Hotel May Hotel 2 star
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AMCHIS KRITIS STR. Rethymno, Greece
Amy Adejokun Section editor

Set on the coast road, the May hotel is a small and very simple hotel surrounded by a lush green rectangular garden. Everything about it is outdated, but you will be greeted by a warm and friendly welcome. It is a shame that the hotel doesn't have a beach though and that the restaurant isn't any more pleasant.

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    Location 6.5 /10

    In the village of Missiria, two and a half mi from the town of Rethymnon, on the tourist route to Heraklion, 50 mi away.

    Accommodation 7.20 /10

    The 76 rooms have a view of the car park or the garden; they have all been renovated and they are either doubles, triples or quadruples (of which there are only four in the hotel). They are at least 172 sq ft, clean and functional and equipped with a firm bed fitted with a wooden headboard, white tile flooring, two nice armchairs and a small table. The furniture isn't exactly good quality. Guests will also find a small television, a telephone, air-conditioning, a fridge and a safe available for a fee. As for the small bathrooms, they are bright and equipped with a bathtub, basic hospitality products and a hair-dryer.

    Overview 6.70 /10

    Built in 1989, the May hotel's rooms were partially renovated in 2008. Everything in this 2-floor, rectangular building is really old-fashioned: colours, furniture, layout, making it all a bit dull. Fortunately the Cretan sun is there to warm up the atmosphere. The hotel reception is set in a large rectangular hall, where you will find the lobby bar and many sofas. A computer in a corner of the hall lets you surf on the web, and WiFi internet access is available in this area. There is a very dated stairway which goes out to the bar terrace where bamboo chairs with thick pink cushions await you for a nice drink in the sunshine. The pool is big for the size of the hotel and there is a small pool dedicated to children (a total of 915 m3), which is good because the public beach, which can be reached via a little pathway, is 1,000 ft away (deckchairs and parasols are available for a fee). High hedges surround the small and very green estate in which you can hear the birds singing. The ground is entirely covered in grass on which a few outdated deckchairs are laid out.

    Food and drink 6.45 /10

    All meals are served as a buffet in the large restaurant hall. The local cuisine is varied enough but rather bland. It is a shame really that the only natural light that enters this L-shaped room is the light coming in from high windows. In the canteen-like restaurant, the only view visible is that of the lush green vegetation outside. Breakfast is the only meal at which you can take your food outside to eat (7:30am to 10:00am). Dinner is served from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. A Greek folk night is organised once a week, where guests can eat outside as it's a barbecue. This is the ideal time to taste lots of Greek specialities. Opposite the pool, you will find an outdoor snack bar set up under a wooden roof. The latter serves light and unoriginal meals a la carte (at least there is a wide choice), but unfortunately it is not included in the all-inclusive option, which means that 'all-inclusive' guests can only have their lunch inside the main restaurant from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm.

    To know

    The hotel is open from early May to the end of October. The guests at May can use the Creta Palace Hotel's water sports club. A public bus stops 500 ft away every 20 minutes in the high season and drives holidaymakers to Rethymnon. The hotel's accommodation options are all-inclusive, full-board, half-board and bed and breakfast.

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Spa

      massage, Turkish bath

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, volleyball, water-polo

    advantage

    • The pool
    • The warm welcome
    • The renovated rooms

    disadvantages

    • No beach
    • The very dated decoration
    • No amenities
    • The restaurant food is bland

    Traveller Reviews

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      • Package deals in octobre 2013 Posted on 2013-10-22 Seul - Une semaine et plus (Chambre avec vue)

        Super séjour, merci à toute l'équipe. C'est un hotel familial sans prétention, avec tout le confort souhaité. L'équipe est super et nous a permis de passer un agréable séjour. L'hotel est très bien situé proche commerce, plage et Réthymnon. Bus devant l'hotel

      • Advantages

        L'hotel est très bien situé proche commerce, plage et Réthymnon. Bus devant l'hotel. La cuisine est très bonne. L'équipe est très accueillante et parle français.

      • Disavantages

        Je n'en vois pas... difficile de trouver un point faible mais je ne suis pas tres friante des excursions organisées, meme si celle que nous avons faite à Gramvoussa était très bien.

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