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Holiday Village Rhodes
Ranked #4 of 33 Hotels in Kolimbia
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Vicenza, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Friendly Greek staff, FirstChoice Reps need to pull their socks up though”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2011

Best hotel in the area. Greek staff were very friendly and helpful.
We arrived at 4am and were greated by Nikos, providing us with champagne and bottles of water. Check-in was swift and the night porter was very quick at bringing our bags to the room.
Our rooms was clean and very spacious with modern decor and nice furnishings.

The food served in the main restaurant isn't the highest of quality but there is a lot of choice, so you won't go hungry. They have themed nights throughout the week also which keeps it varied. Some of the food is quite salty though, but on the continent they do tend to add a lot of salt to their food.
We also had two a la carte dinners during the week at the on site restaurants, an Italian and a Greek. The Greek restaurant is good, the starter of Greek Meze is the best course and the most filling, you barely need the other two course as there are so many plates to the meze. The Italian restaurant serves very small portions, and the food isn't top range.

The hotel is split into three areas (activity, relax, deluxe), when we booked this wasn't clearly highlighted, so you may want to specifiy which area you want. We requested to be moved to the relax or deluxe area (we were willing to pay the extra), we were directed to speak to our First Choice reps, they didn't come back to us after a day and a half so we requested again where they insisted their response must have been swept away by the cleaner after being put under the door. After this second request we never heard anything more from the reps about moving rooms; even if there was no room free, it would have been courteous to come back to us.

The Kolymbia area itself doesn't have much going on in it, there are alot of unfinished buildings in the nearby area, the 'main strip' of Eucalyptus Street is about a 15 minute walkaway and it consists of bars, a few restaurants and tourist shops full of fake branded goods.
Mixaha Keramik, on the way to Eucalyptus street, is a lovely glass and ceramic shop run by a husband and wife where you can buy beautiful glassware and a souvenir .
Kolymbia beach is pebbley but clean; there is a sandy beach at Tsambika (about a 5/10 minute car journey or 30 minute walk around the big hill next to the Holiday Village) you can get two sunnbeds for 8 Euros. The water at Tsmabiki does have some black/petrol slick from the speed boats going up and down the water.

There is a bus service around the corner from the hotel, we paid 14 Euros for two adults to get a return to Rhodes town. However, if you are planning to venture out most days it is probably better value for money to rent a car (70 Euros for 3 days).
If you tell reception by 6pm the day before you are spending the day off the resort, the restaurant will make up a pack lunch for you. The pack lunch is basic (a sandwich, mini Greek salad, crisps, water and juice carton, and an apple), but handy if you are not wanting to spend extra money on food.

If you have children, i think this would be great for a family holiday as there are lots of daytime activities for children and evening entertainment.

As a couple, we wanted somewhere we could relax and unwind for a week and this hotel definitely catered for our needs. The adult bar open in the evening is a nice touch if you want to distance yourself from the family entertainment.

I definitely recommend making the effort to visit the Kalithea Spa, Rhodes Old Town and the Acropolis.
First Choice put on an excursion to the Acropolis at 25 Euros per adult, which frankly is a rip off as this doesn't include your entrance to the Acropolis (6 Euros), your lunch, or any sort of tour. On the First Choice excursion they do take you to Tsambiki beach on the way back, but as said before it's not that far from the hotel. I think the price of the excursion is very high for what is a glorified bus ride.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2011

Wish I was still there, We booked a swim up room which was great, cleaners came every day. The staff were brilliant nothing too much trouble. Loads to do for the chilldren the espeacialy loved the splash park. We took three children aged 5,8,10 so they were all in different clubs. but they enjoyed them so much. Its our first all inclusive so we were a bit worried what the food was going to be like, Absolutely great! You could book one night in the Italian restaurant but we not keen on Italian food and the food in the main restaurant was so good we didn't need too.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2011

What can I say. Been back a few days and im still gutted to be home. Can honestly say its the best place I have ever been. I never review my holdays but this needs to be said. Dont make my mistake, I booked 10 days. should have had 2 weeks...or 3!!! Booked a delux swim up room, it was great. Although there are not many of the swim up rooms that got alot of sun, it was nice to have but I would leave that luxury out next time (and there will be a next time!). The room was like a top class london hotel! The bed was memory foam and the room was so lovely it was almost a shame to have to get out of bed in the mornings. It is exactly what you see in the pictures! Well there was the food, also fantastic. If anyone in the whole place was hungry...well not a chance for that! So much choice, all of it fantastic! The whole place was spottless, the staff treat you like they know you. So friendly and helpful. I have no kids, but even so, the entertainment was great. Sean & Shep were great to watch doing the kids entertainment, slipping in little bits for the adults too and the rest of the team were great too. It didnt matter if it was for the kids or not, it was so entertaining for everyone. All in all you will have a great time. Something or everyone. Lovely quiet places around the site if you dont want to watch the entertainment. A choice of bars, and of course the lovely view across the pool from your room if you choose. I cant wait to go back!

Room Tip: The swim up rooms were great in the delux, but from what we could see, the activity side looked just...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2011

aMAZING HOTEL!
Loved the lazy river,food, staff manda and mash!!! took part in adult water polo so much for the childre to do, loved the swim up bar

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2011

What can i say amazing from all the staff at the Holiday Village, nothing was too much for them and food, entertainment to the cleanliness of this hotel.

Waterpark was fab for both adults and kids the lazy river i miss it already along with the lovely weather having just returned. The rooms were amazing - we were on the activity side and glad we were - popped over the relax area but i would have been bored - more so if you have kids! I have heard the accommodation is lovely there too but cannot comment if i am honest. I was able to get a sunbed every day being on the activity side where each day was fun filled.

Lovely area Kolymbia with a little street of shops - fab in the evening for a stroll or a trip on the noddy train. Buses are infrequent and have a mind of their own but did go to Faliraki for the day and Rhodes town - lovely place. Think first choice could do better with their trips - I.e. Island tour for the couples who wish to explore - all in all Rhodes is a beautiful place and would definitely recommend the Holiday Village.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Ardrossan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2011

Just returned from the hoilday village last week and I can easily say this is the best place i have ever stayed, we had a swim up room on the activity with 2 kids aged 2 and 3 and I would recommend there was no need to get up and look for sun loungers as they are there on your patio, you also have a little jacuzzi seat area in the pool at your patio. There was entertainment all day (if you want it) and the entertainment at night was also good. The rooms were immaculate and cleaned every day (apart from sunday), the food was great also, on the down side to the catering it is difficult to book your night for the al a carte as the spaces are booked quickly but the food in the main restaurants were lovely anyway. All staff very friendly and nothing was to much trouble for them. The complex is situated in kolymbia which does not have a great deal in it, there is shops and some bars about a 15 minute walk from the complex but to be perfectly honest there isn't much you would want to leave the complex for as it lots to do in it. All in all this was a great holiday and i will be booking again for next year.

Room Tip: I would recommend the swim up rooms everytime.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2011

I do not normally write reviews on here, but having just returned from our weeks holiday 17-24 sept, I felt compelled to put something on here!
This was our first ever Holiday Village and we were delighted. We travelled with our 2 young sons, 3 years and 21 months.
I was somewhat aprehensive about going on an all inclusive 'family' holiday, as I was expecing 'singing and dancing bears' that drag you off your sunlounger, or for it to be like Butlins in the sun! I couldn't have been more wrong.
We stayed in the Deluxe Area- a must, as i give you access to everywhere and also to the beautiful Cosmopolitan restauarant. Room 4412 1st floor, so not a swim up room, although I would do one of those rooms next time.. The food in all restaurants was amazing, so much choice, well cooked and presented, not repetitive.
The boys loved the creche and kids club Very clean. the satff were very helpful, kind and friendly. The kids entertainment was also great. The pools are wonderful, and they have gradual decline so the kids can 'paddle' at ease, not just a 'drop' into water. the relax pool is lovely as is the swim up bar!! and the Huge Day beds too!
The room was amazing, deluxe family, slept 4, with a sliding partition doors, 2 plasma screen tv.s playstyation and Ipod docking station if you request it. Great size balcony and fantastic bathroom with jaccuzi bath, and spa shower!
ALL the satff were so friendly and VERY hardworking, they couldn't do enough for you. All the areas including our room were SPOTLESSLY cleaned!
Our Only negatives are, the toaster at breakfast is somewhat a health hazard, and the greek restaurant is a little limited on choice. But the big thing is NONE of the rooms sleep more than 4 people, so if you have 3 children or more, I don't know what you would do? We wanted to take a grandma next time, but i think even the private villas are only 4 people too. What a shame. Apart from these little things. it is BRILLIANT.
Definately 5 Star accomodation, we WILL return!
We Loved it, and so will you!!

Room Tip: Stau in the Deluxe area.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Holiday Village Rhodes
Address: Kolymbia, Kolimbia 851 02, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Rhodes > Kolimbia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Kolimbia
#2 Family Hotel in Kolimbia
#2 Spa Hotel in Kolimbia
#4 Romantic Hotel in Kolimbia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 274
Also Known As:
Holiday Village Rhodes Hotel Kolimbia
Holiday Village Rhodes Greece

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