My wife and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary here at the end of October (the last two weeks that the hotel was open). The architecture and decor of the hotel are stunning, the rooms large and well furnished. I would have preferred a shower cubical rather than an over the bath fitting, but that is just personal preference.
Attention to detail was excellent; to cellebrate our our anniversary, there were rose petals on the bed, a small cake and a bottle of bubbley on ice. With our advancing years, we prefer a quieter holiday, and, as the hotel was running at less than half capacity, this was perfect. The staff were all very friendly and helpful, everywhere was spotlessly clean and we really thought that we had found paradise.
Unfortunately there always seems to be a piece of grit finds its way into life's vasiline and in the Princess Andriana's case it is in the dining experience. This is so far from 5 star dining that it fails to register. I have eaten from Mitchelin star restaurants to street cooking in Thailand and enjoyed each for what they had to offer. Therefore if I eat in a 5 star hotel I do not expect luke warm food served on cold plates, I do not expect chipped and dirty crockery and I certainly do not expect to see the same food that was on display at lunch time, to reappear at dinner. In general the food was sadly unimaginative and repetitious and not particularly Greek. I can put some of this down to it being the end of the holiday season (like eating at home when you are trying to empty the freezer).
As the hotel was closing on our last day, we were offered a free transfer to the 4 star sister hotel at Lindos, where we could have full use of a room until our departure in the evening. This was a very generous offer and much appreciated and also gave us the opportunity to compare the two hotels. As one would expect, the Andriana's extra star was obvious in many details, but the Lindos won hands down on food and drink quality. Perhaps an exchange of restaurant managers could improve matters for 2014 ?
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Princess Andriana Resort & Spa Rhodes/Kiotari