Just returned from 10 days at the Olympic Palace on our Honeymoon, whilst we can't fault its cleanliness or friendly staff, I must say there were a few niggles. We chose to go all inclusive so that we didn't have to carry money around with us whilst at the hotel, however I would not do this again, the services seem never ending for all inclusive guests, however in reality the mid morning snacks and afternoon teas which they advertise are very limited and unless you were waiting when they appeared there may be nothing left, the windows for these facilities are about an hour and a half so you would assume that they would replenish the table for those came later, this however was not the case. Likewise in the restaurant, unless you went to dinner at 7 dinner served from 7-9.15 the choice was not as good and things would have run out, whilst we appreciate the hotel cannot supply a never ending supply, surely all guests should be entitled to the same choices, there was also usually a que for the restaurant which made it feel more like a cafeteria, hence we only had breakfast at the hotel and ate out in the evening.
There were tea and coffee making facilities in the rooms with 2 tea bags and two coffee sticks, these however were not replenished daily, when I asked for some more I was told that they did not do this on a daily basis, so we had to buy tea bags and coffee from a local shop to keep in the room, I could bring coffee up from the pool side cafe but apart from this being inconvenient as we were on the forth floor at the far end from the pool, this was not open after 4.30 or early in the morning.
The pool area was nice, but the entertainment team were very annoying, they did the same things every day and only seemed to have one tape to play which soon got very boring, it would have been better if they had a separate area for those wishing to take part instead of annoying those wishing to relax quietly . The evening entertainment was also far from what I would call entertainment, it consisted of guests playing silly games and Bingo
As this was our honeymoon we took time to look for a nice hotel, and whilst as previously mentioned the hotel itself was lovely and very clean and comfortable and the lounge area was very nice, overall I was disappointed as being a special holiday we wanted everything to be perfect and I felt this hotel lacking in several areas and due to that would not return, we have visited Rhodes on several occasions and have always had an amazing time but good accommodation for us is paramount.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover refined elegance and genuine hospitality. Olympic Palace Resort Hotel & Convention Center, with its unique architectural structure most recently renovated in 2008-12, welcoming and gracious with contemporary and chic interior design, offer's attentive service, upscale amenities, and blissful tranquility. Tastefully designed for comfort, 65% of our guest rooms are sea view with amazingly large verandas, ideal spots to take advantage of the amazing first rays of the sunlight or indulge in the enticing sunsets dipping in the Aegean Sea. Relax in our attractive and spacious gardens, or simply 'chill out' by the swimming pool, and enjoy a warm welcome from our genuinely friendly and hospitable staff. Alternatively you can take a stroll down to the beach and enjoy a swim in the crystal clear blue waters of the Aegean Sea and capture the breathtaking scenery. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Olympic Palace Ixia
- Hotel Olympic Palace
- Olympic Palace Resort Hotel & Convention Center Rhodes/Rhodes Town