I have recently returned from a week at Marva staying with my mum. We arrived in the mid afternoon and were met by one of the owners and were shown to our room which was basic (you get what you pay for!) and we were grateful for 2 bottles of water in the fridge.
Whilst the apartments could have been cleaned a little more thoroughly (the bathrooms are wet rooms and are humid therefore there is a mold) they were clean enough and had no cockroach infestations or ant problems like in other places I have stayed!
Overall the apartments were good value and you get what you pay for. It will never be the Ritz and if you want clean sheets and towels daily or something a bit less basic, this may not be the best place to stay. One blessing is that it has free Wi-Fi which is a godsend given the roaming costs.
The only word of warning is the pool... due to the chemicals or whatever is put in the pool to keep it clean (and it is clean) we both found our bikini's were stained a yellow/green colour so maybe keep your new bikini for the beach if you don’t want it stained. I wasn’t that bothered as I took last years and they were due to be demoted when I got home anyway.
The area is very quite (the area is mostly residential) with exception of the neighbours guard dog who seemed to bark for most of the night and with the shops a short stroll away and a Lidl at the end of the road its very convenient and perfect for a very lazy week.
The village has some brilliant restaurants and are a short stroll away. If you love Italian food then Remember is a 20 minute stroll into the next village (Adele), if you want something cheap and easy then Sky Park (opposite an amazing bakery and the happy tour bus stop) and my mum was obsessed with their real home made chips! Myli was also fantastic serving home cooked Cretin food. All the restaurants were amazingly well priced for the quality and service.
We have decided we are going back to the same area next year and for the money we are likely to be back at Marva.
- 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