This hotel has a huge amount going for it, although there are one or two slightly rough edges. The location is fantastic, and it is a ten minute walk along the sea front to the Old Town. This walk is beautiful with amazing old structures (but be prepared to walk away from beggars who start with the question "where are you from?"). Alternatively, you can take one of the roads through the new town (e.g. Amerikis) taking you past shops and restaurants. There are a large number of restaurants around the casino, serving a range of Greek and Italian cuisine. You get much better value for money here than closer to or inside the Old Town. The hotel itself is very nice, only 30 rooms and our standard room was decorated to a very good standard. Although there is a smell of smoke in the communal areas, there is none in the bedroom. The air conditioning is quiet and efficient. Tea and coffee was delivered free by the butler and you can borrow DVDs from him as well. The hotel gym is fairly well equipped, and the butler needs about half an hours notice and will meet you with the key. The downsides were the lack of courtesy on arrival...we were given our room key and that was that. We had to ask all the usual questions...where are the rooms, what are the facilities at the hotel etc. There was some renovation work ongoing, and unfortunately it commenced at 8am and the staff thought I wanted to use the gym when I phoned to ask them to postpone the work for an hour. Finally, there was frequently some noise in the corridors around 10pm-11pm. I think this was a mixture of hotel staff and guests. The very late check out on the final day convinced me that the hotel deserves 5 rather than 4 stars but there is definitely some room for improvement in some elements of customer service.
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- Also Known As:
- Grande Albergo Delle Rose Rhodes/Rhodes Town