Shivering back here in England following a glorious 2 weeks in Rhodes. 30 degrees every day and we only saw a few clouds on the day we were flying home but they burnt off by 10:30am.
The reviews about this family run hotel are really accuate and is was so refreshing to stay in a small hotel, with wonderfully caring and hardworking staff who treated you so well. The whole feel of the place was very relaxing and most guests were lovely too and respected the tranqulility that Vallian Village offered. No entertainment team, no amplified music, no kids club - what a relief.
The rooms are indeed basic but have all you need for an all inclusive holiday. We were actually placed in the staff quaters/ or the quaters of Greeks who worked nearby. At first we were concerned about this but in fact the staff were really quiet and respectful so not such a bad location at the end of the day. All the other blocks of accommodation had either a view of the mountains or the sea. All rooms had a patio and balcony on which you could sit and enjoy the sun set. Rooms were spotlessly clean, with linen and towels changed daily. Note there is a hairdrier in the room but no coffee/tea making facilites so if you like your brew at any hour of the day I suggest yo take one with you.
The pool and the pool area too was cleaned every day. No life guard to watch the children but I thought parents played that role! There was a lovely little play area for kiddies.
Noise from the planes- yes there was noise in the day time this didnt bother me but I had to wear my ear plugs at night to dull the noise of the planes taking off, but I am slightly noise intolerant!
The food was simple and freshly made each day. Loved the Greek yoghurt and honey for breakfast and the jam was delicious. The home made cheese pie, Greek style was yummy and the mousaka very good. Your main meals were served to you at a serving bar but you could always ask for more or go back for more. You could help yourself to salad and bread and the puddings.
The location of the hotel is secluded. There is a tiny stoney beach nearby and on it there is the Whispering Sands bar which we visited a couple of times and watched the sun set over the sea. In the evening you have to be contented to stay in the hotel unless you go down to the beach bar or get a taxi or bus further afield. Its not an easy location just to go for a stroll- take a torch.
As the holiday was soooooooo well priced we hired a car for 6 days and went to lots of places across the island and were able to eat out at different tavernas which we enjoyed. My highlight was a day trip to Symi, gosh what a wonderful place.
Finally I am not a cat lover my husband and our two friends and 1 fell in love with a little kitten who we named Rhodessia - I have posted a picture of her. Hopefully Helen and Margaret are looking after her this week but if you are going out before the hotel shuts for the "winter", then please help her to get her strenght so that she can fend more ably when she is on her own. She loved the saugase and bacon from breakfast. She pops out of the fence on by the 5th parasol from the bar!
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- Also Known As:
- Vallian Village Hotel Rhodes/Tholos, Greece