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Dessole Lippia Golf Resort
Ranked #5 of 18 Hotels in Afandou
Prague, Czech Republic
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30 reviews
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“OK if you don't mind a lot of Russians.”
Reviewed 27 July 2013

The employees, facilities and food were fine, however, it was a bit loud around the pool once during the day and especially at night as our rooms faced the pool bar and adjoining disco that started at 11:30 and went until 2.
Employees we really friendly and shocked to see non Russians as it really was 90% filled by Russians and Ukranians.
The beach was a bit of a stroll away (200 meters or so) but blessedly empty even in July.
The village of Afandou is more than a 15 minute walk away, but well worth it as it's more authentic than many of the kitschy filled touristy crap you find elsewhere in these parts (like Faliraki or Malia in Crete.)

Room Tip: Rooms not next to the pool are probably much much quieter.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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English first
Brno, Czech Republic
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2013

Me and my friends were planning to spend our holiday in Greece and we agreed Rhodes. All hotels we chose were booked out so we buy this one as we liked long "all inclusive" programme and sunbeds and towels for free etc.
We arrived to hotel around 1am in the night, checked in and go to find our rooms... (It has new name DESSOLE Lippia hotel)Staff in the check desk didnt speak really good english (night shift) so it was little bit difficult with direction..
Our rooms was the worst I ve evere seen. Ground floor (acces from balcony), dark, smelly, very used even connected with the room of our friends by door (possibility to locked them) so very noisy and uncomfortable. Lots of mosquitos and insect in the room.
Went to reception in the night to complain about and was sent to the morning shift. OK, this was done and we got new rooms 2 days later. 3rd floor, sew view with big terrace, really nice rooms, light and no insect or mosquitos... So if this happens to you, feel free to say your opinion about accomodation, we find the stuff really helpful.

+ after we had nice room, safe, fridge and aircondition working
+ every day clean towels, bottle of water
+ wi-fi working very good (in no busy time)
+ nice pool, sunbeds free no need to wake up early
+drinks served in glasses with ice and lemon (depends), big variety of alcoholic drinks, cocktails as well, non-alcoholic
+ no queues
+staff friendly
+animators friendly, plenty of things to do (pilates, aqua gym, water polo, archery, zumba, aqua aerobic...mini club)
+every day different programme for night animation
+snacks ok, gyros, hot-dogs, toasts, pancakes, icecream...
+food vas tasty a bit repetitive but thats everywhere if you spend more than week
+clean beach, lots of sunbeds
+canoes and pedals for free

-waiters mostly didnt speak english (young people, probably part-time job from school)
-beach quite far (depends where is your room) but we knew it. It was like 3mins walking
-95% of Russian guests
-90% families with children!!!!!!!!!!!

Overall good experience. We have rent a car for 2 days and visited Rodos, Faliraki, Lindos, Tsambika and Agathi beach... The weather was perfect, sea clear...We have met nice people and ejoyed our stay in Dessole hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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canada
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89 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2012

Nice looking hotel with many unpleasant surprises.
When I arrived as solo traveller I was assigned the worst room you could imagine.
Dark, smelly room with windows (balcony) facing kitchen windows and garbage .
After I went to the reception desk to complain about the situation my complain was rudely rejected.
I insisted to speak about this problem to the manager.
After 2 day my room was changed, to much nicer one.
Room was nice, bright, with nice balcony. Daily cleaned, towels changed daily, so was the bed linens.
Cleaning lady was very acomodating and very friendly !
On this large property was only one restaurant, nice and clean with many varieties of tasty
food, salads, meat, fish, fresh fruit, variety of deserts, ice cream, choice of drinks such as
wine, beer, juices.
Food was excellent every day !
There is lobby bar and pool bar, with variety of drinks and snacks.
Nice looking pool.
It was sold to me as beach property. No way, you need to walk quite a distance from the hotel
to reach the not as nice beach, with no refreshments, old chairs, just not very appealing.
Beach by itself is kind of rough.
The access to the beach is not good, dirt road....
There was only one evening nice Greek show, the rest was just to be skipped.
Other negative aspect was the location of the property.
It is in the middle of nowhere ! Very isolated in the middle of nothing.
If you like to visit capital city of Rhodos (Rhodos) you need to take a local bus, driven by rude
bus drivers (all of them).
I do like Rhodos, very interesting city to visit esp. the old town.
Also nice place to visit is town of Lindos (also by local bus).
if you like to stay put, I would recomend this property, other vice chose different location.
Other warning is : cockroaches (size of 5 inches) promenade in your bathroom, even in restaurant (on the drapes) all over. They are taken as part of the Greek atmosphere.
Bring your own bug spray.
Still I love Greek Islands and will visit again, just better prepared. (bug repelant)

Room Tip: Higher floors have more privacy.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Warsaw, Poland
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2012

I would not recommend this hotel to anybody who wants to have nice holidays.
To point out just the worst elements:
1. cockroaches in rooms and pool bar
2. the worst food I have ever eaten in Greece: tasteless, blunt and monotonous
3. loud animations throughout all day
4. no beach facilities (toilet, bar...) apart from worn out sun beds
5. crap rooms: old, used and really low-budget furnishings; disastrous bathroom and not working windows...

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2012

Everything was so perfect. Specially pool bar, food and room.
Slovaks employees? good choice:)
Realy there was a nice stay!!!

I was a little disappointed of sporting events that were only for Italy, I think..:(

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Warsaw, Poland
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89 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2012

if you want to be served all the day, to get food and drink anytime you want... better chose Iranian harem. Here you just get McDonald's. For example: Sunday dinner, frutti di mare!!! the heap of scampi - uneatable! cooked for at least for 15 minutes with no salt; cozze tarantina (absolutely perfect in Cervia, Italy) seemed to taste like a spare wheel to your Land Rover.

Room Tip: go if you want to, but don't blame me later
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Belfast
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2010

I stayed here in July 2010, there are few excellent hotels in Afandou this is one of the few.
Food and facilities were very good and the rooms are excellent. Staff are very professional. You simply can't go wrong here.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Dessole Lippia Golf Resort
Address: Afandou Beach, Afandou 851 03, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Rhodes > Afandou
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Afandou
#4 Family Hotel in Afandou
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Afandou
#4 Spa Hotel in Afandou
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Dessole Lippia Golf Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 242
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dessole Lippia Golf Resort is situated in the norteastern part of Rhodes island, just a few meters from Afandou beach, one of the prettiest and most picturesque beaches of Rhodes, famous for its blue crystal waters. The Resort is located next to the Afandou 18 hole golf course. ... more   less 
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Lippia Hotel Rhodes
Dessole Lippia Golf Resort Rhodes/Afandou, Greece

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