Just spent two weeks with husband and two children aged 8 and 12. We've all had a great time and all want to come back!!!
We were on half board basis (brilliant as you can swap dinner for lunch which we did for half of our holiday, so we got to go out to local restaurants and to Rhodes Town for meals too). We drank and ate like Royalty for 2 weeks both in and out of the hotel but kept well within our expected spends budget.
All staff at the hotel were professional, courteous, very friendly, good at their jobs and seemed happy to be doing them. The dining room was managed superbly and the food was of a very high standard and very varied. The animation team had a good balance of trying to include you but without being too pushy.
The location of the hotel is fantastic, just a few minutes walk to the local bars, shops etc of Ixia and 10 minutes drive to Rhodes town (8-10 Euro by taxi). Everybody we came across were so accommodating and helpful.
Our room was very spacious and although I believe it not to have been one of the refurbished rooms it was a very acceptable standard. Sliding doors separated us from the children and our generous sized balcony looked out to sea, where you look down upon the mini golf, private beach and watch the cruise liners, surfers etc - beautiful.
My only very minor constructive criticism, which may have been addressed in the refurbished rooms, is that you have to be rather short to fit under the shower!!!!
Also the entertainment, nothing wrong with it but didn't suit my family's tastes - the greek night was great (get to dinner early) but other than that I wouldn't worry if you miss anything!! I feel that the entertainment is in keeping with the hotel, but I think you may be bored if you just stayed put every evening, and it would be a shame as the local area has so much to offer. However a few visits to the Roof Bar is a must, stunning views.
In summary, I 100% recommend this hotel on a half board basis and hope to return in the future.
- 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