53 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"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
"what a great holiday just came back from the georgia in afandou . i my partner and two children had afantastic time .rooms were clean staff were laid back and so so friendly and welcoming.crazy billy was crazy .george was fantastic made us feel at home couid not do enough for everyone . very funny too loved it loved it loved it .25 june 2011 sam carl ryan charlotte
- Travel date: Mon 4th of July 2011
a brilliant holiday
"we immenseley enjoyed our holiday at Georgia apartments. The accommodation was very good, spacious studio apartment with own balcony. Friendly cleaners kept it spotlessly clean. Helpful and cheerful staff, well stocked shop open all hours,bar drinks reasonably priced, food in restaurant top quality. Centrally located, a bus ride away from most parts of Rhodes,bus stop right outside hotel.Two lovely beaches nearby. We enjoyed the Greek evening very much and took part in the dancing round the pool!Very good value. Wonderful memories. Andy and Jan Lawler."
- Travel date: Sat 23rd of October 2010
"Stayed here for 1 week in July 2010. Accomodation, lovely and clean but basic like the whole of greece,s self catering.Bedding and towels change midweek. Large greek family run place, but very friendly and helpful. Pool area has plenty of shade when needed. Prices in the hotel and supermarket are very reasonable. But Owners are a little pushy with events happening in hotel."
- Travel date: Thu 22nd of July 2010
Ok apartment, poor resort
"Coach transfer to Georgia Apartments took about 25 mins arriving at 3am.
On finding the check-in ourselves due to not having a rep on our coach we found ourselves second in the que. Having read a fair few bad reviews about the staff I was gutted at the thought of having to wait another 20 mins to get our key. Fortunately the process was fairly simple, bloke behind the desk asked ânameâ, room number ??, and handed over a key and an information pack, all within about 10 seconds.
Whilst the first couple were still looking blankly at where the hell their room was we got our key and were pointed in the direction of our room, (we must have smiled more).
I have been fortunate enough to have stayed in hotels around the world of varying quality from drinking holiday hovel, to 5 star luxury. This falls towards the bottom end however it was clean and the bedrooms were of decent size.
On my first night I always like to check all the nooks and crannies of the apartments and read the information pack, again this was a simple and quick process, the information pack (an A5 piece of paper) was quickly read. There are no decorations to speak of. Bedrooms are 2 beds, wardrobe, mirror, 14 inch TV with BBC World and CNN in English but no controller, and aircon payable locally at 10 euros per bedroom which was not mentioned in the extensive speel on arrival.
The living area was equally sparse with basic table and chairs with no other furniture. Kitchen facilities were a decent size fridge and very basic pots and cutlery etc.
Bathroom was on the small side but again very clean with decent size towels, which reminds me I need some more pan scrubbers. There were 2 balconies in our 2 bed apartment both of which had 2 chairs and 1 table, both were on the small side but one had a nice view of the pool.
The following morning and it was off to the pool, plenty of comfortable loungers and a warm pool if maybe late 70s in origin. There is a bar area with a nice big telly with sky sports and food of an ok standard at ok prices. English music was piped out around the pool but was a decent mix for young and old and not too loud.
Staff were actually really friendly, smiling, laughing and joking. This did not seem forced and did not match what I was expecting from some of the bad reviews about staff which is basically the owners family.
Affandou itself was about a 15 minute walk away (5 euro in taxi back) with a small supermarket and 1 restaurant right next to the hotel.
Affandou is on a single track road with no pavements and 2 way traffic. It appears there is a 24 hrs rally stage running through the centre too. This is not a place for people with children or those who like pavements.
There is a small selection of bars and restaurants with some good food on offer at good prices but I cant see why anyone would choose this destination over Rhodes town or Falaraki. The resort which has an average age of about 60 (probably because everyone younger has been run over) has a lot of repeat visitors. These seem to like the idea of locals recognising them year on year rather than the substance of a nice resort.
In summary the hotel is good for the money but needs picking up and moving to a nicer area. If you can afford the little extra the main resorts and hotel complexes look far better.
- Travel date: Thu 17th of June 2010
Holiday Sept 09 leaves a lot to be desired
"Four over fifty females in two apartments Sept 09. The staff are not very friendly and really need a customer service training course. Surley, indifferent and not at all helpful, lousy English so difficult to make yourself understood. They pretend to be friendly but actually couldn't care less! Rip off air con at 10 euros a day. 20 minute walk into Afandou and 5-7 Euro for a taxi back at night. Shot of Baileys was 4.5 euros beer was 2 euros a pint but very watered down we thought. Food was ok but not brilliant and very very expensive. 2 euros for a cup of tea, 2 euros for 2 rounds of toast and jam.
Best place to eat in Afandou was Sergios upstairs, the best sirloin I have ever had for 10 euro. Lovely friendly staff from England but well respected in the town.
No, we wouldn't go to Georgias again, maid came in 3 times only, showers were rubbish unless you were a size 10. Rooms were a good size but balcony was tiny.
- Travel date: Thu 1st of October 2009
Clean rooms but rude/greedy owners
"We got back from the Georgia Apartments (booked with Olympic) on 27th August 2009. I booked this place on the strength of some very positive reviews by former guests. The accommodation was neither as bad or as good as some reviewers have made out, in my opinion. Our "welcome" by hotel staff at 5.30am in the morning was very abrupt, as some other reviewers have pointed out. A man showed us to a set of stairs at the back of the complex and pointed us in the general direction, which was up a flight of stairs. We booked two studio apartments, because we are a family of five, and as the accommodation was described as self-catering, we expected adequate cooking facilities. These consisted of a kettle, two cooking rings; one big and one small, a large saucepan, a small frying pan, three knives, three spoons, three bowls and three plates. There was nothing to wash salad or rice and no proper cooking utensils. No toaster, microwave or oven - so don't expect to be able to cook anything really. The rooms themselves were quite spacious and modern, with a nicely tiled bathroom and a balcony with no view (the ones with the view over the pool and the sea in the distance are reserved for bookings direct with Sarah, with which you also get TV and a DVD player). The maid came every two/three days to clean and change towels. She was very good apart from forgetting to replenish the loo roll. We had to go out and buy more, which I have never had to do before! The pool was a bit small for the number of guests, and in the first week the sunbeds were taken by 9am each morning. This didn't bother us too much as we like the beach and to travel around the island, but for sun worshippers not wishing to leave the hotel this could be irritating. The pool area was clean and well maintained though, with a small garden and pretty oleander bushes/olive trees and vines dotted around, and a small play area for very young children. The entertainment was limited; a weekly Greek night (the staff and three local dancers being the only Greeks in attendance), and a barbecue and party night. We paid 10 Euros each for the Greek night which was fun because a big party from Sheffield were there, aswell as the guests, so lots of people to join in the dancing. The staff's kids were part of the act and they were sweet. The barbecue was not great food and the karaoke was poorly attended. This is because most guests preferred to eat in the village, where there is more choice and a friendlier atmosphere. The food is cheaper there too. We paid 2 Euros for a can of coke, and two Euros for a beer. A bacardi and coke was 4 Euros 50 cents. Nik and Ilias (part of the family owners) constantly call you "my friend" but they are far from friendly. Ilias spent a lot of the time on his mobile phone, and most nights it seemed like an effort for any of the family to get up from their table next to the pool to actually come and serve someone at the bar. As a family of five we ended up paying about 30 Euros a day on drinks alone in the bar, and yet I heard Billy moaning about people not spending enough. He and his family should try smiling a bit more and not ripping you off for aircon, which would have cost us 280 Euros for the two weeks had we paid for it. Luckily, there was a breeze most nights and we're used to heat anyway, so we did without. If you order food there (not that great and not that generous compared to Afandou village restaurants), it is plonked down in front of you unceremoniously and without so much as a smile.
The beach is a 15 minute walk across the main road and down a smaller lane, or you can take a tourist train from the village to a beach area with tavernas nearby. The beach is shingle but the water is lovely and crystal clear. The village is 15 minute in the other direction and there are enough restaurants to eat out every night in a different one (which we practically did). Buses are fairly frequent to Rhodes, less frequent and often full at peak times to Lindos, making it necessary to hire a car for convenience and to see the island. The West side of the island is great for small secluded beaches with clear water. Lindos has a nice sandy beach but is crowded, Lindos itself being very pretty. The butterfly valley, Kamiros, Rhodes town and Lindos all worth visiting. The kids loved the waterpark at Faliraki too. My best experience was a visit to Symi island, a two hour boat ride away.
Our holiday was good as the kids made lots of friends because of course most of the guests were English. We wouldn't normally book this type of holiday as we like to feel we are in a foreign place, but in fairness, you get what it says on the can. Fairly cheap basic holiday with OK accommodation in a not very good location (main road and had to walk 15 minutes to get anywhere intersting)"
- Travel date: Sat 29th of August 2009
Everything You Need
"We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment, and were pleasantly surprised upon arrival. There were lots of friendly staff in and around the bar/pool area, who quickly checked us in and showed us to our rooms. Inside, the kitchen area was fairly small and basic, but nonetheless adequate, as we chose to eat out every night rather then cook inside. There was a small kitchen table, a fridge, a kettle, and a two ring hob, however the bedrooms were very large, each with two beds, a wardrobe and a dressing table. Very clean too. We also had a balcony in each bedroom, one overlooking the pool area. The pool opens at 9am and is very spacious, surrounded by lots of sunbeds, which are free to use. If you feel hungry or thirsty, there are tables outside the bar area, close to the pool, and you can order at the bar. They have a wide range menu, including Greek Specialities such as Stifado, Souvlaki etc. and things like Pizza and Spaghetti and Sandwiches. These are all a fairly inexpensive price. We stayed at the apartments on Friday night for the Greek Night. You have to book by Thursday evening and is 10 euro for adults and 7 euro for children. On the night, you are served a meal consisting of; bread, Greek Salad, Pork Souvlaki with rice and chips. We had hired a car, but mainly used the infrequent bus service. They run from behind the hotel and despite having a timetable, they never arrive on time, but they are very cheap and can get you places cheaper than a taxi. From Afandou to Rhodes Town, is 2 euro, and to Faliraki is 1.40 euro. If you opt for the 20 minute walk into the village, there are lots of restaurants and bars, with TV screens, and a blue train that runs round Afandou and to the beach and back. If you choose to walk from the apartments to the beach, this again is about a 20 minute, unscenic walk along some sandy gravel, and the beach is very long and desolate, slightly shingly but nice once you get past the stones. There was one little cafe shack on the beach which serves sandwiches and drinks. Next door but one to the apartments is a supermarket which sells cigarettes, newspapers, fruit, drinks, and downstairs has lots of food. We would definitely recommend the Four Seasons, which is down a street slightly to the left of the town hall in main Afandou. It gets very busy, so you may have to wait a while for your food, but the food is absolutely lovely and the staff are very friendly. All the staff in the village and in bars and restaurants are very friendly as you will see. Even though these apartments are a short distance away from anything, they are definitely worth visiting, and even if you don't stay here, you can use the pool for free if you are passing. Stay at Georgia, you will be made very welcome, and can easily walk into Afandou or to the beach, and catch the bus if you want to travel somewhere further. It is truly a lovely place."
- Travel date: Fri 28th of August 2009
"The Place IS in the middle of NO-Were ! Main Road out side , track to Walk Along Side - need Walking Boots !
It's 30 min walk to the Very Big Pebbley Beach !! Boots needed " EAR " to .
Village again 25 mins walk , with NO Bars or Taverna's for a Drink !!!!
Afandu is OK .... But most Bars Closed in After-noon .... Wot .... Yes Closed !!!!
Studio ... Large , big Balcony .... Concrete Mattress .... Shower Tray very very Small & slippy Be Very Care-ful in There !!!!!
Did not DU Greek/BBQ ....so we were not very Welome ...... I asked for Bloody Mary & told Twice ... sorry NO Tomato-Juice .... WoT it's July & Super Market next ( i bought it myself ).
We did go t beach 4 times & Afandu each Night , We made the most of a Cheap Holiday !!!!! you get WoT you pay 4 .
The place is for Returning Guess & THE Greeks Themselfs. Very Noisey at Night ( 2:30am ) most nights ..... With the GREEKS .
Now it's 40c & they want .... 10 Euro a Day ...... you can BUY a Fan in Afandu For 20 Euro BBBut they will Take it OUT of your Room !!!!!!!
No i " WooD " not Recmend this Place at ALL .... ALL they want is Your Â£Â£Â£Â£ & thats it .
BAtCo ... BK."
- Travel date: Mon 17th of August 2009
"I have to agree with the previous review having just returned from the Georgia apartments.Our stay was 22nd of July to 5th of August 2009 and we were a family of 2 adults with our 2 children. I had been concerned in case this was not such a child friendly place, but we needent have had any worries. All in all we couldnt fault a thing. The apartments were extremely well managed and very clean, towels, bins and bedding changed 3 times a week, and the maid was excellent. The pool and surrounding area was well maintained and at the time we was there it was a nice mix of people, both younger and older couples and families. Our apartment,room 3001 had a double bedroom and was very spacious and overlooked the pool and beacause we were on the top floor had lovely views out to sea(albiet over the golf course and a distance away). The only thing I thought was expensive was the air con, but it was an essential cost, having tried our first night without. I knew there would be a daily charge of about 8 euro but never realised that we had to times that by 2 because we had 2 bedrooms that required the air con!
We had a hire car for the whole 2 weeks which we picked up on our arrival at the airport and to me this made the whole diffence to our holiday. This couldnt have been a more superb base from which to travel to other resorts. Im not too sure that I would have felt the same about where the Georgia are placed had we had not had our car. We visited, Lindos, which is stunning, Rhodes town, which we also loved and every evening went into one of these or Falaraki or kolympia, which was just down the road. The days we didnt stay around the pool we went on our travels and saw the beautiful island, including butterfly valley and ancient kamiros. The beach is not good in Afandou,unless you dont mind shingle, you need to go into Falaraki for the nearest good one and the village is fairly quiet, but there is a selection of bars and restaurants. I think had I have had to stay there with no car for 2 weeks i may have been tearing my hair out but as a base from which to travel it couldnt be beaten because there is no doubt that the accomodation was great. The Greek night run by the apartments is good value for money and everyone seemed very frendly, especially towards the kids. All in all great accomodation and a beautiful island. "
- Travel date: Mon 17th of August 2009
"My wife and I have recently returned from a two week stay at the Georgia 2 apartments in Afandou, Rhodes.Our holiday period was from 23 July to 6 August 2009.All flights, transfers etc from both ends went to schedule and Thomas Cook delivered a good package deal as promised.The Georgia apartments were very clean and maid service was excellent. All facilities provided were to a good standard with a large pool, adequate sun loungers and poolside restaurant. The apartment complex was well managed with no excessive noise levels at any time (particularly at night)were child friendly and had a happy relaxed atmosphere.Local transport was available immediately outside the apartments with a good local taxi service. All staff were friendly and would assist in any capacity if required.
Everyone looks for something in a holiday and as far as we are concerned we got all of what we expected from it.We made new friends, talked to everyone and generally got on with it.I am always mindful that I am a tourist in a foreign country where the outlook and culture will be different and that I have to adapt to that change of pace of life. "
- Travel date: Fri 7th of August 2009