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Iris Hotel
Ranked #7 of 18 Hotels in Afandou
1 review
“Beautiful greece!”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

Just come back from 2 weeks at the Iris hotel. We are a family with 2 young children. We have had a brilliant holiday . The hotel is very clean but basic, the staff are lovely really helpful and friendly. I can only say good things about the food it was very fresh and delicious. This is the kind of place you should stay if you are looking for a quiet base from which you can explore the island. Please dont go expecting 24 hour all inclusive food ,drink and entertainment as you will be disappointed! If however like us you love the lazy relaxed atmosphere of Greece this is definitely the place for you .

  • Stayed August 2013
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

To the people who have left negative remarks about the pool and the staff I can only think you we're at a different hotel to the one myself and two other families have just visited. George and his wife were very welcoming and the other staff were friendly and helpful. The all inclusive options were as you would expect in Greece and the rooms were basic but clean with a daily maid service. I think the moral is that if you want a 5 star hotel then you need to pay 5 star prices but if you want a friendly clean and family orientated hotel then the iris is a great choice and Rhodes was fantastic.

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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

I would agree with everything Joanne of Derby said. Food very poor all the cheap cuts, turkey,pork,chicken not very appetizing and nothing but melon as dessert.

The All inclusive no spirits only wine, beer and soft drinks.

Would not recommend elderly going to this hotel, we, two mid 60 year old had to trail 20kgs of luggage each at 4am up a very steep drive then up about 20 steps.The same on collections we had to have our cases at the bottom of the drive. I think Olympic Holidays should take at look at this or should at least make a note about this on their advert for this hotel.

A little entertainment at night would improve this hotel, even background music would help.

Room Tip: recommend a/c very hot.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

Wow! From the moment we arrived we were treated to first class service at this lovely hotel! we had been to afandou twice before and wish we had discovered this place before, fantastic breezy location, amazing view, fantastically clean inside and out, great food, but the very best bit, incredible service from each and every staff member, they could not have been friendlier, more helpful or more genuine, we definately will be returning thank you all

Room Tip: the sea view was worth the small extra charge, we were on the top floor (3) fantastic view and no...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

Just back from iris hotel, absolutely fabulous, the first few days I end up being quiet ill, hight temperature, shaking and feeling very cold and had bad tummy too at night one of the staff came to check on me, she took my temperature give me a massage with something and keep me hydrated couple of hours later I got up and start walking around. A massive thank you for helping and caring for me and a big cuddles for you thanks.

FOOD: I do not eat pork so I had issue with pork being in salad and veg and there was lots of pork all time that start getting me upset as I was limited to choices and my kids was not eating, so I approached George and Isabelle and explain about my food issue and am glad to say that it was sorted the very same day and I was please and happy. ANYONE WITH ANY PARTICULAR DIET REQUIEMENT PLEASE LET THE OWNER KNOW ONCES YOU CHECK IN. WEATHER YOU A VEGETARIAN OR NON CERTAIN MEAT EATER PLEASE LET OWNER KNOW AS THEY WONT KNOW UNLESS THEY ARE TOLD AND THEY WOULD DO ANTHING TO PLEASE YOU. BIG THANKS GEORGE AND ISABELLE XXX

BEACHES: Those with kids, especially small children please do not go to afando beach its horrible and it will make your feet very sore and lots of pebbles at beach and its quiet deap for wee one so dont loose your tine there.
Going in the north the beaches are same so I would advice to go strait to agathi its after stegna and before haraki, its amazing but you need to drive there, its one of the most beautifull beach I ever seen and the sand is beautifull but when get there do not go to the right go park the first shop and around the middle best place also wifi can be purchace at a very very resonable price it was a pleasently nice surprise but was too late for me as it was our last day at the beach as car go back same night.

POOL: it got clean every night. Because it was busy time when we were there I personally notice that everyone put there towel to save bed, I must say some people took the piss they keep there towel on and dont come back till AFTER LUNCH AND SHAME OF YOUS WHO DID IT. I personally wait till about 10.30am when they not down yet I took them off and settle myself and family as my kids play at the pool a lot. So dont you be shy taking towel off but be nice about it fold it nicely and put on table.

A car is a must as it can get expensive when taking tours, well some are definetely worth it. may I suggest get to the village for the car. We pay €25 per day and its great x

The hotel have now get wifi but I must admit its no good deal, may I suggest george to try work out better deal please as wihi is very important x

During my stay I found the hotel very comfortable and felt hormy, also there was a multinational people most from Swedish but mix race and I found it very interesting to be mix up again, it make me go back in time for when I was at school as I come from Mauritius and Mauritius is a multinational island so I was very please and everyone was nice xx

I will definetely go back and recommend IRIS TO YOU ALL.

I ALSO NOTICE PEOPLE COMPLAIN ABOUT THE FOOD TIMETABLE WELL I THINK IT'S GREAT AS ITS VERY WELL ORGANISE AND CONTROL SO NO WASTING.
ROOM ALWAYS CLEAN AND BEDDING AND TOWEL GET CHANGE OFFEN.

OVERALL I WOULD SAY I HAD A LOVELY STAY BIG CUDDLES AND KISSES TO YOU ALL WHO MADE OUR STAY FANTASTIC FROM OWNER TO CLEANER AND CHEF, BAR MAN, KEEPER EVEN THE DOG XXXX WISH YOU ALL THE BEST IN FUTURE XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

Lorraine and I flew out on Wednesday July 3rd to surprise our daughter and her boyfriend, our fourth time ,my daughters third.
We arrived about 10.30pm , given a very warm greeting by George and Isobel , and very welcome cold drinks, it was very hot.
Within a few minutes our room was ready , the air con already on ......quick change and down to the village to greet our friends in the Acapulco bar.
A couple of hours later we were back in time to surprise Emma and Andy who , like us arrived by taxi to avoid the hill climb,
They were pleased to see their room was ready and the air con had been running a good few hours.
Next morning saw a great breakfast and friendly greetings from George his sis the ever hardworking Poppy, and Isobel.

The hotel was full no spare rooms ,,,,,very mixed couples and families , we heard no complaints about anything all week, and we four had none at all.
George Isobel Poppy and the other staff are all hard working very customer driven, and will always do their best to give top service.

We always hire a jeep, so we are not in the hotel 24/7 Rhodes is for exploring, and anyone using this Hotel should read about it BEFORE whinging on and writing unkind things .
No WI FI NO KIDS CLUB NO 24/7 DRINKING, NO ENTERTAINMENT.......just a fantastic place to base yourselves , good food, fab pool, nice breeze, stunning views, and very inexpensive,

We also note one miss informed writer is dead wrong about the safe boxes.....the money was NOT Missing, it was my daughters , and had slipped down the back of the drawer , as she had not fully closed the pouch it was in, so there was not a problem at all, just a very worried George , who was upset to see Emma in distress,....but a happy ending to that .
The same writer should go to specsavers as the comments on the pool and pool area are NOT correct.
The hotel was full , so the pool and pool area was very very busy, with our European visitors some of whome have no manners leaving empty plastic cups , spilt drinks, and other rubbish all over place.......ALL of this was made very clean very quickly by the tireless dedicated staff,

Don't know how many times I write the same things , some people only go on holiday to complain , so please new readers , do not be guided by these narrow minded people,
Read all my reviews, read how many go back to this hotel year after year,,,,,,,are we all wrong ?
don't think so
Support Greece, in particular Afandou village , thanks to Daniel of Daniels restaurant for two fab meals , and to George at MIMIES excellent chicken , best in Rhodes, and to all at the Acapulco bar ......George and Isobel who have given us 4 trouble free holidays over the last 3 years .
Look forward to going back for my birthday this October.....cant wait.
Love to all see you soon.

Room Tip: any on the top floor
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Disappointing stay at Iris Hotel, Afandou. Lower standard than advertised, no wifi available. Hotel got multiple complaints regarding this. Manager at hotel made guests fele extremely uncomfortable and at unease. Straff at hotel was clearly uncomfortable. Dirty poolarea and water was in need of cleaning. We observered other guests complain than belongings (money) was missing from the safety boxes. There was shortage of food at the buffets...empty trays after 1st serving.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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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
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Hotel Class:3 star — Iris Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 54
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