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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  • 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

double room with sea view and balcony

This luxurious double room is decorated with a chic and relaxing scheme. Outside you’ll find a balcony which is perfect for the room’s sea view. Rooms come furnished with home comforts such as a TV and Wi-Fi.

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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Wonderful location, brilliant facitlities and attentive staff

Thoroughly enjoyed my 11 day holiday at the Aquila Porto 5 star hotel, and this is truly a 5 star luxury treat. We stayed half board and the food was excellent, so much choice and so well presented and cooked. You couldn't ask for more really. George was very attentive and escorted you to your table. You were never made to wait and you could choose from the cool air conditioned inside or a seat outside by the pool. The rooms were all you need really, spacious, mini fridge, tea and coffee facilities, cleaned to a very high standard daily by very friendly ladies. If I could say one thing I would have liked there to be a small 2 seater sofa in the room. There was plenty of space for this and it would have been just that extra special touch. The bathroom was well equipped and they topped up the shampoo, conditioner and shower gel daily so really you did not need to bring your own. We had a sea and front pool room which was lovely view fantastic. The beach is across the main road but that is not an issue and on the beach the hotel has its own area with free sunbeds and umbrellas, which you really need because it gets sooooo hot. There is normally a light breeze and this helps. The beach is sandy but when you go into the water the first few feet is pebbly and it may be an idea to take some jelly shoes to go into the water, especially if you have delicate feet. Staff on the beach are very attentive and they have a range of daily activities for you to enjoy. One day at 12 noon we were given iced tea and a damp cloth which was very welcome. Evening entertainment was not really to our taste but we did go and see the singing duo a couple of times and as we were there during Euro 2016 a TV was set up by the beach pool for guests to watch the matches. Only thing about the pools is the guest who reserve the sunbeds with towels supplied by the hotel. Although the staff tried to stop this happening every morning at 9am there were die hard guests queuing for there normal space, very sad and then going into breakfast and leaving one person to watch and protect their space. This was a lovely relaxing hot holiday on a lovely island that has lots to see and do. I would love to return and would recommend it to anyone young or old. Oh by the way did I say the weather was fantastic, hot hot hot.More

Susie F, 186258

5 Star Aquila Porto Rethymno Hotel

Absolutely fabulous hotel, thoroughly deserving of all of it,s 5 star status ,a truly exceptional hotel ,with warm friendly professional staff ,providing a first class service from the moment you set foot through the door, I must say a big thank you to the Lobby bar staff Giannis and Maria who made us feel so welcome not only when we arrived, but all through our stay, Thank you so much you really made us feel at home, also I must mention Chrysoula, our dining room waitress what a gem, always attentive, dedicated, professional, and cheerful an absolute credit to the team, in fact all the staff wer'e brilliant I can,t praise them enough, I will definitely be coming back, Why? because this Hotel has got it so right why go anywhere else.More

Susan d,

Could be more...

I've just returned from a week half board with my parents as a graduation present. I'll start with the good points that we found about this hotel. Firstly, the beach is across the road which is very convenient considering 1 pool is in the shade for the majority of the day and the other rooftop pool has a small number of beds available so the beach is the opposite having a large quantity available and at mostly any time of the day too. The food is too a high standard and varied choice each meal time with the added bonus of friendly and helpful staff (Nikoletta). Our room was for 3 people and there was sufficient space alongside a comfortable bed/pillow too. The room was cleaned each day and fresh towels provided too. With the addition of beach towels that could be changed each day if needed at the beach. Also slippers and bath robes were provided too. The hotel is around a 15 minute walk into the Old Town and is typically Greek providing plenty of places to eat and shop too. We've stayed in many hotels across the Greek islands so we are aware of the standards but the not so good points for us could potentially outweigh the positives. Firstly, the bathroom is very poor. Stained tiles, dirty marks and generally grubby. The shower is one of the worst I've encountered, it had little power and fluctuates between scalding and freezing! With the shower head being at the side of the bath gave little room to move or I kept hitting my hip on the taps. Also the room only catered for 2 people (although there were 3 of us) e.g 2 glasses, 2 balcony chairs etc and we requested another and are still waiting for it! There was a total of 3 sockets in the room and none at all near a mirror so women doing their hair have to guess and go backwards and forwards to the mirror too. The mini fridge in the room was full upon arrival and luckily we found the note to say you had to pay for each thing you used which is ridiculous and therefore left little room for our water etc too!! Also, men have to wear long trousers at restaurant, this is a tradition a little outdated in the modern world and let's just say my dad wasn't best pleased as he was far too hot so used to get changed after. Lastly, when we arrived it was around midnight to then find there was no option of food other than a terrible excuse of some soup. Surely if they are used to arrivals at a particular time then a little food would have been a good idea. Not to mention being hassled mostly every day at the beach by the hotel photographer too - unnecessary. More

Vicky F, 190832


We've just returned from 2 weeks total relaxation at the Aquila Porto Rethymnon from the moment we arrived it was wonderful, I had emailed to say we were celebrating my partner's 50th birthday, and to ask for a surprise bottle of champagne in the room, my request was met with a very tasty birthday cake, strawberries and really large room. Everything was so easy for the whole holiday, we flip flopped it across the road to the beach or to the pool, ate when we were hungry and enjoyed the drinks. This is the first time we've been all inclusive and I was a little nervous of feeling like I was missing something in the old town, we enjoyed every mouthful and I needn't have worried, the food was better quality than in the 3 restaurants we did venture out to. The choice and service was superb, we ate a different meal every single visit. The all inclusive list was great for drinks too, all real brands. We did buy a couple of nice bottles of wine with our dinner although the house wine was completely passable and we also had a few cones of Ben and Jerry ice cream, both costing a small amount in addition to the all inclusive deal. But wouldn't have needed to if hadn't chosen to. The beach was great, clean, calm sea. Plenty of sunbeds and beach service if you want to pay for it. Alternatively just walk to the bar and it's all inclusive. Our room was lovely, plenty of space, really comfortable beds and a choice of pillows. We only have 1 holiday a year, and this recharged our batteries beautifully. We would love to visit again. Thank you to all the wonderful staff who couldn't do enough for us.More


Fantastic hotel

This is a fab hotel. Spotless. Bathrobes slippers in room free use of beach towels and a beach bag. Staff all friendly and very helpful and coukdnt do enough for their guests. The beach if great right across road from hotel. Great location. Planning to book again next year. What more can I sayMore

Sharon B,

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