We arrived back from a 7 day holiday on 7th August from Greece stopping at the Iris Hotel. We had read the reviews which were largely very favourable and expected to have a wonderful holiday. We were not disappointed the hotel a small 54 room hotel was wonderfully located on a hillside, a 15 minute walk took you to a small very traditional village, which made you feel you were living a little 'real' Greece. The local elderly would sit on their veranders in the evening chatting enthusiastically and laughing with one another and it was just a joy to see. They were also so friendly with the tourists and despite language barrier would help direct best they could. George the hotel co-owner would greet us each morning and clearly valued his guests. Meals were fanatastic, vegetarians and meat eaters all taken care. I especially loved the meal choices (not to much and not too little) Salads were simple, but great, (using dill a lot more so, since I got back lol) I love the traditional touch, There was always a choice of a traditional greek dishes, and as I love greek food it was absolutely spot on for us. Kids really enjoyed the meals, they experimented and found they enjoyed salads as much as the greek dishes. Chips were always on the menu, as was a pasta dish. Desserts were mainly fresh fruit or cake. However we love taking a walk to the village pataserie in the evening and cocktail bars. The room was basic, clean, infact the hotel was kept exceptionally clean. The pool area was never too busy even for this time of year, I especially liked that guests mingled and kids easily played with one another, and sharing pool toys was just a given!! It is the first hotel we have left all pool toys by the poolside and just shared and kids despite language barriers just played with one another. I feel George's friendliness subconciously encouraged this in his guests. The hotel was just a catalyst which just brought out the best in people. This made the holiday truly the best we have had in years. Recommend the hotel unreservedly. Plan to visit again next year.
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- Also Known As:
- Iris Hotel Afandou
- Iris Hotel Rhodes/Afandou, Greece