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
|Dining options||Breakfast||Lunch||Evening meal||Drinks||Snacks, Icecream|
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.
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 twin room with sea view
Superior twin room with sea view sleeps 2, with a mini Hi-Fi, CD player, kettle, bathrobes, slippers and pillow menu. Minibar at a charge. You also receive Mythica benefits, such as express check-in, wine, fresh fruit, sweets and flowers in the room on arrival, daily newspaper, concierge service, a hotel gift and the option of Continental breakfast in your room.
twin room with limited sea view
Twin room with limited sea view sleeps up to 3, with 2 or 3 beds. Room has a mini Hi-Fi, CD player, kettle, bathrobes, slippers and pillow menu. Minibar at a charge.
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Me & my wife we went for honeymoon to this amazing hotel,Excellent choice that we made because it was simply AMAZING! Since the check-in till the unfortunately check out, we felt like home and to that we should Thank you the staff. The management is making a good work with staff, but not only management has to be proud of the quality service that they are providing to the guests. We were and we still with a great impression of all of you guys, General Manager, Maitre de l'hotel , Front office Manager and guest relation ladies to all our thank you. A SPECIAL GREAT THANK YOU TO: Ioannis ( my captain ) , Dimitra ( main restaurant ), Dimitra & Kiki , and to those ladies who were always with a smile and making us feel like good old friends that we didn't see for ages - Gianna, Toula & Margarita , also to Vasili and to Christos, Giorgio & Chrissa and all of you that i couldn't memorise the names. Overall, all of you in different ways make our stay very pleasant, we still in contact with some of you and that's very pleasant,our return wasn't a goodbye it was simply a see you soon guys...... THANK YOU TO ALL AND WE MISS YOU GUYS!!!!!!More
Vitor C, Riga, Latvia
The Aquila Porto is a fantastic hotel the staff are friendly and can't do enough for you. They are very welcoming and kind. The food is great with a great choice of dishes. The A la carte restaurant is very good and the the service is brilliant. We had a room on the 6th floor which was a sea view it was very comfortable and clean. We also had the mythica service which meant we had champagne, fruit basket, Cypriot delicacies and Zaki on arrival. We also had a mini bar which was topped up daily although we did have to pay for what we had. The one thing we found wrong was the sun loungers by the pool. I think they should have a pool attendant that monitors the sun loungers as whilst we were there people would claim the beds by putting a towel on them then go off for half the day which is just unfair for others. The other gripe I had wasnt with the hotel itself but with Thomson holidays. We paid for 7 nights but only had 6 nights at the hotel. We didn't arrive until 6.30am on the Monday but we were asked to vacate our room by midday the following Sunday. We asked if we could have our room for longer as we we not being picked up for the airport until 00.40am. The hotel kindly agreed to let us have the room until 3.30pm but we wouldn't be able to have it any longer than that. I have put a comment on Thomson's Facebook page and as of yet not had any result in resolving this issue, which is a shame as this just left a bad taste on our last day of a fantastic holiday. I would definitely highly recommend this hotel.More
Such a great place to have a relaxing holiday and enjoying yourself. Great staff that made u feel very welcome. A special thanks to Giorgios and Chrissi at the bar for making our stay such great fun!! Great people.More
My wife and I stayed there from August 3rd to the 14th. Everything about the hotel was brilliant, the beach was across the road and the old town is less than 10 minutes walk The accommodation was great the food brilliant but the best part were the staff. Every one of them were friendly and efficient, reception, dining room staff waiters and waitresses, barstaff cleaners,every member of staff was brilliant and a credit to the hotel. We will definitely be retuning!More
Steve-g-yas, Barnsley, United Kingdom
5 star for the service we received from every single member of staff!!!!
We have just returned after two weeks at Aquila Porto and what a great two weeks it has been. My husband and I travelled with our two daughters 21 and 16 and it suited us all. The staff were all very friendly and welcoming with a special mention going to "Georgio" at the lobby bar for his attitude towards his work, nothing was ever too much trouble and he clearly loved what he was doing!! We would highly recommend upgrading your room to a sea view room which is one thing we wished we had done as our view wasn't great. However although a little dated our room was clean and as mentioned in other reviews towels and sheets were replaced daily. Sunbeds weren't really an issue for us as we enjoy both the beach and the pool, but on the occasions we did make use of the beds around the top deck pool you had to be there by 9am to get any chance of getting one. The position of the hotel was great as there was only a 10min walk into the old town and harbour which is well worth seeing, but you do have bars, cafÃ©s and restaurants on your doorstep as well. We were staying half board and couldn't fault the food, plenty to choose from even for a fussy 16 year old, this said we highly recommend the a la carte restaurant which you can swap too and they deduct your buffet evening meal from your a la carte bill. Once again the service in this restaurant is excellent!! We also went on a night when there was entertainment, but choose your entertainment wisely. We were lucky and had two guys playing instruments, which was great and made the evening relaxing and enjoyable. The only real bugbear we had the whole holiday was the late check out room. Make sure you do this before you go on holiday!! We tried but were told by thomson to do it when we got to the hotel, but for us this was clearly not the case and found that there were no late checkout rooms available so we had to be out of our room at midday when our coach wasn't collecting us until 00.40 early the next morning. However when talking to others on our flight before leaving to come home some had been lucky with this. If you book a late checkout with Thomson before you go you are guaranteed to have a room so don't be fobbed of by the customer service team to do it when you arrive. However, we were able to use the washing facilities of the gym to get ready so our final day wasn't wasted. We are not ones to go back to the same place twice, but have both said that we will return in the future. More
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