What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes buffet breakfast, plus snacks and drinks on arrival
- Top location on a pedestrian-only medieval street in the heart of Rethymno
- Nearest sandy beach is a five-minute stroll from the property
What To Know
- Parking is a five-minute walk from the hotel; make sure your luggage has wheels
- There's no restaurant on-site, but there are dozens of restaurants and tavernas nearby
- Steep steps up to mezzanine bedrooms could be a problem for less mobile travelers
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Flanked by cobbled streets in the medieval harbor town of Rethymno, Palazzo Rimondi is a beautifully restored Venetian mansion dating from the 15th century. A soaring arch entwined with sweet-smelling jasmine flowers gives way to a secluded courtyard and plunge pool decorated with black and white mosaics. Renovated in 2012, the property has retained plenty of Old World charm; it features medieval furnishings, traditional Cretan wood carvings and glittering chandeliers.
Bed and Bath
Guestrooms are clad in stone and have lofty ceilings and large picture windows. Some have traditional detailing, such as medieval arches and beam ceilings, and all feature small kitchenettes with a stove and fridge. Double Rooms have living areas and bedrooms (some with a mezzanine floor overlooking the courtyard pool). Many of the Superior Suites come with private balconies and terraces, and the larger Deluxe Suites have lounge areas equipped with a dining table, and mezzanine bedrooms leading to a private balcony with views of Rethymno’s harbor. Bathrooms are stocked with products from luxe Greek brand, Korres.
The petite terrace is a Grecian sun trap, though you’ll have to venture downstairs to the courtyard plunge pool to cool off. The Palazzo pool bar serves breakfast in the morning, light snacks throughout the day and cocktails after dark. There’s no restaurant on-site, but Rethymno is a warren of cobbled streets lined with traditional tavernas and lively bars, and Palazzo Rimondi puts you in the beating heart of it all.
How to Get There
Our Room was lovely - the service was excellent and the location simply superb. We would certainly return. Surrounded by a huge range of Restaurant choices and a short walk from the water side and beach.
Stay in an architectural marvel in the heart of rethymno. Exceptional service, and attention to detail throughout. With unique layout and eclectic design in the rooms, each visit is a unique experience. Refreshing plunge pool and yummy local food!
When you look at at their night photo's there appears to be one large hotel, when in fact what you see are two hotels, but not realising it as they are located across a lane way from each other. This confused us when booking & we actually chose a room that did not really suit us.
Both hotels share the same reception & kitchen.
Generally all the staff are very helpful & friendly with the exception of one gentleman on reception was very snappy when asking about the water policy, that being 2 free small bottles during your stay, not to each day like a lot of othe hotels we stayed in during our 13 weeks in Greece.
The one we stayed in is Polazza Rimondi, it has a compact pool in the courtyard where breakfast is served. The other being Rimondi estate.
On arriving we noticed the pool in our hotel looked untidy with leaves in it, during our stay that did not change much except we did see it cleaned on on Occassion, there was also a piece of electrical wire laying across the entry, they could be a little tidier.
The breakfast has a good coverage breads, cakes & pastries, cereal, yoghurt, fruit, whole, diced & sliced. Sliced meats, trout, cheese etc. They have several hot dishes, always scambled eggs, lightly cooked bacon & mini frankfurts, mixed pies. The rotate between baked beans & grilled veggies. I found the baked beans & scrambled eggs nice and warm but the rest generally cold or Luke warm.
We chose a Duplex Palazzo, obvious now it is a tri level in the Polazzo hotel.
On entry you have a little bar area (good size mini fridge with coffee/ tea glasses etc, the mini bar is also stocked. The compact bathroom is also on this level.
Down 3 steps, a lounge area with wardrobe & small low table. This is where you stow your clothes.
From the entry you also go up a narrow staircase to the tight bedroom whith an impracticle writing table and stool situated under a stair well, when you stand up you hit your head. There is also a good size balcony overlooking the pool courtyard area. We did not use it as the two aircon motors are situated here, making it noisy & hot due to the heat output of the motors.
We found it uncomfortable going down the stairs at night & also to get changed or dressed.
As we said we just chose the wrong type of room.