We stayed in one of the Elite Suites with private pool and garden. It was perfect for our 8 and 10 year old. They were able to jump into the pool when they wanted and play in the garden when they liked. One word of warning - the Elite suites (especially the ground floor ones with gardens are closest to the road). The road is very busy. It was one of things I was worried about before we arrived. However, I found that the sound of the water inthe pool when splashing around and the sound of the crickets helped to 'disguise' the sound of the traffic. I was surprised how used to it I became. Back in the UK we live on a very quiet road and so we are not used to hearing a great deal of traffic but we were comfortable with it here. It's a call you need to make before you book.
The quality of the suite was top notch. I travel a fair deal with business and ican say the standard of the Elite suites is definitely 5 star. The room was very modern and clean with some crazy blue lighting if you so desired. The bathroom was spacious with a great stand up shower cubicle. The private pool is 25 sq meters and 1.3 meters deep so large enough for children to jump in.
Breakfast in an Elite suite only restaurant which was great - with eggs and pancakes made to order as well the regular buffet expectations. We ate a few lunches and dinners in the Taverna by one of the pools and it was good value with some great views of the sea. We also found some restaurants nearby which are well worth trying. Olympias was very good - don't be put off by the pictures of the food. Le Gourmet nearby was also good - though expect to be patient as far as the service is concerned.
We found the main swimming pool to be rather 'standard' in that there was not a great deal to do - no slides or major waterfalls etc - hence why I was glad we booked a room with a private pool. The sea is very warm and can have sufficiently high waves to make it fun for the kids.
On the second night we ate in the buffet restaurant in the main building as we were quite tired. I can honestly say that it was a rather depressing experience - the food was mediocre (which was especially surprising as it was a Greek night) and as the restaurant is on the 10th floor there can be some great sea views but as the sun had not yet set the restaurant had to have the curtains closed to shelter us from the strong sun - most depressing.
Overall, we had a great holiday at the hotel but I should say that there is a strong feeling in the hotel that the Elite suites are completely separate from the rest of the hotel. The Elite suites are definitely 5 star. On our final day, as we had a late flight, we were given a late check out but in a room in the main hotel. Sat here in that room whilst I write this, I can say that the room is definitely not 5 star - probably 3+ at best. Small room - with basic furnishings and it is quite depressing.
I would definitely come back to Amathus but it would have to be the Elite suites again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our dazzling suites offer uninterrupted views of the Aegean sea through sunny floor-to-ceiling windows. The beautifully appointed bedroom has a combination of marble and wooden floor, a living area with a corner-sofa bed, all done in a sophisticated style. The irresistible washroom has a full-length tub, separate shower, and two washbasins. The outdoors beckons intimate dining on an expansive balcony terrace. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Bookgreece.com, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Hotwire, TripOnline SA, Priceline, Evoline ltd, Cancelon, HotelQuickly and Hotel.de so you can book your Amathus Elite Suites reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Elite Suites By Amathus Beach Hotel Ixia
- Amathus Elite Suites Rhodes, Greece