location and public transport:
The hotel is located well, the bus stop in front of the hotel and a 15 minutes drive takes you to rhodes city close to the harbour and old town. Buses arrived in september every 15 minutes and on sundays each half an hour.
There is a 10 minutes walk near agricultural fields to the local pebble beach which looked ok (had only a short look the last day)
Lobby and reception:
The hotel looks ok from the front with a small pool, the entry lobby is clean but looks shabby, with ugly older furniture and a green torn spotty carpet near a billiard table and flipper. Near by is an internet room, 2 Euro for 6 minutes internal timer, not all the pc work and you don't get your money back inf you used it for them.
The 2 ladies at the reception where friendly. We asked for a very quiet room. After being assured this was a quite room, we got a room on the first floor above the parking lot. Unfortunatly it was very noisy at nights, if you are looking for a quite room you should instead ask for a room after the big pool even if you have to walk farther.
The room and condition of beds:
The devided room (2 beds, not double as we reserved and 2 narrow beds in another room), was spacy but a bit out fashioned, cleanless was ok in the main room, besides the commode that was not cleaned all 3 days. The bath in the bathroom had mould in the sewer so I desinfected it in the beginning. There was a tiny kitchen with electric plates and a fridge with an ice box, not freezer.
The window/doors which face a large balcony, closed well but still there was much noise from outside, especially from the door to the hall which is not noise isolated. During nights that had entertainment, the noise was unbearable even with closed doors. We did not pay for the airconditioner, which you don't need in middle septembers pleasant nights so partly we relyed on opening the windows at night which was not possible.
There where a lot of mosquitos, you have to bring a repellent.
The beds where very noisy, and the wood skeaky and noisy if you turned round, the pillow was not soft, which is a matter of taste. The extra blankets where old and ugly.
The food and Drinks:
Don't eat ANY food at this hotel, even breakfast, here is why:
The food was more than terrible,- a shame for representing greeks usually great food. It was the worst food I ever ate, not in terms of simple but in terms of a terrible cook which should urgently be fired ! I know that filerimos has to calculate on a low budget but there is no excuse because simple tasty food does not have to be expensive. 95 % of the lukewarm meals where cooked in some slimy spiceless industrial cornflour starch. The labels of the food had nothing in common with the poor choice of containers. Viennese schnitzel for example, certainly is not some condensed meat cooked in some slimy beige sauce.... Even fish was cooked in this slimy sauce. Breakfast was terrible and boring as well. While the white and wholewheat buns where ok there was a yellow cheese which I could not swallow, had nothing to do with the name cheese, maybe soya, terrible cold meat and lukewarm saussages with baked bean. 95 percent was small margerine boxes, if you where lucky you could find small gold boxed of butter beween them to use them for the bad marmelade. The coffee was the worst I ever had so I dilluted the bad juices with water. By the way, there where no diet drinks available,not even local diet coke, a shame. There where very few tastless tomatoe in some meals. Feta cheese I have seen only once. Deserts where fruits and sometimes a tasteless cakes. There where local buiscuits in all inclusive, a bad choice of greeks delicious sweets. Tea bags could only be used in plastic cups. If you heat plastic it is cancerous, a common known fact...There was no milk for the tea.
We drink very little but twice but tasted the included drinks. The white wine was bad, a gin tonic and a whiskey undigestable, kind of an artifical bad aroma in pure alcohol. The waiters where friendly, the barkeeper did not smile while serving all inclusive drinks...
The 2 meter deep pool is nice and large but was not cleaned from bourganvillia flowers that fell into the pool constantly.The music was varied and was choosen by a realy nice young guy, an rumanian animater who took music wishes in account.
I will not recommend this plain hotel because I payed for terrible food and squeeky beds and a noisy room. The hotel is a 1-2 star standart and certainly not above it, a big dissapointment, besides our wonderful trip to beautiful rhodes. I wonder if the owner cares at all about the critics and wether he knows that travellers complain to their travel agency for representing his hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- News for 2009: New Chef Koch employed that has extremely increased taste & quality of meals,New animation team and New service management.FILERIMOS VILLAGE is situated by the foot of the historical mountain of FILERIMOS in between the two villages Ialyssos & Kremasti on the northern west side of Rhodes . There are four room types in a revitalizing flowered garden area of 40.000m² with three pools. In the hotel, we give our guests full flexibility to choose room with breakfast, halfboard or All inclusive. Tennis court, Volley & Basket ball and Mini foot ball. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Filerimos Village Hotel Rhodes/Ialyssos