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Opinión escrita el 20 de Septiembre de 2020
Just returned from this wonderful little hotel. We chose it based upon a recommendation from a fellow TripAdvisor member and I'm so glad we did. The host Giannis was a delight; friendly, helpful, kind and very swift in responding to emails prior to arrival.The room, Kingsize on the first floor was excellent and had loads of room inside and out with a wonderful wrap-around balcony. The location was perfect for visiting the many, many good restaurants close by, although the main beach is a twenty minute walk away. The small treats like eggs and pastries were a lovely touch.
All in all it was just about as good as it's gets.
Great stay in the heart of Rethymno
Opinión escrita el 9 de Decembre de 2019
The hotel is located right in the centre of Rethymno's old town. As such, you need to park your car a bit farther away, but you should be able to find something for free within ten minutes' walk. Our room was overlooking 2 central cobblestone streets and had a view of the Mosque as well, being on the first floor - reached after a short climb of a narrow staircase (no lift). We had a bathroom with shower and toilet, a sleeping/living room with a fridge, and an adjacent bedroom with two more single beds. The main living area had a large balcony running along outside the entire room. Everything was clean, our host was very welcoming and friendly, and we had enough space to sort out breakfast for ourselves in the room. Possibly good to know: the beds' mattresses are rather soft. Also, despite the quiet period, you will have some noise at night from the streets, especially on a Friday and Saturday; many restaurants are still open, and a lot of locals like to roam the streets at night, too. Nothing bad, though - the noise was more like a background one, and definitely not disturbing.
Fabulous location and immaculate!
Opinión escrita el 9 de Octubre de 2019
We were looking for a base in the old town for a couple of days and based on previous reviews we booked Polyxenia. The owners couldn’t have been more welcoming even when we arrived at 1am! We were in a Junior Suite it was absolutely spotless, very comfy bed, small fridge, nice touches with complimentary local raki, wine and cake.
Big terrace with views over old town. Not luxurious but a great place to stay with lovely hosts.
We will definitely stay here again
Opinión escrita el 22 de Septiembre de 2019
Probably the best view in the town, in the center of the old town. Clean, new, modern, better than home. Owner, one kind and friendly lady expect us with homemade cake, homemade wine, raki and boiled eggs. If you use the public parking that is only 5 min walking you will pay 5€ per day. This hotel is best that you can find in the old town.
BEING LIKE HOME
Opinión escrita el 22 de Agosto de 2019
We got the chance to stay 12 days in Polyxenia.
This is a small boutique hotel right in the heart of Rethymno’s Old Town. So impeccably clean, beautiful decorated by Popi (congrats again!), modern equipped with all you need, including clima by remote control, so efficiently used the space. The picture is fantastic from the 30m balcony surrounding our apartment, with at left the ancient mosque, in the middle the crowdy living street leading to 16th century Venetian Rimondi Fontain and in the right side the blue of the sea. Absoultely amazing location, full of life, in the middle of an authentic Cretan style living.
But, this is nothing comparing to the family running this small boutique hotel. Smiling relax Giannis, attention & care taking mother Popi, patriarchal figure of father Andreas and, last but not least, the big beautiful eyes unforgettable grandmother Polyxenia made us feel, from the very first moment, like being returned to the family. AMAZING PEOPLE the Mentakis family, let me repeat this 100.000 times and it would not be enough! Those people really receive with their heart on a plate: when we arrived after 22h, we did find incredible house made wine, raki, special cake done by our dear Popi and fruits from the garden. More than this, they received us with a warm true long shake in their arms.
During our stay, Giannis was more than a host. He was really 24/7 at your needs, trying always (and achieving!) to make your stay as you dreamed. You shall not be a number in a hotel, but the GUEST that needs to feel that the host is interested about what he feels. I did become FRIEND with Giannis.
The evening of departure I took a photo with my beloved Mrs Polyxenia. Such a special person! I have her, alongside with our big heart mother Popi, in my heart hoping to find her again in front of the small boutique hotel having her name.
Rethymno is incredible if you look for authentic Cretan style vacation. Giannis could help you to discover Old City’s hidden treasures. Maybe also you can prepare also a little bit your stay, it would help to make you feel better in this medieval Old City.
For all those reasons, just in a nutshell, I really say that this is the BEST ever place I’ve ever stayed during my 20 years of travelling all around the world. And, believe me, I did travel! I should come back every summer here, despite my pleasure to always discover new spots. I know I shall be back. For time being, my parents are on the way to Rethymno, and my friends shall be clearly counseled to get here.