More about Aquasol Sun Palace Hotel
when we arrived at 2am in the morning, i was abit shocked, the floors was dirty and there was rubbish all over, i thought oh dear what have i done. when i woke at 8am the hotel was stunning all cleaning gets done between 5 and 7am i think it was spotless. if you have a family room, oh dear they are not refurbished, they have holes in the walls and they are very basic, if you just need to sleep then there are ok. The pool and pool area are fantastic, you need to be up way early to get a sunbed, im talking 4am. the all inclusive food and drinks is great, something for everybody, there is always plenty. The animation team was amazing for the entertainment, zorro, sarah, laluca, and sonja, i miss them all. what a great time i had in the evenings, taking part in men versues woman was so funny. loads of stuff for the kids to take part in. I would say dont book your excursions with your rep, the trips are much cheaper at sofias travel across the road. if you are looking for a nice relaxing all inclusive hol then go to the sun palace. I dont think i will go back, purely on the basis there are so many more to visit. All in all i would rate the sun palace 8/10.
we have just returned from a week at the sun palace,due to some of the reviews we were dreading it , but what a great hotel ,we are an older couple my husbands an oap and we thought it was great , we had a lovely room ground floor close to pool airconditioning included plus a plasma tv , spotlessly clean ,it seems we were lucky because some people we got taking to had been put into rooms which havent been refurbished yet and they were awful it seems , the food was excellent and plenty of it , wine with the meals or soft drinks,the snacks arnt wonderful chips cold , theres as much icecream as you can eat for kids and adults, pool area is fab , no one hogs the sunbeds , staff really helpful and friendly really would recomend this hotel and we hope to go again next year taking 2 of our grandchilren with us
Shoot the Chefs
Having just returned from an all inclusive family holiday at the Sun Palace Hotel in Faliraki, and having read some of the reviews on this site, I feel it necessary to add my comments.
The Hotel was brilliant, the rooms clean, and the staff were very friendly and helpful. A special mention must go out to Sarah, and the rest of the animation team as the amount of work they put in made the holiday all the more memorable.
The hotel itself is situated at the quiet end of Faliraki but it was a short walk to the shops, bars, restaurants and the beach. The only downside to the holiday was the food. I am not a fussy eater but the food was usually cold and apart from breakfast it was mainly pork or chicken and was usually smothered in sauce. For an all inclusive holiday it worked out really expensive as we would go into the restaurant, try the food, then walk down and eat at one of the restaurants/tavernas/bars.
Its a real shame that the food issue spoilt what could have been a really fantastic holiday, and both my wife and I have said that we would never stay at the Sun Palace again. It does not deserve a 4 star rating because of the food, and even my dogs would have turned their noses up at it.
The evening entertainments were the usual mix of bingo, quiz night, greek dancing, a night of sketches and skits from the animation team, and most puzzling of all was the Elvis/Karaoke night. The Elvis impersonator could not have been more that 5 foot tall (that is including his platform shoes) and unfortunately for him all of the guests who bravely got up to sing were miles better than he was. He supposedly hails from Las Vegas, and I suggest he catches the first available flight back there.
Nearly Perfect Holiday!
When first checking in we were told hotel was full due to cancelled flight so were moved to another hotel for one night. This was bearable even though we were the only British in there!!
The next morning we checked into the Sun Palace. We were given room 105 which was a classy ground floor two roomed (interconnecting door) suite with outdoor terrace. It was newly refurbed with flat screen tvs in each bedroom (each had twin beds), modern decor and lovely bathroom. After unpacking we ventured out to the pool. We were too late to get sunbeds so left our stuff on a chair so we could have a well needed dip (weather was hot, hot, hot!) the next morning onwards we had to get up before 7 to reserve sunbeds (nightmare!).
After talking to other guests it seems that many other guests were moved to other hotels on a regular basis - must be a booking admin problem? Also other guests were put in the "annexe" rooms which were not refurbed and had car park views and there were rooms in an overflow hotel accross the road which were 1* shabby too. So we felt lucky with what we got!
We went all inclusive so sampled the delights of breakfast, snacks, lunch, dinner and more snacks! Food all hot, tasty and constantly being topped up with freshly cooked batches. Soft drinks were help yourself dispensers at the pool bar - inc. fizzys, fruit juices and water. There is a multi national (inc.1x English girl) animation team who work Mon-Sat 10am through to Midnight ! The usual water aerobics + waterpolo, darts, boules, bingo, mini disco then very amateur evening "show"- funny if you've had a few ouzo and lemondes!
Sundays is their day off so that evening we had bloke in his 50s doing Karaoke to start then he comes back on as a very dodgy Elvis! More Ouzo required that night!!
The kids club looked good, usual colouring, face painting but then they dive for spoons in the shallow end of pool which they seemed to love.
The guests were a mix of British, French, German, Austrian - I guess the ratio alters from week to week but we had a fair mix when we went. You do get a few queue jumpers but you soon learn how to tackle them!
All in all a nice hotel for families and maybe some well behaved guests who want to go clubbing in the Faliraki strip which is a 15 min walk from Sun Palace. There was a large group of lads who were cautioned on their first "morning after the night before" for their noisy early morning antics. If it happened again they were out! Which was only fair on the other guests.
Rhodes airport was actually quite organised with the check in queues as they had the theme park control tapes to pen everyone in their specific queue which made it less stressful. I would go back to Sun Palace as long as I got a room on 1st check in and it was either a ground floor terrace or pool view suite!
Me my wife and daughter stayed at the Sun Palace between 22nd August and 5th September. From getting off the plane to arriving at the hotel we were worried about being placed in one of the family room across the road but fortunately we were booked in one of the renovated rooms in the main block. The room itself was superb, from the modern bathroom to the LCD television on the wall. We were overlooking the stage and pool area and although the entertainment was loud, if you had the door shut you couldn't hear anything. Its also a good job there was air conditioning, with the weather during the day hitting 50 and I don't think it fell below 30 at night.
The pool area was fine, there could do with being a bit more room round the swimming pools due to the amount of people that were there but there was an overflow onto the grass area and the area round the childrens pool could do with levelling, as it quite often overflowed leaving large pools of water. We never struggled to get a sun bed but if you leave it much later than 9am you will probably be on the grass.
The entertainment during the day was loud, particularly the music but it kept in line with the entertainment staff who were brilliant from 10am until 11:00pm. They took care of all activities both day and night; it would have perhaps been better at night if they had hired professional shows because the evening entertainment was lacking a little which is why we went into Faliraki town at night. The town is excellent and I were able to take our 2 year old in any pub and were made to feel welcome, we even went down bar street most nights but left before the groups arrived. There are plenty of shops (mostly souvenir) to look round and the beach is fantastic.
The food at the hotel was good, it could do with being warmer but there was plenty of choice and we never went hungry and the staff in the restaurant were lovely particularly the evening staff who were very friendly and were great with kids.
Overall the holiday was superb and we are looking to go back next year.
Great good all round hotel
Just got back from two weeks at the Sun Palace, myself, partner and three teenagers (14,15,17) and we had a fantastic time. Absolutely no complaints about the food in the restaraunt at all, have been half board and all inclusive lots of times and this was one of the best. I agree with earlier comments about the Elvis show, good night for a trip to the town! Appalling! The staff in the bars and the resteraunt were great, really friendly and helpful. Considering we were at peak time we had no problems getting a table at lunch or evening.
I don't know where the people who were having trouble getting sun beds were but we (all five of us) never had a problem once, even when we were going to the pool after 10.
Our room was in the annexe over the road and they are't the best but were clean, and looked after well. (As we only sleep in the rooms it dont ater that much about the views)
The local bus stops outside the hotel and costs about 1E 40 to Rhodes town and 3E to Lindos (Reps trips were over 10E)
The Water Park is only a short bus ride and well worth the 20E Buy from Sophia travel accross the road from the hotel it saves you queing.
It was my first trip to Faliraki and was slightly worried about it's reputation but we never saw any trouble and on a couple of nights me and my 17 year old hit the bars and the clubs till 4am and had a great time.
I would highly recomend this hotel to any one.
We stayed at the sun palace as a couple in our 30's, im glad we wasn't put off with half the reviews i read before we went, as im sure some people just love to complain complain complain..
We personally had a beutifull spacious room, which was cleaned, beds made and fresh towels daily, (even on days when we slept in), the maids came back, even the dinning area, pool side, reception area was also spotless..
The annimation team of 3 girls & one boy worked hard with the children day/night to keep them entertained and also tried to involve adults too, as far as night entertainment goes im yet to find an all inclusive hotel with top stuff going on..
As far as having to get up at the crack of dawn to put towels on a sunbed, i never once failed to have one in the 2 weeks we were there, and we wasn't heading to the pool before 9.30am, and if you couldn't find a bed the man who cleans the pool area would always be friendly & helpfull and go and get you one, he also in turn works very hard all day long keeping it clean and tidy..
The food, was ok but there again im a fussy eater,( my fault not theirs) unlike my partner who ate everything, but on occassions the food was luke warm & meats were in gravy which were tasty, but i got a bit fed up, but plenty of choice, and a lovely selection of salad, the sweets were beautiful and fresh fruit too was always served..
There is also a little hotel shop that sells mostly everything, but if not the Aussie super market across the road as everthing to hand and are very freindly people..
As far as trips are concerned, people who still book through reps well its your own fault getting ripped off, as if you have not learned by now thats the same goes for everywhere abroad..
The actuall hotel is situated in a good place, from the main strip (BAR STREET), not to close to hear the hussles and bussles, but a 10 min walk to go and join in..
The airport is only a 20 min ride in a Taxi and costs 18 euro, so think on booking transfers with your holiday..
we also spent allot of time at the red dragon bar just across the road, which is run by Mo & Bernie who are also very friendly & helpfull people...
All in all i can not fault this hotel, & faliraki and we had a fab holiday, and of course the weather was HOT HOT HOT...
This is definitely not a great hotel. We were staying half-board, but I only eat dinner in the hotel on the first evening. The food was pretty awful. The hotel is crowded. The only upshot is that the staff somehow managed to remain friendly and warm, despite the chaos. Unfortunately, I wouldn't reccommend it however. Pay more to stay in a nicer place! Ok if you're young and single, and don't mind compromising a bit on creature comforts!
good family hotel
returned last week from sun palace.Had a lovely holiday,our room was in the main building and had recently been refurbished to a very good modern standard.The food was good, they really tried,various theamed nights,italian,chinese,greek.Entertainment team worked hard with day and evening entertainment,which lots joined in.The hotel is situated 10min walk into Falaraki,so you can take in the nightlife easily if needed.
Sun Palace (Nr Faliraki) Location
I just wondered if anyone has ever been to the Sun Palace Hotel near Faliraki or if you know of it.
We are off there on 13th September with our 11 month old son. Do you know if there is a supermarket near to the hotel and if they sell brand name products? We're not sure whether to buy nappies/baby wipes out there and just take a couple of days worth with us or to take the whole weeks worth with us?
RE: Sun Palace (Nr Faliraki) Location
Have a look at the reviews and reports on it at www.RealHolidayReports.Com.
I'm sure you'll find all the info you need there.
Oh, and there's £25.00 discount offered on your next holiday. Can't be bad.
RE: Sun Palace (Nr Faliraki) Location
A lot of nappies/babywipes brands are available in every drugstore, supermarket or even minimarket everywhere. If Pampers are good enough, you'll be fine - don't bother bring any supplies for more than one or two days, I guess you'll have a lot to carry anyway with a baby in your company, so save the space :)