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Hotel Aretousa
Ranked #2 of 4 Sougia B&B and Inns
Reviewed October 28, 2013

We liked our stay at Aretousa a lot - Mirko and Dara, who were taking care of the guests, were great! The accomodation is all you need for a beach vacation - clean beds, balcony, kitchenette facilities..It is approx. 3-5 mins walk from the long sandy beach and the area is very quiet. The taverns and mini-markets are also 3 min away.Recommended!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

We stayed at Aretousa Studios for a couple of nights because we hiked along Samaria Gorge. It was in a great location - only a short walk to the beach, seaside restaurant strip and bus stop. Our room and bathroom were quite small - but it was really great value. Dara, the host was very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

No more no less than expected. Aretousa is not a seaside resort, but having stayed in such hotels I prefer this. If you do not mind to walk some 400 m. to the beach you can have the advantage of not being exausted by the tavernas music and noise, which are companions to the near sea appartments. The business is running under a very friendly young couple, who will do anything to make your stay more comfortable. The rooms are large enough and very clean. Don't wait for an excellent view but you will have a quiet night instead. There is wi fi connection but for some reason it is very slow, it may have something to do with the bandwidth, as there is need by many people in the area. I have stayed in 4 places in Sougia and Aretousa is by far the best.

Room Tip: Next time I will prefer rooms having a road view, not a yard view.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

We stayed at Aretousa studios for 8 nights and we really enjoyed it. It is conveniently located, only 4' walk from the beach and the seaside cafes . The hosts Mirco and Dara were very friendly and did their best to make us feel comfortable. The rooms were cleaned every day and the place is generally well looked after. The only negative point is that the shower in our room was rather small. Our 2 year old child also enjoyed the safe playground

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

Situated in the edge of the village, it is very quiet. Modern and spacey rooms with a small kitchen to prepare something to eat, and a small balcony to enjoy some view. Excellent value for money. Bathroom clean, AC, the only drawback is a small window without shutters that coincide with the sun route in August.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 7, 2011

Just loved the colour scheme of these rooms, green wood with splashes of orange fabrics. The rooms were spotless and the shower room spacious [though a little dark]. We only boiled water for drinks but the kitchen was clean and very well equipped. Aretousa is on the Chania road and the bus stops nearby. This makes it sound busy, but I think only two or tree vehicles come in and out of Sougia a day, we arrived from Palaiokhora by boat which seems to be the nicest way to get here.

Room Tip: Room 6 is on the top floor and on the corner so balcony has great views.
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 14, 2010

We stayed three nights. The room was large, immaculately clean, comfortable, and quiet, with a balcony. There was a refrigerator, teapot, a bit of kitchenware, and a small table, so that we could easily manage breakfast on the balcony. Parking is available on site. The owners are polite and professional. It was a great place to be based for trips to Lissos and the Irini gorge. (It would also be a jumping off place for hiking the Samaria gorge "the wrong way," from the bottom up, but as it happened, the sea was rough and the ferry to that gorge wasn't running.)

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Address: Sougia, Crete, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Chania Prefecture > Sougia
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Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Sougia
Price Range: $51 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Aretousa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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