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“great hotel, but a rip-off for laundry!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Mediterranean
Ranked #15 of 129 Hotels in Rhodes Town
Certificate of Excellence
Gold Coast, Australia
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733 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 416 helpful votes
“great hotel, but a rip-off for laundry!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

We are thoroughly enjoying this hotel, with a direct seafront room which is air-conditioned and drop-dead gorgeous views not only of the sea in front of you but to the port as well. The staff are unhesitantingly welcoming, polite and professional, and the buffet breakfast leaves nothing to be desired. We're on a half-board basis which means breakfast and EITHER lunch OR dinner, both with buffet salads, breads, cheeses and then a full dinner, of two alternative main courses, which are served to you, with vegetables/french fries, and ends up with tea or coffee. The wine list is extensive and, naturally enough, features Rhodian wines. Even the wine of our choice - Hatzimichaelis Chardonnay - is by far cheaper than anything you buy on Mykonos, where we were last week. HOWEVER, don't fall for sending your laundry to the hotel! Why on earth would you pay 3.5 Euros for a handkerchief to be washed, 4 Euros for underpants, 4 Euros for a pair ofr socks and a whopping 7 Euros for a shirt?! Better by far to take it to Tornado Laundry, 29 Apollinou Rodiou Street (open 0900-2100; tel. 22410-37659) where a 6kg wash-and-dry costs 6 Euros, abd ironing 1.5 Euros per shirt/T-shirt/shorts. Great value, and an easy 5 minute stroll from the hotel. Better still, on the cortner of the street with this laundry is Kariba Travel agency, which I can greatly recommend for day trips to Symi, Lindos and Marmaris (Turkey). Their official address is: 18 Ionos Dragonou Street (tel. 22410 24650)

Room Tip: The seafront-facing the rooms are a MUST, and try to get the upper floors (#5 or 6). The rooms are e...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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sydney
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

The location is good, the hotel is good but don't waste your money on a waterview room. I entered my room to be confronted with overhead wires and a construction site of the building across the road for my waterview. I asked the girl at the front desk who allocated my room if it was a waterview because that is what I had paid for. The arrogant condescending manager butted in saying that he was the manager and she was ONLY the assistant and to talk to him. He told me i had a waterview room and proceeded to show me where the waterview rooms were located. I said where is the waterview and he said if I leaned over the balcony i could see a view of the water! I was told to come back the next morning after breakfast to see if I could change rooms. I didn't bother as our stay was only for another night. Some people we had met were staying in cheaper accommodation at the same hotel and had trees outside their room for a view. The pool is cold and the chairs are located on the side of the building between the hotel wall and the fence.

Room Tip: Definitely not a waterview
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Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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PerthWA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

While the location is great, we had a bad experience with this hotel. Our partial sea view room we booked, was a room with glimpses only if you lent over the balcony! The air con flooded the floor when on, and we were told to turn it off and use towels to mop it up. When we complained that this was not good enough, we eventually got another room at the back of the hotel overlooking the back of another hotel...at least this air con didn't leak! The staff were reluctant helpers. I wouldn't recommend this hotel, apart from a great location near the beaches.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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South West
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

It is the location that makes this a good place to stay ..... the views across the bay, watching the activity in the harbour entrance and morning sun rise made it a special place. The hotel is only a 10-15 min harbour side walk to the new town, add another 10 mins to the "Old Town." The front of house staff were always exceptionally helpful and cheerful. We found our room to be clean and comfortable and the bathroom adequately appointed without being "luxurious." Two things to point out - one: there is a dress code for dinner - we had been sailing for the prior week and had not realised the need for better clothing. Two: get to breakfast early!! oh yes, there is a $4 charge per sun bed even for hotel guests as the beach is not controlled by the hotel.

Room Tip: Sea View, Sea View, Sea View
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

Hello.
Me and my husband stayed at Mediterranean july 2013, I can recommend this hotel to everybody, very clean, outstanding service, location, unfortunately i couldnt get the names two gentlemen that was working at the reception, they were outstanding...If you ever visit Rhodes please stay at this hotel, you will not be sorry. Thank you again.

Suzan &Harutyun Alacahan

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bucharest
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

Mediterranean is a very good hotel with a good location, clean and quiet. Rooms are large, spacious balcony and beautiful view (front and side sea view). The food is very good, varied, but the restaurant staff is very bad.
The pool is small but adequate for a short stay.
The hotel is close to all the attractions, port and public transport in the city and beyond.

Room Tip: Front and side sea view
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

At first I was a bit sceptical about going to the Hotel Mediterranean in Rhodes after reading some of the negative reviews. I must say however, I was pleasantly surprised by the friendly attitude and smiling faces of the staff soon as we arrived. I couldn't believe some of the reviews were about the same place! I suppose it's like when you see a movie...everyone has their own opinion and view of it. I also think the individuals attitude has to be right, as some people are never satisfied.
The food was acceptable and plenty of it, but don't expect to eat like you do at home, as it could have done with a bit more traditional Greek spices, but then some people might not like that. Once again it comes down to individual taste.
The room was reasonable but I like clean....and I think it could've been a bit cleaner. The overall presentation of the hotel was clean and the staff very friendly. It helps if you have a smile on your face as well. The location is excellent and walking distance to the town centre and attractions.
Best beach of the journey we did along the coast line was definitely "Lindos" and only 15 to 20 minutes by car.....forget the bus on this one, better to hire a car to get down there.
Very relaxing and picturesque sitting at the outside area bar/lounge watching the vibrant people go by.
Would go there again without a moments hesitation.......beautiful experience.

Room Tip: Beach view always better but you may not get it. Make sure air conditioner works well!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Mediterranean
Address: 35, Kos (Cos) Str, Rhodes Town 85100, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Rhodes > Rhodes Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Rhodes Town
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Rhodes Town
#14 Luxury Hotel in Rhodes Town
#32 Family Hotel in Rhodes Town
#35 Romantic Hotel in Rhodes Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Mediterranean 4*
Number of rooms: 241
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On the island's most privileged location, it is set in the heart of Rhodes' most popular sandy beach near the Aquarium, minutes away from Rhodes city, next to the Casino and a small distance from the Medieval City, Castle of the Knights and Ancient Ruins. Perfectly positioned, it is one of the very few hotels of the island that combines the benefit of proximity to Rhodes town, for those who seek to take advantage of the city life or explore the attractions of the Medieval town, with the comforts and all round hospitality provided by a first class hotel on the beach front. ... more   less 
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Mediterranean Hotel Rhodes Town
Mediterranean Rhodes Town
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