We have just come back from an all inclusive holiday here with Thomson/First Choice. The hotel itself is fine and the out door facilities are great and very well laid out. If you want to be left alone to relax, go to the beach as the pool area is ruled by the Animation Team. If you want all the 'activities' and to keep kids your kids amused then the pool is the place.
The diet bit comes in with the food...we are not fussy eaters at all, but we did expect a reasonable standard considering the cost of this holiday could have got us to the Caribean!
(next year..) In a nut shell, the Restaurant had a scary resemblance to a school dinner hall. Tables crammed in, a bit chaotic when its busy, and trays of unidentifiable food that a cat would turn its nose up at. Its basically the same every day, and left over lunch becomes the next dinner and afternoon 'snacks' - unbuttered stale bread with something inside cut so thin it was done by laser. When this is gone, you get a small slice of the daily cake. It follows the moisture free theme, and is also the same every day. Handy tip - if you dont like microwave scrammbled egg and cold bullet beans, head off to The Ideal Bar two hundred meters down the road to your right. Breakfast will be hot there. The coke used at the free bar is made from the swimming pool cleaning fluid, so best use their real bar and pay for the real thing. The spirits there aren't made with Ethanol either. Now you may not also have been told that this Hotel is directly under the flight path of ALL landing aircraft. Jumbos are great to see, but dont worry if you miss your favourite, cos another one will be along in a couple of minutes. Its a real conversation stopper - literally! Its OK though, they generally stop just after 2.00am and dont resume until 7.00am the same morning. We even started to read their numbers!!! We are OK now though...Would we recommend it? Its OK, just dont go all inclusive, and dont go if aviation fuel gives you asthma.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Blue Bay beach hotel is situated 10Km from the city of Rhodes and 2Km from Ialyssos town on the island’s west coast.The hotel BLUE BAY consists of a main building and bungalows with private or shared pools.BLUE BAY hotel is official cat. ****Main building has 244 units. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blue Bay Rhodes
- Blue Bay Hotel Rhodes
- Hotel Blue Bay Rhodes
- Blue Bay Ialysos
- Blue Bay Beach Hotel Rhodes/Ialyssos