We stayed in this hotel first 2 weeks of June 2013. The setting is absolutely fantastic, right on the beach. Views from the restaurants are wonderful. Restaurant manager was lovely and extremely helpful, there were 6 of us and he always found us a table. Fabulous sunsets too from both the restaurants. There were 3 generations of us and this was the perfect hotel for the age range we had, starting from 7 to 80! Food was good, not amazing but there was always something. Wine drinkable. Beer good. Soft drinks a little iffy but ok. Ice cream plentiful and kids all liked it. Animation team were terrific day and night. Rio, Rocky, etc. All of them worked very hard. Most of the shows were in-house and I was pleasantly surprised, they were great! Lots of effort and imagination went into them and Rocky's tap dancing was second to none. Lots of activities in the day and even stuff for our token teenager - archery, volleyball, aquaball, etc.
Room was fine. We didn't get a view but it was central to everywhere and we were hardly in it. Had a balcony with late afternoon sun and a view of the tennis courts.
It was 50 Euro to keep the room for half a day when we were leaving so we didn't bother. They have 2 showers by the hairdressing salon so we used those.
Hotel is right in the centre of town. If you turn right out of the hotel and cross over, the second supermarket on the right The President is wonderful. Really nice couple who give you a drink whilst you pay and 10% of the profits goes to Autism.
Further along this road on the same side is Holidays Essential run by Maria and they do excellent trips at the best prices. Way cheaper than the tour operators and bang on time so don't be late. We went to Lindos which is a must. The town is just beautiful and you can take a donkey upto the Acropolis and/or down to the beach afterwards.
Also went to Symi Island which is gorgeous. Another must. Well worth the long boat trip which whizzed by. Symi made me think of Port Merion only it's real!
Maria also does diving trips cheaper than anyone else I found.
Took the local bus to Rhodes old town but a tip is definitely get a taxi. It's about 20mins walk to the bus stop and then the bus is packed, so when you finally get on one you have no seat for 25 mins. Taxi is 12euro each way and worth every euro cent.
I would recommend the Sunshine Hotel for a good value, easy, family holiday in a great location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. 4-star Sunshine Rhodes is situated on the sandy pebbled beach in the ancient town of Ialyssos, 7 km from the city of Rhodes. Guests have access to a private beach, 3 pools and a tennis court. The Rhodes Sunshine offers air-conditioned, elegant rooms, some of which enjoy sea views. Each is equipped with a bathroom with hairdryer. In-room facilities include a mini fridge and satellite TV. Wi-Fi access is provided upon charge. Dionissos Restaurant serves breakfast and lunch buffets. Mamma Mia Restaurant serves Italian cuisine and the Sunshine Bars serve cocktails and juices. Mountain bikes are available to rent and aerobics classes are provided. Younger guests can have fun in the children’s pool or the playground. Butterfly Valley is 16 km away. Diagoras Rhodes International Airport is at 6 km. Free private parking is possible on site. Families particularly like the location — they rated it 8 for a stay with kids. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sunshine Vacation Club Rhodes Hotel Ialyssos
- Sunshine Vacation Hotel
- Holiday Sunshine
- Sunshine Rhodes Hotel Ialyssos