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Reviewed 24 July 2011

This hotel (5 rooms, recently redone but in the spirit of the 16th century Turkish governor’s house it was) was totally charming and lovely. It's exactly what you would imagine if you created a miniscule Greek village in the hills away from the beach towns, where the streets are so narrow that it is either pedestrians or cars but not...

1Thank jslavin
New York, NY
Reviewed 16 July 2011

We found Byzance through Trip Advisor, and given the great reviews, we expected a lovely stay, which was absolutely the case. Byzance is utterly unique--like stepping back in time, but with the comforts of modern bathrooms, wifi, etc. What we didn't expect was Kristen's wonderful ability to key into our interest in Cretan food, cooking, and markets, and her incredible...

2Thank FirstTimeInRio
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 23 June 2011

We found this wonderful B & B on the internet and could not have been happier. Though only about 15mins from Rethymon main town you really feel you have stepped back in time to stay in this quaint village. Kristen the owner made us feel very welcome and has done a fantastic job of restoring the old building and went...

1Thank 1danter1
TaraCrete_Greece, Owner at Venetian Guest's House, responded to this review

I would like to thank everyone of my guests for all the great reviews you have given me. I am delighted to know that you are all coming away with a great experience of our beautiful island and that you are sharing it with others. For all of you who have taken the time to review 'me' and the hotel...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 18 June 2011

We recently stayed at Byzance and found the whole experience excellent. Chosen from our TripAdvisor reviews we originally thought it might be too far away from the main town. As it turned out, Pigi village is an ideal location for exploring the surrounding areas. Kristen was a fantastic host, giving us plenty of off-the-tourist-track advice of places to visit. The...

Thank SydneyWalkerb
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 June 2011

Byzance is a wonderful B&B located in Pigi, Rethymnon. Situated close enough to the city (15 mins drive) but far enough to get the true living feeling of a Cretan Village. I stayed here for a few days in May, I have nothing but excellent things to say. From Kristens warm hospitable welcome and excellent local knowledge, to the outstanding...

Thank DaneD84
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 June 2011

Beautiful hotel set in a little farming village. Just a few minutes drive away from Rethymnon but a completely different, tranquil atmosphere. Lovely large room on the top floor occupying the whole floor leading onto a large shared veranda (little used by other guests). The hotel owner was very helpful with suggestions for places to visit and eat. Friendly little...

1Thank Bahia_Is_Best
Reviewed 17 May 2011

The hostess was very helpful and made a wonderful breakfast with all local products. The room was very reasonably priced, and furnished with clean good quality fittings, complemented by elegant and original decor with an antique feel. The location is very appealing and we felt that we were staying somewhere really special, many of the original features had been preserved...

2Thank nickman
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 9 March 2011

Staied there for a week. Lovely old house renovated with much taste and attention to details. A very romantic hideout in Crete! The owner is dedicated to take the best care of her guests plus she is a very lovely lady. Pigi is a nice village with some good bakeries, tavernas little shops and two butchers! Very traditional small Cretan...

Thank Jyri_12x12
Tonsberg, Norway
Reviewed 2 July 2010

This was the most special night in our 14 days trip around on Crete. All new facilities in a old house with atmosphere. The home contents is assambled to make this place unique. The owner Kristen was very serviceminded. We will go back next time on Crete.

Thank TravellerNorway50
Reviewed 30 June 2010

If i You are looking for a romantic and original holiday, this is the palce to visit. From the beginning through the entire stay, you will be pampered and treated as exclusive guests. From the cozy bar, through the rooftop and the perfect cuizine, you know that you as a guest is at the center. great recommendation, and we come...

Thank Svendbent

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Come and experience the real Crete by staying at Byzance Hotel. This charming and romantic, 3 star boutique hotel is situated in the centre of the friendly village of Pigi. Its unique position 2 kms from the beach and 7 kms from the old town of Rethymnon offers to its guests the possibility not only to relax but also to enjoy the historical sights of the surrounding area. The hotel is a 16th-century Venetian manor house, respectably and traditionally renovated. Byzance has only 4 rooms all with private bathrooms and furnished with elegant antique furniture including air condition, satellite TV, mini bar. Internet is available in the common room, on the ground floor. We speak English, Greek and French. Come and share with us our passion for the island of Crete ! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Venetian Guest's House

Address: Emmanouil Varoucha 2 | Pigi, Rethymnon, Crete 71400, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Rethymnon Prefecture > Rethymnon
Price Range: RM161 - RM378 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Venetian Guest's House 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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“there are only 3 bedrooms and I would recommend them all”
anne16h, 30 Jul 2013 | Read review
“Venetian room is the top floor room with a deck, lovely!”
AliceS868, 1 Jun 2013 | Read review
“Not a bad one in th ehouse all are unique and good for their own reasons, each has it's own private bath the food was great and th ewhole experience was well worth it”
AlH398, 8 Nov 2011 | Read review
“Each room has its own individual character, so ask what is available and choose.”
GIANNIST_11, 21 Aug 2011 | Read review
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