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Summer Dream Hotel
Ranked #9 of 9 Hotels in Tholos
Gateshead, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Basic”
Reviewed 12 September 2011

Went with the wife for a week. Talk of the place riddled with cockroaches and flies is untrue. I saw 1cockroach all the week that we were there. the food left a lot to be desired, very basic, repetative and yes it was never hot. The staff were brilliant, the room I stayed in was very clean with towels and bed linen changed regularly. Got 1 mossy bite and that was from a pub down in the village. The down side was no night-time entertainment. Beats me why people who usually go 5* go to a small family run 3* place like this, and slag it off. the worst thing was the germans and the czecks putting the towels out the night before. Though did see the cats sleeping on them and even one using it as a toilet, made me smile.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2011

just got back this week, 01/09/11..... im gonig to make this quick and simple, we went to breakfast 1st morning, it was really bad, nothing looked english about it, we didnt go back for breakfast, dinner was not bad, i ate it..!! the bad thing, for 7 days it was the same food for breakfat, dinner and tea, we ended eating out for the last 4 days....there is no entertainment on a night, we met the couple of english who were there, we made our own, we had a laff between us... only kareoke on a sunday lol

the pool bar food was horrible, it was egg bread or pizza, the pizza was yuck too, flies around it..!! every so often they might bring sponge cake out... not every day, the pool bar beer is like water.... the spirits aint spirits and u have it with rola cola not coka cola, be warned..!!!

the pool area is not too bad, the loungers are ok, plenty of sun so soak up..!! the pool is full of bugs, wasp n flies, there are also alot of wild cats and kittens....

the beech hahahaha....... if u can call it a beech, PEBBLE ROCK!!!!

all the staff are nice tho, make you feel welcome, it aint there fault, they just work there and not run it.....

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2011

When we arrived at summer dream we thought u get what u pay for... There was a nice pool, n it is in the middle of no where but you are only a bus ride away from the town and there is bars n a nice beach just at the end of the street. The service is lovely Zoe especially made us feel very welcome. The food isn't that bad but couldn't cope two weeks on it. We really enjoyed our holiday it was very relaxed and a nice get away but I've never been on holiday and had so many bugs in the room over 5 days in my room I saw 15 beetles 2 cockroaches loads of ants n couple of spiders and two lizards outside the door... The lizards I did not mind at all that's normality but the rest was not acceptable it ruined our holiday. They finally moved us to a cleaner room for the last two nights n it was so much nicer so they arnt all like this but I didn't sleep for 4 nights atleast. This hotel is nice n I had a lovely time but no hotel should have that many bugs in the room. I never stay there again due to this and if u have children I don't recommend it, but make your own minds up we met a couple who had no problems and loved it!

  • Stayed June 2011
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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2011

I had a sinking feeling in my guts as soon as the Powerstaiton loomed into view, then we drove through the Ghost town (Tholos) & there she was the Summer Dream hotel.

First off, in the past 12 years we have been to Menorca, Costa del Sol, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Crete, USA twice, Egypt twice, France, Belgium, Berlin, Hamburg, Amsterdam, Prague.

This was the worst hotel I have ever come across.

My sons had a campbed to sleep on with a matress about 1 inch thick.
When we first entered the room there was an ant’s nest in the corner so we asked if they could sort this out and were told not to have food in the room, we explained that we had only just arrived!
We asked to change rooms & was told that it was not possible.

I'll try any food once, but this was disgusting the same food was served for breakfast lunch and tea. What you didn't eat it was recycled; spaghetti not eaten at lunch, cheese sauce on top and its now lasagne!
The food was always luke warm or cold never had a hot/decent meal from the hotel.

We ended up eating out on several occasions in the Ghost town at the bottom of the street; for every one bar/cafe there was three more shut down, Mind you the Bar owners were very happy to see us & didn't even have to ask where we stayed they knew... Even the cab driver who took us back to the airport told us what a crap hotel we had just stayed in!

There was so much chlorine & chemicals in the pool it made your eyes bleed, everyone seemed to be complaining about it there was also not enough Sun beds & many were broken.
No seats at the pool toilets & every day left in a disgusting state, the family had to traipse back to our room to use the Toilets every day.

The beach is dirty but does have a lovely view of the Powerstation which belches out black smoke all day & night if you fancy a nice romantic walk on the beach.

Bed linen was changed one day & there was old blood stains & what looked like crap stains on the "new" linen.

All other all inclusive hotels I have stayed at have food and drink available all day this is the first one that has set times. 7.30 -9.30 breakfast if you miss this then you have to wait to around 10.30am for the other bar at the pool to open so nothing to drink until then. No bottled water only tap water or Soda water & you can't get a drink at the hotel bar while the pool bars open.....

Every guest I spoke to felt the same way, but we met some great people who made our"holiday" more bearable, big thanks to Phil & Charlie, Anthony & Claire Debbie & Erin, Carol & Andy.

As I said worst hotel & food ive ever been subjected to,

But the real kick in the teeth is that we had 14 days all inclusive in Egypt last year for only £200 more than we paid Alpha rooms for 10 days in this Khazi....
Avoid at all costs!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2011

we stayed in the summer dream aug 20th 2011,we were met with a friendly face at reception ZOE was her name , she was very helpful all of the holiday with excellent knowledge of the island. The staff all over the hotel were very friendly and always smiling . the pool was cleaned daily but maybe a little to much chlorine as eyes were very sore . drinks were good but need to get low sugar cola etc. some people abused the all in drinks ,a guy from poland drank a bottle of sambuca a day , the he started again on a evening , this led to other customers suffering and only being able to have 1 drink at 10 at night which in my eyes was not fare .aprt from that it was great holiday beach not very nice but hire car and go see the beautifull beaches there is to see and relax on . met great friends , small hotels are definetly the way to meet nice people and chill .diane jimmy grant . the greek people are so friendly and trustworthy .more greek island for me and my family . as they say in greece YAMAS =CHEERS. DIANE JIMMY GRANT.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2011

to start i don't see how anyone can write a good review on this place as it is a dump! when our transfer coach pulled up to drop us off others on the coach was laughing at us as their is scruffy waist on the road up and its a dump! there are mosquito's and cockroaches everywhere!! even in the corridors to rooms, in the pool and bedding in the room! flies swarm round everywhere because its so dirty with food lying everywhere. i know this hotel is cheap but even for the cheap price i wouldn't return nor recommend! seriously just pay the extra price for a better place! food was disgusting!! hardly anything was cooked properly and it wasn't only the same dishes on every night, it was actually left overs from meals or days before! the maid was rude when we asked for her to change the bedding and to provide clean towels because they hadn't been changed throughout the week (and we were out early to let them in). if the air con is left on for longer than an hour it starts to leak!! my daughter walked onto the balcony where it had leaked and went flying and severely scarred her arm. on total we spent around £1500 on food to eat out throughout the 2 week stay because its disgusting. the staff was rude to us and we felt like an outsider as most of the guests were german and russian.. they hung their flag at the pool and took around 10 sun loungers for themselves over night which was the majority of sun loungers available. one morning we seen the pool being cleaned and all they did was pour a bucket of blue crystals into the water and let the guests in it 15 minutes later..surely it should be left longer? also cups and food was left around the pool and one day we even seen a rat! yes a rat!!! it was running around with left overs which hadn't been cleared from days before. after the first week the smell of the food knocked us sick! there is no entertainment apart from a pool table, computer and like a computer machine. do not go here!!!! find a different cheap get away in a destination with more to do (rhodes is rubbish!) or pay the extra for a better hotel with health checks. if i could i would rate this place 0 stars out of 5.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 July 2011

This is a great holiday for the price that you pay. The staff were lovely, and very helpful. We received clean towels each day as long as we were out of the room before the maids came to clean (before 9am) - they don't come back otherwise.

Food was ok, as long as you don't expect anything special. Dinnertime menu was often the best in terms of selection - breakfast was very basic and cereal was out of the question as the milk was left out unrefrigerated. Watermelon was a big hit and make sure you get it quick as some people piled it all onto their plates before we could get some.
Basic selection of drinks from the bar, no bottled water available either - just lager (which was nice) or white and red wine. Spirits and cocktails were only available at the evening bar which was unfortunate. There were hardly any snacks available at the poolside bar, often only the leftovers from breakfast that nobody wanted.

NOT ENOUGH SUNLOUNGERS! The hotel needs to introduce a rule where residents aren't allowed to keep their towels out on the loungers overnight as this was very unfair because people often didn't come back to use them, and when people wanted to sunbathe had to use normal plastic chairs.. our advice is - if you can't beat them, join them! - Also, there was no lifeguard or at least didn't seem to have one.

Great access to Rhodes with the buses, you have to make the most of what you have - i.e. access to the beach, Rhodes etc. There's hardly any nightlife in Theologos so don't expect thumping nights out - very relaxed.

Despite this, we really enjoyed our stay at Summer Dream hotel, and would recommend it to couples or families with young children who want a relaxing holiday in the sun.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Summer Dream Hotel
Address: Theologos, Tholos 851 06, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Rhodes > Tholos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #9 of 9 Hotels in Tholos
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Hotel Class:3 star — Summer Dream Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 67
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