Stayed at the the Capsis for 1 week. Would definitly go back. Not 5* but still really nice.I was a bit worried when I read the negative reviews, but was pleasently sursprised. So do not take notice of those who moan about the food and staff.
There are a few minor issues with the hotel. The elevators are a bit slow and unpredictable, button lights are permanently on or don’t come on at all. Some don’t go to the eighth floor. This was reported to reception but nothing was done.
The rooms of the hotel are a little tired and in need of renovation. Our room in particular had quite thin walls and although our neighbours in the room were not excessively noisy we could hear everything that was said. The doors have still have a physical key and no internal lock and no security safe in the room. Although separate safety deposit boxes were supplied at an exorbitant cost €18 Euros for 24 hours as was the Wi-Fi internet connection at €20. There are some computers in the huge lobby available to use at €1 per 12 minutes. TV was a joke. 5-6 channels most of them Greek, the only English speaking channel was BBC world news. With satellite TV nowadays there is no excuse to have such poor service. I think they are also missing a trick by not having a pay TV service where you can watch a film if you want to.
The positive points numerous. The staff were very friendly and helpful.The food variation is probably the best I’ve seen and tasted at breakfast, lunch and dinner. The endless supplies of food and drink were amazing. The sea is just across the road. They even have a tunnel/underpass to prevent you crossing the road. Although dated the hotel is very clean . " lovely pools, one with fresh water and the with sea water. Plenty of sunbeds and never had any problem finding one.
There is a bar in the main lobby. I have never seen bar staff work as hard with the endless supply of all inclusive drinks. I have seen the bar staff take several different orders from several different people and serve them all at once. I’d say the hardest workers in the hotel Amazing. There are a further two bars There is an ‘Animation Crew’ which put on events and try to keep the guests entertained. Not my scene but if you want to get involved there is that option.
Myself and my husband did walk to Rhodes Old Town Centre which took us 45mins, but the walk was along the coastline and was really beautiful.
The only problem with all inclusive holidays it tends to make you less adventurous about eating out and experiencing the local entertainment. We ventured out to a local bar nearby called The Surf Bar. They had a rock band playing called The Time Machine who incidentally were amazing and well worth our venture out. They play every Wednesday and Friday evening from 9pm.
The only downer of the whole trip was having to leave and the journey back to the UK with Ryan Air.
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- Also Known As:
- Hawthorn Suites Ixia
- Capsis Hotel Ixia
- Ixia Sofitel
- Sofitel Capsis
- Capsis Hotel Rhodes Rhodes Town