I have been in this hotel 3 times but the last time in 2012 was horrible! In 2007 it was one of my best holidays but the standard of the hotel has certainly decreased (especially regarding the food). The hotel was mostly clean, the room we got on our arrival was basically under the level of the road and we had to enter it through the balcony door! Next day we changed it to a room on the 2nd floor but it also had its flaws: smells coming from the kitchen and noise from a tube which was attached to the outside of the building near our window. The TV channels were non-existing.
We had family-all-inclusive which meant that we could have some fake coke, fanta, water, bad wine or metaxa to lunch or dinner (only till 9 pm after that it was payed). The afternoon snack were some tea cookies and canned fruit (not enough for all guests). Breakfast included some bread, store bread, milk, 2 types of ham, 1 cheese, tomatoes. Lunch and dinner were the poorest. One or 2 types of salads, pasta, sometimes french fries, one type of fish and meat. The worst thing was that we could see how the food which remained from breakfast/lunch/previous day was recycles!!! If we had sausage for breakfast we were sure to find it also for lunch with cabbage and then for dinner with pasta. If pasta from lunch remained they just put some sauce on it, baked it in the oven and the dish was ready. I felt like I am in some bad weight-loss camp! We also had to buy our own water at supermarket.
The beach however was very nice and the water was quite warm and we enjoyed it. On the other hand, you have to walk on a dusty road for at least 5 - 10 minutes to get there. On the way you have to pass garbage bins from the other hotel which stink so much that you have to breath through your towel.
The WiFi is payed but you can access it for free from the kids playground area near the hotel supermarket.
The hotel is about 5 minutes by bus from the capital city Rhodes. From the hotel you can also go for a walk and go shopping but there are not that many shops that you would be interested to go there every day. There were no animations during our stay (the and of August, beginning of September) and they said because its already the end of the summer season but all the hotels in the area had great animation programs so we went there from time to time.
I would go back just because of the sea but not to this hotel!
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