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Aquila Rithymna Beach

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Aerial view
On the beach, sun-loungers, snorkelling, waterskiing
On the beach, sun-loungers, snorkelling, waterskiing
On the beach, sun-loungers, snorkelling, waterskiing
Indoor pool, outdoor pool, pool umbrellas

Overview of Aquila Rithymna Beach

Aquila Rithymna Beach

5.0 star property
Rethymno beachfront hotel with spa, outdoor pool

7.4/10 Good

36 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
Adelianos Kampos, Rethymno, Crete Island, 74100
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool and outdoor pool
  • Free children's club
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Children's pool
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
For families
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Children's club (free)
  • Television
  • Garden

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach

Getting around

  • Heraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis) - 66 min drive
  • Chania (CHQ-Ioannis Daskalogiannis) - 68 min drive


  • Cafe Greco - 6 min walk
  • Beach Bar Roulis - 7 min walk
  • Remember - 11 min walk
  • Mr. Gyros - 11 min walk
  • Boemissa - 18 min walk

About this property

Aquila Rithymna Beach

At Aquila Rithymna Beach, you can spend time at the beach relaxing on a sunlounger, plus you'll have access to on-site snorkelling, parasailing and waterskiing. The outdoor pool and indoor pool provide plenty of fun, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in massages and manicures and pedicures. The coffee shop/cafe is a great spot for a bite to eat, and cold drinks are served at the bar/lounge. A free kid's club, a poolside bar and a fitness centre are other highlights at this luxurious hotel.


All-inclusive room rates at Aquila Rithymna Beach are available. These rates are higher because they include on-site food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).


English, German, Greek

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 519 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 11:30 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification.
  • Customers may be requested by the property to provide documentation of recent travel history (such as showing passport immigration stamps) and/or complete a health declaration.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Babysitting*
  • Supervised childcare*
  • Free children's club


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Free children's club
  • Children's pool
  • Playground
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Tennis
  • Parasailing
  • Boat tours
  • Snorkelling
  • Waterskiing
  • Shopping
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • On-site car hire
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Built in 1972
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fitness centre
  • An outdoor pool
  • An indoor pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Arcade/games room
  • Full-service spa
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Lift
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • English
  • German
  • Greek

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage

Freshen up

  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


All-inclusive room rates at Aquila Rithymna Beach are available. These rates are higher because they include on-site food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).


Guests can pamper themselves with a trip to the on-site spa, which has 6 treatment rooms. Services include massages and manicures and pedicures. The spa is open daily.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key (nogle), a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 4.00 per accommodation, per night

Children & extra beds

  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or fitness facility without adult supervision

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 500 owing to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information on the booking confirmation.

Also known as

Aquila Rithymna Beach Hotel Rethimnon
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Aquila Rithymna Beach Hotel Rethymnon
Aquila Rithymna Beach Hotel
Aquila Rithymna Beach Rethymnon
Aquila Rithymna Beach
Aquila Rithymna Beach Hotel
Aquila Rithymna Beach Rethymno
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Frequently asked questions

Does Aquila Rithymna Beach offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Aquila Rithymna Beach does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Aquila Rithymna Beach?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Aquila Rithymna Beach?
Yes, there's an indoor pool, an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Aquila Rithymna Beach?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Aquila Rithymna Beach?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Aquila Rithymna Beach?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 11:30 PM. Check-out time is noon. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Aquila Rithymna Beach and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as parasailing, waterskiing and snorkelling and improve your game at the on-site tennis courts. Enjoy treatments at the spa and relax in the indoor and outdoor pools. Aquila Rithymna Beach also has a sauna and a fitness centre, as well as an arcade and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Aquila Rithymna Beach?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Main Restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Cafe Greco (6-min walk), Beach Bar Roulis (7-min walk) and Remember (11-min walk).
What's the area around Aquila Rithymna Beach like?
Aquila Rithymna Beach is a short 17-minute walk from Rethimno Kart and 2 minutes' walk from Platanes Beach.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

A wonderful stay, very family friendly!
We had a really lovely stay at Aquila Beach. The team were amazing and always very helpful. This was our first time traveling with a 6month old baby and it was very smooth, with help from the very family friendly team. The hotel is large with many facilities and has a lovely beach front. The decor is a bit dated, but the room was large with lovely views from the balcony.
Daniel, 6-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Very old hotel. not a 5 star sevice.
Agresive / not friendly check-in, we payed for sea view room and asked for quiet and comfortable room (since we comming with newborn baby), The first response at the reception was aggressive: "You will receive what you ordered" After, we discovered that the old-fashioned hotel (built in the 70s) does not have access for a stroller to get to the elevators, The elevator it self suit for 2 people even it written 4. The room was clean, however All accessories are super old, possibly like the elevator. Was no re-feel for the coffee bags, Need to call and ask for coffee, after 20min and my third call its finely arrived. Moreover they forgot to clean one of the glasses. The final was the impertinence at check-out! We got a privet letter to the room says: "We like to inform you you may keep your room untill 11:00am" After this impudence.... we chose not to go into pressure and pack quickly before they dumped us, I called the reception and reminded him that we have a contract that is explicitly written until 12:00am. The answer was: "Your group bus Anyway leaves for the field at 11:30" Needless to say we visit independently, did not belong to any organized group, (just pity the organized group). Good points: 1. Good Breakfast. 2. Reasonable room cleanliness Bad point: - ALL other. I been in alot of hotels in greece and i would Recommends to do some renovation and change managemen way of thinking if it wants to continue many years It is defently not 5 star.
Tomer, 4-night family trip
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6/10 Good

So few electrical outlets in room. None in the bathroom . Average buffet meals . Older outdated hotel ,could use updating . Excellent beach access. Staff very responsive to issues.
6-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

5-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Spa and beach were great! Great deals at the spa as well
4-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

Friendly staff, nice location. Poor WiFi poor tv reception. Room was chilly. Pool service took 30 minutes. Shop over priced.
Andrew, 7-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Good hotel, so-so restaurant
Location is reasonable, but we were in April and swimming was not an option. Overall we like the place and service. Breakfast was remarcably good but lunches and dinners were very mediocre - a typical mid-American food - instead of great Greek cousin served everywhere else on the island. Who in the world would travel to Crete to eat typical salmon or chicken dish from mid-West. The same was true about the conference dinner in the other restaurant of the property.
Vladimir, 6-night business trip
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2/10 Poor

dont give the rooms in the reservation
the front office manager and his workers gave me THE WORST horrifying service i ever got at hotels in the world. didnt find my resrevation, let me wait1 hour. gave me Not renovated room after i paid for the best room in the hotel talked not nice they feel they are owners of the hotel. didnt try to make me feel good. dont care about customers put me in a room next to clean room and all day i hear the clean ladies talks, cant sleep i suuffer in the hotel
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8/10 Very good

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8/10 Very good

Surclassement pour la chambre très apprécié. Beau complexe, beaux jardins mais buffets pas à la hauteur d’un vrai 5 étoiles. Belle piscine principale. Grande plage de sable fin mais graviers voire galets plus ou moins importants selon les endroits en entrant dans l’eau. Manque de parasols sur la plage bien que fin août/debut septembre. Pas d’animation/spectacle le soir
Mounir, 10-night family trip
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