We booked directly with the hotel via the internet. On arrival in the late evening we were allocated a room on the second floor. The evening receptionist told us that we might be able to move to a higher floor for a better view. Our second floor rooms were ok but not particularly clean (brown stains at the bottom of the curtains) and we had only a partial view of the Commercial Harbour. The rest of our view was blocked by a building. We didn't unpack but it took 4 days to move us which did affect our holiday a bit in that we didn't feel settled. When we were moved to the 4th floor the view was worth the wait. We had a tree top level view of the old town the commercial harbour in full and we could see the tops of the sailing boats in the neighbouring harbour. It was wonderful to sit on the shady balcony watching the ferries and cruise ships come and go. This hotel really should have been excellent but it just didn't quite make it. From poor water pressure which needed a handyman to come and try to improve to a very basic kitchen area it just felt like an update was needed. That said good air con and rooms cleaned every day were a real plus. The pool area was fine although many of the sun loungers were broken so again I felt some upkeep was needed. We appeared to be the only Brits in the hotel and there was no tourist information available in English (probably the first time I have ever come across this). The restaurant which appeared empty most of the time (never a good sign in a full hotel) was basic and expensive. There is an pricey small shop for basic produce but the nearest main shops were some walk away. The best thing for us though was the staff. Jonny in the bar really made us feel welcome and that made our stay that little bit better. Great location for access to the walled city but as I say this hotel would benefit greatly from an update.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Athineon is located in Rhodes city, five minutes’ walk from the historic quarter, the medieval city, the port and the new yachting marina of Rhodes. The hotel offers 70 beautiful apartments 46sqr meter each with view to the old town, the harbor or the swimming pool and the hotel gardens. Each unit consists of one large bedroom and separate living room with private balconies and kitchen and bathroom. All the rooms features air condition, satellite TV, direct dial telephone line, safe and WIFI (free of charge) and cable internet connection. The master bedroom has two single beds attached to each other, private desk with large mirror, side tables and night reading lamps, as well as a double wardrobe. The living room has two sofa beds a private desk with mirror, side tables and a large wardrobe and suitcase desk. Both rooms have balcony with soundproof double glazed windows. The kitchen is separated from the living room and the bedroom and it is fully equipped with all the cooking facilities (cooking ring, coffee machine, fridge etc) a dinner table and chairs. All the areas are with tiles as well as the bathroom which features a bathtub, WC, hairdryer, bathrobes and complimentary amenities. Athineon Hotel offers 24hours reception and concierge facilities, air - travel ticketing and rent a car options. There is a large swimming pool area with combined pool bar, sitting area with sun beds, a children’s playground area, sauna and gym, pool table, ping pong, table games, an internet corner with computers. The a la cart restaurant offer a great variety of Greek and international specialties. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Athineon Hotel Rhodes/Rhodes Town