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Fortezza Hotel

#37 of 171 Hotels in Rethymnon
Certificate of Excellence
Odos Melissinou 16, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Halifax, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I recently stayed at the Fortezza for 4 nights. The hotel itself is conveniently locate near the old town, waterfront and bus station. Breakfast was not as good as I expected. There was a decent selection but I expected a bit more variety and variation. For some reason although they appear to have plenty of staff they... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely hotel in the old town. Helpful staff - were really kind when we found we left something behind after our return home. Everything in the hotel worked well - including the much needed A/C. Positioned in a narrow street so drop off and pick up is from the Idion hotel just a couple of minutes walk away. Opposite... More 

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Drogheda, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are staying here at the moment and only 2 days into our stay here and I love this place. Very happy and friendly staff who can't do enough for you. Rooms are modern and very clean. An excellent choice for our hotel. Would highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have travelled all over the place over the years, and I have to say that this hotel is reasonably priced, clean, friendly and with an excellent location. Rooms overlooking the pool are the best, and the pool itself is such a peaceful place to relax, swim, eat and drink. The staff also make it special - Chryssa, Chrysoulla (... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

As from our arrival until our departure we were treated as kings. Friendly-, and personal service with a smile (especially by Sophia & Chrysa) and local recomendations. For the price you pay you will stay in a good hotel at a very good and convenient location in the heart of the old city centre. With the Sea/Boulevard at only a... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Excellent location, beautiful pool, lovely rooms, good breakfast, good bar, friendly and very helpful staff. The Fortezza has it all and all for a very reasonable price. You won't find anything better in Rethymnon for twice the price. We spent 5 nights here and hated to leave.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

A very comfortable hotel with a great pool and communal areas. All the staff were very friendly and welcoming. The buffet breakfast was very good and always well stocked, no matter what time you went. The room was kept lovely and clean throughout our stay. The hotel is a short walk to the many shops and restaurants of the old... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We stayed here for 3 nights in May 2015. Given that we had booked a superior twin room based on the website photos, we were surprised at how small the room really was. Having said that we did not raise issue as the room was comfortable, very clean and our balcony faced the street. While there is street noise, once... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Having spent the last 10 years or so living out of various chain hotels, Hilton, Sheraton, Kempinsky and Manderin Oriental, this hotel has managed to turn my view on its end. I am used to being classed as a valued guest. However to be treated like an extended family member was an eye opener. We stayed one week with a... More 

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Aldridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I was abit wary of the hotel being in the old town due to noise. But there was none at all it was a lovely modern hotel the staff were friendly. Just all round brilliant. The pool area was fantastic.Since we last visited in 2012 I've been there twice

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