My husband and I visited Holiday Village Rhodes from the 21st to 28th September. It was our first all-inclusive holiday and it was great! We wanted a place we hadn’t been to before; a place with sun for the time of year; a place with historical sites; we wanted to fly out of Stansted and didn’t want to worry about a thing. We found it! Our room was large, modern and spotless. Room service came every day. The grounds were very attractive and well-maintained. We stayed in the Active Area, which included the waterpark, entertainment area and the largest dining area. We still had access to the slightly quieter pools (with a swim-up bar), indoor pool, spa and adults-only evening entertainment on the Relax side. All the staff worked very hard and were extremely helpful and friendly. The food was plentiful with lots of choice. I have never seen so many salads. The buffets had all the usual fare and at every meal there might be a theme or something else special. Children and vegetarians are well catered for - you won’t go hungry! We made one day trip to Rhodes Old Town and Mandraki Harbour. Wow! It is not to be missed if you love history, culture and architecture. The bus stop is around the corner from the Holiday Village; easy enough to find. Everyone we encountered spoke at least some English, so language was never a problem. I never had to use my Greek phrase book! There were lots of activities to get involved with if you chose, but there was no pressure. There was an activity board that let you know what was going on and where. The entertainment team worked all day with the activities and then onstage in the evenings, first for kids and, afterwards, for the older guests. Remember, Holiday Village is a family resort. At the time of year we went, the children were very young; it might be a very different atmosphere during school holidays. The kids clubs and activities and attention paid to children was terrific! The economic problems of Greece is obvious in the surrounding area, with abandoned building sites and some places needing upgrading or maintenance, but this is not seen in the holiday resorts, which are lovely. The Greek people were very welcoming and we found prices reasonable. For the most part we had no complaints at all it would be these: Jacuzzi unheated (unheard of!). The red wine was not very nice. In the Greek a la carte onsite restaurant all they could offer me (a vegetarian) was a veggie burger and chips! I had hoped for an aubergine moussaka or something nice with filo pastry at least. Some people allowed their children to run around noisily during shows which was distracting. While Holiday Village Rhodes offers great relaxation, service, accommodation, food and activities to everyone, I think anyone with mobility problems would have a rough time of it off-site. We really loved our time at Holiday Village Rhodes and want to thank everyone there as well as Thomson and First Choice. We now want more sun and all-inclusives!
- Also Known As:
- Holiday Village Rhodes Hotel Kolimbia
- Holiday Village Rhodes Greece