Aquila Porto Rethymno  

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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  • 200Rooms
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Wine Offer

Free bottle of wine and mineral water for all guests on arrival, plus sparkling wine on arrival for honeymooners.

Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks
All Inclusive

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.

Half Board

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.

Wellness centre

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 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.

deluxe double room with sea view, balcony and jacuzzi

These deluxe double rooms for 2 people, feature a stylish décor with luxurious furnishings and a chic colour scheme. Outside you’ll find a balcony which is ideal for the room’s sea view. There’s also access to Wi-Fi to help keep you connected. For added luxury, these rooms also come furnished with a Jacuzzi®. Deluxe rooms come with extras including pillow menu and mini Hi-Fi plus Mythica benefits including express check-in, wine, fresh fruits, sweets and flowers in room on arrival, daily newspaper, concierge service, option of Continental breakfast in room and hotel gift.

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Wonderful summer time in the perfect hotel

Thanks for lovely was one of most interesting trip in my life.Really high quality service.Good location,wonderful sea view,interesting animation program.Perfect dishes.A lot of thanks to Yanis,George,and Eva.See you next summer.More

Victor S, 2323938

A fantastic first visit to Crete

We love Greece, but had never been to Crete before and we weren't disappointed. This hotel was wonderful, with friendly staff and excellent facilities. It was very central, with plenty to see and do nearby, and we enjoyed some excellent sightseeing too.The food was lovely, with too much choice! The room was comfortable with excellent air con. All in all a very enjoyable stay, and we would definitely recommend it. Hope to go back.More

Prosserj, 1471580

Absolutely Brilliant - am going to try the Elounda one next!!

To be clear, I've not been on an all inclusive holiday before, and it really isn't (sorry wasn't) my thing - I like to try local produce and get in amongst the local vibe. I also had nightmares before going that it would be super cheesy and you would be fighting for dinner. I have to eat my words. This was a BRILLIANT hotel. Food first - I am a super fussy eater, but without fail every night there was more than enough for me to choose from. The food really was brilliant. We were on half board, but could chose between dinner or lunch for our main meal. The quality of food is great. You can always get a table and the waiting staff were brilliant at what they did. Tables are cleared in 20 seconds or less. There is a huge buffet of starters, mains, deserts and sides, not to mention every night a different local themed grill. There was plenty of Greek food to eat which was brilliant. I challenge you not to find something you want to eat every day. It is also different each day - the salad and starters are similar (as are the deserts) but the variety for the mains and veg sides are great. Well done chef! Breakfast also great - I don't eat a lot for breakfast but had a good selection from fruit to continental and cooked. I wouldn't think you would need to go all inclusive as in lunch and dinner - that would be quite a lot of food but depends what you like! Hotel - room a bit dated in terms of décor (although my 65 mum thought it looked great) but clean and everything in good working order. We had a limited sea view, but didn't need more. As the beach is right across the road and is private to the hotel I don't think you need a sea view - unless you want to sit on a balcony rather than bar/beach/pool. There are reviews that say it is noisy - I have only been to little Greek islands before so expected similar peace and quiet. However I am ignorant geographically - this is NOT a small island. This is a main town, but is quiet at night. You will hear road noises during the day as you are in a 'city' so expect to be in a busier area - if you want a reclusive beach holiday Crete probably isn't the island for you. Nothing kept us awake at night, and nothing was off putting for the sunbathing in the day. SPA and GYM - great no complaints. The staff are friendly and the gym area is perfect to stay on top of your routine whilst on holiday. I would have liked it to be open earlier so I could go before breakfast - but that is my personal preference (and only because I would over eat at breakfast due to the quality of food!). To say we had 3 days of sun and 4 days of downpour we had a great time - which says something for the hotel and staff. Absolutely will be returning to this brand again - If I was staying in this area again I would absolutely return here. If I had to say negatives - and I'm clutching at straws - there was one cracked tile in the bathroom. Also fridge was quite loud (but we could have turned it off). That is it for negative. Would absolutely recommend- very very happy with hotel.More

hungry12389, 190729

Pure luxury

Picked primarily because of its location and rating. well within anyone's walking distance to the town centre. The coach passed, and stopped off at, many hotels along the way but our hotel had the best location by far. The Hotel overlooks the beach with spectacular views from the rooms facing the front. There is a private section for each hotel along the beach. There is Slight noise from adjacent properties which did subside as the night went on. Rooms low down at the rear and side did get a lot more noise from traffic and early morning service vehicles. Hotel is spotless. Staff very friendly, well presented, and professional, even though it was at the end of the season. We stayed 12 October for a week. Weather was fantastic. We emailed ahead with a room request, which they responded to and the room 510 they gave us couldn't have been better. Advice anyone to upgrade to a sea view room on a high floor, Superior if you budget allows. Wifi was good. Plenty of hot water. Maids visited every day and did a good job. Food was fantastic with plenty of choice with something to please everyone's pallet. Pools are small, clean, and cold. Not many people ventured in. Fantastic raised sun terrace with beds that overlooked the beach. There was a Mixture of people but mainly Western European. Everyone was friendly and chatty, and well behaved. There is a spa on site with a heated indoor pool and jacuzzi. You can also get a lovely tailored massage from the lovely girls, and guys, there. The trip from the airport took 2 hours, in the dark. Not ideal but necessary. We were on Half board basis which was ok because of the fantastic food quality but don't worry because the streets and squares are full of taverns and restaurants. The Town is very compact and very busy so be prepared to be knocked about a bit. And beware of the scooters. We really enjoyed our stay here and would recommend it to anyone.More

Robevo55, 190728

Everything we could have wished for

service second to none,terrific value for money,within walking distance of town to sample local cuisine..sight seeing within easy reach by local transport . overall a very enjoyable stay,very relaxing.PerfectMore

Tim W,

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