A truly grand hotel with a well-deserved reputation for excellence. It's not surprising that AQUILA RITHYMNA BEACH, has won more awards from guests and international organisations than any other hotel in Greece. The Cretan village-style garden rooms and traditional main building are enveloped in vast gardens, alive with colour and dotted with mature trees that provide welcome shade from the warm sun. The Rithymna Beach has all the hallmarks of a beautiful Cretan village - from the chapel of St. John to a real olive oil press.
Just as important as the ambience is the attentive yet unobtrusive staff. From maids to managers their quality service with a personal touch is what makes so many guests come back year after year.
This grand hotel has one of the most extensive selections of types of accommodation - from main building rooms, bungalows and suites to Royal Pavilions with private pools!
The aristocratic buildings and Cretan village area house double rooms, bungalow garden rooms, suites and villas. Choose between a view over the 80,000 m² of mature gardens with its colourful plants or a panoramic view of the aquamarine sea and beach stretching down to the Venetian Fortress in the old town of Rethymnon.
Standard Double Room Sea or Garden View Main building, garden / mountain view, total area 24,42m2 All main building accommodation have been charmingly furnished and decorated with attractive colours and care to offer every comfort with fully fitted carpet floors, twin beds or double bed, selected rooms are equipped with 3rd bed (sofa bed).
Slippers and Hairdryer,
Direct dial telephone,
Centrally operated air conditioning / heating.
Standard occupancy 3 persons.
Bungalow Garden View Total area 30,42m2. Charming open plan bungalows all spread around our bungalow village area amidst the well kept gardens / mountain view. Spacious and well furnished for comfort in summer colours with double or twin beds and a sofa bed. Room facilities include:
Bath / Shower / WC,
Slippers and Hairdryer,
Direct dial telephone,
Sat TV, refrigerator,
Manually operated air conditioning / heating.
Family rooms open plan style Situated in the Bungalow village area set amongst the gardens / mountain view, total area 32,56m2. 27 Family rooms situated in our bungalow village area set amongst the gardens / mountain view and 4 family rooms in our main building. All spacious open plan style rooms with twin beds and two sofa beds, delightfully decorated and very well furnished and designed to cater for families with young children. Superior family room sea view Overlooking the pool with sea view, total area 32,56m2. Main building accommodation situated directly on the beach front overlooking the outdoor pool. These family rooms are open plan style and for extra privacy there is a stained glass sliding door separating the main bedroom area with double bed from the bedroom / sitting area with the 2 sofa beds. Few of these room types are ground floor and all others have balcony. Luxury Accommodation Royal Pavilion Sea view and total area of 220m2 A magnificent villa right in the centre of the Hotel estate, just a few steps away from the sea, with its own private entrance and court-yard. Featuring a subtropical garden where a private pool to help cool the atmosphere this villa even has an antique olive-press. Ground floor comprises of a large dining area & lounge with TV, music, direct-dial telephone, adjustable air conditioning, as well as a Bar corner with mini bar, study, and a second WC. The hall leads to a first bedroom with its own marble bathroom complete with exclusive toiletries and telephone, and onto a tiled covered veranda, private pool and secluded garden with deckchairs, soft mattresses and sunshades. Inside, the wooden staircase leads up to the master bedroom, equipped with an exercise bike, TV with integrated music, direct-dial telephone, adjustable air conditioning and safe and communicating onto an all-marble sky lit bathroom with exclusive toiletries, telephone, two wash basins, a Jacuzzi bathtub and separate shower cabin. In this accommodation, you will also be able to appreciate some antique works of art, all in complete privacy. The breathtaking view from the top-floor balcony will just carry you away. Dream Villa Beach front row, direct sea view - total area 190m2 Traditional Cretan villas with local architectural elements situated right on the sandy beach and surrounded by gardens with high stone and rock walls offering unparalleled protection to your privacy. All villas feature small pools with Hydro-massage, outdoor lounge & exotic vegetation, deckchairs with soft mattresses. The master bedroom with wooden floor and delicate fabrics in romantic summer shades is equipped with TV & integrated music, direct-dial telephone and adjustable air conditioning . Villas also comprise a second bedroom, two marble bathrooms with exclusive cosmetics and an intimate lounge with dining corner and stone fireplace, which is also equipped with TV & integrated music, direct-dial telephone, safe, mini bar and adjustable air conditioning. Deluxe Junior Villas Sea View with Private Pool Total area 125m2. Traditional Cretan villas with local architectural elements set right on the sandy beach. Gardens surrounded by high walls made of stone and rock, to offer unparalleled protection to your privacy. All villas differ where decoration is concerned and feature small pools with hydro massage, outdoor lounge with exotic vegetation and deckchairs with soft mattresses. The master bedroom with wooden floor and in delicate fabrics of romantic summer shades is equipped with TV & integrated music, direct dial telephone and manually operated air conditioning. The villas comprise of a second bedroom and two marble bathrooms with exclusive cosmetics and an intimate lounge with dining corner equipped with TV & integrated music, direct - dial telephone, safe and Mini bar.
Deluxe 2 - Bedroom Bungalow suite waterfront Total area 55m2. First floor, this newly renovated accommodation has 2 large spacious double rooms, one large bathroom and balconies with direct view of the sea. Facilities include TV & Integrated music, direct dial telephone, safety deposit box and mini bar as well as manually controlled air conditioning / heating. Set in a quiet area, stylishly decorated in earthen colours, this accommodation offers space and comfort at its best.
Deluxe 1 - Bedroom Suite Sea View Main building with total area size of 50,04m2 These luxurious suites feature a spacious lounge, dining corner, bedroom and marble bathroom with exclusive cosmetics. The exquisite soft furnishings are in striped silk taffeta of royal gold shades and the floor is covered with thick carpets. The suite opens onto a balcony with a breathtaking view over the the sea and is fully equipped with all the modern conveniences: TV with integrated music, direct dial telephone, safe, mini bar, adjustable air conditioning.
Deluxe 2 - Bedroom Suite Sea View Main building with total area space of 90m2 These luxurious suites feature a spacious lounge area, study and dining area, two separate bedrooms (one with double bed and the other with two single beds) and marble bathrooms with exclusive cosmetics and telephone. These suites are equipped with 2 TVs with integrated music, direct dial telephone, safe, mini bar and adjustable air conditioning. The exquisite soft furnishing are in striped silk taffeta in royal shades of gold and the floor is covered with thick carpets. From the large terrace with its wooden deck chairs and soft mattresses, with the comfortable open-air lounge area under the pergola, guests can appreciate the breathtaking view over the sea and will discover and enjoy the picturesque landscape.
Maisonettes In the Cretan village area with side sea view and total area of 90m2 These villas are a reproduction of traditional Cretan style Maisonettes and are decorated with ultramarine and cream - coloured delicate fabrics. The ground floor apartment features large sofas which can easily become children's beds, and is equipped with TV with integrated music, direct - dial telephone, safe, mini bar and adjustable air conditioning, bathroom with exclusive cosmetics. The terrace is surrounded by quiet gardens and features a dining corner, deckchairs with soft mattresses, and all just a few steps away from the sea. The wooden staircase leads up to the master bedroom, equipped with direct - dial telephone and adjustable air conditioning. It communicates with a marble bathroom with exclusive cosmetics and separate telephone, and features a private balcony with unparalleled view to the sea.
Junior Bungalow Suite Waterfront Private Pool Beachfront, direct sea view, private pool, total area 60m2. These Bungalows suites are designed like an authentic Cretan Village style. They all lie directly on the beach and in front have large Mediterranean style gardens. The open - plan style rooms with living room and bedroom area feature wooden and wrought iron furniture and marble bathrooms with exclusive cosmetics open onto a stone terrace with romantic furniture, deck chairs with soft mattresses. Bungalow suites are equipped with TV & integrated music, direct dial telephone, safe, mini bar and manually controlled air conditioning.
Junior Bungalow Suite Waterfront Direct sea view, total area 60m2. These Bungalows suites are designed like an authentic Cretan Village style. They all lie directly on the beach and in front have large Mediterranean style gardens. The open - plan style rooms with living room and bedroom area feature wooden and wrought iron furniture and marble bathrooms with exclusive cosmetics open onto a stone terrace with romantic furniture, deck chairs with soft mattresses. Bungalow suites are equipped with TV & Integrated music, direct dial telephone, safe, mini bar and manually controlled air conditioning.
One Bedroom Bungalow Suite Total area 30,42m2. Charming open plan style in the midst of our bungalow village area set amongst the well kept gardens / mountain view. Spacious and stylishly furnished in summer colours with double or twin beds and a sofa bed to offer the best of comfort.
Deluxe 1 - Bedroom Bungalow Suite Waterfront These luxurious suites feature a spacious lounge, dining corner, bedroom and marble bathroom with exclusive cosmetics. Exquisitely furnished and decorated in luxurious colours. These suites open onto a balcony and have a breathtaking view over the sea. The suite is fully equipped with all modern conveniences: TV & Integrated music, direct dial telephone, safe, mini bar, manually controlled air conditioning.
Services & Facilities
Facilities: Around the clock, by experienced hotel personnel offering a discrete & professional service. The hotel features:
Guest Services: Guest Relations & "Best of the Best" Loyalty Club services
Reception / Concierge services include: Messages, Car Rental /Excursions, Airline information, Bank-Exchange, Credit cards, Porter, Doctor's surgery and clinic 200m
Medical Care (on call 24-hours). Chemist 150m / Hospital 7 kms.
Room service - 07:00-02:00 - food & drinks
Children's services include : Baby sitting (at a charge), cots, baby food, early children's dinners
Special Notes: This hotel is a handicapped friendly hotel with ramps in some areas of the hotel, and doors wide enough to fit wheelehairs. Guests in wheelchairs should always be accompanied as some areas may be difficult to access. Animals are not allowed in the hotel by Greek law.
Bars & Restaurants
There’s no doubt that the Aquila Rithymna Beach has one of the finest selections of drinking and dining venues in all the Grecotels. Not only has it won numerous guest awards, this hotel has also been presented with the Fourchette d’Or and is one of only seven Chaine des Rotisseurs restaurants in Greece.
Loggia Lounge Bar:Nikos and his team prepare tropical cocktails and local drinks. Enjoy a pre-dinner ouzo or while away the evening on the veranda overlooking the sparkling sea.
Great Hellas: Greek Kafeneion in the Cretan Village square serves traditional Greek drinks and ‘mezes’.
The Rimondi:cafeteria/brasserie is opened until 18:00 for a late breakfast, refreshing drink or light meal.
Room Service Delicious selection of original dishes & beverages are proposed on the room service menu.
Dress Code Gentlemen are kindly requested to wear long trousers in all hotel departments during the evening.
Rithymna Main Restaurant Open for breakfast and dinner with delicious Greek and international specialities. Starters, soup, salads and desserts are found on the extensive buffets whilst a choice of main courses and drinks are waiter service. All fresh salads & vegetables are 100% organic grown.
Taverna Mournies Sit under the shade of the mulberry trees overlooking the tropical pool and enjoy an a la carte lunch or take part in the regular special theme nights (Cretan Evening, Lobster Dinner, Fish Festival etc.) whilst enjoying the live entertainment.
Ancient Eleftherna This exclusive restaurant tempt even the most gourmet palate with Cretan & Greek specialities. The sublime recipes are prepared using the organic vegetables and produce.
Laguna Self Service For a more informal lunch, visit the Laguna Restaurant by the indoor pool. A vast selection of salads, hot & cold starters and main courses, desserts, fruit and drinks are displayed for your personal selection.
Food & Beverage Highlights Weekly special theme dinners in the Taverna Mournies - barbecue, lobster evening, fish festival with extra charge. Two theme nights are arranged weekly in the main restaurant (e.g. Greek, Italian, Mediterranean). No extra charge for guests on half- or full-board.
The Rithymna Beach lies on the 14 km Rethymnon beach. Whilst the hotel has all the facilities of a miniature village, guests may walk to neighbouring settlements (Adele, Aghia Parakevi, Maroulas) or the nearby lively resort village of Platanias.