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Sunland Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ialyssos Beach, Ialyssos 85100, Greece   |  
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Ranked #22 of 33 Hotels in Ialyssos
Moscow, Russia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“The best vacation in a long time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Don't listen to people who're saying the hotel is horrible unless you expect luxury for the money you pay for a 3 star hotel.
The rooms are basic but they're clean, everything works fine (even the air conditioner was working although we were told by the travel agency that it functions starting from July for extra cost).
The food is really good. It's repetitive but always fresh and nicely cooked. There's a choice from 2-3 meat dishes + fish every lunch and dinner. Fresh fruit (orange, peach, kiwi, watermelon, apricot: 2-3 types at a time to choose from), unlimited ice-cream, various alcoholic beverages of ok-ish quality.
The beach is just 5 minutes away in Blue Bay parent hotel. You can also use all facilities (excluding meals in the main restaurant) there. There's animation, disco, bars, snacks, pools, playground and mini-club for kids - all at your disposal for free.
Local car renatal is cheaper than you can find on the internet, so don't bother to book beforehand. Type A car is only 25 Euro per day (including full insurance). So it's way cheaper to drive around the island than buy guided tours.
People is mix: Britain, Netherlands, Poland, Russia - are the main nationalities. But since most people spend days and evenings out of the hotel (either traveling or on the beach) the hotel territory is pretty quiet and you can always find sunbeds around the pool.
To people with negative reviews I'd like to tell that whatever problem occur, all you need to do is ask one of the stuff members. Greeks in general and hotel stuff in particular are known for hospitality. They'll do everything they can to help you resolve your problems. Although keep in mind that their pace of life is much slower than the one you're used to if you come from a big city. So don't judge them by your own standards, relax and enjoy your holiday!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

wouldnt even give this hotel a rating,,,just got back from Rhodes and only stayed one night here,,,the room was disgusting,,no chairs to sit on,,sockets hanging off the wall,,springs coming through the mattress and food was awful

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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West Bromwich
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

Just got back from sunland hotel after a 10 day holiday and wish never even bothered going. We arrived early hours of the morning so never saw the room properly till the next morning, and was not impressed. There were holes in the wall with exposed wires, patio door handle was hanging off, holes in the back of the bathroom door, the bath had been repaired several times and you could see all the patches where fibre glass had been put in to patch it up.
Our room was right below the kitchen so you were woken at about 5am every morning because of banging above and this went on till around 10.30pm of the night.
On a couple of occasions beds and towels wer changed by the maids and sheets had blood stains and towels had holes in.
We had 2 young children and the room was a danger.
Room was very small and had a camp bed in the room for one of the kids which was very uncomfortable that it could not be slept on so our 2 year old ended up sleeping in the same bed as us (which was 2 single beds pushed together and did not even match in height)
The food was very very repetitive and almost the same thing every day, orange juice and apple juice tasted like water as it was watered down that much, fizzy pop was always flat which made it undrinkable, always had to wait for clean cups and plates.
Snacks was ice cream or left over food from meals.
Pools had a lot of scum around the edges and on tiles and filtration systems were only on for few hours of a morning.
Would not reccomend this hotel. Stay away

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

we'v just had a fab week at the sunland/bluebay, rooms were clean & tidy food was fine,there could hav been more choice with all-inclusive drinks, pools were great, water park was worth 10euros, nearest towns are only 20-30 min walk away and there are a few bars nearby, all the staff were friendly & helpfull overall we had a really good week, it was a last minute holiday for us and we coudnt find much fault with it at all, other couples we spoke to also enjoyed their stay.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

Dreading arriving at this hotel after reading this site, but very pleasantly suprised. There are negatives, such as the location, and average entertainment, but overall really enjoyed holiday. We stayed in a family room which consisted of two bedrooms and a living area, some of the smaller rooms were a bit dingy. Rooms cleaned every day, towels changed everyday, sheets every other day. Food was very good, abit samey after a fornight, but all in all very nice. Pool areas were great, pool bar open 10 til midnight. Could use all the facilities of sister hotel across road, except resturant, this where all activities took place and evening entertainment which was ok.We paid 1800 quid for the four of us for a fortnight for that price it was great, so go with a open mind and enjoy. I worried for 6 months about this place after reading the reviews here, but we all loved this holiday.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Spalding, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

We stayed here in September 2011. Having read previous reviews on other websites, we were a bit dubious about going, however we were pleasantly surprised. Yes it’s basic, however as long as you’re not expecting 5* treatment you’ll be fine. There is a sister hotel across the road which is more ‘upmarket’, however we found the only things this hotel had which the Sunland didn’t was a nice reception (but who spends their holiday in the hotel reception anyway??) and entertainment – but if you want entertainment it only takes 1 minutes to walk across the road.

The hotel was quiet as we went after the school holidays, and there were plenty of sunbeds available throughout the day. It was a peaceful and relaxing base to explore the island. The hotel is a 15 minute transfer from the airport, so don’t be surprised when you see planes flying over the hotel as you need to remember it is only 15 minutes from the airport!

The food is basic, and I think you’d struggle to eat here every day for more than 1 week as the menu doesn’t change that much. However, when you remember it is a 2/ 3* hotel you can’t expect fancy menus each and every night.

We went all inclusive, and this not only gives you all inclusive at the Sunland, but also at the sister hotel too.

Overall good value for money.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2011

we had a great time,room was basic but clean.pools where cleaned daily,.but not enouhg sunloungers.food was ok 4 the 1st week but got a bit monotonous the 2nd week.it is very close 2 the airport and there is a lot of aircraft noise,planes are about 300ft above hotel..the water park is ok but its 10euros 4 adults and 5 euros 4 kids.we where told that we could eat in its sister hotel the blue bay.you can,but it costs 6euros pp,and the food is exactly the same.there are no snacks at the sunland hotel.the rep told us that if u want snacks you have 2 go 2 the blue bay,150metres away.only 1 bar at each hotel 4 drinks.but all in all we met a great croud of people from leicester and all down the north east coast of england and holland.we had a great time,coz at the end of the day your holiday is what you make it.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sunland Hotel

Address: Ialyssos Beach, Ialyssos 85100, Greece
Location: Greece > Dodecanese > Rhodes > Ialyssos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Ialyssos
#11 Luxury Hotel in Ialyssos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Sunland Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 172
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Also Known As:
Sunland Apartments Rhodes
Sunland Apartments Hotel Rhodes
Sunland Hotel Rhodes/Ialyssos

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