Stayed here for two weeks in October as a family with two children on our first All Inclusive Holiday. We really enjoyed the holiday!!
ROOMS: We had a family room in the new block, there were very spacious, two seperate sleeping areas with a bathroom section in the middle and a sliding door so you could make two bedrooms, rooms were cleaned every single day. Good sized balcony although we only used it for drying towels etc!! We saw one of the older rooms and I am glad we had the newer block as the others do look a little dated. Only one complaint about the rooms which was that the kids sleeping area was next to the door and there was nothing on the door to stop them from opening it and getting out, so at night we had to barricade the door with our pushchair and whatever else we had to make sure they couldnt get out. Other families we spoke to had similar problems with kids escaping, the doors could do with a small bolt or catch on for parents peace of mind.
HOTEL: Generally very impressed, kept very clean at all times and the staff could not do enough for you I have never been anywhere where they were so friendly. The waiting staff in the dining room were quick to clear plates and loved the kids, Andreas the cocktail barman was lovely and remembered what you liked to drink so it would be ready when you got to the bar, the staff really contributed to how good our holiday was. I do agree with other reviewers about the main toilets, the glass doors and having no locks on them makes them uncomfortable to use. Reception were helpful when we needed some information about local hospitals / doctors and arranged taxis for us when we needed them.
ENTERTAINMENT: Could not fault this!! The team work so hard six days a week, they are at the main pool throughout the day with plenty to do, our eldest son loved Jodies Junior activities and it gave us a bit of time to relax whilst he was busy! It got to the point where he did not want to go up to the waterpark incase he missed something!! Evenings shows were really good, Auriel was very funny and always put on a good show. Both kids enjoyed the mini disco which was spoiled only by the ridiculous amounts of kids with laser pens shining them onto the stage and at kids and members of the entertainment team, the hotel shop should really stop selling these.
FOOD: Generally very good although could have been a little hotter. Breakfast had a good choice, lunch was good as every day there was a chef making fresh omlettes, dinner was good but sometimes the choices were a bit mismatched, we never went hungry though! Breakfast in the water park was again good, lunch there was the best food we had, homemade gyros, souvlaki and gorgeous pizzas. One gripe I had with the food was that kids were allowed by some parents to help themselves, this was a problem especially with the ice cream as the kids did not clean the scoop and mixed the tubs up to the point where you couldnt get a scoop of vanilla as it was full of other flavours. I also saw kids picking up pizza slices withe their fingers and the putting them back.
WATERPARK: The main reason we booked this hotel. Lifeguards were great, again friendly with the kids, the lady who looked after the splash pool would come over and play with the little ones. All lifeguards were stern if kids misbehaved but other than that were pretty laid back which was good. All the slides were great and there was a good selection for all ages. Lazy river was my favorite. I would reccommend taking pool shoes for the kids as the wave pool was really slippy.
SURROUNDING AREA: Faliraki beach is lovely for the kids and 5 mins walk from the hotel. The hotel itself is in a bit of a run down part of town which on the first day put us off but you soon find nicer parts. King Arthurs Bar down the road is good for sports on tv and they were brill with the kids, free drinks snacks etc. We did the boat trip to Lindos which was well worth it and also took a taxi up to Kalithea Springs which was gorgeous. Sophias Travel over the road are much better priced than the Reps trips.
Would come back here tomorrow if First Choice hadnt whacked the prices up so much for next year!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ACCOMMODATION: Total number of rooms: 322 hotel rooms, bungalows and family rooms. They all feature individually controlled A/C, mini fridge, direct dial telephone, satellite T.V, bath/shower, balcony or patio. RESTAURANTS AND BARS: Snack Bar: Serves a wide choice of home made snacks. Main Bar: Enjoy a great variety of exotic cocktails, long drinks, coffees and cakes. Pool-side Bar: Directly on the pool offering all kinds of cool drinks and exotic cocktails. LEISURE AND SPORT FACILITIES: Large swimming pool, children's pool, sun terraces with umbrellas and sun beds, tennis court, table tennis, children's playground, billiard, backgammon and chess. WATERPARK FACILITIES: Speed Slides Three Lane Multi Slide Open Body Slide Enclosed Body Slide Open Tube Slide Bowl Ride Mini Sidewinder Children's Play Swimming Pool Wave Pool Lazy River OTHER FACILITIES: Reception, foreign exchange, mini market, safe deposit boxes, full excursion programs, car hire, parking area and internet corner. ENTERTAINMENT AND ANIMATION: Various weekly animation programs including Greek and other theme nights. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sun Palace Rhodes
- Hotel Sun Palace
- Sun Palace Hotel Faliraki, Rhodes