Overall the hotel is beautiful with excellent rooms, superb pools & good service. We booked a junior suite with sharing pool and the suite quality didn't disappoint. There was a large comfortable bed (albeit it was 2 x singles pushed together), settee, TV (5 English channels - all news channels but we weren't there to watch TV) and a really excellent, luxurious bathroom & I think its this (along with the room size) which is the main difference between this & standard rooms. It perhaps wasn't my expectation of a sharing pool - rather than being 6 or 8 rooms around a private pool, it was about 30 rooms (some single story suites & some 2 story standard rooms) group around a large(& lovely) pool that anyone could access. With this in mind, unless you really want the higher spec unit, I don't think it's really worth paying extra paying just for the 'sharing pool'. If you can guarantee a ground floor standard room elsewhere it provides the same experience.
We opted for Half Board which was a new experience and the restaurant food & service was very good. Several different food choices each night & food regularly replenished & always hot although 7 days of buffet food was enough. Breakfast was varied & plentiful. We were there from 29th June to 6th July and on the last 3 days the restaurant got noticeably busier at nights and at odd times it was starting to get a bit difficult manoeuvring around but I guess its peak holiday time and it is fine at other times. Staff were very good throughout.
In previous reviews, not alot has been mentioned about the hotel location so I hope this helps. Like so many new hotels, its not in a great place. It's stated as Kalithea but really its the very start of Faliraki which you can walk into in about 40 minutes. There isn't alot in between except hotels & the odd shop & bar. Kalithea is quite pretty but too far to walk. If you enjoy strolling out and seeing a bit of scenery or nice shops etc, then its probably not the place for you.That said, taxi's are plentiful & the bus service is good with stops right outside the hotel. Both Rhodes Old Town & Lindos are highly recommended. Likewise, if you enjoy beautiful, golden sand beaches, you will be disappointed. The beach is okay but quite scruffy & stony which makes negotiating in & out of the sea a challenge. On the plus side, there there about 30 umbrellas with sun loungers for hotel guests and these are free of charge unlike plenty of beaches. It is suggested that the beach is private for the hotel but in reality anybody can & does access it. It never appears very busy.
If you are hiring a car don't use Budget who are based on site. Maybe because its a 5 star hotel, they think everyone has alot of money. Basic cars start at 52 Euros for a day but if you walk 10 minutes towards Faliraki, Esperides Car Hire are almost half the price.
Overall, a really, really nice hotel and recommended if you don't want to venture out too far.
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