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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.
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Mary, Shelley & Dan arrived in Lindos Friday afternoon and settled into Mary's beautiful home, aka The Museum. After a slow morning regrouping from our road trip, we headed to the main beach, which is paved with sun beds all summer but comparatively deserted now. Settling into Rosanna's Italian beach taverna, we ordered, had a swim, ate a delicious lunch of seafood risotto and fresh fish, and swam again. The aquamarine sea was clear and warm. Just too dolce for words. ...
We enjoyed some lovely local wine and seafood before we returned to our hotel by taxi. Now everyone else is swimming or napping while I write this blog.
Tonight we dine with our group at 8 pm and tomorrow we will return via ferry to Turkey to continue our adventures. I promise to write more in the next few days.
In the meantime, here are a few photos. I hope you enjoy them.
This trip was also organised by Ailsa but there was not the option of a minibus so we had 2 taxis. We were booked with Ailsa and Pete and had Mike, the owner's cousin, as our guide. He had lived in Adelaide and has 4 sons, 3 still overseas. Trish, Rex and Tony were with Michael, the owner’s brother. He was more informative but not as easy to understand and less flexible about timing.
Rhodes’ strategic position has made it an important area for years. It ...
... narrowing port, right in the centre of town, towering above the boats and buildings edging the shoreline. We disembarked and walked around the main street enjoying the scenery, checking out some of the souvenir shops, and enjoyed watching Greek dancing outside a restaurant.
Back on board the Celestyal Crystal for sailing approximately 8.00pm. As we ...