I visited the Louise Colossos hotel in Rhodes for a week at the end of May with my mother in law. The staff were all very friendly and welcoming (particularly the younger girls on reception) and our Cosmos travel rep was fantastic! Josh really went out of his way to ensure we had a brilliant holiday and I want to thank him very much for generally being excellent at his job! I do however feel the hotel let itself down on a few things, so have comprised a list of top tips to better future guest's experiences at the resort.
1. Learn to speak Russian, as around 90% of the guests come from Russia.
2. Learn how to use the restaurant microwave on the first day to avoid having to eat lukewarm food for the duration of your stay.
3. Don't bother setting in an abroad plan on your phone because Rhodes hasn't cottoned on to 3G yet.
4. Don't expect to travel by boat if you book the Rhodes ferry, as our return journey was by coach!
5. Abolish any high hopes of excellent cocktails in the all inclusive package, because there's no wow factor. Plus if you don't like beer, don't order cocktails as it seems to be a key element in all of them!
6. Add at least 10 minutes on to your journey of getting from your room to any other floor as the lifts take a ridiculously long time.
7. If you expect a jacuzzi to be hot, you will be disappointed as the spa only seemed to operate one at sub zero temperatures.
8. Take a tonne of change if you want to go n the beach at all as sunbeds are €3 per person each day.
9. Under no circumstances wear heels to Old Rhodes Town! It results in disaster!
10. Be extra cautious when getting on public buses as the drivers don't tend to check whether passengers are in the door before closing them. It's quite embarrassing to be trapped in a door infringement of a bus full of Greeks!
11. Make sure you get to the afternoon tea and cakes room as soon as the doors open as the other guests often take buckets full of cake back to their tables and once it's gone, it's gone.
On the other hand however, should you have an allergy or intolerance, the chefs were extremely helpful and accommodating. Furthermore, the man in the gym gave excellent massages! We even went back for a second in our weeks stay. Also, although the Asian Resturant and beach bar were not open when they were advertised to be, when it did open the beach bar served a great lunch which we thoroughly enjoyed. Finally, watersports at hotel were fantastic and there was a great selection.
Overall, minus the above disappointments, I will definitely consider visiting the Louise Colossos hotel again in the not so distant future!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This place is temporarily closed due to renovation. It will reopen in 2018. Amada Colossos Resort, a new colossal project in the island of Rhodes is opening Summer 2017 to offer the ultimate experience of Ultra All Inclusive. With 699 luxurious rooms and suites, villas and swim up rooms at the front of one of the most beautiful beaches of Rhodes. A worldwide gastronomical experience with 16 restaurants and bars including but not limited to an authentic Greek, Italian and an Asian themed restaurants, 6 swimming pools, 3 clubs for children and teenagers and one of the largest water parks in a hotel resort will complete the experience of a holiday larger than life. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Louis Colossos Beach Faliraki
- Hotel Louis Colossos Beach
- Louis Colossos Beach Hotel
- Amada Colossos Resort Rhodes, Greece