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Faros Beach Hotel
Ranked #15 of 44 Rethymnon B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
sheffield
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“very very nice hotel”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

The view is the best you can see in Rethymno location right by the water the accommodation very clean the facilities everything you need ,the kitchen very well Internet excellent , the hotel is very close to everything, very central location can't be more central .The staff very polite and very helpful recommended.

Room Tip: Roofcarden fantastic view
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Stuttgart, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed May 25, 2013

We recommend this place 100%!!!
This hotel has the best location in Rethymno. The view from the room was amazing. The breakfast area was wonderful with a great view of the harbor. The roofgarden was also a great place to relax and sunbath - we spent many hours there.
The managers are super friendly - they are wonderful people.
We will come back for sure!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Evli, General Manager at Faros Beach Hotel, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
We thank you very much for your review. Was a pleasure having quests like you, we wish you the best and keep healthy and all your grandchildren.
Regards
Sally & George
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Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2013

The hotel is worth the money.
Best location in Rethymno just front of the beach in town.
The rooms are very well kept, everything you need are there.
Service is excellent from the staff.
The views from the hotel are amazing ,is one of the places you enjoy to stay

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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29 Thank rodhay
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London
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed January 15, 2013

We had stayed this hotel this October. Was absolutely great. Very nice people run this hotel, with best service, very helpful very polite.
The hotel has the best location in town the views are amazing from your room and the breakfast erea and roofgarden.
We think the price is to low according to location be, service and the standard of the hotel.
We had paid much more for hotels that supposed to be higher standard but we were very disappointed , Faros Beach Hotel teach us that what a GOOD HOTEL should be

Room Tip: No 10 suite
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed January 11, 2013

Stay period: 1 night

Exceptionally friendly staff.
The older chap was very friendly and helpful. He insisted on taking my luggage up, I felt too guilty for him to take it up.

Bedroom:
Air conditioning and heating fully functional
The bedroom has the feel of a cabin room and opens onto a small corridor, with an openness that looks into the dining room and overlooks the sea.
Perhaps a little dated, but for the price, you simply cannot go wrong.

Comfortable beds.
Fridge in the room

Balcony/dining area:
Great view of the sea.

Bathroom:
En suite, toiletries provided at teh start of our stay.

Parking:
The owner advised us where to park our for free.

Kichenette:
Shared between all guests.

Internet:
Computer available for guest use.

Hotel absolutely excellent for it's location and very easy going staff.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2012

Just back from a great fortnight in lovely Rethymnon in Crete. Was a little worried before going as I had booked this hotel mainly because it was much cheaper than others within the central location it held, and I could not find much info about it online. I needn't have worried. It was just wonderful.
The location- Faros beach is set right at the harbour and central to everything. Just around the corner is the beautiful Old Town. Go the other way and you can venture to the bars and tavernas that line the beach as far as the eye can see!! Location? You just can't get better.
The Room- This is three star Greek accommodation so be realistic. Small room with a comfortable bed. We had a great balcony that looked down over the harbour. Was great watching all the people come and go. Lovely views out to the sea also. Room was kept spotlessly clean (will get onto that shortly) and new towels/ bedclothes supplied every couple of days. Room was cleaned every day. Room had a fridge (great asset in 40" heat) and a TV (basic channels). Bathroom small, but ample for what was needed. Think decor in room (throughout) required updating, but it is an old building and I know they have plans to address this over the winter. FREE air con.
Hotel Facilities- Again simple, but ample. There is a kitchen available for guests with fridge, cooker, microwave and other basic kitchen essentials. We did not use this as the city had so many great places to eat. There is also a communal seating area here where FREE WiFi is available. Great asset. We were also able to pick it up on our balcony. There is also a roof top terrace which gives amazing panoramic views of Rethymnon. Again this area could be improved by some investment in good sun loungers/chairs/tables etc. However what is there is fine without being luxury. Have to say that bearing in mind the cost of this hotel compared to other similar hotels, and the fact that you have free air con and WiFi, you have to overlook a little outdated furniture. Just a small thing really, but may be important for some.
The Staff- This is what I will remember most about my stay in Faros. I called them the "heart and soul of Faros Beach". Sally, who is English never stops. She goes out of her way to make you feel welcome, and constantly cleans and sorts all problems straight away. She was magnificent. Whatever she is being paid its not enough.
If Sally is the heart then George is the soul!!!!!!! George is a Greek gent who is full of stories about Crete, and has great knowledge of the local area/tavernas. He always has a story and is genuinely dedicated to ensuring you enjoy your stay. Thank you so much to Sally and George for everything. You both were the icing on a very enjoyable Greek cake. Book it already!!!!!!

  • Stayed September 2012
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2012

This small hotel overlooking the old venetian harbour has the best location in Rethymnon. Lovely views of sunrise at front and within walking distance of a long sandy beach. In the old town with narrow streets full of good restaurants and shops. Rooms basic but clean. Sally and George are very nice and helpful. Rooftop terrace and balconies to enjoy the scenery. Went with grown up family and friends. Rooftop terrace not suitable for young children unless supervised. There are narrow spiral stairs or lift available. No hesitation in recommending a room on the front side of this hotel.

Room Tip: The rooms on the front of the hotel get the sun and are quieter.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Faros Beach Hotel
Address: 88 Eleftheriou Venizelou | Venetian Harbor, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Rethymnon Prefecture > Rethymnon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 44 B&Bs / Inns in Rethymnon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Faros Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located at the picturesque Venetian harbor of the Old Town of Rethymno, Crete, Faros Beach Hotel features a rooftop terrace with breathtaking views of the harbor and the Aegean Sea beyond. The Hotel enjoys a central location within the Old Town and is ideal for those who wish to explore Rethymno's historic quarter with its narrow streets and traditional tavernas. The hotel offers cosy rooms and suites with private or shared balconies offering panoramic views of the harbor and the Aegean Sea. All units are equipped with air conditioning, a 32-inch HD flat screen TV and a mini fridge. Complimentary Wi-Fi offered throughout the hotel is consistently rated as 'excellent' by our guests. ... more   less 
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