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Marva Apartments-Studios
Ranked #111 of 175 Hotels in Rethymnon
Falkirk, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“brillant time at marva”
Reviewed July 9, 2014

booked here last minute and loved it, its very quiet and out the way. its only a 5 minute walk to bars, shops and restaurants. if you prefer english food i recommend the white lady. appartments were clean, the family were very welcoming would return.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Porthcawl, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 24, 2014

I stayed at the Marva appartments for 5 weeks earlier this month.This is my third visit and I enjoyed it as much as my first.The family are so welcoming and cannot do enough for you.The apartments are are always clean,the pool area and grounds are kept immaculate and you never have to reserve a subbed as there are plenty for all the apartments.The location is ideal for exploring the local area,you can get a bus just a short a short walk away to Rethymon which is lovely,but sometimes I found it nice to walk the beach which had plenty of Taverners along the way to sit and watch the world go by,also went walking in the mountains which are easy accessible from the apartments.
A a short walk will take you onto a road full of restaurants,bars,Taverners and shops all reasonably priced,Lidl is a short walk but to be honest found the local supermarket cheaper and a good choice.
I would highly recommend the apartments for both relaxing and a base for exploring the island, I also done a day trip to Santorini taking a ferry from Rethymon,what a romantic island,thank you once again for an excellent holiday and I will be back

Room Tip: All rooms in the apartments overlook the pool.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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Altrincham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
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Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

This was our second visit and we think it's a great place to stay . The owners are very welcoming and helpful. The setting is lovely with well kept gardens and pool with ample free sun beds . There is also
A small selection of drinks are available near the pool. The apartments are well equipped and comfortable with linen changed weekly and cleaning every few days. Also very handy for walking into Platanes to eat and drink , shop , or people watch . Try Myli , Skybar , Vergina 2, Steki ,Finikas , Taverna Garden , Kellari and the Cocktail Bar ! Two useful shops are the bakery on the corner adjacent to the Taverna Garden Bar . Lovely bakery ! Also Lidl is about 80 yards from Marva for cheap provisions and drink !!
We love Marva and the family - it's not 5star but if you like traditional Greek then you can have a great holiday at a great price !

  • Stayed June 2014
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Newcastle
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

The Marva apartments are pleasant accomodation but the shower needs a curtain. It’s impossible not to get the rooms floor swimming with water while showering! The lack of air conditioning may be a problem peak season, even in mid October the room could very hot. The main street is on the main road to Rythemnon which is less than 10 minutes away by local bus. Rythemnon is very big and the old town is near the harbour. The tavernas in Platanes are unremarkable, Kalari just best and Yannis the most disappointing. The menu claimed a choice of garnish but they only had salad without lettuce (no veg). The areas between the main road and the beach and the apartments are real Greece, potholes and run down but that kind of adds to the charm

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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st. austell
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

value for money appartments, clean, could do with more utensils in kitchen, only one saucepan and one frying pan. A brush would be helpful to keep sand at bay between cleaning and mop for bathroom as floor always wet as no shower curtain.
Dogs noisy in area but quiet otherwise. Good location for exploring beach, ok but not best on island. Lots of restaurants nearby and a lidl at end of road. Owners helpful, small but adequate pool. Good internet connection, and free. Only real complaint only one tea towel for whole two weeks hol. A few mosquitoes around.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

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.

Room Tip: All rooms have a pool/garden/mountain view with free wifi
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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cardiff
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

first day back from holiday, stayed at the Marva Apts , got to say a brilliant place , peaceful and comfortable , husband and I had a lovely holiday , did a bit of wandering , to Chania and Rethymnon, Apartments well looked after by family, lovely pool , no complaints regarding cleaning of rooms , when we go back to the area we will definitely return to the Marva,thanks for a lovely holiday ,

place to eat def Skypark garden restaurant and takeaway, also on the beach a small shack like place called giannis excellent value

  • Stayed September 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:
#45 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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