I returned from Lomeniz yesterday, having spent an All Inclusive week there with my boyfriend. The guests at Lomeniz are mainly families and couples and a mixture of nationalities. When I was reading reviews I wanted clear, honest opinions on the negatives and positives of the hotel. So I hope this helps!
Rooms: Simple décor and recently refurbished. We had a pool view room on the 3rd floor which we were happy with, although some of the rooms look out to the scruffy road.
Pool: Clean with music, children and families playing around the pool.
Cleanliness: Rooms were cleaned daily and hotel was always clean (apart from downstairs communal toilets which could be pretty grim at times).
Reception staff: very helpful, polite and were happy to help with any enquiries, they also rescued us when we had a problem with our transfer to the airport.
Beds were two singles pushed together (not exactly the romantic!)
Beware of the guy on reception at night. We arrived very tired at about 2pm, wanting a drink of water. We were informed we had to wear a tacky wrist band to show we were all inclusive, the bar was closed and no drinks were available and the lift was broken, meaning I had to drag my suitcase up 2 flights of stairs with no offer of help from the receptionist.
Not enough sun loungers to accommodate guests. On our last day more loungers appeared, however there was still a shortage and you have to reserve one early morning. Not enough outside chairs and tables by the bar in the evening.
No evening entertainment. I thought that this wouldn’t bother me, however being away from the main town, the hotel certainly needs some source of entertainment.
Location was not ideal. However, having read some reviews on here the surrounding area is not as bad as some say. Certainly not picturesque but it is not isolated, there are some nearby restaurants and corner shops. Only a twenty minute walk to Old Town and 5 Euro taxi ride. Beach nearby which is pebbly. We didn’t go (preferring free drinks around the pool!) but it looked fine.
Bar staff aren’t overly hospitable and the girls have trouble understanding simple orders at times, but they do their job and can understand their attitude given the never ending stream of All Inclusive guests wanting drinks.
The FOOD: very repetitive and cold. Every single lunch and evening meal consisted of: plain beetroot, grilled peppers from out of a jar, dolmades, failed attempt at roast potatoes, either smash/limp French fries/weird potato dauphonoise which was more potato in mayo, plain pasta and rice, a different tomato and vegetable based dish (aubergine/okra and courgette/broad beans), a meat in a sauce that was buttery and fatty and chicken on the bone which you had to scrape to get meat from. Every dessert consisted of water melon, ice cream and jelly. The breakfasts were also the same every day.
For the first couple of days the food was fine, it tastes okay and isn’t terrible but seven days of the same meals is not much fun and if you are looking for authentic Greek food, as we were, do not go here! We tended to eat out once a day for a break and the food in town is amazing and great value.
All in all, the hotel itself is absolutely fine and is good value for money. However, you can tell the managers have things on a purse string, not spending money on entertainment/extra loungers and chairs/spending minimum on the food/turning Air con off at 7am. I recommend going to this hotel as Bed and Breakfast/Self Catered as long as you don’t mind a short walk into town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lomeniz is a big hotel complex of 205 rooms, which offers all modern comforts to its guests. The hotel is situated at the beach of Zefyros, just 1.5 kilometers from Rhodes Town and 1 kilometer from the Old Town. Lomeniz is the ideal choice for accommodation, as it combines ideally the proximity to the sea, with the easy access to the town center and the sights. All rooms of Lomeniz Hotel are comfortable and fully equipped in order to make you feel at home. All spaces are well-designed and offer all comforts, making your stay here an unforgettable experience. The hotel includes among others a swimming pool, lounge, bar, breakfast room, restaurant, TV room and snack bar by the pool. The experienced and friendly staff is always at your disposal offering help or information concerning your stay in Rhodes island. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Lomeniz Beach
- Lomeniz Hotel Rhodes/Rhodes Town