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 733 reviews

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  • 1Building
  • 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
Half Board

Buffet breakfast and dinner.   

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.

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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.

Rooms► View all

twin room with sea view

Twin rooms offer spectacular sea views. They have room for three, with two or three beds. With satellite TV with music channels, mini Hi-Fi and a CD player, minibar at a charge, kettle and a pillow menu.

twin room with limited sea view

Twin room with limited sea view sleeps up to three, with two or three beds. Room has a mini Hi-Fi, CD player, kettle, bathrobes, slippers and pillow menu. Minibar at a charge.

TripAdvisor Reviews Show more reviews »

Nice beautiful hotel!

We loved the hotel and personel! They were all so friendly and polite and helpful! But we really had a strong issue /problem with the person who was welcoming us every morning at breakfast shaking hands with everyone! How is it possible to do such a thing with spreading bacteria for about 300 people just before they are going to eat and use their hands to pick up bread and everything? We tried to avoid shaking hands with this man, but he forced us to do so. Why not have a station for sanitizing your hands instead as they always have at the entrance of the restaurants on a cruise ship? The procedure at this restaurant is incredibly awful and unhygienic! 😡More

Flisalisa, Orebro, Sweden

Beautiful Crete

Returned last week after a week at Aquila Porto Rethymno Had a wonderful holiday.We travelled with friends and had a marvellous time. We had a room on the 3rd floor with a sea view. The room was spacious and kept spotlessly clean.Fridge was kept stocked with water,soft drinks,and beer,there were also tea making facilities which were also restocked. The pools were small with limited sunbeds but just across the road was a beautiful sandy beach with plenty of sunbeds and free of charge two waiters served drinks on the beach but this wasn't included in the all inclusive package. The restaurant had a lovely ambiance and there was an outside eating space also,the food at every meal was of a high standard and always full of flavour.The only disappointment was the Al a carte restaurant,it wasn't worth booking the buffet was more than satisfactory. The entertainment wasn't our cup of tea but we made our own! The staff throughout the hotel were very welcoming and friendly. It's a 10 - 15 minute walk into the centre of Rethymnon or a 5Euro taxi ride My husband,our friends and I had a great time and would most definitely return.More

Susan M, Llanelli, United Kingdom

Fantastic staff and location but......

We really enjoyed our stay here,the staff are amazing,nothing is too much trouble,they treat you like family,and the food was excellent,but...the rooms! They are certainly not 5 star,we had booked a double superior room,supposedly with boutique decoration,but it was just a standard room as far as we were concerned,with 2 single beds pushed together. When we realised they did have double beds,we were asked if a topper would help-we ended up with 2 single toppers one of which looked like a cot mattress! The curtains were a disgrace, loads of hooks but only one curtain for a huge window. The bathroom was quite dangerous,it was impossible to regulate the temperature of the shower,the bath was so narrow that the plastic curtain(ugh!) stuck to you. There was no fan,and the plug in the basin let the water out as much as you put in. People come back here year after year,and we can see why,but some serious upgrading needs doing.We would like to come back,but hesitate until some work is carried out.More

neargatwick, Crawley Down, United Kingdom

Great location

We returned from our second visit to the Aquila Porto in late September. Our first visit was in 2013 and we were delighted with everything about this hotel. The food and service were second to none,the accomodation and public areas were also 1st class. It is just a few steps from the most amazing beach and also a nice 10 minute walk into a thriving town. This year however things were not quite as they were 2 years ago. We were given a small,if not the smallest room in the hotel (526). It was on the fifth floor and I think it was the only room to have Windows on two sides,which sounds great,however our room overlooked 2 busy roads so we had the noise from both sides. (The refuse collection for the business over the road started at 4am!) The curtains on the window looked as though they had been washed,wrung out and hung and were not wide enough to fit the window so we had to decide which area we wanted the sun to come in first thing in the morning. When we arrived there were 3 items of ladies hair accessories on the floor,I removed 2 and left the other on the floor. It was still there after 7 days. We also had to ask on more then 1 occasion for bath towels and for the bin to be empty in the bathroom which should definitely to done on a daily basis. 1 chambermaid left shards from a glass that she had broken in the bathroom. If we had had a child in the room this could have been very nasty. One waitress in the main dining room seemed to think it was acceptable to reach straight across my husbands plate whilst he was eating to remove an empty glass. This is NEVER acceptable especially in a 4 start hotel. I would not go back to this hotel purely because of the experience with our room.More

Sandra S, Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom

Wonderful Holiday in Crete

My wife and I, have just arrived back from staying at the Aquila Porto Rethymno Hotel.It was our first time in Crete, and we would certainly return, and stay at the Aquila Porto. The Hotel, was first class. The staff, without exception, were first class, and nothing was to much for them. The food was plentiful, and varied. The rooms were a nice size, and kept spotlessly clean, ( we had a room on the 3rd floor with sea view )The beach is adjacent to the hotel, with enough sun beds, and parasols for all. The Management should be proud of their Hotel, and more so, their staff. My wife and I travelled with two friends, and had a wonderful time. We were All Inclusive, and had full value for our money More

scarlet125, Llanelli, United Kingdom

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