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Faros Beach Hotel
Ranked #13 of 44 Rethymnon B&B and Inns
Perth, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great place for travellers”
Reviewed February 21, 2014

we found this small friendly hotel to be one of the best places that we have stayed on our travels. The location is the best in town, right in the centre with everything just outside your door but surprisingly quiet. The rooms have everything including air conditioning, fridge and even a kettle and cups. There is also a well organized kitchen for making your own breakfast or even meals..Has a great terrace and roof garden with the most fantastic views. The whole hotel is kept very clean and maintained well you would never guess its 500 years old! ! We felt sort of honoured to have stayed in such a historical place. So basically a great value for money hotel with very friendly and informative staff that try to make your holiday the best it can be.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

Many people have written about this hotel in Rethymno.
I think this hotel is worth writing a few words.
Arriving in Crete in October 2013 we stayed in faros beach hotel for a few nights.
First impression was very impressed for the location and the view.
The room we had was neat, clean and very well kept,it had everything that a decent hotel should have.
Our room was cleaned every day, the view from our balcony was amazing.
The welcome we received and the service we got from the staff was unique.
Most important for us the Australians is not if we sleep in silk sheets, but the feeling you get from the place you are staying.
Faros was the best accommodation we stayed in Crete.
For the location and the service the price is very low.
We rate faros beach as an excellent place to stay in Rethymno for your travel you will find the hotel very convenient, near too everything, beach, restaurants, cafes, shopping, but most of all you get fantastic service from the staff

  • Stayed October 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed December 19, 2013

After your vacation you are able to realize what and where you had a good time.
We had stayed one week in faros in Rethymno , everything was more than we expected.
Service was excellent, people were so nice to us like they were our relatives.
We had a room with a great view , big enough for us , had everything we needed, very very clean,
well organized, ,we enjoyed so much the view from the room and the roof terrace .
Is useful to be able to use cooking facilities for free .
Is one of these hotels that you stay every time you go to Rethymno because of the price, location
Staff, cleanness, views and facilities.
Faros hotel in Rethymno is one you loved to stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed November 25, 2013

The small and hidden gem of the Faros Hotel in Rethimno is wonderful. We spent 3 nights here in October with Sally and Georgios and had a lovely stay.

The Faros is situated in the old Venetian Harbour of Rethimno and walk out the door to the left and you are walking around the harbour to the Fortezza and back into the old town. Walk out the door to the right and you are in the old town which makes one want to amble and sit and watch the world go by. Or, turn right and walk along the marina for miles.

The Faros is dated, yes, and we expected Hercule Poirot to come out of the quaint lift at any time,but it is so clean and well looked after. We had a lovely large room with double french windows and a small balcony out over the harbour and it was lovely to sit there and relax and
hear the greek music occasionally from the tavernas below and get the heavenly smells of greek food.

The Faros also featurea a sitting room with wonderful views and a small kitchen where you can
cook for yourself if necessary. There is also a great roof solarium with wonderful views out over
the sea and of Rethimno.

This hotel is definitely great value for money, It is clean, very comfortable and Sally and George are great hosts. The location alone is worth every penny we paid and we hope to return again to this little gem in Rethimno.

Room Tip: A room over the Venetian Port gives lovely views.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2013

We booked this hotel after we read many good reviews from trip advisor.we stayed in October.
First of all the hotel in best location in this small but cute town.
We had a room in face by the water .The balcony we had it was almost on top of the sea.
Room was very big (we had a suite)two air conditioning fridge tv wifi .
People who run this hotel is very special .Every day try to help us in anything we could ask for.
The view from our room was outstanding , only in very expensive hotels you be able to have this unique view.
Panoramic view was in all the spots of the hotel.
Our room was very clean very well decorated for the standard and the price.
Also we were very pleased with the facilities it offers , is a unique and very elegant when you are a travelers to stay in a hotel and you be able to make your own food and how you like and to enjoy your meal in the best view in town without to have the hassle of the restaurants.
We have been very lucky also very happy that we made the right choice .
We are very happy we met the people of this hotel .
Was a great unforgettable stay .
We thank you so much for a great vacation

Room Tip: The suite is the biggest fantastic view
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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11 Thank Alan C
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2013

We got a lovely welcome from the owners and some very useful information.
It is an old building and full of character. The room, which was rather small and cramped, had a small balcony over-looking the seafront to the right and a section of the venetion harbour to the left. On the floor above us was a dining room with a kitchen in which guests could prepare their own food. On the flat roofed top of the hotel was a place for sunbathing. The views from here and the dining room were wonderful.
The location was excellent for visiting the old town, fortress and venetian harbour. Many restaurants are within the vicinity but beware the ones that offer seemingly good value at around €17 (for 2) for Greek salad, main course and wine. We had one and found it very poor value.
Unfortunately, because of the great location, the area around was noisy. The noise from nearby club went on until after 5 am and the square below our room seemed to be a congregating place of the young people leaving the club.
It is up to prospctive guests to decide if the positives of this hotel outweigh the negatives. The nearby nightlife might be a positive to some!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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11 Thank thowe61
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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2013

An extremely good place in the heart of Rethimnon old town overlooking the old port and lighthouse. There is a breakfast room and lounge with facilities for cooking your own food and large, comfortable, bedrooms. Sally and George who run the hotel speak english very well and are kind and extremely helpful. I spent 7 days there and regretted having to go home.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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12 Thank John B
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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 #13 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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