Rethymno, is considered to be one of the prettiest and friendliest towns in Crete. And the natural attributes surrounding it are pretty impressive too. Located in the centre north of the island, it is flanked by hills and high mountains combined with a coastline of sandy beach unique in beauty, as well as many other sites.
The mountains have been there since time immemorial and whilst the Veneto Suites history doesn't stretch that far, it still dates back to the 14th century - the oldest part of the building used to be cells for monks in a Dominican monastery. The newer part, if you can call it that, “only” dates back to the 15th century.
It is situated right in the heart of the Old Town, just a 3-minute walking distance from the commercial area, the museums, the beach and the numerous cafes, restaurants and nightclubs. Restored in 2008, the Veneto still retains the beautiful character of centuries gone by - six studios and four suites, ready to take you to the charm of yesterday and offer you the comforts of today.
Plus, there’s one further ace up the sleeve, its in-house restaurant is considered to be one of the best in Crete.
There is also a stone-built wine cellar with an impressive selection of Greek wines.
So, go on, relax and enjoy fine cuisine in a unique 700-year-old atmosphere - a journey through time - in a town ready to embrace you and surprise you!
Staying at Veneto is to feel the history of this town
Date of stay 22/08/2019
The room was lovely with beautiful light, quiet and with a very comfortable bed. Right in the heart of the old town of Rethymno, amongst myriad restaurants and shops on the narrow and interesting streets. Veneto seemed just a little bit more beautiful than the surrounding hotels, walking tours stopped by to take photos. So much history and you could feel a part of it. Nothing was too much trouble for the friendly staff.
Date of stay 11/08/2019
Very friendly, very beautiful!
Veneto Hotel Creta
Date of stay 12/05/2019
Very charming Hotel, nice and very friendly Service people, good Restaurant, the Suite was spacious and nicely decorated.
Date of stay 14/06/2018
Nice small hotel in downtown Rethymno. We had room no 106, the only one with a terrace.
cosy, familiar atmosphere, impressive
Date of stay 07/09/2016
admittingly: there are lots of beautiful accomodations and superb restaurants (like Alana) in Rethymno, but the Veneto Exclusive Suites combine these two amenities in a perfect way. Additionally the (service) staff is very helpful (and charming by the way) and can also give hints where to find other-than-usual (i.e. touristic) traditional stores and workshops. The rooms are spacious and individually furnished and arranged (try to get room no. 106, it's got a private terrace!).
Exzellentes Hotel in der Altstadt von Rethymnon
Date of stay 11/06/2016
Schöne Zimmer, freundliches und hilfsbereites Personal, sehr gutes Restaurant, exzellente Lage im Herzen der Altstadt von Rethymnon. Die Bilder sind nicht geschönt und geben die wundervolle Atmosphäre des Hotels sehr gut wieder. Die Altstadt ist geprägt von alten Gemäuern und kleinen Gassen mit fantastischen Restaurants (Avli, Alana, Lemonokipos, Veneto...). Guter Startpunkt für Ausflüge mit dem Mietwagen in das Inland der Insel.
kostenlose Parkplätze sind nur außerhalb der Altstadt zu finden (in der Altstadt ~8Euro pro Tag). Empfehlung: 5min Fußweg in Kauf nehmen bis zum öffentlichen Parkplatz am Fuße der Burg. Der Strand ist 10-15min zu Fuß entfernt und recht "touristisch". Es empfiehlt sich der Strandbesuch mit dem Mietwagen in einer der zahlreichen kleinen Buchten außerhalb der Stadt (zB. das 10 Automin. entfernte Panormos im Westen ).
Negativ: es gibt absolut nichts negatives zu Berichten
Abwicklung über Secretplaces war absolut problemlos. Vom Hotel bekam ich 1 Woche vor der Reise nochmals eine Bestätigung und die Anfahrtsbeschreibung per Mail zugesandt.
Date of stay 19/08/2015
Secretplaces is a well located and very friendly staff great place. Excellent value for money. Highly recommended.
very good, but..
Date of stay 12/09/2020
absolutely cosy place to be! And Service perfect. (Room#106 was lovely with a small terasse..)
Location in the middle of old town inner circle, in pedestrial zone; that will mean luggage has to be carried from parking areas around (about 5-10 min.). Breakfast lovely and very rich. Diner quite a bit limited, but atmosphere in evening is double fantastic. For longer stay we recommend very good rest. close to the hotel.(easy to find out.) Artist Shop inside with discount for guests.