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“Lovely place to stay”
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Barbara Studios
Ranked #1 of 44 Rethymnon B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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“Lovely place to stay”
Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

I can thoroughly recommend these apartments. Delightful architecture, full of character, as you can see from the pictures. The people who run it are so helpful, making sure you have everything you need. You can mix with travellers from right around the world, or keep yourself to yourself if you prefer. The attractive old town is right on your doorstep and the scenic harbour is at the end of the street.
The heat of August was a bit too much for the air conditioning unit to cope with, so a fan would have been very welcome, but other than that it was just great .

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

Perfect location in old town Rethymno, close to the buzzing city life and beaches and still Barbara Studios is a peacefull and quiet paradise. True, it may not be a 5 star luxury, but who needs a swimming pool when you have the whole sea in front of you. And Iro & Panos will take the best care ever of you and your needs. You will want to come back to Rethymno just because of Barbara Studios :)

  • Stayed October 2013
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Panos K, Διευθυντής at Barbara Studios, responded to this review, April 13, 2014
Hi Greg 78,
Thank you very much for taking the time, to write this wonderful review about us on Tripadvisor.
We greatly appreciate the fact that you feel like returning to Rethymnon just for us, and we hope that we meet again sometime in the future.

Best wishes
Panos and Iro
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Baku, Azerbaijan
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Reviewed March 27, 2014

We had great time staying here and returned for a night on our return journey. The location was ideal and the young couple managing the place were really friendly and helpful, showing us all the places to visit and eat. There was a supermarket just round the corner so that we could make our own breakfast when we wanted to. Facilities were good and even ground coffee and a coffeemaker in each room. We would definitely come here again.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Fiona W
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Panos K, Διευθυντής at Barbara Studios, responded to this review, April 3, 2014
Hi Fiona,
Thank you very much for your nice words and for choosing us for a second visit.
We always love to see our guests coming back for another stay in our house. That is exactly the reason that we chose to be a part of the B&B Businesses. To make friends all over the world, and get familiar with different cultures.
We will be very glad to welcome you again, soon.

Best regards
Iro and Panos
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Baku, Azerbaijan
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Reviewed March 26, 2014

Owners were wonderful - very friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean, well laid out and relaxing. We appreciated the facts sheet that the owners had put together and written on to help us find restaurants, cafes, sites etc. We were very happy with the location and had a great two days there!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Davidazerbaijan
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Panos K, Διευθυντής at Barbara Studios, responded to this review, April 3, 2014
Hi Davidazerbaijan,
Thank you very much for taking the time to write about us on TripAdvisor. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and especially our recommendations on the best places in Rethymno. We also thank you very much for mentioning our location, in the heart of the old town.
We hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you again in the future.

Best regards
Panos and Iro
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Reviewed March 25, 2014

Location is prime. Owners are wonderful, hospitable, helpful! Our room was very clean, with plenty of hot water. Owner recommended for dinner a place called Raki Ba Raki, Trust me, find it!! I'm so glad we chose Barbara Studios. Would return immediately.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Kimi F
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Panos K, Διευθυντής at Barbara Studios, responded to this review, April 3, 2014
Hi Kimi,
Thank you very much for your nice review of Barbara Studios, and for mentioning the cleanliness of the room, which is maybe the main concern in our daily job.
We will be very glad to welcome you again and share more with you, since you stayed just for one day.

Best regards
Panos
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Hereford
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2014

An ideal location, very central and close to harbour, beach, shops and tourist attractions. For an older person, the accommodation is not ideal. Had to get up in the night to re-make the bed as the sheets were not tucked in and all the bedding was in the floor! I injured the muscles of my back as I lifted the end of the mattress to do so. The pain and subsequent treatment has added extra expense to my holiday. This happened on my last night in Crete, so at least I was able to do some walking, and it was even warm enough for some swimming whilst I was there.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Panos K, Διευθυντής at Barbara Studios, responded to this review, May 26, 2014
Hi Gayrobot,
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review about us on TripAdvisor.
Unfortunately, due to archaeologic limitations on renovating a 1450's Venetian mansion, our house may not be ideal for guests with mobility limitations, since we are not allowed to install elevators, a fact that is clearly announced on all the websites that we appear.

Best regards,
Panos
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

I stayed here during November 2013 visiting friends and enjoying the celebrations of "Arkadi Days" in Rethymnon.
I have never been so lucky as to be treated as well as these hosts did for me during the 8 days that I stayed here! They are outstanding hosts and they go well above what is required to make you feel like at home.
The room was spotless, the fridge always full of something for me every day. The hotel provided me with a place that felt safe and comfortable and in addition is is central to the entire old city of Rethymnon. To stay at a house that is so centraly located and surrounded by the best eateries in the city has so many advantages. Nearby parking for free is available and they will make sure that you are informed of it. I was lucky to have chosen your hotel rather than any other place that could have been chosen. Thank you both and wish you the very best. I hope that I will be back soon and will finish wrting my book there.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Panos K, Διευθυντής at Barbara Studios, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Hi Leospartan26,
You leave us all speechless with your words. Thank you very much for your wonderful review. Real Cretan hospitality is our main goal, and when we make our guest feel like home we are in heaven.
We wish you all the best with your book and hope we welcome you again soon.

Best regards
Panos and Iro
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Additional Information about Barbara Studios

Property: Barbara Studios
Address: 14 Dambergi Str, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Rethymnon Prefecture > Rethymnon
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 44 B&Bs / Inns in Rethymnon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Barbara Studios 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a family house welcoming travelers from all over the world, respecting the meaning of the Greek word philoxenia.Guests can relax in our studios, in some of them, make their own meal, accompanied with raki, orange juice, bearing in mind that everything that they need to visit is less than 5 minutes away. ... more   less 
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