This hotel was picked for myself and a friend as they have a spa here. Upon arrival we were told that although we had booked a sea view room, it was not ready, that block had not been opened yet this season and so they would upgrade us to a pool view (this was not an upgrade, it was same price as sea view) When we got into the room, found no curtain up, no bath mat, soap, toiletries, frayed towels that were not as white as meant to be, no kettle, few bulbs gone in the lighting. Later found no kettle, no hot water, and sheets on the beds were not really big enough for the beds. Made a list to go to reception, some of the things were put right, kettle still didn't work but we found later it was the socket not working. No toiletries due to being in Greece we were told. On going to the spa found that the spa pool was empty (no water) same with the Jacuzzi. It was filthy dirty with black mold on the edges, tiles missing on the floor around the pool, and many broken. We were told yes spa open, but only for massages, which were very highly priced! Very disappointing, we were told that it would be a few days and all ok, 1 week later still the same. Also told that use of spa pool only if you book treatments, we'd of booked treatments just to of used it. Food - breakfast was normal standard stuff, however the butter was in the opposite area to the bread, also witnessed staff adding hot water in the beans to make them go further, or try to warm them up! Pancakes were cooked in large batches and put a few at a time under a red warming light, which didn't really warm them. There appeared to be a shortage of cups too, many people were having to have tea & coffee in glasses. Lunch we used the pizza man by the outdoor pool and found that to be good. Evening meal - Again the logistics of where they put the food is not right, soup tucked away in an area by the door, then the desserts, then bread (with the butter being in the far corner with the salad bar) then warmish buffet, then carved meat of the day under a red light (get there early once its gone thats it!) then the salad in the corner. To us it seemed wrong layout, others were mentioning it too. The food was practically the same every day with slight variations. It was bland, nothing special at all, certainly not a place to go if you enjoy food. Desserts - Ice cream 4 flavours, mousse and cake once. We ended up eating out 3 nights at Alkinos Sports bar, great food there, hot too! Drinks - you didn't get the same thing twice, staff weren't always sure, following a guide under the bar and not measured amounts so sometimes lots, sometimes very little. If you don't like smoke then avoid the bar by the reception, it was like walking into a smoke cloud, and clothes stunk after, and that was just from going in getting a drink and walking back to our room to drink it at night as there was no where else inside to sit and enjoy a drink smoke free. We went just after easter and thought that things would be open and all working, how mistaken we were, will never go back to this hotel, never tell anyone to go there either! Book this hotel at your peril, you've been warned! Oh and mind the cat muck on the stairs when you go down them! This is no where near a four star, 2 at the most.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dodeca Sea Resort is a 5 star resort complex, consisting of 183 apartments built directly opposite a superb pebbly and sandy beach, on the north-west coast of Rhodes. Situated just 9 km from Rhodes Town and 1 km from the village of Ialysos, it offers a unique blend of relaxation and sporting activities. Quality Accommodation with fully equipped apartments for two to six persons featuring: private bath and WC, hair-dryer, direct-dial telephone, individually-controlled air conditioning, satellite TV, Kitchenette with electric cooking rings and fridge, double glazed windows, balcony or terrace with pool, sea, garden or mountain view. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Forum Beach
- Forum Beach Trianda
- Dodeca Sea Resort By Forum Hotels Rhodes/Ialyssos