Hotel Rodos Palace Ialissos, Rhodes
Reviews - Hotel Rodos Palace Ialissos
- Age Group: 31 - 40
- From: France
- Traveller type: Luxury Traveller
- Age Group: 31 - 40
- From: Israel
- Traveller type: Mature Couple
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Loved Rodos Palace Hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
t see any problemfrom Pete_Travelcare
We stayed in an apartment which in the brochure states that they are more simply furnished. The apartment was set in lovely gardens and was spacious, clean and quiet. The hotel itself was lovely with stunning public areas and lovely pool area. We ate at the hotel only once and although quite expensive was very enjoyable. A ten minute walk takes you into Ixia and there are some excellent places to eat in resort cheaper than the hotel I did not have one bad meal in our week. The beach is not all that but I am not a beach person. The people are very friendly and always remember your name which is nice. The highlight is the 6 euro taxi to Rhodes town which is a wonderful experience of shopping and sitting by the harbour and a fabulous old town to explore. Back to the hotel I am a manager of a travel agency and would have no problem sending ppl to this hotel after looking at the hotel rooms I actually preferred the apartments as much more space. Do not really know what people expect.
Not 5 Starfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Not a 5 * deluxe by any standardsfrom Antonia
The hotel is not by any means a five star deluxe in any capacity. The rooms were awful and quite dangerous for a toddler, we had to re-arrange the furniture to cover plug sockets which were hanging off the wall. The food was pretty terrible too. The service was also poor - every day we had to go and physically carry a high chair to our table while a number of waiters watched us struggle.
The hotel works on the premise that the guests from the conference centre have priority rooms and treatment over the tourists which isn't fair and the managers must choose which market to specialise in.
Added to that, the hotel seems to be a dumping ground for any passengers whose planes have not left the airport. On a few occaisions the restaurant (in the loosest sense of the word) was crammed full of tourists from other resorts leaving no room for the guests.
Perhaps the ratings system is different in Greece but if so then it ought to be something we are made aware of before booking accomodation because it isn't cheap.
Like to walk down 13 stairs?from Pyra
If it had been 50 Euros, the price would have been still too high (and I can judge, I spend about 100 nights a year in hotels).
Elevators not stopping for down-traffic (17 floors!!), beds worn out and creaking, old and unclean furniture, long, heavy-porno previews (one way of earning for a hotel....), annoyingly flashing fire-alarm lights at the ceiling in the room.
Broken phones and noisy aircos. Personnel tries to do a good job but the place is simply way past its age.
I blame Triaena Tours and the congress-organizers at least as much for choosing this place.
The congress was a disaster for some as well, some companies who had 300 leads last year now had 20 only, even though there were just as many participants.
Not impressedfrom julie87
The staff were very good and had come back in at midnight to prepare a meal for us which was good, but the next morning breakfast was average, with very little choice, and the furniture in the dining room definitely needing replacing.
There was a conference taking place, and there were lots of armed guards about - not sure if this is the norm, or due to the conference.
Overall, Ok for an overnight stay, but wouldn't want to be there for a week as it is situated on a very busy road.
We had just spent a week at the Atrium Palace, also a five star, but far superior to this hotel. If you dont mind hiring a car and travelling down to the Lindos area, I would recommend going there instead.
complete dissapointment!!!!!from wood235
Spend your money elsewherefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Lots of rooms do not make a 5* hotel.
Needs to try harder!from A TripAdvisor Member
Basis: Half Board, garden facing standard room
This means a choice of lunch at the poolside, OR dinner in the Dining Hall.
Location: In Ixia,close to Rhodes (7 Euro taxi fare away) There is a busy main Airport-Rhodes Town road running at the front between the hotel and beach. There is a tunnel to get to the beach, but, sadly, no friendly hotel section of the beach (unlike the Sofitel, Hilton, etc) You can rent a sunbed, and bring your own towel. Beach is a bit pebbly, but turns to sand about 5 feet into the waterline. Warm water, clear and clean, some waves all day long (managable waves) as this is the "windy" side of Rhodes Island.
Accommodation: (4th Floor, Garden facing) Twin beds only, both of which creaked badly. The bedroom has some old style furniture and light fittings that are not of a modern 5 star standard. The room size was just OK, cannot have a third bed in any comfort. The hotel management have cut back on guest amenmities, so no pen, matches, etc in room. The air conditioning is noisy on anything other than the minimum setting, and not very effective. Plenty of hot water. Garden rooms overlook "The Dome", which had nightly entertainment in July - that means noise from music coming into your room up to 12.30 in the morning! Good maid service, daily clean and linen change. No pool or beach towels at all! (There is a supermarket that sells them.......Hmmm!!) Bath is small. Shower Power is just OK, not a great 5 star bathroom. There are no safe's in the rooms, so you put valuables in a downstairs safe deposit box, (a charge is made and its a hassle to-ing and fro-ing)
Breakfast: Poor for a 5 star hotel. Tinned fruit salad, fatty bacon, Juice that is more like squash. Poor presentation of food. The breakfast room is from the '70s, and tatty, and really needs an urgent make-over.
Lunch: Generally good, served by the poolside. Waiters can be a bit slow, grilled meats/chicken and salad a good choice. The outside pool restaurant gives a choice of in or outside, and is a nice location.
Dinner: The Dining Hall, a buffet style. The room is a bit like an old airport departure hall, old fashioned and in need of a make-over. Help yourself buffet, soups, starters, plenty of salads and main courses and cheese and desserts. Quality can be mixed, you need to be selective to get the best out of it. Roast meat was very good, good salads. Poor cheese selection, desserts so-so. Waiters bring drinks and are efficient enough. Overall, not a 5 star dinner experience.
Public areas: Reception is modern, clean and very large, lots of sitting areas. A good start to your stay. There is an underground play area for teens, looks well equipped and fun. The outside pool area is good, plenty of sun or shade, lots of loungers and cushions, and a nice pool. There is a pool bar......but go and fetch yourself, in 7 days staying there not once did a waiter come and take a drinks order.
Daily water gym, water polo, organised activities by the "Animation Team". You can join in, or find a quiet corner. The covered, indoor pool (The Dome) is probably OK in winter. It is not as nice as the outside, but is a quiet alternative to the outdoor pool. Good choice of hotel shops, hairdresser, etc.
Room Service: available, not tried.
Overall: A very large conference hotel, that is not up to 5 star International standards in all areas. As another reviewer put it, a mix of 5 star and 2 star!
Self Catering??from A TripAdvisor Member
Our apartment was grim but the hotel and its facilities were great. Many of the people we spoke to were staying nearby.
We had a fabulous holiday (we had with us children aged 2 and 9) and would heartily recommend the hotel to anyone who is considering half or full board in the main body of the hotel (apparently this is splendid in comparison to the apartments which haven't been updated (or cleaned) since they were built in 70s)
Top Local Tips for Rhodes
Agree the price. agree the price before getting the taxi to avoid getting ripped off. not a personal experience, we were advised by our rep. worked for us! It is also cheaper to walk five minutes down to the main road and wave down a taxi then ask the hotel to call them.
TRAVEL A CHEAP ISLAND TO TOUR EITHER BY TAXI OR PRIVATE CAR HIRE
Ixia Dimetrios in Ixia - by far the best place to eat....great food, good prices, great choice and staff very helpful.
Other names for Hotel Rodos Palace Ialissos
- rodos palace
- rhodos palace ixia
- rhodos palace hotel ixia
- Address: Ialissou Ave. - Rhodes - 851 01 - Greece
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