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Pepi Studios
Ranked #5 of 167 Hotels in Rethymnon
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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“Simply the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2010

I don't usually comment but couldn't leave the last very negative review without supporting Pepi. I find it hard to believe that we are talking about the same place. OK we stayed in a Superior room on the ground floor and it certainly was superior. However, we also looked at the standard rooms during our stay and would be happy to stay in one of them. As for cleanliness, the cleaners, Dora and Barbera are the best we've come across; they never disturb you but they do a great job. Iosif the manager/owner couldn't have been more helpful (in fact he rescued us on the last day when my hire car was trapped in a car park.) Eleni on reception was charming, friendly and very helpful. The location is perfect. I would recommend Pepi to anyone, and yes we have immediately booked to go back next year. (Rick & Heather)

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Athens, Greece
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2010

We booked a room in Pepi studios after having seen the photos and reviews in Trip Advisor.
However our room was a true shock! No similarity with the photos posted in the internet: old furniture, a bathroom with neither window nor ventilator (!), a very basic kitchenette. When we complained down to the reception clerk, he said that this was our mistake because we booked a standard room and not a superior one the photos of which are in the internet!!!
To get things even worse, the cleanliness was poor (ashtrays were not emptied, dirty glasses were not cleaned) , the curtain in the shower wasn't efficient in preventing water from spilling out and every time we had a shower, the bathroom was flooded. But what was really dreadfull was the air-condition which did not work two out of five nights, with the temperature outside being 40 deg C!!!
When I told the reception staff that the room facilities were null compared to the price, he implied that I should not expect more for what I paid, that is 75€!! His whole behavior was outrageous.
Overall, apart from the location which is great, the hotel was totally unsatisfied!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Cary, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2010

While this place doesn't have a view, we still gave it high ratings given their friendly staff & nice accommodations. The rooms are very spacious, beds were very comfortable (extra pillows - yes! ), and the bathrooms weren't plush, but still way above average. Out of the 7 hotels we stayed out while we toured Greece, Pepi was probably our #3. It is walking distance from everything you'd want to see.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Ayia Napa, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2010

My husband and I stayed at Pepi Studios for 6 nights after searching many hotels on the internet and we were not disappointed.

Pepi Studios is a charming venetion building set in an ideal location in the quiet part of the old town. Everything is nearby, including shops, restaurants, cafes and the beach.

We stayed in a superior room (no. 18) which was one of the best we have ever stayed in and we are well travelled. The room is newly renovated with a high beamed ceiling, stoned wall and antique style furniture and is decorated to a high standard, the bathroom is small but modern and compact.

The staff on reception are very friendly and were extremely helpful. Iosif, the manager is very hospitable and welcoming, so a big 'thank you' for your kindness and approach to all we asked for.

The best part of Rethymnon is the old town, full of character, alley ways full of lovely shops and the best restaurants are located in this area. Our favourite by far was Alana Restaurant set in an old venetion building in a colourful and relaxing courtyard, not to be missed!

All in all we had a fantastic stay in Rethymnon, and for us Pepi Studios was the best choice of accommodation at a reasonable price, we would definately stay there again. Highly recommended!

Many thanks to all the staff.
Panayiotis and Susan.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2010

we stayed one night and were very sattisfied. it was quiet and very comfortable. very good price! the room (studio appartment) was large, with kitchen, good for the baby that was with us. everything new. the only problem was the boiler: too small and the hot water was not enough. also the garden was nice. for may, not so crowded, was the best choice.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2010

We loved this accomodation so much we went two years in a row. The first time we stayed in a maisonette, and the second time in an apartment. Both were spacious, clean and bright. The pool area is small and quite shady, but that means it's quiet and you get greater privacy. The location is fantastic, so close to all the restaurants, shops and bars. I can not recommend this accomodation highly enough.

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
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billericay
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2009

As with everyone staying at Pepi Studios we booked with Thompson in 2009. The Taxi from The Golden Sands was a bit hairy with all 5 adults and 1 baby cramped in but once arrived we really appreciated the small and tranquil location smack in the heart of town.

As mentioned before the rooms are all different and its more luck that you get one of the better rooms. However, it was apparent that some guests had pre-booked their favorite room.

There is no bar or restaurant at the hotel but I hear the owners are refurbishing the hotel and might build a reception.

What was reassuring was that a lot of guests had been returning for many years, They all said this was one of the friendliest places and the location was excellent with bars and restaurants within a stones throw.

Only negative points are some of the rooms and all are equipped with 2 ring cookers and basic kitchenette.

We heard Thompson only pay £30 per person per week. Not much for owners but they are always fully booked. Also Thompson will no longer will be the agent as they have too many arguments over the rooms. (a Reps nightmare). Thomas Cook will be taking over.

Good for those who want piece and quiet and eat out in traditional Cretan Restaurants,

Not good for young people who want to party

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Pepi Studios
Address: 22 Tsouderon Street, Rethymnon, Crete, Greece
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Location: Greece > Crete > Rethymnon Prefecture > Rethymnon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Rethymnon
#15 Best Value Hotel in Rethymnon
#24 Family Hotel in Rethymnon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Pepi Studios 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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