I was rather surprised by the couple of "bad" reviews posted here recently. This is a fabulous hotel, managed by really friendly and caring staff. The food was great - we both put on far too many pounds! The location is realy convenient and the views are stunning. Can't comment on the TV channels - if I wanted to watch TV I'd stay at home. Similarly with the internet - we bought a data roaming package before we left, so that we could keep in touch, but to be honest, wouldn't have been a problem as I could quite easily have ignored the internet completely and just immersed myself in the wonderful atmosphere.
OK - this is Greece - where accommodation standards do tend to be less luxurious than other parts of Europe. We had a bath and shower with hot water all the time. Yes, only bars of soap, but even the big hotels in Las Vegas no longer provide shower gel!!! Our room was spacious and the bed was king size (not sure if 2 singles pushed together or not?) but very comfortable. Yes, air con old and a bit noisy - but it did work efficiently. Carpeted floor, chairs to relax in as well as a furnished balcony overlooking the sea and distant views of Rhodes town. Beautiful.
The swimming pool was extremely clean and plenty of sun loungers available. Pool bar served drinks all day and the food menu was extensive. tip - share the pizzas - too much for one at lunch time! We strolled down to the beach a couple of times - not much to write home about, but the pool more than made up for it. Tip - bring your own beach / pool towels, as they aren't provided.
All in all excellent value for money and fabulous staff (we have no idea who the guy is that the other reviewer referred to - we never saw anyone like that). It's unrealistic to expect 5star quality / service when you only pay 3star prices, and for what we paid we got a great deal and would stay there again; certainly the best Greek accommodation we've stayed at.
Only minor disappointment - the spa was closed, but as it hadn't been advertised, could hardly complain.
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- Also Known As:
- Kresten Palace Hotel Koskinou
- Kresten Palace Koskinou
- Kresten Palace Rhodes, Greece