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 Family Room with Balcony
Activity Double Room with Balcony
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Excellent family holiday
We stayed at the Holiday Village for a week, arriving home yesterday after a really nice family holiday for all of us. We went with our 5 children aged 11 to 17 years and stayed in two swim-ups in the Relax area, which was a great choice for us. Unfortunately, one of the rooms we were supposed to stay in went out of order before we arrived, so instead of two rooms next to each other, we were alotted one room in the 5500 block and one in the 5600 block until half way through our week stay, when another room became vacant in the 5500 block. This was of course not as optimal as having two rooms next to each other, as we are a family, but we managed all right. We were pleased with being in the 5500 block, as it is in the larger swimmingpool in the relax area with the swim-up bar. Pool was very nice and having swim-ups was an excellent choice, having our own terrasse with sun beds and direct access to the pool. Our terraces had both sun and shade during the day, which was perfect as it was very hot and sunny. I did notice, that by 8am all the sunbeds in the relax area were occopied with bathtowels, even though very few people were around. I found that very odd, I don't understand why people do this, and I do wish that the hotel would just remove the towels and make it clear that this kind of behaviour is unacceptable. It appeared to be the same problem in the activity area, all the sunbeds being occupied early by towels but their owners nowhere near, probably gone of to eat, sleep or whatever. Such a strange behavior and must be really annoying for those guests who actually wanted to lie by the pool or to go swimming, but couldn't get a sunbed. The food was really fine and better than we expected from an all-inclusive. Large variety on offer and easy for all 7 of us to find something we enjoyed at all meals everyday. The restaurant was busy, but everything was well managed and all the staff did a really good job. And credit to the management for always having sanitizers at the entry and even one of the staff members standing around all the time with sanitizer, just to remind the (hopefully few) guest, that still haven't understood the importance of sanitizing your hands before going to a buffet that caters for hundreds of people. We dined in the Italian and the American restaurants, the were both great, however the vine selection could defintely be improved. The activities - we didn't attend many of these, those we did varied in quality, some of the staff in charge being excellent (our girls had a great time canoing), while others seemed rather more inexperienced (drone flying for the boys was a bit of a disaster). The entertainment we stayed clear off, as we preferred having family time after dinner. The area around activity is quite noisy, so if you like entertainment and music it will be great to stay around there, but for us, the relax area was nice and quiet like we prefer it (entertainment at the hotel across the road rather loud however, but thankfully closed down around 11 pm). And yes, there is a bit of a walk to the restaurant, but it is only 5 minutes stroll, so unless you have something like a broken leg it really shouldn't be a problem. All in all, we had a really good time and found the hotel excellent with nice rooms, lovely pool areas, good food and helpful and attentive staff. So why only a four-star review? Well, while the hotel was great, we did find that not all the guests were. A bit to many heavily tatooed and groups of loud, half-drunk in the early afternoon (thankfully most of them left a few days after we arrived) for a family holiday (although they actually did have children with them). Too many people with rather bad manners (most of them british, sorry to say) pushing, being rude to staff, not picking up their own litter etc. which was both rather sad and annoying. And to top this off, the hotel had to shut down the large relax pool two afternooons in a row because of a child having an accident...(basically, there was poop in the pool) Now, I do know that this can happen, but two days in a row is just ridiculous, clearly some guests not bothering with putting their kids in swim diapers or keeping an eye on them. When children aren't toilet trained, they should of course stay in the baby pool, which is small and can quickly be emptied and cleaned. A gigantic pool...not so much. However, the hotel is in no way to blame for this and the staff managed the situation efficiently and correctly, calling people out of the pool, sealing it off and cleaning it through the night. For us, not being able to use the pool on the two last afternoons of our holiday was a bit of a loss. We could of course go off to one of the other pools, but rather spoils the point of a swim-up. To sum it up - I do think the hotel deserves a five-star review, but because of the behaviour of some of the guests, our week was a four-star experience. However, I would gladly recommend this hotel to everyone who is looking for a fantastic family holiday, if you know how to have a great time while being a good hotel guest (if not, then please stay away and don't ruin it for the rest of us, thank you very much)More
Fantastic Family Holiday!
We have just returned from a 11 night stay at HV Rhodes, travelling as a party of 6 ( 2 adults and 4 children, ( age 12, 9, 7 and 6). We stayed here in 2015, loved it so much and this time we were equally impressed on all levels. I really do not know why people are leaving negative reviews. Yes it is not like a 5 star hotel in Dubai, but for a family fun filled all inclusive holiday it ticks all the boxes. The hotel is extremely clean and tidy, all the hotel staff are very helpful and seem genuinely wanting to please. Free safe in room and WIFI. The buffet restaurant is a little cramped at times but considering the amount of guests that are eating do extremely well with accommodating everyone. The choice of food is endless, vast selection of salads, grilled meats, daily roast, kids buffet e.t.c. All well presented, delicious and constantly replenished. Im missing the food already now im back home. All of the first choice entertainment team work incredibly hard from morning to late night, i really do not know where they find their energy from. All were excellent, but i must say a special mention to Davey B who was simply amazing. He has bundles of energy, great dance moves and is a superb presenter. In fact im surprised he hasn't been snapped up by a tv company, could easily present Cbeebies as is fab with kids and even Big Brother- he has the X factor so watch this space Rylan Clark- you could easily be replaced. My daughter did the stage academy twice, a big thank you to Sarah and Callum who made it fun, she loved your sessions and agreed it was an improvement on Razzmatazz which she has done previously. The high ropes were fun although i would suggest doing it at 10 am when it's at its coolest as when we were there it was very hot. Pools were clean and fun, ( no code brown whilst we were there!), shop sells everything that kids would need on holiday. I would suggest bringing some inflatables if you can from home as they are quite expensive. The kids clubs were excellent, my youngest boys enjoyed all the sessions, and even my daughter who doesn't normally want to do kids clubs tried it and was hooked too. We spent most of the time around the activity pool. You could do as much or little as you liked. Lots of things going on such as aqua fit, water polo, quizzes, pool party ( where they pick out a prince and princess for the night after 3 party dances around the pool). Russell the Brussell is still a legend and my 2 youngest boys were addicted in trying to win the famous golden certificate. My husband did get up early each morning to get the sunbeds and he needed to stay there until 8am or else towels will be removed by the life guards. If you dont want to get up early then there will be spaces around the learning swimming pool, or in the water park but there are deckchairs at the waterpark and not sunbeds. We ate out in all 3 restaurants, the Italian, Greek and American and enjoyed all 3. The one suggestion i would make to the hotel is to change the way that reservations need to be made for these restaurants. You book 2 days in advance on an app, from 8am but by 8.02 am all the reservations are gone. Its impossible to do it quick enough if you are in a big party in a few rooms, but we went to reception and they kindly booked it on our behalf so i would suggest that if anyone else experiences difficulty dont leave and then moan, ask reception and im sure they will sort it out for you. I think this system could be reviewed by the hotel as i think it frustrates all the guests. My eldest son, age 12 found friends and spent a lot of time in the sports bar playing pool and watching sports which kept him amused. Waterpark was safe, not busy and great fun for kids. A lot of drinks are served in paper cups but I didnt have a problem with this, as would be more concerned with broken glass around the pool otherwise. The trip back to Rhodes airport was about 45 mins and surprisingly was quiet, we checked in straight away and started boarding very early, Quite amazing as last time it was horrendous so maybe we just timed it right this year. I was tempted with the VIP option but glad in the end that we didnt as wouldnt of spent any time at the airport. We had booked 2 activity rooms but I emailed the front office manager Celina in advance to see whether they could provide us with interconnecting rooms in the main hotel. Although we hadn't booked this she kindly sorted this out which made our life so much easier and avoided myself and my husband having to be split up into 2 rooms as there aren't rooms for 6 people. This way we could open the 2 rooms up into 1 and arrange the beds as we wanted. We have been to HV in Egypt, Tunisia, Costa Del Sol and would rate Rhodes as the best so far and would gladly re visit again if the price was competitive. We did notice a big price increase from 2 years ago but i think this is down to First Choice rather than Atlantica hotel. We have booked to go to Tenerife next year as it was a lot cheaper when looking to book so thought we would give this one a try. If you can afford to go, I would not hesitate in recommending this hotel, you will have a fabulous time.More
Caroline C C, 642238
Not the 5 star holiday we expected.
So, here we go. Arrived at about 4am, check in was quick and staff helpful. Glass of prosecco while we waited. Given our room swiftly and luggage was brought down to us by security. All good so far... Got into room which was clean and airy with plenty of storage and fantastic air conditioning system. Curtains were hanging off curtain rail but no big issue, shouldn't have been like that but hey ho... Went to the bathroom to use the toilet and was surprised to see the shower was filthy (will add pics) and the paint was literally peeling off the ceiling. That bath wasn't very clean and had had a bodge job repair done on it. Didn't complain about these issues as I firmly believe that 5 stars means just that and the room should've been perfect on arrival. Beds were comfortable but the pillows were tired and out of shape. However we did sleep ok as did our two children. We had a swim up room booked and expected to obviously be able to swim over to the pool bar during the day. Not the case, our small pool was allocated to the five or six rooms in our block. Not a big deal and I'm sure some would prefer this, but not what we expected and maybe Thomson should make this clear when you book. Beware however, guests DO contact the hotel requesting rooms with sun all day and these rooms are the ones that swim up into the main pool area. Unfair seeing as we all pay the same price and it should be pot luck where you end up... Pools were very clean and the lifeguards were helpful and had their minds on the job in hand. They pools were cleaned and had their chemicals checked every morning. We were in Relax and the bar staff at the pool bar were excellent! You do however get no snacks in the Relax area bar a few rock hard rolls to break your teeth on. The ice cream choice is pretty naff too. No lollies etc here, just a choice of watery Mister Whippy copies in three flavours that melt almost as soon as you leave the bar. I would've expected more choice regarding ices for the kids at the price we paid for our holiday!!! Drinks however were fine with a very extensive cocktail menu. Be aware however you cannot get a drink in Relax after 6pm, so if you want a chill on your terrace away from the busy activity side at night, you will either need to buy your own drinks or hike across to activity to get them and then hike all the way back to your room with them. Splash park was again very clean with helpful staff and lifeguards who made a fuss of the kids. Pirate Ship is excellent for the little ones and the slides for the bigger kids were rarely busy so no queueing there either. Irish Pub. Absolutely nothing like an Irish Pub. No atmosphere, just a load of seats and tables and a few TVs with no sound. Avoid the air hockey tables, they like to swallow your Euros and not always give you the puck. Seaside style grab machine didn't appear to deliver a teddy once either. Toilets however just outside this bar in activity reception were SPOTLESS!! Very clean and obviously done regularly to a high standard considering the amount of people using the limited facilities. Main Restuarant. This is where I really felt let down by the 5 stars. It's a cattle market type buffet. The food available was ok, just ok. Nothing spectacular. The kids menu was limited, very limited and a lot of the times the various foods on offer rarely complemented one and other. The tables and chairs you sit at are plastic. There are paper serviettes not napkins and no table service at all. Not even for drinks. Also the staff are like vultures when it comes to clearing your tables, it's literally cutlery down and whoosh, plate gone. In this respect you feel rushed while eating. My soup bowl was taken away while I was eating my bread and still dipping it. Spoon down, plate gone!! I have had much better food and dining experiences at four star resorts in the past and have always had table service for drinks. In this respect I do think the dining is three star quality and nowhere near five!! We did manage to get all three of the other restaurants after reception stepped in. These are a nightmare to book and the helpful staff on the front desk did so on our behalf. The Italian was lovely, the Greek nice, but not to my taste buds but my wife enjoyed it. West Bites to me was a let down. I had the steak which was pure gristle and chewy. All in all a good break for us, my four year old came on leaps and bounds with the pools etc, the staff are friendly and helpful. Always giving you the time of day and asking if you are ok.... In summary, a 4 star hotel at best with 3 star catering. Not worthy of the 5 star rating in my honest opinion and certainly not the price you are paying for the break. There are much better 4 star resorts out there that are much cheaper with better food, rooms and service. We wouldn't return to HV Rhodes. Some love the place, blimey you even dare be negative on the Facebook group and you're removed in seconds as is your post whether other people agree with you or not. I guess we are all different and it is up to the individual to make what they make of it.More
A perfect family holiday
As our first family holiday together we couldn't have a picked a better place. We stayed in the delux part of the hotel and were really pleased with our choice. The rooms were clean and cool perfect to escape the 30 degree heat. All the staff at every area were friendly and so lovely and kind to my girls and there wasn't anything that was too much trouble. There's a huge list of cocktails to enjoy and the slush puppies and unlimited ice creams were a firm favourite for my children. The reps were always on hand to help and offer advice on what to do. We enjoyed a 1/2 day trip into Rhodes which was enough time to see the sights and have an authentic Greek lunch. My children being 2 and 4 years wouldn't have coped with a lot longer there in the heat. The Greek and Grill is a must as a place to eat at the hotel. My only advice is to book through the reception as going through the online QR code was virtually impossible to get any availability. It's was fantastic to have a water park on site that we could visit whenever. The life guards worked hard to keep children safe and there was always plenty of space to sit. The evening entertainment wasn't our cup of tea but our children loved it. We enjoyed a great firework display and a brilliant BBQ and pool party (delux side) whilst we were there. We were advised if possible to go with the VIP airport package as Rhodes airport was notoriously bad. Again the best advice we took as check in took 2mins and we were sitting in the lounge a minute later enjoying the snacks and relaxing before our flight. In summary we couldn't have wished for a better holiday and we have already booked another holiday village for next year. More
Poor on so many levels
1. Check in, you leave your cases for porter to bring to room yet you get to room ages before your luggage so rather than it being classy & helpful it's annoying 2. 1st impressions.... well late flight arrivals are allowed to go to restaurant for a snack..... Ha Ha it's boiling hot and late at night.... on offer 2 types of hot soup!! Greek salad or a awful sticky cold pasta dish..... Brilliant 3. Restaurant service area just not big enough or open enough to cope with size of hotel guests each day 4. Alternative restaurants can't be booked until you have a room number on arrival & are booked 48 hours in advance so when you arrive you've got no choice for 2 days, poor if it's a 7 day holiday! 5. Restaurants are booked by 'Phone App' from 8am each day, by 8.01am the Italian is full so chances are you won't get in unless lucky 6. Food is average at best and most meat dishes aren't the best and can be fatty 7. Plates take a while to be cleared too 7. Pool bar area, staff often busy serving endless coke & slush to kids you might wait a while, even ice-creams aren't in a 'help yourself fridge' so staff serving that too 8. Rooms clean and tidy 9. Poolside clean but not enough bins, no recycle bin and lots of paper cups blowing around 10. If you stay in the Deluxe side of the village you have a grim walk under the subway to get to the bar/restaurant/entertainment area 11. Choose to stay poolside during the day and you can get a bun with a lettuce leaf and a postage stamp of ham and cheese or carton of nice feta salad.... nothing else or the grim walk to the over crowded service areas of the restaurant (sufficient seating though) 12. Very small town 10-15 minutes walk along a awful backroad not pretty or scenic, the town typical fake handbags, perfume, karaoke & car rentals 13. Beach close by, decent but pebbles not sand, shame as nicer than the hotel. Finally not hotels fault but if you are choosing it as a destination be warned our flight pilot announced all flights into Rhodes are delayed as the tiny airport can't cope, sure enough we waited 1 hour to take off as did other guests from several different airports, luggage handling also slow so you can add 1 1/2 to 2 hours to your travel time if that's important to you. (Both ways) Ok that's about it, it's not the hotel for me. More
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