My sister and I stayed at the Mitsis Grand Hotel, Rhodes town, from 19th – 26th October. We had originally booked another hotel in Ixia resort nearby, but the hotel manager decided a few days before our holiday that the hotel would be closing early! So we were transferred to the (more expensive) Mitsis Grand instead. We were so glad! Ixia was more or less closed for the season already, whereas the Mitsis Grand is right in the centre of Rhodes town where everything was open. We were also upgraded free of charge from B&B to half board, which was a great bonus.
The hotel was lovely, good food, nice rooms, and very clean. We had a room each, one at the front of the hotel (sea facing) and one at the back (garden and pool facing). The garden facing room had sun in the morning and well into the afternoon. The sea facing room had a lovely view of the sea and of Turkey in the distance, provided you ignored the flat roof of the restaurant just below, and it did not get any sun. The aircon unit for the restaurant was just below my room and roared into action about 4.30 pm, staying on until about 9.30, so it drowned out any lovely surf noise. I was happy to have the sea view despite this, but glad I didnt pay extra for it. I assume the ones that you pay extra for are higher up which would cancel out most of these minor problems.
There was a very strong wind blowing from the sea towards the front of the hotel for part of our stay. During the strong winds if the sea facing balcony doors and the room door were open at the same time, it caused the doors to bang violently shut! However, the wind was only strong for a day or so at the beginning and a day at the end. In between, the weather was perfect, warm and sunny and calm.
There was not much in the way of entertainment at the hotel, just one man on a keyboard, singing. He was in or just outside the all-inclusive bar so not really available to other guests, but to be honest, that was fine with us! There was another bar at the other side of the lobby which was very nice, and of course lots of local bars within a few minutes walk of the hotel.
All in all, a very enjoyable holiday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Grand Hotel 5* is a member of Mitsis Hotels and is located at Rhodes Town, just few meters from the commercial city center, the Old Town and the port. Grand Hotel consists of 405 rooms and it offers luxury accommodation with view to Aegean Sea or the garden of the hotel. An excellent choice also for winter getaways or for business trips as the hotel operates all year round. The entertainment is an element that you won’t miss at Grand Hotel. The Lobby Bar is a meeting point for both the local community and the hotel’s guests. A cozy and hospitable environment where our guests can enjoy their coffee or drink as the Bar operates until late evening. Hotels’ Facilities: Reception 24hrs with currency exchange service, Concierge, Porters, baggage hold, TV room air conditioned, Cards room air conditioned, High speed internet access point with personal computers, Free Wi-Fi internet in Lobby – Bar area, High speed Wi-Fi internet in all hotel areas at an extra charge, Shopping arcade with mini market, souvenir shop, 6 Lifts in the main building, Guest Parking, free of charge, Daily evening live music entertainment ,Bilingual staff, Car rental office, Motorbike and bicycle rental, 24hrs medical cover. Doctor on call, Florist on call, Laundry service, Baby-sitting on request, at extra charge, Beach & Pool towels against deposit, Food and Beverage Facilities: Main Restaurant ‘’ACANDIA’’, air conditioned, serves Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, specializing in Greek and international cuisine with extended show cooking, An excellent Italian restaurant offering very delicious Italian dishes, pasta, pizza and meat specialties prepared in front of the clients, without extra charge, reservation at the reception one day before. ASIAN restaurant, top quality from China and South–East Asia, prepared in front of the clients, reservation at the reception one day before. GREEK STYLE RESTAURANT “ELLINADIKO” Discover traditional Greek appetizers! This restaurant is an excellent choice for all day dinning for guests seeking to enrich their meals. MEXICAN this pool side restaurant serves tacos, fajitas and nachos as Well a large selection of other Mexican food. PITTA - BURGERS Taste the traditional pita bread and a great variety of juicy burgers. GELATERIA-CREPERIE Serving crepes sweet or savories and delicious ice-cream. PIZZA OVEN BY THE POOL is the ideal spot to enjoy a delicious pizza between your meals. LOBBY BAR in the entrance of the hotel serves indoors and outdoors, Coffees, refreshments, exotic cocktails etc. Live music, makes the bar very popular. POOL BAR operated on a superb open air terrace, serves coffees, refreshments, exotic cocktails etc. MINI FRIDGE WITH REFRESHMENT CENTER Consist of Mineral bottled water and soft drinks, refilled every second day. TEA and Coffee making facilities in the room. Sport & Leisure Facilities 2 outdoor swimming pools with sea water , Sun terrace & loungers, Indoor pool with fresh water, At the pools, sun beds and umbrellas free of charge, Daily Light Sports animation by the pool. Tennis court and equipment free of charge, Fitness centre, massage services at extra charge. Water sports center near to the hotel (with charge), Scuba diving (with charge), Boat trips (with charge), Games room (with charge), Children’s Facilities, Separate children pool with sea water, Internet and Games corner (with charge), Children’s light animation during the morning and the afternoon. Infants’ Facilities, baby cot, baby high chairs in the restaurant, Special food upon request. Business Services, Conference rooms for 700 and 200 persons respectively, Separate lounges for up to 150 persons for any occasions and events, Superb ballroom for gala dinner, wedding parties, banquets for up 900 persons, Conference equipment, Translate rooms, Telephone and fax services, Photocopy service, Wi-Fi internet access from Conference rooms & lobby area free of charge , Distances Airport 13 Km, Port 2 Km, Rhodes Town 0,5 Km, bicycle path to the city, Beach 10 m, Bus stop in front of the hotel ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Mitsis Grand
- Mitsis Grand Rhodes Town
- Grand Hotel Rhodes
- Rhodes Grand Hotel
- Mitsis Grand Hotel Rhodes/Rhodes Town