Before i begin i would not rate this hotel as a 4* but probably a 3+ and the moment!
The area where the hotel is brilliant very close to restuarants, bar street and club street. The hotel grounds and lovely all set out with brolleys and sunbeds, so there was never any shortage of beds, even though that was a different story around the pool as the beds there were gone by 8am, but that wasnt really an issue for us. But if someone is that desperate for a bed by a pool there is a pool round that back, which i dont think many people knew about as the maximum number of people i saw round that pool in a week was 6. As the hotel is situated right on the beach there is also a beach bar, which do great ham and cheese toasties! You do have to pay for the sunbeds on the beach, but 7Euros for 2 beds and a brolly isnt that bad.
Having stayed in many 4* all inclusive hotels, the food here isnt amazing, but i guess you get what you pay for, lunch and evening meals were good, always a choice of meat, fish, veg, pasta, salads. Breakfast was the only let down, the beans oh my god youve never seen anything like them. i lived off pancakes and french bread all week. Snacks were served from 10:00-00:00, which consisted of pastries, sandwiches, pizza, burgers and hotdogs, these situated at the pool bar. And ham and cheese toasties along with fresh fruit at the beach bar. So if you missed breakfast there would always be something for you to nibble on. The drinks, WOW, strong is the not the word which i must say is unusual for an all inclusive hotel as they normally water them down but not here. The choice of cocktails were fantastic, but if you dont like the taste of pure alcohol be aware to ask them to make it not so strong. The long drinks e.g vodka and coke were the same. If you like Baileys make sure you try it here, its amazing, alot better than ours.
Like many previous reviews have said, the rooms and most definitely in need of an update, but what can you expect when it was the first hotel built in the area, and the rooms havent been changed since, and that was in the 1950's. Mitsis are in the process of revonvating the hotel, as they only took it over in October. I went for a venture around the hotel one day the 3rd and 4th floor in the first block and the basement foor or the second block have been renovated, as they are by far an improvement as they are all tiled in cream with black fittings and fixtures, very modern! Upon seeing the differences between these rooms and the rooms we were staying in, i went along to and ask the receptionist about them, and was told come christmas this year, they are hoping for the whole hotel to be like that, But the bathrooms throughout the hotels have been re-done and are very nice and modern, though the mirrored ceiling seems quite strange. All this hints toward my earlier comment '3+* at the moment'! Though i do hope theyve sort the A/C out as its not best, though during the week i was there there was news of a heat wave, with tempatures to reach up to 47, the A/C seemed to get cooler, so i wonder if the tempatures set by management. The hotel throughout is execptionally clean.
The only part of this hotel that lets it down, is the guests, there is an awful lot of germans, though during the end of our week there seemed to be more and more english staying in the hotel, dont know whether this was anything to do with the fact it was then the start of the british summer holidays.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mitsis Faliraki Beach Hotel & Spa, a well known A’ class hotel of Rhodes, is situated on the east coast next to the town of Faliraki with its beautiful sandy beaches, 5 km from the Afandou Golf course (18 holes) and only 14 km from the town of Rhodes, where there is also a casino. This sprawling resort is designed to surpass the expectations of the most discerning traveller, providing excellent service in a secluded setting. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Faliraki Beach Hotel
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