Apt5 - Mamangakis Apartments

Apartment - Private room · Anag. Stamathioudaki, Rethimnon, Kriti 74100, Greece

Looking for a clean apartment with privacy, immediate access to the beach, a beautiful garden to hang out, all basic facilities (ac, wc, wifi, kitchen), a pleasant 15min walk from city centre and a host with a smile and eager to help? Apt5 it is!

The Space

A very comfortable apartment. On the inside you will find a clean, well organized and really decent place to stay. A kitchen room with fridge is available. In addition the apartment features a bathroom with shower, washing (laundry) machine, ac, tv, free wifi (registration required). The bedroom is big enough to host a 3rd bed in case of need.

Apartment number 5 is located on the street side of the building but from the inside there is direct access to the garden level where you may relax and enjoy further.

The feelings on having your breakfast in the garden watching the sun rise above the fortezza is a picture you will never forget.

The apartment is very clean, a perfect choice for your stay. In addition we do offer cleaning service every 2 or 3 days, free of charge!.

Mamangakis Apartments are about one kilometer away the city center but it's a beautiful walk or ride with your bicycle, taking advantage of the new bicycle route on the sidewalks of the town. Within a range of 100-150m you will find parking, the best restaurants in town (also right on the sea), souvlaki place, courier service and internet cafe for your breakfast and other needs.

There is a bus stop right outside of our apartments that takes you to the university and another bus stop across the street that takes you to the city center.

Mamangakis Apartments is a family business and we invest on customer satisfaction.

Feel free to contact us for more information you might need!

Guest Access

Apt5 has its own kitchen with fridge, its own WC with shower, a small balcony on street side. The garden is available for all our guests and you may feel free to enjoy your meal or reading a book at your convenience. From the garden you step right on the beach! You do not have to walk outside the building or cross busy streets. Even though Apt5 is an apartment with street view you get direct access to the garden and beach from within the building.

Interaction with Guests

As a host i am always willing to help and welcome my guests. Most of the times this is how it goes. But due to family affairs or business matters I am not always present at the apartments. However my mother who is living in the same building is also willing to help at all times.

The Neighborhood

Koubes is the name of our neighbourhood. It is the west side of the city centre. This place is blessed to have a beautiful small, almost private beach for it's residents. This area is also very popular for it's top of the line restaurants and lounge bars. There are actually not many but the two restaurants Almyra (next door) and PrimaPlora (150m down the road) are one of a kind! Maestros (close to PrimaPlora) is a lounge bar, kind of club for the locals for a drink later in the afternoon or a little after midnight.
Across the street you may find “Ligouris” for a quick souvlaki and mostly meat plates and next door is a coffee place for croissants, coffees etc.
Going towards the city center you may find “Noulis” another coffee and snack place a highly recommended one. A little bit further (250m from our apartments) there is a small mini market for basic stuff (such as groceries, milk to toilet paper)
In case you need a big supermarket you may keep going towards the city center and right before you get in it you will see a big building on your right which is a Carefour Marinopouos s/m. Or you could go westwards from our apartments and uphill (about 700m) where you will find a Lidl s/m (better if you have a car). A bank ATM machine is also available on the main street (Stamathioudaki st.) on sea side of the road a little before the Carefour i mentioned before and right between a grocery store and a motorbike store.

Getting around

The main bus terminal (aka KTEL) is only a 10min walk from our apartments. Taking a taxi from city centre to our apartments or vice versa is not more than 5€ - 7€. In addition the island's main highway (aka VOAK) is only 700m away (uphill), a 2min drive and you are on the highway and on your way to the ends of the island or its airports.

You may reach Rethymno and our apartments in 3 different ways. By car rental, by taxi or by bus. 

• Renting a car i would say is the best way and the most affordable. It might be a bit stressful on the street but not that hard for a medium & careful driver. 

• Taking a taxi either from the airport or with an arrangement (i could arrange such a taxi for you) would cost you from 90 euros (arranged taxi) to 120 euros (airport taxi).
Finally you could also take the bus which would be the most affordable way but a bit of a trouble. You first you should take a taxi to the city center of Heraklio or Chania (whichever airport you land) and to the KTEL bus service main terminal. From there, there is a bus every hour departing to Rethymno's KTEL bus terminal. From Rethymno main bus terminal (KTEL) we are a 10-15min walk or a 5-7euro taxi.

-- recent update says that for summer 2014 there might be a shuttle KTEL bus from both island's airports to Rethymno's KTEL bus terminal.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $7 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Cool place, coffee in the garden with sea views - unforgettable.

    September 2013
  • We had a great time in rethymnos ! Maria and Costa were really kind and helpful. The building is right in front of the beach and the restaurant next door is amazing! The only down side , no wifi signal in the room..but over all great place!!!

    August 2013
  • The apartment is quite nice and big enough for 2/3 people. The location is not so far from the city center ( but not so close to let you walk there ). Also parking the car it's not a big issue ( excluded the Saturday night ). Costa and the mother seems to me to be nice people and with will to help you with suggestions and advises.

    August 2013
  • Costa was an excellent host!!! Even prior to our arrival he was superbly quick in answering all my questions and helping out with different options on how to get best to this place from Chania. His apartment is RIGHT on the beach. It's clean, furnished with everything you need (incl. a proper kitchen and A/C). The garden in the back is excellent for enjoying a cup of coffee watching the sunrise over the sea and you are only couple feet away from being directly in the water for a refreshing dip. The restaurant directly adjacent to his places is SUPERB and a must try. Me and my friend are a bit of a foodies , and we went back to that place twice on our short 4 day stay there just because it was purely excellent. Don't forget to ask Costa about suggestions for day trips. If it weren't for him, we wouldn't have discovered the little jewel that is Plakias beach on the south coast. Thank you very much for everything and making our brief vacation perfect :)

    August 2013
  • The apartment was beautiful and confortable, very close to the sea and with a big panorama. Easy to get with public bus.
    Costa and his mother are very friendly and kindly with us.
    thanks Costa!

    August 2012
  • The apartment was beautiful and confortable, very close to the sea and with a big panorama. Easy to get with public bus. Costa and his mother are very friendly and kindly with us. thanks Costa!

    August 2012
  • Fantastic setting right on the beach with great places to eat and drink nearby. Costa and his Mother who lives at the apartments were really lovely and very helpful. I'd definitely recommend a visit here, especially for those with families. Thanks for a great holiday!

    July 2012
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