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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 604 Reviews
Cant get better than this...!! Amazing!
Reviewed 1 month ago

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...!

Presents all the great things about Crete
Reviewed 3 months ago

My partner and I were guests at Avli from 25th August 18 to 8th Sept 18 and had a wonderful holiday, enhanced by staying in such a nice location. Avli represents all that Crete has to offer with a very friendly atmosphere and superb cuisine. The hotel is perfectly situated in the old Rethymno town in very close proximity to the old fortress. The apartments are all unique and very tastefully decorated to add to the feeling of a family run hotel, where each guest is treated with genuine care and affection. I mentioned that Avli represents all that Crete has to offer and this is most featured by the friendly team who are comitted to delivering great service, always with beautiful smiles.
Thank you Avli for providing such a wonderful holiday for us and well done in being such a great place to stay.

Amazing Avli!
Reviewed 4 months ago

We fell in love with the Avli a few years ago and this is now our 3rd visit with our family.
This hotel is beautiful in every way! From the warm welcome at 1.am in the morning,the quirky room, both restaurants are excellent and the food is memorable( especially the feta with fig marmalade in raki ba raki and the cheesecake in the main restaurant) If you're looking for a boutique hotel with the personal touch this is the place to come! Breakfast is delicious with lots of choice and nothing is ever too much trouble.It's the staff that give this place the extra something! Everyone was so friendly, Stelios, Elina, our very happy waiter at Raki ba Raki, and the waitress at breakfast and can’t do enough to help, Jonny is the perfect host and a real asset to this hotel! I wouldn't hesitate recommending this hotel which is situated right in the heart of the old town with lots of bars and tavernas in its door step! ( although, we love the food at the Avli so much we just like eating there).We hire a car and enjoy visiting beaches nearby, Kyma, being our favourite as even in August there is normally a good breeze on beach to stay cool.It suits all ages as we were traveling with our daughters who are in there 20,s and grandparents who are 80 and 89. 5 days is never long enough long enough and we will definitely be back!

Boutique hotel in the maze of old Rethymno
Reviewed 4 months ago

What a special place this is. If you have been able to find the restaurant in the pedestrian area of the town: a parking lot is close by (the reception is hard to find) you will be welcomed with a drink and a snack. Avli lounge is not a hotel, in the sense that the rooms are actually in another street than the restaurant and in fact even around the corner from the reception. So one does have to do a bit of walking in the maze of the streets in Rethymno, where for some reason or another, despite my good sense of direction, I kept getting lost, but that is not a punishment as the streets are very much alive with shops and restaurants. Our room (the champagne room) was quite spacious, with an enormous bathroom.
We missed a good coffee machine and a balcony, and I think the light in the bathroom was very white and cold. But apart from that we couldn’t complain about anything.
Though there is no swimming pool, the roof top jacuzzi does it’s job in cooling you down.
Breakfast is fantastic, with a wide choice of Cretan specialties.

Absolutely wonderful
Reviewed 5 months ago

Myself and my husband had the pleasure to stay at the fabulous Avli for the 2nd year in a row and this place gets better and better! We stayed for ten glorious nights and cannot fault this hotel! From our warm welcome off Jonny the manager who treat us like old friends to the rest of the lovely staff who can't do enough for their guests! Rooms are amazing and have everything you need. Breakfast was delicious with a lovely choice of traditional Greek fayre. Great new touch this year was a mobile phone in your room which you can use throughout your stay to make free calls and loaded with useful apps and data. Rethymnon itself is such a lovely place with great little well priced tavernas n trendy bars on the front. We have been 3 years in a row and still haven't seen it all as every street has lots of little side streets with yet more hidden restaurants and places to stop for a drink! If you're thinking about the Avli all I can say is DO IT you won't be disappointed but be warned like us you may be drawn back year after year as it's such a perfect place to stay!!