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“Laid back Venetian charm in Crete” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Byzantine
Ranked #31 of 103 Specialty Lodging in Rethymnon
Dublin, Ireland
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103 reviews
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“Laid back Venetian charm in Crete”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is perfectly situated at the entrance to the old town . Actually , we never felt that we were staying in a hotel , more in a friends house . The building and fittings are Venetian and very impressive with high timber ceilings .The owner is utterly charming and available to assist in any way required . It's not a large bustling hotel , rather a boutique one but without the feeling of preciousness often attaching to these kind of places . A nice bar and excellent breakfast are worth mentioning but the one thing that stays with you is the coolness and tranquility of the hotel after the heat and bustle of the town . Ten minutes walk from the bus station and no matter how lost we ever got we always found our way back relatively easily .We stayed there in September 2012 and booked again it May this year.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

As first time travellers to Crete, the 6 of us (my wife and i with 2 adult sons and 2 girlfriends) stayed at the Byzantine for an unforgettable week in August, 2012. The hotel, all 9 rooms, gets 5 stars for character in my book. Nikos, the owner was the perfect host, recommending day trips and good restaurants. We had no idea what to expect when arriving in Rethymnon. The town and surrounding area (we rented a car for a couple of days) are great fun to explore. Lots of beautiful beaches, shopping and restaurants but the small town has not lost any of its wonderful Greek character. Walking around the narrow alleyways, streets, parks and beaches, we had great fun. All the small cafes and restaurants were all different and we never had a bad meal.

Looking back though it was the Byzantine and Nikos the owner that made the stay so special. If you want that personal attention and charm that you only get from the truly unique boutique hotels, make this your choice.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Hotel Byzantine
Address: 26 Vosporou, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Rethymnon Prefecture > Rethymnon
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Ranked #31 of 103 Specialty Lodging in Rethymnon
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Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Byzantine 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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