Avra Beach Hotel

Of all Ixia’s hotels, this one’s the nearest to the beach. And it’s just 10 minutes from Rhodes Town, too.

This hotel has some great coastal views, thanks to its position right on the beach. Behind the bay is a family-sized pool and, behind that, gardens filled with trees.

You’re just a minute’s walk from Ixia’s shops. And it’s only a 10-minute bus ride from the island capital, Rhodes Town.

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Based On 566 reviews

  • Official Rating
  • 6Buildings
  • 4Floors
  • 224Rooms
  • 2Lifts

All Inclusive - Here's what you get

Food

Buffet meals. Show cooking. Snacks. Ice-cream. Afternoon tea.

Drink

Local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, by the glass 10.00-24.00.

Sports and Activities

All are included except where indicated.

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Outdoor pool

Sunbeds and parasols are available.

Buffet restaurant

Breakfast available 7am to 9.30am, lunch is from 12.30pm to 2.30pm and dinner with show kitchen from 7pm to 9.30pm. Offering traditional Greek and international dishes, salads and desserts.

Main indoor bar

These superior twin rooms are presened using natural tones throughout. They overlook the pool and come with twin beds, plus 1 sofa-bed in the bedroom. These rooms sleep 3.

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twin with limited sea view

Twin room with limited sea view sleeps up to 3. Air-conditioning is with a charge.

twin room with limited view

Twin room with limited view sleeps up to 3 - can be sold as a single. Air-conditioning is with a charge.

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The best holiday ever

Avra hotel is really nice and has a very good location - with the beach, 15 minutes bus to Rhodes town, 15 minutes to the airport. Room was very clean, all necessary things were available in the room. Maybe because it wasn't the highest season but I've never had a problem to find a sunbed by the beach. Pool was big. Beach bar and indoor bar were perfect for relax. Food was really really good. Atmosphere was absolutely amazing because of very helpfull, chatty, very hard working and always smiling staff. Animation team doing the best job and create atmosphere that I feel I found new home! During my stay I met a lot of people that are coming back to Avra every year and I hope I will be next one who will come back here soon :) I highly recommend this hotel. It was my best holiday ever!More

Natalia H,

it is not 4 stars hotel

According to our experience, the hotel was not 4 **** hotel. They must renovate it. The kamers were very small. The bathroom was old and very old furniture.You can not hang towels / swimsuit on the balcony. There was not enough sunbeds for everyone. The food was boring and not very tasty. You can't relax and enjoy the warm wheather because of the animation team. they are very noisy. The staff worked hard and was polite.More

Doodi023, The Hague, The Netherlands

Could be so much better

First of all I would say that this review score would have been worse if it hadn't have been for a few of the staff and also that I made an email request prior to arriving and the mangement not only fulfilled that request but also provided a welcome bottle of wine as it was our wedding anniversary. We were welcomed by a lovely receptionist, who continued to be helpful throughout our stay, our maid was lovely and the bar staff very friendly. Let's start with the good, after the first night at the hotel we were a little worried about the food, as the first meal we had was not at all good. As it was our wedding anniversary the next evening we decided to eat out and had a fabulous meal at a restaurant called Romeos, a short walk away. Naturally we didn't want to eat out every night as we were all inclusive, so we ate all our remaining meals at the hotel and thankfully the quality did improve a good deal. The quality of the food was good and although a decent choice, somewhat similar each lunch and dinner but after the first night not bad at all. The cleanliness of the hotel was good and so no problem there and we did get a decent nights sleep most nights apart from Saturday night having been woken up several times by some rather drunk people shouting in the corridor on our floor. OK what's not so good. The hotel has rules and standards, great, but ignore them. For example, you can't reserve sunbeds and not use them, oh yes you can. One reviewer has said there is never an issue in getting a sunbed, yes there is. We did get a sunbed but in an area that you couldn't really get any sun as the fixed parasols are so close together you can't get in the sun, plus the area is an awful pebble/gravel section. The hotel has a sign outside the restuarant which clearly states that you can't go in to eat wearing shorts or beachwear etc, oh yes you can. I have no problem at lunchtime taking a casual view but in the evening the rule is still not enforced. I am not an old fuddy duddy but I want to eat my evening meal in nice surroundings and not with people who were dressed in swimming shorts vests and baseball caps. I've covered the food aspect of the restaurant but the restaurant itself is lifeless, some background music may help and a smile or two from the staff, whose only job is to clear tables. They are clearly instructed to get people out asap and on two occasions my wife had gone to get some bread, took it back to the table and then went back to get some other food. When she got back the bread had been taken away, so we felt it neccesary to have one of us at the table to stop things being taken away, while the other went for food. The restaurant seemed to be simply somewhere to get quick food and get out as quickly as possible, so as not to take too much time away from drinking. One evening a fabulous cheese selection was on display as you entered, fantastic, but even though the restuarant is open until 9.30 and that means you can go in up to 9.30, the cheese selection was cleared away at exactly 9.00. Also often the dessert selection had run out by around 9.00 and not to be replenished. All inclusive can be great, especially for the drinks and this hotel boasts that an array of cocktails are included. This was the biggest dissapointment of the hotel as the drinks are absolutely rubbish. The beer is decent but for example the Tequila Sunrise cocktail should be renamed as the Tequila Surprise because the surprise is there's no Tequila in it, as is with a marguerita. Both of these are made with very rough white rum. My favourite drink is a good old Gin and Tonic, nice and easy, my goodness it was disgusting neither the gin or the tonic tasting of anything I had previously encountered. There are no branded drinks available at all and all that is on offer are very cheap copy/substitutes. Just about every cocktail is made the same with white rum being the main component. The room we had was clean but again lifeless, bare walls and feeling that we were stepping into the 1960's, especially in the bathroom. Yes it was clean but the shower was downright dangerous with it being the old type hose attachment which you could raise but had to angle it away from you and with a very tired looking plastic curtain. Dangerous because the bath you had to stand in was narrow and very slippy. Come on Avra Beach, this is the 21st Century. Finally my pet hate and that is smokers. Ok if someone wants to kill themsleves, smell and pay for the privilege, then that is up to them. However they are now heavily in the minority but ruin holidays for the majority. So you can't blame hotels for this can you? Well in this instance, I think you can. I mentioned, earlier, the close proximity of the parasols in one area. One afternoon, totally nobody smoking but then two young men sat in the middle of the area start chain smoking, unbearable, several people having to move. You could quite easily have a no smoking area at this hotel on one side of the pebble area at the rear of the hotel but guess it wouldn't be enforced. However the best example of where this hotel gets it wrong with smokers is at the evening entertainment shows. The stage is outside and has tables leading away from it, lovely to watch and listen to a variety of shows under the stars. Great if you are a smoker, as this is of where the smokers congregate because it is outside. Yes there's nothing to stop non smokers sitting there but non smokers don't wish breath in second hand smoke and have the horrible stench on their clothes. So we non smokers i.e. the majority have to sit in the inside bar where apart from a couple of tables, you can't see the stage. Not great if the entertainment is a magician. Coupled with the very poor drinks this meant we went out after dinner to other venues most nights. In the end we had a decent holiday but it could have been so much better. I just don't understand why people give this hotel high scores. Would I go back? No More

Geoffrey T, Wigan, United Kingdom

All Inclusive (Almost)

In an excellent location right on the beach, 2.40 euros on the bus to Rhodes town, 9 euros for a taxi (bus stop in front of the hotel). We stayed in the main hotel block where odd numbered rooms on the 2nd floor and up have a good view of the pool and side view of the sea. Nothing special about the room we had, apart from a couple of visiting cockroaches (so large I almost gave them names). The fridge was next to useless as it would have taken a week to get down to temperature. The beds were rather hard and we got mattress toppers put on. The cleaners were very good as were all the pleasant and friendly staff throughout the hotel. The food was very good with plenty of variety and we enjoyed dining in the outdoor section of the restaurant. Wine , beer, water and soft drinks are available with the the main meals. There was normally a queue at the bars but this was no problem as service was quick and at the outside bar area there were self-service soft drinks and coffee machines with chilled sandwiches and sweet things. The pool area gets very crowded and you must take care when walking on the very slippy wet areas near the pool. Loungers near the pool get taken very quickly but there were always plenty of empty loungers on the terrace with 4 steps down to the beach. Activities went on throughout the day but there was no pressure to join in. Evening entertainment was ok starting with a disco for the children then 1 round of bingo followed by a tribute group , magician, acrobats or Karaoke. The entertainment team worked very hard day and evening. Alcoholic drinks varied in quality with nice wine and beer but some of the strangest tasting spirits I have encountered ever anywhere!. Vodka with a mixer acceptable. My rating of this hotel would have been a "very good" but between late September and mid June air conditioning has to be purchased at 70 euros for a week and there is no free Wi-Fi. I think a modern "all inclusive" package should include these as standard. .More

Ray A, Keighley, United Kingdom

Lovely Hotel let down by food

We visited the Avra Beach Hotel,Ixia from 10th June for 1 week. We arrived at the hotel quite late in the evening and the receptionist checked us in and told us there was snacks at the pool bar which was still open. We were pleased with this information and off we headed for a welcome drink and snack. Bitterly disappointed with said snacks. Sandwiches made with days old buns and dodgy pizza?? in a warming cabinet. So couple of drinks and off to bed. Rooms are nice two singles pushed together nice balcony and the bathroom ok too, overbath shower. And so to breakfast. Usual selection. Salad and cold meats, cereals, and bacon,sausage and eggs. Chef on hand doing crepes. They also have the worst toaster in the history of the universe if you fancied the stale bread!! Coffee pots supplied by waitress and hot water for tea out a machine. Lunch! Salads, Pasta, Hot food that is not quite hot, meat and veg. Again chef doing some kind of show cooking and of course chips! Desserts and fruit. Dinner! Salads, Pasta. Hot food that is not quite hot, Meat and veg. Again chef doing some kind of show cooking and of course chips! desserts and fruit. While we were there, there was a chinese buffet night which was very nice. There was also a seafood night. Hard lines if you dont like fish?! We went and ate out. My wife is a great believer in eating the food from the country she is in ( try anything ) but even she was struggling and ended eating chips one night. There is a microwave I presume to heat food if desired but should it not be served hotter? The hotel and grounds are beautiful as is the location, right on the beach. However there is not much at all in Ixia. So chilled holiday it is. Haha. Once again lovely hotel and staff just let down by poor food.More

uztwo020385, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Avra Beach Hotel
Rated: 4.0 /5 based on 566 customer reviews
from £376.06