This is NOT an all inclusive hotel......
We spent 70 euro on air con (which we were aware of but never had to pay extra before)
15 euros on WIFI (don't bother)
at least another 40 euros on snacks
FIRST THE NEGATIVES.
Arrived late evening and shown to room 101., which I hated instantly. It is the first door from reception, next to the kitchen and dining room. We asked straight away to be moved and were assured that this would be done within 2 days.....it wasn't. The view from our room was non existent, just a tree. We had 4 cockroaches in the room during our stay and they were the ones we could see (didn't move any furniture for fear of more). We were woken every morning by the kitchen staff radio and pots banging and then the dining room noise.
I would also like to state there is NO FREE WIFI we were told on arrival that there was in reception but we needed a code. When I checked this the next day I was told there was no wifi unless you paid 5 euro for 90 minutes. We sent 15 euro trying to sort out my daughter's exam results which should have given us over 4 hours....it didn't we got about 3. Don't waste your money.
The meal times are very regimented 7.30 - 9.30 Breakfast, 12.30 - 2.30 Lunch 7.30 - 9.30 Dinner. Absolutely NO snacks in between it is too long in between for children and we spent a fortune in there shop on ice creams and crisps which they are more than happy to sell you!!!!
There is no entertainment which we knew when we booked they do however have a Greek night which was good fun the dancers were excellent. It just got a bit weird after when the hotel family start dancing and you are expected to clap along it's like imposing on a family party as there is no interaction with guests. Dinner on this night isn't served until 8.30 by which time we had spent a fortune on snacks in the shop.
The location on the hill makes it very remote, you can walk into Afandou but there are no paths and can be tricky with children. We went to Alfa Bar and had a decent drink and the owner Tassos was amazing and went out of his way to help us as he has free WIFI and even lent my daughter his laptop for her results.
It is about 20 minute walk to the beach but you do have to cross a main road.
Drinks in the bar are unrecognisable and I couldn't find anything to drink (I'm not expecting premium labels but the mixers were just disgusting). The bar manager Nick loves his rules and reminds you of them on a daily basis which is very tiring and quite frankly I don't need to be spoken to like a naughty child.
The outside evening area is too small and the pool area would should be used instead of it being gated off.
The food was good and varied, the meat was fatty but definitely improved over the last 3 days.
The waitresses clear up really quickly so never any dishes laying about.
Spiros the barman during the day was excellent, always happy and chatty, the kids loved him.
The pool area could be tidied up but there was always enough beds free and the kids loved it.
What made this holiday was the amazing group of friends we made while there otherwise this would have been a 2 star.
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- Also Known As:
- Rodos Star Afandou
- Hotel Rodos Star
- Rodos Star Hotel Rhodes/Afandou, Greece