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
|Dining options||Breakfast||Lunch||Evening meal||Drinks||Snacks, Icecream|
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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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
The Hotel and Crete
Wonderful Hotel first class service, friendly staff and wonderful surrounding. Nice beach and not too far from the town> Would love to go back there soon. Also a good Hotel for family's. The food is fantastic and for someone who would love to tr Cretean delicacies , this is the place.More
748mia, Athens, Greece
Great spa and massages
Visited the spa and had 3 back neck and shoulder massages. I cannot remember the guy's name unfortunately.. However as i have a bad back frequently he was a life saver! I was recommended to come here by a local and can highly recommend it.More
My friend and I stayed at the hotel for the first week of October and would highly recommend it. The only gripe we had was that when we arrived our seaview room was not good, the view from the balcony was the top of the atrium and although we could see the sea it was quite far off, we complained at reception and the next day we were moved to another room with a fab view of the sea. I think that the mark of a good hotel is the way they sort out their complaints and they did this with efficiency. The food in the dining hall is fab, all tastes are catered for, my friend is a fussy eater and even she was happy, all the staff are extremely friendly. There is also a cafÃ©/restaurant on site where you can get snacks, drinks etc and the waitresses there are lovely. All in all a great hotel I would certainly go back and hope I can in the future!More
I have just returned from a weeks family holiday at this hotel. The hotel is perfectly set on a beautiful beach with amazing views. We had rooms in the main building with sea views which are well worth booking, the rooms are large well furnished with very comfy large beds. Rooms are spotlessly clean and beds were changed 3 times during our 7 days stay. Beach towels are also provided and can be changed at any time. Meals are very good plenty of choice, but be aware drinks are very expensive, including water which is only provided free at breakfast. The pools are lovely and plenty to choose from. The problems we had were that during our stay the hotel was closing down for winter, so be careful not to book this during Englands half term so there were many things that were not available to us, this of course is not managements problem but the holiday company we booked with, even the rep left during our stay. we were sold this holiday at a very high cost due to half term, this should not be allowed, as we did not receive what we had been sold . Taking up these issuses with holiday company Thomsons. I would certainly book this hotel again , but not at Oct half term.More
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