My friend and I satyed in Hotel Matina July 11 and booked through a cheap TeleText company as we wanted a cheap last minute sun holiday. The original hotel we had chosen in Old Town Rhodes was sold out so we went with our second choice Hotel Matina.
It turned out that this was for the best. The Hotel itself is located a 10-15min walk [all flat, with footpaths for 80% of it but poorly lit at night] from teh main hustle and bustle of the Faliraki madness. It's location means that it is very quiet and secluded.
The staff were amazing, we arrived at 3am in the morning and they did everything in their abilities to make our stay a pleasant one.
The rooms are small sized and basic but that is the norm for Greece. They were clean and had A/C and a small balcony area. There were 2 single beds and a small wardrobe. Linens and towels were changed everyday for us.
The pool area makes this hotel, it's large, clean and quiet. There are plenty of loungers and parasols [no charge] the pool itself is fabulous, a good size and depth and was always clean! The poolside bar was very reasonably priced for food and the food was lovely. We never ate in the hotel restaurant as we wandered into town each night and we weren't on a package [the dinner buffet was something like €11 or 12 for adult and it always smelt nice when we walked out past]. MAKE SURE TO GO TO THE BBQ night if there! Highlight of stay!
The hotel bar was always open, we spent many the night sitting at the bar drinking with the night manager and chatting about home and Greece and Rhodes and the local customs and sights. Our last night they even started dancing with us as we said we never got to see traditional Greek dancing in the local taverna!
I WOULD RECCOMMEND THIS PROPERTY! Was one of the best holidays I have ever had, and this was on account of the fantastic people we met at the hotel! It's not 5 star or even 3 star facility standards but it does the trick. If you're looking for a pleasant, safe, clean and reasonably priced hotel within close proximity of the nightlife but not in the thick of the madness of the strip then Matina is for you.
I can't wait to go back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Matina hotel is situated on the outskirts of Faliraki, in a quiet and peaceful location. A short walk from the hotel will take you to the lively center and to one of the best beaches on the island. Matina hotel is a family run hotel and whether you’re a first time visitor or a returning friend you will soon feel at home with the hospitality that the Simiakos family will show you! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Matina Hotel Faliraki
- Hotel Matina Faliraki, Rhodes