Aquila Porto Rethymno
About Aquila Porto Rethymno
- high speed internet in room
- swimming pool
- free internet
- bar lounge
- fitness center
- business services
- public wifi
- wheelchair access
- free wireless internet in room
- room service
- air conditioning
- dry cleaning
- meeting room
- non smoking rooms
- non smoking hotel
- laundry service
- concierge desk
- flatscreen tv
- family rooms
- multilingual staff
- breakfast buffet
- airport transportation
- outdoor pool
- conference facilities
- free breakfast
- private balcony
- breakfast available
- hot tub
- heated pool
- indoor pool
- tv other russia
- tv channel one russia
- tv rtr planeta russia
15 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"Having been going on holiday abroad for 25 years and having just returned from our 3rd visit to the Aquila Porto Rethymno we would say that this hotel lives up to its 5* rating. Ideally located with regard to the amenities of the resort and to the sandy beach the interior of the hotel is bright and attractive and kept spotlessly clean. The dining room menu is varied and the food beautifully prepared while the bars have a wide choice of drinks. Perhaps best of all is the friendliness of management and staff who go out of their way to make your holiday an enjoyable experience.
Alistair and Anne (Scotland) "
- Travel date: Tue 19th of July 2016
Fab holiday June 2014
"We have just returned from Hotel Porto Rethymno in Crete Our first visit to Crete /hotel and what a lovely holiday we have had ..very very friendly staff excellent food and like many others a walk to the old town most evening which is delightful...we are not pool people so being a bit small did not bother us but the beach is fab with sun beds umbrellas and clean beach towels every day ...plus waiter service on the beach "my husband was in heaven having his lunch time beer brought to him in a large ice bucket"
- Travel date: Wed 18th of June 2014
Good hotel, pity about the man in charge of the a la carte restaurant
"Our third visit to this hotel. Mostly very friendly and helpful staff, high standard of food especially breakfast.
It's worth paying extra for a superior room (ie sea view)because what they don't advertise is the fact that you can eat at no extra charge each night in the seafront a la carte restaurant.
However, the man in charge of the a la carte restaurant is hardly the most welcoming sort. Strangely, and I've eaten in some of the world's best hotels but never encountered this before, he refuses to hand diners the wine list. Instead, he points to a couple of suggested bottles which, surprise surprise, just happen to be the most expensive at 40 to 50 euros a go.
- Travel date: Wed 5th of October 2011
First visited hotel Porto Rethymnon 2 ye...
"First visited hotel Porto Rethymnon 2 years ago and have visited several times since.
It is like home from home now and the hotel reserves us the same room! The hotel is right on award winning sandy beach great for kids- rooms spacious and clean.
Food is amazing, the head chef cooks for my son whatever he wants although he often just eats from the varied menu anyway!
Very relaxed atmosphere day and night. Not a great deal of entertainment at night although some.
However we eat and then walk into the old town which is fab for shopping and plenty of bars etc as well.
Staff can't do enough for you and if you become repeat guests, they treat you like royalty!!
Main pool is good however gets very hot as is enclosed, so we prefer the decked area or the beach where the beds and towels are provided.
Am going back for the fourth time shortly and canât wait!"
- Travel date: Tue 24th of April 2007
Good Place to stay
"Good property, execelent location(1 min from the beach) , very good food, room is ok. Only negative part customer service at front desk, (not informative and lazy)."
- Travel date: Sat 22nd of July 2006
The best Hotel on Crete
"My wife and I have just returned from spending a week at the Rethymnon Porto Hotel. We could not praise it enough. Rethymnon is situated on the north of Crete and having visited the south of the island I feel it is by far the better resort. The hotel It is sighted opposite a very clean safe beach, and within easy walking distance of the old town with its shops, cafes and interesting historical sights. We could not fault the very friendly service, the very high quality and choice of the the meals, or the cleanliness of the spacious rooms. We have stayed in numerous hotels in various countries and comparing like with like the Porto really offers value for money. We have spent holidays on other Greek islands but this was our first visit to Crete and following this experience we will certainly be back next year to the Porto to be spoilt by their staff and explore more of this beautiful island. The only criticism we would make is there is too much choice at mealtimes, only joking. We would challenge anyone to fault the wonderful buffet the hotel provides at breakfast and dinner. Although we do not often visit the same place or hotel twice after staying at the Porto and touring this beautiful island we have already decided to break a habit of a lifetime and return next year to the Porto in Rethymnon"
- Travel date: Mon 15th of May 2006
"Just returned from a week's stay in Crete at the Porto Rethymnon Hotel. I chose it after reading the comments on this website and was in no way disappointed.
It really is difficult to find fault with the hotel. All the previous glowing comments about the quality of the food, rooms, staff, location ete...etc...all proved to be correct.
The thing that impressed the most was the food. I haven't been to another hotel where i can remember such a wide selection of food of the quality that this Hotel serves. It is truly excellent. We would certainly return without any question."
- Travel date: Tue 2nd of May 2006
Superb hotel in superb location
"We visited the Porto Rethymo just before Easter with two kids (7 and 4). We were highly impressed by the staff, the cleanliness, the breakfast buffet (didn't try the restaurants for lunch/dinner), size of family room, view from balcony. Beach was very clean, sand is perfect, water shallow, showers and sunloungers etc provided, and even in early April we had some days of sunbathing and swimming - water temperature "refreshing" for northern Europeans, way too cold for the locals! Not only is the beach only 20 metres away, but the Old Town is a 10-15 minute stroll. Very highly recommended indeed. Kids loved it and so did we."
- Travel date: Sat 29th of April 2006
"This hotel was amazing! Price wise, a little on the expensive side but worth every penny. Incredible location and wonderful staff- I would definetly recommend anyone to stay here!"
- Travel date: Thu 16th of February 2006
"We emailed the hotel prior to departure, after reading some reports about poor room allocation. We requested a sea view room on a high floor and that is exactly what we got!
The food was first class and all the staff very friendly/helpful.
Although the swimming pools are small (a fact we were aware of when booking the holiday), the beach is just across the road. With free sunbeds, parasols, tables and towels, the facilities could not be faulted.
Unfortunately the blue flag beach/sea was not so pleasant. There were times when we found ourselves swimming amongst sewage & rubbish (including large pieces of wood). We did email the 'Blue Flag' organisation on returning to England, but they were not interested in our complaint.
Going to Crete towards the end of the season was a bit of a let down entertainment wise. Many of the bars had already shut down or were in the process of doing so. In addition many boat trips/canoe hire,etc had ceased.
To end on a positive note - the local people are wonderful. We drove into the mountains and were invited to join a local family for lunch and a few glasses of rakki, which they were in the process of making. To sit out in their garden, enjoying the magnificent views and trying to converse, when only one member of their family spoke English & we spoke virtually no Greek, was amazing!"
- Travel date: Wed 15th of February 2006
"Have just got back from a 10 night stay at the Porto Rethymno. This hotel is excellent, the food, accommodation, staff and animation staff, cleaners everything about this hotel was excellent. I went with my husband and our two teenage children aged 14 and 17. For myself and my husband it was a great holiday unfortunately there was nothing for the teenagers to do as it seemed that the time we were there the hotel was full of familes of younger children or peope of 40 years plus so my son did not have the opportunity to meet someone to go clubbing with but nevertheless they enjoyed it. We travelled with Thomson which I won't do again the rep at the hotel we don't even know her name we did not get a welcome evening we only spoke to her once and she did not even seem to care who we were. Thomson were the only bad part of our holiday but otherwise I would definitely recommend this hotel when we arrived we had booked two twin rooms but one of our rooms had had a plumbing problem so they put us for the first night in a suite overlooking the pool. Our rooms were ready the next day but because we all like the room we were given we asked if we could stay the staff could not do enough for us there was no problem at all in doing this. You must visit this hotel."
- Travel date: Sun 28th of August 2005
Relax at the porto
"Just returned from a two week stay at the porto rethymno with two children and two adults.One hour transfer from Iraklio ( Industrial Centre ).
We had a massive room ( family ) over looking the swimming pool
with tv sat / air con / hair dryer etc.
Food was superb with lots of choice for everybody and a couple of themed nights a week.
Chania was fourty five mins by car. Agios Nikolaos was two hours.
Phaistos was one and a half hours and Knossos was just over an hour.
The hotel had a busy road outside front entrance which you must cross for the beach but just be careful with young children,drivers don't stop at the crossing.
Beach was the best we discovered all holiday.Soft sand,shallow entrance.
Old port area in Rethymnon was a fifteen min stroll after dinner and was well worth the exercise. The area came alive after eleven o'clock with music and dance.
Great Holiday and friendly people."
- Travel date: Sun 21st of August 2005