May Beach Hotel Rethymnon, Crete
★ ★ ★
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A charming hotel with pretty grounds, a spacious pool area and relaxing atmosphere. A bit of a distance from the centre of Rethymnon, but it’s easily reachable by the regular bus service and only 5 minutes from the sandy beach.
Family-run and extremely friendly and welcoming, giving guests a taste of authentic Greek hospitality. Suitable for all age groups and those looking for a traditional Greek hotel in a quiet area, with sightseeing options on offer.
A single building, painted in white with deep red features, wooden frames and ivy growing over some fascias. All rooms have reasonably sized balconies, with iron and wood frontages, bamboo furnishings and a clothes line.
Property type: Hotel
Balcony/Terrace: All rooms
Spacious reception and lobby have rosewood and marble decor, seating, an internet area and TV corner. The area is open plan to the intimate main bar that leads to a small terrace overlooking a large terrace by the pool which is lit with candles at night.
Downstairs restaurant has no outside eating area, but large windows let in natural light. Decorated with standard wooden furnishings and Greek pictures. A serving station is surrounded by local products.
Grounds are spacious with plenty of colourful plants and flowers. Main pool and children’s pool are both are generously sized with walk-in entry. Poolside area is spacious with ample room for sunbeds.
Lush lawns with mature palm trees surround the pools and host a volleyball court and children’s playground. A wooden pool bar serving snacks is to one side with 2 shaded seating areas.
Area Type: May Beach Hotel is 4 km from the old town of Rethymnon and 2km from the centre, on the edge of Misiria, which is a mainly residential village. Centre of Platanias with its choice of restaurants, bars and tourist shops is a 5 to 10 minute walk away. It can also be reached by the bus from the hotel which also goes to Rethymnon. Property is separated from the beach by fields.
Nearest beach: 250 Metres (Misiria)
- Poolside bar
- Main Bar
- A la carte restaurant
- Children’s pool/section
- Public facilities
- Children’s playground
- Evening entertainment
- Indoor games
- Internet terminal(s)
- Tennis courts
- WiFi Access
- In-room facilities
- Air conditioning
- TV (English language)