Have just returned from a week staying at the Marva Apartments. First of all i would say be realistic, if you've paid 2 star prices don't expect to get 4 star accommodation. Having said that, i feel i have had very good vale for money. The apartments are small and quite basic with very limited utensils for self-catering. The kitchen consisted of a 2 ring hob and a fridge, no grill or toaster. There was no air conditioning, but for a fee of 10 euros per week a fan could be hired. ( keep this in mind if traveling during the very hot summer months). The bathroom was small and basic, there was a shower tray and a hand held shower head, no shower curtain so each time you had a shower the bathroom floor got soaked, but have to say it did dry off fairly quickly. (there was plenty of hot water for a evening shower,but in the morning brace yourself for a refreshing cool one). Also a bit of advice, don't rely on the towels provided (very rough and quite small) Now for the positive side of this review. The apartments are fabulously located, just a short stroll (5 mins) to the main area of Platanes with many restaurants, bars and shops. The restaurants are reasonably priced, with prices starting from around 6 euros for a main meal, 4 euros for half a litre of house wine and 2 euros for a large beer. The Apartments have a lovely family feel about them, on a daily basis you will always see a family member
around the pool area and garden also the family dog is also in residence. The pool area is very well kept and cleaned on a daily basis. The area is very peaceful and relaxing considering it is only 5 mins walk from the main strip, you won't here any noise from the bars at all. What you will here around dawn or maybe before (the dawn chorus) are cockerels, dogs and the occasional donkey, in my opinion this all adds to the charm of the place. (you might want to take some ear plugs ). All in all we have had a fabulous week in Crete and would certainly return to the Marva Apartments. In my opinion these apartments are best suited to couples who enjoy a peaceful and relaxed setting.
- 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