Stayed at the CLUB ATLANTICA AEGEAN BLUE , KOLIMBIA , RHODES at the end of July beginning of August 2014.
The Hotel complex is quite flat and good for most people with mobility issues.
The Reception Staff were very helpful and polite every time they were spoken to throughout our stay.We were a party of 11 ( 3 families with several children and adults ) using 4 rooms and we requested rooms together , on arrival we were scattered around the resort . They managed to get us 2 apartment rooms together on both sides of the pool , although this was awkward was accepted.
The rooms were all Air Conditioned and a good size. The rooms all had a Balcony with 4 seats and a table and a wall mounted Airing line to put your washed bathing gear each night which would normally dry by the morning.
A kettle and tea facilities were in the rooms and mostly replenished once used ( you can take a few teabags of your choice back from the restaraunt ) .
A large carton of Orange Juice and a large bottle of Water were in the fridge on our arrival, the water seemed to be replenished every 2 days.
The bathroom was a nice size with a toilet , a bath and overhead shower , large mirror above the sink and a fitted hairdryer with shaver point.
The cleaners came in every day to tidy up and clean the rooms and bathrooms.
Used towels to change were just left in the bath.
Several electric points are available to charge your electrical equipment. You may need the 2 pin adapters on most products..
The Pool Bar staff were excellent . Especially SEVA who calles everybody My darling !
There was a Bar near the Reception Lobby area with a good inside and an outside area.
Linda and the rest of the bar staff were excellent. A variety of cocktails and drinks were available. The bar staff were quite efficient considering there were a lot of people using the bar.
Also a pool side Restaraunt for a good choice of Hot snacks ( Burger / Chips/ Hotdog and local food ) , Icecream , Hot drinks machine , soft drinks and local Lager..
There was also a seperate Icecream area available just outside the main building open most afternoons.
The Restaraunt staff were great and always busy clearing the tables etc. Always very helpful . Anna and Erik were exceptional at their job when you arrived at the entrance to see you to your seats..Excellent choice of foods for Adults and Children alike, although i often it seemed to be cold when i sat down to eat it , probably not kept hot enough in the hot trays.
Excellent choice of Fruit , pastries , ice creams and cakes available each day.
Plenty of toilets which were regularly cleaned and in a good condition dotted around from the pool restaraunt and within the main building close to the reception and the Childrens Play room. But most rooms were not far away from the main building.
There was a Gym which was Free to use in the basement of the main building with Running machine x2 , Mountain Climber / Stepper machine , Cycle machine , Weights bench.
There was a Games room with a good selection of games Tabletennis and electronic games in the games room , Charges applied to these games in these areas. There seemed to be lots of computers available for kids to use with games set up on them.
There was also a soft play room which was utilised by the kids club reps.
Sadly the Entertainment was shocking , Unable to sing very well and choreography wasnt very good either, except when they had external bands and groups such as Tribute to Drifters and the Beatles . Entertainment seemed to stop with a thud as soon as the show ended without much thought from the Thomson entertainment team .
( After going to the Blue Lagoon Resort in Kos last year the entertainment was very disappointing at this 5* Thomson resort )
There were a choice of several pools which were not as deep as most other resorts and also a Jacuzzi pool which was used by kids to swim in as well although there were signs saying no under 14s allowed.
I was up at 0730 most mornings so reserved our Sunbeds by the pool at 0800 untl my family came down. ( If they are folded over when they come around to check at about 945 they will have a Tag put onto them if still not used when they return the towels etc are placed in bags and taken to reception and a Warning given )
The lower floor apartments had a garden area which had their own sunbeds on the grass area directly outside the patio doors if required, but i rarely seen people using them whilst there.
The waterpark is Free to use but you will need to pay for any drinks (although you are All Inclusive at the hotel this area is niot included ) . It was used several times with our families and is great for a few hours to get away. A few slides and the Large Toilet bowl which you go down on he tubes , the small kamikazee slides and a lazy river. Not alllways able to get a tube when busy as people tend to keep hold of theirs once the have each ride.. There is also a play area for the younger kids. There are a few seats available. Only a small walk up the path from the main pools in the hotel about 3 minutes.
Went to Lindos for a look around. The bus stop is just outside the fromnt entrance of the hotel. Costs 3.50 euro each way and takes about an hour. It was a long walk down to Lindos town and back up after . Lots of shops for buying the usual presents and bags / purses etc.. And very smelly as there were donkeys walking through the streets. Lindos was a bit of a disappointment .
There were a few Supermarkets and shops in the surrounding streets and the STAR BAR a 5 - 10 minute walk away , if you didnt want to watch the entertainment.
Overall the Resort was quite Good.
Hotel and Staff was great but the entertainment needs upgrading !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The location of this hotel offers the most amazing views of the sapphire Mediterranean seas. The perfect place for families and children of all ages. So much to do, no one will ever be bored. If you're travelling with little ones, they'll have a ball splashing around in the children's pool and letting off steam in the playground. Direct access to the beach, club- style facilities and organized activities make the Atlantica Agean Blue the ideal holiday for everyone! Number of rooms :396 ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Club Atlantica Aegean Blue Hotel Kolimbia
- Atlantica Aegean Blue Hotel
- Hotel Atlantica Aegean Blue
- Atlantica Aegean Blue Rhodes, Greece