Pine Trees Hotel
Travel Blogs from Ixia
... discotech, a chocolateria/café and a theatre. We all got lost for the first 4 days.
Our first port of call was Bari, Italy. We called it the Italian version of Saint John, NB. Industrial looking port city, not stunning but a good representation of how the normal people live. We found an internet café and ordered hot chocolates. (well mum and I did, James sampled the local beer) Hot chocolate in Italy is served like their espresso. Super thick and strong, is tiny ...
Today, we did not have an excursion planned. We decided to walk into the village. Jen talked to the lady at the tourist information booth. She said that if we wanted to go to Olympia, we should take the train. We bought tickets and then shopped a bit while waiting for the train. We boarded the train for the ride to the village of Olympia. It took about 35 minutes. Lots of olive trees along the way. We stopped in several villages. The ...
... a wander. The others were complaining how hot it was (34C), but I was loving it. I admired my last view of the Acropolis and then back to the hotel for my taxi to the bus port. This time, Athens was a lot more safer feeling – maybe because it was a weekday and loads of people going about their business. Maybe I was too harsh criticising it before, however it does remind me a lot of the movie 'I am Legend’ with Will Smith where the planet is over-run by zombies ...
We ended the evening in a taverna where we dined and danced until the small hours. Debby learned a Greek dance from two women who were dining in the same restaurant and were kind enough to get up and show us how to do a proper Greek dance. The music was provided by ...
... car rental company and it cost us a small fortune to get a rental car on the spot – but at least we had one, so that was a great start. I was hoping we would be in Olympia by 3pm so we could have a free afternoon and a swim in the pool, but we didn’t end up arriving until 6. Bugger.
The other problem was that the sat nav didn’t really work. We couldn’t type in any address, in ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Pine Trees Hotel Ixia
Pine Trees Aka Ritz
Pine trees Hotel.......from a man of many words........ SUPREME. Perfect for couples (not toddlers&Fam's) Great bar snacks, clean yet VERY basic rooms (only for sleeping and slapping on ur faces) and a 5min walk from town.....apparently someone on this site stated 20mins?? Crawling?!?!
Really is a great establishment for couples young and old, Great pool, sunbeds etc etc.....
Don't delay book this place today
Enjoy if you go, as no doubt you will!!
Fantastic, could not recommend enough!!!
As soon as you step foot into the vacinity of the Pine Trees, you are welcomed by the warm and friendly hospitality of owners George, Mary and their son Illias.
The hotel is clean and the atmosphere is great. Georges mother Panii serves up breakfast and does it with such a welcoming style. This is definitely a close knit, family run hotel.
The bathrooms have recently been refitted and the showers are great. 1 day a week they have a BBQ for the guests - all I can say is WOW!! The selection of meat, fish and vegetables dishes are fantastic (I would like to note: the comment made by the couple from Sheffield on this site about the BBQ being "a way for the owners to make money" is a very unfair comment in my opinion! I would ignore this as it works out to be about £10 per person including wine, lots of amazingly delicious food and the the added bonus is that you get to meet the other guests and share your experiences and recommendations of the island).
I'm going to the Pine Trees again in October, it will be my 5th time and my parents have been 9 times! The area of Ixia, Rhodes is lovely, I cannot recommend it enough, if you get the chance to go, I would recommend taking the opportunity to experience this rare warm hospitality.
Sam, Nish, Ian & Debbie
Loved Pine Trees!
Pine Trees was very relaxing and friendly, beautiful scenery surrounding the hotel.The only downside was the shop was a walk down the hill - no pavements! George couldnt do enough to make us feel welcome, Helios (Georges son) helped out allot and cooked well. There were two beautiful and friendly dogs called Sandy and Snowy - we miss them! Basic but extremely clean rooms and lovely pool (not too cold). Plenty of sunbeds. We will be going back next year (cant wait)!
We have just come back from Pine Trees Ixia, it was great. Mary & George are wonderful hosts. The rooms are basic, but cleaned every day, you can have air conditioning or a fan, which we opted for, that was great. The pool is wonderful if you never wanted to move from the hotel, you have everything there, good food, good bar selection and good hosts. The town of Ixia I would say is a good 20 minutes walk, but that is o.k. you have good bars,tavernas and shops.
Mary can make a mean Bacardi & Coke, there 15yr old son Helios, got on with all the guests, it was a wonderful holiday and we shall be going back to Ixia very soon.
Most comfortable & welcoming hotel we've ever stayed at.
My girlfriend and I cannot praise the 'Pine Trees Hotel' enough, Mary & George made us feel right at home from the minute we arrived. We spent most evenings after dinner at the pool bar having a 'night cap' and talking to George, who I might add spoke excellent English. He was very easy to talk to and was a mine of information, telling the best sights to see and beaches to visit as well as the best times of the day to see them. We like to see different places and hardly ever visit the same destination twice, but the standard of the Pine Trees Hotel and the friendly, welcoming atmosphere could change our minds. Mary & George made our holiday perfect, we felt like part of the family, keep up the good work and thank you again for providing that little bit extra that is sadly lacking in far too many other destinations.
Linda & Gary
Friendly, relaxed and comfortable atmosphere at the Pine Trees family run Hotel
George and Mary offer basic but comfortable accomodation, very clean, with solar powered showers and the option of air conditioning. No TV or radio in the rooms, which we liked. You need to be able to walk the 10mins to the main road and the restaurants, bars and shops. The distance means the nights are quiet at the hotel which was a bonus for us. With only 20 rooms in the Hotel you can sit by the pool, have a drink and get to know your fellow residents in the evenings. Many people we met come back year after year. We would recommend it for couples. The nearby restaurants, Napoli, Coconut and the cafe Luna were all welcoming with good food and service. All in all a relaxing break.
Enjoyed our stay last year, george and mary very friendly
My husband and I stayed at The Pine Trees in 2002, we enjoyed our stay that much that we returned the following year. Accomodation was basic but george and mary advised us that they were updating the bathrooms. The pool was ideal and George and Mary were great, they made everyone welcome. They held a barbeque each monday, so other guests could meet and it was a great idea to socialise.
Would recommend the Pine Trees to anyone as it is small but friendly and you are only a short walk from Ixia itself. We will be returning next year.
Ixia has a lot to offer with plenty of restaurants and bars, and is not very far from Rhodes town
We just returned from a weeks holiday at the Hotel Pine Trees and we didn't want to leave! George and Mary and their son Ilios made us feel so welcome and were warm and friendly and genuinely interested in making sure we enjoyed ourselves.
The room itself was very nice and comfortable, with a newly refurbished bathroom with shower etc and we had the new air-conditioning activated which only cost us 45euros for the week and was worth every cent!
The pool was huge and very clean and the area around the pool had sun loungers and umbrellas and was very nice. The pool bar served drink and food all day and into the early hours of the morning and Mama served a mean full english in the morning for only 4euros.
Ixia was very nice and only a five minute walk away. It had lots of bars, tavernas and restaurants to choose from including a pizza places, two Chineses and a Mexican as well as all the traditional Greek places. Our favourites were Alexandros, a Greek place that dose a good Souvlaki and Lunas, a bar ran by two Canadian brothers that did amazing pancakes with any filling you wanted and a good Gyros also.
Will definitely stay here again and would recommend to Hotel Pine Trees to anyone. xxx
Very good and very bad
Me and my girlfriend have just ruturned from Pine trees, in June 04. The Wether was hot hot hot!. The hotel was very good and the grounds we well kept. The best thing about the place was the pool and house keeping, The house keeper came in daily to make the beds and tidy up.
The only problem was that The Owners put on a buffet and riped customers of with the price. We did not attend this, and to our amazment the owners were very cold and tried to avoid up, they did not talk to us like proir to the buffet.
In general the hotel was fine and well kept but a long distance from bars and restaurants,