I have never written a hotel review before but felt compelled to, this was my first budget/last minute holiday and I was so worried about staying here due to the bad reviews I had read.
We stayed from the 22nd-29th August
I think the main problem is the 4 star rating, our last holiday was the 4 star hard rock hotel, these hotels are miles apart but the Oceanis was a quarter of the price.
First off the hotel is very dated and in major need of a refurbishment, the rooms are small, basic but they are very clean. Our bedding and towels were changed daily. Our air conditioning was great, not too cold or too hot.
We arrived after 11pm and the very friendly chap on reception has us checked in quickly, the all inclusive finishes at 11 but he did offer a glass of orange (diluting)
We noticed there was a problem with the room ceiling, there was a damp patch and the plaster was coming away, on reporting this to reception the next day, they couldn't be more helpful (although I usually find if you are friendly and respectful to people you get the same back) they offered us a choice of 2 other rooms, we chose the one at the back of the hotel as we had read that the front rooms could be a bit noisy.
The food was fantastic, I am not a particularly fussy eater and I do enjoy trying new things, there was plenty of fresh salad, vegetables, pasta, meat, chips, cheese, bread and several vegetarian options. The food does have a strong mediterranean vibe but you are in Greece, If you are expecting pie chips and beans I would perhaps stay at home.
There was plenty of choice for breakfast too, sausages, eggs, beans, pastry's, toast, cereal, yogurt & fresh fruit
The wine in the restaurant upstairs is lovely but I think the first few from the tap in the bar downstairs are a bit iffy, best wait till people have had a few from there.
The spirits are all local branded, and the soft drinks are all similar to supermarket own brands. I found that if you added a little water to the orange juice it helped as it was quite strong.
The hotel pool was rather busy and as with all hotel I think people were up in the middle of the night putting the towels down, we preferred to cross the road to the beach where it was quite quiet, 8 euros a day for 2 sun beds and parasol, the water was beautiful, but it is a shingle beach and the waves can be quite strong so getting in and out the water could be a bit tricky.
The road in front of the hotel is quite busy, not the F1 Track I was expecting from some reviews but more like a busy high street road.
The entertainment was okay, more for the kids I think, but they did do a few more adult games and it was nice everyone getting involved, although if like us you prefer to sit back and just watch they did not harass you.
There are a good few shops, bars and restaurants near the hotel, and plenty places to watch the footie, food and drink was quite cheap, although being all inclusive we only ate out a few times.
Rhodes Old town is beautiful, the bus stop is right outside the hotel and it was 2.20, there are loads of shops and restaurants.
We also did a boat tour of Lindos which I can highly recommend, we even went on the donkeys, which are very well looked after.
Overall I would recommend this hotel to a friend, and I would go back myself, its basic but clean, with friendly staff (who work really long hours) The food is fantastic, beer was cold, was sunny every day, what more do you want?
Rooms at the back of the hotel are much quieter, but the rooms at the front do have a lovely sea vie...
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