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Ixian All Suites by Sentido - Adults Only

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

overall this hotel is what I expected, typical 3-4 star Greek all inclusive with local branded alcohol, a buffet style restaurant with a couple of al a carte restaurant's. service is very good, from the front desk, the guest relation's guy Christos & all the bar staff. there is a variety of rooms, so check what you book, the range from basic rooms, to suites, you can have a basic room with either a sea view or inland view, there as suites with private roof top pools with a sea view & suites with a sea view which share their pools to inland suites with shared pools, they also have their own resturant. the food in the buffet has a good choice for breakfast, lunch is the same thing daily but every night has a themed night such as Greek, Italian or fish, you get the idea. there is always some sort of pasta, various salads & fish of meat, plenty to chose from. the buffet can get busy in the evening, sometimes you have to wait to be seated, the restaurant manager Dimitris kontogiannis is very good, always checking that you are ok, always with a big smile on his face, he also over sees the al a carte restaurant's. you have to book for these & they are a set menu that does not change. the Greek taverna is not very Greek is style or décor but the food is amazing with a 4 course menu, the staff a chef are excellent, well worth a visit for the amazing food. there are 2 bars, a lobby bar & pool bar, besides the private suite pools there are 2 large pools, one sea water & one fresh water. there are plenty of sunbeds either around the pool, on the lawn or on the beach front. the hotel was full when we visited but there was still plenty of sunbeds. there is a very average gym with 4 treadmills & a few weights.

This was our fifth holiday in our favorite suites. And for the fifth time, we were convinced that we made the right choice. Taxi was waiting at the airport as always, Sweet as always was ready and a basket of fresh fruit and a bottle of wine were waiting in the room / I will not list all the advantages of the hotel (I already wrote about this in the previous reviews), I want to separately note a very important innovation: the hotel has a new chef, Addressas. The young Greek, who had already managed to declare himself at the cooks' consourse, we were just amazed. The variety of dishes, the presentation and their taste just stunned us / Every day a new surprise and a new dish awaited us, the fantasy of Adreas is simply parasitic / All the time this guy in the kitchen is inventing something. On Tuesdays at the restaurant degu he is having a lobster evening The menu consisted of several amazing dishes including lobster soup and the main course was a wonderful lobster dish with a delicate and excellent sauce. It was really a culinary experience and every guest must at least once taste it. It really was a memorable evening. I'm sure the new chef at the hotel added a lot of attractions to him and soon he became a very important figure in the hotel. We've been planning a trip the following year and Chef Andreas really gives this hotel an even more draw. Good for him and will continue to surprise everyone with his amazing dishes

We stayed at this hotel at the beginning of the season after spending a week there last year because we enjoyed it so much,however this time round unfortunately for us we had a totally different experience. The hotel is billed as a 5 star hotel but I wouldn't give it 3 stars. I expected the resort to be fresh,clean and vibrant but it was anything but. The hotel is room's do not represent the pictures posted on the website, please see the attached photos.The decor was grubby,old and smelt as did the soft furnishings,we stayed in the all suites and so had a private pool,the decking was stained, dirty and had been cemented to the wall,The sunloungers were badly stained and old.The outside furniture as well as the some of the inside furniture was broken and wobbled.The main dining room was chaotic every time we went there, on several occasions we were turned away and told to come back as they were full, the Greek taverna should be avoided at all costs as both the service and food were awful. We did complain on several occasions but eventually gave up as the management were appalling in their attitude to us. As returning guests I was flabbergasted it had changed that much in such a short time and I would definitely not go back or recommend this hotel.

As others have said, this is very much a 3 star hotel. We paid £1,500 for one week all inclusive with flights, I feel slightly hard done by due to false advertising by hotel on the quality of rooms and food, but I suppose that’s still relatively cheap. Wish we had booked somewhere else however. Although that seems a good price for all inclusive, read on regarding quality of food as others have pointed out. STAFF Staff are friendly and helpful at concierge and around the hotel. Really disappointed though by front desk. ROOMS Room was absolutely not what was pictured, asked about this the morning after arriving but was told all of the other rooms were fully booked. Checked online and could see I could book the deluxe room for only £100 more for the week. Upset that I wasn’t offered or able to purchase an upgrade and I don’t understand why management said they were full. The room was fairly clean, main complaint was a dirty shower head, asked for this to be cleaned but there was no improvement. Towels are also way past their best and need throwing. Off white and like cardboard. Very basic room, comfortable enough for just using to sleep and shower, disappointing to not have a place to unwind in the afternoon, no desire to spend any time in it. FOOD AND DRINKS The breakfast had a good selection, but the food goes downhill from there. Lunch was terrible, over processed food and nothing truly fresh or local. For example, cheddar and purée on soggy bread, spaghetti carbonara with tinned sauce, sloppy pretence for “moussaka”. Dinner was marginally better, there was a large selection but perhaps because of that the quality suffered. Food here is purely for sustenance and not enjoyment. Puddings are radioactive and fluorescent covered cream. House spirits are okay, albeit very sweet tonic. House red is just about drinkable. Cocktails look radioactive and overly sweet. It’s a shame as it doesn’t take too much effort to make a proper one, as with most things in this hotel it is just pure laziness as guests have no other nearby options. DEGU 7 We had a voucher for one meal at DEGU 7 so quite excited to escape the canteen. It was one of the most entertaining meals. A course skipped, 50% of ingredients missing - ignore any references to fois grad. The soup was just potato and celery. One course was coleslaw on pastry. The chicken dish was shredded tinned chicken, possibly soaked in the soup. POOL AND BEACH Very nice pool and sunbathing area, close to bar and toilets. Beach is pebbled and small but perfectly fine. The sea on this side of the island is rough, so looks clean but very cloudy due to choppy undercurrent. SPA Spa is pretty poor. It was impossible to get a same day appointment but was able to book for the following day. The roof was leaking and mouldy in places, couldn’t use the steam room as smelt of mold so was worried it wouldn’t be healthy. No robes, water or tea. Fairly pointless. GYM Gym is basic, a few treadmills, one bike, some matts and free weights. Couple of weight machines, sufficient for a quick workout. Disappointed by the yoga, lasted less than 20 minutes but instructor was helpful and friendly. COOKERY AND WINE TASTING Was excited by the free cookery and wine tasting, but was told to check 30 minutes before it starts if it would go ahead as they generally don’t get enough takers. Feels like they could make more of an effort to advertise and get people to join so they can go ahead.

This Hotel is Over crowded. Listening to reports from visitors that come regularly the management have increased the foot fall, result packed in like sardines on the grass area which is basically only area. Pools were not hygienically maintained, I was up very early. Result a lot of coughing Guest. only al a carte, wasn't. Staff tried hard to cope with the help yourself restaurant. To many people, so uncomfortable coming down to eat to see throngs of people holding their plates and queuing.A/I is what it is! Over 16 only a blessing or children would have been tripping over the sun beds. Food was good some nights, cold others. Junior staff tried hard to accommodate. If you was lucky enough to get shaded sun bed, there was some escape. We usually keep away from Thomson FI hotels, but this one reports to be a Sentido hotel, not so all are franchised. My husband enjoyed his meals he could fill up his plate on meat. So go if you don't mind the crowds , whilst relaxing on your sun beds and eating your meals. Wine by the glass as advertised, to add semi palatable.

Doesn’t have the wow factor when you arrive outside but when you enter the hotel it’s beautiful. The food changes every night and really tasty. Couldn’t complain about the hotel or staff at all. Just an amazing relaxing week. Directly on the beach made of stones so take some beach shoes and take some clips to hold your towel to the sun bed as very windy due to being on the sea front. Loved the hotel so much just so beautiful.

I absolutely loved loved loved this place, we felt like we were at home here. The staff are so welcoming and friendly, food was absolutely great couldn’t wait to eat morning, afternoon and evening (and I’m a very fussy eater) the views took my breath away, please don’t be fooled by people’s ridiculous comments on the pebble beach because it’s actually so much better than sand. There is a shop in the hotel and you can by protective beach shoes so it’s not uncomfortable on your feet when walking on the beach. the cleaners every day gave you fresh towels and fresh bedding, rooms were immaculate. We stayed in the private pool grande suite and always had a pool cleaner every morning (very friendly and talkative) entertainment every night was amazing with beautiful scenery. Fridays are disco nights and my goodness it was brilliant. We are ages between 23-27 so it’s so suitable for any age. It was so beautiful, it’s a special place to us as we also got engaged and was the perfect place to do it. Sunsets are amazing, weather in September was amazing! I can’t put it into words how amazing my time was there. We will be back next year!

Staff at the ixian grand are without exception the best of any holiday location to have won my custom. From reception on arrival to the bar staff to the waiting and catering staff to the colleagues handing out beach towels, the staff have been 100 % helpful and friendly. The team in the restaurant make sure you are seated comfortably and bring water immediately followed by a request for your preference of wine or something from the bar. The hostesses who greet you at the dining hall do so well. The complex runs like clockwork to ensure the guests enjoy their stay. I always worry that with paying up front for food and drink there will be some element of like it or lump it but not here. We have had a wonderful stay in a wonderful environment with great food and service. In my view our holiday was a bargain and had we paid 30% more I would still be thinking it was good value for money. I would like to thank the Ixian for our stay and urge them to keep it up as we will be back.

This was our second stay at the Indian suites and unfortunately our stay didn't live up to our previous visit last year. Overall the hotel is beautiful, very clean and staff very friendly and helpful. Last year we stayed in a refurbished room and just assumed they there were all the same. This year we were in a very old tired looking room. No shower, just a hose over a bath with no shower screen/curtain so there was always a big pool of water in the bathroom/hall after showering. Towels all over the floor to avoid breaking our necks! Loose taps. The toilet also leaked and in the room there were no personal touches or even a light at the dressing table. The curtain was also very stiff. The pool was lovely but again request one with screens/hedges either side for privacy. My partner (male) had a great pedicure. We also had hamans/massages and l had an ultrasound facial. All were very professional and made us feel brand new! My only recommendation would be to give follow up advice. A few days after my back was very sore. I researched and found that this was normal after a thai massage (but it would have been nice to be warned). The food has changed this year and we felt that the standard was a lot better last year. We both ordered steak in the Amazonia restaurant which arrived very overcooked and rubbery. In the Greek restaurant the starters were fantastic but my main course fish was so oily l couldn't eat it. Last year you could have the meals from Amazonia restaurant delivered. The room service has now been reduced to mainly burgers and chips. As others have said the beach bar staff were a real credit with fresh cocktails.This year the entertainment has been upped with a great singer/dancers one night and a dj another. Overall it is a beautiful, relaxing hotel but request room 437 (or same).

This is my second visit. I enjoyed it, staff are friendly and rooms (stayed in the suites) are well taken care of. They could do more to publicise the activities taking place in the day, yoga, etc. Chinese night in the buffet restaurant was really nice. I found the menus in some of the a la carte restaurants varied and generally of good quality. I will be going back for a 4 night break this time as it was too slow for us after day 5. But really enjoyed this place.

Eleftheriou Venizelou (side road) 1 Rhodes Rhodes Island

Hotel highlights

  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Ixian All Suites by Sentido - Adults Only places you within a leisurely stroll of Ialyssos Beach and Stamatiadis Mineralogy and Paleontology Museum. This 69-room, 5-star hotel has 2 outdoor pools along with a full-service spa and 3 restaurants.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free hot/cold buffet breakfast, served each morning from 7 AM to 11 AM. Get your fill of international cuisine for breakfast, or dinner at Alazonia, one of 3 onsite restaurants, or enjoy the ocean views at Milonges. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the 2 coffee shops/cafés.


Rooms

Guests can expect to find an LCD TV with satellite channels. Beds sport pillow menus and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a sitting area, a refrigerator, and a minibar.


Property features

Guests of Ixian All Suites by Sentido - Adults Only have access to a full-service spa, 2 outdoor pools, and an indoor pool. There's free offsite parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 30 per vehicle. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this adults-only hotel include a fitness center, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Grand Suite, Private Pool, Ground Floor

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Premium Double Room, Garden View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Premium Double Room, Pool Access, Garden View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Grand Suite, Private Pool, Beachfront

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

89.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 335 reviews