Having just returned , I really do feel the need to give praise to this hotel and its hard working staff, they really do deserve it. We arrived late at night to find the hotel had laid on sandwiches, cake and drinks, what a nise touch after an exhausting journey ! The check in was very friendly and efficient. We were shown to our room which was in a seperate annex across the road from the pool. It was very roomy and clean and even had a fridge. Our balcony overlooked the pool area which was very pleasant. No fighting for sun beds and a covered pool area for very young children, which we don't have ,but I thought was a great idea. The hotel was predominently occuppied by travellers from Scandanavian countries which was fine and lots of famillies as well as couples.The entertainment team were friendly but not pushy and the same can be said fot the Thomson Rep Pat who took the welcome meeting. A more mature lady who had lots of info and made the meeting interesting. Most reps are very pushy she was'nt and did a really great job. We hired a car as we like to travel independently.Whilst on the subject of car rental there is a nice chap called Martin in the reception area who works for Rodos car hire. He was brilliant, we hired a Nissan Micra for 3 days costing 70 Euros.Martin is English so we had no communication problems and were able to make sure we were fully insured should an accident occur. His instructions on where to park free in Rhodes town were spot on. Do go and see him if you want a decent car with no hidden extras.Back to the hotel, the food was plentiful and of an excellent quality, oh and HOT which makes a nice change. Even fussy eaters would find it hard to go hungry here.The restaurant staff were very attentive and very friendly. We were on half board, but I noticed most people were all inclusive, consequently on an evening most stayed in the hotel . We did'nt stay to watch the entertainment but I think it was the usual sort of thing bingo , childrens disco, entertainment team doing a show. We ventured out and managed to find some Greek music in a taverna with a naff name of Greekland. The staff were lovely, again very hard working. A proffessional played music on a mandolin and a guy sang . Customers got up and did the Zorbas dance which was good fun. After the Greek session the guy sang club songs such as Smokeys Alice ,which I found really irritating. If you visit you will know why !. Having said that they were quite busy , where most of the bars and Tavernas were empty. This is a great shame for the Greek people they are so lovely and are clearly struggling in the current economic climate. All inclusive hotels unfortunately don't help. The island is beautiful. We visited Lindos and that side of the coast .Don't go on a Monday if you want to enter the Acropolis at the top. To our dismay it was closed all day. The little town is very pretty and very touristy. I felt for the poor donkeys climbing up the top. Some of the people really should have walked , it would have done them good! How the poor donkeys cope in the height of summer I do not know, needless to say I would rather walk. On the other day we hired a car we visited the ancient ruins of Kamiros, fabulous views and well worth a visit. Rhodes town is interesting both in the daytime and at night. Do venture off the tourist trail, you get the sense of stepping back in time. Small houses where people have lived for hundreds of years in very much the same way. It is intriguing. We loved Rhodes and will go back one day, but there are so many other islands to see. The Greek people are so welcoming and they alone have sold Greece to us for future holidays. If you are planning a trip to Rhodes ,do visit the Atlantica Princess you will not be disappointed. This is one of the best hotels we have stayed in and the management and staff really do deserve a pat on the back. A big thank you to them all for a wonderful holiday.
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- Atlantica Princess Ixia
- Hotel Atlantica Princess
- Atlantica Princess Hotel Rhodes, Greece