Rethymno Mare Royal

  • Distance to International Airport of Heraklion (Nikos Kazantzakis) 66Km
  • Distance to Heraklion city 64Km
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Private beach area
  • Free WiFi
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans
TripAdvisor Traveller rating:
269 reviews

The 5 star Rethymno Mare Royal Hotel is situated in the village of Scaleta, about 11 km from the centre of Rethymnon. Just 100 m from the hotel lies the beautiful beach, and the ... Continue reading

The 5 star Rethymno Mare Royal Hotel is situated in the village of Scaleta, about 11 km from the centre of Rethymnon. Just 100 m from the hotel lies the beautiful beach, and the city of Scaleta has several restaurants, bars and shops to explore.

For the guests' convenience there is also a regular bus service from the hotel to Rethymnon, Chania and Heraklion, allowing them to explore the famous island of Crete. The international airport of Heraklion is about 70 km from the hotel.


  • Bicycle rental (surcharge)
  • Billiards
  • Children's playground
  • Entertainment staff
  • Evening entertainment
  • Games room
  • Massage
  • Nightclub/DJ
  • Private beach area
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court

Other facilities

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


  • Air conditioning
  • Car hire
  • Family rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Lift
  • Room service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Shops (on site)
  • Shuttle service (surcharge)

All Inclusive


  • Breakfast, American, Restaurant (Dionyssos Restaurant (buffet & live cooking)), Daily: 07:30 - 10:00.
  • Early Breakfast, Continental, Restaurant (Dionyssos Restaurant (at any time before 7:30)), Daily.
  • Late Breakfast, Continental, Restaurant (Dionyssos Restaurant), Daily: 10:00 - 11:00.
  • Lunch, Restaurant (Dionyssos Restaurant (buffet & live cooking)), Daily: 12:30 - 14:30.
  • Dinner, Restaurant (Dionyssos Restaurant (buffet & live cooking, 3 theme nights per week - Italian, BBQ, Greek)), Daily: 19:00 - 21:30.
  • Dinner, Restaurant (Dionyssos Restaurant (children´s dinner buffet style)), Daily: 19:00 - 21:30.
  • Dinner, Restaurant (Jasmine Cretan Menu Restaurant (from May till October, no extra charge)), Daily: 19:30 - 22:00.
  • Snacks, Snack Bar (Poseidon Pool Snack Bar (Sandwiches, pizza, Ice Cream & Yogurt)), Daily: 14:30 - 17:00.
  • Snacks, Snack Bar (Apollon Pool Snack Bar (sandwiches, toasts, pizza, hot dog, hamburgers, fresh fruits, Ice Cream & yogurt) ), Daily: 11:00 - 17:00.
  • Snacks, Beach Bar (Anemos Beach Bar (Sandwiches, pizza, fresh fruits, & Yogurt) ), Daily: 11:00 - 17:00.
  • Afternoon Tea; Coffee Break, Snack Bar (Apollon Pool Snach Bar (Variety cakes, cookies, Chocolate & Sugar Donuts)), Daily: 16:00 - 17:00.


  • Pool Bar (Poseidon Pool Snack Bar (soft drinks, mineral water, fruit juices, local wine,retsina, beer, champagne, coffees, tea , spirits (Vodka-Gin-Rum-Whiskey-Tequila-Brandies – Oyzo – Raki - Long Drinks - Local Liquors) and cocktails ), Daily: 14:30 - 23:30.
  • Pool Bar (Apollon Pool Snack Bar (Soft drinks, mineral water, fruit juices, local wine, retsina , beer, champagne, coffees, tea , spirits (Vodka-Gin-Rum-Whiskey-Tequila-Brandies – Oyzo – Raki - Long Drinks - Local Liquors) and cocktails ), Daily: 10:00 - 18:00.
  • Lobby Bar (Artemis Lobby Bar (cocktails , international drinks, champagne , Soft drinks, fruit juices, local wine, retsina, beer, spirits (Vodka – Gin – Rum – Whiskey – Tequila -Brandies – Oyzo – Raki - Long Drinks - Local Liquors), Tea, coffee), Daily: 17:00 - 00:00.
  • Beach Bar (Anemos Beach Bar (Soft drinks, mineral water, fruit juices, local wine, retsina & beer, Brandies -Oyzo - Raki-, champagne, coffees, tea ), Daily: 10:00 - 18:00.


  • Tennis; Volleyball; Table Tennis; Games; Animation; Boccia; Darts; Aerobics; Archery.


Room facilities

The Rethymno Mare Royal has a total of 56 superior rooms, junior suites and 1 bedroom suites. All rooms are luxuriously furnished with a private bathroom, balcony, telephone, hairdryer, satellite flat screen TV, individual air-conditioning, safety deposit box, fridge, bathrobes, slippers and tea & coffee making facilities.

Mineral water and fruit are available in the room free of charge upon arrival.

Other Information

Conference facilities, mini market, free Wi-Fi in public areas, billiards (extra charge), room service (extra charge), massages (extra charge), jewelery shop

Price Overview

The prices shown below show the cheapest holiday offers for the Rethymno Mare Royal in Rethymnon. Please use the price links to see all holiday deals available for that month.

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Payment Options

Payment options accepted:

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.

To make booking a holiday at Rethymno Mare Royal in Rethymnon easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Rethymno Mare Royal with a low deposit holiday option, please click the "Price and Availability" button above.

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.

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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.


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 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.


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.


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 = £0.87

This week's weather forecast

Patchy rain possible
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Today: Tue 24 Jan
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Wed 25 Jan
Light rain shower
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Thu 26 Jan
Light drizzle
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Fri 27 Jan
8°C Low 4°C
Sat 28 Jan

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Questions and Answers about Rethymno Mare Royal

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Hello, The airport is 81km from the resort. Regards

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By Leanne, team member

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The hotel is 21 miles for Chania Airport,
Regards Sally

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Hello Julie
We do not have the rates for this as it is something offered only at the hotel on arrival and is subject to change

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Hi Julie, this is something you will be offered upon check in.

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