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“Fantastic value, staff and setting!” 5 of 5 stars
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Fortezza Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Odos Melissinou 16, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #30 of 172 Hotels in Rethymnon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic value, staff and setting!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We love this hotel and have been back twice now! Everything is perfect - the price - the location and the staff! Babis makes the best cocktails in Crete and Chrysoula and Chrissa are the friendliest ladies ever! See you next year!

Room Tip: Try a room with a pool view! Lovely.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

This hotel definitely warrants a 4 star rating. Lovely hotel in ideal location with many fantastic restaurants close by. The hotel has a beautiful swimming pool in a lovely courtyard setting. Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Aarhus, Denmark
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

I have nothing but praise for Fortezza Hotel. The staff was more than welcoming, the rooms were clean and inviting, the breakfast buffet was plenty and delicious and the location was nothing short of perfect.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

This is a lovely hotel, quiet, friendly service, good modern rooms that have been recently refurbished, the bathrooms are excellent with plenty of hot water. The air con works well and the shutters, double glazing and curtains provide a very dark, noise free room at night allowing a great sleep.

The breakfast is an excellent continental style selection (do not expect bacon and eggs) with plenty of rolls, toast, pastries, ham, cheese, hard boiled eggs, (hotel style) cereal, yoghurt, fruit, jam and marmalade and coffee / tea on tap. Use the cereal milk for your tea as the milk provided near the tea / coffee is very thick and creamy. The fruit juice is more like squash and is either very sweet or watery.

The staff are always very friendly, smile a lot and are helpful... as I found to be the case with most Cretans on my visit.

The pool is plenty big enough for a dip and enclosed so very private with a lovely garden setting. The area is relatively small so it may get a bit crowded at peak times. There are plenty of public areas with a variety of seating and the bar area is very welcoming.

The location of the hotel is excellent, a mere 5 minutes walk from the old fort and even less to the nearest restaurant and shops. It is right in the middle of the old town but offers free parking to those who want to explore by car.

I'd highly recommend this hotel for couples or small groups of all ages, not so sure it would suit families as the pool area is not really suitable for running around and splashing as much as kids like to do.

Room Tip: Rooms on the pool side provide a much better view but rooms on the street side provide more dingy bu...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

This is a 3-Star hotel that we would rate as 4-Star! Location is excellent being in Rethymno Old Town, and adjacent to all essential (and other) services. All staff were courteous and efficient in their respective roles. The outdoor swimming pool and surrounds were maintained in ultra-clean condition. Free WiFi was fast and provided excellent connections throughout the property. A more than adequate buffet breakfast was included in our rate. Umpteen dozen restaurants are mere minutes away. Top quality food and wines, etc are the standard in this town. We are in Week 11 of a 15-week holiday in Europe and would rate Fortezza Hotel in the top 2 that we have stayed in during that time!

Room Tip: Any room at the rear is nice as they overlook the pool and surrounds (we stayed in Room 315)
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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White Rock, Canada
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I arrived in Rethymno without expectations and I found this hotel to be truly lovely. My room overlooked the pool and there were many common areas in the hotel that were spacious and beautiful. The staff were very helpful and polite and the hotel is located in a perfect position. I highly recommend this hotel. It was reasonably priced as well.

Room Tip: I think you could just ask for a quiet room. Mine faced the pool and it was very quiet.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Cozy, very clean hotel with great, very helpful service. Very nice - but small - rooms (rooms facing the street are a bit noisy). Good breakfast - a buffet-style table. Nice swimming pool with towels. Hotel is situated in the best part of the town - in the heart of Old Town, close to restaurants, bars, harbor & bay.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Fortezza Hotel

Address: Odos Melissinou 16, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Rethymnon Prefecture > Rethymnon
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#22 Family Hotel in Rethymnon
#30 Romantic Hotel in Rethymnon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Fortezza Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Fortezza is situated in the center of the old town of Rethymno. Its central position on the beautiful island of Crete, allows easy access to its natural beauties. Only 100m from the port and the archeological sites and 300m from the longest sandy beach. Hotel Fortezza is fully renovated in 2011, where someone may taste the world famous Cretan hospitality. It is owned and managed by the family Markos Liodakis since 1989 caring and willing along with the hospitable and well-trained staff, to make your staying as enjoyable as unforgettable. Capacity: 50 rooms and 3 suites, traditionally furnished, air-condition, plasma TV, bathroom hair dryer, bathtub, and telephone. Facilities: swimming pool, restaurant air-conditioned, two bars, snack, TV room playing cards room and table tennis, 24 hour guarded parking with charge. ... more   less 
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