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“This is not 5 star ...I think they have just called themselves that!”
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Athineon Hotel
Ranked #41 of 126 Hotels in Rhodes Town
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“This is not 5 star ...I think they have just called themselves that!”
Reviewed 5 November 2010

This is a modern block hotel and the photo on tripadvisor is a picture of Rhodes old town not the exterior of the hotel. This is typical of our experience, we were expecting a 5 star hotel and I think it would struggle to make 3 stars.

The 2 room apartments are ok if you have small children as there is a kitchenett and 2 bedrooms. The beds are hard and low and whilst it says the rooms have recently been refurbished and are deluxe it has not been done to a high standard, painting the bath (we could see the dribbles) and the age of things like the cooker and wall mounted hairdryer clearly show they have made a cheap effort.

The common areas of the hotel are much better than the rooms, but they let it down by sticking A4 paper notices on the walls of the lifts advertising restaurant times and menus and opening hours of the shop. The carpet in the corridors has seen better days and it looked dirty and worn, not very inviting as we approached our room.

The aircon was off when we went but we were not told when we checked in and I had to go down and ask about it. They said it was cooler so it had been switched off for the winter but we couldn't sleep it was so hot and the noise from the road outside meant we got no sleep at all with the windows open and bitten by mosquitos.

We did not eat here but went into the old town which is conveniently close, we didn't fancy the menu (see photo) it didn't look 5 star.

This hotel would be fine if you were a party of young people wanting a cheap base or a family that did not want to be 4 in one bedroom. But don't go expecting a luxury hotel.

It says it has a fitness centre - a couple of machines in a room, and a childrens playgorund - a few plastic slides and toys by the pool, and a 24hr shop that closes at 3pm.

Its ok for a cheap hotel but its not 5 star.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 September 2010

This year we stayed for the 4th time in Athineon. It´s a good hotel with friendly personel. It´s situated close to the Old town. The rooms are good sized.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Blistrup/Denmark March 18. 2008
After having spend our holidays in Denmark while our children was small, we all was very excited to go to Rhodes in 2005 (before we had children we spend two holidays in Rhodes, so there were lots of things we wanted to show them). We stayed at Athineon Apartments for two weeks in july/august and that was an extraordinairy expirience. Our girls (at the time 12 & 15) enjoyed the pool and the good lunch schnaks, and in the evening the special alkoholfree cocktails from the bar. The room was big and there were plenty off wardrobe space. Everywhere was clean and inviting, everything was in tip-top shape, and we all had a wonderfull expirience and are so much looking forward to coming back this summer.

  • Liked — Close to Old Town
  • Disliked — It was slippery around the pool
  • Stayed July 2005, travelled with family
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Property: Athineon Hotel
Address: 17 Vironos, Rhodes Town 851 00, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Rhodes > Rhodes Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#21 Romantic Hotel in Rhodes Town
#31 Luxury Hotel in Rhodes Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Athineon Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 70
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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