With an exciting waterpark and a beachfront location, the Atlantica Aegean Blue is perfect for family getaways.
The Atlantica Aegean Blue is right on the edge of a sand and shingle beach, and views of the Mediterranean Sea stretch out for miles.
Wrapped up in gardens, the hotel keeps itself to itself, but you can catch the bus to lively Faliraki from a stop just next to the property.
Based on 823 reviews
All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Full Board and snacks. Afternoon biscuits. One visit per stay to the à la carte restaurant. Welcome pack with snacks in room
Afternoon tea. Non-branded alcoholic and locally produced soft drinks, 10.00-24.00. Welcome pack with drinks.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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The pool snakes its way around the grounds, complete with mini water jets, waterfalls and wooden bridges. With a sun terrace surrounding the area, there are lots of sunbeds and parasols offering the ideal spot to relax. Deposit is required for pool towels which are changed 3 times a week.
For breakfast, lunch and dinner. Late breakfasts are also available. You can choose to dine indoors or outside on the open-air terrace. There are themed evenings and show cooking where you can watch dishes being prepared right in front of you.
Thomson Kids' Club
Designed for 3 to 11 year olds, Thomson Kids’ Club offers 2 hours of activities, 5 or 6 days a week. And that includes at least 3 evenings. It’s split into sections, with Tots for 3 to 5 year olds, Team for 6 to 8s, and Tribe for 9 to 11s. Best of all, most kids’ clubs activities are completely free. And outside of peak season, there are parent and toddler sessions 3 days a week, too. For your peace of mind, all Thomson Kids’ Club staff have advance DBS checks and hold NVQ Level 2 childcare qualifications. They’re First Aid trained, and there’ll be at least 2 of them on duty at all times.
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Twin room sleeps up to 3. Double or twin beds available - 3rd bed is a sofa-bed for a child up to 12 years. With mini-fridge, LCD satellite TV and air-conditioning June to September.
double with limited sea view
Double room with limited sea view sleeps up to 3 with mini-fridge, LCD satellite TV and air-conditioning June to September.
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Excellent Family Holiday Hotel
I write this review as a resident still in the hotel; I have been here 10 days into a 2 week stay with my wife and 2 kids. If you have booked this hotel or are thinking of then rest assured itâs a good choice and you will have a good holiday. This hotel I believe is officially marked as a 4 star and marketed by Thomson / First Choice as a 4.5 star. I think this is a fair reflection on the hotel. The main buildings have clearly been built for approx. 15 years or so and although that is not a bad thing, it does show against some more modern hotels. Indeed, Atlantica that run the hotel and the Imperial, Park and Holiday Village all within a stones throw of this property, are the most prolific provider of accommodation in this part of the island. Against the other 3 properties this one is the oldest and from the outside and inside you can see when comparing eggs with eggs. BUT it should be said the experience in each is fairly similar and the cross service delivery (you can visit the al a carte restaurants in all properties) is evident. Even the entertainment teams are very inter-mingled. Basically what this means is the property design and architecture aside you are getting the same facilities, service and staff no matter which hotel you book. Although the others are nicer to look at than this oneâ¦. You cant really change or influence the age of the building. If you are wanting WIFI in the hotel for professional or leisure reasons, it works well â most of the time. Itâs never fast enough to stream YouTube or web based video unless you wait for several minutes but for Social Media, Email and general use its fine in the lobby, your room or by the pool. There is a peak period in the morning and evening when it can get quite slow but overall its fine. The rooms themselves are poor. Frankly against other similarly rated properties and the likes of the other hotels in the same area (by same owner) the Imperial, Park and Holiday Village this hotel offers the poorest room quality. Having stayed in many 4 and 5 star resorts across the world they are small (even the family rooms, the standards are much smaller) and fairly basically equipped. You will get some good beds, a fridge, good air con, WIFI works in your room, TV for usual basic channels. But do not expect huge amounts of space. Also if you are over 5ft 8â you will find the shower head is too low and need to duck to wash your hairâ¦ but the bathroom itself is fine. One annoying feature is the room safe is not included in the price and despite having to pay the safe itself is the equivalent of a phone box. You cannot fit a laptop or even iPad in the safe, its just good enough for passports, wallets and keys. Personally I think they should either provide a decent sized safe or give them free in a resort of this type. The bar staff themselves and the restaurant staff are all very friendly. When by the pool all drinks, including beer, are served in paper coffee cups. This is ok for Water and soft drinks but beer in a paper cup is weird. I read about this before I came and brought my own plastic (so allowed) pint cup! The wine (can pay to upgrade to better standard in a la carte) that is free in the hotel restaurants is of reasonable quality. The beer is not too bad and it and the wine is available all day in several bars and self service location. The cocktails are also pretty reasonable. The Sun beds are fairly available as the hotel does have a policy of enforcing non used bt reserved beds at 10am and 11am (they card the beds and if still not used within the hour remove the towels) The Reception Service and follow up is good. I had an issue with my safe and fridge on the first day and within 5 mins the staff were on site fixing and changing the fridge. The day after the reception left a message in my room asking if I was happy with the service â so a plus point there for follow up The food in this hotel is very good. You will get good availability of kid food in the pool cafes and restaurants and everyone will be happy. However, if you like your food and the variety of it the standard and range is one of the best I have experienced. There are Toddler pools, baby food facilities including high chairs , microwave, bottle warmers and a room outside next to toddler pool with cots in for naps â we donât need these now but as a family we notice them There is a snack basket fridge in restaurant with fruit, sandwiches, drink cartons etc and cool bags available if going out for day to use as picnic Overall â if you have booked this hotel you will not be disappointed. As long as you donât spend too long in your room as these are pretty naff (but then who does)More
We stayed as a family in August 2014. I was really torn as to whether to stay here or the Holiday Village Rhodes but this won on price and a few other factors. WATERPARK - this was the main selling point for us. The hotel has a brand new waterpark which our rooms overlooked. There's an area for babies and toddlers with 2 tiny slides and splash toys plus plenty of shade, another area for children over 6 (although nobody told younger children they couldn't go on the slides) which contains tipping buckets and 4 decent slides, then the main area which houses a lazy river and around 6 fast adult slides (some of which you can ride on a double donut thingy.) I had planned a day trip to the waterpark in Faliraki but my kids were so happy here there was no need. The water park was never busy, despite it being peak season and was always spotlessly clean. The toilets there were spotless too and I'm pretty OCD! There is a bar there which is not included in the AI package but it was cheap and very friendly. Two of my children had minor mishaps there and the lady bartender with blonde hair and life guard couldn't do enough to help us with ice packs and free slushes until they felt better! We spent most of our days here. The only thing that disappointed me was that I'd heard guests at the Holiday Village were able to use our waterpark and thought we would be able to visit theirs too but this wasn't the case. FOOD - was great. Different themes every night in the main buffet. Waiters and all the staff couldn't have been friendlier or more efficient. We managed to book the hotel's Italian a la Carte one night as part of the AI package and it was just perfect - absolutely delicious 4 course meal. The staff were wonderful there as well. I just wish that we'd been faster to book as the hotel offers a dine around option where you can eat in several a la cartes in the nearby Atlantica hotels including the Holiday Village. I was desperate to get in there and have a look as we keep almost booking a holiday village, but alas by the second day of our holidays all the places had gone! Also some of the other Atlantica Hotels only offered spaces after 8.30 which was too late with children in tow. The evening of a la carte felt truly like a 5* holiday so I wish we could have had a few more like that. POOL - is good, but we struggled to get sunbeds. I'd heard that reserving wasn't allowed and towels were removed but never witnessed this. It was so frustrating with young children on the hottest week of the year there to not have shade because selfish people had reserved beds for themselves and all their kids! It also got very busy. I was trying to teach my youngest to swim but we were constantly being hit by balls and bumped into by lilos etc. But it was mid August so I wasn't surprised. BEACH - just past the swimming pool. We made use of the free pedalo hire offered by the hotel and they enjoyed it, but the children were slightly disappointed when they found out they weren't allowed the ones with the little slide for free. Take some beach shoes as it's hard going on foot there, but still nice and clean. DAYS OUT On the last day we took a bus to Tsambika beach which was glorious and only ten mins away. Clear waters, beautiful sand, tons of watersports and cafes. I wish we'd tried it earlier in the holiday. We also took a bus to Rhodes Town which was lovely - a bit of culture, museum, nice lunch and lots of shopping. The buses stop right outside the hotel and were much cheaper than the Thomson trips so we did it ourselves. ROOM We stayed in the main hotel, facing the waterpark and mountains which was lovely. The sea view rooms also face the main pool and appear to have a bigger balcony with sun loungers whereas we just had a table and chairs but we were quite happy. We had booked 2 separate rooms, which was all we could get, despite wanting a family size room for 6, but the hotel gave us interconnecting when we arrived which I was very grateful for. The fridge was stocked with some water and soft drinks but these weren't replaced which was a shame as they have always replaced stock daily in the Turkish hotels we've stayed at. The cleaning staff were lovely and very efficient. REPS/ ENTERTAINMENT /KIDS CLUB ETC The Thomson reps Jess and James were the best I have ever encountered. So friendly and always available. When we arrived the children were greeted by 'Hannah Banana' from kids club and despite us never taking the children there, she remembered my kids' names and said hello to them every evening at mini disco which was the highlight of their day. They all worked so hard and never stopped smiling - they're a credit to the hotel. The evening entertainment was, I feel the biggest let down. When you go to a 5* hotel, you expect more than reps (great as they are) mining to pop songs or karaoke nights. I'm not a snob, but it's a family hotel, all the kids are watching the shows and they want to be entertained, not just the mini disco - the show should be a highlight for the whole family. We saw one outside act which was an acrobatic troupe and that was a highlight. Also, we seemed to be hanging around ages after the mini disco for the main show to start. I've never experienced this before and the children everywhere got restless and noisy - it was a shame and the only thing that would make me think twice about booking again. Other than that, lovely hotel and amazing staff. I'd say it was 4.5 stars.More
GEORGIEGRACE, Chester, United Kingdom
Returned yesterday from a two week stay at the Atlantica Aegean Blue and I cannot recommend it enough. We travelled for my brother's wedding with 2 children aged 2 and 5 and my mother, and we've all had such a wonderful time. The staff are incredible, so helpful and friendly and always willing to go the extra mile. Food is delicious, and the rooms and facilities are very comfy. I found catering for both children very easy (there are lots of thoughtful touches like plastic cups plates etc at dinner) and both of mine were thoroughly spoilt and made a fuss of by everyone! The wedding was beautiful, and again all of the people at the hotel gave us so much help and advice. My children have been very grumpy today, they want to go back immediately, and I know how they feel!!!More
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A few people have asked me (on the BLV facebook group) how does this hotel (AB) compare to Blue Lagoon Village Kos (BLV) or Holiday Village Rhodes (HVR), here is my verdict: Accomodation its BLV Food its BLV for quality and variety Staff friendliness its AB Pool side facilities its AB Water Park its AB by far Gym its BLV Beach its BLV Beach facilities its a pebbly AB and HVR uses the nearby AB beach Evening entertainment its HVR with a close AB Evening external acts its about equal Holidaymakers all the same nice people Big kids facilities its HVR Kids clubs similar Restaurant service its joint BLV/AB Managers presence and impact its AB Room service all very good Beds its HVR Air conditioning its a close BLV/HVR Emergency doctor at AB very good did not use at others Baby pool its AB Pirate ship its HVR Mini disco-all the same Evening pool party its AB Hopefully this a balanced view and may help, my overall view is BLV is the best but for value for money its AB by a long way with a close HVR in third place....but I would and may go back to them all .More
Mike D, Manchester, United Kingdom
We stayed here for the first two weeks of August this year and it was our first visit to Rhodes. The hotel is in a good location with a few tourist shops and a supermarket nearby. There are also other large hotels nearby which you can visit and there is a bus stop outside the hotel. The hotel itself is set in very well maintained gardens and is kept clean everywhere. There is free wifi everywhere, but it's useless. The service is generally very good in all the restaurants and bars. The rooms are small and basic with a very good shower/bath and air conditioned, with hard working cleaners doing a great job cleaning them daily. It was a bit of a cheek charging 30 euros for the tiny safe though. The food is varied with different themes each night but, as seems a common problem in all inclusive hotels, was mostly luke warm and the cooked food at breakfast was cold. I recommend the homemade soups which were piping hot and delicious! The drinks available on all inclusive were of the usual dubious quality and mostly served in paper cups. The main pool consists of three small shallow pools joined together and becomes very crowded during the day. The beach is right next to the hotel and the sea is warmer than the pool! The water park is great fun with a brilliant lazy river. You need rubber rings for most slides and the hotel needs to invest in more because we often had to wait to try and get hold of any. The lifeguards were great with the kids and the snack bar is not included in the all inclusive, which was a good idea as it stopped people staying at the water park all day. The daytime entertainment consisted of dodgy music by the pool and the occasional sporting activity. Apart from some visiting acts (e.g. El Divo, Abba and The Beatles), the evening entertainment was dreadful. I would recommend the âLazy Day Cruiseâ for a day out. It takes you around the east coast and stops a few times to have a swim and snorkel. I was also impressed with the food on board and the knowledge of the guide. Another good day out is Lindos which is 45 minutes by bus from the hotel. It is very touristy but has great views and I would recommend walking up to the castle to see the handmade lace and the views. If you donât fancy the walk, you can jump on a donkey! In summary, this is a good hotel and we had a great holiday, but if I returned to Rhodes Iâd stay somewhere else.More
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