Went to the Forum Hotel to meet a party of 21 friends to find a lovely clean and modern lobby and a friendly reception staff and bell boy .... Then had to carry all the cases up to the top floor (superior rooms as had read previous reviews about rooms) as the lift was broken (got fixed just before we came home)! Dumped the suitcases to go and meet our friends and had to queue for 20 minutes for a drink which I thought was quite bad as only 2 bar staff working but according to our friends this was good as they had been waiting 30 -40 minutes and was only allowed to ask for 2 drinks each and that included children's drinks and even water!!!!!! Bar closed at 11pm prompt even if you had been in a queue for 20 mins onwards!!!
Breakfast was probably the best meal of the day if you we're up at 7 am otherwise you could find it hard not to have to queue yet again for about 30 mins for either pancakes or fried eggs!! BUT if you wanted both you could be told to join the other queue for another 30 mins and again can only get food for 1 person even if it was for a child!!! Not good if the parent had to queue twice over and the kids not big enough to carry a plate start running riot in the dining room! As for tables the restaurant manager let us have a table outside for 28 of us every night so that we could all be together and as the evening food was not at all good for kids we were also allowed to order chips for the kids.....so for a whole 2 weeks the kids ate chips!!! Oh and if they wanted pizza at the pool bar 1hour and 30 mins!!! Tasted good but they would wouldn't they after waiting that long!!! Not quite sure WHY on earth instead of making individual pizza's why can't they just make a whole load of big ones and slice them!!!
Tested out the Gym and OH MY GOD!!! Absolute hell hole and death trap!! It was closed the first day and when I asked when it would be open my friend an I were just laughed !! When it did open there were exposed wires all over a broken wooden floor and all the equipment was actually rusty and broken!!! Went on the runner and nearly ended up being slung off as no buttons worked and couldn't jump onto the sides as they were broken too!! As for the bike...omg!!!
Forum Beach has a lovely sister Hotel up the road where they offer a free upgrade (if you have no kids) as soon as you walk through the door!!! Went and had a look and same again!! Omg!! But for all the wrong reasons.....a sister hotel where all the money is spent!!! If you want a good all inclusive holiday where they offer all inclusive facility's and you want to spend another grand on drinks and food outside of the hotel and a kids club where they just let the kids leave even if they are 3yrs old and have to walk past 3 swimming pools then go ahead and have a holiday to remember!! Have so much more that I could say but thankfully there was 28 of us and we all laughed together and made the most of it but Never again at the Forum Beach Hotel!!!
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Forum Beach
- Forum Beach Trianda
- Forum Beach Hotel Rhodes/Ialyssos
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Forum Beach Hotel is a 4 star resort complex, consisting of 249 apartments built directly opposite a superb pebble and sand beach, on the north-west coast of Rhodes. Situated just 9 km from Rhodes Town and 1 km from the village of Ialysos, we offer a unique blend of relaxation and sporting activities. Quality Accommodation offering fully equipped apartments for two to six persons featuring: private bath and WC, hair-dryer, direct-dial telephone, individually-controlled air conditioning, satellite TV, Kitchenette with electric cooking rings and fridge, double glazed windows, balcony or terrace with pool, sea, garden or mountain view. ... more less
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