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Accommodation : Hotels

Name: Rimondi Boutique Hotel

Related: Crete, Rethymno

Location: Greece

Located in historic centre of the medieval city of Rethymnon, Crete, Rimondi Boutique Hotels, a member of Trésor Hotels is a romantic hotel within the old medieval streets, close to the market, the restaurants and tavernas, and the picturesque harbour with its pristine beach.

Rimondi is named after the Venetian commander of the town of Rethymno -Alvise Rimondi- who constructed the Rimondi fountain in 1626 in order to partially cover the water demands of the city and today it is worthy of our admiration in a beautiful location in Platanos square in the old Venetian quarter of Rethymno. The Hotel is situated in the heart of the medieval old town of Rethymno adjacent to its most important monuments, such as the Fortezza (the Venetian Fort), the Loggia, the Fountain Rimondi and the Church of St.Francis.

The hotel consists of two distinct building units restored and renovated during two different phases with a 20 year long gap between them. The two units are positioned opposite to each other. Pallazo Rimondi boasts 20 rooms and maisonettes. Rimondi Estate presents guests with 13 luxury suites. Together, they form the Rimondi Boutique Hotels.

The two owners -who are also architects themselves- had the vision to preserve and project the local history of the buildings, to highlight their historical and cultural significance, to cherish their interesting architectural elements and, thus, to successfully create a specimen of legendary accommodation which could truly convey its eclectic guests to a voyage back in time. The envisaged project took 25 years to reach completion.

Palazzo Rimondi is partially hosted within a building which dates back to the Venetian occupation of Crete (1200 – 1600 AD) and bearing obvious influences from the Renaissance. There followed a series of phases of elaborate construction in the form of building additions during the Turkish Occupation, as well as, during the 19th and 20th century.

Nowadays, its outdoor spaces are colored in the distinctive shades of pale pink and Sienna ochre which are typically characteristic of the Renaissance. The sensational balance between the old and the new, creates an outmost idyllic and relaxing atmosphere which evolves around the large, central yard boasting a pebble floor and a romantic styled swimming pool. Palazzo Rimondi’s 20 atmospheric rooms and maisonettes comprise the ideal accommodation selection for eclectic travelers visiting Rethymno and Crete who wish to combine their sun and sea holiday with a unique contact to the local history.

The aristocratic aura of the Medieval quarter of Rethymno is successfully reflected on Rimondi Estate which offers luxurious 5* accommodation and personalized concierge services. Sense the tranquility, the privacy and the total relaxation you are seeking for, in this accommodation heaven consisting of 13 sophisticated and luxury suites, a private garden and a swimming pool with waterfall. Rimondi Estate, a heaven of serenity, an accommodation choice boasting ounces of enchantment and elegance with outmost respect towards history and tradition. A fabulous way to escape and travel back in time.

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