Avli Lounge Apartments
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
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
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
When we arrived at Avli Lounge Apartments we were tired from a full day of traveling by ferry from Mykonos and car from Heraklion. It was 10:30 when we rolled our bags into the main office where we were instructed to leave our large (and heavy) suitcases for hotel staff to carry up to our room for us. We were then greeted by the manager Jonny who treated the both of us to a complimentary glass of wine and appetizers as a welcome to Rethymnon and traditional Cretan hospitality. Included in our stay was a daily breakfast in the courtyard—the food at Avli was so delicious we chose to eat at the hotel restaurant for dinner after browsing many restaurants in town. We had excellent customer service throughout Greece on our Honeymoon, but the staff at Avli were the most genuine, helpful, kind people my husband and I have encountered on any trip. Jonny (who speaks excellent English) was delighted to share the impressive and amazing history of the building and Rethymnon. Our room was as lovely and unique as the rest of this historic hotel and it was a perfect place to stay while in Crete on our Honeymoon. If we are ever lucky enough to visit Rethymnon again, we’re staying at Avli Lounge Apartments!
It always amazes me the level of service we receive around the world compared to home and this place is another level. From guest sign in on the back terrace with a nice cheese plate and a drink, to the "free" international cell phone you get for the length of the stay, incredible rooms with everything you could need. It is situated in the most perfect part of town close to everything. I really cant say enough about the property. The breakfast (included) is like nothing I have ever experienced anywhere made with the most incredible local ingredients in a stunning garden terrace. By far the nicest hotel I have ever stayed at. You truly feel like family when you stay here, just ask and they will do everything in there power to make it happen. Top notch and we will be back 100%
Large room with a comfortable large bed. Modern and traditional at the same time. Really helpful young man at the reception. Breakfast served a bit late but because of my early departure they were kind enough to bring me part of the breakfast the previous night. Wifi fast enough. Limited hot water.
I loved everything about this venue. The unique stylish accommodation rooms, the funky restaurant with picturesque garden area, the friendly staff, the informative and entertaining cooking class held in the garden by the owner (thank you, Katerina. You are the perfect hostess!), the simple yet full of flavour Cretan food, the proximity to village and sightseeing, the rooftop spa which is a perfect spot to sip on a wine and watch the birds in the evenings, I could go on forever and would definitely struggle to fault this venue.
This is not a review about a room. It is about an experience. An experience created to make you feel like a very special person, like royalty...!
Starting from the welcome of the kindest person you can imagine at the reception, all the way to the minute details of the room, everything is just perfect.
Welcome raki and sweets, free bottled water and soft drinks, extra pillows, robes, slippers, all is well thought of..perfect!
Luxurious room and bathroom, with amenities matching a top 5* star hotel.
Location which can't really be any better, and you are really a king/queen when staying here.
Congratulations to the owners and the staff.
You have won my heart, and I know now that i can not stay anywhere else when in Rethymno...!