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“Basic but good!”
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Hotel Rena
Ranked #26 of 40 Hotels in Perissa
Reviewed May 22, 2013

Have just spent a week at this small, basic hotel. What it lacks in luxury it more than makes up for in location, friendliness, cleanliness and typical Greek hospitality. Yes, the rooms are small but the air con is very effective, bathroom we had was ok for our needs and the double bed was comfy. Towels and bed linen changed daily. Breakfast was eggs, ham, cheese (unfortunately not all at the same time) but toast was available every morning along with tea, coffee, orange. Perhaps we were lucky but fellow guests were all friendly and there was usually much hilarity at breakfast.
The pool was lovely, with numerous sun loungers and it was never crowded. All in all, we had a good week and would not hesitate to stay there again.

Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
6  Thank PurrdyWurrdy
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

We stayed at Hotel Rena for 5 days with family and friends. The rooms were a comfortable size, not too squashy. The bathroom was old looking and definitely need a makeover.
Using the shower caused water to go everywhere, flooding the bathroom.
Kitchen equipment was almost non existent. Hardy enough to claim it is self catering. Crockery was minimal as was cutlery. No sponge or kitchen towel provided.
Refrigerator was tiny and extremely noisy. We complained about the noise and were told it would be looked at/or replaced. Nothing was done about the fridge. It was extremely loud and annoying and caused us to stay awake at night. This was mentioned to the owner several times in person, by phone, and I even sent him an email. Each time I was told there's nothing wrong with the fridge.
On a brighter note Hotel Rena was close to everything. Bus services to everywhere were within walking distance, as were shops, restaurants and the beach.
Breakfast was ok. Could have had more variety. There was the option of walking to Marios restaurant and having breakfast there with no extra charge. We took this option on one of our days and were not disappointed.
Rooms were serviced daily which was a bonus.
Mama Rena was lovely and welcoming. Vassili at the bar was great to chat to and always answered our travel related questions. Nothing was too much trouble for him. He is a credit to Hotel Rena and a genuine all round nice person.
During our stay we lost our ferry tickets for our ongoing travel to Rhodos. These tickets are non replaceable, but the owner quickly swung into action and made contact with several people and our tickets were found and returned to us.
We also forgot our phone on the bus and Vassili helped us to contact the bus driver to see if it was handed in.

Room Tip: Rooms in the building where the pool is are nicer.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank goudi
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

I spent an amazing week here last year but I still can't forget it so i thought i should write a review. Hotel Rena is perfect if you're going to be out most of the day, exploring the island or relaxing on the beach. The room we were given was spacious with a double bed and a single bed although there was only 2 of us. At first we didnt like the first room offered so we chose another room. we had a tv, cupboard, side table, coffee table,a dressing table with a mirror and a small fridge for drinks and snacks. The attached bathroom had a shower but no bathtub which was not needed anyway. The room was cleaned, rubbish thrown and the floor mopped everyday. But by night I could see tiny specks of black sand on the bed :/ ...that's my only complain. Every morning the breakfast was simple with coffee, tea,bread, jam, cereal or eggs. I could also get hot water from the dining area or the barman to make my own drinks. The best thing about the hotel must be the people there as they were very helpful and friendly, always offering a smile. In the front room there was a collection of English novels to read but i never got to finish even one,..just too many other things to do..The hotel is a 5 minutes walk to the beach where the restaurants are. We were given a discount for eating at one of the restaurants there, Waves, as it is owned by the hotel. I have to say the food there was delicious, whether it was the mains or desserts, so we went there almost every night :p At that time of the trip, the weather was just right, not to hot and not too cold. If there is another chance to go there again, I definitely will!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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5  Thank Shernpeng
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

We went on a very cheap last minute deal and didn't expect very much. What a great surprise! Yes our room was small and we didn't have a view etc....but it was clean, the staff were great and so very welcoming and helpful, and the additional 'continental breakfast' filled any early morning cravings. We stayed with other guests who had paid 10 times the price we had - yes 10 times - and they were really unhappy. Of course, they'd paid luxury hotel prices and got something basic, but for the price we paid we were delighted and will definitely go again! Thanks to all the staff who made our stay such a great one!

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the front, some of the rear ones look at a wall or over the bins!
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Jayne451
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

We spent 14 days, with friends at the Rena in July 2012, it didn't help being dumped the end of the road, and having to walk the 100 meters with our luggage. The rooms were very small,and didn't match the description in the Thomson brochure they looked out onto a closed courtyard, with no escape from the heat. The bathroom;s were grubby, and had a very unpleasant pong!Hot water was a luxury, we only had occasionally.while at the resort three of our party went down with a sickness bug, and therefore we were confined to our room for 2 days, once we emerged from our room, and although the owners were sympathetic to our condition, our rooms were not deep-cleaned, we were then left very much to our own devices, which included cleaning our own rooms and bathroom, when we complained to the owners, we were given the cold shoulder and made to feel very uncomfortable.
breakfast was very meager bread and jam with the occasional fruit or yogurt... never both.
We couldn't wait to leave, and would never go back to the Rena, or recommend the hotel to anybody.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed at the hotel for 5 nights in September 2012. When we first arrived it was 7.30am and they showed us to a room that we could get a couple of hours sleep in before checking in to the room meant for us at checking in time. This was lovely of them, as they didn't have to do it.

Our eventual room was near the dining area, which was great for breakfast! The only downside is that our air con unit wasn't working. The food on offer was rather basic but was sufficient to start the day. The pool area was really nice and we spent some time there and at the bar there. There was no pressure to buy drinks from the bar, which made for a relaxing, pleasant atmosphere.

It was great to be so close to the shops/beach/restaurant too. The purpose of our stay was our friend's wedding and the bar man even drove us in his own car to the ceremony (for a small charge, but no more than a taxi). This was a really good service and again something he did not have to do.

Overall, we had a really good time there and would recommend it to others wishing to stay in the area.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank VanessaLaurel
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Reviewed October 10, 2012 via mobile

After a Many deferent hotels we find our small paradise in Hotel Rena in perissa beach, the most friendly family hotel in the world, Marios and Mama Rena is always helpfull all day and night, very clean hotel just in 2 mum from the beach, we love this hotel and we come back again and again for all of our life!!!

  • Stayed: September 2012
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3  Thank Zakmadrid
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Address: Perissa 84703, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Perissa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#14 Romantic Hotel in Perissa
Price Range: $59 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Rena 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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Also Known As:
Rena Hotel Perissa
Hotel Rena Santorini/Perissa

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