We arrived at the marva late at night, we were met by Maria who welcomed us warmly and were showed to our room. First thoughts I was very impressed with the presentation and was grateful for the two bottles of water in the fridge. Being late we didnt eat out that night but went on a walk out to the local super markets that were no more than five minutes walk away. We the next day set out to have a look for the beach. Id say thats a good twenty minute walk but a nice one following the signs for the river tavena, who have sunbeds at the beach 5 euros a day, which is the going rate in crete. The taverna sold fresh snacks and were nice people.
Back to the Marva its not 5 star accomadation it would be silly to suggest other wise. I could give the cleaner some tips on cleaning as im a fussy beggar when it comes to wiping surfaces. However being contract cleaners theyre in to do a job and its basics. Towels i simply washed ours and hung them over the balcony to dry. Bedding, as Im clean when I get in bed two changes in two weeks, sufficed.
Mum Maria is very friendly as is Dad whos not the best English speaking but is very fiendly and can be seen daily doing little jobs around the place. Both daughter and son who speak English better than me were on hand if any problems were to arise. We didnt have any problems we found the Marva to be a perfect base for a relaxing two weeks holiday.
The pool is lovely and clean id a few nice swims in it perfect for a cool down. It would have been nice to see the guests interact a little more some looked like they were waiting for a bus in the rain! We did meet some lovely people and a few strange ones (i guess were not all alike) Lovely couple we met from Helsinki! Both keen swimmers. A young couple from Notts and a lovely couple from Huddesfield all three who didnt judge people on looks! We also met two lovely lasses from Brum who told us theyre doing Benidorm at Christmas both in their 70s loving travel and meeting Gradely folk
Taxis into Rethimon are around 10 euros each way the bus is much cheaper but it rather like getting a bus in India minus the roof rack. "They pack em in ...... We did it once lol never again taxi for me thanks!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Marva Apartments is a family run unit located in a peaceful environment in Platanes, Rethymnon. With only 4 km distance from the town center, you can enjoy both the vivid and the relaxing side of Rethymnon. We offer the Cretan hospitality, relaxation and comfort and you have the opportunity to experience your vacation in Rethymnon, a traditional tourist destination from all over the world. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Marva Apartments Rethymnon
- Marva Apartments-Studios Rethymnon, Crete