Mayia Exclusive Resort & Spa - Adults Only5.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We booked this hotel as it was adult only. We were looking for a late bit of sunshine before the winter. The unlimited champagne "Moët" on offer helped us choose! Everything is new and clean. The rooms are great, the bed is comfortable. The pool and beach sun bed loungers, are really uncomfortable and need cushions if they want to keep the five stars. The local area is quite boring and not worth venturing out of the complex. Beware of the happy train that passes by. (You will know what I'm talking about, when you see it ). The complex looks amazing, however there were some things they could improve on. The restaurant chairs needs cushions as they are so uncomfortable especially at the Greek restaurant and at the pool restaurant. All in all a good break away and not a kid in sight.
We arrived in the early hours of the morning but even at this time the hotel and it's grounds are amazing. The many tracts of water on different levels are lit up, as is the stunning architecture of the buildings. We were offered a glass of bubbly and then shown to our rooms. It was not until morning we saw the beautiful outlook. We slept past breakfast but this was no problem as all the street food outlets were open and we had a lovely cup of tea by the pools. The rest of the day we spent exploring the hotel and its grounds, swimming in the pool drinking cocktails and generally relaxing. We walked down to the beach but it was very windy so we didn't use it. That first night we ate in the main dining area and had the buffet selection. Our rooms were spacious, spotlessly clean with comfortable beds.We had complimentary robes and slippers. The bathrooms had plenty of towels which we could have changed during the evening turn down.There were also pool towels which were replaced each evening. We did not choose a 'swim up' room and I was initially disappointed we hadn't as the water looked SO inviting. However I eventually discovered you are not permitted to swim until 10am and as an 8am swimmer, I would have found this frustrating. Obviously they do not want people who are still sleeping to be disturbed by splashing. The two main pools were not busy with lots of free sunbeds and shades.The bar in the middle of the two pools was great for bottles of water or slightly more alcoholic beverages! The bar list in this inclusive hotel is the best my daughter says she has ever seen., She has stayed in a lot of inclusive hotels all round the world, The street food outlets were all excellent. My daughter especially enjoyed the crepes but all the food was good. We were served mostly by a charming young man from Thessaloniki.These food outlets stay open until quite late at night. The three main restaurants are Italian, Greek and Asian. We had no trouble booking a table when we wanted one. They are all good but I would rank them as Asian best, beautiful food; then the Italian next and strangely on a Greek island, the Greek last. Breakfast was buffet style but had an excellent choice of delicious foods both hot and cold. The evening buffet was probably the only disappointing thing. There was masses of choice, too much really and it was only mediocre. Perhaps less dishes each night but cooked to a higher standard. The entertainment in the evening was excellent, the 3 singers making up the tribute Jersey Boys group were really great. Bar service on the balcony was superb and I would like to thank Maria especially. After two nights she remembered our drinks order perfectly and she was a charming hostess. We hired a car for two days from the car hire booth in reception, and explored the island, well worth doing. We had a wonderful holiday here and would highly recommend the hotel to anyone going to Rhodes.
I started writing this review after my holiday in 2018 but quickly lost interest in writing it. But, here it is, short and sweet. Like most of the comments on here, it has so much potential but it’s not quite ready to take on lots of guests that are accustomed to nice hotels Great if you’ve picked it up cheap and are use to a 3 star service, this place will be like a palace for you which is why I think it’s getting so much positivity amongst guests. If you are a regular 5* plus customer then this isn’t all it is cracked up to be. The drinks are fantastic (when you can get one) and food is ok, however many of the restaurants lack atmosphere as the pool staff literally jump out of their day gear, Chuck on some Italian clothes as that’s your Italian waiter for the evening. Drinks are a pain, although 5* drinks, it can take an age to get served, the staff are just overwhelmed. And that really sums it up for me, not enough staff for the amount of guests. It’s as simple as that. Hotel design is amazing and a great view, the hotel is super clean and the above can be remedied with more skilled staff and some attention to detail. Overall, if you can pick it up cheap, it’s worth it, but I wouldn’t over shoot on the cost otherwise you’ll be disappointed when compared to other luxury hotels. Isn’t worth anywhere near the luxury price you’d expect to pay for a 5 star. Apparently I’ve heard that their sister hotel is a bit more refined and very close by, if I were to go again, I’d probably try that out. This review is from September 2018 and so some things might have been address but I’ve read some recent reviews and they seem similar to the above.
I just cannot understand all those positive reviews. The hotel is lacking quality service. They operate 24/7 with a very nice but small crew that is obviously overwhelmed and overworked. No service at the beach, which is off-premises. You‘ll have to wait very long for your drinks at the bar, as there are too many guest and not that many bar staff. The rooms are nice but be aware, that the bathroom is „open“. There is a door to the toilet - but rather for decorative reasons.
I would definitely second the last 5++ Reviews.The Mayia sits in a beautiful spot in Rhode's yes a 2 hour transfer but well worth it, although if I was to go again I would get a taxis if it was late at night. I have read some privious regarding the food in the main restaurant/breakfast buffet dining room & yes I have to admit some days meals were better than others but still very much eatable people must remember they are in Greece & so it's the Greek way 'not the Benidorm' way 🙂 The restaurant's meals & service was very good especially the staff in the Asian which has a stunning view of the hotels Lay out.. Loved the pool areas & definitely the spa!! The beach area they have is nice but must add not completely private,next to the left is another hotel which you can here also at night if your room was nearer to the beach Deafantly recommend beach shoes/socks especially if you do not like treading on stones big pepples going into the sea. All the staff members were friendly polite & always smiling I received excellent customer service from 'Blenda'(spelling might be wrong) he worked with the front desk staff & anything little problems I had he immediately sorted. I could go on & on the photos people share tell you how clean & exclusive this hotel is.. I would definitely return to the Mayia & Definitely recommend to couples honeymooner's small group of friends/ & Even if you are parents traveling with young adults who maybe are not into parting 24/7 there is a nightclub BO on till 2am where drinks are still served & the added bonus of the fresh desserts they serve until 2am also outside where street food is served during the day(plenty of food options during the day & night all over the resort & everyone has a veiw great coffee to) Perfect to for wheelchair access as I did see a couple of holiday makers using them. I stayed in a standard room which was perfect with a great sea view & the mountains to the left ( they do not provide iron's I must add) I must also mention the lovely lady who works in the shop very reasonable priced also & the man who run the Jewelry shop in reception some beautiful Jewelry if you wanted to treat your wife/husband I bought 2 pieces of Jewelry very reasonable priced also.. Loved the Mayia & would definitely return..
We had an amazing week at this beautiful hotel. From stepping into the stunning reception on our first day to the sad moment a week later when we had to leave, we were looked after wonderfully Our room had a beautiful view of the sea and as hard as it was to drag ourselves out of the very comfortable bed, early morning offered an amazing sunrise. The mini bar was replenished as if by magic and stocked with wine, beers, water, soft drinks and snacks. Our thanks go to the staff of the waterfront main restaurant who were always attentive and pleasant nothing was too much trouble. The food was buffet style with plenty of choice and always tasty. We had no trouble booking a table at all three al la carte restaurants, we were a bit concerned we may have had problems after reading previous reviews, it could have been due to the fact the hotel didn’t seem busy during our stay, all three restaurants were very good the Italian being our favourite. To the bar staff at the Del Mar thank you, my glass was never empty. The choice of drinks was amazing champagne, cocktails and wine that we found ourselves just having to sample. The pool areas are lovely two pools one slightly larger than the other the smaller pool had daily activities so if you wanted a quiet time the bigger pool is the place to go, my only one criticism was that both pools were a little too cold for me to use I did try a swim once and was soon straight out brrrrrr, it was warmer swimming in the sea. There was never an issue getting a sun-bed. There was also an inside pool area by the spa with a jacuzzi we found this was never busy. The private beach was also very peaceful with lots of sun beds no bar facilities while we were there so getting a drink was a bit of a walk back to the pool bar, tip: take a drink with you. We were at this beautiful hotel early October the weather was glorious a perfect time to visit, we were lucky enough to be there for H Hotels 25th anniversary celebrations and enjoyed a lovely evening thank you. Overall we would highly recommend the Mayia a truly gorgeous hotel.
This hotel has everything for the discerning holiday maker. As soon as you step inside, you get a sense of the style and quality that makes this hotel stand out. The ambience is one of quiet sophistication. Having a choice of restaurants is refreshing. The drinks are all branded and there is a free mini bar in the room. We stayed quite late on in the season, so there was no need to rush out and reserve sunbeds. However, the swimming pool areas are so spacious, I don't think will be an issue even in the height of the season. The staff are efficient and courteous and the management are keen to ensure all guests are happy. We highly recommend the Mayia Resort and urge you to visit this wonderful hotel while it is still shiny and new.
My wife and I have just spent a wonderful week at the Mayia Exclusive Resort and Spa and knew we’d made the right choice from the minute the private taxi transfer dropped us outside reception. We arrived in the dark and spotted the hotel from about 2 miles away, tastefully illuminated, it takes your breath away. The reception wows you and the whole checkin process only took as long as handing over your passports and the 4 Euros per night accommodation tax (which Tui do tell you about when making the booking). The night porter asked us if we’d like a drink and, has it was late, if we’d like a cold buffet sending to our room. We had both and got our first taste of the all inclusive premium drinks with a glass of Moët and a Cardhu 12 year old single malt. After enjoying our drinks, we were offered a ride to our room and a quick tour of the hotel grounds. Then we got to our room. Wow. Junior suite with swim up Infiniti pool. Everything in the well appointed room oozes quality, from the bathroom products to the well stocked minibar plus a pillow menu - just wonderful. Fast forward now beyond the first night, breakfast is in the main buffet restaurant with a choice of seating inside or outside looking at the wonderful views of the mountains to the side and the sea out front. The selection of food is great and more than enough for all palettes. I like omelettes and the chef cooks these to your taste while you wait. If you fancy a tipple at breakfast there’s even Prosecco. Lunches - you’ve got so many choices of places to eat. There’s the buffet, the pool side place, some days the Italian opens, then there’s the lower plaza where there’s 4 more places serving street food, cakes and ice creams. For dinner, the choice gets better with the main buffet and 3 a la carte options - a Greek, an Italian and an Asian. The Greek and the Italian are outdoor seating so the cooler October evenings put us off but the menu’s looked great. We did dine at the Asian 3 times during our stay and the food was delicious. A great menu with so much choice, we ate something different at each visit. Now for the facilities, there’s 2 pools with ample sun beds for everyone. There’s a gym and spa which are both very well equipped, the former, just what you need to work off some of those holiday excess calories. The beach is at the front of the property, a short step over a very quiet road and like the pool side, very well populated with sun beds and umbrellas. The beach is a little stoney but the sea is crystal clear and full of life if you like snorkelling. Last but by no means the least, the staff at the resort are second to none, from the bar staff to the restaurant staff to the cleaning staff, everyone is so professional and so friendly. A real credit to the hotel and a dimension that made the whole experience first class. Thanks to all at the Mayia.
This is unquestionably a beautiful hotel... A quick shout out to Tui...when we arrived at the airport expecting a 2+ hour coach ride, we were taken to a private taxi taking us directly to the hotel. Given the special nature of the hotel, this is apparently normal practise for Tui. It seems other operators, including Thomas Cook, don’t offer this (I had a look at the brochures in the hotel, and the return journey for everyone else started around 4 hours before the flight, while the Tui taxi picked us up only 3 hours before the flight). Anyway, back to the hotel...it certainly has the “wow factor”. Even before you arrive, you can see it from a couple of miles away. At night time it makes for a spectacular sight...! When you arrive, the view is no less special. It really is as spectacular as in the pictures. There are a few small things that could be improved, and I’ll come to those later, but there’s no doubt that this is a fantastic hotel. The hotel oozes quality: it is stylish and not in any way gaudy. Everywhere you look says 5-star: Moët & Chandon champagne and high-end spirits (as part of the all-inclusive..!), Movenpick ice-cream, Frette napkins, V&B China, a real honeycomb for honey at breakfast etc etc. The hotel is extremely clean, and has excellent air-conditioning throughout. The hotel is on a slope and all the rooms are sea -view. However, this doesn’t mean you have to climb stairs all the time. There are lifts everywhere...so, if you want, you don’t have to climb any stairs at all. The rooms: all are beautifully laid out, from the “cheapest” to the most expensive. Excellent showers, nespresso machines, “The White Company” toiletries, fantastic quality beds and bedding and towels, “pillow menu” (!), excellently stocked (“all included”) mini bar, tv showing bbc1, bbc news, itv and YouTube amongst others. Wi-fi quality around the hotel also is excellent. The spa: includes sauna, jacuzzi, inside heated pool etc as you’d expect, but also an amazing four-stage shower...has to be seen to be believed..! Also, everyone is offered a free 15 minute treatment, and then advised what else you might want to go for (no pressure at all, though, to have another treatment). The main restaurant: fantastic homemade bread, freshly squeezed OJ plus everything else you’d expect at a top 5 star place. Yes, some people say the food could be hotter, but at an all-inclusive buffet in a quiet month, if the food is kept too hot it will dry out quickly. I think that should be taken into account. Also, there is a “street food” area (down the stairs from the main pool). Excellent quality, available for long hours: ice cream and small cakes, “sandwiches”, “gyros” etc...drinks available too. There are also three speciality restaurants...Greek, Italian and Asian. All are very good, but the best must be the Asian...black cod (as good as Nobu), fantastic Seafood curry etc etc (and incredible views). Three times a week (Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday) there is an excellent pianist playing in the wine and champagne bar which is next to/part of the Asian restaurant. Other entertainment: on Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights there is musical entertainment in the Main Bar (which has a fantastic atmosphere, where the guests often socialise, even when the hotel was “quiet”). I was surprised at how good these acts were. Smoking is allowed at the bar, but was never too much of a problem (and I really hate smoking...!). Poolside entertainment: water aerobics twice a day in the smaller pool...actually quite well attended...! Both pools are very large, with plenty of room even if the hotel is full. Pools: excellent loungers and towel quality also excellent. The tiles in the pool area don’t get hot in the sun....! Also, there’s loads of room between loungers (at least about 5 yards to the next person, although we went in October, which is a quiet month). Btw....October: loads of room, no queues anywhere, no problem getting restaurant reservations, great weather (~25 degrees every day)...but swimming pools quite cool.... I read on one comment that the all-inclusive finishes at midday on the day you leave. That isn’t the case. Dress code: trousers for men in the speciality restaurants...in fact, overall, people were certainly generally smartly dressed. It’s the kind of place where you can certainly “dress up”. I didn’t see anybody in shorts at dinner...and I didn’t see a football shirt for two weeks...! Some things that could have been better (the vast majority of which the management are aware of and will, I think, most likely improve before the season starts again in May): I don’t think the resort is currently well signposted. In addition, there’s no “map” available at reception. This whole area of signs could well be improved, I think. No movie or sports channels in the bedroom. No entertainment on Saturday night, and only the upstairs pianist on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. No toilet within 50 yards of the main pool. The beach is not great, and has no bar yet. The sea has many stones. The nightclub: was never busy, but it was a quiet time of year. Also...I would have loved “diet” tonic...! The staff are all very friendly. Top management certainly do not have the attitude that “this is the hotel, take it or leave it”. They are interested to hear the opinions of the guests. I found this to be extremely refreshing...and, by “top management” I mean both the manager Stefanos Karasiotis and also the individual owner of the hotel group (!)...both of whom were very happy to discuss the hotel with me (although the fact I loved it probably helped too...!). Thank you also to Stelios and...well...too many to mention...
We stayed here for a week in early October in a junior suite and it was fantastic. The hotel was stunning, the food and wine really good and the staff really helpful. We enjoyed both the Italian and Greek restaurants the most, but the self service buffet was excellent too - with a huge choice of food. There were only two complaints. The check in was really slow, something to do with the bank? I had to put my pin number in 3 times and it took us nearly an hour from arrival to getting into our room. The night club was a joke, when we arrived on a Saturday night there was just the barman, a DJ and a friend of the DJ. The music appeared to be Greek pop music? and only popular with the DJ's friend. We asked for some better music but to no avail, after a while a few other staff arrived and seemed to enjoy the music, so we left. All in all a great holiday resort and we would love to go back.
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Mayia Exclusive Resort & Spa - Adults Only places you next to Kiotari Beach and within a 3 miles (5 km) of Asklipio Castle. This 250-room, 5-star property welcomes guests with 4 restaurants, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool.
Free buffet breakfast is served each morning from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM. There are multiple options for onsite dining with 4 restaurants, including WaterFront, which specializes in Mediterranean cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café, and chat with other guests at the free daily manager's reception.
Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 43-inch a Smart TV with cable channels. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and pillow menus, and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include a balcony or patio, a minibar, and an espresso maker.
Mayia Exclusive Resort & Spa - Adults Only features a full-service spa, a nightclub, and an indoor pool. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with securing valuables, luggage storage, and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this adults-only property include an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and an outdoor tennis court.
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% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 97 reviews