A near-beachfront setting and a gourmet restaurant are just a couple of the draws at the Aquila Porto Rethymno.
This place has a great postcode. It’s just across the road from a sandy beach, and less than a 10-minute walk from Rethymnon’s lively town centre.
The bedrooms are housed in a modern, U-shaped building. Each room type is bespoke – some have mauve colour schemes with stripy wallpaper, while others feature floral themes.
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Free bottle of wine and mineral water for all guests on arrival, plus sparkling wine on arrival for honeymooners.
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Local and some international alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks 10.00-24.00.Tea and coffee 16.00-18.00, and selected minibar drinks. Snacks 10.30-12.00 and 14.30-16.00. Cakes 16.00-18.00 and ice-cream.
Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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2 outdoor pools
Relax on a sunbed around one of the 2 lagoon style pools, with parasols for a bit of shade when needed.
Piazzo di porto à la carte restaurant*
Lunch and dinner are served at Piazza di Porto. If you're staying Half Board you can choose to swap dinner for lunch here.
With cardio equipment to use and spot lights in the ceiling allowing a lot of light. There's a whirlpool at the end of the room.
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twin room with limited sea view, balcony and jacuzzi
These twin rooms are designed to be a light and tranquil space for 2 people. Outside you’ll find a balcony with a limited sea view. There’s a minibar and Wi-Fi access is available. For an added touch of luxury, these rooms also come furnished with a Jacuzzi®.
twin room with sea view and balcony
These twin rooms offer a neutral décor with splashes of tranquil colours. There’s room for up to 3 with 1 extra bed in the bedroom. Outside you’ll find a balcony which is ideal for the sea view. Rooms come furnished with a minibar and Wi-Fi.
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Very good hotel and location
Week holiday at the begininng of September 2016. Hotel - nice and clean and very close to the old town with a lot of wonderful places to enjoy. All inclusive - varied, good combination between traditional and international food, real greek taste, good wine selection Staff - very friendly and helpful Beach and see - perfect A very good price/quality location in Greece. For sure we will comeback.More
A good hotel, nice location
Modern, clean and fresh feeling throughout i would rate this as a solid 3 star hotel. The lobby and restaurant are well kept, staff are friendly and helpful. The room we had was spacious and the bed comfy. Wardrobe was large enough for both of our clothes and the safe was a welcome addition. On the downside, there are a lack of mirrors in the room and the balcony we had was 'shared' with another room (not a proper dividing wall) so you could see through on to their side and vice versa. The bathroom was a good size but the shower curtain was incredibly annoying whilst trying to shower! The hotel pools were nice, not too busy and very clean at all times. They were a welcome treat from the sea when you fancied a more relaxing dip. The beach was fantastic and the hotel's sun-beds very comfy. Location wise, the hotel is a short walk in to town where there are many fabulous restaurants and bars to enjoy! Recommend eating after 11pm in one of the smaller streets where the atmosphere is fantastic!More
Its a 5 star hotel, and that is whatyou get. Service is perfect, free beach access and close to Rethymno old village center. If you a spa lover you will be well treated. Gym available and two swimming pools. We never forget when we been on the beach and 5 staff from the hotel offered us watermelon, what a surprise!! And dont forget food and ice cream available to order from the beach... fabulous!!More
Went for a week's holiday at the beginning of October. Really nice hotel. The staff were friendly and helpful. We used the beach every day, beach towels are provided. The choice of food was good and varied. The hotel was 10 minutes walk from the old town which is worth visiting. Definitely worth going again.More
Rosemary B, 186254
Returned to Aquila Porto Retymno in September 2016 after a very enjoyable visit last year.Still great with usual friendly,helpful staff and a very warm welcome. The hotel is gradually being re-furbished and our room had a stone tiled floor and modern decor which was a huge improvement on the carpet and older furnishings in some of the other rooms. The mini-bar in the room was emptied at our request so that we could use it as a much needed fridge. The room was cleaned each day to a very high standard and all toiletries replaced regularly. The maid,Voula, was superb- very hard working with a cheerful and happy disposition leaving "creative art" on the bed, surfaces etc! Staff at Reception were always helpful and Christina, the Guest Relation Officer, was exceptional in meeting all of our requests. Once again the "Jewel in the Crown" and the main reason that we returned this year was the Piazza di Porto, the a la carte restaurant at the hotel. Vasillis and his staff continue to provide the highest and most professional standard of service and always with courtesy and humour.The menu is extensive and all dishes,especially the steaks and fish are of the highest quality and beautifully presented. A special mention also for the pumpkin soup which was delicious! The buffet restaurant had a good variety of food of a very high quality but the service at breakfast was often indifferent. Worth a mention are the two cocktail bars Entasis and Kevin's house which are situated on the sea front 100-200 metres to the east of the hotel away from the port.Both are family run businesses serving cold beer and specilised cocktails at reasonable prices.We visited both on a regular basis during our two week stay and both added greatly to our enjoyment of the holiday. We booked a one day excursion to Santorini with Klados Travel and have posted a separate review on this-we were extremely dis-satisfied with I would recommend staying at the Aquila Porto Rethymno without reservation and look forward to returning in the nearr future.More
Virginia B, 186460
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