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Doreta Beach Hotel
Ranked #7 of 9 Hotels in Tholos
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“Brilliant holiday”
Reviewed June 8, 2012

Just returned from Doreta Beach after a great holiday. Room on 3rd floor was excellent. It was clean, well equipped and spacious for 2. Food was tasty and plentiful ALL day! Alcoholic drinks were good measures and not watered down. Bar staff lenient with giving you a groups worth of drinks instead of being limited to 1 per person. Pool spotless and cleaned every evening. Plenty of loungers and a lifeguard on duty all day. Entertainment staff work offering activities from morning til night. Hotel on own private beach. Several small local bars and well priced supermarkets and car hire situated opposite. Would definitely return as its great for family holidays.

Room Tip: Pay the small uprgade to a room from 3rd to 5th floor.... others are very basic.
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Conwy, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 8, 2012

Just got back from Doreta Beach on 6th June 2012. Had a fantastic time. We travelled with a 15 year old and a 13 year old who both loved the holiday - especially the pool which was very clean although deep. The entertainment, although geared more to the French and German, was great. You were asked and encouraged to join in all games and activities including darts, cooking, gymnastics both in and out of the water, and other fun games. Both my husband and myself joined in some of the games which were great fun. Something always going on at the Hotel. Took a hotel inot Rhodes Town which is great and a must place to visit. Also booked a trip to Lindos through our Tour Rep which again, is a must. If going to Lindos it is much much hotter than at Doreta as there is no wind whatsoever. We struggled a bit here. A donkey ride at Lindos up to the Acroplis is a great experience and fun. We all enjoyed this day out. One evening we went to Dundees, just outside the Hotel for drinks and there was a great singer on there. Went to Dundees again another night for some dinner and more drinks. Very friendly staff and the kids enjoyed the free games of pool. The Greek people are very nice and the staff at the Hotel were generally OK apart from the Restaurant staff (Just a couple of not so nice staff). After reading the reviews below I agree with the comments concerning the Russians. They do not KNOW how to queue and can be very rude. Rooms were great - we had a room on the 4th floor with jaccuzi bath. Room could have done with being a bit bigger but nothing to complain about as we didn't spend much time here. Overall a great holiday and I would definitely recommend for families. I would go back to this Hotel again.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 4, 2012

We have just returned from a week at The Doreta Hotel. It is in a great position right on the beach. The room was fabulous, bath with jacuzzi and seperate shower, we did pay for the upgrade but it wasn't expensive and well worth it. Daily room cleaning and always clean sheets and towels. The air conditioning we was told did not get turned on until 15th June, so you have to keep your door open which isn't good! Don't book the airport transfer the hotel is only 5-10 mins away. The food was cold and not very appealing, this has to be the worse all inclusive we have ever been to, you usually find you get a bit fed up of the same food and have an ocasional meal out but this was worse, we only ate in the hotel twice, the first night to find out it was not good then the second time we tried the Greek Taverna thinking that would be better but it was the same we ended up walking out. You can get a great meal at Mike's Bar with a very friendly family and home Greek cooking, and also at Dundees. There is also a really lovely traditional Taverna in the village which is about a 20 min walk but well worth it. There is free Wi-Fi in reception but you can't always get on as the signal can be poor but all the bars/restaurants in the area have free Wi-Fi. We hired a car and found it easy enough to get about and see the sights. We would not return to this hotel but would return to Tholos as the people in the bars were so friendly.

Room Tip: Definately ungrade your room to superior.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

My husband and I have just arrived back after staying for a week at the Doreta Beach. We paid £700 for the two of us all iclusive and thought it a really good price, this included upgrading at the time of booking to a superior room.
Hotel itself is very clean and check in staff were friendly quick and efficient. We were given a room on the 4th floor. There are only 3 lifts at the Doreta and they are tiny, there wasn't much room after we entered with our 2 cases, and this was a problem for the rest of the holiday as there was often queues, forget it if you have a baby in a buggy, it's everyone for themselves to get in the lift first.
The room was lovely, very clean with kingsize and single bed. ensuite with jacuzzi bath and seperate shower, the wall seperating ensuite to bedroom was opaque glass, not as others have described as revealing.However the last few days of our holiday it was very hot and the air con was totally inadequate. Had to leave patio doors open one night and was bitten by mossies.
Found all the staff at the Doreta to be nice and friendly if you took time to have a chat and got to know them a bit. Especially Maria and Marie at poolside bar, they make a wicked frappe, also Michael in the main bar who insisted in giving me a cocktail because I spoke a little greek to him.
The housekeeping was excellent room cleaned and beds changed every day. There is a do not disturb sign on the door if you wanted a lie in which we used a couple of times and maids left room alone.
Food was interesting, very bland and a lot of recycling going on, Brussel sprouts served one night at the restaurant ended up at the snack bar as a sprout salad the next day, no joking!!
Snack bar only served hot dogs, salad, spag bol, ham and cheese toasties and some dubious meat in sauce. The hot dogs were served the next day in the main restaurant chopped up in a tomato sauce. We ate out a few times and can recommend Dundees, turn right outside the hotel and it's a 5 minute walk, or turn left and there is Billy's and Mike's, However anyone who has been to Mike's before should know he is no longer there, but the food is nice all the same.
The animation team are all French and although they will ask you to join in games around the pool the games are more geared to the French and Russians. On this subject the Russians are very rude and do not beleive in queueing, it is a free for all at all meal times and they'll totally disregard you when it comes to getting an alcoholic drink at any of the bars.
We booked the greek taverna one night as we were really missing Greek food at this hotel, what a waste of time. The Greek Taverna is actually the poolside snack bar converted for the evening, they put tablecloths on the table and play greek music. The food was inedible cold burgers, cold and dry fish and of course salad, curiously warm. No Moussaka, or Stifado or even a slice of baclava. We left and went to Billy's.
Did not have children with us so cannot comment on the kids club, but the pool is very large and very deep although there is a childrens pool saw lots of adults (with no kids) sitting around it. Doreta's right on a sand/pebble beach, you will need beach shoes. There isn't a lot going on around this hotel so you either stay here or hire a car, We hired a jeep from the girl in the hotel for 60 euro's for 2 days. There is bus stop outside hotel which will take you in to Rhodes town, after waiting for over an hour we got the taxi which waits in the grounds of the hotel for 24 euro's. Don't believe timetable posted at bus stop it is pot luck.
Cigarettes are cheaper at airport than local supermarket if you're thinking of taking some back. 42 euros in resort for Benson and Hedges and 40 at airport.
Found towards end of week it was harder to get sunbeds, even though there are loads, usual problem of people reserving beds with a towel. I saw 2 women spread towels on 4 beds so no one could sit next to them. Can only imagine this will get worse as summer goes on.
Would recommend a taxi from airport as it's only 13 euro's and you will miss any queues when checking in.
Beach towels are available from reception and there is a spa which is located downstairs near the lifts, although I did not try anythimg in it.
I can't blame this hotel for it's clientelle, which spoiled it for us, but I can for it's boring and bland food.
I drink vodka and at first thought it to be watered down, it's because the strength is only 30% and after talking to a Russian girl said they would not touch it. Wine and beer is self service, did not try the beer but the wine was more water than wine and the white and rose rasted the same.
This hotel just didn't do it for us, looked lovely but was totally lacking any atmosphere found it totally boring and felt the brits were just there to make up the numbers..

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eastbourne east sussex
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

My family which includes a 17yr old lad 13yr old boy and 9yr old girl have just got back from doreta beach May 2012.
We had a lovely time we had a family room in the basement which was clean and spacious the only bad point was the bath had been painted and was peeling off. The food was varied but its true that its cold especially breakfast but we enjoyed most of it and if the kids didnt fancy anything on offer they had toasted sandwiches.
The hotel does mainly cater for the russians and french the entertainment was rubbish no one was ever brought in it was just the entertainment staff who were lovely but it was just the same stuff each night.
Hotel itself was lovely and clean we didnt queue hardly at all but it was early season and there were plenty of sunbeds. We hired a car for a few days from lady in the foyer which was well worth it.
My 17yr old was bored there wasnt enough for him to do but my other two had a lovely time and joined in with the activities. The pool was freezing and dont take any notice of the depth writen on the side of the pool it was very deep but we all enjoyed it.
We wouldnt go again there is not enough to do nearby but if you have booked you should have a lovely time and a holiday is what you make it.

Room Tip: Our family room in the basement was very central to everything so we were happy with it.
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed May 31, 2012

Just come back after a 7 night holiday at this hotel, i must agree with alot of the reviews, but in saying that we will go back again, dont book your transfers, get a taxi its a lot cheaper and same with a car, there is car hire across the road from hotel, Rhodes town not to far away, its worth a ride to LINDOS but very steep hill down to beach and shops with very little parking for cars, free bus has been stopped so its a walk or taxi down. Breakfast is a buffet, very good but most of the food is on the cool side but there is a microwave you can use, staff great very pleasent and helpful, there is free Wi-Fi only in reception, bus stop outside of hotel to Rhodes, toilets by the fantastic pool are now up and running and lots of sunbeds now,
so all an all will be going back again fantastic time was had by all.

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sheffield
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2012

We visited this hotel back in 2004 and 2005, they had a fantastic entertainment team and the food was lovely. sadly the food is not that lovely anymore and the entertainment for the British is limited. The hotel now caters for Mainly Russian and French, you cannot blame the hotel in this current climate as all paying guests are welcome. The dining room is still run by the same restaurant manager only on this visit we found him not to be too helpful when allocating our party of 8 , We travelled with 6 very large men and 2 ladies and where seated on a 8 seater table all cramed in near the window tables for large parties, the lads in my party could not lift their elbows to eat their food and found this arrangement very uncomfortable, so on the following evening we sat at a 10 seater table for the extra room, the restaurant manager was not happy and made this quite clear stating we could be seated on the 10 seater for that evening only then return to the 8 the following evening , it must be said that there was plenty of room and we had waited till late evening around 9pm before we went into the dinning room just so we could have the extra space when the dinnng room had hardly anyone in so was very surprised when the restaurant manager was rude and stated we had to sit in a 8. For the rest of the stay we went to the dining room in 2s so that a table for 4 was allocated so we could eat in comfort. The dinning room is very clean , the food NOT 4 star , at best 2/3 it is not what it use to be so dont expect to find a chop , a slice of beef or a chicken fillet , what you will find is dishes where meats have been chopped up and made into stew like dinners. very school / canteen type dinners. with sliced hard potatoes and veg. Salads and 2 types of cheese, so if you are into salads and cheese this will suit you. Most breakfasts foods where cold, stick to toast/jam/fruit/cereal. The room we was allocated was on the 3rd floor with a jacuzzi which is what we had booked and this was lovely , no complaints. The pool and buildings are very clean. Watch the wasps around the pool, congratulations to Maria the Swedish pool bar attendant our vote goes to you for the hotel employee with excellent customer services skills. Book this hotel just for the drinks/accomodation/ breakfast and the pool, eat out at Dundees , fantastic little place down the road who do excellent steaks and burgers.at very reasonable prices.

Room Tip: Rooms with the jacuzzi are lovely on the 3rd floor, very clean , excellent views of the sea and pool
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Property: Doreta Beach Hotel
Address: Tholos 85106, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Rhodes > Tholos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #7 of 9 Hotels in Tholos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Doreta Beach Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 390
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Doreta Hotel is a modern and comfortable beachfront resort and spa property, located on the west coast of Rhodes Island, near the pretty village of Tholos, at a distance of 17km from the centre of Rhodes town. It's an ideal choice for those who would like to combine the unrivalled views of the blue Aegean with cooling breeze of the west coast. Has a great atmosphere, not only providing an excellent environment for families, but equally suitable for all guests. The spacious lawns leading down to the tree-lined beach is a fun place for children to play carelessly and safely. Hotel is an excellent base for exploring the countless beauties of the island, but it also provides an opportunity for a relaxed walk around taverns, shops and the traditional village of Tholos. It is no wonder that one third of our guests repeat their visit to our hotel. ... more   less 
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