My wife and I stayed at the Ibiscus the first two weeks in October having booked some time ago because of the good reviews. Well, something has changed drastically.
People spoke before about the need to refurbish and we thought, Theres no pleasing some people. Thompson dont do that kind of hotel. WELL THEY DO. The beds were like rock. The carpet on the 5th floor landing is in a dreadful state as is the stair carpet up from reception. The picture taken of the pool on the hotel site shows a rear view of the hotel with glass bricks in the wall high up on the left. Several of these are now broken. The food was the worst I have eaten in any hotel for 30 years. It was cold, steamed, bland and unimaginative. The plates were cold though they were kept in warmer stacks and the cooks idea of potatoes was a joke. Imagine partially cooked baked potatoes swimming in olive oil every night for two weeks with no alternative. When we raised these points with the maitre d, Nikos, he immediately got us some French fries from the kitchen which were available normally as bar snacks. The second night when we asked the waiter for some with our cool food already going cooler, we were told we must wait for at least 5 minutes. Maybe we suffered from the We ll all be out of work when the hotel closes in two weeks syndrome but that is not what we paid for.
I could detail the good points such as the brilliant location, the immaculate state of the reception and bar area, the bit the public see, the excellent service of the reception staff, the provision of a quiet room as requested and the ability to get bar food at 1.30 am when we got in very late due to Greek air traffic control but since I have no intention of recommending this hotel, I dont feel like elaborating.
ps. I have tried to post this review at the Thompson website on several occasions but it wont let me! Say no more!
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- Also Known As:
- Ibiscus Hotel Rhodes Town
- Ibiscus Rhodes Town
- Ibiscus Hotel Rhodes, Greece