Amathus Beach Hotel, Rhodes
Reviews - Amathus Beach Hotel
- Age Group: 41 - 50
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Sun Seeker
- Age Group: 51 - 60
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Family Traveller
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Amathus Beach Hotel
room excellent although we did get an upgrade due to the one we requested not being available.
Fantastic Honeymoonfrom Joo2610
The hotel has 3 outdoor pools (and one indoor in the Spa). We spent most of our time by the 11th floor pool which did not get over-crowded, had plenty of sunbeds and parasols and towels were provided by the hotel. The whole atmosphere of the hotel was calm, peaceful and very restful!
The service at the hotel was impeccable. The staff in the restaurant both in the morning and the evening were so polite and we never had to wait to be seated (unless you wanted to wait for a seat on the balconies). The maid service was brilliant, the rooms were made up every day and they came back at night to turn the beds down and leave chocolates on the pillows! We booked half board and the choice of food both at breakfast and in the evening was fantastic (drinks are expensive though so it's best to go out and sample the local bars in the evening). If you wanted to eat out at night you could exchange your evening meal for lunch at one of the two restaurants at the hotel instead which we did on a few occasions.
The beach is reached via a tunnel from the hotel but is pebbly so not really to be recommended if you have small children or are after a "beach holiday". The wind is quite strong on this side of the island but is perfect for the watersports that are on offer along the beach.
Ixia itself is relatively quiet but there are some lovely bars and restaurants along from the hotel – The Coconut Club is to be recommended, staff are very friendly and the food is lovely! Must visits are Rhodes Town and Lindos (which we did via boat which was lovely!).
We would definitely recommend this hotel and would have no hesitation in going back again!
A lovely holidayfrom A TripAdvisor Member
One of the downsides was the pebbley beach and the wind on the beach. The sea was quite fierce at times and "knocked one off the feet", I lost my sunglasses as I was buffeted by the waves and the stones were very uncomfortable to stand on, shoes were needed.The drinks in the hotel were very expensive too.
I also thought tea making facilities would have been nice in the rooms, and also tooth picks at the tables,and shower facilities when having a late flight as we had(2.20 a.m )Overall a very good holiday.
Good Hotelfrom tallymebanana
My partner and I stayed at this hotel in Aug 2005. We had a bad start to our holiday due to a flight delay of two days so we arrived at the hotel at night, somewhat unexpectedly. The first room we were given was on the 9th floor and of a low standard. There was a strong smell of sewerage in the room and some areas of the bathroom were in need of basic cleaning. Although we complained immediately, we were not given another room until the next day. Incidentally, on checkout, we overheard a family making the same complaint about another room on the 9th floor.
Things were much better after we were moved to another room on the 3rd floor. Again, I have to agree with the reviews below, good food, great staff. I used one of the many windsurfing rental stores very near the hotel beach front. (The spot is a well know windsurfing area so be prepared for evening breezes). The hotel itself is fairly well sheltered but the beachfront did get quite windy.
I would recommend this hotel but caution that it is not 5 star.
Excellent Hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The food was also excellent, a good choice of food greeted us every morning and evening and it was a good balance for both vegetarians and non vegetarians.
The hotel has 3 pools, plenty of sunbeds and entertainment most nights. The hotel is situated 5 mins from the main shops and restaurants, it also has its own beach area and sunbeds for hotel guests. Beach towels are provided fresh every day.
An all round excellent hotel which we would definitely return to.
10/10 Great All-round hotel for an Enjoyable Holidayfrom lauraza
The rooms were of a good standard not English 5 star, but we were not expecting that, and could not fault anything in the room except for the fact our curtains did not close fully which we found quite strange!
The bathroom was a little on the small side, and no bath just a shower but this was fine.
Do not miss the Spa, at the front of the hotel, we always went for a dip in here and were always the only ones in there! It was very peaceful.
As for nightlife, nothing to 'in your face' it is there if you want it, mainly a selection of bars, not really any nightclubs. Perfect if you just fancy a wander around at night with a change from the hotel surroundings.
The beach was a pebble beach reached by an underground tunnel from the hotel so you don't have to cross the road. It is ok, nice and breezy if it gets too hot by the hotel pool.
Local highlights include Lindos and Rhodes Town, not to be missed.
Good hotel, we would go back again!from MarkHHastings_Sussex
We booked half board, but were able to exchange the evening meal for lunch up at the 11th floor Pool Deck restaurant, which we did on a couple of ocassions. You just have to ask for the voucher at hotel reception. The voucher is valued at 20 Euros for a couple, thus if lunch is more than that, you just pay the extra. Drinks at the bar were a bit expensive (as expected), my wife drinks Malibu and pineapple, and for this they charge 7.5 Euros, but "happy hour" between 6-7pm in the 11th floor bar helps (30% discount). Other than that, there are plenty of local bars just a walk away. Hotel entertainment was a bit limited on the first 2 or 3 nights, but then we were treated to a Beatles tribute band one night (called the Beaters), playing outside on the 11th floor pool deck, and a Greek dance evening on another night. The highlight for us was Rhodes town. It's just a few minutes in a taxi at a cost of about 7 Euros. The old town is spectacular, particularly at night, it is vibrant and full of atmosphere. We ate in the old town on two evenings, and loved it! The taxi service is superb, no shortage. You can ask the hotel reception to book you a taxi, and hey presto one arrives at the front door in a matter of minutes (usually a Merc!).
We would have no hesitation in returning to Rhodes as a destination, and also this hotel.
Fantasic Hotelfrom Gezabel
The boat trips from Rhodes town to Lindos are well worth the time and money. Lindos is superb, very picturesque but very steep paths and roads to the top of the town, there are even donkeys waiting to give you a ride to the town square!The beach at Lindos is fabulous with crstal clear warm water and safe bathing for the children.
very nice hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
We had an excellent week at the Rodian Beach, very friendly hotel, staff
pleasant and helpful.
The hotel grew on us as the week went on, we were a little disappointed
with our room when we arrived, although they had upgraded us to a suite and interconnecting room.
This was not a 5 star room, it was in need of decoration, we were told it had been refurbished two years ago, the up side, we did have a bathroom each! The bars restaurant and pools however were very pleasant.
The food was very good, we were bed and breakfast and found a couple of excellent restaurants one in Rhodes Town, The Meletron and one in particular in Ixia, Le Gourmet.
The hotel is facing the main road and sea, traffic noise can be heard around the two front pools and beach, however the roof top pool is very secluded and quite. The bungalows on this level are very nice but the sea view is obscured by trees. As another review has previously said this is a very laid back 5 star hotel at 4 star + prices we were quoted 137 euros for a bungalow (2 persons bed and breakfast) I would recommend this hotel. However if your use to top 5 star hotels stear clear, if you are use to 4 star with a little extra this would be great.
A great hotelfrom Helby
We didn't particulary like Ixia as a resort, but it's only a couple of pounds to go to Rhodes town in a taxi.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone heading to Rhodes, but particularly to wedding couples. We're looking forward to returning for our 5th wedding anniversary!
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Taxis Taxis are really clean and reliable. On your first trip, ask them for the published price-list, so then you know what to expect to pay for any future journeys.
Old town charm and lure Rhodes Old Town dates bath 3000 years in places and is an alladins cave of places to see, eat and shop
car hire on arrival if u want to hire a car hire it from the guy from GALAXY RENTAL CARS who has a desk on the 1st floor of the hotel,NOT from the tour company!!! its much much cheaper dont listen to the rep on your greeting meetin lol who states that the other car hire companys look 4 every sratch etc "please book avis" they reccomend, crap avis pay the tour company commision!!
Other names for Amathus Beach Hotel
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- Address: 100 Iraklidon Ave - Rhodes - 851 01 - Greece