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Marva Apartments-Studios
Ranked #88 of 165 Hotels in Rethymnon
Certificate of Excellence
Torquay, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

Just got back from 2 wks at Marva apts.Basic clean accommodation.Friendly owners on site fab views quiet location except when the dawn chorus starts!!Easy walk to main strip of Platanias plenty of places to eat and drink make sure you go into Rethymnon old town/harbour as beautiful setting both harbour area and streets of old town.Many of the restaurants there are definitely worth a visit.We took taxis 8 euros each way or an hours walk if youre feeling energetic!If youre after simple quiet location I recommend these apts.

Room Tip: Had one bed apt 13 ground floor most face pool.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Piraeus, Greece
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

we' ve steyed at marva for 6 days in the end of august... the room was perfect and very clean!!very friendly family aparments!! everything is 5 mins distance restaurants,shops,supermarkets....the swimming pool was lovely and cleaned every day.. thank you marva!! we will definitely see you soon...........

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

We were here at the start of July and to be honest were a little apprehensive about some of the reviews. Yes the insects etc were noisy but it was in a rural setting. Yes it was a bit of a walk in the dark to the main strip but so what, we were on holiday and not doing anything else. The apartments were clean and although the beds were firm they were still comfy. The owners were very friendly and the pool area was lovely. Everything we needed was nearby and the apartments were real value for money. Crete was beautiful, the people friendly, the weather far better than Scotland, the wine tasty and the food delicious. So what it wasn't a 5 star accommodation - we enjoyed every minute. We hired a fan and the safety deposit box for very little money and our only complaint about the extremely loud wedding, which went on until really late nearby, was that we didn't have an invite. They sounded like they were having a ball. Go to the Marva!

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Went at the last minute and found a good price. worth every penny the owners wre really nice people, the apartments were spotless and things like towels/bedding changed reguarlary. pool was good and clean. very quite around the pool, the beach a short walk and plenty to do of an evenging. Over all an excellent week.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Preston, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

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!

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

We' ve stayed at Marva for 2 weeks in early August. Our room was an apartment, downstairs and it was perfect. Very clean and spacious. The family was great, very friendly and willing to help you with everything. Shops, restaurants, tabernas, supermarkets are within walking distance 3-5 mins.
Had a wonderful time, we are definately returning next season. Thank you Marva family!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

Basic accommodation in a very good position near to the town/beach/local Lidl/taxi rank.
A bit disappointed with the room, but it was just a base so it was adequate.
The beds were rock hard and felt crippled the next morning.
The bathroom could do with re grouting, (its turned black so looks dirty and off putting) and the dirt cleaning off the top of the door frame.
1 towel each supplied, we arrived on a Thursday and the towel was expected to last until Sunday, we asked for clean towels on the Saturday and there wasn't a problem in receiving them early. Sadly no hand towels.
Housekeeping Sunday,Tuesday & Thursday.
The pool was lovely and clean and plenty of sun beds.
Not a place for young children, but good for couples.
A little bit noisy occasionally with the dog barking in the middle of the night.

Ive read lots of nice reviews about this place, maybe we just got unlucky with our room.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Marva Apartments-Studios
Address: 11 Kidonion St | Platanes, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Rethymnon Prefecture > Rethymnon
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#44 Romantic Hotel in Rethymnon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Marva Apartments-Studios 1*
Number of rooms: 16
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 
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Marva Apartments-Studios Rethymnon, Crete

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