53 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Crackin' Little Place
"Stayed at the Georgia for a week in June 08, paid Â£440 for 2 of us with Thomas Cook, last minute booking, including transfers and meals on the plane, My expectations were not that high, but was pleasantly suprised when we got there.
It was dark when we arrived and, was greeted by one of the family who gave us our keys and showed us to our block, we had been delayed for 5 hours, and ready for food and drink, made our way straight to the bar. The food was good, a mixture of local and English served from about 8 am till after 11pm. 2 euro a pint, served in a frozen glass, very nice!
Everyone in the hotel was very friendly, and always got a 'hello my friend' from Nick everytime he saw you.
The rooms, quite spacious, 3 beds in our room, assume most are the same, very clean, safe available 6euro a week, air con 6 euro per day, very handy, it was v/hot. The hotel is on a busy road, but, we did not notice any noise, double glazeing working well.
Afando Town, they said it was a 10-15 minute walk away, didn't try it, it was too hot, cost about 5euro in a taxi, the lads behind the bar will ring for one if you need one, some nice eating places in the town, but it was very quite when we where there. hired a scotter from next door, the main road is very busy and didn't enjoy being on it and being passed by lorries and busses, but soon got of the main road and found a fantastic beach, and about 4 or 5 taverans all togeather, had lunch in one, again very nice.
Overall, very good value, a very nice family."
- Travel date: Sat 12th of July 2008
Little Greek Gem!
"Just back from a week at the lovely georgia apartments with two girl friends, where we met some fab people (big up the Russell family!!), ate delicious greek food, clubbed in the fun Faliraki, and partied with the lovely locals!! Georgia apartments are great - family orientated, but if you are young, free and single it's ideal too as there aren't TOO many kids.
It's really close to Faliraki (10 euros+ in taxi, don't pay any more!!) with a supermarket next door, although it charges a wee bit more than town prices.
Afandou is a fantastic wee village - eat at Sergios as often as you can! We discovered it on the last night, and wow was the food delicious!
BEWARE however, we got a room with air con (6 euros a night) and it was rubbish - it blew a tiny amount of hot air the whole time. Other people had great air con they said however so maybe check it before you unpack! We put up with it for a week and it was 35 degrees outside. Not much sleep was had, but luckily I was there to party anyway!
It's lovely and quiet during the day, the pool is simply divine, and the owners are so much fun! Greek night is awesome...although do go into Afandou to eat sometimes...it's a mile walk, or 5 euros in a taxi. I just got home yesterday and already want to plan going again.....heaven........."
- Travel date: Tue 1st of July 2008
"we stayed in the Golf View Hotel the year before and on our first day we went down to get breakfast at 9.30am and we were told they did not serve english breakfast after 9.30am but we could of had toast, marmalade etc. We got the bus into Falaraki because we did not know at the time that Georgias was over the road. The same night we came back from Falaraki in a taxi and we noticed the lights on in Georgias we went in and never looked back. It was fantastic!! We spent every day that we wanted to be at the pool at Georgias and came back there every night from wherever we had been, the next year we booked online and stayed there! The place is spotless you could eat off the floor, we went out every other day to different places, Lindos, Rhodes Town, Kalithea, Falaraki, and we did the same of a night, there were some nights we went into Afandou village, Rhodes, Falaraki and we would then end up back at Georgias. The pool is fab, food is great, the hospitality is second to none and guess what we are going back this year but taking my brothers family too! can't wait!"
- Travel date: Sun 1st of June 2008
Location could be better
"We stayed at the Georgia from 22nd to 29th of September 2007, got an incredibly cheap late booking deal through Olympic. Considering what we paid we were not expecting too much but were pleasently surprised when we were shown to a 2 bedroom ground floor apartment next to the pool.
We have stayed in many self catering apartments in Greece and I must say the Georgia was one of the cleanest and best equiped of them all, shower curtain, bath mat, clean towels and sheets every other day. Yes the kitchen area is basic but we only used the kettle for morning coffee and the fridge as a drinks cupboard, it really was cheap to eat out. Plenty of shade and sunbeds round the pool, you could go there at any time of the day and get a couple of loungers. The pool is a nice size and very clean, there were a few air beds and rubber rings floating about, they were probably left over from the July/August guests. As it was our first time in Rhodes we were not sure what the weather would be like but each day the temp hovered around the high 20's, great for sunbathing but not too hot to go sightseeing.
Now the downside, the Georgia does not enjoy the best location, it is on the main road to Lindos but traffic noise is not a problem. A 20 minute walk one way will take you to the beach, there are sunloungers and small cantina's it's mostly sand and shingle and the sea is very clear and clean.
Go out of the back of the Georgia and this will bring you out on the road to Afandou village, it takes 20 minutes to walk there and the only things you will pass on the way are a few nice looking villa's and the town cemetary. What a great little place, a typical Greek village with Town Hall, School, shops and plenty of bars and restaurants, our favourite restaurants were Four Seasons, Eleni's and Annas (opposite the Four Seasons). There are plenty of bars to chose from, we always ended up at Mikes Bar just behind the square, comfy seats and nice long cocktails. If you can't face the walk back to the Georgia a taxi will cost 5 Euro's.
We got the bus from just outside the Georgia to Rhodes Town, well worth a visit and we also caught a bus to Lindos, very picturesque but far mor expensive than Afandou, be aware the return buses do not run late, the last bus from Lindos back to Afandou is 7pm.
Many of the guests at the Georgia return year after year, I can see the attraction for the less mobile guests as a lot of the studios and apartments are on ground level.
Would I return? yes if I got a similar deal but not if I was paying full price."
- Travel date: Wed 10th of October 2007
"Stayed at the Appartments from the 26th Sep, very nice pool bar was gread food lovely, I thought the Village was a bit far away so I got a taxi to and back from there, Went to sergios 3 times had pizza very nice! Caught a taxi to Falaraki 3 times 10 euroes, nice beach and restaurants, wasnt very busy either as it was October, I enjoyed my stay at the Georgia Appartments as a reveiw said before appartments basic, didnt have much room to prepare food, Sarah was very nice and the family but a few i wasnt keen on the wife never cracked a smile once but there you go! Overall a great holiday!"
- Travel date: Tue 9th of October 2007
Let's get real about Georgia Appartments
"Having read previous reviews, our expectations were high. However this accomodation is maybe just above average for typical Greek studios, nothing better.
The rooms are clean, bigger than some, but self-catering facilities are poor - two ring hob and kettle that take all the space, therefore no room to preare food, and a knife that wouldn't even cut bread, and no toaster ot grill.
Pool - average size, but no good for weak/non swimmers as mainly over 1.90m deep, and the small shallow end is coverd by lilos and rubber rings + the music all day is of very poor taste (How much Boney M can you listen too without tearing your hair out?). Area round pool would be cramped if property full.
Food - very good, as good as anywhere locally - Most alternatives are in the village 10-15 mins walk. Previous conributors recommended Sergios, but our meal was the worst, mixed grill was cremated and risotto was not risotto.
Location - you feel in the middle of nowhere, but regular bus service to Faliraki, Rhodes and Lindos from the back of the accommodation. Local beach is 20 minutes walk and pebble/shingle, so not ideal, when Falirki is a 10 minute bus ride which has a great beach.
Best things to do-
1/ hire a car and see the beaches down the East Coast, Prassonissi at bottom of island, and pine forests/mountains in middle and West
2/ Get to Faliraki harbour and sort out some boat trips
3/ Best beach by bus is Tsambika - bus leaves Rhodes 09.00, so about 09.25 from outside supermarket, and returns at 16.00
About the buses, most buses leave from the back of the appartments - these are the buses that go to and from the village of Afandou, and is generally the best place to get the bus. There are buses that stop at the front, outside the supermarket, but these miss Afandou village and are less frequent
Things to miss - Kalithea Spa, why pay, when Anthony Quinn Bay is just as nice, and â¬7 taxi ride"
- Travel date: Mon 1st of October 2007
Lovely Time - Bit far from the Beach
"The hotel is on a main road - but you can't really hear it. The pool is a good size with shading all around it. It appears it is just the english and scots that fill this hotel up. There is another block opening with another 28 or so rooms and I believe this will make pool area cramped in the future. The rooms were fine, nothing spectacular and had to asked for them to be cleaned on one ocassion. We went with our neighbours and paid the extra money to stay in the new apartments and our neighbours did not and they got put in the new ones too - so that was annoying because we could have saved Â£60. The safe in the rooms was 12 euros for the week and air con was 6 euros a day. I thought the food was ok - but nothing spectacular - for great value and taste - visit MIMI's in the town square - or the four seasons if you want to splash out a bit. The brothers that run the acapulco bar - were excellent fun and entertained us well. The Greek Night at the Hotel on a Friday is not to be missed - it is just 10 euros - the food is ample and you can see my husband's greek dancing on YOU TUBE - under IAN's GREEK ADVENTURE - bit dark - but you get the drift. The beach was far away - the buses are not reliable but we got a taxi to Lindos beach for 16 euros one way and that was such a lovely place - as was Rhodos town. Nice relaxing holiday - but no reason to return really. Good cheap break and even cheaper if you book direct with the hotel."
- Travel date: Sun 29th of July 2007
"My boyfreind and I stayed at The Georgia Apartments for the first time this year, and have to say we had a lovely time. Sarah greeted us on arrival and showed us to our room which was basic but exceptionally clean. We did have a TV fitted but it wasn't connected at the time as the rooms were only just refurbished prior to our arrival. This was not a problem for us as we don't tend to spend much time in our room...The bar and pool area was spacious and again kept clean at all times. Plenty of beds available too. The Greek Night is to be recommended, however be prepared for sore muscles the next day! Audience participation is a must! The Georgia is approx 20 mins from the village of Afandou, and set in a quiet area, even though it is near a road. The major bonus for us is that the sheets and towels are changed every other day. This is not always the case in Greece. The restaurant also has an extensive menu, and I would personally recommend the Spag Bol! Yummy! i did find after speaking with some of the other guests they they come back to the Georgia every year, not something we would do as we like to go to different places each year, but i can understand why they go back to the Georgia. Enjoy! Thank you Sarah for a great time. p.s Please make a point in going to the Acapulco bar run by Mike and Dimitrios and the Life bar run solely by Yannis in Afandou village...Great times to be had!"
- Travel date: Sun 27th of May 2007
"We have just come back from a 2 week stay at the Georgia Apartments and have had a brilliant time. The apartments are basic like most of Greece, but are clean and have all the facilities you need for a self catering break. Despite being set back off a main road, there was very little traffic noise and the secluded position meant it was very peaceful. The centre of Afandou is a 20 minute walk away and there are about 15 restaurants and a similar number of bars there, a taxi back at night was â¬5.
Can recommend Eleni, Tasty, Sergios and Danielles to eat and Simply The Best, Central Cafe and Mikes to drink in."
- Travel date: Mon 31st of July 2006
"we stayed in georgio apartments and had a wonderful time. the owners and staff were excellent.nothing was a bother to them. i would highly recommend this place. the bus stop to take you to rhodes town or to lindos is just outside and very cheap!!!
breakfast snacks main meals etc can be bought at georgio apartments at a very good price.
swimming pool excellent.
- Travel date: Tue 7th of June 2005
"Apartment was basic and reaonably clean. Staff very unhelpful and not very smart. My husband asked for an omelette and never received it, we had yoghurt, toast,juice and coffee and the cost was 15 euro, food was not good but expensive. Spent most of our time in Afandou Village where the people we met were very friendly and helpful.The entrance looks like a building site, not very clean or tidy, hotel behind the Georgia paid for their clients to use the little train, not the Georgia. We would return to Afandou but never use the Georgia again "
- Travel date: Thu 8th of September 2011
Lovely complex not so good location
"The complex is very nice, good pool area with lots of sunbeds around the pool and plenty of shade if required , - just as well for us as the temperature was very hot! Very reasonable prices at the bar/ restaurant. ( meals available more like cafÃ© snacks than good restaurant). there is good Greek restaurant 50 metres away next to supermarket (restaurant George) location of complex is not so good, very isolated, although bus stop outside complex buses are very infrequent. 20mins walk to local town - but once visited was enough not a lot there, the beech is also poor and is 20mins along a very busy main road with no pavements again once visited was enough (they were doing some roadworks when we were there so maybe there will be a pavement soon) the complex is run by a Greek family who were very friendly, the apartments were very clean with good house service , apartment cooking equipment very, very poor , very difficult to self- cater .air conditioning cost an additional 10 Euros a day so budget for another Â£70 per apartment per week. To sum it up we enjoyed our stay but will not be returning as we prefer a complex which is more central to a resort and has something in the evening to do apart from drinking. "
- Travel date: Wed 27th of July 2011