Have just returned from Holiday Village having spent 10 days there with my wife and 5 year old daughter.
Greeted by very freindly staff who took all our cases to our room for us and had made some food available to us all even though it was quite late. Check in was very quick
The hotel itself is excellent. Being only a year old, the rooms are very nicely done with a large bathroom with modern fittings. Seperate free standing shower.
2 very large comfy beds and plenty of pillows, tons of storage space. Glass balcony was lovely etc
Room was thoroughly cleaned every day.
We were on the activity side and the pool areas were fantastic. really clean and not overcrowed as there are so many pools.
Kids clubs were really well run and they did loads of activities with them. My daugher had a great time at the teddy bears picnic and the chocolate party.
We mainly had the buffet food which was good. I have had a lot better but i've also had a lot worse. We did go to the greek grill one night which again was good and a nice change
The entertainment team are brilliant. There is a show every night (The show is aimed at kids as is the whole hotel) which my daughter loved. All the kids go to the front of the stage and watch in awe.
They also work hard all day. They only seem to get 1 day off a week!
We hired a car for 3 dasy and got out to Rhodes town (very busy), Tsambika beach (5 mins away and really nice) and went to Lindos. Busy but very nice.(do the donkey ride)
For anyone with a sense of adventure you can walk up the steep hill behind the hotel to the small chapel on top. You wil need sturdy trainers and a large bottle of water. Takes about an hour. There is a rocky path all the way to the top. Views are fantastic from up there. I went up twice. If you have a car you can drive near the top then walk the last 300 steps. It is well worth it.
The water park is great. Never crowded with lifeguards always on.
Forget the local beach. Very pebbly
Steep prices outside the complex. We went for a few drinks at a local bar one night and it was more expensive than the UK. probably due in part to the financial difficulties Greece is in.
Sunbed issues. We had read the negatives about people reserving sunbeds at the crack of dawn and we had the same problems when we were in Aruba last year. First couple of days, all sunbeds by 8am were gone a day or 2 later 50 sunbeds had gone the evening before!!! I believe that someone rightly complained and all the towels were removed and people had to sheepishly go to reception to ask for their towel back. A note was then pust under everyones door to ask people not to reserve before 8am which did solve the problem, so well done First Choice and Hotel staff for doing something about it.
Activity side can get a bit much after a week. Constant noise and music being played around the pool. It was nice to get out for a bit of quiet. Relax side is quieter.
Although the staff were excellent they could maybe do with a few more waiters etc. A pool service would be nice and at night there were a few occasions when we weren't brought drinks and plates not cleared away etc.
Overall this is great hotel if you have children.
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