La Stella Apartments & Suites

  • Distance to International Heraklion Airport 58.6Km
  • Distance to from the beach of platanes 0.4Km
  • Distance to Heraklion city center 56.6Km
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Free WiFi
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans
TripAdvisor Traveller rating:
250 reviews

The La Stella Apartments & Suites is a small boutique hotel, located 400m from the sandy beach in the picturesque and serene village of Platanes. The hotel has a friendly ... Continue reading

The La Stella Apartments & Suites is a small boutique hotel, located 400m from the sandy beach in the picturesque and serene village of Platanes. The hotel has a friendly atmosphere and is a terrific haven for couples and families with 27 comfortable studios, apartments and family suites, a sparkling swimming pool, tranquil garden and a friendly staff offering excellent service and warm hospitality. Guests to the La Stella Apartments & Suites can discover marvellous beaches and sleepy villages along with a wide array of shops, restaurants, traditional tavernas and "ouzerias" and attractions in Rethymnon, just 4 km away.


  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Snorkelling
  • Table tennis
  • Windsurfing

Other facilities

  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden
  • Outdoor pool (seasonal)
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace


  • Free WiFi


Room facilities

The La Stella Apartments & Suites offers 27 exclusive studios, apartments & family suites. All units have a fully equipped kitchen with fridge, coffee machine, water-heater, private balcony with view, bathroom with shower, Satellite TV, hairdryer, air conditioning (charged locally), safe box (charged locally), telephone and Wi-Fi access.

One room studios are around 35 m2.

Apartments have a private bedroom and a living room, total size around 45 square meters, and accommodates from two to four persons.

Three room suites have two private bedrooms and a cosy living room with elegant furniture with the total size around 90 square meters.

The new Promo Studios, refurbished in 2014, are 25 m2 for maximum 2 persons (queen bed or twin beds). Please note this room type does not have kitchenette facilities or balcony.

Other Information

Famous attractions include the archaeological sites at Knossos, Phaistos, Gortys as well as the Venetian castle in Rethymnon, the Samaria Gorge and many other minor gorges (Agia Irini, Aradena, etc).

Due to the location of this property and its layout it is not suitable for guests with wheelchairs or those with walking difficulties.

Official rating 3*

Reception with travel services, airport/port transfer,  free Wi-Fi Internet access, ethernet plugs, laptops available for rent, fax services, Satellite TV corner, car and bike rental, parking.

Price Overview

The prices shown below show the cheapest holiday offers for the La Stella Apartments & Suites in Rethymnon. Please use the price links to see all holiday deals available for that month.

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Payment Options

Payment options accepted:

We do not charge a fee to our customers who use debit cards, but credit cards do incur a fee of 2.5% of the payment value.

To make booking a holiday at La Stella Apartments & Suites in Rethymnon easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book La Stella Apartments & Suites with a low deposit holiday option, please click the "Price and Availability" button above.

Anyone could be forgiven for mistaking the hugely popular package tour holiday resort town of Rethymnon for a sort of Cretan-inspired theme resort, but the best thing about the town is that its picturesque historic heart is actually genuine. The old town is just that: old, its winding alleys overhung with pretty wooden flower-bedecked balconies flaunt historic Venetian and Turkish architectural influences. Fortunately a recent mad spate of tourist development has left the old town untouched, so it can now delight the many photo-happy visitors and serve as a bustling venue for tavernas, restaurants and souvenir shops. To the east is one of Crete's longest sandy beaches, which has become the target of developers and is lined with apartment blocks and hotels. Excursions are easily made to Heraklion, Chania or the monastery of Arkadhi.

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Daily boat excursions are the latest activity in Rethymnon, taking holidaymakers to the beautiful beaches at Bali or Marathi, and include lunch at a local taverna with unlimited wine. Evening cruises are also a popular activity, and there are opportunities for hiking and horseback riding. Sights within the city include the mosque of Sultan Ibrahim Han and the Venetian fortress as well as an archeaological museum.


The inner harbour of Rethymnon sports an array of restaurants perfect for holidaymakers and fish tavernas, many of which are expensive for what they are; the Samaria taverna is more reasonably priced and among the best here, while Famagusta offers a range of food from Greek cuisine to western and Chinese. Better value can be found in the streets around the Rimóndi fountain where there are some old-fashioned cafes serving local fare including delicious helpings of traditional yoghurt and honey. These include Kyria Maria, Agrimia and Othonos, all overlooking the fountain.


Nightlife in Rethymnon ranges from noisy pubs and bars around the inner harbour or inside the old town, to more relaxed bars on the beach where holidaymakers can enjoy the sounds of the sea while sipping on the favourite drink. Fortezza Disco is the flashiest in town, along with other dance clubs like the Metropolis, New York Club and the Opera Club. A new younger bar scene has appeared above the inner harbour around the Platía Plastira, with music bars sporting outdoor terraces.


There is an overwhelming amount of gift shops geared towards holidaymakers offering tourist souvenirs, as well as a variety of handicrafts such as pottery, baskets, woodcarving and woven goods. Cretan embroidery can be found at Haroula Spridaki, while various items carved from olive wood are at Olive Tree Wood. Palaiopoleiou offers genuine antiques and old textiles and those interested in modern ceramics and Greek pottery should stop at Omodamos. Self-caterers will find numerous general stores and mini supermarkets scattered about, and there is a daily market below the Porta Guora, as well as a bakery just behind the Rimóndi fountain.


Rethymnon doesn't have the ruins and archaeological sites that many Greek holidaymakers expect for such an old city.

Essential Information

Time Zone

Plug Type

Voltage 220V 50Hz
Language: Greek,
Currency: Euro (€)

This week's weather forecast

22°C Low 16°C
Today: Wed 26 Oct
24°C Low 14°C
Thu 27 Oct
Patchy rain possible
22°C Low 16°C
Fri 28 Oct
Patchy rain possible
20°C Low 14°C
Sat 29 Oct
23°C Low 15°C
Sun 30 Oct

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Questions and Answers about La Stella Apartments & Suites

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2 Questions | 2 Answers

Hello, The rooms do have air conditioning at this property. Regards

Added 2 months, 2 weeks ago.

By Leanne, team member

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Depending on your date of travel we feature many different room types for this accommodation. If you would like to call us on free phone 0800 215 5695 someone will be more than happy to assist you select the correct room type for your chosen dates.

Added 1 year, 8 months ago.

By Darren, team member

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