooms are great, good sized, nice comfortable beds,airconditioning, great views of the beach and it is right on the beach. It is just a five minute walk to the old town. If the water has a rip or is dangerous they will warn you in a friendly way.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2009

This hotel has some good things going for it. We had a large room with a lovely view of the beach and sea just across the street. It is easy to walk from the hotel anywhere you might want to go in Rethymnon.

However, we unfortunately did not experience the warm family atmosphere described in some other reviews and which was a large part of why we chose the hotel. When we arrived, the owner was gone, no one was at the desk, and the lady from the restaurant below gave us a key without asking our names! We never did see anyone available for help or at the desk until we were checking out.

While our room was large and had the view, there was also a lot of noise from the street at night, so we planned to close the sliding door and use the air conditioner---which did not work or even go on. And although we had mini-fridges in all our other hotels that were fine, this one made such a ruckus that we unplugged it. We had one cup for the two of us and the bathroom towels were thin and rough and had lots of threads hanging off the sides. Also, there were four bulbs over the sink, but only one worked. Just lots of little things that sort of added up and could be easily improved.

On the bright side, the breakfast was very generous, and once again we had that great view. This could be a wonderful place, but our experience was just okay.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2008

The Hotel Poseidon is a fantastic hotel with warm, wonderful Greek hospitality. Since our stay in Greece was during the first two weeks in November, we had a little difficulty finding any hotels that were open. The rate on the Hotel Poseidon was so low (35 euro /night including breakfast) that we were a little worried, but there was no need. This is a family owned business and it is as close to a visit in a private home as we have ever experienced in a hotel setting. The view of the Aegean Sea is wonderful (right across the road). The owners visited with us on their bar deck and made us feel very welcome. The hotel is very clean and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are also clean and offer all that you need: a firm bed, dresser & mirror, fridge, bathroom with shower and a private balcony with a cloths line. They even gave all of us a free drink on our first night! This is very good value for your money! We would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Rethymnon. As a further note, Rethymnon is a very relaxed place to visit in Greece as well. The night life is very lively and joyful as well with all the friendly, little shops down town.

Tim & Gwen Nell Francis Sask. Canada

  • Liked — Hospitality and value for our money
  • Disliked — The beds were a little on the hard side, which was great for us, but not so great for the other couple.
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2008

So glad i booked this hotel..had some worries as traveling with 2 teenage girls and wasnt sure if the area or hotel was the right choice.However there was no need for us to worry cus Yorgas,Pergona,Alex and Co made us feel really welcome. The coctails our fab and the fresh fruit salads and icecreams devine,courtesy of pergona ..u name it she can make it ..hygiene was great, rooms clean and spacious with a balcony. The relaxing atmosphere for eating good food and drinking was great (didnt break the bank) as you looked out onto the sea and the lovely sunsets.The town is a short walk away and again encapuslates everything I imagined an old town steeped in history would. The sea and the beach were literaly across a short road with beautiful waves and warm water..only watch out for the hot,hot,hot,sand..make sure u bring good flip flops..will go back for service and friendliness alone!

  • Liked — service and staff
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2006

This is a small but cosy hotel right on the beach in Rethymno. The hotel has three floors with three rooms on each floor. All rooms have bathroom/shower, balcony with sea view, central heating, air conditioning, refrigerator, TV and phone.

It is a family runned hotel with all the greek hospitality that you want on your vacation. Great breakfast is served in the snackbar where you also can eat real good lunch and the snackbar is a perfect place to see the sunset with a great drink or a cood beer.

Just cross the street the hotel also have sunbeds for rent at the beach. We where offered special discounts since we where living at the hotel. Both the beach and the prices for the food and for the rooms, are really nice and the hospitality of the staff both on the beach and at the hotel is worth much more than any spent euro.

Its not the finest hotel in Rethymnon but its the hotel where you will feel like one in the family and were you like to come and stay year after year.

If you want to book a room in advance I would recommend that you call them or send a fax, they are not yet so good on e-mails...

  • Stayed September 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Sof. Venizelou 61, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Rethymnon Prefecture > Rethymnon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#11 Best Value Hotel in Rethymnon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel POSEIDON, Rethymnon, is a cozy family run new renovated hotel, which is situated directly on the beach promenade and open throughout the year. It offers a breathtaking panoramic view from the Venetian town castle Fortezza to the beautiful horizon. It provides 9 spacious renovated and modern furnished rooms, each with bathroom/shower, balcony with sea view, central heating, air conditioning, double glazed windows, refrigerator, TV and phone at affordable prices. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Poseidon Hotel Rethymnon
Hotel Poseidon Rethymnon, Crete

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