Palazzo Vecchio Exclusive Residence

  • Distance to Heraklion International airport 84Km
  • Distance to Rethymno center 2Km
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans

The hotel building is at the edge of the old town of Rethymno, at a short distance from the Venetian fortress "Fortezza" and close to the impressive building dated from the ... Continue reading

The hotel building is at the edge of the old town of Rethymno, at a short distance from the Venetian fortress “Fortezza” and close to the impressive building dated from the Ottomans time, which used to be the Administration centre during the 19th Century and today it is the Prefecture of Rethymnon. Palazzo Vecchio Exclusive Residence was built in the 15th Century, in the days of the Venetians and is located in the mediaeval city of Rethymno below the Venetian Fortress Fortezza, 50 meters from the Mediterranean Sea. It used to be the mansion of a powerful Lord of Rethymno, who had his large properties in the countryside and at the same time his main residence in Rethymnon, both to protect himself from the locals as well as to offer his military and civil services to the Venetian Administration. Palazzo Vecchio Exclusive Residence is a shining example of urban architecture as it was during the last Venetian occupation as well as during the early Ottomans years. A very characteristic part of the complex is the oven-house with its impressive chimney. You will feel like you are walking back in time, passing from today to yesterday, ending up in the age of the knights. The hotel features complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, reception with a small bar in the lobby, open 24 hours, a small roman style swimming pool, breakfast buffet, free parking to its guests and complimentary sun beds on sun terrace. Palazzo Vecchio is one of the oldest mansions of Rethymno, a shining example of Venetian urban architecture. The hotel consists of 22 Junior Suites, Suites and Maisonettesand has been restored with skill, taste and respect to its history. It has recently been restored elaborately and with great attention to its history and renovated. The cautious interventions have its authentic architectural character and its historical grandeur not changed and at the same time they offer the guest comfort, luxury and the sense of uniqueness. All rooms have a double bed, kitchenette with refrigerator, a bathroom with toilet, bathtub and hairdryer, telephone, LCD satellite television, complimentary wireless Internet access, individually regulated air conditioning, a safe with charge and a balcony or small terrace.

Activities

  • Bicycle rental
  • Billiards
  • Diving
  • Fitness centre
  • Games room
  • Hammam
  • Hiking
  • Hot tub/jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Indoor pool (seasonal)
  • Karaoke
  • Library
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Table tennis
  • Water sport facilities (on site)

Other facilities

  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor pool (seasonal)

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Car hire
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Packed lunches
  • Safety deposit box
  • Soundproof rooms
  • WiFi in the business centre at a cost of €4 per hour

Other Information

Location: The hotel building is at the edge of the old town of Rethymno, at a short distance from the Venetian fortress “Fortezza” and close to the impressive building dated from the Ottomans time, which used to be the Administration centre during the 19th Century and today it is the Prefecture of Rethymnon. Your accommodation: Palazzo Vecchio Exclusive Residence was built in the 15th Century, in the days of the Venetians and is located in the mediaeval city of Rethymno below the Venetian Fortress Fortezza, 50 meters from the Mediterranean Sea. It used to be the mansion of a powerful Lord of Rethymno, who had his large properties in the countryside and at the same time his main residence in Rethymnon, both to protect himself from the locals as well as to offer his military and civil services to the Venetian Administration. Palazzo Vecchio Exclusive Residence is a shining example of urban architecture as it was during the last Venetian occupation as well as during the early Ottomans years. A very characteristic part of the complex is the oven-house with its impressive chimney. You will feel like you are walking back in time, passing from today to yesterday, ending up in the age of the knights. The hotel features complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, reception with a small bar in the lobby, open 24 hours, a small roman style swimming pool, breakfast buffet, free parking to its guests and complimentary sun beds on sun terrace. Rooms: Palazzo Vecchio is one of the oldest mansions of Rethymno, a shining example of Venetian urban architecture. The hotel consists of 22 Junior Suites, Suites and Maisonettesand has been restored with skill, taste and respect to its history. It has recently been restored elaborately and with great attention to its history and renovated. The cautious interventions have its authentic architectural character and its historical grandeur not changed and at the same time they offer the guest comfort, luxury and the sense of uniqueness. All rooms have a double bed, kitchenette with refrigerator, a bathroom with toilet, bathtub and hairdryer, telephone, LCD satellite television, complimentary wireless Internet access, individually regulated air conditioning, a safe with charge and a balcony or small terrace. Free Sports / Wellness: Pool. Sport and Wellness fee: Numerous water sports on the beach from local providers. Entertainment / Activities: Numerous entertainment and shopping in the near area. Meals / drinks: Continental breakfast. Official category: ****

Price Overview

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Payment Options

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We do not charge a fee to our customers who use debit cards, but credit cards do incur a fee of 2.5% of the payment value.

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Anyone could be forgiven for mistaking the hugely popular package tour holiday resort town of Rethymnon for a sort of Cretan-inspired theme resort, but the best thing about the town is that its picturesque historic heart is actually genuine. The old town is just that: old, its winding alleys overhung with pretty wooden flower-bedecked balconies flaunt historic Venetian and Turkish architectural influences. Fortunately a recent mad spate of tourist development has left the old town untouched, so it can now delight the many photo-happy visitors and serve as a bustling venue for tavernas, restaurants and souvenir shops. To the east is one of Crete's longest sandy beaches, which has become the target of developers and is lined with apartment blocks and hotels. Excursions are easily made to Heraklion, Chania or the monastery of Arkadhi.

Resort Rating

Scenery

Shopping

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Watersports

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Nightlife

Sightseeing

Beach

Restaurants

Activities

Daily boat excursions are the latest activity in Rethymnon, taking holidaymakers to the beautiful beaches at Bali or Marathi, and include lunch at a local taverna with unlimited wine. Evening cruises are also a popular activity, and there are opportunities for hiking and horseback riding. Sights within the city include the mosque of Sultan Ibrahim Han and the Venetian fortress as well as an archeaological museum.

Restaurants

The inner harbour of Rethymnon sports an array of restaurants perfect for holidaymakers and fish tavernas, many of which are expensive for what they are; the Samaria taverna is more reasonably priced and among the best here, while Famagusta offers a range of food from Greek cuisine to western and Chinese. Better value can be found in the streets around the Rimóndi fountain where there are some old-fashioned cafes serving local fare including delicious helpings of traditional yoghurt and honey. These include Kyria Maria, Agrimia and Othonos, all overlooking the fountain.

Nightlife

Nightlife in Rethymnon ranges from noisy pubs and bars around the inner harbour or inside the old town, to more relaxed bars on the beach where holidaymakers can enjoy the sounds of the sea while sipping on the favourite drink. Fortezza Disco is the flashiest in town, along with other dance clubs like the Metropolis, New York Club and the Opera Club. A new younger bar scene has appeared above the inner harbour around the Platía Plastira, with music bars sporting outdoor terraces.

Shopping

There is an overwhelming amount of gift shops geared towards holidaymakers offering tourist souvenirs, as well as a variety of handicrafts such as pottery, baskets, woodcarving and woven goods. Cretan embroidery can be found at Haroula Spridaki, while various items carved from olive wood are at Olive Tree Wood. Palaiopoleiou offers genuine antiques and old textiles and those interested in modern ceramics and Greek pottery should stop at Omodamos. Self-caterers will find numerous general stores and mini supermarkets scattered about, and there is a daily market below the Porta Guora, as well as a bakery just behind the Rimóndi fountain.

Negatives

Rethymnon doesn't have the ruins and archaeological sites that many Greek holidaymakers expect for such an old city.

Essential Information

Time Zone

Plug Type

Voltage 220V 50Hz
Language: Greek,
Currency: Euro (€)
€1 = £0.81

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Hotel address : Heroon Politechniou & Melissinou, Rethymnon, Crete, Greek Islands, 74131

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