We (my son, daughter in law and 8 year old grandson) have just returned from 10 nights at the Kleoniki Mare (or Klonky mare as my grandson called it!). The hotel is accessed from the street via a bridge over the pool! We arrived at about 1.30am to a locked door with a telephone number for service. We waited for about 10 mins or so for a grumpy man to let us grumpy tired travellers in.Check in took about 5 mins and we had 2 apts together. Apartments are very basic, but spacious and comfortable, and most importantly spotlessly clean. We had sparkling white clean towels daily, and a bed change every other...xx Very helpful staff, without being intrusive.
Kitchen facilities are 2 boiling rings for cooking and a fridge. Two pans and a frying pan, basic utensils etc.There is a coffee filter machine.... but on reading previous comments we took a travel kettle..and found it essential. The lounge / kitchen has no natural light.but the double bedroom opens onto a balcony. Small shower room and toilet.Television in both rooms, but only english programme is BBC World News!!!
Lovely small pool, cleaned daily, sunbeds and parasols..x
Outside ..turn left 2 mins to a large Spar supermarket with surprisingly low prices, turn right twice ..and 2 mins to the beach, bars, restaurants ....perfect location !!!! My grandson loved Iro's bar, where Iro made him feel so special,with her cocktails and even a 'shot' at the end of the night !! Good food wherever you chose to eat!!
Its a lovely leisurely 15 mins or so stroll along the front to the town, for shopping etc
Downsides...on a personal level..being a retired nursing sister I tend to notice health and safety issues..old habits die hard !!
The only way to the pool is down some steps, and pool toilets and shower facilities are also located down a flight of steep steps without handrails, which would prove problematical for anyone with a mobilty problem.The tiles around the pool are smooth and very slippery, especially when wet, and hold the heat of the sun.
The apartments are next to a motor bike garage which generates lots of noisy bikers...and there is a dog which loudly barks non stop at bikes, vans .. well anything that moves. we never actually saw him ....just heard him from early morning...x
would we return....a unanimous yes .....!!! we would however try to fly to Chania, as the transfer time from Heraklion is over 2 hours ....which is why we arrived tired and grumpy ....but the Cretan sun and horizonal atmosphere soon kicked in ......xxx
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the beautiful and historic city of Rethymno in Crete, resides the Kleoniki Mare hotel. Kleoniki Mare consists of 28 studios and apartments and is located just 50m from the sea and 500m from the city centre. Its spacious en-suite rooms are suitable for both families and couples alike. All studios and apartments are fully air conditioned with a private balcony with table and chairs, private wc, hot water, shower, satellite tv, safe box, fully equipped kitchen (sink, fridge, 2 electric cooking rings, hot water kettle, eating & cooking utensils, table, chairs), wardrobes, hairdryer, baby cot, cofφee table, WiFi. Here in Crete, where the island environment blends with the traditional Greek Cretan hospitality, our modern hotel offers a complete set of facilities. Facilities include an impressive reception with a spacious lobby, free WiFi, Children pool, pool, fresh water swimmimg pool section, free sunbeds and parasols at pool. Nearby you can find a wide selection of supermarkets, tavernas, restaurants, snack shops, souvenir and jewellery shops as well as coffee shops, bars, and mountain bike hire, discos, gym, hair saloon, mini golf. On the beach there is also water sports opportunity and beach volley. It is fully equipped to cover every need, making it ideal for couples and families seeking a relaxing break. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kleoniki Mare Rethymnon, Crete