We stayed for 1 week all inclusive at Belair Beach Hotel, overall it was a nice hotel but after a few hours things started to stand out. The hotel looked clean and the room was cleaned every day, they changed the bed sheets and replaced the towels but there was brown stains on the curtains (would not like to guess what it was but it was in a smear pattern) and the walls shown the remains of splatted mosquitos the whole week. The shower was almost unusable due to the head being blocked up on some of the holes; this made the ones that worked that high in pressure it felt like it would cut your skin. (The bathroom was nice but very small considering) the water was cold after 5 o’clock but this is common in Greece. We had a side sea view, the view was very nice from the room with a nice cool breeze on the balcony. The air con was free which is good as some hotels charge for this but it was not very controllable it was red hot when it was off and freezing when it was on so you find you are up and down at night turning it on and off. The walls are so thin you can hear everything in the next room this includes people going to the bathroom (not nice). We had someone who liked to drag the chairs across the floor at all times of day and night. The beds are two singles pushed together and are hard as rock in my opinion, my partner had a bad back by the 2nd day. The all-inclusive is a joke, on arrival we was given a printout showing the times of each meal and the drinks that are covered, from this it said that the lunch was a choice of buffet or any item on the Snack bar menu with AI next to it. We had a look at the buffet and it was a bit grim, about 4 trays with a mix of unrecognisable foods (we have been to Greece 5+ times and did not recognise anything). So we decided to have a burger off the snack bar menu. We sat on a table out side the buffet area (the other side of a rail) we looked at the menu and found lots of good looking food so my partner went to order some food, whilst she was at the snack bar one very rude waiter came to me and said I can’t sit here as I’m an all inclusive guest. I tried to explain we was having something from the snack bar at which point he got angry and said I must move to the other side of the rail I said ok and he walked off. At this point my partner returned and said that we can’t have any food from the snack bar the woman behind the bar was very rude to her and said we can only have food from the buffet she did not even give the choice to buy any food which I would have as it would be something I wanted to eat. We ate out for 4 meals when the food was not very good. The lounge bar was very hot and they don’t let you have the door open due to the air con which is off. On the Friday night it was Greek night so they had the doors open which made the temperature just nice. I don’t know why they don’t have them open all the time. All I can think of is to make you feel uncomfortable so you don’t drink too much. The general feeling of the hotel staff is tips are assumed not earned. I am a big believer in the staff should be welcoming and approachable, if they have stopped including something they should tell you in a polite manner and not by getting angry with you for asking, then expect a tip. (I don’t think so!!!!). The lounge bar man was friendly but spoke a bit fast for me but we made a bit of a joke about it. I did tip him often as he did not expect it for free. The table tennis is free but unplayable due to its location because of the wind I would expect a little wind barrier to make it playable as the location of the table tennis is nice. The tennis court was free to go in but if you want to use their rackets and ball there is a 6 euro charge per hour. I expected a refundable deposit on return of the equipment but due to the cost no one used this facility all week. The pool tables in the games room was 2 euro, again a bit pricey and nobody used it. We had a game but would have played more if it was cheaper.
All this being said we had a good holiday, but wouldn't stay here again.
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- Also Known As:
- Belair Beach Rhodes Town
- Hotel Belair Beach
- Belair Beach Hotel Rhodes, Greece