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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 ...
... top of Socrates street, and headed for the Palace of the Grand Masters, built by the Knighs of St John in medieval times, later partially destroyed by Ottoman invaders and rebuilt by the Italians as a summer residence for Victor Emmanuel and later Mussolini. The castle is in great shape, although there wasn't that much inside to see apart from a few impressive mosaics inlaid in the floor. We then walked ...
... 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 ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Olympic Palace Resort Hotel & Convention Center Ixia
Lovely relaxing holiday
We went to the Olmpic Palace in August 2005 and we can not complain about anything. The staff were very helpful and friendly, the hotel, swimming pools, bars, shops etc were all very clean. The food was plentiful and very nice. We had a lovely relaxing holiday. I would recommend this hotel especially to people with young children, my daughter who is 4 really enjoyed herself and the food.
We stayed at the Olympic Palace in August 2003 and from the moment we walked into the room, were disappointed. It was in desperate need of updating. The bathroom was avocado green with burgundy tiles!! imagine that and looked really tacky. If that wasn't bad enough, the toilet seat was chipped and broken and the carpet in the bedroom area was very stained. Ugh! However, the pool area was lovely so that was something. The restaurant was totally disorganised with people queueing for a table as there was such a delay in clearing them. The food was very basic and repetitive.
Vacation in Rhodes
We have stayed in Olimpic Palace for 3 nights. We have double room with the front view (sea view). The room is large, very simple with old furniture with the grate view to the sea (see attached photo). The pool area is beautiful with three pools and comfortable sea beds. We have a half board; the food was very tasty and plentiful.
For sure the hotel is not a "five star" hotel, but if you don't expect to something fancy, you would enjoy from your stay.
The sea in Ixia bay is not quiet, there is always waves and wings, in addition you should cross the road in order to get to the sea.
For summary, we have enjoyed in our vacation, but next time we would stay in other hotel.
I spent a week at the Olympic Palace while my daughter got over chicken pox. I transferred there from another hotel in the same area.
My wife and I have visited this hotel for the last ten years. We know of several repeat visitors, of various nationality, including one German couple of 35 years visiting and a British couple of 30 years visiting.
Loved the olympia palace
just returned from a week's holiday in rhodes, i can't praise olympic palace enough
everything about it was perfect, room,staff,entertainment and food. The hotel was spotlessly clean and linen and towels changed daily. i can't wait for my next trip
My husand and I have just returned from spending two weeks in the Olympic Hotel in Ixia and we were very disapointed.
Spent two fabulous weeks at the Olympic Palace. Clean, friendly staff and great food. Lovely views from the roof bar and the three pools were excellent. A bit quiet in September this year but met some lovely people, both staff and holidaymakers. Spent many a good night in Caballeros bar. Would certainly go back.
Only disappointment was the view. Room looked onto a mountain!! Would definitely pay extra for sea view next time.
Brilliant pool area
Fantastic holiday.Me, my husband and 2 children had a brilliant time. The hotel was lovely but if you like a nice balcony view pay for a sea view or you will be facing a mountainside but it didn't spoil our time. Next time we would go self catering as the buffet style food can get a bit boring,though very nice,and we ended up eating out most of the time.
The pool area is fantastic,which is just as well as Ixia beach is not for children, very pebbly. We fell in love with Ixia, though the beach may not be that great(short taxi rides take you to amazing beaches)
the friendly hospitable people by far make up for it.We would reccommend this hotel and resort to anyone.
The Olympic Palace is my family's favourite holiday destination in the world. We have been there for the past three years, the main asset to the Olympic Palace just has to be their staff, all of whome are extremely pleasant and helpfull much more so than other hotels we have stayed at. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and the miniature golf course is just great, watch out for the large colony of lizards though! The building is lovely, well maintained and extremely clean. There are three outdoor swimming pools and one indoor pool, for fitness freaks there is a well equipped multigym. There is a kids club with activities throughout the day. The food is excellent and is always well presented, the chef will hapily cook to order if there is something you dont like(though you must be extremely picky if you cant find something to tempt you). The pool bar serves ice cold drinks in ice cold glasses, the pool snack bar always has a great choice of food and will again cook to order. The bedrooms are very nice if a little old fashioned and I recomend that you have a room at the front of the hotel with a sun terrace. There is one thing you simply must do when staying at the Olympic Palace and that is to take a drink in the rooftop bar and watch the sun set over Turkey, simply stunning. The downside to IXIA (not the hotel) is the beach, it is narrow and shingly and it is also across a busy main road. Spend some time at Anna's beach bar and tell her hi from me. Also further along the road (to-wards Trianda) about 500yds is Blue Eyes Bar, its much cheaper than any other in Ixia, Simon and Thikker will be pleased to see you (say hi to them too for me).