I went for a break with my sister. We were both looking to relax and enjoy some good food and sunbathing. We had paid about £730 for two weeks self catering (including the flight). Given that this was a budget holiday, we were pleasantly surprised to get a living room and bedroom in our appartment. Everything else was pretty much as you'd expect from a budget holiday in greece.
The hotel is very friendly (apart from the rather surly day-time reception man). There are two bars, one of which stays open til the last person leaves and a taverna-style restaurant. There are also two pools and lots of sun loungers. The hotel has its own supermarket attached so that you can get most of what you need without trekking out in the heat.
We preferred to walk to the beach (just over five minutes, grab some lunch at the Costa Mare (modern/clean/friendly/excellent frappes) and rent a lounger by the waves for €3.50 for the day. Most evenings we spent dining on the main restaurant street in Trianda, Ierou Lochou street, splitting our time between La Serra (good food, friendly service, lovely kleftiko); The Planton (best veal chop ever - according to my sister); La Cucina (real italian pizza); The Manhattan is also excellent for sundaes and cocktails and is also very, very friendly.
If you are going to take any excursions while you are in Rhodes, you must take the Jeep Safari, it is money well spent, you will learn a lot and have a few thrills along the way (http://www.rhodes-safari.com/).
Tips to prepare:
* You will have to pay an extra €42 a week for air conditioning, which you will almost definately need!
* You should take a sleep mask - there were no blinds in our room, just a flimsy curtain and the sun cut right though it.
* Ear plugs, if you are planning to sleep in.
* Citronella wipes, we spent about £50 in the end on Mosquitto related stuff. There are a few mosquittos in our room who should be attending weight watchers now judging by the amount of times we were bitten.
* Prepare yourself for the toilets.... like most places in Greece there is a bin for all toilet paper as you are expected NOT to flush it (Yeuk).
* Its HOT, if you want to explore at all then an air conditioned car will be your friend in this endeavour (local buses are cheep but packed to the rafters).
* A pint of beer costs the same as at home, bottled beer, slightly more (thanks to the exchange rate with the euro). Cocktails are, on average, €5
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We would like to welcome you to Rhodes and at Kassandra Family Apart Hotel and we hope you will enjoy your stay with us. Kassandra Family Apart Hotel is an independent hotel owned by a family. The Hotel first opened in 1989 and consisted of three buildings, which were extended into five building in the year 2000 and counts a number of 147 apartments, which can accommodate about 450 guests. Kassandra Family Apart Hotel is an ideal place to be for families and people who would like to enjoy their holidays in a friendly, relaxing atmosphere. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kassandra Apartments Hotel Ialyssos
- Kassandra Family ApartHotel Rhodes/Ialyssos