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“Amazing place with amazing people!!!”
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MariRena Hotel
Ranked #13 of 32 Hotels in Amoudara
Sioux City, Iowa
1 review
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“Amazing place with amazing people!!!”
Reviewed July 26, 2011

It was a mother&daughter vacation. My mom picked the place, and I'm glad I trusted her, she made a great choice!!

The service was beyond excellent!! Every time we needed anything, and I mean ANYTHING, they were right there!! The reception team did amazing job!! Even though we came with the travel agency, Irini and Kostas were always much more help than our guide!! They organized couple of trips for us, worked out some routes, fixed other things for us. And they were happy to help!!

The room we had was nice looking and clean. During our stay towels and sheets were always changed, garbage bags were taken out every day. Some things in the room service could be better, and I'm sure if we'd have asked, they would have fixed it right away, but it didn't bother us much. Our room had 2 beds, futon, a coffe table, dining table, 3 or 4 chairs, balcony, a nightstand, armoire, mirror, small refrigerator, safe, kitchen sink. Bathroom in our room was alright, I wish it had a shower cabin instead of shower curtain, but it worked out, no complains.

The restaurant was also very good. We had breakfast and dinner included. We never had any problems with the food quality there. Waiters were also amazing!! Always polite and friendly, helpful and quick. It was a great pleasure to dine there!!

We were also very happy with the hotel location. It was literally 3-5 min away from the sea. The beaches there were nice, you could pick any you wanted: stony entrance to the sea, or sandy. And it's all very close. We never had to walk longer than 10 min to find the best one for us. MariRena is located in Amudara, which is 10-15 min away from Heraklion, the capital of Crete. So any shopping, banks are very close. Plus there are some things to see as well.

There are lots of tourist stores and restaurants and bars near the hotel. You might think it interferes with a night sleep, but with the shut balcony door we could hardly hear anything.

In a couple words it was a great place to stay for the price offered!!!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 13, 2011

Nice place, was clean and good food.We have been in this hotel 7 days .Friendly staff , not so far on the beach and also very close to the night clubs and nice pizzeria .
Thank you for that.

Stefan with Malgorzata of UK

Room Tip: Each room is't different but good price and with nice balcony.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Rome, Italy
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Reviewed January 14, 2011

The hotel was quite good especially with the food, (Cretan traditional food), the stuff, and with the high speed wifi (free of charge). Also the beach was not over 100 meters.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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south wales
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Reviewed September 20, 2010

just arrived back from a week,s stay at the marirena hotel and really enjoed ourselves. The rooms are typical basic greek rooms but very clean and constant hot water. We had a room on the second floor facing the side of the hotel and had no trouble sleeping. We agree with other guests who say on half board you have no choice of evening meal but the food was fine. George the owner was very nice and always stopped for a chat. The beach is only 100mtrs. down the side street and it is lovely and sandy and the sun beds are well spaced out not on top of each other.The hotel has a small swimming pool which we had all to ouyrselves on one of the days great!!.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2010

Do not choose this hotel pleaseeeee!!!
I’m going to give you , just a little insight of our stay:
-The owner tried to cheat on us, and wanted us to pay an extra fee for using the air conditioning ( five Euros per day) imagine!!!
-we arrived at 6.am and the reception only opened at 8ham, we had to wait outside
-you only have one hour of breakfast(8h00 to 9.00), and there were lack of food
-We had prepaid dinners, and we couldn't choose the food (they served us whatever they wanted), and we had to pay the drinks as extra.
-Last but not least, in the second day, someone used our toilet and forgot to flush, so we find a little present in the toilet, when we arrive from the beach!!!
If you can, please choose another hotel, don't give money to these people!!
The location was good and that's it!

Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed July 20, 2010

I and a friend with three children stayed at the Marirena hotel. We arrived late, and we did not get the food we had payed for the day we arrived. We had prepayed for breakfast and dinner under our stay, and the dinner was the cheapest thing they had on the menu. We got dinner for around 7 euro each day.

One evening, the owner went over to two english ladies who also had prepayd food. He said that since they had bought expencive drinks in the bar the previous night, maybe they wanted vine this evening. I think he was upset because the drinks they bought was in another bar.

We had mold int the kitchen furniture after a earlier leakage, and when I complained, the owner made the cleaner wash and spray. I had a baby with me... The fridge was also full of mold.

There was not able to shower without holding the showerhead, because there were no hanger.

The childrens swimmingpool were covered with a wooden plate. And theres no elevator. Every time someone went out of their room, it was a big noise. I woke up several times because of this.

  • Stayed July 2010
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Dublin
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Reviewed January 19, 2010

I was hesitant to make a reservation, but finally a good reason for the price I made the reservation.
When we arrived at our hotel welcomed a pleasant middle-aged man (we learned later that he is the owner).
Our stay at the hotel was better than we expected.
This contributed to the excellent location which is situated 50 meters from the sea.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: MariRena Hotel
Address: Andrea Papandreou 120 & Naxou 8 | Gazi-Ammoudara, Amoudara, Crete 714 14, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Heraklion Prefecture > Amoudara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #13 of 32 Hotels in Amoudara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — MariRena Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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MariRena Hotel Crete/Amoudara

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