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Lovely Week at Rodos Village Hotel, Kiotari, Rhodes
We arrived back from Rodos Village on Sunday 8.5.2005 after spending a wonderful week there.
It seems that most people rush to write a negative report on their holiday but there were plenty of guests at the hotel with us who had a great time, as we did. So, if you are thinking of booking the hotel, here is a mostly positive report!
For the money we paid, we have no real complaints.
The food was excellent although the buffet could have been a little hotter. There was a vast choice every day including fish and vegetarian options. Also fresh vegetables at every meal. We did not see any flies or other insects at all - anywhere. The drinks were as much as we expected for the money we paid - in other words fine. The entertainment was not really our cup of tea but there are other things to do!
No problems getting a sunbed at any of the pools or on the beach but it was early season, or maybe this problem has improved.
The area is quiet but not remote as stated in other reports. There are shops and taverns within a few minutes walk and the bus-stop is outside the hotel gate. The beach is 3-4 minutes walk away and we were surprised to see that there was an all-inclusive beach bar serving drinks and snacks all day.
Car hire is cheap (Fiat Panda 50 Euros for 3 days from Marathon hire opposite hotel) and the roads are a pleasure to travel on.
I would definitely recommend the Rodos Village - it isn't quite a 5 star compared to other places but it clean and comfortable and very attractive.
amazing place, amazing people...amazing hloday
i stayed at rodos village in April 2005 with a friend and we had the best holiday!! the hotel was of a very high standard, food is excellent with a wide variety to choose from and the effort into displaying the food was amazing. the hotel staff were very friendly and helpful especially the animation team, who take care of entertaining the guests day and night. The views from and around the hotel are amazing with the crystal blue sea all around. Easy access to the beach, where the hotel has another inclusive bar for your convenience along with water sports. We made a lot of good friends on this holiday and were upset to leave...... so much so, that we returned a week later for another 4 days. We will go back again and would recommed this hotel to anyone!
loved the views
we stayed at the rodos village for one week arriving after a very good flight,we checked in and then went in the restaurant for dinner,wow what a feast,plenty of choice for everybody,the staff were very friendly and helpful,nothing was too much trouble for any of them,our luggage was taken to our room,we had a glorious sea view,the rooms were so clean,the maids came every day to change the beds and clean the room,the entertainment was ok,started off fine,then went a bit downhill,other than that we have no complaints,the weather was fab,so was the holiday,after all a holiday is only what you make it,and ours was great,would definatly go back
Definitely a miss ...
My son and I flew out to stay at the Rodos Village Mitsis (Kiotari, Rhodes) for the Easter break, 2005, as part of an all-inclusive package holiday.
We took a late evening flight out to Rhodes direct from London Gatwick and arrived at the Rodos Village Mitsis around 3.15am. The hotel was deserted save for two reception staff and so the scrum to the front of the queue started, with a plane-load of tired holidaymakers - mostly families with small children - desperate for their beds. There were limited seating facilities in the very grand foyer - designed mainly for aesthetic appeal rather than functionality - and there were no welcome drinks (even a glass of water would have been much appreciated after the journey from the airport).
The check-in procedure was a relatively lengthy process. There were no boards announcing when breakfast was to be served, nor where there little leaflets given out – as is common with most all-inclusive deals – detailing what was included in our package.
Luckily my son & I were one of the first families to check-in; we then had to find our way ‘through the maze of the hotel to find our room. The lift next to reception didn’t work so we trudged up two flights of stairs with heavy cases, not really sure where we were heading as instructions from the reception staff were hurried and vague. The stairwells echoed chronically and as we reached the second floor, we realised we could hear other holidaymakers making their way up the back of the hotel to the chalets. The corridors were very clean, pristine white, yet we were very self-conscious of the noise our shoes were making (carrying our suitcases because of the echoes).
Little did we know then but not only where we the first holidaymakers to stay in the hotel, but the Rodos Village Mitsis was the ONLY hotel open on the island at that time! If only we had been advised of this at the time of booking …
We got to our rooms which were very clean. The room felt very cold but we were unable to fathom out how to make the aircon units throw out anything other than freezing cold air and there were no tea/coffee facilities. We climbed into our beds and shivered under the one blanket provided and tried to fall asleep despite the bangs and crashes from our fellow holidaymakers making their way across/through the hotel to their own rooms.
After about an hour of restlessness, we heard loud shouts & crashes and realised that the resort was in total darkness. Thankfully we were safely tucked up in bed but the power-cut lasted a couple of hours – reports the next morning from very unhappy holidaymakers were that it took them ‘til 9am to check-in the two plane-loads that had flown in that night (a Manchester flight flew in approximately an hour after us).
Breakfast the next morning was a lovely affair and our waitress was very helpful, despite the sea of grumpy faces around her. The food was of a good standard and we ventured our way out to explore the resort more fully. We walked down to the beach first of all – and that was a shock. The resort had not yet cleaned up the beach from the winter debris so it was full of glass and rubbish bought up by the seas. The beach bar was not up and the watersports were not available – neither were they for the duration of our week stay, which was the primary reason for my son and I choosing the Rodos Village Mitsis!
We soon discovered that the hotel was very much still “work in progress” with cleaners/builders etc getting the hotel prepared for the summer season . The heated pool (near the foyer) was not once heated during our stay and despite my love of swimming, nothing would induce me to enter the freezing cold water of any of the pools during our time in Kiotari.
We soon realised that Rodos Village was certainly not all it made out to be. The majority of the bar staff were surly and no matter how hard you tried, you could not get served in the evenings without waving euros under their noses (with the exclusion of one lovely blonde barmaid, who was always smiling and very helpful). They also ran out of the most popular spirits/liqueurs and stocks were not replenished during our stay.
The food was, for the most part, good. For those with fixed English tastebuds I believe they tried to accommodate but we were happy to stick with regional foods. However, my biggest gripe of the holiday was the lack of appropriate signage (or staff on hand to assist) at the hot buffet. I am allergic to fish and on one night, seven out of the nine dishes contained fish (I found this out – thankfully – due to friends made on holiday, sympathetic to my plight). With no staff available to describe what the buffet dishes contained, this could have been disastrous. However, the Italian restaurant (located at the top of the resort) only opened the night before we left and so there was no choice – eat in the main restaurant or forget it!
The entertainment – for both the children and the adults and night – was, in our opinion, very poor. The entertainments manager seemed far more concerned with his own image than our evening entertainment yet his staff did their very best to keep us cheerful, despite the inclement weather and the fact the hotel was permanently cold. One morning, a regular morning “class” was cancelled by the pool bar because (reportedly) the entertainments staff had had a late night, leaving lots of little glum faces.
As we were the first tourists of the season we were reliant on private taxis (for those of us who couldn’t drive) if we wished to visit the surrounding areas, which ended up quite expensive. The Reception staff would only help you if they really had to – and to our utter amazement, we were unable to use the room ‘phones to make a call to home because “they have not been set up to dial out yet”. However, my partner tried to call us a few times and yet reception staff did not answer the phone.
Due to the structure of the hotel we struggled to fall asleep every evening; if you went to bed before the “entertainment” finished, you had no chance! Every single footstep echoed, all the doors seemed programmed to slam and one night, we had to go downstairs twice in the early hours of dawn because of a couple who were fighting so much above us, it sounded like furniture was being thrown in our room!
All in all, it was a relief to fly home the following Saturday evening, to warm beds and peaceful nights.
I would thoroughly recommend that you fly to Rhodes and enjoy the scenery and the beautiful Old Town. But avoid Kiotari – and Rodos Village Mitsos – at all costs, you will wish you’d saved your money!
Great Holiday Beautiful Hotel
After reading reviews on the hotel we were a little unsure of what to expect. However, we went with an open mind and as we did not pay 5star prices our expectations were low. We both have worked in 5 star hotels and leading hotels of the world we are fully aware of what 5star should be like.
The Rodos Village is a beautifully designed hotel with great staff and facilities. The hotel is well laid out giving you the option of being at the centre of all the action or being away from the entertainment at the very quiet upper pools. All public spaces are very clean, however we found that the bedrooms needed a little more attention to detail. The bedrooms have a mini fridge and not a minibar as a lot of fellow guests complained about, however 'minifridge' is stated in any description we read on the hotel and hotel website. As we both hold a BA degree in International Tourism Management we are aware that where is no world standardised hotel rating system and therefore it is up to you to do your homework, read all the small print and be aware of differing standards. Personaly, we would give the rating of 4 star. The hotel with 5 bars (and a few more that were not yet open due to start of season low occupancy) , 2 restaurants, 3 shops, gym/sauna, beautiful indoor pool in glass atrium set into the cliff, 3 outdoor pools and private area of beach met all of our needs and more.
Our only complaint would be of loud and obnoxtious guests that liked the sound of their own voices and clearly had no self control in the all inclusive environment. However, it was our experience that each offender was dealt with effciently and effectively and were well behaved for the rest of the stay.
We recommend renting a car, there are approximately 5 companies in and around the hotel so you will get a good deal. Although, Kiotari is still developing it has a few shops and beach bars/restaurants. Lindos is only 10 min drive away and well worth a visit. Local bus service is available which picks up at hotel gate. Great day spa in Lindos for any beauty treats you could possibly need.
All in all we have high standards and would go back. The hotel was clean, staff very friendly, we did not have a problem as non smokers in the restaurant, there was a great selection of food and the only thing to be aware of is the complaining British who think they are impressing you by saying they are used to 5 star (mini bar, branded drinks, tea coffee making, trouser press etc). Except you are on a chill out beach holiday in Greece and you like us will enjoy every minute.
The hotel was advertised as 5 star, but at best it is 3 star plus. The rooms are basic without tea/coffee making facilities. The choice of food could be improved although the standard is good. That said, we had a very relaxing holiday. the staff were helpful and friendly. The quality of the food was excellent, it just needs a slightly greater variety of choice. the hotel specialises in "all inclusive" and this continues until you leave, even if you've already checked out of your room. I have no complaints other than the red wine tastes awful!!
Would I go again? Probably, but only if the tour operator can offer a better choice of flights (Arriving at 7 am and flying out a midnight aren't the best ways to start and end a holiday).
loved this hotel
We stayed for 7 nights all inclusive with friends one of whom had some
walking difficulties, but we managed well. The hotel was very clean in all areas, room bed linen and towels changed daily. Staff we found either helpful or friendly - especially the bar and entertainment staff. The rooms were large with fridge and ample storage, and we had a sea facing room with a rear terrace, wonderful. The bathroom was ok - possibly not 5*, but for the amount we paid we could not complain. Food was plentiful, but I could see if you were there for two weeks that it could be repetitive, but having said that, there was ample choice never to repeat a meal if you are not "faddy". One of our friends with us is very fussy - and he absolutely loved the hotel and had nothing to complain about at all - and he would have found things had they been there! I think that if you can get a good deal, as we did through sunstarleisure direct - at around £300 pp you could not possibly have any complaints at all, after all it cost us £500 just to take our motor caravan to Cornwall for a week with petrol and campsites - not exactly 5* luxury, and on top of that we had all the expeses of eating out and purchasing drinks, no entertainment etc. - and it was misty/rained!
The all inclusive package was excellent, we did not need to spend another penny on food or drinks - I defy anyone to go hungry or thirsty, and yet there was no problem with "over-indulgence" either.
The roof pool is absolutely stunning - I have bored everyone with the description of the pool appearing to fall into the sea and it's bridges and swimming tunnels. I am not a swimmer at all, but it was beautiful, although I understand in May the water was very cold!!
We did the trip to Maramis in Turkey - an experience and quite a good day out. Also took the local bus into Rhodes town - almost a 2 hour trip and went through the local villages, so got to see a bit of the area, back by cab though, which was about £28 for the four of us, at around 60ks not bad value. Did Lindos by cab both ways also not expensive, but very touristy. Beach ok - sunbeds and umberellas were plentiful; beach a bit dark and gravelly, but pleasant enough.
Dont be put off - get a value trip as we did - just around £1,200 for 4 adults, beautiful weather and no stress. Give it a go - you would have to be very unlucky not to have a good time - or just miserable!!
Would definately return
I stayed at this hotel 30/04-07/05 along with my partner and my parents and can honestly say this was one of the nicest hotels i have ever stayed in i have visited many 4-5* hotels throughout Europe and it can't get any better than this hotel.
The hotel - This is a large holiday village with beautiful surroundings and has a very impressive look. There are 2 fantastic swimming pools to choose from the bottom one where all the entertainment is and the top pool which has the most beautiful setting and looks like it carries on into the sea..stunning! My only complaint about this would be that glasses were used for the drinks instead of plastic cups and if your a tad clumsy like myself you can imagine how many times i had to go ask for the glass to be swept up! this was done straight away though.
The rooms - This is the most complained about area that i heard about this hotel although we were very lucky in this area - we had rooms 921 & 923 which is at the top of the hotel near the top pool, The rooms were large and were cleaned every day and we were lucky enough to get balconys facing the sea although i can understand some peoples rooms were overlooking the indoor pool and did seem rather dark in comparison - The rooms all have to be used though and maybe i am a little biased as we were so lucky!
The Food - I am a very faddy eater so was pleasantly surprised by the variety of food on offer at every meal time we all enjoyed our meals throughout our stay and never had a bad meal which i think is a good sign if theres four of you with 3 meals a day! The italian restauraunt at the top pool is a must - I want to go back just for the pizza!!
The resort - If your visiting this hotel to have a relaxing holiday as we did
and to just ponder around the hotel then you'll be happy - the resort itself is made up of other large hotels and a few supermarkets but that really is it!
The people : First of all the entertainment team - they are all lovely people who work very hard to do everything they can to make your holiday as fun and enjoyable as possible as theres nothing much else to do at the resort the entertainment provided is the only thing to do on an evening and i have to say we all enjoyed the shows/games that were put on and often participated in them the fact is they catered for everyone our group was aged between 21 & 60 and we all managed to enjoy them! The waiters in the restauraunts i found always had a smile for you especially the chaps up the top bar who were always very friendly and had a laugh with us.
The reception staff were a tad miserable but aren't they always!??
Even the maids who cleaned our rooms always had a smile for us.
Overall: If you have walking difficulties you will probably struggle with this hotel as it has a lot of steps! But im sure this will be pointed out in brochures. The flight times were a bit poor and i would have preferred earlier flights this would probably be the only thing that would stop me returning to Rhodes - after the relaxing weeks holiday i needed another week to recover from all the sleep i'd missed night time flying!!
We met some lovely people so if anyone is reading this who was there a big HELLO!! For the £250 we paid each this was a gret holiday and one i'm sure i will repeat again in the future.
Fantastic loved the place
Wishy washy .. wishy washy.. well all of you that have enjoyed their visit to the village will know what I am on about. first of all a big round of applause to all the entertainers at the resort... boy do they work hard... okay so its a bit butliny the old entertainment but good "clean fun" well apart from the travesty show.. ( my hubby took part in this and it was such a crack! )
Food is excellent but would love to see some options for the kids ie fish fingers and chicken nuggets..as some of the food is a bit too fancy for the fussier kids .. I have one of each.. one fussy one and one who eats anything.
The booze is plentiful and tastes okay .. no hangovers on the booze and best advice is either hire a car or get a taxi into rhodes.. the bus is a nightmare... too many stops and too long a journey... taxi 39 euros , Bargain!!
Very clean accommodation... rooms were spotless.. you can hire towels so forget the beach towels .. the beach is shingles but you can travel down the road to a sandy beach.( the shingles didn't seem to both a lot of the other guests)
Rhodos and Kos page.
"Kos - Psalidi."
We have been two weeks on the Island of Kos.
It was in October 1999.
We stayed in hotel Oceanis.
They have 2 swimming pools.
A nice hotel right on the privat beach. The beach is gras and stone, there are also stones in the water, so wear beach shoes.
"Rhodos - Kiotari."
We stayed in Rhodos for 2 weeks in october 2001.
We stayed in hotel Rhodos Village.
It is a all inclusive hotel and I must say it is a very good hotel with great food and 2 very nice swimming pools.
We liked it very much.
One of the indoor eating areas
Wear comfy shoes!
Taking a dip at Plakia beach