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“Fabulous sun terrace”
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Review of Venizelou

Panoramic  views of Venetian lighthouse the old fishing marina, yachts and beach with sunbeds.
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Panoramic  views of Venetian lighthouse the old fishing marina, yachts and beach with sunbeds.
Sunny north balcony with views of the Venetian lighthouse, marina and the main Rethymno beach. High ceilings, kitchen and lounge with everything you need.
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39 reviews
Panoramic  views of Venetian lighthouse the old fishing marina, yachts and beach with sunbeds.
Sunny north balcony with views of the Venetian lighthouse, marina and the main Rethymno beach.
High ceilings, kitchen and lounge with everything you need.
Bright and fully equipped kitchen.
Walkway with painting that joins kitchen, lounge and bathroom,bedroom.
Book shelf full of books, dvds, and games.
Bathroom with bathtub / shower and necessities.
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Sky view of apartment, Rethymno old town Fortezza castle and Venetian lighthouse.
Sky view of Venidzelou apartment and waterfront road. FACEBOOK US! - Venizelou Apartment
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Rethymnon, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete

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Chutey
Tooting, London
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156 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Fabulous sun terrace”
Reviewed 24 May 2012 for a stay in May 2012

This is a terrific 2nd floor apartment with stunning sea views.
The location is perfect; 5 minutes' walk to the Venetian Harbour / Old Town, 6-7 mins to the beach; one small supermarket almost beneath the apartment, another within 2 mins walk.
The apartment is fairly simply furnished (and the photos show it as it is), but the real bonus is the main sun terrace which is absolutely brilliant. Fantastic views overlooking the sea, harbour and promenade lined with palm trees - a perfect place to watch the world go by. There are two sun lounges, a small table and chairs - you could spend hours there without being bored.
Booking was easy and all e-mails with the owner were responded to very promptly.
A really nice touch upon arrival were the beers left in the fridge and the owner's mother gave us lots of goodies (fresh eggs, vegetables, local wine) which was hugely appreciated.
Access to WiFi was great, as was the enormous TV screen (not that we watched much).
The only downside was the lack of good cooking facilities. Although there was a microwave and a gas BBQ on the sun terrace, there was no real cooker (hob), just one "portable" electric ring, which meant that cooking more than one dish at a time was a bit of a challenge! If we were more used to Barbies, this would not have posed a problem.
The 2nd flight of wooden stairs is also extremely steep, but that wasn't really a problem for us.
Alkis, the owner, is charming and we felt very much at home here. We also really appreciated being able to stay at the apartment until late afternoon on our last day, as we had a very late flight back to the UK and might have had to roam the streets for hours had we not been able to do so (!)
I would highly recommend this apartment and the only reason it doesn't get 5* is the cooking challenge.

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Liked best: The sun terrace with fantastic views of the sea / harbour
Liked least: Lack of good cooking facilities
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
28 Oct 2012
Thank you so much for your positive and detailed review.

We are always open for improvment and i am really glad you would highly recommend our Venizelou apartment.
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 October 2011 for a stay in October 2011

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Liked best: Sun terrace and sea view
Liked least: The stairs for 2 days after walking the Samaria Gorge
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
28 Oct 2012
Happy to see your STAY was enjoyed to the full! It was our pleasure having you and we are looking forward to your next visit.
From Sunny Rethymno - Venizelou with love.
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Yekaterinburg, Russia
Reviewed 14 August 2011 for a stay in August 2011
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Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway A romantic getaway
Families with young children Families with teenagers
Tourists
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Management Response
30 Aug 2011
Thank you for your feedback, we are really glad you loved your stay in our apartment.

We have now installed an additional air-conditioner in the kitchen and lounge area. Our beautiful rental (Venizelou) apartment in Rethymno, is now FULLY AIR-CONDITIONED.
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DesMoines...
des moines, iowa
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Location, Location, Location”
Reviewed 27 May 2011 for a stay in May 2011

This is a very clean and comfortable apartment in the best location. One of the balconys looks at the harbor and the sea and where I had my morning coffee and afternoon wine. You can walk to everything and having the owners parents on the level below was an added pleasure. I travel alone and this area was so safe I didn't even take my pepper spray out of my suitcase.

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Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
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Management Response
28 Jun 2011
Efxaristo (Thank you), it was our pleasure having you at our Venizelou apartment. We look forward to your next visit and another night out with good company, food and wine.
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Peter W
1 review
Reviewed 28 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017
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Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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