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Barbara Studios

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$54*
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Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 4 October 2016

This is one of those places that helps solidify my opinion that boutique, family-run hotels and studios are the way to go, to be able to travel abroad, in comfort, as a couple on a budget. Panos and Iro were infinitely helpful, so kind, and the raki and treats in the room were a nice touch. The hand-drawn map in...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Everything about this place was superb. We were greeted by the most friendly, energetic hostess who checked us in earlier and showed us a map of Rethymnon with her highlights and recommendations. The room was spacious, clean, and nicely designed. You can tell that the management places a lot of care into every little detail. The room was VERY well...

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Hannover, Germany
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We enjoyed our time at barbara studios. good price, clean room, great bed, nice persons. We stayed there for two nights and we would come back. You need to book a long time in advance, else it could be troblesome to get a room.

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Stroud, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is a little gem; perfect position right behind the Venetian harbour, beautifully restored rooms, pretty garden to sit in and roof terrace, very helpful owners who are on site every day, excellent price - just can't be faulted. After a few nights here we moved to another part of the island and stayed in a 5* hotel - we...

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Neufahrn bei Freising, Germany
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We spent our last night in Barbara Studios and enjoyed our short stay very much. The room was newly renovated and had a very pleasant atmosphere. Barbara Studios is next to all Major attractions in Rethymnon, surrounded by nice tavernas and Restaurants. Host Panos was very friendly and helpful. We highly recommend a stay there!!!

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wales
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

These apartments were in a great location set within the old town and metres from bars and restaurants but also set in a quiet street away from the road. On arrival Iro and Panos were very helpful and gave us a map highlighting all recommended restaurants, meze bars, ATMs etc. which on recommendation took us to some lovely restaurants where...

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Panos K, Manager at Barbara Studios, responded to this review

Hi Jesse, Thank you very much for your wonderful review and your kind words about our hospitality. Kettles are provided in all our rooms and we are very sorry that you did not find it. It is true that we don't change the towels every day, because we try to be as "Green" as possible, however we are glad to...

Reviewed 5 September 2016

I booked a delux room at the Barbara Studio - and it was amazing - room was located in the area of hamam from 14th century - stone walls...just amazing. Owners of the place are the couple, they were wery friendly and helpfull - helped to carry all our luggage to the room and back.

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Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Get a bottle of wine and enjoy the view from the roof top: The castle, harbour and the old town. The owner is amazing. He spent 30 minutes to give us advice. The bed is very comfortable and the bathroom is actually clean (unlike many other hotels on Crete).

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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We spent only three nights at Barbara Studios but our stay was the most memorable hotel/inn experience that we've had in a long time. We were upgraded to the deluxe room and the owners, Panos and Iro, were so hospitable and friendly. We arrived late at night and Panos walked to our taxi, which stopped a street away, and greeted...

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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Rethymno is a very sweet little town blessed with good weather and warm welcoming people. Love the Cretans, always pleasant and helpful - and with a good sense of humour. We were lucky to stay in Barbara studios. Panos and his wife are a lovely couple that know how to make guests feel like they are home. Everyday you can...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a family house welcoming travelers from all over the world, respecting the meaning of the Greek word philoxenia.Guests can relax in our studios, in some of them, make their own meal, accompanied with raki, orange juice, bearing in mind that everything that they need to visit is less than 5 minutes away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Barbara Studios

Address: 14 Dambergi Str, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Rethymnon Prefecture > Rethymnon
Price Range: $66 - $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Barbara Studios 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Room with beautiful ottoman bathroom recommended”
FormigaPetita, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Comfortable studio, perfect for 2-3 friends or a couple. Solo travelers would feel welcome here, too! Clean rooms, very friendly staff! ”
maggiefaye1, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Just inform them of your needs before you go. They will do their best to help. ”
paulandisobel, 3 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Just speak to Panos and Iro before you head out to explore the places to eat and roam..!!!”
ApurvDoshi, 14 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Top floor has nice, yet small balconies.”
Svart1, 11 Oct 2015 | Read review
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