The positives were a great price for all inclusive (more on that later) with the added bonus of an upgrade on arrival with a private pool in one of the suites.
However, I’m afraid these were the only positives from our point of the view. We found the majority of the staff to be sullen and not very welcoming - not sure of this was because of being towards the end of a long summer or because we were British? A particular waiter for example would barely acknowledge you throughout service but would shake hands, smile and even man hug a neighbouring European table!
The all inclusive was very restricted - throughout the lead up to our holiday we often wondered how they can make a profit. Easy, let’s restrict you to 2 small glasses of wine per dinner service, 1 cup of coffee at breakfast and generally make you feel like you’re a nuisance when ordering food or a drink.
The food in the buffet restaurant was repetitive and Greek night was the only decent offering. We appreciate they’re catering to several nationalities but come on, this is a Greek hotel - why offer school dinner quality spag Bol and poor quality Asian food?!
This was our first visit to Rhodes and leave with the view that the hotel is possibly living on past glories - certainly not 5 star - and suffers from our point of view of being out of town within a very run down, desolate area with no decent amenities outside of the hotel.