I don't recommend Mango Rooms to anyone wanting low season accomodation in Rhodes old town.
We stayed for 5 nights in late December, having found Mango Rooms on the Internet. We weren't told when our booking was confirmed that the restaurant and bar were closed and that the Internet was unavailable.
We must have had the worst room available. It was extremely damp, so handwashing and used towels didn't dry. When we arrived, the hot water wasn't turned on for us, so we had cold showers until the next evening - not nice in December. We were allocated a small towel each and had to ask for fresh ones after two days. The bathroom was perpetually damp, with one of those showers above the toilet. The worst thing about it was the way the wet shower curtain wrapped itself around us as we tried to move around in the very confined area. The shower water didn't drain away properly, so we got wet feet when we used the toilet.
Each night when we got into bed, the bed-linen felt wet and clammy. The mattress was hard too - a definite no-no for anyone with hip discomfort.
We expected to be able to pay by credit card as we had been asked for our credit card number when the booking was confirmed. However, the morning we left, we found out that the manager's father (aged 80 plus and with no English) didn't know how to work the credit card machine and would only accept cash. Of course, we didn't have that much cash on us, so my husband had to go and find an ATM some distance away. The manager we'd originally booked with wasn't living on-site.
The only ray of sunshine was the 'Walk Inn' almost next door, a very friendly little bar where you could get large cheap and cheerful evening meals. They also have a stack of paperbacks available for borrowing.
Maybe the Mango Rooms are different in the summer. I don't think the place is at all suitable for winter guests.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Open all year round, on the second floor of a new building, in the middle of the old town with a view of Dorieos Square. Mango Rooms has been fully renovated (Jan.2011) for your comfort.All rooms offer private toilet, shower, air-conditioning (cold and hot), TV, refrigerator, safety box, ceiling fan, hair dryer, etc. There is free wireless internet as well.On the roof of the building you can enjoy the magnificent view of the old town, sunbathing and drinking cocktails. Downstairs is Mango restaurant, which is open at summer all day until midnight serving breakfast, Greek food, snacks, beers, cocktails and ice creams.We are situated in the centre of the old town. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mango Rooms Hotel Rhodes
- Mango Rooms Rhodes/Rhodes Town