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Ideon Hotel
Ranked #14 of 165 Hotels in Rethymnon
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Very good place”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

It has excellent location - near downtown and harbour and has a sea view. Both are great assets of hotel. Breakfast is ok. There is a nice pool on the back side. There is weak wi fi signal in the rooms but excellent in the lobby. Honestly, I prefer room wi fi. Don't see much point of lobby wi fi prevailance. In general nice experience. Staff is very nice. So 4 would go due to the staff and location. If cleanliness is observed it would not be rated good. Recommendation: improve it. However, could be nice choice.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Lyndhurst, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2013

A three star establishment overlooking the sea. Our room was at the rear overlooking the extremely well kept and clean pool. Comfortable bed, cleaned thoroughly every day. Staff charming and helpful. Breakfasts adequate. Plenty of tavernas in the ''old'' town for other meals. A real pleasure to wander through the narrow alleys . Pity about the endless graffiti. Well worth going again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ternopil, Ukraine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2013

It located right near sea and harbor, but you need to walk around 1 km to the beach. Genoesian fortress - 500 metres from it. There are plenty of bars and restaurants around. Some of tham are very noisy and loud with crowds of local youngsters. Bus stastation in 10-15 min. walk.
Ideon has nice pool and very friendly stuff. They try their best to make family atmosphere.
We like it

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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manchester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2012

we stayed 2011 early september. we were given a room with a view of an internal wall so asked to move and were given a 1st floor room over the pool (much better).
the staff were great, especially the bar staff. the bar area is very relaxing and covers an area infront of the hotel. this is next to a lot of other similar bars were the youngsters seemed to drink.

breakfast was varied, no complaints at all. the room was adequate and the hotel was clean.

the only disapointment was the pool. it is too small for the amount of guests and there is no room for expansion. the beach is about 400 hundred yards, but the sea was rough while we were there. no turquoise waters but it was clean. it is a big bay and you can find your own spot.
good value hotel, with a perfect location in the old town and a great bar.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 2, 2012

We are consistently, pleasantly surprised by the quality of 3-star hotels in Greece (wonderful country - wonderful people).The Ideon in Rethymnon, Crete, is no exception. We asked for a seaview room and some reviewers said that that side of the hotel could be noisy, but we went late Septmeber 2011 and it was not the case. The hotel is 20 mins walk from the beach but it is very close to the magical old town of Rethymnon where there are masses of places to eat. Breakfast at the hotel is excellent (despite the Brits who insist on taking their own tea bags and nescafe!!). The coffee here is also excellent and we believe the mark of a good hotel. The pool is fine, shade is available. The staff were ultra efficient and friendly without being 'in your face' or patronising. Coctail hour is a real bargain and there is a very ambient outdoor (almost pavement) bar/cafe area in the little square onto which this hotel fronts We rarely return to any hotel (life's too short for repeats) but Crete and the Ideon, Rethymnon may just break the habit of a lifetime. Crete is a scenic place; there is history and good beaches. It's worth hiring a car to get out and about as there is such a variety. The sea in northern Crete, can apparently be rough in August, but it's a small price to pay for everything else it has to offer.

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view room on the 2nd floor or above. Also there seems to be very good pool view rooms
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2012

Ok, we have all been to the so called expensive hotels promising 5 stars and luxury beyond your wildest dreams,but dig a little deeper an you unearth a little gem in the hotel ideon folks, because this hotel has a beating heart and the soul is the staff, because thats what makes a good hotel, you go there as a stranger and you leave saying goodbye to friends.

the location is spot on,the rooms spotless, and the bar staff right on the the ball, nothing is too much bother.

A special thanks to nikos,costas,maria, elli,mani,sophia and not forgetting vasso,who made made me laugh,they are a credit to this hotel, hope to see you all soon.

Room Tip: sea view great but noiser later at night
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Redditch, Worcs.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2012

This was my first visit to Crete & we really went so that we could visit Knossos. We booked this hotel because it was in the old town. Wasn't sure what to expect, but we were very pleasantly surprised. The hotel is in a wonderful location, close to restaurants, shops, the Fortezza, and a couple of very interesting museums. Arriving very late, we were told that our sea view room wasn't available but we could have a small suite instead - absolutely lovely! This was at the back of the hotel with a little balcony & view if the pool. Very comfortable room with a sofa, a large fridge, a safe (small charge for this), and a good sized bathroom. The room was very clean, the pool was small but with enough sun-loungers. (However, the staff really should stop the very rude habit of guests putting towels on the loungers & then going off elsewhere. This isn't acceptable anywhere!!) The buffet breakfasts were fine & the staff very friendly and helpful. There is also a nice terrace at the front of the hotel to have drinks. This hotel is suitable for all ages & I would certainly consider staying there again & would recommend it to others.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Ideon Hotel
Address: 10 Square North Plastira, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Rethymnon Prefecture > Rethymnon
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Family Hotel in Rethymnon
#18 Romantic Hotel in Rethymnon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ideon Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 105
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