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Avli Lounge Apartments
Ranked #2 of 165 Hotels in Rethymnon
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“The best wedding reception ever!”
Reviewed May 6, 2012 via mobile

We got married in Rethymnon in May 2011 & booked Avli for our reception afterwards after looking at their website and reviews, I'm so glad we did. Most of the organising was done via email & the team at Avli were amazing, especially Eva, who organised it all. When we arrived we popped down to see the room & when you walk in its breathtaking, great design & lovely surroundings. There were 32 of us in the party, the food was faultless, the wine was great, the bar staff very accommodating to my cocktail needs(!) and overall amazing service. George, Eva & the owner, Thanasis were brilliant and I would recommend Avli to stay, eat or drink, it's fantastic.

Stayed June 2011
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Reviewed May 4, 2012

My wife and I spent 12 days in Avli before going on to Athens and have just returned home. We notice there are several reviews of Avli posted during and since our stay. We will make it unanimous, everybody loves staying at Avli. We stayed in the Champaign Suite. I had seen the photo of the room on the Avli site but the room was better than the photo. The room was very spacious and cleverly arranged. The space for storing and hanging clothes was behind two opaque green doors that were in repeated in the door to the bathroom. Very tastefully done. More than enough space to store our clothes, even for a 12 day stay. The 9 or 10 ft wooden ceilings with exposed beams made the room seem even more spacious. The floor was blond pine or hardwood and was kept so clean by the staff that walking on it barefoot seemed like walking on marble. The bathroom was large and well arranged with a large jacuzzi tub that was luxurious and functional. Again, the staff kept it clean and well stocked with towels.
Breakfast: We have traveled quite a bit and even the nicest places often have buffet breakfasts and paper napkins. Not so Avli. Except for one misty morning, we ate in the garden which was sunny and shaded by vines and orange trees with ripe oranges. Linen table cloths, linen napkins, heavy silverware, extensive Greek menu and excellent service by personable friendly staff. I usually had Coffee, freshly squeezed orange or tomato juice, bottled water, white or whole wheat bread with honey and preserves and Greek butter, fruit and fried eggs or a Greek omelet or one of the other Greek delicacies from the menu. We enjoyed conversations with Thanassis and other guests during our breakfasts, including amicable Aussies, Judy and Graham, who have posted a favorable review as well, I see. Thanassis was helpful with recommendations and was kind enough to arrange early breakfast to accomodate early tours on two occasions and on one of those he accompanied us to the meeting place for the tour to make sure we were not left behind. If he had not helped us we may have missed that tour.
We dined in the Avli restaurant twice. We noticed in a guide book that the Avli restaurant was considered one of the best restaurants in Greece and we were not disappointed. My wife, Susan, considered the fillet of sole, which she ordered on our last night, to be one of the best meals she had ever experienced.
The location is without equal in my experience. We were in the center of the old town, which is an arrangement of restored vintage homes and shops accessed by clean, neat little pedestrian streets sheltered by overhanging vines and trees. A minute walk from our door was a tiny, white, Eastern Greek Orthodox Church from which prayers and chants emitted at certain times in the morning if you happened to walk by.
I could go on and on but you get the idea.
Our thanks go out to Thanassis and the Avli Staff.
You won't regret a stay at Avli.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Texas City, Texas
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Reviewed May 4, 2012

My friend & I visited here for my 50th BDay.What a great choice! We arrived quite late & there was Thanassis waiting for us with lovely snack,wine & a smile.We were very tired & it was good to be welcomed like that.Basically the rest of our stay continuued in this way.What a memorable trip. Thanks to all. Dana Mayor Texas

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Arlington, Texas
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Reviewed May 3, 2012

My husband and I have traveled quite a bit, and Avli was by far the best hotel that we've stayed in. We were on our honeymoon and decided to stay at Avli based on the reviews. It was absolutely wonderful! We had originally wanted to stay in the Red Room, but Thanassis recommended the Green Room. The room was stunning and very romantic and original. Thanassis was a lovely host, making recommendations every morning and spending time showing us around. He will really make you feel welcome, and he goes above and beyond to make your stay excellent. The food was also delicious and breakfast every morning was exceptional. Thanassis even brought in eggs from his chickens so we had farm fresh eggs every morning. One thing that I loved about this place was the beauty of the architecture. You are not in a typical hotel room. Each room feels special and unique. Also, although the pictures on the hotel website are pretty good, it does not do this place justice. Seriously, you'll be taken back by the building's beauty every time you walk through it. If you are coming to Crete you should spend your time here, you will not be disappointed!

On a side note, my husband and I traveled here in the beginning of March during some of the dis-rest in Athens. We even spent 3 days in the middle of Athens during all of this. If the negative press that you've read about Greece is giving you second thoughts about coming, DON'T LET IT. It didn't affect our trip at all, if anything there will just be less tourists. Crete is perfectly safe and the people there are absolutely lovely.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Greenville, Wisconsin
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Reviewed May 2, 2012

We stayed at Avli for our honeymoon and had an absolutely wonderful time. Thanasis personally greeted us and took care of us for the duration of our stay. Breakfast each morning was very fresh with authentic homemade greek flavors. We were able to relax each night in the Red Room and enjoy the jacuzzi with a glass of wine. Thanasis arranged a variety of day activities for us and recommended places to go, each of which exceeded our expectations. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect honeymoon.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 1, 2012 via mobile

We came over from Brasil to find an Excelent service in a wonderfully located hotel. Great memories in a lovely placê!

  • Stayed January 2012
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Reviewed April 21, 2012

Incredible service and hospitality provided by Thanasis during our stay. He genuinely was interested in our holiday and making sure we had a fabulous time, from arranging car hire to restaurant and cafe recommendations. The apartment was tastefully decorated and the hotel itself had great charm. Loved our breakfast each morning in the courtyard and the sampling of different Cretan specialities - it was a perfect way to start the day. On our last night we dined in Avli Restaurant which was superb - would love to return.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Avli Lounge Apartments
Address: Xanthoudidou 22 & Radamanthios, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Rethymnon Prefecture > Rethymnon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Rethymnon
#2 Luxury Hotel in Rethymnon
#4 Business Hotel in Rethymnon
#5 Family Hotel in Rethymnon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Avli Lounge Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small boutique - only ten suites - hotel in the middle of the old town of Rethymno. Each suite ranges from 375 sq.feet to 645 sq.feet and each is decorated differently using a color scheme. Two junior suites and one penthouse suite feature an open plan Jacuzzi tub inside the room and two junior and the two executive suites feature same Jacuzzi tub in a separate area. All suites are equipped with a refrigerator/mini bar, satellite TV, stereo, safe deposit box, internet access. The penthouse suite features two balconies, one executive suite features a Romeo&Juliet balcony and the second executive suite features one balcony. The building itself is a 15th-century Venetian mansion that was renovated in 2006. The suites are served by an award winning restaurant - considered one of the best in Greece - featuring a wine cellar with over 400 labels of wine and a courtyard where guests can enjoy their a la carte breakfast (included n the price of the suite). ... more   less 
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