Travel Blogs from Rhodes
We woke up early to walk into town to catch the bus to Lindos. Bus 17 turned out to be a lemon! We got the last 2 seats at the very back but hot air was pouring out from under the seat for the entire hour and a half trip. At Lindos we walked down the hill into the winding streets of the town and then back up to the Acropolis. Unfortunately it was closed due to a general strike ...
In the late 7th century A.D., Rhodes was fortified against attack from Arabs. Over the years it was further fortified and became an impregnable city from attacks from Turks, Franks and Arabs. We explored the wall around the city and the waterfront area. Swim on the beach across from our hotel. Very ...
Leaving the beauty and tranquility of Maheri and the villa was difficult. Mrs. Jenny and Costa gave us a gift of bags of oregano and mountain tea as well as a bottle of olive oil prepared in the traditional way with Costa's olives. The flight on ...
Another sunny day, another new place to explore, and today we hit our first Greek island namely Rhodes (Rhodos in Greek). The temperature is a milder 27 degrees Celsius today, great conditions for sightseeing while also being able to sneak in a swim later in the day. It was an easy walk from the port to the old city entrance, through an ornate gate in the fortified city walls. We headed past Socrates fountain ...
... br> There were lots of parties going on on various sailboats and yachts as we walked back to ours, but we were ‘done’ so headed to bed. There are some massive yachts and catamarans here – sea life is definitely a big deal!
Friday, September 13, 2013
We got up at 6:30 a.m. to watch the sun rise, but it was behind a hill so we didn’t see it until we pulled anchor and set out after 7:00. We cruised to an isolated island just ...
Historical Traveler Reviews Finas Rhodes
Having spent what we considered to be a lot of money for a one room "apartment" we were very disappointed. "Bedsit" would describe the room better with a door that had to be locked to ensure it closed properly. The "Kitchen area" is in fact a cupboard and the room wasn't cleaned every day - or even half the time.
What a holiday, superb in every way. Really enjoyed in Pefkos and the Finas hotel was just great, fun, superb food and I mean superb food.
Not What it Used To Be
This used to be a nice friendly hotel. I do not know what happened this year but the rooms had spiders,cobwebs and cockroaches cracks in the walls and a door that you had to lock to make it stay shut. The best feature of this place was always its good service and friendly staff not so this year we had to wait to be served while favourite customers got all the attention and found that some of the bar staff only managed a smile when the owner was present.We also found it to be expensive 2.50 for a beer 1.50 elsewhere.
Needless to say we will not be going back and would not recommend this place to anyone.
The Finas hotel was great in many ways for the mid range hotel that it is. It was clean, everything worked, the hotel setting is nice (against a cliff, peacocks on the site). The staff were extremely friendly and always helpful. We went with two young children who loved the little playground (though basic) and the staff who spoilt them. Also the playground is next to the bar / restaurant which is great for parents! The only downside, which can be fairly major, is the noise from the bar at night. Our apartment overlooked the bar / pool area and we were disturbed by late night noise probably 1 in 3 nights of our 2 week stay. Although the official entertainment in the bar finished by 12/12.30, often groups of people would stay in the bar singing their own kareoke til 3 or 5am, which is not good when you have to get up early with kids!
Ben and Wotzi
Well i was abit gutted my first day !!! Until we meet all are new party animals the barman aris tequila!!!! We was on the bar most nights singin abit of OASIS. Love to Every1 who made each others 2 weeks all the fun. xx and to the suposeed life guard who couldnt swim (dont worry this is a group joke not for real, well done llyod for pushing him in). Hope to see you all again soon. my email is ---- Get in touch if you remember me. Ben and Wotzi
Finas - not as Fin-as i hoped
I stayed at the Finas Apartments with my mum and her partner and was all that impressed with them. Our apartment had paint falling from the window and door frames, the beds were rickety.
I admit the pool area and reception was clean as were the rooms but i wouldnt recommend this hotel. It thoroughly deserves the 2star rating it has been given. Rhodes is a beautiful island and despite the problems with the hotel i still had a good time.
Found the perfect place on a Greek island. Not too noisy but not dead either.Went September 14 to 28 2005.
The Best in greece
We came as a wedding party for 2 weeks, it was one of the best holidays i have had the Finas appartments where fantastic and 110% very clean and tidy, pool was great (had lots of fun throwing family members in !!!!) ALL the staff where fantastic and friendly, would recomend this place to everyone made us all feel very welcome. the best part we had NO ants !!!!!!! every other apartment around Pefkos had.
we will be back there soon !!!!!!!
Simply the best
that was the best 2 week of my life so far . the hotel was kept to a great standard. The grounds were kept impeccable..the food was excellent...the entertainment was out of this world...maybe not to everyones liking of course but right for me ....the service by the most friendliest staff..where nothing is too much trouble for them...you are the star in their eyes....i congratulate the manager giannis on a well run complex...and staff. i will most certainly keep going back...i am a mature lady...and enjoyed the atmosphere all through my stay....especially the karaoke nites.....wow...aris the barman a star.... Warning .....dont go if you dont want fun.. try camping. Yassas... Kathy, angelis ,Sebastian ,Goerge,Jimmy,Denise...and....heeellloooo Aris baby...your simply the best
Not too impressed
When me and my family went to Rhodes our first impressions was this is going to be a good holiday. Our appartment was basic but clean. The pool is small and full with chlorine. If the pool is too much for you i recomend you go down to the beach. If you stay at the hotel at night football would be on and everyone's chair would be facing the tv. The food is good value and the drinks are very expensive.