Achillion Palace - Rethymno (Crete)

27 K. Giamboudaki Str., Rethymno (Crete), Greece, 74100show map
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Very goodBased on  96 reviews
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Overview

Achillion Palace is a 5-story hotel in Rethymno close to the sandy beach. Renovated in 2012, the hotel combines Venetian architecture with ultimate comfort.

This hotel is located in a tourist area, 26 km from Historical . It is about 1 km away from the center of Rethymno.

Set next to bars and restaurants, this hotel also offers a sundeck, an infinity pool and a courtyard on site.

The venue is notable for the prime location within a 45-minute drive to Souda airport.

Rooms

This traditional property features en-suite guestrooms fitted with climate control, Wi-Fi, high-speed internet, an individual safe and a work desk. The guestrooms look out on the sea. They offer en suite bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

There is a lounge for guests to enjoy their meal. Guests can wine and dine at the intimate restaurant, featuring fresh international cuisine. The snack bar serves coffee, cocktails and refreshments. Serving both food and drinks, Meli and Cremeria Vienna Rethymno are situated around 150 meters from the property.

Services

Guests will make use of an ATM, a car park and a beauty shop as well as find a business centre, a meeting room and a slide projector useful for work.

Relax

Achillion Palace is a child-friendly hotel offering babysitting, a mini club and video games.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   72.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Breakfast room

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Rooftop pool

TV

Leisure/ TV room

Elevator

Lift

Sports & Fitness

  • Water sports

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Video games

Spa & Leisure

  • Rooftop pool
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Beach access
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room view

  • City view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Mini-fridge

Media

  • Television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Data ports
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-out07:00-12:00FREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
Histrorical and Folk Art MuseumHistrorical and Folk Art Museum1700 ft
Archaeological Museum of RethymnoArchaeological Museum of Rethymno1700 ft
Centre of Byzantine ArtCentre of Byzantine Art2000 ft
Historical and Folklore MuseumHistorical and Folklore Museum2300 ft
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Primo PiattoPrimo Piatto500 ftEl. Venizelou 4, Rethymno
Cremeria Vienna RethymnoCremeria Vienna Rethymno500 ftEL.Venizelou 12
HovoliHovoli1100 ft
PetrinoPetrino1100 ft24 Venizelou Sofokli St.
Haagen-DazsHaagen-Dazs1200 ftSofokli Venizelou (Angelou Sikelianou)
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Getting around
Airports
Souda (CHQ)21.9 mi
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Reviews
7.0
Very goodBased on  96  reviews

Rating by category:

10.0
Location
7.5
Rooms
8.0
Service
  • 9.6
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    The desk staff people were all extremely friendly, gentle, and polite. The hotel felt extremely safe. The wide, white marble stairs look out over the garden courtyard and make the walk to your room very pleasant. You can also use the small lift if you prefer. The breakfast here is wonderful-- suitable for travelers from many cultures. There were hot egg/omelette type things, bacon, ham, and cheese, rolls and fresh loaves of bread, regular sliced bread, cereal, many types of jams, butter, and chocolate spread, fresh fruit, coffee, tea, juice, cold water in pitchers, and sweet pastries as well. You could eat indoors overlooking the courtyard, or in the shady courtyard itself. The rooftop pool is pretty and serene, with incredible views of the harbor and the city. The rooms are pleasant, comfortable, and very clean. Ours had a balcony overlooking the harbor with table and chairs and a handy, discreet clothes drying area. Much attention to detail in this hotel. In my experience, it's difficult to find a reasonably priced hotel on Crete that is still nice and does not sacrifice comfort or pleasure. Heraklion fits the bill perfectly.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The hotel is in an excellent location, within easy walking distance of the old town with its shops and tavernas.

    The breakfast on offer is of very poor quality and the total absence of any staff to clear away dishes means that the breakfast room becomes somewhat squalid.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Friendly helpful staff. Large, nice room with balcony. Good location if you like to be both near the town and also have access to beach/seafront. Very good value for money. Good to have a fridge in room.

    Room was cleaned only 3 times out of the 6 days - I believe the cleaners finished at 3.30pm, but when I arrived back to my room just past 3pm, the room still was not cleaned. It may have been one of the last rooms on the cleaners schedule, but is it that unusual that guesrs wish to spend some time in room in the afternoons (given the heat outside!)? Picture of hotel in publicity material a bit misleading - I thought it might be possible to have some kind of sea/harbour view, but the hotel is located off the sea front on a street overlooking the road and other buildings on opposite side. No tea and coffee making facilities - not even access to a kettle.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Location was excellent. Really close to the old town and the beach. The staff were helpful and communication before and during our stay was very good.

    Breakfast could have been more varied. There was limited staff during breakfast time which meant that often tables were not cleared out quickly enough and the food was not replenished in time. But when asked they responded straightaway. Also, there were only steps at the entrance of the hotel which meant that we had to lift our suitcases ourselves, but again, when asked for help the concierge was happy to help.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Achillion Palace was an ideal hotel for our holiday, close to the beach, right in the middle between the old and new areas. The old town was a 2 minute walk, loads of shops, tavernas etc. Hotel was perfectly comfartable, clean and the staff friendly. We had a great stay in Rethymnon.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    I liked the fact that it was clean and the room had obviously been rennovated recently. Staff was very friendly and breakfast was adequate. I particularly enjoyed having breakfast near the garden. Location was also great as it was very close to the old town and the shopping centre.

    The elevator was quite old and needs to be replaced. The pool on the roof also looked unattended and sunbeds were not enough.

  • 10.0
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    A nice hotel with very good location. It is located at the entrance of Rethymno's old town and is also a 2 min walk from the beach. Taxi center, bank and 24 hours open restaurant is next door. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful, breakfast buffet was good and the rooms were cleaned every day. Fridge, hairdryer, tv and air conditioning in the room. We were lucky and got a room on the 5th floor with a sea view. We did not use the pool but it looked fine. Poor parking facilities, it is recommended to park at the harbor (about 10 euros per day). We would like to stay at Achilleon Palace again.

  • 9.6
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    Helpful staff, great barman Theo, beautiful view from roof pool, comfortable bed at the room, big balcony

    Not so varied breakfast, but it was good

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The best location for bathing and visiting the place with a lot of shops.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    We enjoyed our stay. The hotel is a standard hotel, but was comfortable and clean. We booked a sea view, and were put on the top floor with a great view out over the harbour from our balcony which was great. Room had a fridge and air con and the bathroom was nice enough. The roof top pool was clean and nice. Only a short (2min) walk to the old towns many bars and restaurants. In summary - a nice standard hotel to use as a base for a few days while exploring or going to the beach.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Very helpful staff and nice inside garden.

    There were no ramps for baby-prams/wheel-chairs and the elevator was quite old-ish. Nevertheless, these were not prohibiting reasons for us to enjoy our stay at the Achillion Palace.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    The location and my room. The gentleman in reception when I checked out he was very polite and friendly.

    I had an unfriendly welcome, no hot water on the breakfast bar to make my tea.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Its location right next to the old town of Rethymno, the cleanliness & confort of the room & the kindness of the receptionists.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    Very good service staff on reception, beautiful main hall and little garden

    All rooms and other premises need renovation, furniture is seem like relative new but not convenient. Air conditioner works strange, it is impossible to setup it do not blow directly to the bed. Room service is careless. Parking near the hotel after 3.00-4.00 p.m. is very difficult. There is no gym in the hotel. Definitely not four stars.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Its location is perfect:near to the beach and the market

    better tv for the room

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  96 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Luxury Hotels in Greece

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-out07:00-12:00FREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Souda (CHQ)21.9 mi
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