You can expect non-stop activities, loads of pools and an adventure splash park at this five-star hotel.
Holiday Village Rhodes gets top marks for its pool scene – you’ve got lively ones, quiet ones, and a massive splash park with slides and a lazy river. As for bedrooms, they’re really smart, with design-mag décor.
The restaurant count includes a trio of à la cartes, and when it comes to activities, stuff like kayaking, football and tennis is on the agenda. The beach is only a five-minute walk away, too.
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The ultimate action-packed holiday
- 'HV Live' entertainment, exclusive to Holiday Villages'
- Clubs for 0 to 11 year olds, run to UK standards
- Meet-and-greets with the Widgets
- Expert-run swim, stage and football academies
- Outdoor activities including archery, Water Walkerz and raft-building
- Child-friendly buffets and at least 2 à la carte restaurants
All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Buffet meals. 1 visit to the Mediterranean and Greek à la carte restaurants per week and 1 visit to the Tex Mex restaurant per stay. Breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Clubhouse for deluxe guests. Snacks. Ice-cream.
Unlimited local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including beer, wine, spirits, soft drinks, tea and coffee 10.00-24.00.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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First Choice Kids' Club
This Holiday Village has a First Choice Kids’ Club that’s split into age groups. There’s Little Stars for 3 to 5 year olds, Super Stars for 6 to 8s and Mega Stars for 9 to 11s. They’re open 7 days a week and most activities are completely free. There’s also a Twinkle Stars crèche manned by qualified UK staff.
With waterslides, not to mention an impressive adventure park. For the 3 larger slides here, kids need to be at least 10 years old, or over 1.2m in height from the shoulders down. And for the smaller slide, at least 6 years old, or over 0.9m from the shoulders down. The pirate ship is suitable for kids of all ages.
Evening entertainment programme
Our First Choice team have put together a cast of highly trained entertainers, offering an exciting and diverse range of shows, fun and activities. The programme includes themed and party nights, pop shows, kids' entertainment and colourful shows. And from time to time, there's also bingo and cabaret.
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Activity Double Room with Balcony
Activity Double Room with Balcony
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This is not the honeymoon review I thought I would be writing..... Against my better judgement we booked this holiday village for our honeymoon to try and cater for our one year old who has had a pretty tough start to life (9 weeks premature should set the scene). My wife contacted the hotel before our arrival to explain that it was our honeymoon and that we had a one year old baby and could we have a room that catered for this fact, she got a lovely reply from Celina the front of house manager stating that they would do everything they could to accommodate us (but could not guarantee). We got a room 5 mins walk from the facilities, up 2 flights of stairs and along the roadside where a howling wind was an added obstacle to getting and keeping our baby asleep at night! . Check in was pretty ok on the face of it and we were told there was food in the room in case we were hungry after our long trip. That food happened to be a battered sandwich which we did not eat, then seen being distributed around the resort on a golf buggy rammed in to a plastic storage box in 30 degree heat the next day! Excited for our first full day of honeymoon we got up and ready and headed to the pool about 8am, loads of sunbeds available, being a 5star resort yes???? NO.....loads of beds with towels claiming the beds like you'd get in Benidorm or people sitting on them guarding them with their lives until the rest of their group appeared. So with our one year old in tow, we walked and walked and walked around the pools until we eventually found 2 beds together. This was to be the theme everyday until I decided to become one of those people that got up REALLY early to guard a couple of sunbeds. The food is pretty good, decent choice and ok variety quality etc. However if you want to eat in one of the other restaurants apart from the buffet restaurant, GOOD LUCK. The booking system is a nightmare, either at reception, the internet at the hotel or via the app. Given that it was our honeymoon I approached one of the reps on day 2 and ask if there was an easier way to get to eat in one of the restaurants. I was told to persevere with the app!! The 3 of us were very ill during the holiday. Especially our son. Who came out in a severe rash all over his body. We took him to see the onsite nurse, after numerous calls from reception and a 50 minute wait she finally showed up and diagnosed his rash as mosquito bites. upon returning home he was still unwell and our GP diagnosed him with Impetigo, he subsequently had a febrile seizure and spent 2 days in hospital. Nothing to do with mosquito bites! My wife and I were both very ill too. Despite the Operations Manager's email to me on 1st August explaining about the high number of fraudulent food poisoning cases that are now being taken to court. Our illness was absolutely nothing to do with the food. It was because the hotel allows a wild duck to swim in the pools. Ducks carry many Pathogens and Diseases including E-Coli and Salmonella and even some that a well Chlorinated and Chemically treated pool would not kill including Cryptosporidum and Staphylococcus, A major cause of Impetigo is in fact Staphylococcus and a very common cause of illness causing vomiting and diarrhea in humans being Cryptosporidum, Even after complaining about the duck swimming in the pool and it continuing to be allowed to do so a number of days after the first complaint! To top our disastrous visit to this hotel. My wife's Hugo Boss hoodie was stolen from our room on the last morning of our stay. I reported it to a number of colleagues who simply fobbed us off, I then had to report it to the Operations Manager, who again fobbed us off. Having stayed in 5 star hotels all over the world. This is definitely not a 5 star hotel, if nothing else the level of service is 2 star at best. I would kindly request that hotel management DO NOT respond to this review in any form as we have been in contact with you many times.More
Good Family Holiday - Honest Review
There was 9 of us on holiday ranging from 70 yrs old to 2 yrs old, so the Holiday Village had to cater for quite a varied group... and honestly I think it did that pretty well. Is it the most luxurious hotel in the world ... No, is it the worst No! but what it does is cater for everyone reasonably well without being exceptional in any one particular area. Hopefully if I break it down it might help you to decide if this hotel is for you Rooms We stayed in the Relax - Swim Up Rooms and they were fantastic, big double bed very comfy, our daughter 2yr old stayed in a pre-set up bed that we could push against the patio window and put our bed guard on with ease to stop her from falling out. Mini Fridge in the room was stocked daily with beers, juices etc and as we arrived late we had some sandwitches left in there which was a nice touch. Bathroom had a shower and bath and was spacious. veranda was a decent size had sunbeds and obviously we had the ability to go straight into the pool from our veranda.(another nice touch for those with small children the main patio door can be opened with a half cut patio door closed behind it to stop those little ones running out into the pool while you let the air in. Relax area was a lot quieter than activity as you can imagine, our daughter still has an afternoon nap so this was important Food Buffet restaurant was nice decent food can be busy but then we were there during half term. As we got to the end of the holiday (and the hotel holiday season) we did notice that the food choices became a lot more limited as different sections suddenly began to close down (hotel closed on Tuesday but we noticed a change about the Thursday before) Al a Carte restaurants were lovely we enjoyed them all! lots of choice and we had fussy eaters with us. Only downside is booking them! if you want to get a table you need to book 2 days before the day you want at 8am (not a second later) we had 9 people across 3 rooms so this was quite difficult but thankfully the food and beverage manager helped us out and we were able to secure our bookings (if you struggle definitely ask for help) Pools NOW bare in mind this was the end of October! im not going to lie the water was cold in nearly all the pools, including the lazy river and water park. You could get used to it but staying in it all day id say that isnt going to happen. if cold pools is a put off there is a heated pool but this gets busy as you can imagine and its used for swimming lessons so its not the biggest in the world. We had 3 young kids (2,5,6) they went into the colder pools every now and then but mainly they used rubber rings and boats etc to play in the water with so they were not so submerged... we got by with this and honestly id say it didn't ruin the holiday but it would have been nice for it to be slightly warmer Should be noted there is an indoor pool and while it rained for about 2 hours during our stay this was open to children and we had a great time in here avoiding the rain. Also this is where the spa is which is also pretty nice ... if you get 5 mins away from the kids Waterpark This was great! the kids loved the pirate slide and the mini slides(they were not big enough for the larger slides, but the adults were and we had fun on them :) Lazy river was decent and even though the water was coldish your on a rubber ring so your not really in the water and can float around getting sun without plunging into the water Bars and Entertainment There are a number of pool bars all servicing beer, wine, soft drinks, cocktails etc normal all inclusive stuff! good range of cocktails. One swim up bar which is nice! again not sure how long you can manage at that but if you drink enough you get immune to the cold water temp. Lobby Bar, and Adult only bar (not sure that rule stuck) were nice, typically quite people playing card and on ipads etc Irish Bar has the sports on and pool tables, table tennis outside it and had other purchasable drinks like cider etc. Entertainment is outdoor each night and typically good considering its got to cover ages from 2 to 70! I wouldn't say it was world class but they really do try hard and the musical show I thought was pretty good. (it should be noted in October the day weather was nice! sunny about 24'c however at night it got colder so id take a jacket or something as you will be say outside) Not much around the hotel to be honest, it had a little shop for all the essentials and down the street was a little mini golf which killed an hour or so. Overall I personally think it managed to do a decent job at catering for us, if you looking for pure luxury id look elsewhere if your looking for something that can keep adults and kids entertained day and night as well as offering you decent food and good drinks and entertainment options then this place does that! all in a lovely and clean environment... oh I should mention it has kids clubs which we didnt use but seemed pretty decent and always doing something fun!More
Mixed experience, honest review
We booked this hotel as we were going away with my partner’s 10yr old son and we thought the hotel looked like it catered fantastically for children but would still give us the 5* luxury we also wanted. It was great in some respects but not in others. You cannot deny the facilities for the children were fantastic, the football academy was great and perfect for any football mad child. He also loved the water park section and he had a great time making lots of friends. We stayed in the deluxe section, which is a complete must, much quieter pool, the restaurant on that side is much smaller and you don’t feel like you are eating in a canteen. The evening meal every night is table service and a choice from 4/5 options off a menu. Also the pre book resaurants were good and well worth booking, but be prepared to sit on your phone at 8am when booking opens as reservations go fast. Down side to the hotel.... this is not what I would class as a 5* hotel, we went expecting 5*, and truthfully we were very disappointed. The rooms were adequate for what you needed, but little things were missing. No little toiletries in the room, no information pack to what time meals were and other information, there wasn’t even a pen in the room. I suffer with a bad back and found the memory foam mattress aggravated my back, but my partner slept great! I was not impressed with the standard of the cleaning, glasses were not collected from the balcony or the bathroom, the bed linen was only changed once whilst we were there. Also outside the room near the stairs, there were a collection of glasses and plates which I think people were leaving there as they were not being taken from their rooms these took 3 days for someone to collect. The pools are not heated, apart from one little one which is full of very young children. The pools are absolutely freezing, I dipped a toe in and decided it was way too cold. These non heated pools are probably fine in the middle of summer but not good if your going at any other times. Even the children were struggling with how cold they were. Evening entertainment was mixed, early evening very geared towards young children, more adult and older children entertainment started at 9.30pm. Outside acts they brought in were very good but when the hy team did their attempt at singing it was horrendous! There was a blonde hair guy that was great and very enthusiastic but the rest was awful. Again I would expect much better from a 5* hotel. Food overall was adequate, we mainly ate over in the deluxe side which was good and the waiting staff make a real effort. We did eat a couple of time in the buffet restaurant at the activity part, did feel like you were in a canteen, the food we had was good but felt there could have been more choice. The snack bar open in the afternoon was poor, limited choice and the food we had from there was terrible, the chips had been fried that many times there was no potato left inside. The bars were well stocked with plenty of choice and loads of cocktails, I did find all the cocktails were all very sweet and tasted very similar. Again they miss little things like no peanuts or crisps in any of the bars which would have been a nice touch. Overall this is a hotel geared for kids, and I would only recommend going if you had children. It’s is not a 5* hotel and don’t go expecting one as you will be disappointed, but it’s good hotel, we enjoyed our week there but would return. My partner has stopped in another holiday village hotel which he said was excellent and this one did not live up to the expectations he had. More
Third visit and still as good as the first time!
Myself, my Husband and 15 year old son have just returned from our third stay here and had another wonderful faultless holiday, everything was great, we stayed in the deluxe area this time an it is great, a lot quieter than the activity area which we stayed in previously, in the deluxe area restaurant there is not quite as much choice for food, but it is much more relaxed and is served to you and you can still go to the main buffet if you want to where there is plenty of choice for food,all the staff work tremendously hard to make you feel welcome and ensure you have a lovely holiday, they really do try their best. only went to one ala-carte, the american steak house, we had burgers and steaks which were really nice. We didn't do the entertainment as its not really our thing, however it was always busy and the people who were watching seemed to enjoy it, the reps work extremely hard, you see them on the go throughout the day, as there is always some kind of activity going on. We always managed to get a lounger around the deluxe pool, even as late as lunch time. Can definitely recommend staying here, all the areas are great, but the deluxe definitely wins for me.More
Claire B, 186394
Good but better hotels for a lot less out there
Stayed Oct break and weather was great, transfers both ways were terrible, we had a deluxe swim up room which was ok but nothing more than a hotel room 3* with the added swim up, pools were v clean but v cold, activity area looks nice but not really any good as my daughter could only go on 1 water slide as the good water slides she was too small even though we was at universals volcano bay in the summer and she went on much better slides? Entertainment at night was good for the kids, daytime food was good, night time food was ok, not much chioce, drinks were not really 5* more 2 to 3 * to sum the whole holiday up we would go again but the price would have to be half of what we paid, it's like a upgraded Butlins in the sun, I think those that give it amazing reviews having really bin anywhere better but we have 4 to 5 hols a year and there is much better hotels than this for half the priceMore
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