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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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#25 of 187 hotels in Rethymnon
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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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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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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, German, Greek
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Grade: 55 out of 100
38Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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275AndyBradley275 wrote a review Oct 8
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom110 contributions64 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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Response from Uli Moosmann, Other at SENTIDO Aegean Pearl
Responded 1 week ago
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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hj_widmer wrote a review Oct 2020
Diessenhofen, Switzerland5 contributions11 helpful votes
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We enjoyed a beautyfull week in this Hotel. Very nice, large family rooms. Large range of fresh, good food for breakfast and dinner. Lovely drinks at the bar. We like to highlight the staff in the Hotel. They do a great job, they were always very friendly and very professionell (also with the COVID-19 measurements).
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Uli Moosmann, Sonstige at SENTIDO Aegean Pearl
Responded Oct 13, 2020
Dear Mr. Widmer, thank you very much for this wonderful review and high score you evaluate us and our SENTIDO Aegean Pearl. We highly appreciate your kind words about our staff! We all do our utmost to make the holidays of our dear guests as pleasant as possible and to keep everybody as safe as we can. Hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again one time. Sunny greetings from beautiful Crete! Uli Moosmann Holiday Concierge
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sheila s wrote a review Sep 2021
13 contributions10 helpful votes
Just back from a week in this hotel. We had a lovely time. The hotel is well laid out. Pools and other facilities are excellent . The staff cannot do enough for you. Lovely smiley faces - under masks - at breakfast. Uli was really helpful and informative re what is on offer in the area. Having free sun beds on the beach is great. Aqua aerobics and Greek dancing instructor made us laugh - and exercise. Can’t comment on evening meals as we were bed and breakfast. We went to several nearby restaurants and all were excellent. If I had to fault the hotel the bathroom being in the bedroom takes a bit of getting used to and there was no good shampoo and conditioner provided - only a soap dispenser.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Uli Moosmann, Other at SENTIDO Aegean Pearl
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Sheila, A big thank you for this great review and having chosen our hotel as your holiday resort! It is wonderful to read that you had a relaxing week in our Aegean Pearl hotel and enjoyed your stay! May be we have the pleasure of welcoming you again one time! Stay well and healthy! Sunny greetings from beautiful Rethymnon. Uli Moosmann Holiday Concierge
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Elaine#dipseyseamans wrote a review Sep 2021
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom227 contributions115 helpful votes
This is a lovely hotel spotlessly clean ,staff very friendly and very helpful, food very good Located on the sea front taxi ride to harbour is only 5,euros or 20,minutes walk . Rooms lovely cleaned Daily spotless. We are still here and can't fault this hotel poppy our waitress shes an absolute delight so pleasant . This hotel very covid friendly. Negative its minor but should be said sunbeds around pool area you can't reserve which is fantastic and when we first arrived towels were being removed..last few days 7.30 in morning towels are on sunbeds no people and hour later still not removed the hotel should stick to the policy otherwise this ruling is worth doing if you are not sitting on sunbeds then towelsshouldbe removed. We would definitely stay here again
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Uli Moosmann, Other at SENTIDO Aegean Pearl
Responded Sep 7, 2021
Kalimera, thank you very much for this great review! We check the pool area as often as we have the time, to make possible that our clients get a sunbed by the pool if they want. Enjoy the rest of your holidays and all the best! Uli Moosmann Holiday Concierge
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Sandra J wrote a review Sep 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Positives: * Lovely pools (decent size(s)and good quality sun beds) * Good and polite cleaning services * Close to the beach, with a taxi rank around the corner * A good selection of bars and shops nearby * Comfortable and clean beds Negatives * Food: the dishes were very basic and lacking in flavour. Service wise, no one greets you on your way in, and the wait for drinks at dinner is very long so much so that most of the time we were done with our food before our drinks came. * Rooms: poor standard, rundown bathrooms, stains on the carpets in the corridors. Two single beds instead of doubles ( not a 5 standard). * We booked a three person room and got a double, with two chairs put together as a third bed, leaving little to no space to move around. The open bathroom was not mentioned, therefore there was no privacy. * FAR FROM TOWN, for three adults in our twenties it was a 40 minute walk (minimum) to the city centre. * Despite the pools being lovely, there was always stuff at the bottom of the pools (rocks, sand, etc) Overall it was a good stay, but it’s definitely not a 5 star hotel standard.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Uli Moosmann, Sonstige at SENTIDO Aegean Pearl
Responded Sep 25, 2020
Kalimera Sandra, We thank you for writing down your opinion on Tripadvisor and are happy to hear that you had a good stay in our SENTIDO Aegean Pearl hotel. Our staff is usually highly appreciated for the friendly and helpful service in all departments, especially in the restaurant. Due to our health program their smile is regrettably hidden behind a mask this year … All our rooms are equipped with twin beds. In case clients wish a big double bed, they can inform the reception and we put a topper on the mattresses. Best regards Uli Moosmann Holiday Concierge
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PRICE RANGE
$117 - $228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
sentido aegean pearl hotel rethymnon
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Aegean Pearl
LOCATION
GreeceCreteRethymnon PrefectureRethymnon
NUMBER OF ROOMS
112
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Frequently Asked Questions about SENTIDO Aegean Pearl
Which popular attractions are close to SENTIDO 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 SENTIDO Aegean Pearl?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at SENTIDO Aegean Pearl?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at SENTIDO Aegean Pearl?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at SENTIDO Aegean Pearl?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to SENTIDO Aegean Pearl?
Conveniently located restaurants include Vatania Taverna Meze Bar, Raeti-tavern, and 1+1.
Are there opportunities to exercise at SENTIDO 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 SENTIDO Aegean Pearl have an airport shuttle?
Yes, SENTIDO Aegean Pearl offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at SENTIDO Aegean Pearl?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does SENTIDO 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 SENTIDO Aegean Pearl?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Greek.