Myself and my partner stayed in the Petit Palais Hotel during May 2011. Overall it is a good hotel situated in a really good spot, close to many bars and shops, and a stone's throw to a pebbly beach. It is also within easy walking distance of the harbour and Rhodes old town and castle.
There are some bad points about the hotel, but these are outweighed by the good points:
Good points - Location, Room Cleanliness (cleaned every day), Food was surprisingly very good and the restaurant manager who seats everyone was brilliant (as were the vast majority of the staff).
Bad points - This is a 215 bedroom hotel which was more or less full when we visited. This means that there were probably over 400 people in the hotel, however I would estimate that the pool area caters for around 40 to 50 maximum. We managed to get beside the pool twice in our 10 day stay. Also the bar area is not big enough to cope with this amount of people, and this probably accounts for the bad attitude of Antonis the miserable barman !!
If you can't get by the pool, the beach is very close and sunbeds are 4 euros each for the day. You will get hassled constantly by the Chinese girls offering massages on your sunbed.
When you visit the old town, be careful where you decide to eat or drink. Some of the prices are extortionate. For example we had 2 small beers in the Archipelagos restaurant/bar in the main square and this was 10 Euros, which when you consider the euro is on a par with the pound is London West End prices. Also in most other places a small snack for two including a soft drink is going to cost you around 20 Quid.
We got a boat one day to Faliraki, which is nothing like I expected. It is a peaceful resort with many bars and shops. What was instantly noticeable was that the prices were considerably more reasonable than those in Rhodes Town. Christos bar on the beach charged just over 10 euros for a couple of gyros (kebab), chips and soft drinks, and Vicky the Aussie owner was very friendly. There was also another bar right near the harbour which charged 1.50 euros for a pint of lager.
All in all, a good holiday, but shop around for bargains.
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- Mitsis Petit Palais Hotel Rhodes Town
- Petit Palais Rhodes Town
- Petit Palais Hotel
- Mitsis Petit Palais Rhodes, Greece