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Idili Traditional Guest House

Panormo, Rethymno, Panormos, Crete 74057 Greece
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#1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Panormos
Idili Traditional Guest House, located in the coastal village of Panormo, in the Prefecture of Rethymnon, is an imposing stone-built traditional landmark, a historically preserved building with large, impressive verandas and a majestic garden. Just 100m. away from the beach and 80m. from the village center where all the traditional taverns and stores are situated, the guest house was reconstructed a few years ago, retaining its Venetian and Cretan architectural features, such as the rooms and chambers, the archways and the stone walls, intact. The three apartments of the guest house Honeysuckle, Hyacinth, and Jasmine (Honeysuckle, Hyacinth and Jasmin respectively) have been rebuilt with such artistic delicacy and style to combine functionality and comfort with the Cretan tradition in the most perfect way.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
Street parking
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Bicycle tours
Evening entertainment
Walking tours
Car hire
Taxi service
BBQ facilities
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Sun terrace
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Greek


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Grade: 52 out of 100
14Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
3Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Jason B wrote a review Aug 2019
Colchester, England, United Kingdom4 contributions5 helpful votes
We've visited Crete for the last four years and have always stayed at Idili Traditional House. It's perfectly situated in the middle of the island on the North coast. Markos is an amazing host. Nothing is too much trouble and with our limited Greek and his limited English, communication isn't a problem. Steph who helps at the House is English. We met her for the first time this year and she serves up a lovely breakfast! She's definitely my favorite as she thought I was 15 years younger than I am! :) The House is in a quiet street away from traffic so a good nights sleep is always had. Both the beach and plenty of cafes/restaurants are just a short walk away. Looking forward to going back in July 2020!
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Date of stay: July 2019
Room Tip: Hyacinth is our favorite, with good balcony. Honeysuckle is ground level so bit cooler.
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HanneChristine wrote a review Jul 2019
Hedehusene22 contributions25 helpful votes
We arrived early in the morning about 6 o'clock and the owner Markos offered us Greek coffee, before we went to have a few hours sleep. We had a very nice breakfast in the lovely garden at 9:30, which Stephanie made for us. We had egg, bread, youghurt, Honey, fresh fruit, fresh pressed oranges, coffeee etc. for EUR7 per person. As it is a traditional stone house, you will find dark wooden furniture. The bed was on the "first floor" up some stairs. The bed was very comfortable. There was aircondition, however, since the bed was Upstairs it got a bit warm even though the aircondition was on. There was a lovely balcony, exactly as shown in the Photos and we loved just to sit there looking out over the garden or down to the sea. There was a sofa on which my husband took a nap and another sofa, where I could relax in the shadow with a book. We only had breakfast on the day we arrived, the other days we made breakfast ourselves and had it on hour balcony in the shadow. Markos is very friendly and he will do anything to help you. He kindly suggested sights to go to and during our stay he offered us coffee and beer. In the garden in the outdoor kitchen you could go and take a draght beer whenever you felt like it. Markos even served it on our terrace, thanks! Stephanie helps Markos with the cleaning of the rooms and they have decided to use eco/green or nature friendly soaps to clean with. Stephanie is English, so if there is anything you need or need to ask Markos and he is not there, you just speak with Stephanie. There are a lot of small tavernas in the small town. The roads are closed in the evenings and the restaurants have tables in the street. We tried almost all the restaurants and our favourite with the best food was Kastro - about 10 minutes from Idili. Very good value for the money, and the staff very attentive. We strongly recommend a stay at Idili if you want something authentic opposed to the hotels. You should be aware that the room Hyachint is the best room, which also has the seaview balcony. The second room has a nice balcony on the groundfloor in the garden, but no seaview and the third only a very small terrace on the street.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from ΜΑΡΚΟΣ Μ, Ιδιοκτήτης at Idili Traditional Guest House
Responded Jul 14, 2019
Ευχαριστούμε πολύ για τα ευγενικά σας σχόλια. Πραγματικά χαιρόμαστε να προσφέρουμε την φιλοξενία σε όλους τους επισκέπτες μας. Ξεχωριστή χαρά, όταν νιώθουμε ότι βοηθάμε να απολαύσετε τις διακοπές σας κοντά μας.
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Sonia L wrote a review Aug 2018
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We spend some days of our holidays in this accommodation. It have been wonderful days. The apartment perfect!, His owner Markos very friendly, and Maria......she is really lovely, I will miss you Maria, who will teach me greek words in the morning? We must to come back for keep learning!! Thanks, Gràcies, Gracias, Efcharistó Alfonso,Sònia, Àlex and Pol
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
Aly D wrote a review Jun 2017
Exeter, United Kingdom31 contributions27 helpful votes
Beautiful, traditional accommodation. The owner Markos and his Sister Maria are so very welcoming without being at all intrusive - wonderful, kind and generous hosts. I would definitely return. Very pretty peaceful private garden to sit in. A hop, skip and a jump to beaches, tavernas and supermarket in this quaint little village.
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Date of stay: June 2017
Trip type: Traveled solo
ben g wrote a review Oct 2016
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions1 helpful vote
We loved our stay at Idili with our two small children. Location perfect down lovely quiet streets and close to all you need. Markos was very helpful and drove us to our next accomodation!n. I'd definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: October 2016
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Idili Traditional Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Idili Traditional Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Panormos Beach (0.2 miles), Ksompli (0.1 miles), and Danaos (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Idili Traditional Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Idili Traditional Guest House?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Idili Traditional Guest House?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Idili Traditional Guest House?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Idili Traditional Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taverna Geronymos, Vinzi Cafe, and O Maki's.
Does Idili Traditional Guest House have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Idili Traditional Guest House offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Idili Traditional Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Russian, and Greek.
Does Idili Traditional Guest House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is Idili Traditional Guest House accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.