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Avli Lounge Apartments

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

You will love it too no doubt.. The rooms,the breakfast,the staff,the location..Simply the best money can buy! The best hotel I've ever stayed in! I have to say that every time I've stayed here,I stayed in different rooms and they are all incredible,just love it

This place is really special - everyone was so helpful, friendly, attentive and pleasant. The decor is a great combination of restoration with modern touches. Tastefully and beautifully designed. Johnny (Iannis) and Stelios, as well as the breakfast staff were charming and could not do enough to make everything wonderful. Saved the day when our car broke down and we had to get to the airport. Breakfast, especially the warm greek cereal with parsley was absolutely delicious and in the gorgeous garden setting. Our room was upgraded and we loved the huge jacuzzi bath. Teas, water, raki and greek Turkish delight in the room were a nice touch. I'm not a fan of futon beds, even though these are excellent quality ones, but would return nonetheless because of the people and place. Hard to beat and great value.

Extraordinary place - great people! Comfy & luxurious room. Enjoy with all your senses! Don’t leave without trying the restaurant as well. Traditional Cretan food in a “modern” way. We all loved it. Looking forward to coming again.

We spent 3 wonderful nights in this wonderful boutique hotel smack bang in the middle of Rethymnon old town. We had one of their executive suites - it was spacious and luxurious. Hotel sent us very detailed instruction in advance of how to find the hotel as we were arriving by car. When we did arrive they met us at our car and helped with directions to parking and with bags. Breakfast and dinner at their restaurant was very good as well. All in all it was a fantastic stay. We loved the hotel and Rethymnon and would definitely stay there again.

Came back after a great experience last year. It was even better. The Junior Suite was spacious, quiet, clean, well equipped and very tastefully appointed. A great mixture of traditional materials with contemporary ones. Excellent amenities (toiletry, towels, slippers!). The hotel's location is perfect, of course. Breakfast is amazing and seerved with grace. Only remark: The mattress could be better. Highly recommended for a short visit of the charming Rethymnon old town.

This hotel was charming, located in the old city. Right outside the door were the charming walk streets of the old city. It was a great location for touring Crete, about 1/2 way between Chania and Herakalon. The hotel room was quite roomy, particularly by European standards. The bed was comfortable and our window opened up to the old city below. The restaurant was special. Everything was fresh and beautifully executed. It was a wonderful atmosphere to come back and relax, after a day of touring in Crete.

One of the best boutique hotels we have ever stayed at in Europe. Katerina and her staff really spoiled us in every respect. We had an amazing suite (Blue suite) on the top floor with a balcony overlooking the winding European Street Below. Situated in the city center, the hotel is great for exploring and day trips throughout the island. One flight up from our room was the most beautiful secret roof top garden with a view of the old Fort and whole town. Our huge room was more like an apartment with really comfortable bed and large sitting area and bathroom. The decor of the room and entire hotel is unique and so interesting. The restaurant staff was incredible. Every morning we had fresh squeezed orange juice and eggs or gourmet waffles cooked fresh and to order. Lingering in the garden restaurant each morning was such a delight it was hard to get motivated to explore the rich history and sights of the city. And the dinner under the amazing watchful eye of Damion was equally wonderful. We are already talking about when we can return!

An excellent hotel with 5*luxury and service. The collection of buildings were styled to enhance the stay, from the old leather factory converted into the indoor and outdoor restaurant, to the mansions with well designed rooms mixing old and new.

We could not have been happier with our stay in the blue suite of the Avli Lounge Apartments. The hospitality, welcome drink and tasting plate of food on arrival was the first sign of a great stay. Our beautifully decorated suite was situated close to, but not in the same building as the reception/restaurant. We had a spacious bathroom with huge hot tub. There was also a very large hot tub on the rooftop above us, which did not create any noise issues. It has a great view over the rooftops of Rethymnon old town. The accommodation is situated right in the heart of the old town and our suite faced the street. The old town is quite lively at night so light sleepers may have an issue but if you are used to staying right in the heart of old town pedestrianised areas in Europe you'll be fine. We slept well here. The staff are really good, friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. I asked them to bring some milk for our fridge so that I could have it in my tea in the room (most top qualilty Greek rooms provide tea and coffee making facilities but usually no milk). They did this and were great to deal with. We ate at the restaurant for dinner and it was fantastic. Next time we are back in Crete we would definitely stay at Avli again.

Beautiful hotel in a perfect location! From the minute we arrived we were impressed with the hospitality at this hotel. Very clean and comfortable rooms. Probably​ the best breakfast I've ever had! Definitely recommend, make sure you try their restaurants too.

Xanthoudidou 22 & Radamanthios Rethymnon Crete Island

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Fortezza Castle
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Avli Lounge Apartments places you next to Rimondi Fountain and Neratze Mosque and Minaret. This 4-star hotel has 7 guestrooms and offers free in-room WiFi, a spa tub, and a rooftop terrace. Fortezza Castle and Venetian Loggia are a short walk away.


Free cooked-to-order breakfast is served each morning from 9 AM to noon. This hotel is home to 2 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the 2 coffee shops/cafés.


All 7 individually decorated rooms provide free minibar items, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and wired Internet, plus flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and DVD players. Pillowtop beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Free newspapers, free local calls, and free bottled water are also available.

Property features

Guests staying at Avli Lounge Apartments enjoy a children's pool, a spa tub, and a rooftop terrace. Valet parking is EUR 9 per day if you plan to drive, or hop aboard the airport shuttle for EUR 90.00 per vehicle one way. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and a business center.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

96.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 577 reviews