I booked in Doreta Beach hotel in reluctance and pre conceived opinions. Therefore, I feel it’s my duty to write a review just with facts I gathered rather than my opinion.
First thing first please cancel your transfers as taxi from airport is 13.50 euro and 2.90 euro by bus. Last bus (no 26) from air port is just after 22:30.
If you arrive after 23:00 hrs you will miss your all inclusive privileges that’s includes water. There is a vending machine for water, crisp, sweets and rolls.
You have to hand in your passport in order for it to be logged in police data. It’s a Greek legal requirement not a hotel policy. You can collect your passport once it has been logged.
If you are not happy with your room then the helpful reception staff will change you to other, but remember they are only human therefore can only change room what they have and available, cant magic one up to your expectation. They changed for me and all rooms were clean and tidy. All rooms get cleaned daily and towels and bed lining will be changed at your request.
Air-conditions in public area is none existence so be prepare to sweat. Inside bar is very hot and noisy where they hold their entertainment. The head of entertainment is a very friendly Greek fellow but do not have any entertainment skill. (That’s being polite)
Food in the restaurant is repetitive and bland but plentiful. There will always be something you like. No themed menu. Don’t blame the staff or the manager if you don’t like the food or lack of restaurant staff. I will explain latter.
You have to get up early to get a bed in your desire spot although you are able to get one till 8 am. I had to get up at 6 am to get my bed, but to be honest I enjoyed the calm and the view (made some friends too). It amazed me how people complained about unattended towels left on sun bed then doing exactly so.
I witnessed the pools getting cleaned and water checked every day. It is deep and not suitable for non swimmers, having said that there are three areas in the pool they can use.
Pool bar staff may come across unfriendly but it is may be reaction of other ignorant guest and there were few. I got good service and friendly response from all.
If have a complain then deal with the hotel manager directly as he carries the responsibility and generally cause of it. He is elusive, uncreative, in other word useless. Don’t blame the staff they are great. I had some chosen word with him and got some result. It is true and fact that the staffs at Doreta haven’t been paid for three months. They are all under staffed and exhausted. Please support the staff and complain to the manager DIRECTLY.
It’s a good hotel.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Doreta Beach Hotel Rhodes/Tholos, Greece
- Doreta Beach Tholos
- Doreta Beach Rhodes
- Doreta Beach Resort