good & bad
Just returned from the Rodos Palace with mixed feelings. On the plus side we loved the lobby area, very impressive and spacious. The reception staff very helpful, given that they deal with so many people every day. Lounges around the hotel had very comfortable seating, with a quiet area always available if you wanted one.
The pool area was nice although some what noisey at times.
Rooms were okay but not 5*, more like 3/4*.
Food was not the best, although breakfast was fine as was the breakfast dinning area. More than can be said for the dinning area for dinner. This was too dark, not helped by the grey ceiling and lack lustre decor. However the staff were very nice and helpful.
One final word, we were sadly dissapointed to find tourists from certain countries in the hotel, who did not represent 5* clientele, ie in their dress and behaviour.
All that said we enjoyed our stay in the Rodos Palace, however if we return to Rhodes it will be to the Atlantic Beach Hotel in Kolombia.
nice hotel and lovely service
back from Rhodes and I stayed at the Rodos Palace Room 613
The hotel is nice and you can see the luxury in many aspects
The food was excellent in both qualities and quantities
The Executive Wing was really nicely designed and the swimming pools excellent. Some other parts of the hotel need renovation. So I guess that some parts of the hotel are 5* or 6* and some other parts more 3 or 4* and this reflect the age of the property although there seem to renovate part by part.
This is reflected in the price you pay and if you are willing to upgrade you get excellent facilities. Room 613 was brilliant, one of the largest and nicest rooms i have ever stayed with a nice balcony overlooking the beautiful Aegean sea. I also saw room 629 where my friend stayed and that was easily equal to most of the Hiltons and Intercontinentals i have stayed around the world
The conference facilities are also excellent and i like the space outside for informal meetings and chats with people
Staff was friendly and nice to those people that they were friendly and nice to them. I had an excellent experience and will go back.
Not as bad as its made out to be.
We have just got back from Rodos Palace and have had a great time, the hotel is better than the reviews make it out to be. Me and my partner stayed in a studio which was very spacious, lots of wardrobe space, with good air conditioning and a view of the sea from the balcony. Although the studio was abit outdated in the decor, it was livable and clean.
The hotel itself was very posh and modern in the lobby, bars, restraunts and other public areas. The pools were great with lots of subeds, a poolside bar (abit expensive) and lots or activities to do. The animation team were mainly excellent (especially Diego, say Marcus said hi if you go), keeping the place lively in the day and at night.
As for Rhodes itself it was fantastic and we had a really good time, old Rhodes town is very nice and we highly recommend it in the day and at night for shops, sights, bars and eating out.
The hotel is what you make of it, it may not be 5* but its a very nice hotel and the staff are very friendly.
nice hotel but not 5 star
Before my husband and I made our reservation, I read all trip advisor reviews of Rodos Palace and had mixed feelings. However it was much cheaper than the Hilton and we were looking for a 5 star so I took the chance and made the reservation.
LOCATION: location is nice. Not directly in city center - only about EURO 7 and 5 minutes away. Nice garden. Beach just across hotel.
BEACH: pebble. not very clean. Costs EURO 3.5 pp (for hotel guests !) to use the chaiselongs & beach ! We were shocked as we have never paid to use the beach of the hotel where we stay. (we travel at least 3-4 times a year to a foreign country) The base of the sea is pebble but sand in certain areas.
ROOMS: outdated. clean but sheets and thin blanket is worn. no frenchbeds. no extra pillows. carpet is old. beds have wooded sides so not very comfortable when placed together and covered with one sheet. towerls very old and dirty white color. plenty of drawers and closet space. nice view of sea.
BREAKFAST: simple buffet. bread varieties, cheese, cold meat selection,fruit, jams, toast machine, eggs. no show cooking. more like 4 star buffet. small bistro like tables. took waiters 25 minutes to refill coffee. Asked three waiters but no action. No one seemed to care.
CHECK-IN: No smiling faces.
RENT-A-CAR: More expensive than those just outside of the hotel. Friendly lady though.
SUPERMARKET IN GARDEN: Very friendly. Has everything. Little more expensive than city - of course.
- wouldn't recommend the hotel for 5 star searchers. 4 star quality. We left the hotel after the first night.
Positives and Negatives...
This is a bit of a mixed bag of a review, because it includes our take on Ixia as well (and Rhodes Town).
NEGATIVES - The hotel's a bit of a strange place. The main building's exterior is very concrete 1970's and nothing to write home about from the outside. We stayed in the apartments which were by no means 5* in my opinion. The interior was very 1970's and basic in decor and appliances, especially the bathroom.
We were self catering, and the poolside restaurant and bar are pretty expensive (cover charge for the lunch for two was 3.50euro and two cans of coke was 5.60euro, so that's 9.10euro [£6.50!] before you've had any food) The service in the restaurant is also a bit laboured. You'd be better off getting a bar snack.
The local, onsite Supermarket is also pretty expensive, even for the basics.
The beach is not good, but then it isn't all the way down the Ixia coast. It’s very stony and always runs alongside a very busy main road. Plus the Aegean is very choppy, so it generally tends to be very windy and swimming is not allowed.
POSITIVES - The two adjoined exterior swimming pools are great. Very clean and there are plenty of sunloungers, both in the shaded areas and in the sunshine. The surroundings are lovely, and unlike all the other 5* hotels in Ixia, this pool is not situated just off the main road. The pool area is definitely the best part of the hotel.
Whilst the apartment's decor is pretty grim, they are very sizeable places, with a big living area and balconies overlooking very well maintained gardens. The rooms are serviced daily with clean sheets and towels every day.
The interior of the hotel, including its bars, restaurants and lobby area are all pretty modern and swish.
We can't comment on the hotels main restaurants as we were self catering. Reception staff are helpful and all speak embarrassingly perfect English.
Five minutes away from Rhodes Town in a taxi which are always available and only cost 6euro (fixed rates on all taxis)
The holiday price for two weeks was reasonable (especially for a brochure '5*')
A strange little place. If you're young, there's not a great deal of places to go that are lively. There are a couple of bars, but not much else. It's set along a very busy road and the restaurants are pretty standard. It's all a bit British really.
As mentioned, the beaches aren't up to much.
Old Town is pretty cool, looks great, but get off the main street (Socrates) and explore the alleys if you want to find a few more traditional or not-so-touristy places to eat and drink.
The new town isn't too bad either, with some good bars and restaurants.
Rhodos Palace is pretty good (mainly the pool) but 5* is certainly generous.
Ixia is boring. Nothing to do, eateries average.
Rhodes Town is a much better place to eat and drink and is close by.
Nothing is cheap. Food is not quite as expensive as UK, but alcohol certainly is, the same if not more expensive than London! (Especially Rhodes Town)
Go to Lindos for better food, drink and amazing beach!
This hotel just seems to be trying to be too many things. While it appears to have many facilities (hardly any of which were open when I visited in May), it lets itself down on basic things, such as the rooms and service. Room was three star standard, breafast disappointing and a horrible smell lingered by the lifts for the duration of my visit. I would return to Rhodes, but to a hotel closer to the town. The Italian Restaurant just down the road is delicious and good value though.
we went there with great hopes expecting to be one of the best hotels in greece and we were deeply disapointed.check-in was a nightmare, the reception stuff rude and unhelpfull. the decoration pompus, lack of any style, the lobby crowded reminding you a very busy train station!one of our biggest dissapointments was the room-very old furnitures,the wardrobe dirty and the doors broken, the bathroom although marble made very old.the balcony with plastic chairs-everything reminds you of how a hotel of mass tourism should be in the late 60's.the restaurant la rotisserie it was terrible too,you could not even hardly believe that is a deluxe one-although the food was o.k. Breakfast was average in a late 60's decorated room,very crowded. the worst of all:the swimming pool area! in the brochure was looking huge but it was rather small with no space to swim, everywhere plastic chairs nd sunbeds, plastic umbrelas, dirty surroundings and so crowded!!! the inner pool was by far not the idylic place to swim.the humidity made the place unbearable because the system that provided fresh air to the inner pool was not sufficient at all-the surounding space...tastless with green synthetic floors very few..plastic chairs and the stuff simply ...absent.The beach was o.k but very windy not so clean and there were stones and small rocks all around.it was pity what we found because all this ruined our vacations.such hotels ruin the good image of greece.