I got what I paid for is the best I can say. The room was spacious and included a kitchenette. The hot water was not reliable but as it was high 30’s when I stayed there I didn’t mind luke warm showers.
I had a single room which included 2 single beds. The beds were hard as concrete so I stacked mattress on top of mattress. This was ok but if I was staying longer I’d have asked to be moved. Housekeeping seems to be spasmodic or every 3 days. I don’t find that acceptable, however as I paid 20 Euro or thereabouts per night I guess I got what I paid for.
The airconditioning did not work for my entire stay which made for difficulty sleeping (including the concrete beds).
The swimming pool area looked fabulous and there was plenty of lounges around the pool. There is a lovely bar next to the pool where you can have breakfast, drink or a meal. Service was excellent.
Zoe looks after the restaurant at the front of the hotel and she’s a lovely friendly lady who is eager to be of assistance to you. I cannot fault the service from her or the lady at the bar. The food I ate there was great.
There is a lift to the rooms as well as stairs which I found very helpful so thats a consideration for travellers who don’t like to use stairs.
Martin the manager was very pleasant and helpful. The location in Faliraki was not too bad. The bus stop into Rodos was a 5 min walk away. Bus stop to Lindos was about 10 minutes away.
I’d not stay in Rhodes when it is not peak season or perhaps not stay in Faliraki – not sure which is more appropriate. I found much of Faliraki closed because “it was not the season”. So for that reason I’d suggest staying in Rodos where there is plenty of action, shops, cafe’s etc. Businesses tend to close down in the off season which is when I travelled.
Overall the Orion and so many restaurants and hotels cater to the English market.This is where they get the majority of their business. I found you could get chips with every meal including breakfast. Getting a typically greek experience was fraught with difficulty but I managed due to my persistence.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated 350 metres from the sandy beach of Faliraki in Rhodes, Orion Hotel features a swimming pool and a restaurant. It offers spacious, air-conditioned rooms with a furnished balcony overlooking the garden. All rooms at Orion include a satellite TV and a fridge. Each has a private bathroom with hairdryer and shower. Breakfast is served in the dining area. The on-site restaurant prepares Greek specialties and international cuisine. Drinks, coffee and light meals are offered at the poolside snack bar. Guests can relax in the hot tub or on the sun terrace that features free sun loungers and umbrellas. Free Wi-Fi access is possible in the hotel's public areas. The centre of lively Faliraki offering many bars and restaurants is 500 metres away. Staff at the 24-hour front desk can give information on Rhodes Town with the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights at 14 km. Free, private parking is available on site. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Orion Hotel Faliraki, Rhodes