Went with my wife and 2 kids, aged 3 and 6. Although we went at the end of September, it was still rather warm, about 33-34 degrees centigrade, the first week.
The pools were quite nice, with sloping bottoms, which is nice for small children. The only drawback was that the pools were a bit cold, more than you would have expected when the sun was beaming down. The sea felt warm in comparison.
We chose the All Inclusive (first time with AI) option, and the selection of drinks were quite good, but the snacks were too much limited in variety (hot dogs, fries, sandwich) and time (a few hours before and after lunch) to be top notch.
Breakfast was good, with plenty to choose from (although I missed "real" orange juice). The lunch and dinner buffets were plentiful, although a bit repetitive. The interior in the buffet restaurant was more like a canteen than a regular restaurant, which is somewhat displeasing. Beer and red/white wine on self-serve tap was good though. Since children under 12 eat/drink free when the adults have the AI, it's still good value for the money, but I expect there are many better AI resorts when it comes to food/drinks and the general ambiance.
As far as child activities go, the selection was really good. Some activities you had to pay for, but most were free.
As a whole, the resort felt a bit too big. You really notice that the resort was once two separate hotels, now joined. If you live at Helios, it's quite some distance to the other end of the resort, for instance if you want to join some child activities at Athena.
I would recommend this hotel primarily for families with children (not so strange since that is the target audience), and the vacation as a whole was very good. The hotel lies next to the beach and is well maintained.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the best family resort of beautiful Rhodes island! 40 years Sunwing Kallithea Beach has been and is one of the most popular family hotels in Rhodes. Sunwing Kallithea Beach has six pools in two different areas, including water slides - which is guaranteed to get every kid's favorite hangout during the holidays and of course pools for children. Sunwing Kallithea Beach has 549 apartments and can fulfil the requests of all of our customers. In Fino Restaurant & Grill and Costas Kitchen we serve Mediterranean flavors and international dishes. In the evenings, you can relax with a refreshing drink in the Lime Bar, while enjoying our professional stage shows. In our Fitness & Spa, you can choose from a wide range of fitness classes and beauty treatments, plus you can work out in our Gym. For those loving jogging, there is 1,6km long jogging route going around the hotel area. We have of course our Lollo & Bernie Mini Land for children activities plus our Teen Lounge for children over 8 years old. Free and fast Wi-Fi available in all rooms and public areas. Sunwing Kallithea Beach is located 5km from Rhodes town center. There are local busses passing very often every day and taxi station is located outside of the hotel. Welcome to Sunwing Kallithea Beach to feel the greek hospitality and to enjoy our facilites which have something to offer to everybody! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sunwing Kallithea Beach Rhodes, Greece