I've stayed in many hotels around the world, particularly Europe, but I have never stayed in one with such perfectly mannered staff, nor better located. Honestly, if you turned up, you'd put it right here, and then choose these people.
So, firstly, thank you Angela, Sofia, Eleni and Maria! (I hope I've spelled your names correctly).
The hotel has so much character, which fits with the population of the old town. You can hop to ten different fantastic tavernas in one minute, to anywhere in the old town in 5, and down to the waterfront and beach in the same time. Our room was clean, had a fridge (not a minibar size - a proper fridge, which was an absolute lifesaver in the July heat), and a kitchenette, a living room area and a mezzanine bedroom - which, by the way, I was able to negotiate without problem despite being 6 foot 3 inches (190cm) tall. As has been mentioned, the bathroom is a little small, but how long do you spend in a bathroom and how big do you need it to be? If you're going to knock stars off for something as trivial as this, you really need to think about how you review things.
Which brings me nicely to some of the previous reviews. I'm sorry, but some of the complaints I've read previously are not only ridiculous, but also untrue. Frankly, it's pathetic to give something a poor review because you consider that older, fully functional bathroom fittings are "dated". If you do feel this, go to some horrendous sterile over-chromed corporate hole and lose all sense of feeling or welcome. And to say the breakfast is inadequate is simply a lie - they had just about everything I've ever eaten for breakfast every day - fresh fruits & yoghurts, cooked meats and eggs (3 types), cold cuts, cheeses, about 8 different breads, cereals, jams, and all the coffee, juice and tea you could want. Breakfast is 5/5, and anyone saying otherwise works for a different hotel.
This place is brilliant, you'll have a great holiday, perfect for couples, perfect for families, perfect for Rethymno, and the people who work there will polish your holiday to be one of your best ever. Stay here.
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- Also Known As:
- Palazzo Rimondi Rethymnon, Crete
- Palazzo Rimondi Hotel Rethymnon