Like their gardens, the Rimondi Grand is a beautiful, peaceful resort laid out with care and the best of intentions. Look too close and you will see the weeds. If you can giggle at the small stuff, bring your own soap, brush and pan and fly wire doors. (A small piece of soap was provided at the end of our first week, like a loyalty prize.). The staff were wonderful, knew us personally and make us feel welcome - everyone from the manager to the cleaner knew our girls and would stop to ask how we are. Corporations could benefit from learning about this style of teamwork and personal service.
If you are teaching your children about progress, it's a great case study with new rooms being added as we speak although the work isn't intrusive or noisy. It's more like moving furntiure in etc. I find it interesting.
The pools are a delight. There is a full sized, shallow kids pool with a thouhtful Walmart kiddy castle full of plastic nonsense to play with - rings and balls and Winnie the Pooh stuff. And an infinity pool with a breathtaking view. The spa is good, reasonably priced and a lovely treat.
You will need a car as you will be 10 mins drive from Reth and 20 mins from the best beaches. Reth is a super fun, Venetian walled town (somewhat like York with a beach). It's a great night out with kids and I suspect would be fun without them too. The people of Greece are so happy for visitors and they are having a tough time. Don't go full board anywhere, it's not fair to the local restaurant owners who have great, cheap food to feed you. We felt like a one family EU mission. Let's all help.
10 mins west of Reth, there are beautiful beaches with a long shallow bay, perfect for kids. And golden sand. And beach lounges for free with ice creams.
I spend my life worrying about making the right choices and I couldn't find one better place to stay on the whole island. If you like peace, a view and great service, come to the Rithmondi.
- Also Known As:
- Rimondi Grand Resort & Spa Rethymnon, Crete
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our beautiful 4 star deluxe hotel is situated on the slopes of an olive tree plantation, overlooking the Cretan Sea, close to the historical Venetian town of Rethymno. High quality service and outstanding hotel facilities makes our hotel the perfect accommodation for you and your family in Crete. Enjoy our Spa, swim in our infinity pool or have a typical Cretan dinner at our restaurant…Experience the real Crete at Rimondi Grand Spa Resort & Hotels, a luxury all-suite boutique hotel! ... more less
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