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Avli Lounge Apartments
Ranked #2 of 175 Hotels in Rethymnon
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Reviewed 21 May 2011

I really doubt there is a better place to stay on the island than the AVLI Lounge Apartments. My finance and I stayed 7 nights in the white room and 4 night in the green room. The suites were fabulous and very romantic. Thanasis is an outstanding host and made us feel welcomed from the moment we arrived. The entire staff were consummate professionals and the breakfast every morning was something we looked forward to every day. The Avli is located in and ideal location with many excellent restaurants and shopping nearby.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 May 2011

From the moment we arrived at Avli, we felt like treasured friends. As we arrived later than expected, a staff member greeted us with: "We've been waiting for you." The manager, Thanassis Frangidis, invited us to join him for wine and conversation - a wonderful introduction to our gracious and warm Avli experience. Thanassis is an extraordinary host, who made us feel like family throughout our stay. Among his many kindnesses was allowing us to use one of the restaurant's outside tables for an afternoon snack with our own food and wine to which he added - at no cost! - bread and bottled water and an umbrella to protect us from the sun.

You enter the sleeping rooms through the restaurant, which is a feast for the senses - a romantic garden setting. We were served wonderful Cretan specialties for breakfast, including delicious omelettes, yogurt and heavenly honey. The rooms are beautifully appointed and very invit\ing, though I found our bed to be too hard. We had dinner at the restaurant one evening, and while most of the dishes and both of the wines were excellent, two main dishes were disappointing (fish and lamb).

Avli's location in the old part of Reythemnon is very convenient. We were within close walking distance to the harbor, shops and Fortezza. I highly recommend this lovely hotel and restaurant.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 May 2011

Choosing to stay at Avli really made our trip to Crete. Apart from the amazing decor and spacious rooms, the hospitality is exceptional. Immediately upon arrival we were greeted and treated as family friends more than guests. The staff are extremely friendly and polite as well as constantly conscientious of providing anything we may have needed. Management truly goes above and beyond to ensure a pleasant stay. In addition, the food is fabulous and the location is in the historic center and has a great atmosphere. Many people were not aware that it was not only a restaurant but also a hotel and were disappointed they had not known that before booking their trip to Crete!

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 December 2010

From the moment you step into the lounge/restaurant area of this hotel, you're given a warm greeting. The ambiance of the entire place gives you a cozy feeling and it almost feels like you're in another world, separated from the popular/exciting town that AVLI sits in. Everything is within a stroll of whichever building you stay in once you step out. It reminded us of Greenwich Village in New York with the exception that the apartments were very spacious!

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 November 2010

Centered in the old town of Rethymnon, this hidden gem is both unique and comfortable. This is a great location for exploring many facets of Crete; from Venetian ports to beaches to Samaria or ruins. Our hosts were able to arrange both local and island adventures in advance. Their outstanding hospitality and willingness to accommodate our needs is often not found in larger resorts. Don't miss the local cuisine featured in a charming courtyard !

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 November 2010

We stayed at Avli for a week in October as part of a delayed honeymoon and found the hotel after searching for hotels with great restaurants... of which Avli can certainly boast. It was the best place for food we found and ending up eating and drinking there most evenings, taking advantage of both the lovely service and extensive wine list.
The host Thanasis is very much the heart and soul of this place welcoming you like a long lost friend and certainly a most welcomed guest. He takes his time for all the guests and diners advising on wine, the best food to eat or where to explore on the island.
Whilst there we had a cooking lesson which was fantastic, thorough and enjoyable - its definitely worth doing if you are of a foody persuasion.
I would absolutely return and recommend Avli to all those looking for a unique and special place to stay not only in Crete but in Greece.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 November 2010

We needed to be surgically removed from our address in Chania, Casa Delfino. We had melded with the place. Casa Delfino would be a hard act to follow, but Avli fit the bill. Like Casa Delfino, Avli was created on the bones of an ancient Venetian structure and beautifully integrates past splendor with modern convenience. Our suite, the White Suite, was spacious and well appointed. The high speed Internet worked, which is the bottom line for two people who own an online magazine. (We review Casa Delfino and Avli @www,tellurideinside.com. Just type either name into Search.) Best of all was the service, primarily from the man who was, effectively, our host, Thanassis Fragidis. He takes a hands-on approach to all his guests, meeting and greeting them upon arrival. Standard Operating Procedure you say. If that's where the niceties ended, you would be right. But that was not the case. Thanassis orchestrated our dinner in Avli's superb restaurant, he arranged for a town tour with his top guide, Joanna, who came because of her regard for Thanassis despite a flu. On our last night, he walked us to a restaurant owned by a friend right on the harbor. We asked him to order and to join us for a drink. His conversation proved wide-ranging, way beyond chitchat. We had to leave ungodly early the next morning (4 am). Thanassis made sure we had our breakfast in the room that night. What can we say? Our stay at Avli was perfect.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Avli Lounge Apartments

Address: Xanthoudidou 22 & Radamanthios, Rethymnon, Crete 74100, Greece
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Region: Greece > Crete > Rethymnon Prefecture > Rethymnon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Rethymnon
#2 Luxury Hotel in Rethymnon
#4 Business Hotel in Rethymnon
#5 Family Hotel in Rethymnon
Price Range: £57 - £185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Avli Lounge Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small boutique - only ten suites - hotel in the middle of the old town of Rethymno. Each suite ranges from 375 sq.feet to 645 sq.feet and each is decorated differently using a color scheme. Two junior suites and one penthouse suite feature an open plan Jacuzzi tub inside the room and two junior and the two executive suites feature same Jacuzzi tub in a separate area. All suites are equipped with a refrigerator/mini bar, satellite TV, stereo, safe deposit box, internet access. The penthouse suite features two balconies, one executive suite features a Romeo&Juliet balcony and the second executive suite features one balcony. The building itself is a 15th-century Venetian mansion that was renovated in 2006. The suites are served by an award winning restaurant - considered one of the best in Greece - featuring a wine cellar with over 400 labels of wine and a courtyard where guests can enjoy their a la carte breakfast (included n the price of the suite). ... more   less 
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