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Smartline Semiramis City Hotel
Ranked #18 of 126 Hotels in Rhodes Town
Reviewed 11 August 2010

My wife and I stayed here for three nights in July, 2010, the last hotel on our six-island trip before we returned to Athens. It was neither the best nor the worst.

The Semiramis is located in the new town section of Rhodes, just below Monte Smith. It is a 10-15 walk to the nearest gate, which is the one close to the Palace of Grand Masters). The hotel is much closer to the nearest sand pebble beach, just a couple of short blocks away. We were more interested in seeing the old town than in being near a beach, but whether the hotel is conveniently located depends on what you want.

The building is 4-5 storeys tall, with a large open lobby with bar and tv area, and a couple of small elevators. Breakfast is served in the bright and roomy restaurant one level below the lobby. Wifi is available for a charge.

Our room (#408) was adequate size, with a roof-top ocean view from a small balcony. It had a comfortable double bed, desk, luggage stand, mini-bar/tv stand, a built-in headboard with two night stands, and an armoire with some drawer space. The a.c. unit over the bed was fairly quiet and efficient, but blew directly on you. The direction could be adjusted somewhat but couldn’t eliminate this entirely.

The bathroom was tiny, almost like it was an afterthought. You might expect this in an older building where bathrooms have been retrofitted, but the Semiramis is a newer, modern structure. There was a postage-stamp shower with a hand-held shower which could be placed in a wall bracket. The space was so small that the curtain kept interfering while you showered. The glass shelf above the sink provided the only counter space.

Another odd deficiency was that the bed was made each day with only the bottom sheet actually installed. The top sheet was laid out artistically, which was kind of nice, but you then had to actually make the bed yourself. The blanket/spread was in the armoire.

The buffet breakfast was pretty good – a little fresh fruit, cooked eggs, yoghurt, cereal, breads, etc.

All in all, the Semiramis is ok, but there are probably better and more convenient options for Rhodes.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 April 2010

I stayed with my wife at the Semiramis City Hotel from 31 July till 7 August 2009. We booked a superior room at this hotel, as from reviews that I read the standard rooms are very small, on 21 May 2009, through their web-site, without paying, just by giving my credit card number, and the price they quoted was reasonable to the cheap side. When we arrived from the airport by taxi (€18 cost) we were happily surprised of the sight of the hotel which was beautiful. The room was very good, besides the shower which was a bit small. Breakfast was excellent (we stayed on a bed & breakfast basis). Everything is within a short walk from the hotel, i.e. the beach, the new town with their shops which had very good bargains due to sales season, as well as the old town within the caste, and the port. The staff of the hotel was always with a smile on their face, very good and helpful, especially Vasilis at the front desk. The furniture of our room as well as the common areas was new and comfortable. The view from our veranda was beautiful.
We will most certainly stay at the Semiramis City hotel, in Rhodes town, on our next trip to Rhodes.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 March 2010

I am currently living in the Semiramis Hotel and have been here since January. The staff goes above and beyond any request you ask them. The hotel owner is always around and very interactive with his guests as well. The rooms are very nice. Especially since most of the ones you find around this area look very rundown. You can see even the difference from the outside of the building. The continental breakfast buffet in the morning is absolutely delicious and gives a lot of variety. Since on this trip, my friends and I have been all over Greece and this is by far the best hotel we've been in. It's also in great proximity to the beach, only 1 minute walk, and located very close to Old Town (10 minute walk, 3 minute taxi ride), where you can see some of the historic sites!

  • Stayed: January 2010
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Reviewed 18 February 2010

My husband I stayed here for 10 day, in noveber. Each morning we had a delicious breakfast, I mean yum!!! The young lady at the restaurant was so amazing she was so kind and attentive. The room was so clean ,( yes the bathroom is a bit small but who needs a big bathroom any way?) besides I would rather have a super clean bathroom and wonderfull staff then a big dirtyu bathroom!! Its so close to old town and new town , my husband and I walked every day after breakfast to old town. Our stay was wonderfull.
I really want to go again this year. The owner is a rell sweet heart too, you should really
try this hotel. Did I tell you how amazing the breakfast is?!!!! Olives, cheeses, cold cuts boiled eggs, omelettes tomatoes, breads,marmalades, juice cofee.And stuff I cant remember. yum I miss Semiramis!!!!!!

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank katerinakang
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Reviewed 4 September 2009

Hello, i'm an italian guy who has travelled in this wonderful island for about 10 days.
First of all, i'd like to talk about the hotel....very nice building...with neon near the balcony whom give a very good impression....i was happy even for the position of the hotel (it's situated at 200 mt from the beach...really close!!!!!!!!!!!!)...the food they offer (i booked for breakfast and for the dinner HB) was very good and the people are very nice and gentile.
The hall il beautiful, the room was a bit small but not so much...the only pitty is the bathroom in the room......it's small, and the shower as not the glass which would not allow the water to go on the floor....
I've visited all the most beautiful beaches....kallithea, faliraki, antony queens, lindos and the occidental side with rocks and stones very beautiful...the level of the water was very very high (i suggest for people who can swim). If we talk about amousement...in rhodes there are 2 discos (mercedes and paradiso)...every night there was a different dj and music...in the center of the city, there are a lot of cocktail bar, which make some paradisiac cocktail...in faliraki i went to the water park (one of the largest of europe)...it's simply wonderful and it's got a lot of attraction and plays...lindos is wonderful too and there are a lot of ancient church and stuff like that...and there are other places in which i went but it'll take an entire day to write all the place i visited.....GO TO RHODES!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank NicolafromMATERA
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Reviewed 24 August 2009

The hotel in general was very nice and situated very close to numerous small shops. The room itself was a bit small (especially the shower cubicle which had virtually no room to turn around), but cleaned every day, so no major complaints there. There is a safe in one of the closets in the room (rentable at the reception for 15€ per week). The room also has a small refrigerator, which comes in handy for keeping water/beer cold - there is no mini bar, though. The food in the hotel was very good, especially the dinners which were varied and different every evening - the breakfasts did get somewhat repetitive after a week, but nevertheless ok. Even though the hotel is on the west side of the island, it is only a cca.10 minutes' walk from the old centre (going cross the city, not along the beach). Approximately the same distance from the hotel, on the west side, is Orfanidi street which has over twenty bars and is very lively at night (though it can get a bit bothersome since you get stopped every two meters and dragged into a bar). The beach closest to the hotel is pebbly and rather windy, so we rented a car (170€ for four days, could probably be found also for a lower price) and cruised around the island. There are some really marvelous beaches, it pays to invest into renting a car. But even if you decide to stay in Rhodes city only, going just by the Aquarium, to the east side (where the fancy hotels are), the sea gets calmer and there is less wind. There are plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas (for 2 beds and an umbrella they charge 8€ a day). The sea is VERY clean everywhere round the island, and the further south you go the less crowd there is.

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank fikuscusius
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Reviewed 31 July 2007

My girlfriend and I spent one week in Rhodes in July 07. We booked a standard room at this hotel and we really loved our stay. The room was quite small, but clean and with new furniture. I've added 3 photos. The towels were changed daily, however the bed sheets were changed only once during our stay. The staff was friendly, although it wouldn’t hurt if restaurant personnel would smile once in a while. And speaking of the restaurant, the food was very good with plenty of dishes to choose from. The hotel is well located: 10 minutes away (walking) from the Old Town, lots of bars and terraces nearby. Although the beach was only 100 meters away we preferred to walk 15 minutes to Elli Beach, on the other side of the town. In Rhodes the wind always blows from west to east. Therefore the sea is very agitated on the west side and the beaches there are quite dirty, while those on the east side are very clean and the water is crystal-clear.

  • Stayed: July 2007, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank AndreiX
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Address: John Metaxa 18, Rhodes Town 851 31, Greece
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Region: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Rhodes > Rhodes Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Rhodes Town
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Rhodes Town
#17 Luxury Hotel in Rhodes Town
#18 Family Hotel in Rhodes Town
Price Range: £59 - £131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Smartline Semiramis City Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 180
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A few metres from the beach, close to the city's business and financial districts and a short distance from many of the ancient sites, the smartline Semiramis city Hotel is suitable for business and leisure travellers alike. Reflecting the city at its best, from the magical views of the Old Town and New Town, the Semiramis Hotel is a heaven of friendliness in hospitality. Its warm atmosphere in the lobby, the Cocktail Bar and Restaurant are a small welcome to the most cosmopolitan island in Greece. ... more   less 
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Semiramis Hotel Lardos
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