Just returned from a week here, I never usually review hotels but decided this place deserved a great one! Went for a trip with my boyfriend (both 22 y/o) for a week, and booked a 'Honeymoon Suite' with private pool. We rented a car, which I'd definitely recommend so you can explore the island a bit, although driving out there is pretty scary at first! The hotel is about an hour and a half from the airport, presumably this takes longer if you're on a transfer bus. Check-in was quick and you're taken to your room in a little golf buggy, and shown around the resort a bit. The room was great, huge bed, bath/shower, big TV (though not many English channels) and the terrace and private pool were amazing- definitely worth the extra money!
The restaurant 'Medallion' serves a bit of everything- some standard dishes, some more adventurous, though we kept wondering why the food was only lukewarm until we went to dinner earlier one night (7:30 rather than 9:00) and realised the difference is huge. Try to get there before 8 for the best choice, though it is constantly refilled. There is a fountain show at 9:15 every night which is great. The bars each have a different vibe, so the pool bar is more lively with loud music but the lobby bar is nice for a chilled drink after dinner with comfy sofa's. These two are the only places where you can get cocktails- the main restaurant, all day snack bar and beach bar only serve wine or beer (I don't drink beer but am told it was quite good, and the wine was good too.)
The 'Moonlight' restaurant is the A La Carte restaurant you are entitled to visit once per week. It is incredible. We booked to go quite late and sat outside so it was really quiet. Don't panic when you see the prices on the menu- it is all free except your drinks! We were expecting a huge bill but were only charged for the wine- it isn't made very clear that the meal is free for the first time, then I assume the prices are on the menu incase you want to come again (which we very nearly did!) The bar up here is great too, we went twice just for a bit of a change from the usual cocktails.
The beach restaurant is similar to the main restaurant except with a smaller selection, but it's location makes up for it! There is a tunnel under the hotel to the beach (except it's well lit and nicely decorated, not your standard English underpass) and various watersports you can do at the beach. There were always plenty of deckchairs at the beach, and a very chilled atmosphere- both here and at the pool I had no problem leaving my camera under the umbrella- the only people there are guests and everyone's so friendly. Don't think I saw an unhappy face all week!
There were quite a lot of families here but also loads of couples of all ages- they have something for everyone and although the animation team is always around, its definitely a 'do as much, or as little as you like' kind of vibe. The staff are all great, so friendly and willing to help.
I'd recommend the Waterpark in Falaraki (huuuge complex, don't be tricked by the smaller version a few streets before!) We went in the middle of May and didn't have to queue once. Tickets are 22 Euros for 9am to 6pm but we ended up leaving by 4:30- it was so empty that by that point we'd been on everything 10 times and were exhausted.
Also visit Lindos, which is about a 15 minute taxi away (costs 20 Euros) or there is a bus. The town a is beautiful, traditional Greek village, and the beach is a sandy cove, with clear blue sea and rockpool's everywhere. Boat trips go to Rhodes and other places from the beach, but the one we intended to get from Lindos back to the hotel in Kiotari wasn't running this early in the season, so double check before going there intending to get a boat back home!
Overall, I'd say this is pretty much the perfect All Inclusive hotel- they've got it just right. I spent weeks trying to find the perfect holiday and decided on this place, and I am so glad I did! Will definitely 100% be going back next year!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Featuring Stylish Rooms with Private Pools (optional), Room Service, State of Art Spa, a number of Elegant Restaurants & Bars, you will not find a more Polished All Inclusive Hotel on the island. Around Every Corner there is a source of Comfort and Excitement. A true Luxury Dilemma indeed, where to start, what experience and what to explore….Well, you decide- it’s all about your Precious Time! Kiotari Beach is just Footsteps from your Balcony door with Fantastic Sunrise Welcoming you Every Morning. Share the Moments with your Better half, your beloved Family or dear friends, 5 star Princess Adriana Resort & Spa gives you the Meaning of Quality Time. ... more less
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