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Casa Maistra Residence
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

Well worth a five start rating. Excellent central location. Very high quality suites with lots of space. An easy stroll to the shops restaurants and bars of this lovely holiday city. Suites have everything that you need and more. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed May 12, 2013

I loved this place. It was (almost) nicer than my own home, and it was certainly bigger. The owners truly put some love and care into the place. In talking to them (a nice Greek/German pair), they apparently did many of the renovations themselves. It shows in all of the wonderful little details we found: a spiral staircase, a detachable ladder leading to the private patio, thoughtful lighting, family antique furniture.

But it was the personal service made this one of the best places I've ever stayed in (and that includes 5 star hotels and resorts). Even though we were only staying one night, the owners picked us up and brought us back to the bus station, gave us excellent activity and dining recommendations, and even made a FREE and tasteful assortment of sodas, liquor, and wine available to us. Karin bought us bread from the local bakery in the morning and hung it on our door, and even made us both homemade cupcakes.

If I ever return to Greece, I would plan a return trip to Rethymnon just so I could stay here again.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

Casa Maistra - in the old beautiful section of Rethymno - is one of the best - and especialy unique - "residence" - we ever stayed in.
Lovingly restored old house with three modern spacious and fully equiped suits - centrally located between the main touristic street of old Rethymno and rhe beach promanade.
And above all - the warm and friendly Karen and Marinos - taking care of all what their guests might need.

Room Tip: The two sea facing suits have the best view
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

My husband and I and our two children 5 years and 5 months stayed in the Sea View Suite for ten days in September. We would highly recommned this apartment. Great location in Rethymno right near shopping and eating areas and walking distance to fort.
The apartment was absolutely, spotlessly clean. It has been beautifully renovated.
We had been travelling Greece for a while and our baby had slept in many portacots, but when we arrived we found a full sized cot with beautiful linen for her. This is an example of Karens attention to detail and providing those extras that make a stay so lovely. From the toiletries and high quality towels in the bathroom plus lovely wine and home made yoghurt in the kitchen and delicious bread and pastries every other day we felt like we were staying in a high end hotel.
Karen and Marino were always available by phone to answer any questions.
We would highly recommend a stay here.

Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

I spent two days with some friends at the Sea Panorama Suite and it was just breathtaking! We didn't want to leave our room, we sat at the balcony and enjoyed the amazing view to the water as well as the palm trees of the Rethymno promenade. The whole suite was amazingly decorated, simple but cozy and tasteful, the kitchen fully equipped with everything you could ever ask for and the hosts brought us fresh bread in the morning! We just didn't want to ever leave this place and we thank Karen for her warm welcome. We also tried the restaurant she recommended and we were trully grateful for her taste! Casa Maistra is a homely place, with great amenities that are not even offered at 5star hotels, therefore it's great value for money. I feel lucky to have stayed there and I will definitely visit this beautiful room again :) (And I still can't get over the sweet smell of the towels, the bathrobes and the sheets in my comfortable bed...I kept sniffing non-stop!)

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Sevasti
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

This was a fantastic spot, centrally located, our hosts Karen and Marinos could not have been more welcoming. Rethymno has history, shopping, beaches and is easy to access from Heraklion Airport, (~1.5 hour drive on national highway). Karen has thought of everything, beach towels in a carryall and a beach umbrella, wine in the room, breakfast pastries, to name just a few of the homey touches. The rooms were very modern and are spotless. The kitchen was well equipped and the living areas very comfortable. The loft beroom was very cozy and the rooftop deck was an extra special place to have a glass of wine and unwind at the end of the day or to enjoy coffee and pastries to begin ones day. This was Our first visit to Crete, and we would definitely return to this hotel/suites location. There are many fine restaurants in walking distance. Arkadiou St is part of the main shopping district in "old town", there is plenty to do and you are right in the middle of all the action of old town here. We could not say enough good things about this location.

Room Tip: There are only three suites, We only saw the suite we were in of course but it was large and very we...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

Rethymnon is the loveliest old town that we have ever stayed in & Casa Maistra is the Jewel in the Crown. It is located in the old town, which has fantastic shops, restaurants & coffee bars and it is also about 10minutes walk from the lovely 11km beach. We stayed in the Agora Suite, which was fantastic & was much better than staying in a hotel room, as there was much more space (about 65sqm). You also had free phone calls to land lines in 40+ countries, which was a bonus. Karen & Marinos are extremely helpful & they have furnished the apartments to an extremely high standard. They also provide you with bread & cakes every other day plus a selction of coffees for the coffee maker, teas, soft drinks, beer, wine etc. One of the most pleasurable stays we have ever experienced.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Casa Maistra Residence

Address: 149 Arkadiou | Old Town, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Rethymnon Prefecture > Rethymnon
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 114 Specialty Lodging in Rethymnon
Price Range: $92 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa Maistra Residence 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
“Casa Maistra Residence” is a 19th century traditional residence right in the middle of the town’s promenade, the Venetian coastal road Ruga Maistra. Restored in 2010, keeping the original traditional architecture, the building was divided into 3 exclusive apartment-suites that combine elements of the past with today’s comfort and style. Each suite is fully equipped and spacious enough to accommodate a whole family for any amount of time all year long. ... more   less 
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