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Steris Elegant Beach Hotel Apartment
Ranked #53 of 177 Hotels in Rethymnon
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

What a great hotel, rooms clean bright very modern & all the staff are lovely & cannot do enough to make your stay very pleasant. Athanasia the MD was fantastic & was so helpful.
The restaurant Ambrosia was great again all very helpful & cooked a lovely English breakfast every morning, & meals fantastic value for money.
Right across the road from a lovely beach & a nice location for everything.
Would recommend this hotel to anyone, had a lovey stay.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

We had a room for four people at the front of the building with two balconies and loved it. Two separate rooms and the small kitchen for the four of us was nice and the two full, superb bathrooms were a bonus.
The cleaning staff left gifts for our boys on their beds - which was greatly appreciated and a nice touch.
Great location with a great view.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank loup29
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

very very nice hotel with very nice decor . the staff is very smile and manager too the restaurant staff is the best with the best food in town, bigggggg portions special t-bon steak i think you must try more than one time, next visit to rethymno again steris and ambrosia

Room Tip: rooms not sea view is less noise
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank takis k
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

The Steris hotel is a small gem along the Rethymnon beach. With friendly atmosphere and individually designed rooms it's a really nice place to stay and I would re-visit it gladly. You can read the same thing over and over by other reviewers, so I will note few details here:

We had rooms 308 (executive studio) and 310 (studio). Both were good sized and well equipped.

310 had a bath, 308 a shower.

The doorbell/ do not disturb -sign system of 308 did not work. Luckily the maids did understand enough English so that I could tell them not to clean up every day.

The balcony of 310 was not nice, very narrow and only 2m from the opposite building. The balcony of 308 had a full sea view, but with a too high railing - could not see the sea when sitting down.

The breakfast buffet was quite moderate, it seems most guests cook them selves.

The free wifi worked ok, but you had to log in every single time when putting the mobile on (iPhone).

Key to the safe box was 14eur for a week. I feel it might have been unnecessary, the whole hotel felt very very safe.

THE BEACH
The beach in front of the hotel (run by the hotel) is the nicest - not so packed as the other beaches. Two sunbeds was 8eur per day for the hotel guests and they did give a real receipt. (beach towel for one week is 2eur from the hotel)

SUPERMARKETS
There is plenty of small supermarkets, some more booze orientated than others. One with good grocery supply only two doors away. Open from 8 to late night, till 22, I think. Open every day!

RESTAURANTS
There is lots of good restaurants but I want to mention two restaurants close to Steris:
Agrilia; their wine leave rolls are the best! I suggest a selection of 4 or 5 "mezes", makes a good lunch for two.
Giorgios; their moussaka is soooo delicious!

TAXIS
A taxi to the Old Town / bus station is 5eur, no meter running, no receipts... The taxi drivers are quite rude and they might pick other customers or friends along, still you will have to pay the full 5eur.

Room Tip: I would not choose the studios/ rooms without any sea view - they have only a tiny, narrow balcony f...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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5  Thank Liisafromfinland
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

overall good hotel.
spacious room with good balcony with sea view.

at walking distance (15/20min) from Rethymnon centre.

the only disappointing thing is the pool that is by the entrance of the hotel, next to the street, having no privacy. and it's small as well.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Mag C
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

On the beach front of the the best beach on crete lies a hotel called steris. lovely hotel with lovely rooms and lovely staff. Stayed there in july 2012 and were charmed. Been to rethymnon once before and love the city, and now i`m in love with a hotel. We stayed in a 2 room apartment wtih partly seaview on the 3.floor. The apartment was big and clean, styled with a "modern" feel to it. never had so little to complan about in a hotel before. the balcony was huge and the seaview was fantastic. the lunch resturant in the front of the hotel is recomendable both for there food and the view. the only negativ thing was that the elevator was really small... this is a prefect hotel for couples and friends

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

We stayed here for two weeks in the very hot month of July 2012, transfer time from the airport was around 80 minutes. On arrival were pleased with the room, although it had not been cleaned/made up since the previous occupants had left, the manager apologised and this was soon rectified (While we went out for a drink !)
Later a complimentary bottle of wine was left in the room to say sorry for this (We hoped that it was not a sign of things to come and were pleased to find that it wasn't !)

The rooms in the Steris seem to be many different shapes and sizes to accommodate the needs of anyone. Our room (306) was on the top floor (small lift available) on the left side with a good sea view, which was what we asked for. It had a comfortable double bed a stylish bathroom (Shower, no bath), towels, robes and slippers were supplied. There was a small kitchenette with hob, sink and fridge. A modern LCD TV (only two English language news channels available though, but we didn't go on holiday to watch TV !) Remote control air conditioning, which worked well (if slightly noisy) and a good sized balcony, which could be improved by removing the external air conditioning units which blow warm air, if your own or next doors, air-con' was on which was a pity. We were given a wi-fi code on arrival although the signal was very weak in our room and only worked near the door for a few minutes before you had to try and log in all over again, worked well in reception and by the pool though.
A small safe was available in the room at a small extra cost which we were happy to pay.

The rooms (We tried two, as we had to move on our last day due to our pick up not being until 1705) were very clean and tidy and decorated to a high standard. They were cleaned every day around 1100 except on Sundays.

The location of the Steris was perfect for us, you could walk over the busy road to the beach (reduced rate of 8 Euros per day for two sunbeds and a parasol (should be 9) with snacks and drinks served on the beach from the hotel restaurant (Ambrosia, with a 10% reduction in price for residents)
There was a small pool, partly under the hotel, which was fine for us, although in was totally in the shade after 1400. Only 3 sun loungers but several chairs around it. Not many people used it as the beach was so nearby, so we often had this to ourselves (there was also a bar from the restaurant next to it, so service was good)

There were plenty of local shops and restaurants (including the hotel's own) or as we preferred you could walk into the old town where the restaurants were better, if a little more expensive.
I would advise that you AVOID eating in the old harbour area, where many of the restaurants operate a tourist trap, with bullying waiters to get you in, then they hide a huge price-tag until you get the bill (Mouragio Maria is the worst offender, take a look at their reviews on here!) That was a real shame because they are in a great location, it's a pity they have to try and con people, but on the bright side nowhere else we found operated these practices and there are many fantastic restaurants in Rethymnon.

There are not many English people staying at the hotel or in the whole area, mainly Scandinavians (Especially Norwegians). We were happy with this as we go abroad to get away from home, so if you like the "Rose and Crown" pub on every corner this is not the place for you !

Many trips were available by coach, road-trains or boat, including a mock pirate ship in the old harbour. There were also car ferry services available, from the new harbour, to nearby places, like Santorini.

In general, apart from a few minor "nit-picking" issues we loved it here and would return, although we might go for a larger suite on the front next time.

Thanks for looking after us so well !

Room Tip: 3 floors (Maybe 4 one day), Large suites on the front and front left corner are best, followed by th...
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Address: 1 Konstadinoupoleos, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece (Formerly Steris Apartments)
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Location: Greece > Crete > Rethymnon Prefecture > Rethymnon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Best Value Hotel in Rethymnon
#12 Family Hotel in Rethymnon
#22 On the Beach Hotel in Rethymnon
#37 Romantic Hotel in Rethymnon
Price Range: $39 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Steris Elegant Beach Hotel Apartment 2*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to ...our home Imagine that you have a house in Crete with a view of the sea. A house where you enjoy warm hospitality and personal service, decorated in a modern style that elegantly combines a variety of colors and designs. Into a modern a modern, stylish and joyful 32 room Hotel where a visit makes our guests think "this is where I want to live". STERIS ELEGANT BEACH HOTEL: • Is located at an ideal spot in Rethymno. 20 meters from the clear-blue endless beach with golden sand, awarded a Blue Flag, both for its clean waters and the security it offers. 500 metres from the centre of the Old Town with its bustling life,filled with contrasts, such as the Venetian Castle and the Port of Rethymno. • Is skilled in the art of hospitality and attuned to the desires of its guests. For this reason, it has created joyful and functional areas, in which you can enjoy your vacation. • Its 32 studios, apartments and suites have all been designed to offer comfort and luxury. They are characterized by a game of colors, with several different motifs, and by the variety of the interior decoration. • The reception, the restaurant and the elegant outdoor pool are functional, modern areas designed so you can fully appreciate the feeling of familiarity and good service. • Is open all year round, offering guests the opportunity to experience the magic of Rethymno in every season, hosted in the house in which they have always dreamed to live. STERIS ELEGANT BEACH HOTEL WE ARE HERE TO MAKE YOUR STAY WONDERFUL! ... more   less 
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