An excellent hotel on an uninspiring island.
The hotel is excellently maintained and spotlessly clean. All members of staff were courteous and enthusiastic although the dining room struggled to cope during peak load.
Meals were of good quality with rather limited menus. Effectively the same choices laid out every day with a daily choice from a set menu (waitered to the table). Our first attempt from the set menu was some form of stuffed chicken breast, this was dutifully served but turned out to be over cooked and dry (left in a warming drawer too long?). We sent them back and grabbed something from the laid out food (which is all yummy!). The chef came to find out what had been wrong with the chicken and without argument was apologetic and insisted we let him cook something special for us the following night, he offered to cook filet of beef. On the assumption that the filet was a hollow offering we didn't follow it up the following evening but the chef spotted me as we left and asked why we hadn't asked for him. I promised we would the following night and we did and the filet was perfect. Cooked just as we had asked (medium rare for my partner and I and well done for my elderly father, why do old 'ens not trust pink meat? :) )
The room (deluxe double sea-view) was a good size, the bed was enormous and extremely comfortable. Large screen TV (not enough English channels though). Good quality and modern, stylish decoration. Very quiet aircon. Jacuzzi bath with tap/shower.
The bathroom was the only point of concern: the bath sides are around 3 feet high and with the marble floor and slippery bath base makes it very dangerous getting out as there are no handles. My father really struggled to even get in over such a high side. A bath mat to stand on would have been nice.
There is a rear section that hasn't been completed yet (just a shell) and is currently not being worked on. Signs are definitely required to identify the path to the lifts as all corridors look the same and disorientation is easy. The lifts, once found, are external glass lifts facing in internal garden, which is nice. The function of the lifts however, is a little confusing with lifts stopping on unselected floors where no one was waiting to get on.
We didn't use the spa features but were very disappointed to find out the hotel wanted 10€ per day for access to the indoor pool!!
All in all we were impressed with the hotel and it's staff and would happily use them again (if they stop being so tight with the indoor pool).....but only if they move it to a more interesting island :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The luxury 5* Atrium Platinum Resort & Spa is located next to the beachfront and has a direct breathtaking view all over the west coast and the bay of Ixia. Let yourself be enchanted by romantic sunsets as well as relaxing walks along the center of Ixia with various shops and restaurants. Just a step away (3km) of the City center, where once the statue of the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, used to welcome travelers at Mandraki Harbour. The stunning medieval Old Town has been declared as World Heritage Site and is waiting to get discovered by you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Atrium Platinum Hotel Rhodes/Rhodes Town