We arrived at 04am (Sunday-Monday) and the reception was open and waiting for us, after a quick check in, we received a meal coupon because we dint had that dinner, because the charter airplane was late several hours.
Monday morning we checked the hotel premises and what services and conditions were offered for a Half Board accommodation.
The breakfast have lots to offer, from the yogurts, several different fruits, cereals, bacon, fried eggs, scrambled, sausages, cakes etc.
The swimming pool is big, with lots of sun beds for laying down, and for what i could saw with a exercise team that performs gymnastics and other activities inside the swimming pool. The beach is practically private to the hotel and another hotel on the side. its only 200m down the road, but the hotel charges 2,5€ per sunbed all day on the beach. Snorkeling material is recommended and also some rubber shoes for walking in the pebbles and sand. The water are very warm, about 26ºC and transparent, perfect for diving!
The room is nice, nothing special, and if you rate the hotels by the latest tile fashion, you wont like it. for us we don't care much if on the walls are expensive stone, but we like silence, and because the hotel my guess is that its from the 90's, the walls don't have the proper sound isolation, so we can hear the neighbors sometimes, but not that much.
Swimming pool bar serves tasty hot meals, and the daily special is about 7-8€, for what i could see, its the hotel manager itself that cooks int the swimming pool bar during the day!
In the evening we went for dinner, and again excellent food with lots to offer in the vegetables, salads, at least 2 fish dish and 2 with meat, deserts are always being added and the food is very tasty! being Half-Board, the 0,5L water costs 2,5€
We rented a car and spent most time traveling around the Island and also we did a tour to Symi Island, that i highly recommend!!!
There is a hotel shop where you can buy newspapers, water, beer, suncream and some souvenirs and gifts.
There is always night activities like the Greek night, that we missed, then some live music and dancing, and some days "mini-disco", but as we weren't interested we didn't pay a lot of attention.
The dinner buffet is great and everything there are new things to eat, and all of them very tasty.
Last day, the check out is at 12, and our flight was only at 23, so we staid all day in the beach, and before dinner, the Hotel lent us a room for 30 minutes shower and change, for us it was a great last day!
As there is no ATM machines in the hotel, and the closest one are about 1000m we didn't had enough money, only credit card in the last day, so we used the free meal coupon we had and the hotel manager offered us 2 waters for dinner. a nice gesture that we gladly accepted.
It was a lovely week! thank you.
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- Also Known As:
- Kresten Palace Hotel Koskinou
- Kresten Palace Koskinou
- Kresten Palace Rhodes, Greece