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, 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®.
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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This is a lovely hotel and what really makes it are the wonderful staff, absolutely nothing is too much trouble, it is well situated and the beach is across the road, however there some downsides the rooms are small and lack any storage, coat hangers yes, drawers no, the pools are very small the infinity pool is really just a plunge pool and lastly the food was ok but not great we ate out 7 of the 14 nightsMore
Allison B, 186356
Very nice hotel, clean rooms, friendly staff! Had breakfast included, you can find everything, but pretty busy around 8,30-9. Beach is close, sunbeds and towels included. The hotel had everything we could wish for and we even got a extra large room though we booked standard with xtra bed but it was the size of an apartment:) More
Porto Aquila Rethymnon 2017
Just returned from our 3rd visit to this hotel. A large number of guests are repeat visitors, we were minority. Many people have stayed at this hotel on numerous occasions. I would highly recommend this hotel. Clean and comfortable. If you are hungry it's your own fault. Plenty of choice.More
We have just come home after two weeks at the hotel and we would definetly go back. The food s excellent we upgraded to all inclusive on the second week due to this excellent all inclusive package. All the staff work together like a team and they are so friendly and helpful. Marinos and young George at the lobby bar they were great have never laughed so much they were fab, they are a credit to the hotel and really work hard to give everyone a great service . Sophia in the hotels to business relationships she makes you feel so special the gala dinner at the all a carte restaurant she invited us to was fabulous. It's also great entertainment everyone that are passing in the street stop and watch. It is also all the little extras they provide as well eg. Little treats at the beach, the small tasters before meals they are great. Nothing s a problem just go to Judy at reception and she will help even gave us an umbrella in case we got wet on one of our trips . Very nice personal touches made us feel so good. We will see you all again.More
Linda M, 186534
Already miss it
Just returned from 2 weeks at the Aquila Porto Rethmyno. It was fabulous. AIRPORT Transfer time from Heraklion airport approx. 1hr 30mins. Be prepared as you leave the airport you are met with a sea of people in front of a wall of desks and is VERY unclear what to do / where to go or who to speak to. And, when directed to your bus, good luck, there are hundreds parked up and location / direction given is vague. HOTEL Location - PERFECT. Across the road from a long sandy beach (a bit of shingle going into sea so beach shoes can help). Plenty of sunbeds, some reserve very early 7.30 ish. Five to ten minute walk into old town and the “Fortezza” (Venetian Fortess) is just out the other side of the old town so again its walkable (approx. 20 minutes). Rooms - are a good size and comfortable. Cleaned daily to a very good standard. Only issue, few drawers in a curved unit which are very small and very awkward to open. We had sea view, not really worth it as hotel is U shaped and our room was at the bottom of the U so ended up with a tunnel vision view of the beach. Ask for a higher number room and you should be near the end of the U / get a better view. Food – Varied, good quality, flavoursome and plentiful. Thank you chef. Only issue is that the food is often far from hot. This seems to be an issue with most buffet style restaurants. A la Carte – went twice, food was fabulous and would highly recommend. Be aware, late cold plates and lunch boxes can be arranged via reception – very helpful for early starts / late returns. Evening entertainment – low key. Usually from 8.30 to 10.30 approx. Very enjoyable and varied. Staff – Awesome. They work tirelessly through baking heat, busy periods and long shifts but always a pleasant word and a smile. Thank you all. A special mention to Eva on reception, very helpful / polite. George (waiter Café Anatolitiko) –a very pleasant young man who “goes the extra mile”. Anatasia / Dimitra (waitresses) – Put a smile on our faces every day. Georgious (restaurant) – a pleasure to be looked after by you. In summary – don’t hesitate to book. We will be going back for sure. Other stuff Car Hire – we used Speedy Wheels about EUR 58 for a day. Very pleasant / nice car with satnav (satnav was EUR8 of the total cost). Went to Arkadi Monastery, 2EUR entry, well worth it. Santorini trip – Booked via Thomson as didn’t seem any cheaper elsewhere and you get the dedicated TUI boarding queue for the Seajet which is way shorter. Check tickets carefully as the trip may not include transfers to the Marina, you may have to walk. Its just a few minutes from the Aquila Porto Hotel. The trip itself, board seajet, takes about 2hrs 20mins to Santorini. On arrival, board a bus. They take you to Oia where the famous blue domes photo is taken, you get 2 hours there. Then off to Thira, the capital. Three hours there, its too long as not much to see / do. You could take the cable car 12 EUR pp each way down to the seafront and take a boat trip around the volcano. Some trips don’t return til 5 where coach pick us is approx. 4.25pm but other operators offer quick trips. Both locations are VERY busy and we went in low season.More
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