Had a relaxing week at this hotel between 31 Aug and 7 Sep. Overall I would rate it quite highly. Everyone has a different perspective of course but I will set out as honestly as I can the pros, cons and other information you might find useful.
The hotel is set one street back from the coast road. There are dozens of shops and bars within a few hundred yards. Noise wasnt an issue for us(subject to below) but we had a room at the back of the hotel and not facing the road.
You are 100 yards away from a beautiful (but pebbly) beach. Worth strolling down there just for the sunset. The land you can see over the sea is mainland Turkey.
300 yards away is the very northern tip of the island and a much sandier (and 4x busier beach). Plenty of good sunbeds under fixed umbrellas are available (8 euros for 2 beds all day on the pebbly beach). Plenty of toilets and beach bars around.
From the tip follow the coast and you will get to the Old Town (maybe half a mile). Before you get there you pass the entrance to the old harbour and the gap which the Collosus of Rhodes once bridged. Further along is the jetty where the various cruise boats are berthed.
The hotel is fairly modern and VERY clean. There are 6 floors and the rooms all appear to be the same. We had twin beds pushed together and yes they are quite low, maybe 2/3 the normal height. Plenty of wardrobe and drawer space (hangers in the wardrobes). There is a free unstocked fridge in every room and each room has air conditioning which you control via a remote. Safe in the wardrobe (didnt use it but it was key operated and presumably there is a fee). No ironing facilities. No kettle. Small balcony area. If you want a view then I guess the top floor is the way to go. Small (portable size) television. The only English channel available is BBC World News. Maybe a dozen other foreign channels in different languages but nothing you will recognise.
Bathroom was immaculate. Rooms are cleaned every day and plenty of fresh towels are povided. There is a wall mounted hairdryer in there which isnt very powerful (my wife says awful). There is a bath and a very good hand held shower. No way of hanging the shower head up anywhere I'm afraid but it does the job.
Electricity is powered in the usual way by sticking the key fob in a hole in the wall.
BE WARNED. Get a room as high up as you can. If you are offered rooms 19 to 24 create a fuss. They are on the ground floor between the bar and the pool. Every noise from the bar and the (early start) cleaners filters through them. We were given room 23, We lasted 1 night before being moved to the 3rd floor. If you are offered those rooms, ask for a move immediately.
Despite what you might read, there is enough room around the pool. It was lovely and peaceful when we were there. Plenty of places to catch the sun and plenty to avoid it. 15 fixed umbrellas plus a couple of shaded areas, 75 moveable, material covered, sunbeds. The pool is nice, not big admittedly but plenty big enough for the number of people around it. You can certainly have a reasonable swim in it. 3 foot deep at one end, 6 foot the other. There is also a small jacuzzi pool (switch on the wall past the steps) There are signs saying dont reserve beds but a handful always do. Even so, at say 11 am every day we were there, beds were available. Maybe 4 times in a week we saw people who couldnt find a bed.
Plentiful, fresh and more choice than many other hotels I have stayed in. Fresh fruit, fresh bread, loads of salad and hot food for all meals. Always bacon and eggs etc available at breafast. Big dessert section, help yourself icecream etc Couples are asked to sit on the tables for 2, some of which are next to each other, but it isnt too intrusive. Some people ignore it. Men are asked to wear long trousers to dinner. 80% do. Others ignored it all week. They dont seem to care if you dont. You wont be disappointed with the food. Some advice, avoid the queue for the start of dinner (7pm). Go and have a quiet drink in the bar, give it 20 mins then go in. Much more civilised!
Breakfast 8 -11, lunch 1-2.30, dinner 7-9.30 Cold snacks and sandwiches free in the corner of the bar (I say free, we were all inclusive).
90% are non British. Mostly German, French, Norwegian and Belgian. Mostly middle aged but some younger guests as well. That may be entirely down to when we went. If you want a quiet time of course, this mix is ideal.
Bar and Staff
Staff are helpful and friendly. The draft Beer is acceptable and served in half pint chilled glasses. The usual cocktails and soft drinks. The wine was just about ok. You take plastic cups to the pool. Tea and coffee always there. They will bring all these drinks to you in the Restaurant.
Greek dancing on Sunday night. Karaoke on a Wednesday. That's it. Full stop. There are 2 communal TVs but nothing to watch. There is NO wireless internet, forget what the brochure says, it doesnt work. There is a weak signal somewhere but it is impossible to connect to and I tried all over the hotel. There are no wireless alternatives so do not depend on it. There are 3 wired internet PCs you can use - 1 euro gets you 20 mins. Kids will be bored if you stay here. If you want a peaceful holiday (I read 7 books in a week) it is perfect.
* very clean and quiet
* good location
* good food
* friendly staff
* nice pool area
* no wireless
* nothing to do for the kids
* no English tv other than bbc world news
* no views
* small pool
* tin pot rules they dont enforce. Just makes people who follow them annoyed with those who dont (and the hotel)
Would we go again? For a week yes, definitely. We paid a little over £1k for all inclusive and it was excellent value.
Is it 4*? No. 3.5 tops. Needs guaranteed internet access, better TVs and channel choice, better quality drinks, more to do in the communal area and more entertainment. And that is just to go to 4.
Outside of the hotel prices are a little steep, Beer ranged from 2.50 to over 4.00 euros a pint (local). There is plenty of choice and I am sure enough for most budgets. Note the airport on the way back is VERY limited. There is ONE food and drink outlet (over 5 euros for a sandwich, 3.50 for a pastie) and only a duty free shop (nothing like W H Smith etc).
If you have already booked you will enjoy iyour stay. If you havent then this is a very good choice (if you get the right price).
I've added photos of the rooms, pool and bar area which my wife said would have been nice to see before we went (hence the hairdryer!!)
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