Just returned from 10 days at this hotel.We arrived at hotel at 01.00 hrs to find one lift out of order,(which German People, waiting for lift, had said was not working the day before)! We were on the fourth floor but lift would not open on 4th floor so had to go back down to get assistance from reception.One elderly man at reception came up the lift with us, and once again doors of lift failed to open,therefore luggage had to be carried up a flight of stairs,we are aged 67yrs and 73 yrs !!!
We were booked in a Twin room but were given a double room,I showed my booking receipt to prove this,but he said he was not responsible for the allocation of rooms.We went to reception in the morning and they must have realized how angry we were as we were given another room on the 5th floor in a far more suitable room.The air conditioning worked but continuous drips of water were driping from it soaking the carpet,and curtains,and dangerously near to elecrtic socket.!I reported this to reception and engineer despatched,problem not resolved, and continued to drip for two days until we left hotel.The Greek people observe the tradition of Siesta which starts at 1.0.p.m.-5.0.p.m.which is supposed to be quiet.....its not far from it.There needs to be signs up to make people aware along corridors,it was very noisy.There are a lot of Russians,and Egyptians at hotel.There were people complaining of young boys vomiting on second floor,and generally being a nuisance due to too much alcohol.The food was good but repetitive,and all inclusive wine at table was un drinkable.THe pool bar area was too small for amount of people there,also pool area,with sunbeds almost touching.Greece is going through a bad economic recession,and this is CLEARLY visable,the beaches which are a mixture of black sand mixed with grit,and shingle and are filthy,strewn with plastics and never cleaned up.Pavements are dirty,with dog pooh,and litter.The only saving grace was the lovely old walled town,this was lovely with restaurants,and shops ,and masses of history.I have been to Greece three times,and this was by far the worst I have seen it over a period of 10 yrs.The boat trips to Lindos were awful,with poor overworked donkeys being made to pull people up,and down the steep hills,and not in good condition.I would never return to this area of Greece again,or the hotel.This is probably a 2-3 star hotel by Greek standards,the Savoy in London is 5 star !!!! and this hotel was certainly not that.!!!.We are retired people and have travelled all over the world sometimes to third world countries,so are used to seeing a fair bit of life.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Grand Hotel 5* is a member of Mitsis Hotels and is located at Rhodes Town, just few meters from the commercial city center, the Old Town and the port. The Airport "DIAGORAS" is 15 km from the hotel. Grand Hotel consists of 405 rooms and it offers luxury accommodation with view to Aegean Sea or the garden of the hotel. An excellent choice also for winter getaways or for business trips as the hotel operates all year round. The entertainment is an element that you won’t miss at Grand Hotel. The Lobby Bar is a meeting point for both the local community and the hotel’s guests. A cozy and hospitable environment where our guests can enjoy their coffee or drink as the Bar operates until late evening. Exquisite cuisine at the Main Restaurant Buffet as well as unique tastes from Italy and Asia at the 2 theme restaurants will give you the best impression. An indoor pool operates at Grand Hotel during the winter and 2 outdoor pool with sea water during summer offer ultimate refresh and breeze. The hotel offers also meeting rooms of maximum 600 persons, convenient break out rooms and state-of-the–art Audiovisual equipment with translation booths and expert staff for successful meetings at Grand Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Mitsis Grand
- Mitsis Grand Rhodes Town
- Grand Hotel Rhodes
- Rhodes Grand Hotel
- Mitsis Grand Hotel Rhodes, Greece