The room rate was indeed pretty high (550 euros per night), but overall i would say it just about gets away with it. The accommodation itself was very good, and everything was both maintained and cleaned very well.
There is clearly a wide variety of views available from the rooms - i think there are maybe 5 rows, going up from road level, so the lower the level the less likely you are to see the sea. We were about mid way, and the end of our pool was next to a path - it didnt really bother us at all. The view was perfectly good, and there was a row of bushes that gave us some privacy - far more than we would have had in the normal pool, but less than if we were in a private villa. Staff did come and go when we were there and did seem to think that a knock on the door was more something they did before walking straight in than something they did before waiting to see if anyone answered - however, they were without fail friendly and helpful and we didnt mind too much.
The bathroom was a little oddly designed - the main door was a clear glass one, with limited frosting, which, when combined with the way the staff did walk in could have caused a little embarrassment - luckily for us it didnt during our stay, but it did seem like things there could have been better thought out. The rest of the bathroom, though, was very nice, with a good sized shower.
The private pool was actually larger than we expected, and was very well maintained and always clean.
Drinks and food were generally of a good standard, but very very expensive - we had breakfast included, and also paid an extra 15 euros per day after we checked in to get pretty much all inclusive drinks. It was a little complicated working out what we were allowed, as the rules only allowed us to have certain drinks, at certain bars, at different times, but once we did, we managed fairly well. We never ate at the restaurant - it looked very nice, but, as another review has already mentioned, there was a dress code for men of trousers, and, the way we read it, no open toe-d shoes for either sex. Given it was very warm, we could have coped with, say, smart shorts, but no one in our group especially wanted to put on trousers or have overly warm feet. If that wasnt in place, we would have gone there happily.
Overall, I would say it was a very good hotel that we would happily return to, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and would happily recommend it to anyone, especially if you can get it for less than around 500 euros per day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our dazzling suites offer uninterrupted views of the Aegean sea through sunny floor-to-ceiling windows. The beautifully appointed bedroom has a combination of marble and wooden floor, a living area with a corner-sofa bed, all done in a sophisticated style. The irresistible washroom has a full-length tub, separate shower, and two washbasins. The outdoors beckons intimate dining on an expansive balcony terrace. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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- Elite Suites By Amathus Beach Rhodes, Greece