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... but we could view it from the outside. Back down the hill again to the town and then further down to the beach in the beautiful cove. Rented sunbeds and spent a couple of hours relaxing and swimming. The bus ride back was only an hour and much more enjoyable. We had an early dinner (artichokes stuffed with lamb, grilled veggies such as zucchini, aubergines and peppers, grilled ...
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 ...
... plane to Rhodes was much smoother than expected but nevertheless I was relieved to land. The hotel here was a disappointment after the villa. After a beer at the nearby soccer bar, we went out to explore Rhodes town including Old Town and the ...
... street of the Knights, framed with medieval buildings, and had a look at the little shops in the old town. I quickly acquired a pair of ornate hand made earrings in a typical Greek design, symbolising the circle of life / a long life. We stopped for a gyro at a local taverna, where the highlight was undoubtedly the mountainous scoop of tzatziki we were given together with some heated pita bread. The ...
... c’est la vie!
Bodrum is a large coastal town full of whitewashed houses set against the hill, with a castle/fortress in the harbour and several marinas dotting the shore. We had the option of spending a couple of hours in Bodrum or setting out right away, and we chose the latter because Bodrum was teeming with tourists and souvenir shops, it was over 30 degrees out, and we paid big bucks for the boat!
So, now we’re on a 60’ ...
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Awesome food, great pool layout w/ nooks and crannies of eating opportunities, good location. Internet not strong enough on 4th or 5th floors, so no Wi-Fi in the room is the only negative.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Dionysos Hotel Ixia
We were 2 parents and 2 kids in one room which was quite large so it didn´t feel crowded at all. The bathroom was excellent. The friendly cleaning-lady visited us everyday and did a great job. We had a nice view from the very large balcony, but it was a little noisy because of the airconditioning of the restaurant below. We tried the restaurants on the beachfront before discovering that our hotel had the best food ! The garden is really the finest we have seen in Greece (been to different islands 7 times) and the large poolarea is fantastic. Our kids and their two cousins had a great week swimming and diving all day long. We visited nearby Rhodes Old Town three times and its very nice in the evenings, no traffic is allowed there, lots of shops and restaurants. We also went to Faliraki Water Park which was a lot of fun and Lindos, a village on the Unesco list of unique places.
Very good hotel
This is a lovely hotel offering great value ofr money 80Euro per night for B&B in a large double room, fridge, A/c . Nice bathroom with usual goodies supplied. Very clean, serviced and towels changed daily.
Close to Rhodes town, there is a busstop about 300m from the hotel 2 EUR or 6 Eur in a taxi.
Beach is not the best in Rhodes and is quite stoney. However it is still ok. The pool at the hotel was beautiful and had salt water.
We only had breakfast in the hotel. It was fine.
Ixia is not a great place to eat so we ended up going into Rhodes oold town most nights. It is a great base to explore the island however.
Just had a week in what must be the friendliest and nicest hotel in Rhodes. Clean, good sized rooms with good a/c and fridge. Terrific swimming pool. Beautifully furnished reception area and excellent ambiance in dining areas. Beautiful, well designed open air dining late into evening. Lovely staff always happy to help. Excellent grill restaurant and reasonable general restaurant. Only (minor) downsides were - couldn't get BBC 24 on the TV despite several requests and couldn't get away from quite loud music/entertainment when having a drink in the evening. Our preference would have been for a softer bed. Overall, though, would thoroughly recommend.
My husband and I visited the Dionysos Hotel in July for a week-long vacation where we met up with our best friends (another married couple) who are living in Kuwait (he works for the US State department).
Yes, it's really the best value for money in Rhodes! At 80 euros per night in late June/early July, with breakfast buffet, the biggest swimming pool (lagoon style), comfortable room with bathtub in bathroom this was a bargain!
If you like Rhodes and travel with children, Dionysos offers a good value for the money. Located just behind the long line of beach hotels (but still well within walking distance from the sea) it has a sheltered position off the heavy traffic on the totally touristic beach road. The public areas are great with a gorgeous pool area, which more resembles a lake than a pool. The kids have great fun here with several activities hosted by a rather loud "animation team". No problem finding a sun chair (in june). The hotel is very family friendly, so there are a lot of children. If you search for complete calm - look elsewhere.
We visited Dionysos Hotel in Rhodes. the Staff was very friendly. The Hotel exceeded my expectations. the grounds were beautiful, the rooms were spacious and clean and could have easily accomodated 3 people as the couch in the room was a day bed. The buffet breakfast was good. The only thing to note was that when we visited there were tons of kids. I was quite surprised but I believe it was because the price of the hotel was so reasonable. The location was excellent. We could take a taki to old Rhodes for 6 Euros. You need to bring or buy beach towels as none are supplied by the Hotel and they discourage you taking towels from the rooms. Also make sure that you take shampoo and conditioner with you, as none are supplied. However there is a complemmentary bottel of red wine to greet your arrival. There is parking at the hotel and it is a 4 minute walk to the beach and you are next door to 5 star hotels who all share the same beach. I would definitely stay at this hotel again as it was so pleasant and reasonable. This hotel should be rated at least as a 3plus hotel.
A great and luxerous hotel
It is a really great and luxurous hotel. It's online about 300 meters to the beach. The only disatvantage is the a bit borring village, but you can walk over the beach to Rhodos town.
Be sure to eat at the hotel, because the food is perfect!!! It was the first time I was'nt bored with the buffet after two weeks!
Absolutely first class
This is a very pleasant, well managed quality hotel at very reasonable prices.
Lovely swimming pools, pleasant comfortable rooms, nice bathrooms and a small refrigerator in each room. The food was quite good (for buffet type) and twice a week there was a greek singer to cheer us up at dinner time.
The garden is also lovely and well kept.
The hotel is located 4 km from the center of Rhodos City, with a bus stop 300 m from the hotel. Bus schedule unfortunately is not very reliable.
I wish all four star hotels were on the level of the Ixia Dionysos!
I can only highly recommend this hotel. My husband and I first visited the Dionysos on our honeymoon 14 years ago, and fell in love with it and the island then.We have since had children, and re-visited the hotel for the first time 3 years ago. It had been fully refurbished, but had lost none of its charm, and many of the staff whom we had met on our first visit were still working there. I think that in itself must say something! The rooms are clean and very comfortable, with good views, and no noise as they are all double glazed, all of the public areas are of the highest quality, the swimming pool is to die for, and there is a general sense of tranquility about the place.The big benefit for us is that although our two daughters are sometimes out of our view, we know that they are quite safe within the hotel complex and there is always someone looking out for them. The food is of a high quality, and is actually hot!, and the dining room itself is light and airy, and not the type you want to escape from as soon as possible, which is usually the case! The staff are extremely friendly and cant do enough for you. The hotel location is excellent as a base to explore other parts of this beautiful island, although Ixia beach is not the best on the island. Overall I cannot fault the hotel at all, I love it so much that I would visit several times every year if I could (and I know some that do!) I would say that it is high recommended.