Knowing, this was only a 3-star hotel, me and my boyfriend wasn't ekspecting too much of the hotel, but we were happily surprised. The food and drinks were very good. The all-inclusive food, were served at an indoor restarant, and everyday you could chose from both greek and europian food. Great variation :) The cooked us pancakes every morning:) The all inklusive drinks were very good to. ( Johnny in the Poolbar will become your best friend - he is super nice and friendly and makes good drinks - especially the pinacolada. Try to make him make you the pina colada Greek. It is a blue varation of the original pina colada :) )
Some of the hotelguests were very angry during our stay because they felt the standard of their room were to poor. I did not have any complaints though. The room were a bit tired/old, but it was cleaned everyday ( exept sundays- greeks dont work that day) and we had a big 2 bedroom apartment with a nice big balcony and a refrigerator plus a TV. ( only minus is that the bed was really hard)
You have to pay for the safety depositbox and the aircondition. On our first day we could not get the tv to work and there were no light in the livingroom. When we called the reception they sent someone up, when we went to eat dinner and when we came back everything was fixed. I dont think you can ask for more when the price is so cheap and the hotel "only" has 3 star. The service was super great. Both the girls in the reception and the nice souschef at the restaturant were very helpfull.
When we stayed at the Residence( may/june 2012) we stayed in the hotel across the small road from the reception. The main hotel ( where the pool and the reception is) were not used. I think it is because it is being renovated.
If you want to go to another restaurant one of the days then try the "knights of olde restaurant on Ierou Lohou , five minutes from the hotel. It is so romantic and the food is the best i ever tasted i Rhodos:)
As long as you dont expect 5star quality the you will enjoy the residence. But if you want luxury go somewhere else so the rest of us can relax, enjoy our stay, and ofcourse - we wont have to listen to all of your complaints:)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The RESIDENCE, set in two blocks and separated by a small public road, has recently undergone a complete renovation and promises a new experience for the demanding holidaymaker. Set on the green and lush north-west coast of the island (100 meters from the public pebbles and sand beach), 8 km from cosmopolitan Rhodes New town & the historic Old City, 900 m from the lovely city center of Ialysos with various gift shops, bars & nightlife supermarkets & restaurants, 11 km from the airport.ROOM DEFINITION: One bedroom Apartments (2 – 4 persons): the completed renovated and tastefully decorated apartments have a separate double bedroom, combined living-sleeping area including kitchenette with two electric rings, fridge, individually controlled air conditioning, safety deposit box, television set, bathroom, balcony or terrace. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Residence Rhodes/Ialyssos