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“Nice Hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Marathon Hotel

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Marathon Hotel
Ranked #17 of 33 Hotels in Kolimbia
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nice Hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Standard hotel nice rooms and good size pool, a few things would have made it better such as a hairdryer in room as advertised ( they had ordered new ones but the ones that came were too big for the wall so still waiting for replacements). Also in full season not enough chairs at the bar and a lot of people were sat on loungers on an evening. Food was varied but not labeled so if you got pasta sauce and didn't like seafood in it beware. Was in a nice area close to the beach and main shops, also not far from Lindos or Rhodes town. Value for the money we paid. Staff were friendly and helpful. Free aircon in peak season.

Room Tip: Rooms nearest reception you could hear the music from bar on the street.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

I cannot believe some of the negative reviews for this hotel.
We payed very little for our 1st all inclusive holiday.
And were very suprised at the quality we got for a bargain price,
Rooms basic but very clean,food was average but we payed a below average price for it.
Staff 1st class very helpful when ever we ask for advise etc

If you want a 5 star hotel book one and pay the price,if you want a good quality budget hotel book the Marathon we did and we will return

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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6 Thank stevewinHull
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Just returned from the Marathon Hotel.

Good points :
Friendly staff and reasonable room size

Bad points :
Very poor food, both in choice and quality which was rarely warm let alone hot.
My son who enjoys Pasta was nearly threw up at one meal as the sauce tasted as though it had been cooked in fish stock.
Very hard to get a sunbed round the pool (the only place there were any available) due to very high amount of non British holiday makers leaving towels down overnight, making it almost impossible to get a sunbed.
British tourists in the minority, mainly German, or Eastern block nationalities who on the whole were very rude and clearly did not know what queuing up meant.
All inclusive bar, very strict rule on no more than 2 drinks per person when queuing up, which resulted in very long queues and a guillotine in the evening at 10.45, even if you had been queuing for ages , you are turned away if not being served by 10.45 pm.
A lot of loud noise in the late evening from surrounding bars and hotels.

I would not recommend this Hotel, there are far better hotels within a 15 minute drive (closer to the Airport) as you will see by my other reviews

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

this is the worst hotel we have ever stayed in please take note of the bad reports as they are true if people say the food is good i dont know where the stayed before it was never hot the pool bar blasted music from 10am to past midnight every night so if you were a light sleeper tough bar area was dirty any drink spilt was not moped up the whole 2 weeks we were there the rep was hopeless in one ear out the other we had our golden wedding anniversary while we were there the management were told before hand but they did nothing for us not even a congratulations or a drink of plonk talk about tight ice cream was a joke first week was 4 scoops 2nd week was cut to 2 scoops and was served to one per person we had to ask for our room to be cleaned after 2 days great hotel if you love cold showers cold water every morning we dont lie about these things if you want to waste your money go ahead you have been warned

Room Tip: pick a room well away from the pool bar better still get another hotel
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

Overall I would have to say that my family and I had a fantastic two week holiday here.The staff made you feel really welcome and accommodating to most needs.Our family room was excellent,had a lovely sea view ,lean and the cleaning staff came in everyday if not to change linen then emptying the bins etc.The dining hall offered a good selection of food from breakfast to evening meal.My family and I found that there was always something for us and that it was pretty healthy and filling food but it may require some guests trying some foods perhaps they would never eat usually but it certainly wasn't a problem for us.The waiting staff were lovely and at the poolbar you could get unlimited drinks and ice cream and pizza at certain times but again,this never posed any problems to us.The pool was clean and we certainly spent a lot of our stay in it!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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4 Thank lorraine s
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

Been back from this hotel 7 days after 14 days holiday and would love to be back there. My grandchildren absolutely loved it. The pool was fantastic and generally the hotel was a very safe environment for them. No complaints about the food or drink we always found something that we enjoyed as did the children. It wasn't fast food so not to everyone's taste but we weren't disappointed. The staff at the hotel are very friendly and helpful we couldn't have asked for more from our first family holiday with our grandchildren.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Wallasey, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

Absolutely disgraceful that this dump is rated "3Star". The ground floor accomodation we were allocated was awful, the bathroom was extremely cramped, mainly due to the wash basin being so HUGE access to the toilet was nearly impossible, also nowhere to mount the shower head, rising damp in the bedroom very smelly, we complained to management and Olympic Holidays rep but recieved very negative responses. The pool area is fine with plenty of sunbeds and decent pool bar service. The food was very poor and virtually the same every day, it arrived straight from the Kitchen barely warm and had to guess what was being served. NO entertainment as advertised. All in all this is the worst AI place we have stayed in 20 years. Please avoid this place.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Marathon Hotel
Address: Eucalyptus Street, Kolimbia 851 02, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Rhodes > Kolimbia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 33 Hotels in Kolimbia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Marathon Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 115
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated just 380 yards from the beach, Marathon offers all-inclusive accommodations with activities for children and a great pool scene, close to Kolymbia’s local attractions. Marathon provides spacious and comfortable rooms, equipped with modern comforts. Children will be kept entertained with toys and games in their indoor play area and separate kid’s pool. Guests can relax on one of the many lounge chairs surrounding the large outdoor pool and soak up the Mediterranean sun. The all-inclusive package allows guests to enjoy the convenience and choice of buffet-style meals on-site. During the evening, the bar is a great place to relax and enjoy a drink. There are also plenty of shops, cafes and traditional taverns surrounding the hotel, if you can pull yourself away from the pool. Guests who rent a car can easily access Rhodes and Lindos, which are less than 15 miles away. ... more   less 
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Marathon Hotel Rhodes, Greece
Rhodos Hotel Marathon

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