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Electra Palace Rhodes
Ranked #2 of 32 Hotels in Ialyssos
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 June 2009

We are just back from a fabulous holiday at the Electra Palace. There were 8 of us and we had four rooms which included one single room which had double bed and great sea view and tv. One junior suite which had 2 twin beds together , dvd player and huge private balcony with unbelievable sea views. We also had one residential suite (was an upgrade on arrival - details to follow) which had separate living room with sofa beds dvd player and flat screen tv and another tv in bedroom. We also had a family suite which was open plan. The living room and bedroom were separated by a sliding frosted glass door. This was great as we had a 2 year old who slept on comfortable sofa bed in living area but we could see her from the bed (two twins together). This room had two balconies - one off living room and one off bedroom. had view of pool and partial sea view. Also had dvd player and tv in living room and tv in bedroom. Greek tv is great. There is always an english film on at night on Star channel with greek subtitles. Also had an english speaking cartoon channel Jetix - which was a godsend for the 2 year old! sky and bbc news also. There were also french and german channels.

All bathrooms had bath and shower. The toiletries provided were really good as well.

The rooms were cleaned every day and the whole hotel was spotless.

We booked through direct holidays and on arrival at reception they tried to tell us that it was our lucky day and instead of the standard double room and standard single room that we had booked we were being given one residential suite instead (details above). This was not suitable for us and after a bit of a debate they said they could give us the single room after one hour as they didnt' have one immediately available. After we completely refused lo and behold they said actually the single was available and we could even keep the residential suite instead of the double. It worked out well for us but be warned and be ready in case the same thing happens to you!

The mini bar was stocked on arrival with a few beers and soft drinks and water which was nice and on an all inclusive deal was great that it was free! It was not re-stocked though which was not a problem.

As previous reviewer said breakfast was large and plentiful. You could also go for a late breakfast between 10.30 and 12 in the italian restaurant where you could have eggs, bacon or french toast and coffee to order and a basket of cakes/rolls/breads. lovely!

There were 2 vegetarians in the party and were in the main catered for pretty well. Some days were better than others but there were always plenty of options at the buffet in the grand international. The selection was different every night of the week we were there. There was always a huge selection of salads, cheeses and for dessert there was ice cream and a selection of cakes. Examples of dinner choices would be spaghetti bolognaise, grilled fish, sea food pastas, veal fillets, pork medallions, mexican night had vegetable filled tortillas and burritos. There was also a chinese night with stir fries. Lunches were also brilliant. The hotel also has a separate italian and chinese restauarants which you have to book. We booked the italian and got a place 4 days later. It was amazing. The pizzas were superb. The meat main courses were also really really good.

The pool area was superb with plenty of sunbeds and the hotel is situated right on the beach and also had lots of free sunbeds. The beach is sand and shingle and sea bed pretty stony so you need those rubber shoes for swimming in the sea. You can buy these at the small supermarket next to the hotel for around 5 euros. The sea was great to swim in though can get choppy so beware! The water is pretty shallow for quite a distance so still good for those not so good swimmers like me!

We are not a family who as a rule enjoy organised entertainment but actually the stuff that was on was pretty good. During the day they hosted yoga, petanque, aqua aerobics and we took a greek lesson. In the evenings they had a variety of live bands which were really good. This all took place in the outdoor areas so if you prefer peace and quiet there are two bars inside serving drinks till midnight. The cocktails are to be recommended! The beer was not brilliant but drinkable and the white wine was ok. The red was not all that great.

With the pound doing so badly against the euro just now all inclusive is the way to go. we went out a couple of days to rhodes town and cremasti (a nearby village with the most gorgeous chuch) and had lunch. Very expensive - £8 for a club sandwich and £5 for fish fingers.

The bus stop is probably 10 mins walk away and the buses are brilliant. Very air conditioned and the driver announces every stop in english.

All in all I thought the location of the hotel was superb. It is on the flight path of rhodes airport which means that you have a very quick transfer (10-15 mins). The planes fly very low over the hotel which was actually great to look at. In terms of noise I can honestly say it didn't bother me. My dad did say a plane woke him up once during the week. The noise of each plane probably lasts about 6 seconds and there were not that many during the day and night - prob about 20 in total I think but could be totally wrong on that so don't quote me!

Along the beach to the right hand side you will find yourself on the main Trianda strip where there are lots of other hotels and shops and bars etc.

What we liked most about the hotel and the Trianda resort was that there was a mix of nationalities - I don't like going on holiday to be surrounded by brits like me! I would say in the hotel itself there were mainly French people followed by German and British. The Trianda strip mentioned above seemed to be mainly Scandinavian and Dutch.

Like most places in Greece there were tonnes of mosquitoes. Make sure you buy Jungle Formula. That seems to be the best repellent - although I still did get bitten a few times. We also bought a plug in repellent with tablets from the same supermarket near the hotel which also helped. We saw a lot of toddlers who were absolutely covered in bites - I thought at first it was chickenpox but was definitely the mozzies.

This is the first review I've ever done but as I've used the site so many times in the past I feel I should give as much info as possible! I hope you find it helpful

I would highly recommend and would definitely return.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 June 2009

My family and myself arrived at the Electra Palace Hotel Rhodes on the 27th May 2009 for 1 week.In our party were my Husband, Father, Niece and her Husband including 2 children, one 9 year old boy, and one 15 year old moody teenage girl..
On arrival which was 10.30 pm at night, we were made very welcome by the receptionist.
It only took about 20mins for all of us to be allocated to our rooms, we had booked and paid for 4,my father had a single occupancy which on first impression were top class, Full mini bar, eg soft drinks and beer, bath robes and slippers, were in our wardrobes which we have never had before.We all were booked in on an ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE
After unpacking we managed to get a drink at the bar which closed at 12.p.m.
Next morning we all went into the International Restuarant for breakfast, very impressed food was great, full English or fruit cheeses and meats but to name a few , choice was endless.
Lunch time was the same, endless amount of choices, same with dinner,
You helped yourself to drinks from the machines they had in the restuarant ,any amount of soft drinks, water, wine and beer.
Waiter were very friendly, the only complaint we had was, at breakfast time,the waiters came to serve you tea or coffee, we had always finished our breakfast,by the time they came to ask you if you wanted a drink. No machines for drinks during breakfast.
We were dissapointed with the location we were in, eg very long way of for the local bus, which we always like to use, we had to hire taxis to get us into Rhodes Town 12 Euro each way.There was only one supermarket outside the Hotel,which sold the usual soviner rubbish and food stuffs,we never needed as the food was excellent 5 star quality
My 9 year old loved every day there, but my 15 year old niece was very bored.
The weather was fantastic,
So our only complaint was the location of the Electra Hotel.
But we still had a fabulous holiday.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled with family
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1  Thank poppind
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Reviewed 4 April 2009

I travelled to Electra Palace in Oct half term week with my partner and 12yr old son...We
had booked the Aldemar Paradise but were told the week before that it had closed early.I was a bit concerned that there wouldnt be enough to keep my son occupied as the facilities didnt compare to the Aldemar and boy was I right!!
The evening entertainment was practically non existent and consisted of loads of oldies playing cards!!!The barmen were rude and when you asked for the cocktail menus they huffed and moAre or less threw the drinks at you.
The hotel itself was very smartly decorated and I was quite worried one of the many bored younger children were going to smash something.The food was good and there was always a good variety.
I complained to the Thomas Cook rep and she gave me a form to complete which I sent to them on return and have since had a reply saying We hope you ultimately enjoyed your holiday??After speaking to several guests it was quite obvious that Thomas Cook had know for a while that the Aldemar had closed leaving a lot of bored families in the Electra Palace.

  • Stayed: October 2008
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Thank paulaDConwy
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Reviewed 13 March 2009

We took a late break holiday last year. We wanted somewhere warm, close to the beach and relaxing. We have stayed in all-inclusive hotels before so was realistic expectations of the standards of food and drink included in the price we paid. The hotel is VERY near the airport, it only costs 10 Euros for a taxi to the hotel. The downside is that it is under the flight path of the airport and there is a fairly constant flow of aircraft over the hotel. It is very noticeable at first but you quickly get used to it and ignore the planes. They certainly do not disrupt your conversation or concentration if reading etc.

The main restaurant is a typical buffet service and the food is pretty good. I have certainly had a lot worse. They do theme nights during the week and one night we had an “Indian” night and the range and quality of food was excellent. There are tow other restaurants, an Italian one and a Chinese one. The Italian serves nce pasta and pizza and is a good place to go for lunch or a lighter dinner. The Chinese is very quiet and the food is not particularly Chinese but still edible. In order to eat in the other two restaurants you need to pre book with the restaurant manager days in advance so I recommend that you do early in your holiday to ensure you get an opportunity to try them. The inclusive drinks are OK but you would not actively select the wine if given a choice. The beer is typical European lager beer and the spirits are not named brands but are OK. Table service can be patchy in an evening and many people give up and go to the bar instead which further delays the table service.

The rooms are roomy and cleaned regularly. There is a mini bar in the room with Beer, soft drinks and water in which is nice after a hot day by the pool or beach. Overall we had a nice holiday and returned relaxed.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank yorkshireman abroad
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Reviewed 27 January 2009

After paying 3 adult prices, for 2 adults and our 11 year old Grandson, at what had been sold to us, as a 5 star Hotel, we were incredibly disapointed. When we arrived, we were shown into a room so small, we would have been unable to unpack most of our clothes. We asked if a bigger room was available, suitable for 3 people, and was told that their was one,... at a price. We had no alternative, but to pay an extra £150, which on top of the £2000 plus, made this a very expensive holiday. All in all, I would have graded this Hotel 3*. A couple of the bartenders, were very surly, which made this Holiday, not one of our best.
Hotels4U.com. And Freedom direct, (the 2 companys involved)
Have completely disregarded my complaint. These are two companys, and one Hotel that we definately wont be holidaying with again.

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled with family
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Thank nanasyl
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Reviewed 10 November 2008

Hotel was clean spacious and staff on the whole friendly. The hotel was very quiet due to the fact it was the last week when we where there. Would liked to have known that when we were transfered to this hotel 2 weeks before we were due to travel. Felt for the people with teenage children nothing for them to do in the evenings. Ideal for older people. Not suitable if you want to swim in the sea very strong currents making it unsafe, beach not very clean and quite uninviting pool in complex very cold.

  • Stayed: October 2008
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1  Thank runnerSuffolk
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Reviewed 31 October 2008

As usual we reviewed all reports prior to departure, but we can honestly say that the all inclusive package we were offered at this hotel we could not find fault with, the italia n restaurant was particularly good ,pizzas and pasta excellant. it probably helped that it was not high season but you wont go far wrong with this choice, Hire a car if you can as there is some lovely spots to visit down the west side. The attitude of all the staff and management deserve to be congratulated.

  • Stayed: October 2008
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2  Thank kopite96
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Additional Information about Electra Palace Rhodes

Address: Papaflessa | Trianta beach, Ialyssos 85101, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Rhodes > Ialyssos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Ialyssos
#2 Luxury Hotel in Ialyssos
#2 Spa Hotel in Ialyssos
#2 Romantic Hotel in Ialyssos
#4 Family Hotel in Ialyssos
Price Range: £68 - £305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Electra Palace Rhodes 5*
Number of rooms: 309
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On the shores of an Aegean island full of butterflies, on a sparkling beach with clear waters: there lies the Electra Palace Rhodes, bright and colorful, a modern resort with clean lines, made for you to have the best summer holidays of your life. Bright and colorful: such will be your days, and your nights, here! Start your day with a hearty breakfast in Electra's Restaurant, our main restaurant. Enjoy the magnificent views of the Aegean - and plan your day: will you be spending it all at the beach or by the big central pool? How about a tennis match at the resort's court, or maybe a friendly game of volleyball or basketball? The kids are going to love it! After lunch you can enjoy a refreshing nap in your spacious, cool room, or maybe read some more of that exciting novel you found at the hotel's reading room. It's your "me" time - the children are well taken care of at the kids' club, playing fun games and learning new things. As the evening approaches, you start to think about dinner: Chinese, or Italian? Don't forget to check out tonight's menu at Electra's Reastaurant too - its variety is so tempting! After dinner, how about a drink at Waves beach bar? Or, how about asking for our childcare services and taking a long romantic walk with your significant other on the moonlit beach? Such are the days at the Electra Palace at Rhodes, laid back and relaxing, full of fun things to do. Aiming in creating a contemporary resort worthy of our guests, we have taken care of every little detail, so that you can spend your holidays having a real holiday: there are sports courts and a gaming center. There are four restaurants, two serving ethic cuisine. There are five bars - one is certain to suit your mood. There are kids' and teenagers' clubs with qualified staff and special kids' menus and tons of fun activities for the young ones. And there are also five star services and amenities: crisp linen and fully equipped bathrooms and bathrobes for all, and safes and double glazed windows and air-conditioning and DVD players in the rooms, and views of the sea and green gardens and concierge service and so much more! And then there're the smiles. The smiles of our staff, happy to welcome you, keen on helping you make the best of your vacations. And the smiles of everyone around you, having the time of their lives! Won't you join them? Welcome to the Electra Palace Rhodes. Welcome to the hospitality you deserve! ... more   less 
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