Amathus Elite Suites5.0 out of 5.0
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Stayed there in august 2016 in one of the rooms with a private pool which was excellent in the summer heat, and even more so once we got some inflatable (they will inflate it in the shops or at the hotel for you) thingies to lounge on in the pool. Well worth the extra money if you prefer a little privacy. Service was generally friendly and good, food also generally good... although honestly a little hit and miss. We missed Greek food at the hotel (you can get that at other places in the area but with the heat we just weren't bothered going anywhere else). Although in fainess they did have a "Greek night" (you get a pre-set menu, no choices to choose between)... not sure that was worth the extra cost though. Just a couple of options of Greek food would have been nice. They also had a Lobster night at extra cost, but since neither one of us likes lobster we skipped that. There is a small mini-market in the sister hotel next door which can supply you with basics, drinks, snacks, floaties, souvenirs and the like. Firendly staff as well there. Eating in the a la carte restaurant had the beat food, live music that seemed a little intrusive at times (not Greek music either) and very slow service which simply seemed the way they did things. The expectation was that you would want to prolong your dining experience when in reality some nights you - or at least we did - just want some food and get on with things. Excellent mushrooms and good pasta, though. The buffet restaurant was a quicker way of eating if you did not arrive too late, the food was not up to the same stadard though. Service was ok but they were so busy so it was not the same standard as in the a la carte. I'd say the a la carte was 4* and the buffet 3*. We ate there some evenings anyway, since we did not always want to spend an entire evening at the a la catre restaurant and both were included in our board. Breakfast was good for Greek standards with very thoughtful service. You also have the option of getting breakfast in your room which we often did (breakfast on your own terrace anyone?). The option is free although we always tipped whoever brought it for us. Also note, that there is more choice if you have breakfast in the restaurant, although you'd eat indoors then. That being said, we never really lacked anything when we had breakfast on our terrace in the sun. The city is close by but too far for a walk. If you go early the city is far less crowed than later in the day... around 11-12 it starts filling up. Very nice old town, lovely rustic feel. Lots of cats sleeping everywhere. It's a taxi ride away and worth a visit We also went to Lindos because *everyone* said we should, but that was a disappointment. The city itself is fine but big cruise ships stop there and the city was absolutely packed. The small streets are full of shops displaying so much merchandise that you can't really see the building in many places. Also, they have a donkey taxi-service in the small streets, where the sad creatures are herded around. They crap everywhere and more often than not are close to knocking people over. The herders seem quite bossy, expecting everyone to jump out of the way whereever they go. No idea why the city allows that, the whole concept is awful. Lindos possibly was great once, but frankly we didn't see any of that. All in all I'd say good value for money, although I'd skip Lindos if I were to go back. That's hardly the hotel's fault, though!
I spent ten days at the Amathus Elite Suites in early August with my adult children. We decided against a private swimming pool, having been put off by reviews that spoke about water splashing over the edge of the pool. Having been there, I cannot see how this is possible and would consider the pool on a return visit, mostly because the resort pool is shut from 7pm and it would have been lovely to have an evening swim. The upside was that we could always get a seat at the pool. The black pool was simply perfect - great size, perfect temperature and depth. The courtyard around the pool was sheltered from wind and close to the spa facilities. There was great pool-side service and the menu although small was extremely tasty and very affordable. We loved the meals - we had a half board deal and the food was excellent with great variety and quality. We signed up for the Greek and Lobster themed nights, for which we paid a surcharge. On reflection, the Greek night was disappointing but we loved the lobster meal. There was background entertainment that was enjoyable without being intrusive. The staff were brilliant and provided excellent service. The meals were served outside and although it was warm, it was manageable. Breakfasts were served indoors where there was air conditioning. There was a lovely view of the sea from the restaurant. The room was luxurious and well-fitted: very comfortable beds, thick towels, upmarket toiletries and small touches like a loofah and Nespresso machine as well as little treats every day added to the experience of feeling spoiled. We had a room on the highest level that had a great view of the sea and no noise from the road separating the hotel from the beach. There was a balcony with a table and chairs but no loungers - another reason to have the room with a private pool. There was a little bit of a trek to get from the pool to the room, with two lifts. We used the gym often - the equipment was very good and there was a good weights section. We did not use the hairdresser but did go to the spa. I was very impressed with the way it has been fitted out. The hammam was great and there was also a jacuzzi and sauna with great spaces to relax in the darkened rooms. The treatment rooms were finished to a high quality and I was pleased with the treatments I had - massage, head massage and facial special for ninety minutes. The beautician didn't talk through what she was doing during the facial but I prefer to relax in silence. The hotel generously supplies drinks and snacks all day in the foyer and we often ended up playing cards and having a nibble in the afternoon. There was also tea, coffee, cakes and even stronger liquor for a pre-dinner aperitif. Although we could have used the larger adjoining hotel, we didn't. We had a look around but it was a much bigger and less personal experience. We went into the old city of Rhodes one evening because it was so very hot. The taxi was around twelve euros. Mostly we relaxed at the pool, swam, read books and used the gym. The temperatures were consistently in the mid thirties so sightseeing felt difficult. I was pleased we had the half board option because once in the bustle of the city, we were approached regularly by people hawking their goods and restaurants. It was very touristy and busy. I would highly recommend the hotel.
This was our second visit to the Elite Suites and it’s still very good. As others have mentioned the location is not the best, particularly if you don’t like traffic noise. The rooms are still excellent and the maids come in every day and go a great job. Daria and her team are always willing to help you and give you advice in the concierge area. We stayed half-board and the breakfast and evening meals in the restaurant cannot be faulted the staff are great. Recommend hiring a car, cost us approx. €40 from the main hotel for a small car. Allowed us to spend a few hours at a sandy beach and then drive over the mountains to Embona Village where there are lots of small wineries and tastings. We also spent a day in Rhodes town. A couple more tips are: make sure you ask questions, only on the last day did we hear that we would have qualified for a discount in the (expensive) Spa. Took as two days to realise you can ask for a latte at breakfast otherwise you will only get filter coffee. The gym is good although like all hotel gyms a few things don’t fully work LOL. Outdoor pools are a bit cold. I can sum this review up by adding “if I could move the Elite Suites to a sandy beach away from the road I would go back for a third time!”
The hotel was brilliant with any questions we had prior to arriving, responding quickly. On arrival we felt very welcomed and accommodated, handed a glass of sparkling wine, and pointed to the free canapés and drinks in the foyer. We stayed half board and was told we could be flexible with our lunch / dinner arrangements and swap one for the other, which is fantastic when you want to go out in the evening, your not missing out on the food you have paid for. The room was incredible, hairdryer, housekeeping twice a day, reasonable and extensive room service, pillow menu which we took full advantage of. Treats on our pillow each evening. The woman who did the towels and treats in the evening was lovely and she gave us extra on our final night which was warmly received! The bed was firm and comfortable. The air conditioning was off due to the cooler climate at that time of year (Oct), a lot of people are commenting on the cold water in the pool, yes the pool was cold, however it was incredibly refreshing after a day in the sun. We used the spa daily, the facilities in the spa were incredible, steam room is vast, sauna and jacuzzi were lovely, we had a massage and couples bath, the couples bath was by far the least impressive as it was just a warm jacuzzi bath. Similar to the actual jacuzzi, but not as hot. However the massage left us both feeling amazing! The food is incredible, breakfast has a huge selection and they will also cook fresh for you, lunch and dinner the selection is good and varied but not a wide range for veggies and vegans would struggle, similar to gluten intolerant, I hoped for more traditional greek food but each meal I tried I was not disappointed. Highly recommend the chocolate soufflé! The front desk was always super helpful, obtaining dinner info for us etc, recommending places for us to go. All the staff were very very friendly, their spoken english was brilliant, from those on front desk to the housekeepers. We went here having never done this type of holiday before and we were hugely impressed, we were very relaxed upon departure and would highly recommend Amathus Suites.
I've just returned for a 7 night stay at the Amathus Elite Suites with my girlfriend. The Amathus Elite Suits form part of the much larger Amathus Hotel, I'd read many review so was prepared for this. We stayed in a suite with its own pool (room 154), the room was excellent with lovely views and really food facilities. We were a little disappointed with the private pool as the patio was never in direct sunlight so could not be used to sunbathe so therefore had to use the main hotel pool. Which wasn't an issue in low season but I've been told it gets very congested in high season There are a number of signs around the pool area advising residents that reserving sunbeds is not allowed, which in my opinion is a good idea. Unfortunately this rule was not being enforced and towels were being left in the prime sunbeds before the sun came up and the culprits not using the beds until mid-day. Despite these two minor issues the hotel is very good, especially the very high level of customer service. The restaurant staff were very friendly without being over familiar, the bar staff and pool staff were excellent. I'd also like to highlight the fantastic quality of the food, we ate in the main restaurant every night, the choice was excellent and never disappointed, the wine was very good and at a reasonable price. In summary I think it's a very good hotel at an excellent price and fully intend on returning.
We stayed for a week in a suite with pool - it was amazing- comfortable bed exceptionally clean room throughout and the most attentive and friendly staff that I have ever met nothing was too much trouble. Food in the elite restaurant was varied and delicious. Thank you! Anna and Frances
We stayed in EliteSuites with a private pool and garden room for a week. Room was spacious, clean, beautifully decorated and equipped with all luxurious amenities including button enabled blinds, WiFi enabled Android Tele, espresso coffee machine, designer brand toiletries from BVLGARI in bathroom and spacious cupboards. In addition Beautifully maintained Private pool and garden with a spacious area to relax was a treat. The room service was prompt and the restaurant was great for breakfast and dinner. We bought a half board package which proved to be awesome as it allowed us to have the relaxing evenings dining in the elite suite Ala Carte restaurant. The food was top quality and delicious not to mention the wonderful and smiling staff which made the evenings even more comforting. We missed dinner on one day as we went out and ate in town, when informed to reception staff they gave us a lunch in exchange which was a show of true courtesy to the guests. First time in my holiday experience I noticed a reception always stocked up with snacks, drinks including whiskey, tea coffee free of cost for the guests to enjoy while they are going out and about. This was just amazing as we never felt leftout to buy snacks from market while we are relaxing in hotel after a swim or in between meals. There are many other superb points I could mention but in short this was a 7Star experience with luxury, comfort, great service and awesome food. We would for sure be going there again and I highly recommend it!
The rooms are lovely. We had a private pool, with steps down to a walled off garden area, which connected with the main garden. The staff in reception, the restaurant, the spa, and cleaners were great, and could not have been more helpful. As other reviewers have noted the hotel is close to the main airport to Rhodes Town road, which is busy and can be noisy. The beach can be reached by a tunnel that goes under the road. I would thoroughly recommend the Elite Suites. We had the half-board option, and the meals were excellent.
We stayed here last month in a room with Pool and Garden. It looks great in the photos but reality is different. The pool is not heated so this is definitely one for the brave, perhaps to wake you up first thing in the morning! There is no privacy when you are in the garden just some tatty hedges about a metre high. The sun was in the garden most of the day. It didn’t get to the decking just outside the room until late in the day. Our room was said to have a sea view, yes that’s true if you stand on the walkway over the pool on your tippitoes. One thing we arrived around 22:30 but we were not told that room service was available at that time. Shame as were a bit peckish after our long journey. Traffic noise. Just beyond our garden and hidden by a tall hedge is the road to the Airport or Rhodes Town. It is noisy especially when the scooters and motor bikes let rip! Thanks to double glazing it didn’t disturb our sleep but we were conscious of it when relaxing outside our room. The same applies to the beach as it too borders the same road. The fact that there is a tunnel under the road to get to the beach confirms the view that it is busy. Yes we were there near the end of the season but we thought the area outside the room to be more than a little tired. The property is in a separate building but it doesn’t feel exclusive. As an example there is pool with sun loungers exclusively for the use of Suites customers and there is a sign to say so. However there is an exception whereby SPA customers from the main hotel can also use the loungers. As Suite customers have different coloured towels from the main hotel you can see who’s who. All we can say is the SPA must be doing very well despite being very expensive. Incidentally the SPA locker room is badly in need of some TLC. We went for B&B. The breakfast was excellent with a huge choice to suit all tastes. It has a hot buffet and they will cook items on the menu including eggs. The service in the restaurant was really good from the friendly team. This same restaurant became A la Carte in the evening. We tried it once. We discussed with the manager what we would like. Unfortunately for one of us the starter and main course was a disaster. Shame the manager was let down by the kitchen. You can eat in the main hotel where the evening buffet at 20 Euros is good value for money. Otherwise you can eat in one of the many restaurants within 10 minutes walk. A nice touch is the tea/coffee or something stronger with canapés that is available free of charge in the reception area. The reception staff are very competent and friendly. headed up by Daria. The same applies to the Housekeeping staff. You must of course visit Rhodes Old Town which is only a 2 euro bus ride away. It’s a good place to go in the evening where there are plenty of places to eat. We also visited Lindos. This is a popular seaside town for visitors. Its very hilly although there are donkeys to help you!! To sum up the staff are very helpful and friendly but the property, does not, in our opinion quite reach 5* status. Nevertheless we had a great time.
We stayed in the Elite Suites in the end of August, we had such a lovely time.Rooms are spacious and well equipped but the most important is the staff!They will do everything for you to make you feel welcomed.They seem to be very happy working here, nothing is too much trouble for them.Everything was just perfect from the warm welcome, Daria showing us our room till the spotless service of Varkarola. Emy and her team is doing a faultless job. We travel a lot but it is the first time I feel I should write a review. We will be back!
- Free full breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Located in Ixia, Amathus Elite Suites is within a few miles (5 km) of popular sights such as Acropolis of Rhodes and Temple of Apollo. This 37-room, 5-star hotel has free breakfast, a full-service spa, and a private beach. Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes and Archaeological Museum of Rhodes are also nearby.
Free full breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. This hotel serves as home to a restaurant, which has pool views, along with a bar. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service.
The 37 soundproofed accommodations feature furnished balconies or patios and afford space to spread out with living rooms. LCD TVs come with satellite channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in pillow menus and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Sofa beds, minibars, and coffee makers are also standard.
Guests of Amathus Elite Suites enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a ferry terminal shuttle. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a health club, an outdoor tennis court, and free WiFi in public areas.
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98% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 647 reviews