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- Minbar in room
- High-speed internet in room (surcharge)
- Non-smoking hotel
- TV Channel One Russia
- Breakfast Available
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Mediterranean Rhodes
This hotel was ok. It seems older inside - not the lobby area, but the rooms and bathrooms look a little dated. There was a no-smoking policy in effect in the hotel - I think? There were signs indicating no smoking, but on each floor there were ashtrays in the hallways and on the balconies. As a result the inside of the hotel smelt alot like old cigarettes - a bit musty. I
There were six floors in this hotel. We stayed on the top floor, and had booked months in advance. Strangely though, our family group were given two rooms on opposite sides of the floor.
We stayed here for three nights and the location is amazing. Right across from the beach, a couple of blocks from the medieval city, near to the main shopping areas and great restaurants and tavernas and right across from the Rodos Casino.
Breakfast was included in our stay and they offered a good selection of food and beverages. There was the usual selection of fruits, eggs, pastries and there was also a chef in attendance to cook omelettes to your taste. My only complaint about breakfast was the coffee (or lack of it). In most places we have stayed this trip - coffee has always been self serve, but in the Mediterranean Hotel, staff come to your table with the coffee pots. Sadly though, the coffee was always lukewarm, and therefore drunk fairly quickly and it took at least 10 minutes for the servers to come back round for refills. A couple of times we actually had to get up and go looking for a staff member to ask for more hot beverages.
The rooms were spacious and clean. The beds and pillows were rock hard. I have stayed in many, many hotels this trip, and I have to say that this bed ranks up there as one of the most uncomfortable. The air conditioner did not work well. Most of the time it was barely cold, when you opened the balcony door for some air, it was so noisy it was hard to sleep. Is it ironic that the machine making the noise was the AC unit on the ground floor?
Wifi was only available in the lobby - and I use the term available very loosely. Sometimes it worked, mostly it didn't. If you were in the main area, near the concierge desk, reception was ok, but most other spaces in this lobby area connection was quite unstable. And given that everyone in the hotel had to use the same space to access free wifi, it was often crowded, and when you found somewhere quiet to sit and talk with your family back home, some other visitors to the hotel would come and sit very close. A little disconcerting, but that's free wifi for you.
The staff were courteous and helpful and our stay in Rhodes was very pleasant. This hotel was quite nice but not for everyone.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
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