Travel Blogs from Ixia
We woke up early to walk into town to catch the bus to Lindos. Bus 17 turned out to be a lemon! We got the last 2 seats at the very back but hot air was pouring out from under the seat for the entire hour and a half trip. At Lindos we walked down the hill into the winding streets of the town and then back up to the Acropolis. Unfortunately it was closed due to a general strike ...
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 ...
Leaving the beauty and tranquility of Maheri and the villa was difficult. Mrs. Jenny and Costa gave us a gift of bags of oregano and mountain tea as well as a bottle of olive oil prepared in the traditional way with Costa's olives. The flight on ...
... us for our Chinese made sandals made of inferior products. After a half an hour presentation of how to make sandals by hand from thick strips of quality cow hide from the oldest leather sandal shop in Greece (fact: google it!), we could not help but be impressed with Mr Apokourastos and his uncanny ability to find us the right fit of sandal that would mould itself to our feet (unlike the unhealthy ...
... These guys are just kids at heart – very playful! Yilmaz brought the octopus over to the boat to show it to us and I asked if I could hold it – it was a slimy little thing! Just as I was asking if he would take it and put it back where he found it, Tekin walked up to me and squished the octopus’s head, poking out its’ eyes to instantly kill it. I was horrified! I’m sure I heard the poor thing scream. I handed it to him and he turned the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Rhodos Palace Ixia
We booked this 5 star hotel 3 weeks before departure and we were fortunate to have bought it at a very good price. However, we were a little concerned by some of the reviews we read on other sites. Here's what we thought anyway
Just returned from Rodos Palace where we had a great holiday, which, was a releif, especially after reading the reviews the night before we left!
Kali-mera-- (good morning) ef-charisto (thank U)
Superb !! One of the best hotels in the world. Talk to the locals -- that means everyone (try to speak Greek) and you will have your reward.
The people are fantastic!!!!!!!!!
5-star? No-o-o !
5-star hotel ??? - Double room: 2 bath towels, 2 small towels, no towels by the swiming pool. You have to bring your own towels to take them to the pool and the beach. 3 years ago Rhodos Palace stoped to pay their share for the beach, so you have to pay for sunbed (7 euro for two persons).
Location: the sea is always stormy.
My advice: choose hotel in Faliraki on the other side of the Rhodos City: wonderful clean beach (sand), calm sea, a lot of opportunities for sports and night life.
ixia main shops bars 5mins walk rhodes town 30mins walk but 5mins in taxi only 5 euros hotel was very clean room ok if there is only 2 people we had a child with us so when all of you are getting ready can be in way of each other maids came in every day clean sheets and towels we were on pool side so all you could see was the dome (inside pool) no noise at all day or night food was nice but same on 2nd week as 1st waiter very nice and chatty helpful if wanted any local information spoke good english staff in general were ignorant entertainment at night was poor but through day the hotel provides entertainment staff who are very friendly drinks were expensive there were 3 bars and different prices at each pool bar most expensive and at times very busy during the day on the last day we couldnot keep our room on but we managed to get an apartment which we paid for i found this a total disappointment to the hotel i would rate the apartments as 1-2 star as i dont think they have been refurbished since they were built but were spacious but it was also very noisy a generator i think and i didnt find these no where near as clean as the hotel there were ants in the sink kitchen and on the bathroom floor hair and papers they would have to pay me to stay in them
I enjoyed a holiday in Rhodes in May 2003 but I was a little disappointed with some aspects of the hotel. After spending a lot of time deciding on a hotel I found that there were some features of the Rodos Palace which you couldn't find in any brochure - so hope this helps others to decide whether or not to stay here.Location - Hotel is situated between the beach and a very busy main road. Sea view rooms therefore face the road which isn't necessarily a problem if you are on a higher floor as you still have a good view of the sea, but not so good if you're lower down. We found that we didn't sit out on our balcony very often due to the traffic, which could even be heard in our room. I think I may have preferred a garden view room. Hotel is about a 10 minute walk away from the main stretch of restaurants and a 5 minute taxi ride from Rhodes town.Rooms - Standard of rooms in main building was fine. Room was quite large and bathroom was nice enough. Very noisy due to traffic below and the maids were noisy in the mornings.Food - We only ate dinner at the hotel a couple of times as the large dining hall was complelety lacking in atmosphere and was badly decorated. The food was pretty bad too. We did eat lunch at the pool restaurant quite a lot and the food was good, although the menu could have been more varied.
The holiday overall was fantastic. Plenty to do, cheap to get there. As i was self catering i ate out every night in Ixia, the food was second to none and the prices were excellent. The beach was not the best but the sea was warm and clean. I would definately go to Ixia again, but I would never ever stay in Rodos Palace again. The apartment was filthy, light fittings were hanging off the ceiling, the walls were dirty, floors were never mopped or swept. I was severly bitten by bed bugs and on two separate occassions a rat was spotted in 2 different apartments.
This was just a few of the problems with the room. Definately not 5 star, maybe just about 3 star even by Greek standards. Ignore the Olympic brochure as this is total rubbish.
grate service, grate price, very clean,big rooms,needs some work at the outdoor swim bar
If you think you are booking this 5 star de luxe hotel then think again. The public areas are certainly in this category and are spotless and kept in prime condition except if it rains- then water pours into the corner of the lounge, through the electrics and flooding the lounge and the toilets in the basement under this particular corner of the lounge. Dont worry - the staff are not concerned!. The bedrooms are quite spacious and for the first time my wife and I had excess wardrobe and drawer space. The bathroom however is badly designed as the fixed shower guard at the tap end of the bath means you have to bend over and stretch in order to turn on the taps and insert the plug. It is impossible for elderly infirm people. The food is poor, the menu never varies from one day to another and the salad bar does not change at all with a predominance of spinach- they must have a spinach factory in Rhodes> The food is undercooked and served either lukewarm or cold. Remember this is a Conferance hotel and conventions take place on a daily or weekly basis When they do the convention members get priority over the hotel guests and the entertainment dome housing the indoor pool is closed for their private functions and entertainment and is barred to hotel guests> I was there for 2 weeks in May 2003 and there was no entertainment at all. Even the resident pianist who plays daily in one of the bars is transferred to these private functions and is missing from the piano bar. On one occasion the best cutlery was used for a Convention private function and cake forks were used instead of dinner forks in the hotel guests dining room.Please note that the bar staff constantly short change you when paying for drinks. Their excuse is that they are short of 5, 10, and 20 cent coins and as all drinks are priced in odd cents it means short change with every drink. You have been warned.Finally because of the shortcomings of Rhodes Airport please add at least 3 hours to your incoming and outgoing flight times - it takme through on arrival and 2 hours queuing to hand in your luggage on the return flight. It is chaos.!!!My views on the food served at this so called 5 star hotel were echoed by every British holidaymaker and all vowed never to return to this hotel.
5 Star Lobby, 2 Star Rooms
This hotel has a magnificent lobby but the rooms in the main building are rather dingy. Staff is OK but not as friendly as you would expect. Hotel boasts internet connectivity but there is just one internet terminal in the basement in the corner of the pool hall! Rooms are rather expensive considering their condition.