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“A Lovely Cretan Family Holiday”

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Marianthi Apartments
Ranked #67 of 165 Hotels in Rethymnon
Robertsbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
“A Lovely Cretan Family Holiday”
Reviewed August 19, 2014

All apartments were booked for the exclusive use of 30 of our family members. Maria helped with the transfers to and from the airport and she also went to great lengths to research and arrange day trips and got some good deals for us.

Our holiday was made all the more special thanks to Maria and her family providing us with breakfast every morning and ensuring the bar and freezer were topped up with drinks and ice-creams to help ourselves to (we kept a tab and paid for what we had at the end of the holiday). They also laid on a wonderful Moussaka Night - so much food!!!

Marianthi is in a good location, walking distance to beach, shops, restaurants and public transport to Rethymnon (about 20 mins on the bus). Taxis were on hand for the less agile of us at a very reasonable cost. I didn't notice the traffic on the nearby roads, probably because it was drowned out by the sound of the Crickets!!

All in all a very enjoyable and memorable holiday that I didn't want to end ........

Thank you Maria and family for helping make this such a special holiday.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 18, 2014

Arranging a 'once-in-a-life-time' family holiday for 30 worldwide family members was easy with people like Gerlinde, Maria and her family. Marianthi apartments was excellent value for money and was perfect for us all. We had the whole place to ourselves (all 10 apartments) for two weeks. The privacy of our own pools and bar, the communal breakfast every morning and further privacy of each couple's own quarters, made the holiday perfect. The rooms were spacious, clean and tidy and tended to every 4 days. Maria, Yannis, Maria, Nikos and Roussa ensured we had a comfortable and enjoyable holiday and went out of their way to ensure we were all catered for, from aged 1 to 84! The Moussaka night was fantastic and food was delicious.
A great location, right by the town and beach, but without being in the midst of the tourist area. The only negative was the sound from the main road, but we enjoyed having just the locals as our neighbours. The experience for the whole family was far better than expected, so maybe not 'once-in-a-lifetime' after all! Thank you Maria, Yannis, Nikos and Roussa, you certainly made a difference and created a holiday my family will cherish forever.

Room Tip: Marianthi Apartments is in between the main highway and the high road. Rooms 51, 52 (lower) and 101...
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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Ckearwater, FL
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Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Exactly what we were looking for and enjoyed our short stay very much. The price was just right and the room was spacious and clean. Service was also very friendly and helpful! I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for somewhere to stay!

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 11, 2014

Just returned from a 10 day stay at the Marianthi which was superb. Maria and her family (Mama was a star!) looked after us without being intrusive. The season was not in full swing and the eight rooms were not fully occupied so the bar was not open BUT!!! we were allowed to 'help yourself' and make a note to pay Maria later. The room was immaculately maintained and towels were changed regularly and even allowed to use them around the pool. If you hire a car it is an ideal village to reach much of the island and no problem parking. There were no complaints regarding the apartments but as we did not have access to a car the local bus service was a bit hit or miss and to get aboard was an achievement and to get a seat a minor miracle. Taxis were reasonable especially if two couples shared. Rethymnon old town was an interesting visit with a range of products from typical tourist to good quality. If you want a taste of genuine Greek Cooking visit Stella's Kitchen in the Old Town. A Lidl store close to the apartments ensured a real good holiday made affordable. Beaches are within 10-15 mins stroll.
A return visit to this 'home from home' is definitely on our agenda as Maria,her family and every Cretan we met, showed us the utmost kindness and brought new meaning to the phrase 'Laid back'

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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East Morton.Yorks
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Reviewed May 8, 2014

Our second visit and even more of a warm welcome from Roussa, Maria and family. The apartments look lovely this year with the welcome addition of hair dryers, new bedding and lovely fluffy towels. You are not so much a guest here as a member of the family....we just love it!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Skien, Telemark, Norway
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Reviewed May 5, 2014

Maria and her family runs this small hotel. They made use feel very good and did everything too help us to have a nice stay. Breakfast was placed in the refrigerator in the evening or served in the garden after request.
As the map tells Marianthi is placed between two roads so there is noise from the traffic. But if you are looking for a clean, friendly hotel outside Rethymno - we absolutely recommend Marianthi
:-) :-) :-)

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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East Morton.Yorks
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

Wow! What a little gem we have found. Can't explain this lovely place tucked away on the outskirts. They say small is beautiful. It certainly is. Will be back...that's a promise!!!we found this quite by accident and thought that previous reviews may be a bit over the top but it couldn't be further from the truth and judging by the fact that people have been returning here for years, I believe that says it all!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Marianthi Apartments
Address: Platanias, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Rethymnon Prefecture > Rethymnon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#10 Best Value Hotel in Rethymnon
#21 Family Hotel in Rethymnon
#26 On the Beach Hotel in Rethymnon
#47 Romantic Hotel in Rethymnon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Marianthi Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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