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“Pleasantly surprised.” 4 of 5 stars
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Nautica Blue
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Box 85106 | Fanes Bay, Fanes, Greece   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Fanes
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“Pleasantly surprised.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Before going, I had looked at some of the reviews, some which showed this Hotel in a bad light.
We were pleasantly surprised.I think the person who said - go expecting 3 star rather than 5 star is right.
We had a superior room with a private pool. Although the rooms are quite basic, the sea views are wonderful. It was nice to have a separate shower as well as a bath.
The food in the Captains Bar, which is the main Restaurant was freshly cooked and varied.
We did not try any cocktails or local spirits but the wine and beer were both good quality.
We had a lovely holiday and it was our first time all inclusive and it worked well for us.
We hired a car for the day for only 30 euros, the petrol we used cost more. They also do a special deal 70 euros for 3 days.
To be picky, a shaver point in the bathroom would be useful.
A kettle isnt provided but we were given a travel kettle with a uk plug for the duration of our holiday.
The cllents were mainly French and Russian. We didn't have a problem with this. The French children in general are very well behaved as they are used to being taken out to restaurants.
Both the French and Russian clients liked to smoke in the outside part of the restaurant so we just avoided being seated near them.
The only downside was the fixed menu at the other restaurants, you are allowed to go to all three during the week if you are in a superior room.
The Greek Restaurant had very nice food but we were 'persuaded' to have a more superior bottle of wine for 30 Euros. Don't bother ,the local wine which is all included is just as good.
The Italian Restaurant food wasn't as good as the main restaurant so I would advise giving it a miss. Speaking to other people. they also had a bad meal there.
We went to the Piano Bar for our last night. We were again given a fixed menu. There was nothing we liked so we went back to the Captains Restaurant. We would have prefered to have paid extra and been allowed to choose from the menu.
There is definitely a problem with giving information out.
When I asked for information at the Reception I was given a list of times Restaurants and Bars were open - in badly written English.
When I asked later about Activities I was told to look on the board- which was all in French.
On the Sunday we arrived there was a Barbeque held at the Greek Restaurant at lunchtime with entertainment. I went to the Reception and asked what it was. It was a special meal for Holy Week and everyone was invited. I was just to speak to the Manager at the Restaurant - which I did. He said you had to book the day before.
This would have been difficult as we arrived on the Saturday. Looking at our piece of paper. Lunches can be taken at the Greek Restaurant or the Main Restaurant.
It just seemed a shame to me that a special barbeque was put on but no-one knew about it until too late.
The Restaurant was half full with mainly Greek clients - who had been told about the event.
It would be great to have a booklet telling you about the Hotel, the surrounding area, special events.
They could also advertise the Spa.
We did enjoy our holiday and hope to be back next year.

Room Tip: We were in room 518. It had a great view and was near everything.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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FaneMare, General Manager at Nautica Blue, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
Thank you for your interesting review.
We look forward to seeing you again next summer.
We wish you all the best.
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Canvey Island
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

My wife & I had a superb 2 wks all inclusive 16th to 30th April 2013. The food was fantastic, such a big choice & cooked to perfection, amazing - & the fab sea view while u eat tops it off. Everywhere was so clean u see cleaners early to late. Rooms are high quality. Every staff was so friendly & helpful. 2 lovely swim pools, the massive grass area by beach is excellent. The pebbly beach is not good but u use the grass area, lots of free sunbeds.There is lots to do if u want to; gym class darts table tennis volleyball water polo water aerobics archery tennis football boules poker school. Kids get taken off yr hands & have a great time. The animation staff are great, Dino is great - I did a lot with him - & all the others r brilliant.They did the entertainment every eve too so they worked hard. It's a 40 min cheap bus ride to Rhodes Town, we went twice. U don't walk along the prom but we walked in the country & up & around Fannes & it was fine, a nice change. We had mountain/country view one side & pool view the other. Upstairs room - 1st floor is the top floor which is lovely. The all inc value was amazing & we had a brilliant complaint-free relaxing hol. Top Marks.

Room Tip: We loved our 1st floor room with mountain/country view one side & pool view the other. Room 277.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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FaneMare, General Manager at Nautica Blue, responded to this review, May 12, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. Our team is extremely committed to deliver the perfect vacation experience for each guest, and we all are more than happy to have met your expectations.

We look forward to your next visit in Nautica Blue, Holiday village
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Leven,Scotland United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Booked this resort for our Honeymoon and we were very impressed. It is rated as a 5 star resort, which in Greece is usually equivalent to 3 star, but this resort came up to the mark. The rooms were modern and very clean. There was a corner bath with shower and a separate shower cubicle. The room was cleaned and given fresh bedlinen every day, although the beds were a bit basic, but you got used to them. The staff were pleasant and could not do enough for you. The food was fabulous, a huge array of fresly made dishes, mainly Greek. There was a grill and a roast section offering freshly cooked meats every day. Go for all inclusive, as much as you can eat and coffee, tea, alcoholic and soft drinks available all day. It is slightly off the beaten track as you have a 20min walk to the village if you want to get a bus, but the walk was very pleasant. There are regular buses to
Rhodes Town from the village. One problem was the lack of a cashline in the Hotel and also the village, we had to get the bus to the next town to save money. We went the last week in April when it was quieter, so I think it may be a bit crowded in Summer. Had a lovely time though, very relaxing. Thanks to Janni, the marketing manager, who invited us for free cocktails and canapes at the piano bar. He was very hands on and friendly. Would definately go back.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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FaneMare, General Manager at Nautica Blue, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Thank you for your feedback and that you have taken the time to describe your impressions. We are happy for having met your expectations on design, restaurants as well as on food quality and variety.

We would love to welcome you back in our holiday village.
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Braintree, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

My wife and I have just returned from a week at Nautica Blue. The hotel is very spacious spotlessly clean and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The hotel is situated 30 mins walk from a bus stop, and a 45 minute ride into Rhodes,so a hire car would be useful. We were given a nice room very spacious and well appointed but located by the pool so it was noisy. We spoke to the manager, who is very good and he moved us to a room with a lovely view out to sea. The food is typically greek but very nice and plentiful. Some French and Rusian guests smoked in the outside restaurant ,apparently this is allowed. The entertainment staff are excellent, particularly the entertainment manager Madur and Dino, who are so friendly and funny. The other entertainment staff are good but tend to only be interested in looking after the French. All the announcements are given only in French and many of the evening entertainment is geared towards the French.
Overall a very nice, clean ,friendly hotel offering very good food with very helpful staff. Just be aware of the French who seem to take over the hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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FaneMare, General Manager at Nautica Blue, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
We wish to express our gratitude for your valuable review.
Further to your comments, we would like to inform you that we always evaluate our staff and services in order to keep an adequate operation standard and reach the higher possible level.
In the case we meet you again in our holiday village, we would like to ensure you that we will do anything possible to meet your expectations.
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Ilkley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Just returned on 2nd May 13 this hotel was so nice the rooms were very spacious and modern wish I had known for 25.00 euros you can have bath robes slippers a full fridge of soft drinks and water and tea and coffee making but the on line holiday agent didn't offer this info and I only found out the day before we left.
The only fault is the all inclusive drinks they are foul the tonic is horrible and the staff need more training I g on how to present a decent looking drink the measures are smaller than uk so you are up and down to the bar.
Food very good plenty of choice all fresh cooked.
I needed a doctor and was rushed to the private hospital with stomach bug brought from home I must add.
The staff were so kind and the doc and clinic were very good they even lived up that unknown to me I have a very inflamed gall bladder and a huge gall stone that needs removing.
All in all if they sorted the bar this was a great holiday and I couldn't drink much anyway .

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view we did and it was fab no extra cost
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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FaneMare, General Manager at Nautica Blue, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. Our whole team is extremely committed to deliver the perfect vacation experience for each guest, and we all are more than happy to have met your expectations.

We look forward to your next visit in NAUTICA BLUE, Holiday village
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Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

me and my sister pam have just returned from holiday at nautica blue --was a bit dubious as should have been going to ocean blue along with many others ----so was pleasantly surprised on how lovely the hotel was --- it was spotlessly clean the staff went out of there way to genuinely please--room was beautiful -food excellent with so much choice as were the drinks that were all inclusive too - thank you Jennifer for looking after us at our table -- lovely person.------ the animation team --dino madoo and clan were so friendly and were a pleasure to watch and worked very hard every day to put on a good show and entertain we had a brilliant time in such a lovely hotel in its excellent grounds and had a good rest . we met some lovely people --- joanne dave and parents---- rose and chris (steve mcdonald ) lol --- and newl weds maz and matt---- and carol and co from the wirral --. Would definatately go back thank you xx Diane and Pam

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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FaneMare, General Manager at Nautica Blue, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,
We thank you very much for the time you have dedicated in posting your favourable comments on TripAdvisor following your recent stay with us.
We very much appreciated your kind mention of several members of our Animation Team.
Our staff do try very hard to ensure that all our guests have a comfortable and enjoyable stay.
We very much look forward to your second visit and we will be waiting to extend to you our warm and friendly hospitality once again!
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Accrington, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Changed to this hotel at the last minute, what a big mistake. If you want to do nothing and go nowhere this hotel would be ideal, however, if you wish to visit Rhodes town its a 30 minute walk to the nearest bus stop then a 45 minute ride, not good. The hotel was rated 5 star but I would beg to differ. When you pull up it looks a bit like a multi coloured legoland and it certainly was. A lot of issues with dangerous wiring, bars etc. not open. Two plus points in its favour - the food/restaurant was excellent and the rooms were of a good size and well kitted out. Everything mentioned above you could live with, BUT BEWARE THE FRENCH. The French appeared to take over everything as they outnumbered everyone else, the entertainment team did nothing to help this as if you were not French you were ignored. The international entertainment team on the other hand were the fantastic trio and every single person I spoke to said the same. We were a group of 6 and as such enjoyed ourselves but would not consider ever staying at this hotel again.
p.s. The English beat the French in the music quiz and I have the T Shirt to prove it !!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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FaneMare, General Manager at Nautica Blue, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for posting your comments on Tripadvisor.
We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback regarding your recent stay with us. We have taken note of your comments which we regard very serious and we deeply regret that you have had unpleasant experience with our valued French guests during your stay with us.
We believe that you underestimated the hotel services.
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Address: Box 85106 | Fanes Bay, Fanes, Greece
Location: Greece > Dodecanese > Rhodes > Fanes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Fanes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Nautica Blue 4*
Number of rooms: 308
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Only 25 kilometers from Rhodes city center, the Nautica Blue holiday village is situated on the Fanes coast, directly on the beach, surrounded by gardens and with spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea. Laid out to resemble a tranquil fishing village, the 70,000-square-metre resort is designed to reflect the local architectural style, while boasting the most state-of-the-art luxury holiday accommodation. ... more   less 
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