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Avli Lounge Apartments
Ranked #2 of 167 Hotels in Rethymnon
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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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“WOW in Rethymnon!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

After staying in beautiful accommodations on the beach on Mykonos and overlooking the caldera on Santorini my wife and I were not sure that anything could match these experiences as we traveled by ferry to the island of Crete. That is, until we arrived at Avli Lounge Apartments in Rethymnon. From the moment our taxi arrived at Avli and the door opened with a personal welcome by name, we knew this was going to be a special place. Located in the heart of the “Old City”, the charming ambiance that greeted us was refreshing. We felt as if we were part of a big Greek family within the first 5 minutes of arriving! If you are looking for “touristy glitz and glitter”, this would not be the place for you. But if you want to genuinely experience the wonderful sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of Greek culture, Avli is ideal. The hospitality of the staff was outstanding, with attention given to every detail and personal service. In particular, Thanasis, Johnnie, and Zoe (picture below) went above and beyond to ensure that our stay was warmly memorable. The food was magnificent, the people beyond compare, and our stay was not nearly long enough. We can’t wait to return and can clearly recommend Avli (restaurant and accomodations) as a most wonderful place to enhance your “Greek experience.” Yamas!

Room Tip: The Champagne Suite is located with 2 other apartments around the corner from the main Avli restaura...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

This place is amazing, starting with the great welcoming with wine and cheese, and on with the hospitality, the buetiful renovated venetian building, the very large room (we stayed at the red suite), the friendly staff who could help us with everything and send us to explore interesting and beautiful places, the tranquility in the garden where the great breakfast was served, and the dinner we had at their restaurant.
we would defenatly recomend this place and come back again. thank you to Thanasis Katreina Jhonie and whom ever we met there...

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I booked a trip thru a travel agent who placed us in a hotel in downtown Heraklion. When we decided to move on to Rethymnon on our own, we found Avli and were so happy we did. The accommodations were beautiful, the location excellent, and an outstanding restaurant right in the heart of the old city. We got to know the staff who went out of their way to make our stay one of the best vacations we have ever had. Our stay was just too short, so we must go back, and as they say in Greece, "I think so, Why not?"

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

Excellent and stunning hotel; Excellent personal service; Excellent food. We would highly recommend this place to anyone wanting a very special unique holiday. We were personally looked after by the manager and his staff to ensure our stay was one of the best holidays that we have ever been on. The hotel itself is in the old part of the town and very romantic and the food was simply divine, especially the local yogurt and honey for breakfast. We also enjoyed watching the sunset over the old town from the roof top jacuzzi. Highly recommended!!

Room Tip: The Green apartment was stunning!!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Harleysville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012 via mobile

Beautiful room,incredible food,great people, perfect location. Would go back in a minute. Restaurant has gourmet flair with traditional influences. Staff goes. Out of their way to fill every need.

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  • Stayed September 2012
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Harleysville, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

This was by far the best place we stayed at during our Greece vacation. We were sad when our stay came to an end. Thanassis and the rest of the staff attended to our every need, even those we didn't know we had. The room was wonderful and the food was some of the best we have ever had. Amazing place to stay, and we hope to return someday soon. Highly recommend!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

This is a truly fantastic place and by far the best 2 nights of our two week trip were spent here. Thanassis, the host, could not be more welcoming and helpful. The Avli experience starts the moment you arrive and are seated in the gorgeous courtyard with a glass of wine - or two - and some finger food. We stayed in the green room, which we loved. The hotel exudes style and good taste. Everything about it is wonderful. The à la carte breakfast was delicious as was the dinner and wine in the evening. The staff are all friendly and pleasant. The rooftop jacuzzi is spectacular. There is nothing bad to say about this hotel - a true gem. We would highly recommend this to everyone thinking of spending time in Crete - make a detour if necessary, you won't regret it! We will definitely return if we visit Crete again.

Room Tip: All the rooms are different, all unique and all very stylish.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Avli Lounge Apartments

Property: Avli Lounge Apartments
Address: Xanthoudidou 22 & Radamanthios, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Rethymnon Prefecture > Rethymnon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small boutique - only seven 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 breakfast (included n the price of the suite). ... more   less 
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