What can I say about this hotel....perfect.
After a shakey start due to a mix up by Thomas Cook (who by the way were a totally unhelpful, disorganised and unresponsive tour operator) which resulted in us not having the sea view room we had booked, we settled into our room. Rooms at the back of the hotel look over the hotel behind and the hills - yes there is a road but its so quiet it didnt disturb us at all.
All the rooms have a balcony and are spotlessly clean and well furnished. The bathroom is modern and what you would expect from a 4* hotel.
Having never gone all inclusive before we were a bit sceptical about what to expect but we needn't have worried. Breakfast has loads of choice and we could turn up when whenever we wanted which was great. The pancakes and waffles were out faves but there were plenty of other options as well. We had lunch at the snack bar most days as this was easier for us and there was a lot of choice here as well. Way more than just a snack bar - ice cream, beer on tap, desserts, everything you could want. In the evening, the food was just as good - again plenty of choice and other than the staples nothing was repeated all the time we were there. Chefs specials are cooked in front of you and there was two choices each night. The hotel also does theme nights which are great fun and allow you to try all different foods - we loved the Rhodes night and the Fish night.
Drinks are also included and the cocktails were fab. International spirits (and in good quantities in cocktails), beer and wine but these were all served like in a normal bar - people weren't drunk or loud either. Milkshakes from the pool bar are great although the pool bar staff could be a bit more friendly to the English.
Entertainment was also great - lots of activities during the day and the ents team were lots of fun. the evening entertainment is also good and worth watchinig - just watch out for the fire show for any accidents! The pool is a good size and was never overly busy when we were there. The slide is fun as well and not just for kids. we had no trouble getting sun loungers by the pool at any time of the day and the loungers on the beach offer a great view.
We were the only English in the hotel but we enjoyed this and found people friendly.
We took the local bus the Rhodes and Lindos - its a great service and really cheap - the bus times are posted in the hotel lobby and it stops right outside so it couldnt be any easier.
Watch out for mosquitos if you go though - they are reknowned in the area.
All in all we had an amazing holiday at this hotel and would recommend it (if not Thomas Cook) to anyone who wants a top class hotel for reasonable price.
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- Also Known As:
- Calypso Hotel Faliraki
- Hotel Calypso Faliraki, Rhodes