Just back from Rhodes flying from Bournemouth. Hot and sunny every day and the rooms lovely-we, were on the 4th floor in the main block so had a good view of the pool, the lovely gardens, and lots of sea! Towels are provided in the rooms and for the beach/pool, which you can change every couple of days. The pool gets quite crowded so we went into the nice garden and used the shade of the trees around midday. Sunbeds seem plentiful and you do not have to 'reserve' them by putting towels on them, but there are a limited number near the pool. The beach is quite stony so you need 'sand shoes/aqua shoes' as even in the water it is a bit rocky. Seems to get deep quite quickly too, you can see the bottom, but its further down than you think.
The hotel is in need of refurbishment which someone said its getting when it closes this autumn, as the rooms needed a coat of paint and bits needed doing outside. I had to push my wife in a wheelchair sometimes, and although they have ramps around the hotel, there is no easy way for semi-disabled people to get into or out of the pool. We saw some 'older people' struggling. The gaps in come of the pathways certainly need smoothing over and levelling.
Food is good and plentiful, and has a wide variety-salads are lovely. There are 2 good separate restaurant to visit- Madame Butterfly serving Asian food and the Yacht Club serving Greek. This one doubles as the beach restnt during the day, and has a bar. There are also free drinks machines here, and another one near the main pool, where you can get coke, orange, sprite, beer, water and coffee all day long, which must have saved employing several waiters. These are also in the main restnt for meals, and in the evenings you get free wine.
There were quite a lot of Germans and Russians staying, but they tend to keep to themselves, although we did chat to a nice young couple from Stuttgart who hired a car for 3 days. (Good idea-not that dear, and you can get around the island easily-I forgot to take my license).
Must say thanks for looking after us to a couple of people-Nectaria, Dragana, and the 'fried egg man'.
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