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.
Food & Drink
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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.
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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.
Mediterranean 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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superior double room with sea view
Superior doubles offer spectacular sea views. They're all about chic interiors, with feature walls, floral accents and stylish furnishings. There's a mini Hi-Fi, CD player, kettle and a pillow menu. Minibar is at a charge.
deluxe double room
Deluxe doubles offer up more space than superior rooms. In terms of style, they team feature walls with patterned headboards and luxury furnishings. There's space for two, with sea views. With a mini Hi-Fi, CD player, kettle, pillow menu and Mythica benefits. Minibar is at a charge.
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Great spa and massages
Visited the spa and had 3 back neck and shoulder massages. I cannot remember the guy's name unfortunately.. However as i have a bad back frequently he was a life saver! I was recommended to come here by a local and can highly recommend it.More
My friend and I stayed at the hotel for the first week of October and would highly recommend it. The only gripe we had was that when we arrived our seaview room was not good, the view from the balcony was the top of the atrium and although we could see the sea it was quite far off, we complained at reception and the next day we were moved to another room with a fab view of the sea. I think that the mark of a good hotel is the way they sort out their complaints and they did this with efficiency. The food in the dining hall is fab, all tastes are catered for, my friend is a fussy eater and even she was happy, all the staff are extremely friendly. There is also a cafÃ©/restaurant on site where you can get snacks, drinks etc and the waitresses there are lovely. All in all a great hotel I would certainly go back and hope I can in the future!More
I have just returned from a weeks family holiday at this hotel. The hotel is perfectly set on a beautiful beach with amazing views. We had rooms in the main building with sea views which are well worth booking, the rooms are large well furnished with very comfy large beds. Rooms are spotlessly clean and beds were changed 3 times during our 7 days stay. Beach towels are also provided and can be changed at any time. Meals are very good plenty of choice, but be aware drinks are very expensive, including water which is only provided free at breakfast. The pools are lovely and plenty to choose from. The problems we had were that during our stay the hotel was closing down for winter, so be careful not to book this during Englands half term so there were many things that were not available to us, this of course is not managements problem but the holiday company we booked with, even the rep left during our stay. we were sold this holiday at a very high cost due to half term, this should not be allowed, as we did not receive what we had been sold . Taking up these issuses with holiday company Thomsons. I would certainly book this hotel again , but not at Oct half term.More
This hotel was in an ideal situation for the Rhethymnon old town and the beach. The hotel was very clean, the staff were forever helpful, the facilities were excellent, including the restaurant which had a great ambience along with a complete choice of international style food. Our room was large, well-fitted out, including the bathroom, with a huge bed and good hard mattress, air conditioning and a balcony with a view of the sea. It was cleaned daily with a change of bed linen and towels if needed. We found it very difficult to fault. The evening entertainment included a superb Brazilian troupe of dancers, a thrilling troupe of traditional Greek dancers and a superb traditional balalaika(?) player. Overall a very pleasing week's holiday and we would have no hesitation going there again.More
johnjames_belcher, Coleford, United Kingdom
Would definitely come back
The hotel is a 5 star and while much of it reflects this, there are a few aspects that don't. The bedroom we had (2nd floor, sea view) was big - we had a 6 foot bed and there was a lot of floor space left so we weren't tripping over bags. They provide lots of hangers and a chest of drawers. Â I feel that the generous bedroom was at the expense of a small bathroom and small balcony. The bathroom fittings were tired - a 5 star hotel surely should have a decent size bath and power shower, rather Â than one that you can just about stand in to use the shower attachment to the taps (not to mention the fluctuating water temperature). Our balcony Â had a sea view but was relatively small, although it had a useful clothes horse. Â There are lots of towels provided - including large, soft beach towels. The rooms are kept very clean. There is a TV with a fair number of channels (including BBC world news and BBC1) and a CD player! There's also a fridge and a safe. We went half-board and had dinner a few times at the hotel (we prefer to eat in local tavernas but circumstances dictated eating in the hotel a few nights). I don't Â feel that the dinner food was of a sufficiently high enough standard of a 5 star hotel. I liked the fact that there was plenty of salad and fresh fruit but the main dinner courses (buffet and specials) tasted pretty average. There was a good mix of meats and fish each night but I did find some quite bland. Â There was always a good selection of fresh fruit and desserts (I didn't try them, Â they looked a bit too rich or creamy for me). Â Breakfasts were very good, lots of cereal choices, hot food, fresh fruits and breads, and freshly squeezed orange juice.Â The staff were lovely and friendly and sorted out any issues Â we had quickly. The communal areas of the hotel are well kept and there is plenty of space - decks, Â lounges, outdoor and indoor Â bars, so it never felt crowded.Â There's some kind of musical entertainment most nights, either by the cafe or in the lobby bar. Happy hour in the lobby bar lasts about 3hrs! (30% off â¬7.50 cocktails). The hotel is well placed, across the road from its large private beach and a 10 minute walk into the main town centre. There is are a few mini-marts almost next door to buy soft drinks, snacks and water and a Haagen-Daz to get coffee rather than pay extortionate hotel prices if you Â spend the day at the beach/ by the pool. A lot is included Â on the all - inclusive package (which we didn't do, we went half-board) but there is also still a lot that has to be paid for (albeit at a lower price). Â One thing that bugged me was that the tea and coffee provided in the room were part of the mini bar - these should be complimentary as per many other top - rate hotels.Â I'd Â definitely Â come back here, it's a lovely friendly hotel and really well located. More
akd94, London, United Kingdom
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