Travel Blogs from Ixia
Arrival was smooth and journey good considering how travel can be. Beautiful bay, secluded and sheltered. Loads of yachts moored up all over the bay, I guess as it is so very sheltered from all winds. Our flotilla has 9 yachts in total and some 30 souls travelling. We know where we are going and we sort of know where the wind will be. A bit of beating for a couple of days, then ...
Very beautiful old city and ruins. 300 days of sunshine a year. Visited the Knights of St John castle. We have now visited the 7 wonders of the Ancient Greek and Roman world without really trying! Very warm day again but moderately cooler at 31 than they had 3 days ago - 47c. Sailed to Symi this afternoon, a very beautiful town with colourful houses perched on the side of the harbour. Had to have a banana ...
One thing about Greece, no matter where you are the scenery is stupendous and the drives are exciting. For our first full day staying in the small village of Monolithos, we planned on exploring some of the more famous sites on the eastern coast of Rhodes island. Of particular note was the town of Lindos and several outstanding beaches. A start in Lindos required a one-hour drive across the naturally beautiful and forested high mountains of the island, a thrill in its own ...
... and lands a big mouthful on me, extinguishing my health. I die a painless death. "F**K" I say as I watch my lifeless shark sink down through the water on my tablet. Dad, Mum, Moya and I were on a plane flying across the Aegean Sea “Seamus put the game away we’re landing soon ok” mum said. I nodded a yes back to mum. Plane flights can be a real pain in the rear end sometimes but not when you have a tablet full to the brim with video ...
... heard previously, that the Greek people resent being forced by major international banks to be required to work like fiends in order to produce riches for the wealthy masters. That is not the Greek way, we've been told again and again. Truly, we've heard this over and over and also met young people living far from the homes that they yearn for in an effort to earn enough money for their families to survive in this new European (economic) Union reality.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsDionysos Hotel Ixia
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.