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27 K Giamboudaki Str, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00 Greece
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#50 of 185 hotels in Rethymnon
Location
4.5
Cleanliness
4.1
Service
4.3
Value
3.9
Welcome to ACHILLION PALACE, the most comfortable and friendly hotel in Rethymnon.It is situated in the most beautiful quarter of the city, just a breath away from the seafront and very close to the entrance to the old settlement, whose narrow streets lead to the imposing medieval castle and the picturesque Venetian port.Modern and well-organized, it perfectly blends unique comfort with the traditional Cretan hospitality and aspires to become the ideal base for your activities in the city or your escapes in the greater area.ACHILLION PALACE heartily welcomes you, ready to make your stay truly memorable.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Salon
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Sun terrace
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Telephone
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Classic
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Languages Spoken
English, French, German, Greek
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Comfort_cruiser wrote a review Jun 2022
Oslo29 contributions28 helpful votes
Our overall experience of this hotel was very good during two weeks in June 2022. We will consider this hotel for a revisit to Rethymnon, mainly because of the location, friendly staff and value for money. +Very good value for money. +Perfect location in the city center, but on a more quiet one-way street. Shopping, restaurant, cafes, the beach - everything is within 5 minutes walking distance. +Comfortable room (standard size double room on the 4th floor) with a nice balcony, air conditioning (free of charge), fridge, TV, free Wifi and a comfortable bed. Everything we needed except a coffee/tea-maker in the room. However, there is a bar in the reception area and 24 hour service at the reception if you need anything. +Our room was clean (regular daily cleaning during our stay). The entire hotel was clean even if it needs some refurbishment. +Very friendly staff! Very helpful, polite and service minded. +Good breakfast with a fairly good selection of hot (eggs & bacon) and cold food, and some tasty pastries. Very good local yoghurt and fruit. The coffee machine was not top notch, but we could get excellent coffee at several cafés close by. There was only one kind of juice available. +A rooftop pool with a beautiful view. (however, the rooftop bar was closed the whole time we were there. Get your drinks at the reception). Please note that there is no lifeguard or staff at the pool area. +A beautiful hotel backyard/garden, where you can have breakfast or just relax. Some negative remarks: -This hotel needs some refurbishment to meet the standard of newer 4 star hotels, especially the bathroom which was 100% functional but worn. -The bathroom is very small. We had to stand (or sit) in a very narrow and short bathtub in order to have a shower. If was difficult to keep my balance in the bathtub because it was so narrow. And it was equally difficult/ not possible to sit down for a grownup. Maybe suitable for a small child? We are both of average hight and weight, but struggled. We bought non-slip bath mats at the local super market to put in the bathtub. -The walls are thin and we could hear people pass outside our room, and people speaking in the other rooms. We were woken up a couple of times because other hotel guests were arriving during the night and talking loudly outside our room. But all in all, noise was not a problem during our stay and this is not a “party” hotel but a quiet and family friendly hotel for all age groups. -Wifi had poor speed/quality for normal surfing and streaming. Use your own mobile connection if you can.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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darren a wrote a review Oct 2021
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This is a great hotel, not too expensive and offers everything we needed for our 10day holiday. If ur booking I would ask for a room on the 5th floor, preferably rooms 503, 506, 509 as these have the best views of the harbour. Half the hotel faces the back overlooking the hotels outside dining area but also adjacent buildings. If ur wanting a quiete night's sleepn I would go for these. Traffic noise from the fifth floor where we were wasn't that bad but could be a problem if ur facing the road on the lower floors. It's a 10 min walk at max to the heart of the old town, about 3 mins to the start of it. There are many many bars, shops and restaurants. The hotel doesn't have any parking spaces, if ur renting a car and don't feel comfortable parking in side streets or don't want to pay up to 14 euro na day this isn't the hotel for you. We found parking the worst bit. At certain hours 6 to 8pm. It is the worst and we had a 15 min walk from numerous carparking spaces. It was a bit of fun finding a place to park!!. Their are spaces but u need to drive around for up to 15 mins. The main marina carpark is about 14 euro a day, and about 5 mins walk away, there's a second carpark about 100 meters further away, still in the marina but that charges less, we were charged about 6 euro from 6pm to 11am. Breakfast was good with plenty of selection, no brown sauce if ur British. Plenty of selection though. Staf couldn't do more to help and we're very friendly. Out room was great not 5* but it's not a 5* hotel and they fixed within the day the faulty lock on our balcony door. The hotel qnd entire area felt safe. We didnt use the safe that was in our room, but we think you would need to pay a little for that. Our room had a fridge, so we're able to fill it with wine, chesse, bread and salad etc. There are at least 2 large supermarkets near by that have everything u would need The pool area on the 6flr is good for couples. But not for young children, plenty of sun beds. Overall we had a wonderful stay, a great place and base to explore central Crete
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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chrissien110 wrote a review Sep 2021
Haringey, United Kingdom71 contributions69 helpful votes
My friend and I really enjoyed our stay at the Achillion Palace and were very grateful to the reception staff for their help in pointing us in the right direction for our pre-departure Covid test, the pick-up point for our shuttle and, not least, in sorting out problems with our holiday company who decided to try and cancel our booking on the last night! We were very impressed with both the cleanliness of the pool area, and indeed our room and all communal areas and the care taken over ensuring that guests were kept safe in the breakfast area with the provision of disposable gloves for use when selecting from the buffet and hand sanitisers available on every table .A big thank you to all the staff for a very enjoyable week's stay.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Jani W wrote a review Sep 2021
London, United Kingdom43 contributions18 helpful votes
My friend and I had a very comfortable week here. Our room was clean and spacious with a balcony and en suite bathroom. The hotel is a few minutes walk from a lovely beach or towards the town centre and the dozens of bars and restaurants to while away the warm evenings. The rooftop pool is very clean and cool on a hot day with plenty of tables, chairs and sun loungers. It is a real sun trap though and can get very hot up there. We found mid to late afternoon to be thee perfect time for a swim and to relax after the intense heat of the midday sun had eased. Breakfast was plentiful with a good choice from a hot and cold buffet, section of teas and coffee and my favourite, fresh fruit. What really impressed us were the Covid precautions in place, the requirement to wear a mask, provision of hand sanitiser and disposable gloves before being allowed to serve yourself. The staff on reception were so helpful, from answering our questions about the area, showing us where the nearest ATMs and the laboratory where our required PCR test before flying home could be taken, to helping with confirming our pick up time and place for our transfer back to the airport. Overall a lovely holiday in a very pretty town.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Novi Belgrade, Serbia3 contributions1 helpful vote
the hotel is crying out for renovations as it has 4 stars. But the staff is kind, extremely clean, you will get help for everything you need. Breakfast is modest but sufficient. The pool is great with a nice view . The pool is great with a nice (a great solution when there are big waves in the sea) view although upstairs you could do a bar or at least on call
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: the rooms on the south side are quiet and on the east colder, the beds are very comfortable
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Mirela57ro wrote a review Jul 2021
Bucharest, Romania98 contributions95 helpful votes
The hotel is partially renovated, located near the old town, quite a distance from the beach. If you go ask for rooms in upper floor 4th or 5th. Recommending 301 - 303 with little sea view. They are new. Rooms are ok, clean but equipment is old and the carpet in the hall has a smell of old stuff. The personnel is very helpful and nice. A small outdoor pool on the upper terrace is nice as well. Theiiner garden, where they serve quite a rich breakfast, is their strong point!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: 4th or 5th floor are only renovated. 3rd is .... disappointing, to say the least!
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ioanna l wrote a review Jun 2021
6 contributions3 helpful votes
Breakfast was very poor and not fresh! They were doing constructions in the upper floors (while having guests), and I couldn’t sleep. If they have things to do they shouldn’t be opened! My bathroom’s ventilation didn’t work. Plus the stuff was not polite!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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gelias wrote a review Oct 2020
Brighton, United Kingdom417 contributions87 helpful votes
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We loved this old palace. Some of the rooms have some interesting artifacts and the main staircase is spectacular but the real delight comes from the gardens and the stunning views. There is some interesting statuary including the giant Achilles although the much smaller wounded Achilles is far more beautiful
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Lindsay A wrote a review Sep 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom34 contributions51 helpful votes
Lovely hotel in a great location. In easy reach of both the old town and the beach. The hotel was quiet, due to coronavirus, which meant the rooftop pool area was quiet and the bar wasn't open, but I imagine it has a good buzz in normal times. We enjoyed it regardless and the views of the town are good. Breakfast was good and served with a smile. Beds are comfortable and the room was very clean. What really stood out for us was the staff. All very friendly, helpful and welcoming.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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zuni P wrote a review Mar 2020
Lagunitas, California673 contributions166 helpful votes
I did a walk in - wasn’t sure where I was going and not having WiFi on my phone I could not book ahead No problem. Comfy room. Great breakfast. The hotel even helped me receive a call from travel agent due to virus cancelled Italian flight - that was really nice as -again- no phone chip in phone ! Love these coastal Cretan towns
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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PRICE RANGE
$68 - $124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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achillion palace hotel rethymnon
LOCATION
GreeceCreteRethymnon PrefectureRethymnon
NUMBER OF ROOMS
72
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Frequently Asked Questions about Achillion Palace
Which popular attractions are close to Achillion Palace?
Nearby attractions include Loggia Veneziana (0.3 miles), Tours & Tranfers On Crete Island (0.2 miles), and Billia's (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Achillion Palace?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Achillion Palace?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Achillion Palace?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Achillion Palace?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gorgona, Brousko, and Maria's Home Cooking.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Achillion Palace?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Achillion Palace have airport transportation?
Yes, Achillion Palace offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Achillion Palace?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Achillion Palace?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Venetian Fortezza (0.6 miles), Agia Irini Convent (1.9 miles), and Minoiko Nekrotafeio Armenon (3.5 miles).