We don’t have much to say than Rhodos is fantastic. There are several nice places to visit, such as Rhodos Old town, Kalithea springs, Lindos Village. Good and local food can be found at Psinthos Hotel. For renting a car, we used colossus rent a car, their cars are in good conditions and their prices are very reasonable!
Travel operator: first choice
Large complex, very clean but decor very tired. 1970s style carpeting in rooms did not help.
My daughter had a broken ankle and room allocated initially was very cramped and quite a distance from lifts. The Hotel was very accomodating and moved us to a larger more spacious room on request. As mentioned in other posts, the lifts were small and very slow. I always prefer to take the stairs but with my daughter in a wheelchair had to suffer them and be prepared for pushing in and long waits. Also on one occasion they had broken down and my daughter had to shuffle on her bum down 6 flights of stairs rather than wait for them to be fixed!
Food is good and caters for all. Chinese selection at lunch time was good and made a change to the usual cuisine.
Location was excellent, short walk down to the beach, swimming area of sea is a little stony and shelves quite steeply so be careful.
Staff at the hotel were polite and in general very helpful.
If you are looking for Entertainment in the evening however, then this is not for you. It was very poor. For starters the team needed more than the one mic provided for them. Any distance from the stage and you could not hear the dialogue. Some of the gestures on stage were in my view offensive and it did not help when the team was made up of volunteers from the guests staying. Having witnessed animation teams on many occasions at different accomodations this has to rate as the worst I have seen.
If staying on site the evenings can become daunting as there is very little for older / teenage children to do aprt from hang around the pool tables / arcade area.
Regarding facilities, if you plan to use the gym for running then you'll have to try the beach! The bike machines were broken and the running machine did not exist. However the video playing in the hotel advertising the accomodation shows a woman running on a running machine, plus two table tennis tables in another area, when there was only one.
Tennis courts a plenty but for the first few days, one pair of extremely poor racquets were available with toyshop tennis balls that did not bounce! They had invested in some more racquets and balls by the time we left (probably due to complaints) but my advice would be to bring your own tennis equipment.
Plus, if you are a runner then if you run along the beach from the hotel to Faliraki, be careful when running on the wooden slats as there is potential to trip and do some damage. One guest at the hotel experienced this misfortune.
Travel operator: Thomson
the choice of food was ok, breakfast was quite poor but lunch time was excellent. Wine and beer was on tap as was the usual soft drinks, but it did lack a cocktail menu.
The staff were brilliant from the hotel but what can i say about the animation team!!!! Well here goes: inexperienced, un-entertaining, not at all funny, no routines or costumes, but they did try!
location of this hotel was excellent a water park was just on the doorstep, taxi cabs available over the road and for 12 euro only a 20 minute ride to rhodes town which is lovely but expensive as the euro at the moment isn't very good. the beach was shingle and ok and you did have to pay for a sunbed. The sea was lovely but became quite deep very quickly and it was alot warmer than the hotel pools! We did have a lovely time but we were glad we only went for a week.
Travel operator: first choice
food was great there was something to suit everyone
location was perfect and my wife and i would recomend this hotel to anyone we have travelled all over the world and not found a better hotel for friendliness
or food better presented
Travel operator: thomas cook
The main reception areas, toilets, bars, restaurants were immaculately clean as was our room. The bathroom was a comfortable size with hairdryer, toilet, bath with overhead shower.
The bedroom looked to have been newly decorated and tiled. With three single beds in the room, a dressing table, 2 chairs, a table and a large wardrobe, it was a bit cramped but this didn't worry us as we spent little time in it.
The maids came in to make the beds and leave towels every day.
We were on the next to top floor overlooking the sea so it was lovely to wake in a morning and step out onto the balcony. Three plastic chairs and table out there if you wanted to sit and sip a glass of ouzo!
The food was excellent with a massive selection. I defy anyone to go hungry at this hotel. Beer, wine on tap in the large restaurants to help yourself to. The carvery was especially good with all the meats being well-cooked, tender and delicious. Ice-cream and desserts were good too. Can't fault the food in any way.
We only made it to the beach BBQ and Chinese once as they closed it down shortly after we arrived because the hotel was due to close down for the season. This was a bit disappointing as we felt we'd paid for the use, but I suppose if there aren't that many guests left they can't really keep all the eateries open.
The pools were very clean as was the surrounding area. Sunbeds weren't a problem as we went late season.
We paid to use the jacuzzi/sauna etc which passed an afternoon nicely!
Be aware that the lifts in the hotel only hold 6 people (though there're 3 lifts on each floor)so at peak times there can be a bit of a wait...but hey, take the stairs!
The only let-down was the entertainment. The Animation Team work really hard, but only appeared for an hour long show at 10pm when they mimed and danced about. By the third day we didn't even bother watching them and as there's nothing else going on (except Sky Sports with the sound turned down) the evenings can drag if you don't want to drink or play pool/the slot machines/cards. We tended to go out of an evening into Faliraki.
Because of some poor reviews of this hotel, I was a little worried about going, but I needn't have been - altogether a good holiday and yes, I would go back again.
Travel operator: Thomson
Travel operator: First Choice
Travel operator: thomson
We were allocated a room on the 4th floor which was ok and clean of the newer part of the hotel ( the original being built in 1977 and well outdated). This wasn't a problem at first as we arrived at 05.00 hours. It wasn't until the hotel started getting busy that the lifts became a problem. 3 lifts for 7 floors. Long waits with a child in a pushchair.
We had reports of guests getting up at 04.30 to get a sunbed round the pool which I can well believe as when we got down there at 08.00 ish there were not at all left. You can hire the beds on the beach for 3 euros each and children dont pay.
The beach is full of pebbles and shingles and you will definatley need shoes for the sea. Quite clean beach though.
The food was good if not repetitive with the options of chinese buffet,b b q and the buffet resturaunt which gave you plenty of choice.
Entertainment was poor but the team did try their best to put on a good variety but not to our taste.
In all a good hotel with the usual problems encountered in this type of accomodation and the staff are pleasant enough in dealing with you.
Would go to Rhodes again but not this hotel.
Travel operator: first choice
We were not to bothered by this but when we emerged out of the lift our hearts sank. The carpets were very badly stained on route to our room and their was graffiti on the wall which they had tried to remove. This is supposed to be a 4 star hotel.
The rooms were very dated and had obviously been used previously for self catering. we were very disappointed. Due to some inclement weather when everyone was forced to be indoors the hotel literally stank of cigarette smoke. I do not mind people smoking usually but this made you feel sick.
The food was OK and we had no complaints on that score. The swimming pools were nice but the water was very cold. The entertainment was not very good but the animation team did put their hearts and souls into it and the children seemed to love them.
The hotel was outside Faliraki which you could walk into but was on a very busy main road. Better to get a taxi. We had days out in old Rhodes town which we absolutely loved and also to Lindos which we liked very much. We enjoyed our holiday overall but would not go back to this hotel.
Travel operator: olympic
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