We stayed at Rhodes Holiday Village from 23/06/12 - 07/07/12 in the Deluxe area on the first floor We couldn't get a swim up room because we booked late (May 2012).
We only ate in the Deluxe restaurant in the morning and the evening, then the Active restaurant and snack bar for lunch. The Deluxe restaurant is amazing and George/Christopher accommodate your every need. They are brilliant.
In the morning the chef is brilliant, same with the two chefs in the evenings.
The first week we didn't need to reserve sun beds early but the second week was full of Scottish (as it's the school holidays) and it turned into a mini Benidorm for some reason. Sun beds taken by 7am, every day! By then we spent our days in the learning pool as it was quiet and had a good location, close to the park and Pirate Ship.
The evening entertainment is brilliant. The kids love i5Live and the entire evening is great. I wasn't very keen on the outside acts that came in but I know many people did. I just don't like El Divo acts to give an example.
Barlow is fantastic and leads the entire team amazingly well, he was brilliant at presenting i5Live and the rest of the evening too.
Faultless and wish we saw him a bit more during the day.
We were unfortunate in that Smithy was in the process of leaving the team and a new manager (Jo) was coming in. I was gutted as I read some amazing reviews about Smithy and Barlow together and was really looking forward to the two.
I asked why Smithy left and got different answers from every member of the team. A great shame...
I didn't really enjoy Jo as a leader/performer but my Mrs and other people we were with did enjoy her, again, different opinions etc... Saying that, Jo did make me laugh with some of the things she says... "Shut the front door" was one of them (you probably need her hear it properly before you get this).
My daughter loved dancing with whoever was on Stage and I thought Emmaleigh and Kim were fantastic and gave 100% every day/night, I thought (and so did other people around me) that Emmaleigh in particular was very good all round, singing, dancing, entertaining the kids... All faultless and I was surprised to hear it was just her first year!
Ryan is also brilliant and different for every other member of the team. Great dancing and singer and enjoyed him every time he was on the mic. I would've liked to of seen him a bit more to be honest.
The team were going through the transitional period which did show but only maybe because I was reading every review before going... I asked other people and they didn't notice...
The room was amazingly clean and had a jacuzzi bath and two showers... One was in the bath and one was a walk in which had four different settings. the bath was also larger which was great for me being bigger.
The pools are all very nice. I did find the Active pool cold, but I only went in there in the morning. The Pirate Ship is brilliant and provided days of fun for the family.
I can't really think of any bad parts about the holiday and the only reason why I wouldn't go back is because I don't want to go to the same resort twice... I think the World is too big!
I'd rate the holiday overall as 10/10
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