I stayed here for a week with my boyfriend and loved every second. We checked in just after 11pm so missed the drinks, we did buy a bottle of water from reception which was fine but this was only offered to us from the lovely gentleman on security who showed us to our room.
We stayed in room 701 which was the building at the back of the hotel by the second pool. The room over looked the pool and was above the bar, it got a bit loud at night with the music BUT 9xs out of 10 we was downstairs enjoying the alcohol and music anyway.
The room was basic, a little dated but was clean and did exactly what it needed to do. The cleaners came in every day to tidy up and change the sheets for us (unless we put the sign on the door) which I thought was brilliant. Apparently these rooms are being updated to the luxury apartments, I really hope this is the case because I'd love to try them out!
The food and drink was great, waffles with honey or chocolate for breakfast were just to die for!! There was always a good choice of food to eat, even for the super fussy like my boyfriend, he didn't go hungry! The alcohol was served in great portions and you could taste it. I liked that they allowed you to get more then one drink at a time, I know some hotels will only serve you one drink but here me and my boyfriend took it in turns to get rounds.
We treated ourselves to a massage which was lovely, the young girl that did it was very professional and extremely good at her job.
The beach was a short walk away and the sea was lovely and warm to swim in, the pool was FREEZING! Even in the heat it was just too cold. We went to the water park one day, a free bus services runs Mon-Fri which saved us a small fortune, it took about 2 hours to get to the park but as it was free you cant complain at all!
Lardos Village was a 20 minute walk away, there wasn't much to do in there but Memories cocktail bar and Valatina's restaurant were well worth the walk.
I've saved the best to last, the staff. They were so helpful, so friendly, so kind, they always stopped to say hello and ask how your day was, what you'd been up to, if you was enjoying yourself, they truly made you feel at home!!
I would certainly return to this hotel in the near future, its the kind of place to go that's out of way, quiet and peaceful, your not hounded every time you turn the corner by reps, there isn't groups of randy teens or screaming kids, it was perfect. I will be treating my Mum to a trip here one day (If shes lucky!!)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Olive Garden is a 3 star hotel that attracts travellers seeking a distinctive location near the beach. The property with it's endless gardens and remote setting provides a sense of peace & relaxation. The modern approach to design & quality compliments expectations. One can enjoy the high standards of Olive Garden hospitality, in harmony with preserved natural beauty of the environment & the strategic locale. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Olive Garden
- Olive Garden Pefkos
- Olive Garden Rhodes
- Olive Garden Hotel Rhodes/Lardos