We have recently returned from an all inclusive week stay as this lovely hotel. The review is entitled 'something for everyone' as it really is that. The complex is one of three separate hotels along a beautiful stretch of coastline, in a fairly remote location, with direct access to the beach. It took us 1 hr 45 mins by coach to get there. It is staggered along an incline with rooms over 5 blocks and pools to suit all requirements. We ended up in the middle pool near to the central amenities as it wasn't too far from our room. Food and drink is never too far away and you can book the Italian and Greek restaurants as many times you want. If you want to be entertained then the multi-lingual entertainment crew really do their utmost with organised activities for all ages to keep your brain ticking along. They even do the performances in the arena at night! Our teenagers loved the club!
The on-site shop is excellent for getting anything from cigarettes to goodies to take home. There is also a clothes shop and jewellery shop for the little luxuries. Please note that under their license they can only sell each person 3 packets of cigarettes per week, so stocks are limited.
There is also a chargeable train which does a round trip to take you to the nearby village - which is really touristy but has more amenities!
For those who like a bit of culture - I would recommend you get a car and explore the Island to include Rhodes Town, Lindos and even down to the North where there is a windsurfing paradise (we didn't get down there). There are plenty of petrol stations along the way!
Things we loved. The complex really did its utmost to cater for couples and families alike. Our highlights were having cocktails on the terrace of an evening and the service was excellent. The hotel was also very clean and it does get a nice breeze which cools you from the heat of the sun.
Things we didn't like - the same three music tracks were played all the time at the bars, it really became monotonous - they should have had a nice piano player or live singer to break it up.
The food was basic and always in sauces, even though granted there was a lot of choice. If you liked pasta and salad and chips you were really happy! Compared to all inclusive in say Spain - we felt the food was substandard in places (no fresh fish or prawns etc) and the really strong smell of cooking (like tapenade) did put you off at times.
There weren't enough sun beds around the pools,even though there was pace, so we had to get up early to reserve our spot!
There was a terrible leak coming from the ceiling into the indoor pool which was a really high healthy and safety risk. We didn't go back.
Also even though there were water slides, our teenage children only went once as they said that the water at the bottom was really shallow and it was dangerous.
The hotel is beautifully presented, but the rubble track approach, doesn't set a nice first impression - much of Rhodes is very unfinished, but it at times does add to its character.
Overall we would recommend the hotel. After a week we were glad to come home and we don't think we would return to the same hotel again. We do hold a lovely memory though and would recommend this choice for the reasons above.
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- Adults Only Lindos Imperial Suites ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lindos Imperial Hotel Kiotari
- Iberostar Hotel Lindos Imperial
- Lindos Imperial Resort & Spa Rhodes/Kiotari