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“not a hotel for kids”
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Virginia Hotel
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Koskinou
Reviewed September 17, 2012

The reviews that i saw for the Virginia were mixed to say the least but having stayed here for two weeks have come to the conclusion that people are expecting far too much considering the price you pay.The rooms are cleaned every day bar sunday and cleaners always friendly and smiling, in fact the gardens,public areas,pools,bars are clean and tidy. The only draw back for me is no entertainment except one saturday night there was a disco,nothing for children except 2 pool tables,an air hockey machine and 6 computers. It is a perfect base for people to travel around,5km to Rhodes,5km to Lindos,2 km to Falaraki, bus is cheap and only 9 euros to RHODES.Yes the food can be repeatative but you can always find something you like,pasta,rice,salad etc overall nice and peaceful and relaxing just what we wanted. And 10 mins down the road are a few bars with sky sports for people to have there football fix,the Parrot bar is good with the swearing acrobatic parrot PEDRO

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Gary P
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

We went to this hotel 1/9/12-13/9/12 and didn't know what to expect as the reviews on here are mixed. Our first impression was very good Iris who was behind reception was brilliant and very helpfull. Our room was in the older part but right next to the pool which was lovely, the room was very clean and the only downside was the bathroom what could have done with a upgrade, air conditioning unit worked brilliantly. The room was cleaned every day except Sunday.
The all inclusive part was fine food a bit repetitive but we always found something we liked.i agree that the hotel lacked any form of entertainment but we got in with some fabulous people and we made our own entertainment. It is slightly isolated but a short walk 10 mins and there were local bars the best being The Parrot Bar who has Pedro the parrot who is so funny and the staff and owner made us very welcome.
Back to the hotel it's not the best we have been in but it's far from the worse the bar is well stocked and Christoc is a fabulous barman he even offered to take us to the airport when our transfer coach failed to pick us up. I say give this hotel a go I'm sure you won't be disappointed .

Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
1  Thank mission666
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

Firstly this hotel and resort is lovely. Rooms fine, air conditioning, clean and although all inclusive food aint brilliant its fine. The down side is there is nowt to do at night, no entertainment is put on (we were there 30/8-5/9) and there is nothing really around hotel to go to. On plus side it is about a 2 min walk to main road bus stop and another 10 mins on bus to Rhodes town which is just gorgeous. For what we paid for hol I would prob go back.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank Emmylou1977
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

After visiting this hotel for a week I must say a few things about it. Some good and some not so good

However, some reviewers really do just complain about this place for the sake of complaining. YOU PAY FOR WHAT YOU GET!!!

Anyways, first impression of the hotel was nice. Everything appeared really clean and tidy and in its place, but I was hoping for a room in the new building, but instead was placed in the old part. I wasn't disappointed though, as I say, you pay for what you get, we got a nice decent sized room with a balcony which appeared very clean (until later in the week when I found some old clothes under the sofa from previous tenants) the beds were comfy as hell and the bathroom had all the amenities you'd expect to have. The next Morning we noticed we didn't have any towels so I called reception from the room and within minutes someone was at our door with towels (speedy service).

The pool area was lovely, yes there were children about but its a family place. There was entertainment for both children and adults although the entertainers lacked English language skills. There were more than enough sun loungers and more than enough inside seating if you wanted shade.

The food was a little disappointing, on arrival old building guests were given a green band where new guests were given blue, but there were different areas for each band to eat, green getting apparently the worst types of food. The food was quite repetitive, and some things just didn't look appetising, I mainly stuck to rice, chips, and when they had them, chicken nuggets.

Staff were generally really nice. When we arrived at the hotel the man on reception seemed very disinterested but I put that down to the time of the morning. The man working the early shift at the downstairs bar was rude, horrible, and tutted a lot. However the guys who ran the upstairs bar were much better, they attempted to chat and made jokes and had a laugh. The lady who ran reception was also cry lovely, when my band got ripped off she replaced it for me and told me good places to visit on my travels. But by far my favourite staff member was the cleaner, always smiling always happy and always ready to help.

Location for me was ideal. It was half way between the old town and faliraki and a taxi only cost 7-9 euros. There was a beech about 200 meters away with a lovely blue sea and good snorkeling spots.

One thing that did put me off was workers smoking whilst working behind the bar and reception and guests smoking inside, although nearly all the English guests smoked outside as its illegal to smoke in public places in England.

All in all as I say you pay for what you get and for me I got a good deal.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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3  Thank andypandy1988
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

Me and my partner want a nice relaxing holiday,that's excatly what we got.location was perfect,nice a peaceful,no noisy roads-3 miles to Rhodes 1 way and 3 miles to faliraki-only 1.80 euro on a bus or 9 euros by taxis.lovely beach jst accords the road from hotel.there are sum nice places if u turn left on the main road,lovely little cocktail bar called parrot bar,nice friendly atmosphere n very reasonable prices.
We stayed in the older part of the hotel-room are dated but very basic,we didn't go on holiday to stay in our room,so none of the above bothered is,they were clean and bedding and towels were changed every other day.staff in the hotel were friendly and helpful.food was basic,plenty to choose from,a little repetitive but neither of us our fussing ratter and always found sumfing that we liked.pool area we nice,plenty of sunbeds,there is 2 relaxing pools n 2 livelier pools,we spend most of the time at the relaxing pool,trading a book of chilling on a lilow.if ur looking for value for money and a quite base for a relaxing holiday-this is perfect for want we paid and wanted.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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6  Thank Tinky08
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

Location: The hotel is about 100 meters from the beach. However the beach is small and packed - like being in a sardine can. The beach is also quite dirty - lots of litter etc. There are a few burger vans on the beach and one or two small sheds for toiltets - filthy. No other beaches within walking distance. The resort centre is a 10 min walk - fairly quite with a few restaurants/shops (but very expensive). Car hire cheaper outside the hotel.

Food: Amount and variety of food was better than expected on the AI package. However theres lots of re-using of food e.g. left over frankfurter sausages at breakfast are used in salad for lunch, and evening, and on occassions for the next days lunch. Likewise the tomatoes, melon, and cucumber used in the salads were rarely fresh. Also there is no fresh fruit for breakfast - tinned fruit only. However there's always cooked breakfast availiable.

Drinks: AI drinks are water, white & red wine, beer, coke, diluted orange juice, lemonade, fanta, rum, ouzo, brandy, gin, tequila, vodka. The spirits tasted slightly watered down. Overall we felt the drinks were acceptable for the price paid and you rarely had to wait more than 2-3 minutes to be served.

Other Guests: During our stay the majority of guests were Russian or from Eastern Block countries e.g. Slovakia, Albania, etc. Indeed most of the notice boards in the Hotel are in Russian - nothing in English. Meals were like watching a fish tank full of pyranas at feeding times - very hectic and not a pleasant eating environment. We eat later on to avoid the madness! There are lots of families at this hotel, and loud ones at that. If you are a fairly loud/active family you will fit in but otherwise not. No larger louts which was a positve. There is loud animation (in Russian) pretty much all day long in the newer part of the Hotel but not in the older part/pool.

Rooms: If you go for the cheaper 'room' option then your in the older part of the hotel - ok but very dated. In our opinion certainly not 4 star - more like 2 star. The newer part of the hotel appeared to be occupied entirely by Russians. Lots of guests complained about the air conditioning e.g. not working at all, only blowing but not cooling, or as in our case cooling but very noisy. All rooms have a balcony. Garden view rooms are probably the best as there is a nice garden with water fall. Sea view rooms overlook what appears to be the start of a building site - a few trucks and JCB's but not too noisy. Our TV didn't work, shower holder was broken so had to hold the shower head, plug missing from sink, door didn't lock properly, etc. Towels cleaned every 2nd day but sheets only changed every 7 days! Room walls are paper thin and therfore it can be a bit noisy at 1 or 2am when people are returning from the bar.

Hotel Staff: Bit of a mix. The taller bar man is very bad mannered but the shorter one friendly. One waiter is very miserable but the rest always smile. Reception staff are fine. Head housekeeper bellows down the coridors during the daytime to try and locate the cleaning maids - if you like an afternoon siesta when on holiday you can forget it!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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5  Thank william v
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Reviewed June 19, 2012

we had no problems with the hotel the staff are nice the food was good but it did seem to be much the same stuff every night the apartments where ok for what we paid £250 for both of us all inclusive 9th to the 16th june one week there are two sides of the hotel we never had any problems with getting a sun bed no matter what time we went there is no entertainment at all no problem for us there is a little beach across the road but be warned you have to go down a big slope but it does tell on the legs on the way back there is a little mobile bar there there is nothing in the area you can walk in to the next little town takes a 15 minutes at a slow walk i would go back to the hotel if there was more around the area there was a few loud polish and russians there

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank xjhnok
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Address: Reni Kosnikou, Koskinou, Kallithea 851 00, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Rhodes > Kallithea > Koskinou
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Koskinou
Price Range: $49 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Virginia Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 240
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Virginia Hotel Rhodes, Greece

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