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Review of Casa Maistra Residence

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Casa Maistra Residence
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Bristol, UK
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Place to Stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2014

Casa Maistra is very well located, right in the centre of the old town. The view from the window is of uninterrupted seascape, with just a road between it and the beach which is lined with Palm trees.
The Sea Panorama Suite is great. Karen thought of every little thing and there are many very thoughtful touches which make a stay there so very comfortable. The apartment was generously stocked so that we didn't need to rush off for necessary supplies. We found it very well decorated and spotless. The delivery of delicious fresh bread and croissants in the morning was delightful and much appreciated.
We made the right choice staying there and would recommend it without hesitation. It was a lovely place to stay. Thank you Karen and Marinos.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Hunty2
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

One of the best apartments we have ever been to! Very modern and stylish and in a great location. We will certainly be coming back in the near future. We stayed in the Sea Panorama suite which was fabulous...our teenage son thought it was great, with flatscreen TVs and fast internet. Our friends stayed in the Sea View apartment which was a different style and also very impressive. The owner really looked after all of us including airport transfers and fresh bread from a local bakery. Definately one to visit!
Chris and Alyson Jones

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Chris J
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Frodsham
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32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014

Casa Maistra lived up to all the excellent reviews. The accommodation was well furnished, clean and well located. The owners were helpful and friendly and the complimentary wine and morning bread and pastries were a welcome bonus. We stayed in both the Agora and Sea View suites and the Sea View was definitely worth the extra 20 euros a night for the seafront balcony and views

Room Tip: The Sea view suite is well worth the extra 20 euros and looks out over the promenade and sea. There...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Barry H
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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67 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014

Finding this high quality apartment, with personal service, and attention to detail is rare. The apartment has everything you could need. I hesitate to set too high a bar for the gracious hosts, Karen and Marines, but I felt that if there was some need that wasn't fulfilled they would find a way to help solve any problem. The Agora suite finishes, decor, and supplies were high quality throughout the unit. Marines made many great suggestions for drives, restaurants, shopping, and special places to visit. It was very spacious with small kitchen, dining area, living area, and loft bedroom plus a rooftop terrace. There was even free telephone service to virtually anywhere in the world. Wifi was great. One should know that there are what some might say were faults, 10 minute walk to parking, street noise, and narrow stairs. All these things come with the territory of being in the heart of Rethymnon. With the quality and value of the apartment we found it easy to overcome these small things. I probably would have thought I would never visit Crete again, but the idea of returning to Casa Maistra keeps the thought of a return alive.

Room Tip: The Agora has windows to the street side. The other two units face the harbor, but with outdoor res...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nuuanu
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Bristol
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2014

I regularly use Tripadvisor when booking or researching a holiday, but rarely posted a review myself. I feel I need to share my FANTASTIC experience of staying in this apartment. Marinos met us at the airport and we informed him that we were both Deaf; from my vast experience of travelling, I am normally met with a resistance to communicate and all in all have had bad experiences with people’s attitudes. Marinos’ attitude was amazing from the off, he used gesture and made a huge effort to communicate with us. He explained everything that we needed to know and also answered any questions we asked.

We were very impressed with the actual BEAUTIFUL apartment, it was clean and so much effort had been taken by lovely couple; Marinos and his wife (Karen) to make it homely and cosy. It did not feel like an apartment, it felt like home from home. Every morning we had the lovely surprise of a parcel on the doorstep containing fresh breakfast from the bakery. This was something that we had not expected and we felt like Father Christmas had visited!

I felt that we could trust Marinos and Karen’s opinion on local restaurants, places to visit and any relevant information we required. What I like about them, they did not promote or pressure us about going to particular places but instead they asked us what we liked to do or what food we liked to eat and then gave us their recommendations/provided us a lot of information on what we would like to know. Often on holiday it can feel like people are promoting restaurants or attractions because they are on commission; this was definitely not the case with Marinos and Karen.

Overall I would rate this apartment as OUTSTANDING and would recommend it to anyone. Clean, friendly, helpful and a great location, centre of Old Town, close to everything. I never usually return to one place for a holiday, but this is somewhere I would definitely return to in the future. I can’t praise it enough, fantastic!!!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AM R
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Tarnowskie Góry, Polska
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26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

I found this B&B on trip advisor and was everything we expected. Simple and warm interior, clean, cozy in very good location in center of old town. Thanks Karen (the owner) for this (only one) perfect day in Rethymnon, we feel like home!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Anika_vol
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Oslo, Norway
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

The best apartment we have ever stayed. Way much better than staying in a 5 star hotel. Well thought of. Very cozy. For the price, I find it cheap for what they can offer. I think they should increase their rate! Haha. We even got fresh bread delivered right at our doorstep every other morning by the owner.

I gave it a 4 coz I had difficulty sleepïng due to the noise from the restaurants just below the apartment where the main bedroom was located. I am very sensitive to noise. Husband and son slept like a baby though. :-)

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank YvesStGullbekk
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Additional Information about Casa Maistra Residence

Property: 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 #6 of 103 Specialty Lodging in Rethymnon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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