The Aquila Porto Rethymno has a sought-after postcode. It's just across the road from a sandy beach, and less than a 10-minute walk from Rethymnon’s lively town centre.
There are two swimming pools to choose from. They’re set in a sea-facing terrace freckled with cushioned loungers and wicker coffee tables, so sunbathing time is complemented with great views. There’s a café-come-cocktail bar, too, which specialises in cold drinks and light, al fresco lunches.
At mealtimes, you’ve got a couple of restaurants to dine in. One has a buffet set-up, with a good variety of international fare. The other, Piazza Di Porto, offers a fine dining menu of Cretan and Mediterranean specialities. You’ll see a local twist in everything from pasta dishes to after-dinner cakes and pastries.
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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.
Facilities► View all
2 outdoor pools
Relax on a sunbed around one of the 2 lagoon style pools, with parasols for a bit of shade when needed.
A 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.
Hotel-run kids' club
Keeping children aged 3-12 years busy during the day, from June to September.
Rooms ► View all
superior double room with sea view
Superior double room with a mini Hi-Fi, CD player, kettle, bathrobes, slippers, and a pillow menu. Minibar is at a charge.
deluxe double room
Deluxe twin room with sea view sleeps 2. With a mini Hi-Fi, CD player, kettle, bathrobes, slippers, pillow menu and Mythica benefits. Minibar is at a charge.
TripAdvisor Reviews Show more reviews »
I have Just arrived back from staying in Porto Rethymnon Hotel, Crete and wanted to share with others the fantastic! time I had whilst I stayed there. The food, Hotel staff, rooms, cleanilness were excellent. Every member of staff I passed was very welcoming! helpful and friendly. I have never wrote a review on trip advisor before but felt that this Hotel and all the staff that work there deserve positive feedback as they all work very hard in a very professional way.More
Paula A, Coventry, United Kingdom
My husband loved this hotel.
We did not stay here we just came and used their beach and roof terrace for coffees. They were helpful and had loads of faculties. They did not mind we were guests at another hotel. They were helpful and accommodating. The hotel was clean and well equipped. Professional staff. Well worth a visit for lunch or to stay More
Katie H, Ashingdon Essex
Pleasant, centrally located holiday hotel
The staff is exceptionally pleasant, the food is also above standard quality, but the swimming pools and the rooms are smaller than expected for a holiday hotel. The closeness to the beach, which is very well maintained, compensates for the small pools in the late summer/autumn season when the sea water is warm.More
Solveig47, Esbo, Finland
Easy check-in and made welcome. First impressions were that the hotel is crammed into a small space and everything in the hotel is on the small size. We booked late so could only get side view room. To be honest we never sat on the balcony or left the door open as it was so noisy from activity on the side street. Suppose we should have realised that picking a place in town was going to have its downsides. Room was well appointed with a huge bed, very comfortable and a sofa and chair and a desk with another chair. Plenty of wardrobe space and a free to use safe inside. The bathroom was disappointing as you had to stand in the bath for a shower and the base of the bath is very curved which made you feel very conscious how you moved about. The hotel bar area has limited seating and the lounge area is a bit of a waste of space - could be better incorporated I think. Due to the tightness of space the main pool is on the smallish size with very few sunbeds. No-one ever tried to save a bed whilst we were there as to be honest the sun only stays on the beds for half a day and balconies and hallways overlook you too much. The beach is the place to be with plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas that are free to use for all hotel residents. The beach is lovely and sandy with a little shingle stone on the edge as you enter the sea. Drinks available on the beach and beach towels exchanged. The tiny infinity pool on the first level deck was so cold I never saw anyone use it but quite a few sunbathers were on the sunbeds adjacent. The indoor pool again tiny and freezing but the spa was warmer. The restaurant again smaller than needed and crammed in quite close. The management of the restaurant and its turnover is so very well managed, we never had to wait for a table. The range of food available is excellent and we never could go hungry, only problem is that the temperature of the food is more tepid than hot but that didn't bother us too much. The staff throughout the hotel were so pleasant and attentive and extremely professional. All in all we had a wonderful holiday and I think we need to consider next time when booking whether we want the lagoon pools and large rooms and plenty of space - but out of town, or do we accept the smaller, more crammed in style with adjacent noise for the sake of being in town and being able to stroll into the centre of town and not need to hire a car or use the bus!More
Blue4Barb, Meopham, United Kingdom
An excellent location and a very relaxing holiday
We booked this hotel through Thomson and were not disappointed by the hotel. It was over the road to the private beach which had loungers and umbrellas. We went towards the end of October and it was evident that most of the tourist shops, etc. were winding down. Towards the end of our week the dining room seemed to get emptier and the staff gradually reducing which made sense. The weather was still very warm. The food was excellent and always more than enough choices. The desserts were fabulous. Cannot really fault the hotel apart from a few areas that could be improved. The beds were quite hard and we had opted for twin beds. The sheet and blanket barely tucked in at the sides. We did not pay extra (alot more) for a newly upgraded room but did pay extra for a sea view with balcony which was excellent. The air conditioning did not seem to blow out cold air but just circulate what was already there. There was no way of adjusting the temperature, just the speed of the fan. The room was a good size but a bit shabby - carpet, bathroom, etc. There was a very useful mini fridge. The replenishment of tea/coffee and bathroom toiletries was not consistent each day and may have been according to who the member of staff was. We had a room on the fourth floor which was away from the traffic. We had asked for a quiet room and was not disappointed. We had half board which was probably just as well as we may have spent the entire week eating!More
186338travel, London, United Kingdom
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