Olympic Palace Resort Hotel & Convention Center
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 ...
... Greek columns at the top. Having been built on a steep-sided bluff meant that views in all directions were stunning, with the sea to the east, the harbor to the north, mountains and the town to the west, and a smaller and more dramatic port to the south.
Much of the ancient Greek columns have been restored, but the sense of the original site is impressive, especially considering its impressive vantage point so high above the town and sea. There are ...
... 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 ...
... suffered its ultimate indignity when it was accidentally destroyed by a munitions explosion in the late-19th Century. Later, the occupying Italian forces restored much of it to serve as a summer residence for the fascist dictator Benito Mussolini. While its appearance today would seem to be authentic to casual visitors like ourselves, we were told that much license was taken by the Italian designers and that the present state is not necessarily ...
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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).