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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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.
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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After posting a post about this hotel where my parents stayed recently about not enough staff this improved.
The food is very good the rooms very good ans very friendly staff. Fantastic hotel. Friendly manager who always shakes hand and greats. You cross a streat before the hotel and you are at the beach. My parents will come back!More
A few issues
Nice enough hotel but my same sex husband was down as Mrs, still can't get that right. Room was at rear of hotel but reasonable size. However the fridge didn't work, there were stains on the carpet and a small window in the room was partially covered by a curtain which obviously wasn't meant to be there. Fridge was changed, eventually. We are on a half board tariff so Dinner, bed and breakfast. Buffet style food which was varied and tasty. However drinks were expensive. â¬5.50 for a glass of white wine and â¬6.50 for one of red. In the local store you can get a fairly decent bottle of red for around â¬4!!!! Decided, having walked around the town that at 1800 we would use one of the pools in the hotel. Only to be told they're shut as they are being cleaned. Not amused when the member of staff then said "the sea is open 24/7"! I will return to this review in six days time when we leave. More
AR A, 186338
This ticks most of the boxes
Recently returned from 10 days AI. Food: excellent in both restaurants, continually replaced even up to 15 minutes before the buffet restaurant closed. We ate in the a la carte restaurant several times. The Head Chef seemned to be on duty every meal for the whole time we were there. A nice touch was the General Mngr & Senior Mngrs greeting people with champagne & smoked salmon for breakfast. Pool areas: We only used the terrace area, the pool is small but lovely to cool off in. There is a notice not to reserve sunbeds and we were pleased to see that they did remove towels from ones that had been 'reserved'. My only less positive comment is that the service from all bars is far too slow, mostly because their system has to generate paperwork for every order and they only have one person behind each bar. You cannot order direct from the bar but are asked to find a table until someone takes your order. On more than one occasion we waited more than 10 minutes to get our drinks. It seems the staff have to serve 2 or 3 orders at the same time, hence the delay not what you want when you just want a beer before lunch! This is the only reason I could not give it 5* rating. We would return - yes.More
Great hotel, superb Easter break.
The hotel was great, good location what really stood out for us were the amazing staff. Particular thanks to Vassilis 'Captain of the Piazza Di Porto', he made our holiday perfect in every way, great attention to detail. The staff in the spa were also amazing you really must try out the massage. We will be back again soon, can't wait! Suzette & MikeMore
I've just returned from a week long stay at Aquila and I have to say the hotel was lovely as was it's location. We arrived around 4pm and were greeted by staff. All the staff at this hotel are incredibly lovely with excellent customer service. We were offered help with our luggage in given all info about dining etc. There was also welcome wine and water in the room as well as bathrobes and slippers (always a nice touch). Our room was a road facing double. It was very comfortable and a good size. Only down side was that the air con wasn't due to be turned on for a few days. We were unable to sleep with the door open due to road traffic. My friend and I were very hot our first 4 nights, we were offered a fan however the staff were then unable to find one which was a shame. The room comes equipped with safe, fridge and hair dryer. The hairdryer gets very hot! To the point you cannot hold it so I think if I came here again (I happily would) then I'd bring my own hairdryer. My only criticism of our room was the constant smell of cannabis every time we went in there. It was strong! I spoke to other hotel guests who also said there room smelt like cannabis. I raised this with one of the male receptionists and they kind of just laughed about it which was quite frustrating. Breakfast is served until 10. We noticed it got very busy at around 9 so we tried to cone earlier. Great choice of breakfast nuts; full fry up buffet, cereal, fruits, bread, salad, cheese, porridge, pastries the lot! Breakfast was lovely. We were staying half board so also had dinner included. We ate in the restaurant for 3 nights. The food was nice and quite a good variety of choice. However I am a vegetarian and on 3 occasions food that was labelled as being vegetarian had meat in it. I pointed this out to staff on all occasions and the changed the labels. There are 2 pools. One next to the restaurant and one on the terrace. The downstairs one is a decent size but upstairs one a small. I have to say, both pools were freezing but I went quite early. We chose to use the beach loungers as there were loads of them and it's just a nicer atmosphere. You are given towels from the hotel to take to the beach and you can get new ones daily from the beach staff. The beach is literally a ten second walk from the hotel and it's lovely! We were a little disappointed that there was no beach service for drinks etc. You have to keep going to the cafe to get drinks which is a little annoying. There is also no proper bar at this hotel by either of the pools. You can get drinks from the cafe but it's quite slow. The drinks however are very nice. The hotel in the evening did offer some entertainment in the form of Greek dancing and singers etc. There is no real bar atmosphere though which I feel this hotel misses out on. The hotel has a spa you can use, it's a little pricey and the staff although very nice and a little pushy for you to purchase the services. You can use the pool and gym there free of charge. We received a free 15 minute massage coupon upon arrival at the hotel, we went to claim it but were put off with the staff up selling it so didn't end up using it. The hotel is in a great location. Turn left when you leave and you can walk to the old town which is a delight. I'd advise that you eat in the old town rather than along the sea front as the tavernas you find in the small old town streets are far more authentic and owned by Greek families. I'd also recommend you visit the old fortress, it's â¬4 and has beautiful views. All in all a lovely stay! Great hotel with lovely staff. Strongly recommend. I would have given 5 stars if it wasn't for the few things I mentioned More
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