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Fortezza Hotel

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#36 of 169 Hotels in Rethymnon
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Cleveland, Oh
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1,191 reviews
162 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 452 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This is a four story hotel built around a courtyard with a swimming pool. The hotel is an ideal position in the old town, near the harbor, with easy car access and free parking available on the street. The rooms are either facing the street or the courtyard, the latter being quieter. The rooms are basic but clean and the... More 

Thank marcopolo111
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Stayed at this hotel for 10 days in September to celebrate our wedding anniversary.This hotel is very clean and staff are lovely. Breakfast had a good selection such as fruit, yogurts, cereals etc. What I noticed most was how peaceful the hotel actually was considering it is almost in the centre of the old town. We stayed in room 214.... More 

Thank Pauline I
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78 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

This hotel is a very good hotel if you like to be in the heart of the busy old town of Rethymnon. You are very close to all the nicest bars, tavernas and restaurants, The beach in 15 minutes by foot. The breakfast is very good and offers a variety of spices. The staff is friendly and cleanes the room... More 

Thank Michiel R
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

This is a luxurious hotel in the centre of the old town of Rethymno. That does make getting to it by car an adventure, but a worthwhile one. And when you make it, the Fortezza car park is directly opposite. (This is referred to by the hotel as "on-site", which is a but if a liberty, but not one I'll... More 

Thank DoccyT
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35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

A Nice hotel in a very central location. The rooms are fine, the pool area might need a renovation though. The staff is very nice And professional. The breakfast is a bit basic. It could have more fresh fruits and squeezed orange juices. A good choice though at a good price.

Thank Boris206
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Updated amenities, a nice refuge from the heat and crowds, very friendly and helpful staff. Located next to lots of restaurants and shopping and a 15 minute walk from the town beach. Yummy buffet breakfast. We would go back in a heartbeat and highly recommend for anyone.

Thank Linnea E
Trondheim, Norway
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49 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

My husband and I stayed at this hotel this July (2016) together with friends. We really enjoyed our stay here. We had a clean room, an då it was cleaned every day. The beds even slept good, something I don't often experience. The cleaning lady on the third floor was SO friendly! There was no noise from outside either. With... More 

Thank Jojanneke B
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41 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We arrived @Fortezza on the 24th of July 2016 and we did not have many options where to stay so we just asked randomly. The hotel is well placed in Rethimnos and anywhere you go you always end up at the street of the hotel. We payed 99euros for a standard room (breakfast included). The room was crystal clean (props... More 

Thank Besa I
Kristiansand, Norway
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

It's a while since I stayed here, but the rooms are nice and clean, and the staff is really friendy and helpful. Opposite the hotel there is a supermarket, there are car rental, and resturants almost next to the hotel. The hotel is in the older part of town, and the streets has a lot of charm.

Thank lroy89
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42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

As an able bodied couple we have visited Fortezza many times and love it. This year we took and elderly relative who has difficulty walking and for whom stairs are very difficult.We contacted the hotel by email to let them know this in the hope of there being full disabled access to all areas and in the bedroom. On arrival... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Fortezza is situated in the center of the old town of Rethymno. Its central position on the beautiful island of Crete, allows easy access to its natural beauties. Only 100m from the port and the archeological sites and 300m from the longest sandy beach. Hotel Fortezza is fully renovated in 2011, where someone may taste the world famous Cretan hospitality. It is owned and managed by the family Markos Liodakis since 1989 caring and willing along with the hospitable and well-trained staff, to make your staying as enjoyable as unforgettable. Capacity: 50 rooms and 3 suites, traditionally furnished, air-condition, plasma TV, bathroom hair dryer, bathtub, and telephone. Facilities: swimming pool, restaurant air-conditioned, two bars, snack, TV room playing cards room and table tennis, 24 hour guarded parking with charge. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fortezza Hotel

Address: 16 Melissinou Ioanni, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Rethymnon Prefecture > Rethymnon
Price Range: $93 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Fortezza Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 54
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Fortezza Hotel Rethymnon, Crete
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#31 Romantic Hotel in Rethymnon
#38 Family Hotel in Rethymnon
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“The poolside view is better then street view as all you would see is a supermarket across the road.”
 of 5 bubbles 447paulinei, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“double rooms poolside are the best, street side is a little busy.”
 of 5 bubbles MichielR181, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“can be a bit noisy in the rooms that face the street”
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 of 5 bubbles lroy89, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“try the rooms on the 3rd floor facing the pool area”
 of 5 bubbles Doru1980, 16 May 2016 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking the pool are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles ClouddancerNewport, 16 Oct 2015 | Read review
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