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.
- 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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- Sentido Nautica Blue Hotel Rhodes