We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Overall very good hotel...”
Review of Olive Garden Hotel

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Olive Garden Hotel
Ranked #5 of 14 Hotels in Lardos
Reviewed 23 August 2014

We would definitely recommend the Olive Garden Hotel for anyone visiting Rhodes.
We recently returned from a 2 week stay there. The hotel was clean, the food was good and the all staff were friendly and helpful. Just one very minor point was the entertainment which I know the hotel management are trying to sort out. The hotel is a taxi ride away (average £10 - £15 each way) from the nearest evening entertainment and bars and there was no organised day-time activities for children or adults which you would normally expect in an 'all-inclusive' hotel. Had we not been in a group who 'entertained ourselves' I think this could have been more of a problem. Having said that, everything we asked for of the staff was met with enthusiasm and cheerfulness which went a long way to making our holiday a special one.
The hotel is within a 10 minute walk of the slightly pebbly beach at Lardos Bay but has a bus stop right outside and from there you can travel to the local resorts of Pefkos and Lindos and if you don't mind a 2 hour bus ride! you can travel to Rhodes Town from outside the hotel. We however chose to do a trip to Rhodes Town through Impress Travel who are based in Pefkos and they were very helpful and reasonably priced on all their excursions, well worth a visit.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank antonbexben
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (603)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

375 - 381 of 603 reviews

Reviewed 19 August 2014

We have been home now for a week after 2 weeks at the Olive Garden,whilst we were there the entertainment staff and the Italian tour operator who ran the activities were removed ,after this the entertainment had a much more international feel to it and i should imagine that the last 7days have been much better with karioki and childrens disco ect.The hotel its self exeeded our expectations ,food and drink was excellent with plenty of choice ,the hotel was always clean and rooms were cleaned daily .The staff at the hotel are great no matter what job they were doing they always had a smile for you and took time to stop and chat. Our party was 6 adults and our 2year old granddaughter and thanks to Ester,Nicholas ,George on the late bar ,Mick and all the other staff we had a great holiday to remember and will be going back next year.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Rooms
    • Service
1  Thank mflanagan97
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 August 2014

I couldn't fault anything with this hotel very friendly staff, good choice of food a very clean hotel and modern rooms. I have 4 children ages 13,11,9,5 and they really enjoyed their holiday at the olive garden. The Italian animation team were brilliant and involved my self and children in all there activities. I would defiantly stay with the hotel again.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank emily g
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Just got back from 10 nights at Olive Gardens. The hotel was very clean. Rooms had clean towels every day. Rooms were very modern and had a safe, air con, hair dryer, kettle. Two nice pools although tiles very slippy around the one. Plenty of sunbeds free. Meals were good but could do with more variety and maybe pancakes every morning instead of once a week. Staff very pleasant especially Esther, Anastasia. Esther was very helpful and anything you needed to know she would help you. 5 mins walk to the beach. Lardos is quite small, but Pekfos was not far and more shops and restaurants and a lovely sandy beach. Bus stop outside hotel. Not too far from Lindos where you must visit lots of shops, bars, acropolis and lovely beach. Italian entertainment left while we were there but Esther still sorted evening entertainment out. Greek night was very good. Would stay there again :-D

Room Tip: 312 block by the restaurant overlooking the pool
See more room tips
  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Service
2  Thank kere123
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 August 2014

well to start just had two weeks at the olive gardens and am totally relaxed and chilled.
The room we had was fantastic overlooking the pool in the main building next to the restaurant.
We were welcomed from the start by fantastic staff where ever you are in the hotel the staff from housekeeping to bar they are so helpful and cheerful.The front of house manageress ester will go out of her way to make sure you have every thing you could possibly need even to the point of telling us if there car was available the driver would drop us where we wanted or to pick us up later and you will not get that anywhere else.The beach to go to is glystra beach only five mins away by car and its fantastic great beach shallow sea and only one place to eat and drink but saying that what a welcome so don't miss it.The only down side for us was the entertainment but they did try hard to get us to join in but it was all in Italian but apart from that great place to go .
I will not single out any staff as they were all very cheerful helpful from the reception to the bars and the housekeeping also the maintenance team were there when needed without any problem .
Please check this place out and book.

Room Tip: ask for newly upgraded rooms overlooking pool in main building upper floor we were in rooms 307 and...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank robbie12345
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 31 July 2014

I have just got back from the Olive Garden and it was a brilliant holiday, great hotel friendly staff, the room was kept spotless. Lardos beach is 5 minutes walk away is a bit stoney but still lovely for a day at the beach. We went to glystra beach which was 10euros in a taxi was lovely nice little cafe there for lunch, drinks and snacks the lovely staff even call you a taxi. We went to lindos which was lovely too 10 mins in a taxi (12 euros) but Esther the lovely hotel manager even got the hotels mini bus to take us there free off charge she could not do enough for us!!! The food was nice not much variety but what we ate was fresh and well cooked you couldn't go hungry, the pools were nice lots of sun loungers overall a lovely holiday I would return

  • Stayed: July 2014
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Laurakate2010
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 July 2014

I am currently staying at the olive garden hotel in lardos and my first impressions where very good. The hotel is located just a mile away from the lovely village of lardos and another mile or so from the beach. Pekfos which is a taxi ride of 10 euros is the better of the beaches as it is sandy.
There are guests at the hotel that are italian and german and some English.
Most of the entertainment is in Italian but the invaggi staff are friendly to all nationalities and try to involve everyone. The mini disco for the children is great.
The food is very good even for fussy eaters like myself.
All the negative reviews previously in my opinion are unjust. The hotel is set in a good location, there is sun the sea and all the food you could eat. What more could you want.

  • Stayed: July 2014
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
5  Thank Steviethehammer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Lardos
0.5 mi away
Bel Mare Hotel
Bel Mare Hotel
#7 of 14 in Lardos
205 reviews
2.7 mi away
Eagle's Nest Hotel
Eagle's Nest Hotel
#15 of 34 in Pefkos
159 reviews
0.3 mi away
smartline Ellia
smartline Ellia
#8 of 14 in Lardos
412 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.5 mi away
Lindian Village
Lindian Village
#2 of 14 in Lardos
947 reviews
0.3 mi away
Lindos Princess Beach Hotel
0.6 mi away
Sunshine Hotel
Sunshine Hotel
#6 of 14 in Lardos
206 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Olive Garden Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Olive Garden Hotel

Address: Lardos, Lardos 85109, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Rhodes > Lardos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Lardos
#6 Romantic Hotel in Lardos
Price Range: £35 - £102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Olive Garden Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 107
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Olive Garden is a 3 star hotel that attracts travellers seeking a distinctive location near the beach. The property with it's endless gardens and remote setting provides a sense of peace & relaxation. The modern approach to design & quality compliments expectations. One can enjoy the high standards of Olive Garden hospitality, in harmony with preserved natural beauty of the environment & the strategic locale. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, LoveHolidays, Ebookers, Travel Republic (UK), 5viajes2012 S.L., Evoline ltd, HotelsClick and Cancelon so you can book your Olive Garden Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hotel Olive Garden
Olive Garden Pefkos
Olive Garden Rhodes
Olive Garden Hotel Rhodes/Lardos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing