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Afstralon Polemiston St 28, Rethymnon, Crete 74100 Greece
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 05/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 05/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#23 of 185 hotels in Rethymnon
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4.3
Cleanliness
4.6
Service
4.6
Value
4.3
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SENTIDO Aegean Pearl is steps away from the sandy beach at Rethymnon, a town on the north coast of Crete. The hotel is a short drive to the east of the town centre, towards the end of a promenade that stretches several kilometres along the seafront to Rethymnon's marina. There's a main pool area at the front of the hotel, edged by palm trees, plus two smaller pools. Two of the pools have dedicated children's sections. The spa, which is shared with the neighbouring SENTIDO Pearl Beach, has an indoor pool, whirlpool and a Finnish sauna. It also offers fitness and massage programmes, as well as beauty therapies. The hotel has a varied programme of evening entertainment such as live music and DJs, folklore nights with Cretan and Greek dancing, magic shows and belly dancers. During the daytime you might like to try a cooking lesson, learn about herbal teas, or take a guided walk in the surrounding countryside. The town of Rethymnon has a centre that dates back to the Renaissance, with Venetian and Moorish architecture and narrow alleyways now filled with shops, cafés and bars. A highlight is the Venetian Fortezza, a walled fortress with a hidden chapel. Beneath its walls you can walk around the old harbour, perhaps stopping for some freshly-grilled fish at one of the many tavernas. At the end of the breakwater stands a 17th-century Turkish lighthouse, while a few steps away is the Venetian Loggia, once a meeting place for local nobility that was later turned into a mosque.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hammam
Massage
Steam room
Concierge
Currency exchange
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Safe
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Radio
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Ocean view
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HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, French, German, Greek

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Uwe P wrote a review Jun 2022
Wiesbaden, Germany2 contributions2 helpful votes
a beautiful hotel in a beautiful place. A place where you can feel comfortable and relax. I felt very comfortable at the Aegean Pearl. The staff very friendly and always an open ear for problems. The excursions offered directly from the hotel with Tasso were just interresant , informative and beautiful. Anytime again. To bring it to the Punbt: It was a beautiful vacation where nothing was missing.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Hallo aus Rethymnon, Wir danken Ihnen von Herzen für dieses perfekte Feedback! Es freut uns immer zu lesen, wenn Gäste unsere Anstrengungen anerkennen und uns dafür mit voller Punktezahl belohnen. Unser gesamtes Pearl Team sendet herzliche Grüße nach Wiesbaden. Über ein Wiedersehen würden wir uns freuen! Uli Moosmann Holiday Concierge
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Murf27 wrote a review Jun 2022
Windsor, Canada34 contributions1 helpful vote
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Enjoyed our recent stay at the Aegean Pearl. Our flight was delayed and we arrived after midnight. They treated us like family, kept the bar open for a drink and made us a club sandwich! Everything nearby was closed, we were so impressed. The location was far enough from the action but close enough to walk to. Great breakfast included. Enjoyed relaxing by the pool.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Hello from beautiful Crete! We thank you for this wonderful comment on Tripadvisor. It is great to hear, that you felt like home in our Aegean Pearl hotel and enjoyed your stay from the first to the last minute! Our Pearl team sends best regards to Canada! Uli Moosmann Holiday Concierge
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Stefan S wrote a review Jun 2022
Bad Orb, Germany1 contribution
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We have wonderful holidays in sentido aegean pearl. this was the first time in Crete and we are very satisfied with the quality of this hotel. The service is very good and the dinners and breakfasts are the best I ever had! The rooms are very clean and modern. The people who work in sentido was always very nice and accommodating. Thank you all Best wishes from Germany Stefan Smolinka Bad Orb
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Nicholas Hourdakis, General Manager at Aegean Pearl
Responded 1 week ago
Hallo aus Kreta, ganz lieben Dank für Ihre ausgezeichnete Bewertung! Wir freuen uns überaus, dass Sie Ihren Aufenthalt in unserem Aegean Pearl Hotel von der ersten bis zur letzten Minute geniessen konnten und uns dafür mit voller Punktezahl belohnen. Falls Sie mal wieder einen Urlaub auf unserer schönen Insel planen, so würden wir uns über ein Wiedersehen freuen! Alles Gute und herzliche Grüße Uli Moosmann Holiday Concierge
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Colliered wrote a review Jun 2022
London, United Kingdom158 contributions84 helpful votes
The hotel staff are fantastic, nice to see some familiar faces but they were all very efficient. The rooms were kept very clean and the restaurant also seemed very hygienic. I was with the bridge group who had to finish dinner promptly and that worked more smoothly even than previous years. I was glad to discover that the Day break sessions with Tassos were still going though I didn’t go on the organised walk as the weather was too hot for it. It’s nice that they assign the same room to repeat customers if they possibly can. My only minor quibble is that the variety of fruit could be improved. Previously they provided strawberries and plums which were nice and healthy. It would also be a good idea to have ordinary melon at dinner as well as sometimes having water melon. Also, there wasn’t cheese one evening though that can’t involve any effort to provide it.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Nicholas Hourdakis, General Manager at Aegean Pearl
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello from Crete, we thank you very much for this excellent review and high score you appreciated our efforts to ensure that our guests have a pleasant stay. Your feedback about the fruits we passed on to the kitchen chef. Hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again in our Pearl hotels! Best regards Uli Moosmann Holiday Concierge
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katrin_schiller wrote a review May 2022
Wetzlar, Germany1 contribution
Very nice rather small hotel with excellent service and food. Clean and neat. Super nice staff. Right on the beach and in walking distance to the beautiful town of Rethymno. We stayed a week with two kids in a family room and really enjoyed our time.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Liebe Katrin, wir möchten uns hiermit ganz herzlich für Ihre ausgezeichnete Benotung bedanken und freuen uns sehr, dass Sie einen schönen und erholsamen Familienurlaub in unserem Hause verbracht haben. Alles Gute und vielleicht gibt es ja mal ein Wiedersehen. Uli Moosmann Holiday Concierge
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Alastair C wrote a review May 2022
Glasgow, United Kingdom37 contributions27 helpful votes
We spent two weeks at the Aegean Pearl in April. The hotel gives a feeling of space as there are a lot of outdoor areas meaning you can always find somewhere private to sit. It has a nice private beach area just across the main beach road but if the weather is a bit windy as it was a few days in April there are other more sheltered spots available. The rooms are pleasant with spacious balcony’s as you would expect for a hotel of this standard. The highlights of the hotel are undoubtedly the generous good quality breakfast on offer and the friendly professional staff. Poppy and the other blond lady at the breakfast room were especially welcoming. The hotel sometimes lays on extra events at no extra cost and we did a walk to a neighbouring mountain village which was. Interesting and recommended if available . We liked the position of the hotel as the old town of Reythymon is a pleasant walk (30-40 mins) along the seafront .Although if you are less mobile there is a bus every 30 mins , and there are a nice variety of local restaurants in the area surrounding the hotel. Overall a professionally run hotel which provides a great experience of Cretan hospitality
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Nicholas Hourdakis, General Manager at Aegean Pearl
Responded May 13, 2022
Kalispera! All the pearls of the Aegean Pearl hotel want to thank you for this perfect comment! We are happy to hear that you had a wonderful relaxing holiday from the very beginning until the end! Hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again in beautiful Crete!
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petermcaven wrote a review May 2022
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The beds were very comfortable. Rooms were quiet ( pre-season) Breakfast and buffet dinner were tasty, varied and very palatable. We didn't use the facilities much, since we wanted to get out and about, which proved practical with our rented car (Parking at the hotel was free of charge and very close by) The events offered in the hotel were very professionally performed and were a delight to enjoy, particularly the folklore ensemble with its virtuoso musicians. All in all, a highly recommendable sojourn so close to the sea.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded May 13, 2022
Hello from Crete, thank you very much for this great review and high recommendation! It is great to hear that you had a most enjoyable stay! Hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again in the future! Best regards
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Abxharry wrote a review Apr 2022
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Our holidays this Easter were very good, we rested and we liked the hotel and the nights at the Aegean Pearl hotel were very nice..We will come again next year ..We liked the rich buffet breakfast in the morning and the quiet we had all day in front of the sea.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Uli Moosmann, Other at Aegean Pearl
Responded Apr 29, 2022
Hello from Crete, all pearls of the Aegean Pearl hotel want to thank you for your visit and look forward welcoming you again in the future! Best regards Uli Moosmann Holiday Concierge
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Travelal0t2 wrote a review Oct 2021
Swindon, United Kingdom85 contributions22 helpful votes
Lovely hotel right in the beach- friendly and helpful staff. Rooms were clean and well maintained and comfortable beds. I went with a friend but found it was mainly full of couples and a few families ( it wasn’t in school holidays) very few British staying there at the time but a nice mix of other Europeans. Walking distance into town along the promenade although about 2Km. Plenty of good tavernas nearby too - we noticed quite a few were on full board which is a shame when great places to eat nearby.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Oct 26, 2021
Good morning from Rethymnon, thank you very much for this wonderful feedback! It means a lot to us that you had a great holiday in our SENTIDO Aegean Pearl hotel! Best regards Uli Moosmann Holiday Concierge
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275AndyBradley275 wrote a review Oct 2021
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom118 contributions66 helpful votes
First things first, this is not a 5* hotel. Is it a good hotel? Most definitely. It is impeccably clean, the rooms are lovely and the breakfast choices varied, numerous and tasty. The fact that the 4* sister hotel is literally joined on makes for a confusing stay. We had family staying there and on viewing their rooms, I would say the extra we paid to be 5* is not worth it. The restaurants served the same food for breakfast, we used each other's pools (not meant to but nobody checked), and it is a shared bar. What seemed unfair is that we got free loungers on the beach but they had to pay. Why? They all belong to the hotel, they didn't have to pay to use loungers by the pool so why on the beach? Seems like penny pinching to me. On the subject of loungers, many reviews have commented on the "issue" and they are right to do so. Most of the guests here are German and believe it is acceptable to place loungers on beds at 8am and use them for 30mins at 3pm. The hotel DOES NOT move them . How do I know? Because I asked them to when the only free ones were in the shade, and was told by the concierge to sit somewhere else in a very offhand way. Would I stay again? Yes but probably in the 4* part and pocket the difference
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Oct 10, 2021
Hello from Rethymnon, we thank you very much for your good valuation and having chosen our hotel as your holiday resort. We acknowledge all our guests opinions but also want to publish our site of view. The 5 *star rating system in Greece is a typical classification of the country and not to be compared to the standard from your home country. In common use for our sister hotels are the wellness center, snack bar, beach (free of Aegean Pearl clients) and the parking area. Reception, pools and restaurants are separate. We do make pool checks as often as possible and also take the towels away from the sun loungers at the pool, but NOT when there are plenty of empty ones…. Looking forward may be welcoming you again as a guest of our Pearl Beach hotel! Best regards Uli Moosmann
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$124 - $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
GreeceCreteRethymnon PrefectureRethymnon
NUMBER OF ROOMS
112
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aegean Pearl
Which popular attractions are close to Aegean Pearl?
Nearby attractions include Cactus Beach Bar (0.7 miles) and Naos Tis Kyrias Ton Angelon (0.10 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Aegean Pearl?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Aegean Pearl?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Aegean Pearl?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Aegean Pearl?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aegean Pearl?
Conveniently located restaurants include Vatania Taverna Meze Bar, Raeti-tavern, and 1+1.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Aegean Pearl?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Does Aegean Pearl have airport transportation?
Yes, Aegean Pearl offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Aegean Pearl?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Aegean Pearl offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Aegean Pearl?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Greek.