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 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.
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 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®.
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Made use of the spa facilities offered by Aegeo Spas, in particular the massage, preceded by a steam room session. Mine was provided by Kiki. Excellent back, shoulder, legs etc. massage. Left feeling very relaxed. More
Good but should be better
Don't get me wrong this is a nice hotel with some very good features but it displays a 5* sign which it is not upto. Two things that are really good and are indeed a credit, staff that daily deal with the guests and the quality of the food. Now what brings it down. If you are AI it stops at the front curb going to the beach but it is the hotels private beach. It is clear the guest representatives person is not interested in the guests and only appears if some kudos can be gained. An example, the palm trees had some work done it was after 9 am because the sundeck was open it had been going on for a good hour the sundeck got covered in wood chippings so did the drinks and guests belongings guest relations appeared down stairs to get the road front brollies taken down after an hour. Trainee staff are not getting the guidance they need, 32 minutes from order to delivery of 2 coffee's in fact some times it was quicker to go yourself, not 5* with waiter service is it. This was our room, comfortable with room to move around but the air con grill was upside down so the cold air went straight onto the bed, sink panel off, bath enamel worn out and when you change the cupboard doors on a refit hide the screws holding the draws in and cover the old paintwork. As an advice note maybe the hotel could follow those around them because they are doing what should be done in various areas, beach/service/environmental. So in short good food with fun staff (well most) and a place to relax.More
sunny Greek paradise!
Our stay at Aquila has initially started not in the best way possible - upon arrival we've learnt that due to overbooking we will spend 2 days in another hotel. However, everything turned okay, and even better than it was scheduled as we were offered a nice suit in Kyma hotel (see my previous review), three days of all-inclusive mode at Porto Aquila and a much more spacious room. The beach is very well equipped, with free sunbeds, fresh towels and daily happy hours at 11-30 a. m. The breakfasts were delicious, and the location was perfect - close to the beach, local giftshops and the Old City. The staff is friendly and English speaking. Special thanks to our Beleon tour representative, Sofia Elessina, who has negotiated our compensations with the hotel management and offered reasonable discounts for excursions.More
Olga S, 295369
A special holiday in a special place!
We visited the travel agents and wanted somewhere special to help us celebrate our 40th anniversary, we were looking at the Greek Islands as we have never visited this part of Europe. We settled on Aquila Porto Rethymnon for 10 nights and I am sat in the lobby as we wait for our late collection to return us to the UK following a brilliant holiday. Flying out of Manchester mid afternoon meant we arrived late at night but the hotel reception staff were cheerful and efficient and we were quickly processed. Within a few minutes of being in the room we received a phone call asking if everything was okay. It was and we were more than happy to find that we had been upgraded and had a lovely room on the 6th floor. we were unpacking and enjoying the complimentary wine at the time :) The view to the sea from the balcony was excellent and as I found out the next morning, we had an uninterrupted view of the sunrise every day. As we were late arriving we were given a voucher for lunch to compensate for missing dinner on arrival. We also had a voucher for a 15 minute introductory massage in the Spa. We took full advantage of both. We both agreed the Staff at the hotel in every department have been absolutely brilliant throughout our stay. It would be wrong to single out individuals because we might miss someone but from Reception to the Restaurant, the Spa and Beach to the Housekeeping team, everyone, and we really do mean everyone, has been wonderful, happy, polite and very efficient. I asked if flowers could be arranged for our Anniversary on Sunday and the Reception Team organised everything for me, a bouquet was placed on our table as we sat down to breakfast and the Roses I asked for in addition were placed in the room whilst we were out. Another surprise for my wife which went down really well. In the afternoon whilst we were out a delicious Chocolate Gateau was left in the room and Housekeeping had formed a heart out of hand towels on the bed and scattered Rose petals inside it. We were genuinely touched by these gestures. I booked a full body massage for my Wife and myself for our Anniversary and endured 70 minutes of pure bliss. I could feel the knots being pushed out gently and felt really relaxed at the end. It is expensive but well worth it. We had already arranged to Taverna Fantastiko to celebrate our Anniversary and we watched the sun setting over the bay with an explosion of colour. I can highly recommend a visit to this place if you are in this part of Crete. Sadly our trip is all but over but we leave for the UK having had a very special holiday to celebrate our very special Anniversary. We would like to thank all of the Staff at Aquila Porto Rethymno, you work long hours but your attitude and professional manner never changes!More
John M, 954031
Fantastic hotel, location and staff
Our family stayed at this hotel for one week, and we´re all very satisfied. My wife, and our two 20 years old daughter and son have had a great time at this hotel. We’ve been to several holidays in Spain, France, Italy and also Greece before, but this has been the best stay ever. The hotel has a great location, fantastic sea view and nice rooms. What impressed us most is the kindness and hospitality from all the staff. It was really impressive. Just a little walk from old town with many shops and nice restaurants. We used TripAdvisor to choose good restaurants, and it was always good selections, and we we´re never dissappointed. We can recommend both this hotel, and Rethymno as a place to visit. More
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