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“Fantastic value for a cheap and cheerful week in the sun!” 4 of 5 stars
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Louis Colossos Beach Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   PO Box 105, Kallithea 85100, Greece   |  
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Ranked #10 of 14 Hotels in Kallithea
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
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“Fantastic value for a cheap and cheerful week in the sun!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2009

Really pleased with our stay in this hotel. Paid about £450 each for a week at end of Sept/start of Oct, including flights from the UK and all inclusive basis and it was well worth the money. Continent 3 star definitely, don't expect more, and I wouldn't stay longer than a week, but it is good for the price.

Rooms are ok, the decor looks dated, but seems strangley new-ish. We paid for a full sea view in the main building and I get the impression these rooms are the nicest so it was worth the money and the view from the balcony was gorgeous. We got changed in a courtesy room in the side-sea-view-part of the main building and it was a lot worse - mostly bad lighting but wouldn't have liked staying there at all. Think it had a dated kitchenette which is a bit grotty in a bedroom and it was something I was keen to avoid when we booked.

It was great to have the choice of two pools and the beach so close. Loungers were free of charge and always easy to find a free one; however the ones in the better spots for all day sunbathing did go early.

Food was great for the price. Always lukewarm and nothing fancy and can get repetitive but as long as you are realistic about that it was pretty good and better than expected. Loads of choice at lunch - beach bar bbq was nice but a lot of bone-y/dfatty meats. Chinese bar was great, loads of fresh nicely cooked vegetables and great for a change. Regular buffet had a fair bit of choice and the pizza bar bit was great - loads of choice. Buffet meals at night were as expected save for a restaurant staff member serving a different meat every night, carved in front of you. Good quality meat, very lean and tasty and variety every night. Otherwise the buffet wouldn't have been great on its own.

Drinks were good, yes they serve them in plastic half pint glasses, but they have no problem giving you 4 drinks every time you go to the bar. Local beer is nice. The wine less so - never cold enough. The cocktails are nice for a change but very sweet.

Entertainment was ok, took place in the nightclub as it was getting chilly outside and hence it was incredibly difficult to get a seat unless you were very early. Disco in the nightclub after till 2am every night - cheesy but fun. Think the all inclusive drinks stopped at 12am, but you can always get a couple in before then.

We travelled with Thomas Cook and never saw our rep the whole time - no welcome meeting invite, didn't turn at alloted time etc which was a downside.

It is really easy to go into Rhodes town - bus just outside hotel. Lovely town, very modern, great shops and restaurants, lovely harbour. Watch out for friendly timeshare sellers with their scratchcards unless you want to waste up to a day of your holiday.

Faliraki wasn't worth a trip in at off-season time, it was a bit of a ghost town, no craic, no people, a lot of places shut at night.

  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Value
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2009

Hotel- OK
Pools- Good
Entertainment- Aweful
Food- Good
Watersports- Awesome
Car rental- cheap
oposite water park
Night time disco- ok

  • Stayed April 2008, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2009

The hotel is a huge building with 700 rooms on a very good beach. We stayed there on half-board and we found the food to be superb. The rooms were very clean but the air-con was not very efficient and it was very hot. In general the hotel is clean but it's amenities are not up to a 4 star quality. It had only three lifts for 700 rooms. However we had a very exciting holiday there and I can recommend this hotel especially to families.

  • Stayed August 2006
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2008

Simply do not go there, hotel is old, dirty with rotty smell, baby got fever from dirty childrens pool. And as bonus they steel my phone from locked room. Worst holiday in my life!

  • Liked — Nothing
  • Disliked — Dirt, smell and they steel from locked rooms
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2008

14 of my family have just returned from the Louis Collosus and what a wonderful time we had. The hotel was perfect for everyone - age range 20 to 88!!! The staff were so helpful, the rooms nicely furnished and very clean. The bars and restaurants were amazing and the variety of food was incredible - there was always something different and food was available all day which was great for the hungry young people. The beach bar and barbeque was where we spent most of our time and the staff there were just great and the barbeque was anticipated every day as it was so good. The youngsters spent most evenings in the disco and we also had a few evenings there and it was good fun - same music most of the time but there were a lot of "party dances". I can't recommend the hotel enough as we had such a great time.

  • Liked — The beach, the barbeque and the beach bar
  • Disliked — Cant' think of anything I didn't like!!
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2008

Have just returned from a week at the Louis Colossos with 13 members of my family ranging in age from 20 to 87. Had a great week. Was dreading going there having read some of the reviews on Trip Advisor. But don't worry if you are staying in the main hotel. Everything is clean and well presented. Staff all very friendly and helpful. Swimming pool area nicely laid out. Food excellent - lots of variety. Plenty of choice in drinks and we never had to wait to be served at the bars (although admittedly the hotel wasn't full when we were there). Hired cars from the nice man in the lobby and we went to Lindos (well worth a visit) and also the Butterfly Valley (very pretty but we only saw two butterflies). As everyone says Rhodes Town is great - lots to see there. Only downside is the entertainment programme. Never knew what was going on in the day time but as there were so many of us we made up our own teams for volleyball, cricket, tennis etc. The evening entertainment was mostly provided by the animation team and was awful. The one good night was when they brought in Greek dancers for a Greek Night. Night club was good. As I have said the main hotel is very nice. However we did have a shower in the older part of the hotel (a good facility offered by the hotel for nothing if you are leaving late as we were) and it does look rather old and tired. Could do with upgrading to be like the rest of the hotel. If you want to watch football go across the road to the taverna where they have two large TV screens and are only too happy to show the Premiership games. Didn't have Sky Sports in the hotel. One morning I got up early to walk along the beach and people were already saving their sunbeds at 7 a.m.!!! But there was no need especially in October - there were plenty of beds to go round.

  • Liked — Right on the beach
  • Disliked — Entertainment
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2008

After the write-ups I was expecting a hell-hole!
On arrivel while checking in we were all served with fresh juice which was much appreciated!
Bad - the lifts, much too small and just not enough of them.
We had a supposed garden view which if you look at the photo looks remarkable like a car park view! Photo taken during a horrific storm!
Hotel is a bit old but incredibly clean all the time. At any time of day you could always see a cleaner somewhere.
Good Points - Room basic but cleaned every day including clean towels and sheets.
No-one could starve in this place no matter how fussy. Three full buffet meals each day plus pizza, chinese and brilliant barbeque every lunch time.
Easy to get served in the bars, good sized measures. Although not top quality spirits still strong enough to cause a good hangover!
No trouble getting sunbeds, admitedly the sun disappearred behind the hotel after 5 but stil plenty of sunshine for the time of year.
Didn't really bother with evening entertainment but it did seem to be enjoyed by the audience who watched.
Nothing really within walking distance of the hotel but buses were available just outside the gates.
Beach not too bad, cleaned most days but impossible to keep it clear of cigarette ends!
Overall well worth the money!

  • Liked — Cleanliness
  • Disliked — The lifts
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: PO Box 105, Kallithea 85100, Greece
Location: Greece > Dodecanese > Rhodes > Kallithea
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Kallithea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Louis Colossos Beach Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 742
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Also Known As:
Louis Colossos Beach Faliraki
Hotel Louis Colossos Beach
Louis Colossos Beach Hotel Rhodes/Kallithea

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