You can expect non-stop activities, loads of pools and an adventure splash park at this five-star hotel.
Holiday Village Rhodes gets top marks for its pool scene – you’ve got lively ones, quiet ones, and a massive splash park with slides and a lazy river. As for bedrooms, they’re really smart, with design-mag décor.
The restaurant count includes a trio of à la cartes, and when it comes to activities, stuff like kayaking, football and tennis is on the agenda. The beach is only a five-minute walk away, too.
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The ultimate action-packed holiday
- 'HV Live' entertainment, exclusive to Holiday Villages'
- Clubs for 0 to 11 year olds, run to UK standards
- Meet-and-greets with the Widgets
- Expert-run swim, stage and football academies
- Outdoor activities including archery, Water Walkerz and raft-building
- Child-friendly buffets and at least 2 à la carte restaurants
Food & Drink
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1 visit per week to each of the 3 à la carte restaurants. Breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Clubhouse if you're staying in a room in the Deluxe Area. Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Ice-cream.
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First Choice Kids' Club
This Holiday Village has a First Choice Kids’ Club that’s split into age groups. There’s Little Stars for 3 to 5 year olds, Super Stars for 6 to 8s and Mega Stars for 9 to 11s. They’re open 7 days a week and most activities are completely free. There’s also a Twinkle Stars crèche manned by qualified UK staff.
With waterslides, not to mention an impressive adventure park. For the 3 larger slides here, kids need to be at least 10 years old, or over 1.2m in height from the shoulders down. And for the smaller slide, at least 6 years old, or over 0.9m from the shoulders down. The pirate ship is suitable for kids of all ages.
Evening entertainment programme
Our First Choice team have put together a cast of highly trained entertainers, offering an exciting and diverse range of shows, fun and activities. The programme includes themed and party nights, pop shows, kids' entertainment and colourful shows. And from time to time, there's also bingo and cabaret.
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Activity Double Room in the main building with Balcony
Relax Family Room Partition and Balcony
These relax family rooms feature a cool colour scheme. You’ll have a queen-size bed and 1 sofa bed in the bedroom for 1 adult or 2 children. There’s a partition for separating the room at night. Outside you’ll find a balcony for that bit of extra space. Plus rooms come with mini-fridge, satellite TV and air-conditioning.
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9 of us visited holiday village for a week.. We stayed in relax and it was perfect for us, pool bar, 3 pools, a mini one for kids, sunshine, great food at the buffet, ate in the Italian and steak house, lovely but be warned there is a lot of food, we struggled! Entertainment in evening great for kids then later on music for the grown ups.. Didn't spend much time in the rooms but everything we needed was in them. We visited the beach 5 mins walk from the hotel and did jet skis and parachute. Really helpful and friendly.. Staff at the hotel are great and very helpful.. We loved it! More
Good Relaxing Family Holiday
I visited this hotel in May 2017 with my Husband and 2 children ages 9 and 8 yrs. We booked a Swim-up Pool room in the deluxe area. First impressions were good - the room seemed spacious and clean and bathroom facilities were good. The hotel itself is split into different areas/sections - Activity (is right in the middle in the heart of the entertainment and near the main restaurant and waterpark), Relax (is next to the deluxe area- we did walk through it and it seemed nice) and Deluxe, which has its own entrance and only people who are staying in this section can use these facilities. There is also a seperate restaurant for deluxe guests. We only ever ate in the Deluxe Restaurant - so I cannot comment on the main area restaurant. The food - was good, plenty of choice for all three main meals and the evening meal is served at the table, which was a nice touch. The seating in the restaurant is comfortable and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Drinks - overall are you typical all inclusive drinks and alcohol - the cocktails were nice and our children enjoyed the kids cocktails and slush puppy drinks. The only thing I think on this front that would be nice would be to have small bottled waters available from the bar and maybe also some packets of crisps as a snack. The Swimming Pools - were freezing - I think we were prepared for this as it was early in the season, but our little girl only ever managed 20mins maximum at one time in the pool as she was just so cold. The pools are set out well and although we had a swim-up room with loungers, there were always plenty of sunbeds around the pool area. Downside with the pools were - they didn't seem to be cleaned very well or very frequently - there was often things floating in the pool water and around our swim-up room there was a scum that gathered - it was not pleasant! There is no sunbed drink service - I think that in a 5 star resort this really should be available. This also meant that glasses were not collected through the day and they just built up around the sunbeds and tables. The Room - was nice and had everything we needed. The maid service was not that good and some days our room was not cleaned until 5pm. we did have to ask for drinks to be topped up in our mini bar on several occasions as this was not done. Also, no cups or glasses that you use are removed from the room and we had to keep taking these back to the bar. Our swim-up room didn't get any sun throughout the day, which was a shame. Entertainment - Our little boy did the Football Academy and really enjoying this. The evening entertainment is your usual holiday stuff - a little bit cheesy, but was fine and the kids enjoyed it. The Waterpark - was ok and the children spent quite a lot of time in here. Downsides are that the seats in that area are really uncomfortable and lots of the flooring within the waterpark pool is very rough - both our children cut themselves on it. Area - the area is nice, its quiet and only a 10min walk to the local shops. You can get a bus into the Rhodes Town, which we did and then got a taxis back. There is a Beach 5mins walk away. Overall - For us, we had a nice relaxing time and spent time as a family. I think it is overpriced for what you are getting as we stayed in the hotel next to this one a few years ago (The Aegean Blue - owned by the same chain of hotels) and it was much better and alot cheaper. Lots of the activities that are put on are mainly for younger children, so if you have children 8 years and above I would think of that before you book here. I don't think this is a 5 star hotel as unfortunately little bits let it down. Would I return here - yes, but only as a last minute cheap deal - I just don't think its worth the expensive price tag.More
Really lovely hotel
We are on our last day of a 1 week holiday here and I can honestly say that this is a really great hotel. I've read previous reviews where people seem to think this is not a 5* compared to other resorts they have stayed in, let me say that we have been lucky enough to stay in some of the worlds most luxurious hotels, we are even returning to the Atlantis the palm in Dubai next month and I would still rate this hotel as a 5* however i wouldn't even think of comparing a small Mediterranean hotel in Rhodes to an unofficial 6* hotel we have stayed in in the past because the 2 locations are completely different and offer a different type of holiday. I wouldn't expect the grandness and luxury I've seen in other hotels. The hotel is beautiful, the buildings are very charming, the rooms are modern, clean, spacious and well laid out. The bathroom (massive thing in our family) is again very modern with 2 showers and a bath. The rooms are cleaned everyday and we have watched the cleaners wash down walls and clean the glass balconies daily! There is a mini fridge which is restocked daily and free of charge ( we've stayed in very very expensive 5* hotels who don't even do this!). There are 3 pools in the activity part where we stayed and we managed to get a bed every morning right outside our room with no fuss. The hotel is split into 3 hotels. This confused us massively at first when the coach, after leaving the deluxe area, seemed to drive 5 miles in the opposite direction. Not to worry though, one way streets was the cause of this and we soon found ourselves next door! First impressions were good, the reception is big enough for the size of the hotel and the reception staff were so friendly and not pushy like most all inclusive resorts and holiday villages we have stayed in in the past. Check in was quick and we were offered drinks which was a nice treat. We also had sandwiches in our rooms which was a nice touch but we didn't eat ours as it was almost midnight. To in the room offers about 6 English speaking channels. Did notice Disney Jnr for the kids too! The pool layout is great for kids the pool is not too deep either. Towels can be rented from the reception. We were opposite some swim up rooms and I must say, they seem a bit pointless as they only had sun in the morning and were in shade after lunchtime and a lot of families seemed to branch out and get sun beds around the pool. We requested a pool view before we came and the request was granted. The pool entertainment is typical of a first choice holiday. The reps play games and host quizzes, which despite how reluctant you are not to officially participate, you find yourself joining in at some point. The water park is small but enjoyable especially for little ones. The high ropes looked fun also! There are so many fun things to do for kids that some families we thought were single couples like us until we saw them in the evenings. The a la carte restaurants are also great, keep reading how people can't get booked? We booked on the Atlantic hotels app sometimes late in the day and could book up to 2 days in advance. The only one we didn't try was the Italian but it seemed nice. Also nice to be waited on whilst you're on holiday! The buffet is nice, the food quality is great and I'm a fussy eater. My partner witnessed someone dropping tongs and a member of staff rushed over and removed them before the person could touch the food with them. Impressive, slightly over the top but good to know they care. Evening entertainment is so good for the kids, a lot of money has been invested and you can tell because the shows are great and the kids love it! The kids show is always followed by a game show for the adults which is funny to watch and the area is outside which makes a lovely change for a beaten up room where you have to fight for seats! I hate bands and acts but I must admit some of them were entertaining and fun to watch! The staff are great and really make an effort with everyone. Nothing is too much trouble for them. We ventured out and there are a couple of shops right outside the hotel, a few restaurants and a couple of bars. We walked to eucalyptus street, about a 15 min walk, same sort of thing a small strip with bars, shops and restaurants. This seemed to be mostly filled with the people from the bigger local hotels. We didn't stay long as I don't tend to buy fake goods but it was ok to get out the hotel. One night we got a taxi to Faliraki (€23 in a cab and about 15 mins) and another night Rhodes town (€38 and about 30 mins) . Rhodes old town IS A MUST! so beautiful and great atmosphere! Didn't attempt the beach as heard it was rocky but you can see the sea on strolls in the evenings. We must have got a great deal too as this was one of our cheapest holidays we've been on! All in all a very nice Mediterranean holiday! More
My thoughts so far...
We are still on holiday here but I would like to share my experience so far so here goes... We are room 4301 and staying in the deluxe area, is it worth the money? For us yes we are very glad we paid extra and upgraded and the swim up room is fantastic-shaded in the morning and sun all afternoon, just a quick swim across the pool to the bar and a nice relaxing pool area which is what we were looking for. The only reason I feel it is overpriced is i have noticed maintenance issues which require attending to -I know managers will read when I post this but if not I will report to reception- (there are pool tiles that have come loose outside our room,not good when children in pool) (the pool steps are loose also) - I appreciate unless these issues are raised how would management be aware of them, but I also feel it is these types of things that need to be resolved to keep the hotel to the standard it is quoting to be. The positives- when we arrived we were welcomed with a glass of bubbles and orange juice- our cases were taken straight to our room, nice and organised. We ran out of bottled water for making bottles for our baby, husband called to ask for more and within the hour we had a number of bottles bought to our room- thank you! I see people having issues booking restaurants- no issue for me so far, we are booked into the American and the Italian and I can't wait- how did I do it? I had the app downloaded and clicked on my restaurant at 8am to get it booked, I'm sure this is the quickest way and yes it meant I had to wake up when family are still asleep but most of you brits are up at the crack of dawn putting towels on sun beds so view this as a similar chore and you will be fine! The negative- unfortunately this is the down side for us and we have only been here for 3 days, my toddler came down with the most horrendous sickness bug and I am hoping she is better today as we have lost a good day and a half of our holiday because she was so poorly. I have been a holiday rep myself and know that these bugs do go around- is it a bug, is it the food, is it the heat? Who knows? When there are so many people in a hotel at once it would be impossible to stop this completely but there are some basics that need to be met.... there is hand sanitiser at the entrance to restaurants and I notice people are using this, good work by the guests, however, I made a big complaint on my first night when we decided to go to the activity restaurant for dinner so our toddler could watch the show- glasses that were being put out for use were filthy, lip marks and not clean or good enough. I appreciate staff are very busy but this is basic hygiene and someone needs to be wiping these glasses down before they are put back out. Children's plates- fine but the children's cutlery has made me angry, most it has seen better days and is quite chewed and also not enough of it. These are from ikea and cost next to nothing- please buy more Mr Hotel Manager as this hotel is focused on children and making them eat off huge forks when they have run out is not fair. The good thing is that when I called reception to ask for our room to be cleaned due to toddler sickness a maid was with us very quickly and changed all bedding and washed everything down very well, the room is spotless and I'm positive these actions will help to stop this spreading, a big thanks to her for doing such a good job. It is our wedding anniversary on 23rd June and spending a lot of time in our room due to toddler bedtime and our newborn baby I am hoping we may be able to arrange for some champagne to celebrate and will speak with reception who have been very helpful to us. Just another note for deluxe guests is we paid the deposit and got the PlayStation controllers to entertain poorly toddler- we did bring lots of dvds out with us..but there are in fact lots of films to view on our PlayStation so this is so worth it when the little ones need a break from the sun. Ps- don't bring inflatables like we did, there are absolutely loads of these in the pool that everyone can use, funny when it's windy and they are blowing everywhere! More
Definitely not 5 star - Far from it
So before I start writing my expectations were for the price paid and reviews on trip adviser this would be a 5 star hotel or close to it. Unfortunately as you'll read below the hotel or service does not come close. We have stayed in some 4 star hotels in Cuba/Dominican and 5 star in Thailand. This hotel falls well far short of those standards. We stayed in the delux villa which baring a few badly filled in holes was the highlight of the holiday We arrived late and paid for private taxi. This took 25 minutes. Thompson reps at airport guided us to our taxi who then took us to the wrong hotel entrance. So 2 adults 2 kids (1&3) 2 luggages 2 hand luggages were put on a golf buggy (obviously not safe) And taken to the correct reception. On arrival we were met by a man screaming at the receptionist. Not great first impressions telling us that his family were really ill. As we got in late we were informed that there were sandwiches in the fridge 😂 there were 3 sandwiches, if that is what you call a slice of ham and a leaf of lettuce between bread. The thought was 5 star the execution was 1 star. These sandwiches were still in the fridge when we left a week later!! I paid an extra premium as I hate the feeling of being in a canteen and queueing for food when on holiday. Unfortunately the delux restaurant was terrible. Breakfast and lunch is buffet but on a smaller scale with less variety than then the main buffet. It is a lot calmer though. The only difference is you get served drinks although they can take 15 minutes to come so you might as well go to the main buffet. The first experience of eating dinner at the delux restaurant resulted in a wait over 40 minutes. Bare in mind that there are only 5 things to pick from. The second time we walked out as the food took too long again. I've not worked in a restaurant but my thought was how bad could it go if your only serving 5 things? Starters were self service buffet. On top of this staff were demotivated and lacking any personality. No engagement with us or the kids. On experiencing this I complained to which I was met with "what do you want me to do" there were people leaving and it was busy. I could not believe the sheer incompetence and divergence of responsibility. Surely management would know how many people are leaving and when and staff accordingly to meet higher demand. Not this place. Very poor organisation and planning with a let's see what happens approach. It's near in impossible to book the a la carte restaurants - no exaggeration. Luckily we are up a 6 so went on the app bang on 8am. Download it before you go. The restaurants were just ok with the Greek one the only place that offers service expected. The hotel is on a very big plot out in the middle of nowhere. From the villa to the main activity area was a 15 minute walk including an underpass so we missed most of it as couldn't be bothered to walk down. It seems as though the hotel expanded and built the dulux and tropical areas at a later date. I may be wrong but what other reason could there be a road separating it in half. There are so many people. It's a mass market product where you feel like cattle. There was no personal touch and staff can't remember that they spoke to you 5 minutes before. It may have been different when smaller but it's clearly at times over run and chaotic and seems as though they are just chasing as much 💰possible Mosquitoes are a problem even with repellant. We took all the measures which unfortunately did not help. We got told that the airport in Rhodes is a disaster. We had to part with 80 enduros to avoid this. Last 2 days the kids were ill. We sanitised their hands before they ate religiously. They only ate chicken nuggets so could not have been the food. They must have got the bugs from the pools or the ice in drinks. On the plane home both my wife and I were also sick. As one of them was vomiting we asked to stay in the room to prevent him doing this in the lobby whilst waiting for our taxi. They let us stay in our room an hr later. We had previously Paid for late check out which runs till 6pm. They also offered a cinema room and I thought they might actually care. The cinema had a bed made and a cot which I thought was great. Unfortunately they told another family who were also sick to go there. The lady had seen a doctor and was advised not to fly. Why on earth they thought we would want to be in the same room shows how much the hotel care about their guests. You get the feeling they do as little possible to keep you quiet. To make things better there were cockroaches and mosquitoes. At this point I must say that the cleaning lady who did our room was lovely and seemed the only one that any sympathy when we had two poorly children!! To summarise it just simply isn't a 5 star hotel so don't pay 5 star prices. Whilst areas of the hotel might be aesthetically pleasing this does not make the hotel 5 star. I'm sure if you are able to look at the reviews over the last year this place would only get 3-4 stars on trip adviser which shows the deteriorating trend and downward path this hotel is on. More
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