More about Cosmopolitan Hotel
I can highly recommend this hotel as excellent value for money. We stayed during the 1st week in June and had a thoroughly enjoyable stay at the Cosmopolitan.
The rooms are a little dated but are spotlessly clean with maid service every day.
We were very impressed with the variety & standard of food served at the hotel and never experienced cold food as mentioned in previous reviews. Great selection for those willing to try new cuisines but also catered for children or those less adventurous.
The staff are very friendly and helpful & the hotel often held themed nights in the pool bar for those wanting to stay within the hotel grounds.
Ixia itself has a few restaurants & bars but nothing special, I would suggest heading into Rhodes Old Town for picturesque restaurants & cocktail bars. For the more adventurous there is also Bar Street which is probably for young groups/couples which is nearby also (both 6 euros in a taxi).
I can imagine in peak holiday periods it would get very busy by the swimming pool but fortunately the bathing areas are surrounded by grass and this could comfortably substitute a sun lounger should you not get down to the pool early enough.
All in all we had a great break at the Cosmopolitan and will no doubt return one day.
Loved the sunset
me and my boyfriend stayed at this hotel in June 2007, room 473 which overlooked the pool, even though reviews said that the rooms were recently decorated ours was ok, the hotel has a separate building which is just across the main building in the same grounds, the main building has the superior rooms which i have been told are really nice, ours was clean and the maids came in every day which was a problem especially if your nursing a hangover from the ozuo!!!!!!...I cant find a fault with this hotel the food was great and catered for everybodys dietary requests....the greek people are very welcoming and friendly, Anthony Quinn bay is a must for people who are visiting Ixia.....i would definately recommend this hotel for couples and families, although dont expect much for the children, the kids club was ok....If i ever went back to Ixia in Greece i would definately stay at the cosmopolitan hotel......Wish i was still there!!!!......Tracie and Daniel
Well on arrival looked very nice from the outside. Went to the room and was a different story, the room was old looking and was unmaintanined but clean. The first night was mainly to have some sleep as we arrived at 20.00 Rhodes time. So as we tried to sleep the walls felt like they was made of paper as we could hear everything that the two neighbours was doing, TV, Taps, talking, walking. We then knew that this was going to be a bit hard especially with a 1 year old baby. The first night I personally was bitten 6 times. Next day went to the restaurant where there was plenty of options but seemed not to fit in with what we was looking for or wanted, the staff was a little hostile and rushed as usual I suppose. So we decided to eat out while we was there, we was not all inclusive but half board, the room where you eat is very large and a little cramped and on holiday we felt we needed a little space so we eat in a restaurant down the road that my daughter loved clapping and dancing to there entertainment within there spacious tables. The entertainment within the hotel is, I think, based at the large pool side with plenty of arga do and karaoke etc. I think what made us not like this hotel is the fact that it didn’t seem like a 4* hotel more like a 2* and the fact that we was all bitten every night after the first made us realise we have to look carefully about what we are going to book anywhere in the future I really do think that if the hotel was better quality we would have enjoyed our stay a lot more because this was my 3rd time in going to Rhodes and this was the worse place to stay. We stayed in the Belair hotel about 500 yards down the road last year and the quality of food, staff, modernisation is perfect and I wish I would have gone back there. Cosmopolitan in a sum is old, close to bush where plenty of midges bite you with great friendly cleaners and a cramped large dining room, and close the beach. We all have different expectations on holiday and this resort might be yours but my review is how I seen it so bear in mind my points.
Good Quality/Value For Money Hotel
This hotel is good value for money even if a little dated. The hotel staff/cleaners were friendly (although the restaurant staff were very busy). Our room was spotless and the beds comfortable ,the airconditioning worked, the tv worked, the shower was good, the fridge worked. Though you will have to ask for your hairdryer at reception. The location of the hotel was excellent for going into Rhodes town centre. Only 6 Euros each way for a taxi or a 20 minute walk. The taxi rank and bus stop were just outside the hotel. To get into the town of Ixia the walk was 10 minutes.
The beach was over the road, and best of all not crowded.
The restaurant was ok, with a very good spread for breakfast and dinner. Although we were half board I would have prefered to have paid for bed and breakfast as dinner was rushed. It gets so busy and not very relaxing. You have to run the gauntlet to get your food and is quite a feat to get back to your table in one piece!! The restaurants near the hotel were very good, as we opted not to use the restaurant every night. Overall the stay at Cosmopolitan was a pleasant one!!
Lame air con
I stayed here in the last week of June 2007, and have just returned to London. The hotel was OK, and kitted out in a 70s style, lots of marble flooring and groovy green seats in the sunken bar in the main hotel building.
I stayed in room 485, which is on the hotel grounds, had a view of the sea and main road and a lovely big balcony. The only thing wrong with this hotel is the airconditioning in the rooms. It is not powerful and you only feel it when you are standing over the a/c unit, even with it on ALL the time, the entire room is not kept cool. Keeping cool during a heatwave was hard work and trying to sleep in a hot room didn't help.
Other than that service was good, the bedding was changed daily and and clean towels were also provided daily, and the room was always cleaned and smelled fresh.
The location is great for people who don't like walking too far for anything, ie the beach is across the road, shops are next door to the hotel and the bus stop for buses to Rhodes town are directly outside the hotel.
The pool is massive for a big hotel, with a really good childrens pool and playground area.
Hope that helps you choose your hotel!
A lovely stay
We have just returned from a great week at the Cosmopolitan. We were a bit skeptical after reading some of the reviews, however we thoroughly enjoyed the hotel and everything it had to offer.
We stayed at the hotel on a half board basis, breakfast and dinner were buffet style and both had a variety of choices. Dinner was our favourite and consisted of a wonderful spread of salads, fish, hot and cold meats and lovely puddings. The food wasn't piping hot, but after all it was a buffet and the trays of food were constantly being refilled with fresh items.
The hotel pool was a good size to accommodate the number of guests and there were plenty of sun beds around - despite the fact that towels appeared on quite a few before 8 o clock! The grass surrounding the pool would have been fine to lay a towel down on if needed.
The beach across the road wasn't the best, it wasn't cleaned or swept , however it was further down towards Ixia town. It got very windy in the afternoons with the sea becoming choppy, so we decided to retreat back to the hotel!
The area itself was fine, we were a 5 mins (1 Euro) bus ride away from Rhodes Town or a 40 mins walk along the sea front. The buses were brilliant, with a helpful bus station in the middle of Rhodes. Most bus drivers called out the names of each stop ensuring you didn't miss yours!
Rhodes and Faliraki were both good for a night out, however we found a cheap cocktail place in Ixia (20 mins walk) that suited our needs.
We took a trip to the Faliraki water park, despite having fun, it didn't fulfill our expectation of a 20 Euro entrance fee.
I would recommend taking mosquito repellent as there are a few buzzing around!
Good pool, patchy catering
This is actually being written by the hotel's pool - ah, the pleasures of wireless access everywhere and a Mac laptop. For the record, 18.5 euros for 12 hours' airtime, stop-start when you want. Look, I write for a living, OK? So this is why I take a laptop on holiday.
My two penn'orth. Hotel's a bit dated, true, but (as everyone says) spotlessly clean and well serviced by charming staff (especially Adam in the bar and Spiro and Kiki in the dining room).
Pool area is huge. Just enough sun loungers. Why do these prats feel it necessary to get up at sparrowsfart to dump towels on them?
Pool bar is good. Excellent meals and snacks there, reasonably priced and cooked in front of you.
Decent breakfasts with a lot of choice, hot or cold, and the selection of breads is outstanding. God's bogs, though: chips for breakfast? Takes all sorts.
Evening catering: a bit ho-hum. Avoid the mass catering lumps of unidentifiable meat in equally unidentifiable sauce and opt for the salads, the cheese, and especially the Greek offerings like the cheese and spinach pies and the dolmades. It's just dawned on me that I haven't touched a scrap of meat for 10 days. Local wine isn't bad either.
Booked late, through Olympic, allocation on arrival, £2400 for four adults half board for a fortnight in the highest of high season. Good value at that price, especially as the flight times from and to Gatwick were sane.
Overall: good for families, good for couples, realtively quiet, so if you want nightlife and discos look elsewhere.
Some rooms not worth 4* !!
The hotel is not worth 4 stars.
When we arrived we got a very old looking room. The airco made a lot of noise. The isolation between rooms is poor (lot of noise). This part of the hotel needs renovation!
The room was cleaned ok.
After te first night we asked for a superior chamber: 20€ extra for a night, but it was worth it!!
The superior chamber was modernised and 4* and a lot better!
This made our holiday a lot better.
PLEASE INFORM YOURSELF WICH ROOM YOU'RE GETTING!!
Food is ok, but not fantastic. The diningroom is to big and the personel is stressed (lot of work).
Rhodes island is ok, beautiful place.
Good Hotel - But needs some modernisation
After reading some of the reviews on here I was in 2 minds about this hotel. some say it is not very good, others say it is the best holiday they have had. Well, I have just got back today from staying at the cosmopolitan for 7 days. when we arrived we were allocated room no. 351, which is in the block just down from the main building. The room looked a bit dated, but it was clean and tidy. The air con left alot to be desired, unless u sat by it constantly u would not feel anything!! We did go to reception to ask for a better room, but was told this would cost 20 euros per night extra, so we decided to stay put. The room worked out to be ok, although walls semed a bit thin as could hear alot of noise at night. Another downside was we had to pay 15 euros for a safe in reception for a week. Food was good and wide selection for buffet style breakfast and evening meals, although food is not piping hot, it is replaced regulary. Staff in the restaurant seemed v. busy and slightly stressed out. Pool is excellent and they have got a kid called Danny down from the Doreta Beach to try to liven the place up a bit. He's a good laugh and will get u doing Water Vollyball/polo & helps with nightime entertainment. Bar staff by the pool are very friendly and talkative. Shops are close by & bus stop is outside hotel & taxi rank is over the road. Taxi to Rhodes town is 6 Euro, Faliraki is 15 euro but is about a 20 min drive. Bus to Rhodes town is 1.80 euro, but does get crowded. Water park is very big although 20 euros is a bit steep, it is worth it if u stay the day. Overall we had a good stay at the Cosmopolitan, but would recommend you opt for a superior room from what we've heard. Not many English people at the hotel, most guests seemed to be either French or Italian.
Having returned back from the cosmopolitan, we found it to be quite boring, food is ok and the hotel is very clean, the trouble is there isnt alot to do, the pool area is very nice and they have an animation team that consists of 3 people, at lunch time they do a dance round the pool, well bjorn and danny do, danny tries to get the people involved, and he has a laugh with the guests, he also gets you in the pool doing water games which is more than the others do, the girl animator said she cant swim and doesnt like water, why she is working here i dont know, bjorn is a nice lad he will talk to you if you go to him, but he dont make any effort to go to you. whereas danny just kept going to all the guests and just chatted to them, he even tried it with a german couple, that was hilarious, as the german couple were talking to danny and you could see the concentration on his young face trying to understand them, at the evening he just got the woman up and started dancing rock and roll with her.
rhodes town is not that far away and it is lovely at the night, but if danny asks you, he will take you to a bar in tholos and introduce you to his friends, as danny has come from doreta beach, and after talking to the bar staff at cosmoploitan he has brought life to the hotel, so god knows what it was like before danny came.
anyone going enjoy and say hi to danny from the liverpool crew.
Great looking Restaurants
anchivies @Perama Taverna in Platania Village
Fethi Pasha Clock Tower
50th Birthday Present revisited
I just wanted to thank everyone in the forum who gave me advice last year about traveling to Rhodes for my wife's 50th birthday. We'll we didn't make it until her 51st birthday but we did this past May and had a brilliant time, absolutely fantastic. We didn't want to come home. Unfortunately, jobs and kids got the best of us! So thanks for all the help! Can't wait to go back! Gene
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Glad that you enjoyed it! Where did you stay in the end? You certainly had the weather this May!
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Another Rhodes Convert
It is a captivating place is it not?
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We went upscale. It was her birthday present right?! We stayed at the Grand Hotel in Rhodes town and we had an absolutely great time. My wife and I were walking on the beach this morning in Portstewart (which is also beautiful- just too cold) and we talked about that trip. Honestly, I can't wait to go back.