So this is going to be a very honest review of the Marathon Hotel.
After reading all the reviews on here before leaving, me and my partner both admitted to be apprehensive.
PLEASE do not be put off by those reviews. This hotel is exactly what I would describe as a basic 3* All Inclusive.
The food, though not very varied, was well prepared and cooked. There may not of been a lot of choice so for those of you, like my partner, who a a bit of a fussy eater, may end up eating the same foods. However, the food is delicious! I myself took full advantage of it and it was always replenished when it was running low and the service at dinner with clearing the tables was brilliant.
The all inclusive alcoholic drinks, personally I struggled with this. I am fussy with alcohol so that's my issue not the hotels. Basic local spirits and beer a long with soft drinks. Cocktails were from 8 pm til the AI finished at 22:45.
Yes there are queues, but the bar staff are brilliantly quick and they have a 1 drink per person rule at that time to keep the queue moving.
The rooms were always kept clean and tidy, maids usually come early morning and if your asleep early afternoon so always a chance to get fresh towels etc. Please note, take a bath towel or buy one there as not provided at the hotel. We got ones for 4euro.
The hotels cleanliness on a whole was marvelous. Could not fault the facilities one bit. The hotel has FREE wifi - please see reception. Don't be silly like me and use your phone!
Now the staff. Alls I will say is helpful, willing and happy! Just what you want when your away. The reception staff, tends to be split between a male and female duo, are so helpful. We had a small issue with our transfers that was sorted immediately for us! Also they helpfully told us about the local transport system and the FREE bus to the Water Park.
The hotel is located in what is known as Kolimbia Centre. It's in the midst of bars, restaurants and shops a plenty. The bus stop is right outside enabling you to access Rhodes easily and the beach is about a 5/10 min walk.
Overall I would say this hotel is exactly what you pay for. Considering this is the cheapest holiday we have ever been on, it really did exceed all our expectations and I would recommend this to people in future.
Oh and one last point, yes the Ice Cream is limited to 2 scoops, but you can keep going back so lord knows why some people on here complained!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated just 380 yards from the beach, Marathon offers all-inclusive accommodations with activities for children and a great pool scene, close to Kolymbia’s local attractions. Marathon provides spacious and comfortable rooms, equipped with modern comforts. Children will be kept entertained with toys and games in their indoor play area and separate kid’s pool. Guests can relax on one of the many lounge chairs surrounding the large outdoor pool and soak up the Mediterranean sun. The all-inclusive package allows guests to enjoy the convenience and choice of buffet-style meals on-site. During the evening, the bar is a great place to relax and enjoy a drink. There are also plenty of shops, cafes and traditional taverns surrounding the hotel, if you can pull yourself away from the pool. Guests who rent a car can easily access Rhodes and Lindos, which are less than 15 miles away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marathon Hotel Rhodes, Greece
- Rhodos Hotel Marathon