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“Lovely Stay and Relaxing”
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Iris Hotel
Ranked #7 of 18 Hotels in Afandou
Lowestoft, England, United Kingdom
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“Lovely Stay and Relaxing”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

We have just returned from Rhodes Greece where we stayed at the Iris Hotel Afandou for a 10 night stay.Sept 15th -25th
My first impressions were ......this is ok.
If you are a snob,fussy/picky person then dont stay here or read his review.
We were very welcomed by the staff who will put themselves out for you at all cost nothing is too much of a bother.
FOOD! The food was plentiful,you will not go hungry,BUT it was a very limited choice consisting of at least 3 dishes and the salads bar was also limited, but on the whole it was very good and always hot.The breakfast was the same all mornings eggs bacon frankfuter mushrooms beans boiled eggs along with the choice of cereals and ham and cheese,but on the whole again very plentiful and hot.
Rooms! This is a small downfall,the rooms are large and spacious but they really do need to be updated into the 21st century (see pics).when we arrived we never liked the room,we told them this and they arranged to have another room ready the following morning which was so much better,if ya going to stay here ask for a room on ground level.It was hot on our stay and some nights air con is needed,which is in rooms,BUT it comes at a price 10 Euros a night,if ya on a 14 night stay thats a whooping extra £100......Tip Either hire a fan for 3 Euros a night or go in to town buy a fan for 30 euros and at the end of stay sell it on to new arriving guests for 20 euros they will be glad to buy, then its sold on like a chain,saves alot of money this way.
HOTEL.. The complex was very clean and tidy at all time loads of sunbeds,no need to reserve with ya towel very quite and relaxing,but we were there in sept so earlier months ?????????
There was no form of entertainment,although we thought we read that there was maybe there was but,again on earlier months??????
The bar was always closed by 11pm but that should"nt bother ya unless ya have a drink problem.
On the whole it was a very pleasant relaxing stay,would i stay there again????????Most certainly.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

We stayed at the Iris Studios in early September for 1 week. We were dropped off at the bottom of the hill, which wasn't a problem for us as we are 18 and 19, however this would be a problem for people that aren't steady on their feet as the hill is quite steep. We were greeted as soon as we arrived and were shown to our room straight away which was great. On arrival we found that air con had to be paid for as an extra, which we didn't know previously and so hadn't budgeted for this. We didn't end up getting air con, and just slept with the balcony door open!! This wasn't ideal, but it was our choice to do so, and the fact that we slept with the door open also shows how lovely and quiet the surroundings are as well as safe. We also only found out about the restrictions on the all inclusive a few days before we left to come on holiday, however they aren't unreasonable. It is too hot to drink alcohol throughout the day anyway!

Aside from these 2 surprises, we had a fantastic week at the Iris Studios. Although it is a little bit out of the way, Afandou is a short 10 minute walk away and has the bus service that takes you to Faliraki and the old town. Faliraki is probably only enjoyable for a younger audience, however the old town is a must visit and has something for everybody! We ate at a restaurant called Nicki's in the old town, which was down a little side street and was fantastic food, service and prices.

The staff at the Iris Studios were polite and helpful, and the rooms and the hotel itself were kept very clean. All in all, a great hotel if you know what the expect and make the most of it!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Burnley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

We stayed at the Iris Hotel in June 2012.
It was a very nice, family run hotel. Food was very good, the choice was also good. Something for everyone.
The bar was good, with cocktails included in the all inclusive, didn't like the HUGE flying bugs!! They only live for 12 hours, so in the morning they are all over the place dead!
They fly round the bar at night, with no sense of direction, when they hit someone, you'd hear a scream!
They didn't sting or bite, just dive-bombed!
The rooms were nice & clean, nothing special, but very comfortable. The pool area was good, plenty sunbeds.
Great views of the sea in the hotel. The beach is a half an hour walk, it's ok walking down there, but very hot & tiring walking back!!
Some fab tavernas in Afandou village, which is only a short 5 minute walk, take caution walking in the dark though as the track you have to take to walk down there is quite uneven.

We would go back there again, ignore any reviews that may put you off, theres always someone who isn't happy with the simplest things, like a cracked tile!!!! Who has the time on their holidays to go round taking pics of cracked tiles, I ask you!!!!

You would have a lovely holiday here (the owner, who works behind the bar is sooo Basil Faulty)!!!!

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Washington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

Where to start- this is quite simply a lovely hotel, with amazing hardworking staff who would do anything for you. The hotel is a good size, with an amazing pool that is always clean and looked after. The rooms are again a good size and the views are amazing. Cleaned daily and fresh towels regularly. The food was always hot and a good variety, the chef and owner George was always asking if it was good and even one night with us being a party of 8 George rang the room as dinner finished at 8.30 and this was 8.20pm to see if we were coming down as he did not want us to miss our evening meal. We had an infant of 18 months with us and on our arrival George made a point in asking if there was any special baby food he could get in for us- lovely touch, how people can call him rude i will never know. His wife Isabell was equally as pleasant and nice always speaking to us and asking if we were ok. Afandou is an unspoilt traditional working village with lovely people. A visit to Danielles and he Acapulco bar is a must. You will never want to leave. As for people who moan about the hotel being on a dangerous main road to get to the beach, stop being lazy and walk to the top end of the village and walk the proper paths that are clearly signposted, we managed it with a buggie and a ten year old twice in the holiday. Also if you hire a car- tsambika beach and ageatha beach if a must visit, beautiful sea's and views. Overall this had been my 11th Year in Afandou im 25 years old and keep going back to a place that is lovely an finding the Iris re-opened 3 years ago was the perfect touch and ideal place to stay- cant wait for next year- we will be back :) Thanks George and Isabell and Poppy too xx

Room Tip: third floor has better views as it is higher and also a bit cooler with the breeze
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

We stayed here for 10nights in August school holidays. We weren't expecting much for the price we paid, we were pleasantly surprised. The food was better than we expected and we ate very well as did the kids. The pool was clean and big and the baby pool was perfect size. We were shown a high floor room but chose to take the ground floor as liked the terrace and couldn't be bothered keep going up to the room all the time. Poppy the cleaner was very friendly and linen and towells changed frequently. The people we met were friendly and everyone looked out for everyone and kept an eye on the kids, I would say it was probably one of the most friendly hotels we have stayed in. We went with our kids aged 3&6 and my parents came out for a week also and we all had a great time! The drinks and food times didn't bother us as we knew before booking so can't complain about That! We paid for the air conditioning and was worth every penny. We ate at a beautiful restaurant in afandou called four seasons. Would i recommend? No evening enterment which we also knew, we didn't care we went out to kolymbia the kids love it there.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

Just had 10 days at the Iris which it would be fair to say we have enjoyed, though the weather plays a large part in that. The hotel is basic but very clean and the staff are lovely. We found the food good, hot and enjoyable over the 10 days and the drinks times didnt cause us an issue. This hotel's only real negative is the location as there are more attractive parts of Rhodes and this includes the beach. Be aware of the room layout with one room inc bunk beds, be happy to travel from Hotel Iris as a base and accept its limitations and you will love it, we did!!!

  • Stayed August 2012
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2012

We arrived Sat 1 September 2012 for 1 week of chilling. Unsure of what to expect the minute we arrived we met a couple in reception who moaned and moaned about everything. Our hearts dropped.
We were allocated our rooms on the ground floor level opposite the garden and they were very basic but clean. It was about 3.30 greek time when we arrived,. We had missed lunch and dinner wasnt served until 7pm and we were starving. We were told we could have tea/coffee and biscuits until dinner was served - Great.
The all inclusive in the Iris is very basic but the food served was hot and edible, quite a small selection but very edible and tasty although there was a mismatch of food.
Once we had a sleep and decided to see how things went we actually found that we liked it. The staff were fine, food ok, drinks a bit poor but ok.
The surroundings were fine and very clean and the pool was lovely.
I have to say that we have booked 5 star all inclusive in the past and have been more disappointed than this Hotel. For the money we had paid it was good value and we all said that we would go back again.
We found our way via the back of the hotel to Afandou Village and had a ball in the Life bar run by Yannis. His very varied selection of music videos from Queen to Rod Stewart, George Michael and even the live aid video was brilliant and the atmosphere in the small bar was really food. He looked after us very well, served us complementary shots and bought us rounds of drinks. One night we even stayed there till 3am and we were very hungover the next day but couldnt wait to go back the following night.

Room Tip: We were on ground floor at front of hotel, ours faced the garden but when we walked for breakfast th...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Iris Hotel
Address: Lindos Avenue 22klm, Afandou 851 03, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Rhodes > Afandou
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #7 of 18 Hotels in Afandou
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Iris Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 54
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