Rinela Beach Resort & Spa is an all-inclusive destination celebrated among families and couples. It facilities go beyond 24/7 front desk, bridge room, bilingual staff and currency exchange and the services and hospitality is amicable. There are three main restaurants and six bars, six pools with water slides and mini club, wellness and a wide range of recreational facilities.
Rinela Beach Resort & Spa features 441 guestrooms, divided into family, seafront and sea & garden views rooms. Tailored to offer guests a memorable and a pleasant stay, these accommodations include en suite with amenities, private balcony, and bedroom with either double or twin beds. Extra bed and crib are additional facilities you may request at the front desk, but few standard features to name are mini bar, hairdryer, TV with satellite, phone, WiFi internet, air conditioning/heating system, and safe deposit—note that you might have to locally pay to use some of the facilities. However, the hotel provides extra amenities and services to VIP guests, such as room service from 7am to 12am, luxury bath amenities, refill of mini bar and etc. Housekeeping is a daily feature so are fresh towels and linens.
Food, Drink and Entertainment
Restaurants and cafes featured in the hotel include a main restaurant that serves breakfast (7am to 10am), lunch 12:30pm to 2:30pm) and dinner (6:30pm to 9:30pm) in international buffet style—separate kid’s buffet and kid’s corner and smoking area are available. It further houses an a la carte Chinese restaurant that opens for dinner from 6:30pm to 9:0pm and a snack bar that serves lunch (12:30pm to 2:30pm) and dinner (6:30pm to 9:30pm). As for beverages, there is Café Rinela (10am to 12am), the Main Bar (5pm to 12am), Major Pool Bar (10am to 6pm), Petit Pool Bar (10am to 6pm), Beach Bar (10am to 6pm), and Theatre Bar (7pm to 12am). These bars not only serve beer and wine, but an array of cocktails and mocktails, shakes and juices, ice cream and cakes (not in all bars) and other local and non-alcoholic drinks. Also do check out the Kiosk show cooking located next to the Petit Pool Bar—village women cook scrumptious traditional Greek food and you do not want to miss them. The hotel also offers early breakfast and lunch baskets, and do ensure that you need to make reservation for a la carte dinner.
Sports, Games and Entertainment
The hotel houses six swimming pools, including kid’s paddle pools—3 seawater and 3 freshwater. There are two water slides, and plenty of parasols and loungers (beach towels with extra cost)—food and drinks are served around the pools. Everyday numerous pool games are organised such as aqua aerobic, water gymnasium, fitness programmes, water polo and more. Other recreational facilities you can anticipate are 2 tennis courts, table tennis, basketball court, billiards, darts, and other board and cards games. Look further for beach volleyball, canoeing, pedal boating, windsurfing and other water recreational activities—water ski, banana boat, jet-ski and diving are available but they come with an additional fee. Kids between the ages of 4 and 12 years can join the mini club where tons of workshops and fun activities are conducted by a professional team. For relaxation, do visit the deluxe spa where scores of reflexology therapies, massages and beauty treatments are offered—there is an indoor pool. And in the evening, the animation team brings forth a wide variety of entertaining programmes, such as live music, cultural events, DJ parties and other shows.
Built right on the beach in Kokkini Hani Village (Crete), Rinela Beach Resort & Spa is a five-star property, a part of Mitsis Hotels. Renovated in 2010, this seafront resort is 12 km from the Heraklion city centre. You will find shopping and eating destinations around the hotel, but the best is to visit Heraklion for more options. The beach is one of the main attractions with tons of motorised and non-motorised water sports, but you can also try land excursions—do approach the travel desk. Knossos (20 km),Natural History Museum of Crete (20 km), Heraklion Archaeological Museum (14 km), and Heraklion fortress (14 km) are few places of interests you can visit during you stay. There are also many seaside towns and villages you can visit, ideal for a day trip—the Heraklion Airport N is 10 km from the hotel.
Distance to Beach: 10 metres
Time to Beach (walking): 1 minute
Distance to Shops and Restaurants: 12 km
Time to Shops and Restaurants (driving): 17 minutes