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Barbara Studios

14 Dambergi Str, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00 Greece
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#2 of 32 small hotels in Rethymnon
Location
5.0
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.9
Value
4.8
2023 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
GreenLeaders Gold level
Barbara Studios is, and has been, a real Cretan family home, welcoming travelers coming from all over the world since 1969, respecting the meaning of the Greek word "Filoxenia". If you wish to feel like a "Rethymnian", then this will be your real home in Rethymno. :-) In this 1600's Venetian building, the Venetian and Ottoman heritage, the exotic scents and the magnificent architecture, all endowed to us by the lords and merchants who lived here in the ancient times, is still real and is immediately revealed when you step through the front door for the first time. The tradition of hospitality has been alive at Barbara Studios, since 1969. Barbara family's Cretan love, our love, is the same love which was generously passed to us by our ancestors born and raised in Crete, the island and the mother of world's hospitality. Zeus birthplace.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Taxi service
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Wifi
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Green
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Greek
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Jerry K wrote a review Oct 2023
Helsinki, Finland19 contributions21 helpful votes
We had very nice 3 weeks stay at Barbara Studios in Rethymnon. Personel were so polite and warmly friendly. We had our own balkony and our room was very clean and cozy. Barbara Studios is in a quiet location in the Old Town - less than 100m from The beautiful Venetian Harbour and shops & restaurants are all near. We hope to come here some day again!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: October was nice and warm - between +24C +26C🌞
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Maria-Georgos wrote a review Oct 2023
Keerbergen, Belgium5 contributions3 helpful votes
Like always, we very much enjoyed our stay with you. Kindness and helpfullness towards your guests is one of your strenghtness. Looking forward to see you again next year. We wish you a very goof winter.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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liannalondon wrote a review Oct 2023
Ruislip, United Kingdom44 contributions15 helpful votes
This place deserves the 5 star reviews. I nearly didn't book it as the only roon available had a single bed, but I'm glad I did. The bed was so comfortable. It's in a beautiful setting with lots of outdoor space. It's a family home and Iro, the daughter who runs this place is so friendly and helpful. When I left I felt like I was saying goodbye to a friend. Highly recommended
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
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Charlie B wrote a review Sep 2023
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Relaxed, very friendly, very comfortable and very reasonably priced, the Barbara was the perfect for exploring and unwinding. Multiple spaces to hang out aside from your room including a rooftop with a fabulous view. No reception or breakfast but everything you might need instantly accessible. A wonderful place to stay.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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elisabethtroesch wrote a review Sep 2023
Toledo, Spain2 contributions
Our stay at Barbara Studios was just perfect. The location is super centric and the apartments super cozy, clean and beautiful, they are provided with everything you need. Iro was the most caring, helpful and warm-hearted host, thank you very much and we would definitely come back!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Jesper wrote a review Aug 2023
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We spent an amazing time at Barbara Studios. Amazing people running the place. They work very hard to keep high standards and make sure you enjoy your stay. Good location, very clean and very frendly 😍👍🇬🇷
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Charles M wrote a review Aug 2023
Kandanos, Greece25 contributions10 helpful votes
Quiet, comfortable place on the edge of old town Rethymno. Convenient to all the shops and restaurants, and also a grocery store just a short walk away. We've stayed there twice so far, once upstairs and once on the ground floor, and both times we were quite happy with our visit.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Room Tip: If you have difficulty climbing stairs, you may want to stay on the ground floor.
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Sari O wrote a review Jul 2023
Zell, Switzerland8 contributions2 helpful votes
Perfectly located in the middle of old town. Our room was very nice with a small kitchen inclusive fridge. The most comfy bed of all our trip in Crete. Also our balcony was very nice - in the backyard and with a table and two chairs (perfect to read a book in relaxing atmosphere or eat breakfast). Sometimes we felt a little disturbed of the other guests, making noices in the backyard early in the morning or in the night. It has a nice rooftop with a nice view. Staff were very helpful, friendly, attentive, committed. We felt very welcomed and in good hands. We would always come back.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Nobletim wrote a review Jul 2023
Prague, Czech Republic59 contributions21 helpful votes
If you are staying in Rethymno, we would highly recommend Barbara Studios. The room we stayed in was an apartment, large living area, good-sized bedroom with masses of storage, well-equipped kitchen area and large bathroom. The building is great, an old town house, with courtyards and terraces, and very peaceful, though just a minute from the old town and the Venetian harbour, and about 20 minutes to the beach. Iro, the owner, is a wonderful host, helpful, friendly, and if there are any problems or questions, even if she's not there, she responds immediately. Probably the best place we have ever stayed on holiday.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Michael M wrote a review Jul 2023
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Best place… Iro is the soul of Barbara Studios…No Hotel, it is a family organized place. Inspiration and a quite place after a long day. The roof top ist so special- even ist is a full moon night… TOP
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$54 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
GreeceCreteRethymnon PrefectureRethymnon
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Barbara Studios
Which popular attractions are close to Barbara Studios?
Nearby attractions include Rethymnon Old Town (0.10 miles), Chaplin's (0.2 miles), and Elements Handmade Jewels (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Barbara Studios?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a rooftop terrace, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Barbara Studios?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Barbara Studios?
Yes, free public parking nearby and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Barbara Studios?
Conveniently located restaurants include Othonas taverna, Galini Restaurant, and Yog-inn.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Barbara Studios?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Barbara Studios?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Venetian Fortezza (0.2 miles), Agia Irini Convent (2.3 miles), and Minoiko Nekrotafeio Armenon (3.7 miles).