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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Buffet meals. Show cooking. Snacks. Ice-cream. Afternoon tea.
Local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, by the glass 10.00-24.00.
All are included except where indicated.
Sunbeds and parasols are available.
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.
For alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
These light and airy twin rooms come with a balcony, offering partial views of the ocean. They have an extra bed. Plus, there's air-con, a fridge, and a TV included. Air-conditioning is free 15th June and 15th September, just to let you know it's chargeable the rest of the year.
I absolutely loved staying here with my family, we all thoroughly enjoyed it! All staff are very polite at all times and the cleaners and waiters/waitresses work exceptionally hard to make the hotel immaculate! I loved the animation/entertainment team, they made the holiday even more fun! I hope to return very soon and thanks for my unforgettable stay at Avra Beach!More
Arrival: When we arrived at the hotel we were greeted promptly by a very welcoming and friendly receptionist. She provided us with the relevant info. She explained that we were too late for any dinner but that snacks and drinks were still available, so suggested that we could go down after going to our room with our luggage. We sorted out the hire of a safe (19 euros for the week- which we felt was reasonable) and were directed to our room. Room: Our room was on the third floor and was accessible by both stairs and a lift. We had paid for a limited sea-view and had exactly that. The room was very basic as were some of the facilities e.g. hairdryer. There were some small issues/imperfections with the room, namely no bin in the bedroom area (only one in the bathroom), a faulty lock on the door to the balcony and a bathroom light switch that would only operate when the hall light was also switched on. The light switch was a bit annoying because if someone needed the toilet during the night, the other was woken by the hall light. The shower was a really good pressure and temperature during the day but in the evening, around 7pm, it turned into a 'dribble' and it was difficult to get much heat out of it. Admittedly, we did not notify the hotel about these issues but I suspect they would have tried to sort them if we had but we didn't feel that they were enough to warrant a 'complaint' as such. The cleaning service was good, however we were left a towel short on 2 occasions. We notified the reception about this and they sorted this out for us without any hassle. Facilities: The pool in the hotel was nice. The beach is also lovely (despite being pebbled). The main issues surrounding these areas though is the lack of sun-beds. Not only was there not enough sun-beds but the ones that are there were all taken first thing in the morning- despite numerous signs saying that towels will be removed if beds are unoccupied. We had beds next to us one day that were unoccupied for over 3 hours! There is also only one main area by the beach that has parasols. These parasols are fixed so cannot be moved to alternative areas. We did not sunbathe around the pool area but saw some people having to rely on the shade of the building as there were not enough parasols for their children. The pool did not have a life guard, which for us was not an issue but for families with young children this may be an issue. The toilets are indoors. You needed to walk past the restaurant area to be able to access them, which is not much use if you have been swimming. The hotel would benefit from some better accessible toilets around the pool. Although we did not get involved in the activities the animation team seemed pretty good and the activities were always very busy. The tennis court and the table tennis seemed to by busy each day as well. There was a severe lack of atmosphere in the bar area. Despite there being evening entertainment on offer each night, there was still something missing. The receptionists were always very accommodating in calling you a taxi if you needed one. The taxis usually took around 10 minutes to arrive and didn't seem unreasonably priced. There was a wee shop connected to the hotel. From experience, these shops are usually very pricey but we found this to be quite the opposite. We often bought provisions from here. The hotel seemed quite lenient in allowing goods from the shop into the pool/bar area. We bought drinks and had seen that others had some food as well and nobody mentioned anything. Food and Drink: The biggest let down of this hotel was the food and drink! Both myself and my partner actually felt lethargic and unwell after having the drinks that were offered within the all inclusive package- so much so that we resorted to only drinking water on the last 2 days! The all inclusive soft drinks were accessible throughout the day/night from a drinks machine. They tasted nothing like they were supposed to, which I know can be common in all inclusive hotels, but having been to several now over the last few years these didn't even compare to these other places. The alcoholic beverages on offer were served from behind the bar. The beach bar staff that served us during our stay (Kyriacus and Nicolas) were great. They were always very friendly and liked to talk to their customers. There was a specific queuing system at the bar which sometimes meant that the bar became quite busy looking but it meant there was no queue jumping. There was only ever one member of staff on at the bar which could make the process of getting a drink quite slow. The beer was not great, and the rose wine was okay. The cocktails were quite nice initially to the taste but the 'fresh juice' (orange, pineapple etc.) was very sugary! I would say that these drinks were not worth getting the all inclusive package for (which, unfortunately for us, is one of the main reasons that we select this option, to save having to buy drinks throughout the day). The food was also a let down. We never have high expectations of all inclusive cuisine but again, the food was pretty poor. A lot of the dishes had a similar taste (especially if they had a tomato or gravy based sauce) and there was not a huge variation from day to day in these types of dishes. The only things we really enjoyed were the fresh options, specifically the gyros. The salad bar was also quite nice. We had planned to eat out on at least 2 of the evenings but this ended up as 3 evenings as well as spending an afternoon at Ville de Mare (5 min walk away), where we could actually enjoy some delicious cocktails, comfy sun-beds and good atmosphere (despite the price tag attached). The area of Ixia was quite nice, although the town itself didn't have a lot on offer. I would recommend visiting Ville de Mare if you like that kind of thing, as well as venturing out to Rhodes Old Town. We ate out in 2 restaurants in Ixia, with 'Coconut' being by far the better of the two. The town seemed reasonably priced on the whole as well. I would not recommend this hotel but if you get what you pay for. More
We stayed here for 11 nights, very clean, always somebody cleaning in the public areas, all staff very friendly & helpful. Animation staff very good, especially Lamaar (hilarious). More variety of food would have been good as it was much the same each day but, having said that there was nothing wrong with what was on offer, it was all cooked and displayed well. I would be more than happy to go back here, it would be our experience at RHODES AIRPORT that would put me off, the system there is diabolical.More
Had an amazing time here with my family, the whole experience was so much fun and I couldn't ask for anything more! The food was amazing and the service even better, and the activities going on every day are so much fun, will definitely consider going back some day.More
Absolutely brilliant hotel so clean, staff very friendly and helpful, rooms are spacious and well equipped, food was of a good quality and varied themed food every night, kids entertainment very good if you're wanting to enjoy adult entertainment then that isn't up to much but was ok, sunbeds are the only problem at the hotel or rather people putting towels on them at 6 in the morning!! The hotel did stop this but it was an uphill struggle, ixia is a strip of bars and restaurants but everybody very welcoming and good variety of Greek food ( no British Sunday lunch ) ð rhodes town is beautiful go in the day then also at night its transformed, it's walkable into rhodes town but only â¬10 in a taxi or â¬2 on the bus, we will go back one day ððMore
Christine L, 186334
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