Aquila Porto Rethymno  

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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Based On 820 reviews

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  • 6Floors
  • 200Rooms
  • 2Lifts


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Wine Offer

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
All Inclusive

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.

Half Board

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.

Wellness centre

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 sea view and balcony

These twin rooms offer a neutral décor with splashes of tranquil colours. There’s room for up to 3 with 1 extra bed in the bedroom. Outside you’ll find a balcony which is ideal for the sea view. Rooms come furnished with a minibar and Wi-Fi.

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Good hotel but room for improvement

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 10 days in June, I would've given it a 3.5 if possible as while it was good I wouldn't say it was very good. While the hotel and staff are lovely, there are a few things that we felt could've been better, especially for the 5 star rating. First of all and probably the main issue was the staffing levels, trying to get a drink during both the day and the evening was something of a struggle. No one comes round during the day to take orders and there's no outside bar, which could be very frustrating. At dinner especially you could see how thin the staff were spread. The second issue is the pool area, the photos when we booked were quite misleading, the two pools are covered in shade for most part of the day and there are very limited sun beds. Combine this with people rushing out in the morning to leave their towels on sun beds it could be a bit of a struggle to get a sun bed. Our room itself was very spacious and nice, but there wasn't a mirror in the room only in the bathroom, which had no plug sockets near it which we found quite strange. The food is excellent though, and there's lots of variety which is great, and the location is excellent with the beach opposite and only a short walk to the harbour and old town. The staff are fantastic, incredibly helpful and nothing is too much trouble, especially Maria. On the whole it was a good hotel, but probably not one we'd rush to come back to. More


Lovely place

Great hotel location Very clean Had a great holiday here and wouldn't want to put any one off staying here ...however ....we were half board and i think charging extra for water at every evening mealtime was just ridiculous .we just wanted a glass of water with meal and we were told either 3 euro or 6.50 euro depending on which bottle...this really needs to be addressed ....if your half board you expect a free glass of water ...having got that off my chest we had a great holiday Happy hols :) More

aw1965, 186250


We are at this very moment here in this hotel, we are not too happy with the 5 star rating it has, the room is very basic, the bathroom also the same, we have had much better using only 3 stars, the staff are very good and very attentive, however service is very slow mainly due to under staffing, today we were happily sunbathing on the terrace until 5pm when we were told sorry the terrace is closed now for preparing the area for cocktails with management and it was suggested that we could go to the beach instead at 5pm you really don't want to gather your belongings and head off to the beach so we ended up back in our room just after 5pm, we now know that tomorrow it is also closing at 5pm, fine but maybe some sort of notice stating this would be more appropriate More

Susan T,

An enjoyable holiday in an excellent hotel

My wife and I had a two week holiday here in April, being the first to arrive for the summer season. This year the hotel has been refurbished throughout to a high standard; the public areas and rooms are kept very clean. The food is well presented with a good variety and is excellent quality. For people who are Coeliacs, Gluten free bread is available at every meal, and there is plenty of choice of other foods. One of the chefs is at the restaurant continuously and provides any advice that is asked for. All the staff without exception work extremely hard and are pleasant; nothing is too much trouble for them. The choice of two outdoor pools with their distinctive sunbed areas and one indoor pool plus a jacuzzi pool gives variety to the guests. Many people chose the hotel due to its location in the town and close to the 'old city'. There is a good beach across the road from the hotel, with free loungers and umbrellas for hotel guests. For guests who like to stroll in the evening there is a long promenade; the harbour being close by.More

David J, 186460

June 2016...good

Really lovely hotel, most of the staff are fantastic. Just the odd few who let it down, the hotel is understaffed and the waiters cannot cope with the demand of guests at the moment. You have to wait around 15 minutes for drinks or even to be offered a drink on occasion. One staff member was rude, but she was stressed and tired, felt quite bad for her. The food is great, usually plenty of choice. The all inclusive drinks package is brilliant, it's all brand names, where usually you only get local brands. They also include a number of cocktails all inclusive, which you don't usually get. If you've been told you've booked a room with a jacuzzi, you haven't. It's a jacuzzi shower. But our rep refunded us some money immediately and was aware of the problem-well handled. Unfortunately, Greece doesn't have any laws banning smoking in an enclosed space, and quite thoughtless guests will just smoke cigars and cigarettes without a second thought to other guests. The hotel should really take a strict policy with this as these people were in the minority. The spa was a 5-easily! Professional and friendly. Excellent service at the spa. More

Amy C,

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