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“It's location makes it lazy.” 3 of 5 stars
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Ibiscus Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   17 Nisyrou Street, Rhodes Town 85100, Greece   |  
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Ranked #52 of 123 Hotels in Rhodes Town
Copenhagen, Denmark
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“It's location makes it lazy.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

I have stayed twice at this hotel and chose it for our second visit because the location is excellent and because we had been advised it had recently been refurbished.

There had been no refurbishment sadly, which mean that the rooms remained very dated and tired. I can't fault the cleanliness but the paint in our room was flaking from the woodwork, the TV looked like it had been dropped repeatedly from a great height, and the once white towels are now distinctly greying. The aging air conditioning system and the hard beds are not condusive to a comfortable night's sleep. The breakfast buffet is pretty average too. On a positive note, the views from the beach-facing rooms are superb.

The bar/restaurant staff are very courteous, however the reception staff can be a little lackluster. The public areas of the hotel are very pleasant and we spent a lot of time down in the outdoor bar area watching the world go by and enjoying the view of the sea and the Turkish coastline.

You can walk easily to some smashing local restaurants and bars from the hotel, and there are tons of convenience stores and souvenir shops nearby too. The Old Town is easily reachable with a very enjoyable walk from the hotel, but if you wanted to get a taxi back, it is a well-known hotel and your driver will get you there very quickly and cheaply.

I can't help feeling that the management use the hotel's superb location as an excuse to be lazy in other aspects.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Essex
Top Contributor
216 reviews 216 reviews
46 hotel reviews
Reviews in 105 cities Reviews in 105 cities
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

In addition to being at a perfect location for walking along the beach and only 15 minutes stroll from the walled old town, the hotel is clean and efficiently run. Room sizes vary but each have their own advantages and drawbacks. We had specifically requested twin beds and found ourselves with a double bed. There was only one chair in the room and nowhere to really put the suitcases. The room was newly decorated and all of the changes of towels and bed linen were of the best quality.The sea view rooms have french doors to their balcony and we learnt that these can rattle on a windy night. The pool view rooms however have sliding patio type doors that overcome this potential irritation. Breakfast is a buffet style with a wide range of options available. Freshly cooked omlettes and crepes are made to guests requests, a service I used most mornings during our stay.
Evening meals are a cheap and very good value buffet which half board guests can enjoy. For us the food was good the rooms were well cleaned every day, the reception was helpful. The bar staff and restaurant staff are attentive and obliging.
The two lifts are very small and only take four people or two people and two cases comfortably, but there was always a lift available throughout our stay even though the hotel was full.
Bar prices are cheaper than the neighbouring tavernas and you can sit inside or outside looking towards the sea in comfort. In spite of the room lottery I would recommend the Ibiscus and will certainly go back there on any return visit to Rhodes.

Room Tip: By paying extra for a sea view you also get the in room safe as part of the cost. The use of the saf...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Westbury, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

My wife and I have just returned from another fantastic holiday in the Ibiscus Hotel in Rhodes Town. As we have stayed at this Hotel before we new the area we were able to start to enjoy the holiday straight away and not have the problem finding our feet. One thing that other holiday makers must know if they should choose a holiday in Rhodes is to find a Hotel or Resort that is not on the West Coast as we experienced some very strong westerly winds that I am sure would cause holiday makers problems. One place that is a must to visit is the Old Town as it is very atmospheric with many areas of extreme commercialisum but also many areas where you can quite easily get lost in the back streets that take you back in time. The only down side was that we booked again with Thomson Holidays and found in the past there was always a rep available to talk to and get tips from and also book trips, but this year for some reason they stopped sending a rep from July. It did not mean it spoilt our holiday but as we were always had the security of a rep being on hand in the past we felt a little isolated. One thing that was very noticeable from previous holidays was the very high number of Russians that are now holidaying in Rhodes seems they have taken over from the Germans for numbers and arrogance

Room Tip: Book a room with a Sea View as the outlook from the other Rooms are very dull.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Upwey, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Despite the good location and the reasonable breakfast our stay of one night in this hotel was not an enjoyable experience. Our room was terrible, it smelt, had grimy carpet, threadbare sheets and contained five beds (for two people) and you needed a map to navigate your way from the bathroom to the bed around numerous Japanese bath house style freestanding walls.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

it as been 13years since the last time we stayed, nice position right on the point of the Island
If you wan't a good sea view ask to be on the front of Hotel.
Nice and clean,staff friendly,very quiet .

Room Tip: front of Hotel perfect. Sea view
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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sydney
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

This Hotel was booked through an agent and what a nice surprise
The greeting was friendly and sincere to the "Golden Girls From Australia"
A small problem with our room was fixed within an acceptable timeframe
The room was clean and adequate but most important quiet
The bar staff were enthusiastic and cheerful and the happy hours ! snacks very welcome
The cocktails were reasonably priced so you can have 2!

The hotel is located close to some delightful eateries and shopping is within an easy walk
The beach right across the road is ideal for an early morning swim after a walk along the boardwalk
Would not hesitate to recommend
and look forward to returning

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kristiansand, Norway
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

The location of the hotel was good, the beach was just across the street and it was possible to walk to the city. We had seaview from our room, the room was old but clean and we had everything we needed. Breakfast was included in the price but it was not so good so we ended up eating other places. The staff at the hotel was amazing! They were very friendly and helpful. There was not a thing they could not help us with. I am very pleased with our stay at this hotel and would recomend it to others.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 17 Nisyrou Street, Rhodes Town 85100, Greece
Location: Greece > Dodecanese > Rhodes > Rhodes Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#28 Luxury Hotel in Rhodes Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Ibiscus Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 205
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