Location: Greece - Crete
Rating: 5 Star
Special Offers for the Aquila Rithymna Beach hotel in Crete from Holiday Holiday.
Set in tranquil gardens and pulled up against the sea, the Rithymna Beach is a peaceful retreat.
It may be a cliche, but there really is something for everyone at Rithymna Beach. Take its location. It's on Crete's longest sandy beach - holder of a coveted Blue Flag - with views across to Mount Psiloritis and the White Mountains.And it's certainly got the looks. Part of the hotel has been designed as a small-scale Cretan village, complete with a church, and the whole complex wraps around gorgeous spacious gardens and three pools. The showpiece has to be the big saltwater lagoon pool with its little bridges and islands. But the tranquil pool tucked away in the gardens is a firm favourite, too. There's a range of accommodation to choose from, too, including family garden rooms and junior suites, as well as the standard numbers, Simple in style, they come with trimmings like satellite TVs. For a bit of extra luxury, upgrade your room so you get what's known as the Mythica service. From Champagne on arrival, to flowers and a goody basket in your room, there are plenty of extras to be had in the Mythica rooms. Plus you'll be entitled to a late checkout and discounts in the hotel's shops. Where families are concerned, Rithymna Beach really stands out. There are clubs for different age groups, right up to teenagers. Special suppers and sleepovers are the kind of things in store for pint-sized guests, giving parents a chance to enjoy relaxing crete holidays knowing they're having fun in safe hands. Swimming lessons and snorkelling are on the agenda too, plus waterpark trips for teens.
200m to the nearest shops, bars and restaurants - 7km to resort centre - Regular buses from stop outside hotel
3 swimming pools, including 1 saltwater -Indoor heated pool, Apr and Oct - Sunbeds, beach towels and parasols - Pool bar with waiter service - Showers on the beach
Dining room with buffet and waiter service meals with vegetarian options - Themed nights twice a week - Brasserie/Cafeteria - Gourmet restaurant for Greek and Cretan specialities - Greek Kafenion - All restaurants are non-smoking - A la carte menu available in taverna at lunch times - Flexible half-board options include breakfast and lunch or dinner - Room service during certain hours - Al fresco dining
Gym - Sauna - Massage, under separate management - Archery - Beach volleyball - 5 floodlit astroturf tennis courts with tuition available - Billiards - Darts
Themed nights and dance shows 6 nights a week - 5 lounges - Satellite TV - Video room - Bar
Hotel-run baby creche for 6mths-3yrs, with nursery area including cots & changing area, open restricted hrs morning & afternoon, 6 days a week - Sleepovers for 6-12 yrs, Jun- mid Sep - Teenagers' club, 13-17 yrs, available mid Junmid Sep - Children's Tasty Corner for snacks, lunch, afternoon snacks, ice-cream & dinner - Daily entertainment programme with workshops, computer room, library, games area, creative activities & theatrical performances
Hairdresser - Mini-market - Jewellery shop, antiques shop, boutique & souvenir shop - ATM - Internet corner - Room service, selected hours - Wi-Fi in Lobby area
All rooms have air-con, TV, phone, fridge, hairdryer and balcony/terrace. Standard rooms have double or twin beds with extra single bed. Single rooms available.
Mythica Maisonettes have 2 separate floors: ground floor with terrace, 1 bedroom & bathroom; 1st floor with balcony, 1 bedroom & bathroom. Mythica guest benefits: option of dinner in main restaurant or in a la carte restaurant, room service with special menu including Continental breakfast, sunbeds with soft mattresses, drinks service and daily newspaper, Korre bath accessories, fruit basket every 2 days, minibar, gift, and sparkling wine on arrival.
Mythica Deluxe Suites have 1 bedroom with double/twin beds, separate lounge with dining area, CD/DVD player and minibar. Mythica guest benefits: option of dinner in main restaurant or in a la carte restaurant, room service with special menu including Continental breakfast, sunbeds with soft mattresses, drinks service and daily newspaper, Korre bath accessories, fruit basket every 2 days, minibar, gift, and sparkling wine on arrival.
No of rooms
519 (including 116 in the grounds)
No. of lifts
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