Booked a stay here after my friends returned having been upgraded to the Holiday Village Rhodes, they raved about it; we saw their photos and were blown away so we booked it too! Did it live up to our expectations? Yes! Definitely.
Staff - The Greek staff (not the First Choice staff) are brilliant, really made our visit. They are attentive, they get to know you over the week, sooo helpful, pre-empt what you'll need, never say no to you basically! They made this trip what it was, amazing!
Room (Deluxe, first floor) - fantastic! There was a porter service on arrival so no dragging your suitcase around. The bathroom was incredible, two showers, jacuzzi bath, luxury bathrobes, constantly replaced towels. Lots of facilities - first time I haven't needed my own hair dryer in a hotel. Bedroom also lovely, massive TV, Playstation should you need it (take your own DVDs), lots of storage for clothes, lots of mirrors for getting ready, a balcony with views over the pool - Utter bliss!
Deluxe Area - lovely, we found a quite spot (deluxe pool is quieter than the others) by the pool and spent most the week there! We had a wonder around the other pools - deluxe is the best if you want relaxation.
Food – incredible! The deluxe package is worth it - the evening meals are different to the standard with table service so you feel special. We had something different every night and were never disappointed. Also have the full range of buffet food. Breakfast is nicer too! We had lunch in the Olive restaurant (activity side) and couldn't have asked for more - lovely food, lovely quality, lots of choice! We also went to the Greek A la carte (IL Mercato) and OMG - the food was incredible. Gave us every starter (so we had 12 dishes)!
The spa - I had a pedicure, a body massage and used the steam room/ sauna etc. I've been to a few spas and regularly have beauty treatments but the pedicure was the best I've ever had and have me the perfect holiday feet! I would recommend a body massage, it is soooo relaxing and followed by steam room ahh, sheer bliss!
Entertainment - we aren't the biggest ravers, so spent a lot of time in the Pearl Bar (adult only, quiet with constant table service, some entertainment including a karaoke! but not a wild place.)
Area - well connected, regular buses to Rhodes town and Lindos - would recommend a trip to both (bus cost about 6euro return) beach and sea about 3 minute walk away.
First Choice staff - for the adults (we don't have kids, but the kids entertainment staff seemed to be very good, certainly full of energy) was pointless, they didn't seem to know anything, weren't willing to help, seemed annoyed by the smallest of questions (i.e. can I book a reservation for the A la carte restaurant please? Or, our flight is very late, where do we book a courtesy room or late check out - reasonable and easy questions I would of thought) Blagged their way through the answers (providing incorrect information) and didn't bother to join us on the transfer back to the airport (felt for the coach driver!)
Area - It may not be the most amazing setting, Kolymbia hasn't got much going on, it has a rugged pebble/ stone beach very close to the holiday village so you can have a dip but wouldn't recommend the beach. To be honest, I'm not sure this is a negative because you won't want to leave the resort anyway!!
I would return to the Holiday Village Rhodes anytime!
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Village Rhodes Hotel Kolimbia
- Holiday Village Rhodes Greece