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What We Love

  • Daily breakfast and a welcome drink served with local snacks are included in the Jetsetter rate
  • Location in the heart of Rethymno’s car-free medieval old town
  • Gourmet restaurant serving innovative Cretan cuisine, plus one of the best-stocked wine cellars on the island
  • A la carte breakfast (served 9 a.m. to 12 noon) in the courtyard garden
  • Eight-person rooftop Jacuzzi, with parasols, deck chairs and splendid city views
  • Raw Materials shop on-site stocks local olive oil, wine and other delicacies — great presents to take home

What To Know

  • Peaceful and romantic, Avli is more geared to couples than families
  • The nearest parking spaces are a five-minute walk away; staff will assist with luggage on request
  • There’s no elevator or ground-floor accommodation, so it’s not suitable for those with impaired mobility
  • To explore the island’s most isolated (and beautiful) beaches, you really need to rent a car
  • WiFi is free
  • READ MORE: A vacation guide to the Greek Islands


  •  Babysitting
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

With a stay at Avli Lounge Apartments in Rethymnon (Old Town Rethymnon), you’ll be minutes from Rimondi Fountain and Fortezza Castle. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Neratze Mosque and Minaret and Venetian Loggia.

Make yourself at home in one of the 7 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring refrigerators and free minibar items. Your pillowtop bed comes with down comforters and Egyptian cotton sheets. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, and flat-screen televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment. Bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers.

Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a spa tub or take in the view from a rooftop terrace and a garden. This Art Deco hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

Grab a bite to eat at one of the hotel’s 2 restaurants and 2 coffee shops/cafés, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 3 bars/lounges.

Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a business center, and express check-in. A roundtrip airport shuttle is available for a surcharge.

How to Get There

Avli Lounge Apartments
Xanthoudidou 22 & Radamanthios
Rethymnon, 741 00 Greece


5.0 Excellent 591 Reviews
Best hotel in our trip to Greece
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in five locations on our trip to Greece - all of them top shelf. We enjoyed our stay at the Avli most of all. The location in old town was wonderful and allowed us to enjoy wandering the area, while allowing a restful haven, when we were done. The room was very spacious providing a bit more comfort, with all of the expected amenities. The hospitality was amazing. We enjoyed breakfast daily in their very special restaurant in a flowered courtyard. The setting among the trees and flowers was beautiful. We had to be sure that we saved time to enjoy an evening dinner there as well. It was our one special dinner of the trip, including lobster, pasta, and slow-cooked beef. They even gave us a surprise dessert.
The room and restaurant were located in separate nearby buildings. Our room was on the second floor and seemed quite secure. I would highly recommend the Avli for your travels.

Avli - Rethymno
Reviewed 1 week ago

A calm retreat

After a very stressful day of travelling and checking in much later than we had accepted, we came to Avli a bit disgruntled. Let me just start off by saying the staff were so calming and helpful. The hotel itself is divine, and you will completely relax here. You will be completely cared for and addressed as though you are a special celebrity. I would highly highly recommend staying here while you are in Rethymno.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything about Avli and it’s friendly and genuine staff made my trip better than I ever thought it could be. The rooms are characterful with so many thoughtful extra touches. The location in the old town is perfect. The roof top jacuzzi is incredible. A wonderful place to relax and enjoy the views. But the best part of Avli is the staff. Johnny has an excellent team. Elina and Stellios were friendly and helpful via email before my holiday started and this level of professional but totally genuine hospitality not only carried on, but increased, for my stay. I didn’t want to leave and was sad to say goodbye. Thank you for making my first solo trip a genuinely happy and memorable trip.

A hotel to remember!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The accommodation exceeded our expectations. The rooms were full of character with all modern facilities and kept very clean. The quality and layout of the restaurant were top class. The location in the Old Town was ideal for our stay. However the most memorable experience for us was the excellent quality of service provided by all the staff where no challenge was too much for them

Most beautiful place
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hey!! Firstly if your looking to stay here then just book it! It is amazing!!! Walking distance to everything!....springs,harbour,beach,loads of resteraunts! 10/15 min walk to the bus station which is along the waterfront so nice wee walk! It's the perfect location!
We arrived at 2am and one of the staff was waiting to greet us, we could see he was tired as think he had done a double shift but that did not stop him giving us such a warm welcome, showing us out on the street places to go and see, showed us everything in our room and how to work the gadgets ect! So thank u so much for that so kind!!
Rethymno old town is like something out of a movie! It is the most beautiful, cute little place I have been too! The hotel is in the heart of the old town and in amongst all the cobbly streets which we absolutely loved and didn't expect as you just can't tell from the internet how it will be! So that was a lovely suprise!
Breakfast is sooooo yummy!!!! And the setting is beautiful!!! The girls who served us there are so friendly also!
The aircon, bed and pillows were all great we had the best sleep every time which Iv never had on holiday before!
There is a plunge pool on the top floor in a building across from U, it's perfect for cooling off and chilling on the loungers! We had it to ourselves so played or own music and took some drinks up too was bliss!
No downsides at all to this hotel or Rethymno!
If u don't have a map on ur phone then just ask the locals to tell u where to go as u can't get dropped off right outside by taxi/bus but it's just a five min walk anyway!
I'm already planning my next trip back with my mum and whoever else wants to come and see how beautiful it all is! Miss it!
Thanks to all the staff for a fab few days!!!
Melissa & Oliver (Scotland) xxxx

Ps- pix don't do it justice!!!