Stavromenos is an amazing place 12 km from Rethymno. By and large, it can be called the best transit stop on the National Highway of Crete. The fact is that some streets are connected by tunnels, through which the main highway of the island passes. Roadside hotels could become the only source of income for local residents, if not for the sea coast. In this respect, the village is clearly lucky. Locals do everything possible to ensure that travelers, staying for the night, extend the time of their stay in Stavromenos. Many tourists, positively assessing the experience of local hospitality, arrange here the main point of residence during a trip to Crete.
There are no large hotel complexes here. Hotels are usually built small, cozy with maximum comfort. They are more like resort guest houses, in which the owners provide guests with the best conditions for sleeping and relaxing. The beaches in the area are mostly pebbly. The specifics of the coast are frequent storms, so each hotel is necessarily equipped with a swimming pool. This is convenient for parents with children, and adults who do not want to fight big waves. This natural phenomenon attracts water sports enthusiasts here. For them, the Center and the equipment rental point are open on the coast.
With all the abundance of rented housing in the village there are places where people stay most often. The rating of the best hotels in Stavromenos is based on visitor reviews, as well as the number of rooms rented for this season.
- 1 Eleven Boutique Suites
- 2 Eleon Residence
- 3 Two-Bedroom Holiday Home in Rethymno Crete
- 4 Nautica Hotel Apartments
- 5 Luxury Suites in Stavromenos
- 6 Stavromenos Villas
- 7 Bella Vista Beach House
- 8 Gerolakos Country Houses
- 9 Lux Villa Nymphes Dioni, 500m from beach with Pool, BBQ and Play Area
- 10 Velvet Breeze Superior Villa
This elegant 4-star boutique hotel is located on the first coastline. The number of rooms is designed to accept couples and families with children. The level of comfort is exclusively Luxury. There is a lounge area with a swimming pool and sun loungers. In the morning, a traditional English breakfast is served at eleven Tavern. During lunch, lunch and dinner, the kitchen is à la carte. Room service is available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The guest can order food, drinks, massage services in the room. The concierge service instantly responds to guest requests, so tourists feel welcome and important people. The beach is clean, the bottom is hollow, it is safe to relax with children. At any time, you can book a tour of the Old Town of Rethymno, get acquainted with the history of ancient Crete.
“This hotel combines style and modernity. Lovely spacious rooms with panoramic windows, clean swimming pool, friendly staff – this is just a few of what we liked here. A pleasant addition was the presence in the room of a kitchenette with a microwave, refrigerator and coffee machine. We loved to sit at night on the balcony, drink coffee and look at the sea” Liana, Belarus
The residence consists of several villas surrounded by olive groves. Each house can rightly be called a work of art, and the complex itself is an art hotel. The buildings are built in the traditional Cretan style of local stone. In the courtyards there are swimming pools with stone cereals. True, the inner surface is lined with ordinary ceramic tiles, and not exquisite mosaics, but still impressive. The houses have all the conditions for comfortable living, cooking, pet placement. Each villa can accommodate a family or company of up to 6 people. Nearby is the National Highway, which connects all the cities of the island. The hotel is an ideal stopover for travellers in Crete.
“Surprisingly quiet and peaceful place. You can retire and not see people all day. The owners have thoroughly thought out the conditions for a comfortable stay. Loved the room design and cosy outdoor seating area” Philip, UK
The complex of holiday homes is a two-storey townhouse with a private pool, two bedrooms, bathroom, living room and kitchen. A spa centre has recently been opened on site. Guests have access to a communal swimming pool, free parking, laundry facilities with washing machines and tumble dryers. There is also a restaurant. The distance to the nearest beach Skaleta is about one and a half kilometers. The complex is managed by Novasol A/S. This is one of the leading hotel operators in Europe, whose hotels are located in 19 countries of the continent.
“A very decent level of comfort, but according to the rules of the company, accommodation will have to be paid in full for the entire period before arrival. The administration notifies about the amount of payment and after the transaction, a letter is sent with information about the procedure for transferring the keys” Ivanna, Latvia
The 3-star hotel consists of 16 rooms. According to the level of comfort, they are divided into a studio (up to 3 people), a villa with three bedrooms, family apartments, a junior suite and a 4-room economy. It features a swimming pool, patio and free parking. There is plenty of entertainment in the surrounding area. Within a 5-minute walk is the center of the tourist infrastructure of the village, a few minutes’ drive to the karting club Rethymno, The Monastery Arsaniou. All rooms have an equipped kitchen and access to the garden. A shared breakfast is served in the morning. A private beach is just behind the hotel. It is equipped with sun loungers and parasols for guests.
“Nice stay for normal prices. Breakfast is small, but we had enough. The beach with large pebbles, so you need to stock up on special shoes. It is very important that the parking is under a canopy. The car does not heat up under the sun. Without a car there is nothing to do” Oleksii, Ukraine
Located on the first coastline, these luxury apartments are pet-friendly. The apartment has 3 bedrooms, living room with seating area, bathroom with jacuzzi, fully equipped kitchen. The windows overlook the sea. A tavern and a supermarket are located next to the hotel. The nearest beach is wild. To the landscaped walk / go about 1 km. If there is a car (and the owners can help to arrange a lease for it), then you can go swimming and sunbathing to any nearby resort town. For example, Bali is famous for its beautiful beaches with good infrastructure.
“Good place for a company traveling around Crete. Here you can stay for any period. In the morning to go for a walk in the sights, in the evening to return to a cozy home, drink wine on the balcony and look at the sea” Yevgenyi, Belgium
Builtof stone in a traditional Cretan style, this villa is 2 km from the village centre. The house has 3 bedrooms, a large living room, a kitchen with a dining area, a patio with an outdoor pool. A good restaurant Corali Beach Restaurant is located 450 meters from the house. Nearby there are supermarkets, taverns, bars. There is a barbecue area in the courtyard of the villa. At any time, you can make dishes on the coals and have a good time under the shade canopy. Skaleta Beach is a kilometer from the place of residence. The owner of the villa provides free parking.
“Owner Stamatis is very caring towards his guests. He can buy food for the table, if he is asked in advance about it, organize the delivery of food and wine. He always takes part in solving issues, but very unobtrusive for guests. This attitude is doubly pleasant. Be sure next time I will stay only at this villa” Sophie, France
The beach house is located by the sea. A paved path leads to the shore, and on a private pebble beach there are already sun loungers and umbrellas according to the number of guests. This is a secluded place for a couple or family to relax. The house has 3 bedrooms, a spacious living room, a fully equipped kitchen, a washing machine, a bathroom with a bath and a shower. From here you can go hiking on popular hiking trails. The house belongs to the company Think Villa, which for 10 years has been equipping small houses for a pleasant holiday in Crete. A prerequisite is the availability of free parking, restaurants and a shop nearby. Guests are invited to rent a car or use the shuttle service.
“We enjoyed the hiking and cycling trails. The house fully complies with the conditions of quiet living, by the way, it is impossible to arrange noisy parties here. On the lawn in front of the entrance there is a small recreation area where you can sit in sun loungers and drink local wine” Natalia
The country house is built in Cretan style with local stone and wood. Numerous elements of peasant life are used in the interior. All this in combination with modern household appliances (microwave, refrigerator, electric stove, washing machine) creates a special atmosphere. Here, every corner can be turned into a zone for a photo shoot. Stone sofa areas with rustic pillows, wooden furniture against the background of stone walls, a corner old fireplace and windows-tricks resembling fortress loopholes look great. An ornate staircase is open to the outdoor terrace for a morning cup of coffee. There is a swimming pool in front of the hotel.
“The hosts offer two houses to choose from. Stelios is designed for two, Daskalos is designed for 5 people. Both buildings are made on the same project, only the footage is different. It is better to come by car, there is free parking” Maria
Perhaps Stavromenos will not need luxury hotelsas long as villas like Nymphes Dioni exist. The houses have 3 bedrooms. Each has a private bathroom with a bath and shower. The kitchen is equipped with refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher. The living room has upholstered furniture. In the courtyard of the hotel there is a swimming pool with sun loungers under shade canopies. A rocky path is laid directly to a private plot of pebble beach. There is a small children’s playground in the yard. So far, under the management of the company “Cretevillas4u” only 2 such villas have been built here. They are in the neighborhood, completely identical and can accommodate up to 7 people each.
“Our stay in the villa can be called amazing. There were 11 of us and we all settled in quietly. The villa has everything you need. Amazing view, great swimming pool and backyard with barbecue and large table to eat at” AnnaD5069, Poland
Even more comfortable will seem to be living in a self-contained villa Velvet Breeze. It is a few meters from the beach. On the territory there is a swimming pool, a children’s playground, a barbecue area, a patio. The house has 4 bedrooms, living room, kitchen. The highlight is the presence of a game room with billiards, a chess table, a convenient area for board collective games. The owners of the hotel took care of the active leisure of their guests. There is a small fitness room, as well as the opportunity to go sea fishing.
“We have not yet met more comfortable conditions for rest in the private sector in Crete. There is even a heated swimming pool. The house is well equipped with household appliances. There is a printer. The hostess can prepare homemade food, if you first agree with her in full board. It is better to come by car, there is parking in the yard” Ruth, the Netherlands.
Hotels in Stavromenos, although represented in their majority apartments, have very attractive conditions for living. The most comfortable guests will seem to stay in the “Eleven Boutique Suites”. In addition, the hotel’s tavern is the most popular in the area. All guests of the resort are sure to find time to visit it. The most budget option will be apartments «Nautica Hotel Apartments». Here and the sea nearby, and the center, and the road leading to other cities.