This review is copied and pasted from my previous account.
Starting from the very beginning...
Arrival at the hotel was standard, no issues. The receptionist took our passports in return for 2 all inclusive wrist bands.
We were in the 'old' part of the hotel. After reading reviews I was slightly dubious... Our room was easy to find. Air conditioning wasn't included, we had to pay €36 for the week (July-August is free). The room wasn't the most modern, but was VERY clean and had everything we needed - a bathroom with shower, bed, fridge, balcony, sofa etc.
The following day we took a wander around the resort, which all in all was lovely. The new area was clearly more modern, but I wouldn't say any nicer, as such. There were '5' pools, really there are 2 but both are split into baby pools and more adult pools - plenty of sun loungers and parasols. There are also a couple of play parks and some daily entertainment for the children (music, games and dancing with some reps). A stone throw from the hotel was a beach, but it's down a very steep hill, which in the heat and flip flops, isn't much fun. The resort isn't within walking distance to anywhere of importance, just a couple of supermarkets. There's a bus stop just outside, but at €5 per person, per way, the bus is quite expensive. The hotel has car rental, which for us was the better option for me.
The all-inclusive wasn't very well described to us upon arrival, we had to work out the majority of it by ourselves (not that it was very difficult). You got buffet meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. All of which had local Greek foods, but guaranteed every night you could get pasta, chips, pizza etc. so there was always something you could eat! All in all the food was lovely, but if you're expecting steak upon arrival - think again. Drinks wise you could get local vodka, rum, oozo, tequila, wine, beer and soft drinks. The pool bar had snacks during the day that you could nibble on too. The staff were very friendly, but beware - a lot of the guests were extremely rude, keep on your toes!
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- Also Known As:
- Virginia Hotel Koskinou
- Virginia Hotel Rhodes, Greece