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
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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.
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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 double room with sea view
Superior doubles offer spectacular sea views. They're all about chic interiors, with feature walls, floral accents and stylish furnishings. There's a mini Hi-Fi, CD player, kettle and a pillow menu. Minibar is at a charge.
deluxe double room
Deluxe doubles offer up more space than superior rooms. In terms of style, they team feature walls with patterned headboards and luxury furnishings. There's space for two, with sea views. With a mini Hi-Fi, CD player, kettle, pillow menu and Mythica benefits. Minibar is at a charge.
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Great After Easter break
We stayed in Aquila Porto in Crete in April 2015 and it was enjoyable. At the start of the holiday there were very few residents as the season only kicked off. There wasn't much to do in Rethymno at that time, despite a central location of the hotel, as there was Orthodox Easter time and many places were closed . And We were unfortunate with the weather : it was windy and cold , worse than in the UK, actually, but the hotel is so convenient and lovely and the staff there is fantastic : friendly and attentive to guests needs, all out issues were quickly resolved . Eventually, we found what to do and chilled out inside for the first few days of a bad weather. The food was very good: variable, fresh and a lot dishes were authentically Greek. Special praise to the Thomson's representative SUE .. she is the best rep I have met so far. She was very genuinely friendly and helpful and shared a lot of knowledge of local places of interest and Greek culture and traditions. Thank you, Sue! We hope to be back some time later.More
Kamchatka21, St. Petersburg, Russia
Great value and fantastic staff
We stayed as a family of five through TUI and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The hotel is well appointed with good rooms that are clean and comfortable. The facilities are good and the stretch of beach in front of the hotel is well kept and equipped with a volley ball court (bring your own volley ball). There is an indoor pool, jacuzzi and fitness centre. The massages were excellent according to my wife and daughter. The buffet breakfast is very good as was the dinner offer for half board. The best thing about the hotel however was the staff who were friendly and helpful and could not do enough for their guests. This is what really set the hotel apart and would make us want to come back. Management were visible and very responsive to any requests.More
One of the loveliest hotels I've been to, very clean, great food and lovely staff. My sister and I have Just spent a week there having separate "single rooms" that were huge!! My only gripe is the typical allinclusive that doesn't actually mean what it says, as we found out when we fancied something for lunch in the taverna and were told there would be a charge!! Also be aware of call charges from the room expensive with 22% tax on top, overall very nice.More
Teresa B, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
My husband, 7-year-old daughter and I just returned from a 5-day holiday at the hotel and would like to warmly recommend it. The staff was great - highly professional, attentive, warm and answered to all our needs. I would especially like to mention Yannis and Evangelia in the main restaurant, who were so wonderful. The food was great; the wine fabulous (thanks to Yannis' recommendations); my daughter and I had the greatest time in the indoor pool; the massage we received in the spa was very relaxing. There are only two improvements I could suggest: it would be nice to have a hair-dryer in the room; and the second - the hot beverages at breakfast (hot water and coffee) were not hot enough. I really hope to return to the hotel very soon.More
Tal R, Tel Aviv, Israel
So Good & Friendly We are Going Back again
We stayed here last year for our Honeymoon and had a truly fantastic time. We have stayed in many large hotel complexes in Europe and admittedly when we arrived here it was not as big as we thought. However what this place lacks in size it more than makes up for in friendliness and Atmosphere. We dined in both the A La Carte restaurant at the front of the restaurant and the buffet inside, for lunch and evening meals and found both to be wonderful in food quality and choice. The A La Carte restaurant does have live entertainment on some nights of the week making the whole dining experience even more pleasant. The Hotel has its own beach at the front of the Hotel with Beach Towels provided and their waiters walk the beach to take any food and drink orders for you, and deliver them back to you on your sun bed. Excellent! We found the staff, from Waiterâs to the management both friendly and approachable. We liked the fact that the management team were frequently visible during the day and evening and easily identifiable by their photoâs on the wall inside the hotel. They would find time to talk to the guests rather than them hiding away in offices. By the time we left after only 7 days we felt we were leaving friends behind and because of this we are going to brake one of our rules by visiting the same place twice. We have booked to go back in May for our 1st year wedding anniversary and are hoping that the same team will be there again to look after us and pick up where we left off last year.More
Jonathan E, Dudley, United Kingdom
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