33 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"Just returned from a fabulous 2 weeks staying at the Paleos apartments. The reveiws speak for themselves this really is a wonderful place to stay. the rooms are a very good size and kept very clean, (very modern compared to some we have stayed in in greece) pool area lovely and always kept tidy and clean. The family are so welcoming and become part of your holiday, Mamas food is the best ! we would certainly recommend this place and will be returning."
- Travel date: 16th August 2011
"had a week here in may 2011, very good family run business always very helpful and polite and nothing was to much trouble and very welcoming. room was very clean towels regulary beds made daily lovely views from the apartment. fantastic breakfast served by georgina and maria. car hire available from reception which we had for 3 days at a reasonable price. evening meals served by yannis with bar til late drinks was topped up. ideal place for beach only 10 min walk, lalyssos town only a 20 min walk from the aportment with good restaurants and shops. bus service every 20 mins into rhodes town well worth seeing overall we had a great holiday and would definatley return next time we are in rhodes."
- Travel date: 14th May 2011
"Just returned from our 2 weeks in Rhodes. What a wonderful place to say, the Paleos family were absolutely fantastic. The apartments were well maintained, spacious and very comfortable. The pool area was fantastic no problems with getting a sunbed (which is a bonus). We were very well looked after teh family could never do enough for you. Georgia is a fantastic cook with all fresh ingredients supplied from their own garden, Mike you are a fantastic gardener. Giannis and marie were absolute diamonds . We really enjoyed out stay here. Thanks xx"
- Travel date: 2nd August 2010
"super holiday, friendly familey, we went to unwind for 1 week then meet up with lots of friends who were coming for our 2nd week, we were made very welcome by the whole familey, and given good advice about where to go and what to see in rhodes as we had never been before. we walked up to the cross but you need to be fit to walk although you can get a bus or taxi up, the views are breathtaking and you can even see the planes taking of and landing. georgies food was always good and she would make you anything even if it was not on the meue, though sometimes mike was too quick with the grilling of the meat. yanic ran the bar and was very helpful although he did keep running out of differant drinks although he did get them for the next day. when we were going home the whole familey came to see us of and make sure we were in the right taxi overall it was a super holiday "
- Travel date: 29th September 2009
"This was mine and my husbands first holiday away on our own and it was the best holiday ever. The appartments are so spacious and spotless, the pool is lovely with loads of loungers and always kept so tidy. The complex is run by the paleos family who treated myself and my husband like a king and a queen they are so lovely (thankyou Maria for being so good to us)we both fell in love with georgia the mother she must be the best cook on rhodes island and everything is so fresh (you have a heart of gold georgia). From now on this is where we will always spend our holidays."
- Travel date: 23rd June 2009
My boyfriend and I have just returned fr...
"My boyfriend and I have just returned from a lovely holiday on Rhodes island. We thankfully missed the XL crisis by only a day! We stayed in Paleos Apartments in Ialyssos. The apartments are spacious, clean and well kept. Towels were changed daily if we left them in the bathroom (and not on the balcony to dry, as would be logical) and sheets were changed twice during the week. The balcony overlooked the road but I really didn't find it all that noisy or intrusive. You could barely hear it in the room with the window closed. As for the planes, they do fly over the apartments but, again, not as noisy as I had expected. Air-con can be purchased at reception (E40 for the week) but is only in the bedroom. My only issue with the apartments was that they were most definitely not set up for self catering. We had one pot, one pan, a colander, some cutlety, plates, cups, glasses and bowls. However, no chopping board which I would have considered pretty standard for self-catering. Made it very difficult for preparing most meals as we didn't want to cut things up on the worksurfaces. For cooking, there was only a small hob. No toaster/microwave/oven and only a travel kettle for boiling water. The facilities were ok for just the two of us but I would expect it to be very difficult to cater for a family of 4 or more. As someone who has always stayed in selfcatered accommodation on holiday, it came as a surprise to me that the cooking equipment would be so limited. I'm making a point of including this because, as we are both students, we picked self-catered accommodation because it would mean we would have to spend less money eating out and have more money to spend on normal bought-in meals but we only ate-in twice and spent the rest of our time eating out. Let me add that this problem didn't really effect our enjoyment of the holiday and we loved the rest of the apartments! The pool area was kept very clean during our stay and there were always sunbeds available. The snackbar beside the bowl was very nice and Georgina made us some *great* bacon butties on our last day. We ate at the main restaurant once during our stay and it was lovely. Proper homemade food with some complementary fried potatoes! We spent almost every evening back at the bar- well attended by Yannis and very reasonable prices! The apartments are set out from the main town which I personally prefered but it was quite a walk to get there along a dangerous road which is obviously being developed at the moment so I'll glaze over that. We only ever walked through the town and never stopped for drinks but it seems very tourist friendly. There is a large supermarket a few 100m down the road from the apartments which has all the food you would need. The beach is a nice 10min walk from the apartments. It is rocky, especially in the sea so I'd suggest flipflops when walking about. Quite breezy too but this was very refreshing when we were sitting in the sun! Something like E7 to rent two sunloungers from the ladies down there... We ate out almost every night we were there. I'm aware it's not very Greek but the Chinese restaurant down the road called the Hong Kong was very nice. The Rainbow bar at the beach was very good too. On the last night we walked at little further along the road, through the big junction in the town and past the video shop with all the big models (you can't miss it) and found this absolutely beautiful restaurant called Pardalos Kokoras (19 Iraklidon Av.). It serves gourmet Greek food and it was quite possibly the best meal I have ever had. It wasn't too expensive either! Anyway, please try it, so lovely with a very nice patio garden out the back to eat in! Across the road from the apartments is a bus stop (at the moment, there's no sign to tell you this but if you ask the man in the sports shop he'll tell you were to stand and you can just flag down the bus). The bus will take you into Rhodes town for E2 (E4 return) and from this stop in town, is a kiosk where you can get buses to any of the big attractions on the island for very reasonable prices (something like E5 to Faliraki). We went to the Valley of the Butterflies which was very nice and filled almost a whole day. You almost go back on yourself with the buses to get there because you end up passing the apartments again on the way. However, it meant we could get off the bus on the way back at the apartments rather than going back to Rhodes again...if that makes sense. Anyway, the butterflies are definitely worth seeing and probably very good for kids. Aside from that, we spent most of our time visiting Rhodes Town. The Old Town is beautiful and very historical. Lots of touristy shops to practice your bartering in but also The Palace of the Grand Masters and the Knight Street which are worth a visit. I wouldn't suggest eating in Rhodes Town, simply because it's very expensive but we had lunch there several times and it was always nice. So, overall we had a brilliant first holiday in Rhodes and the Paleos Apartments were a very nice base for us. The family who run the place are very hospitable and work very hard (maybe too hard!) to keep their guests happy. Georgina was more than happy to order us a taxi on the last day (E13 to the airport by the way) which saved us standing on the road to flag one down and she was brilliant with all the children who were staying. We didn't have to stay past the check out time but I did think the extra charge was a bit unfair. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a relaxing holiday in a clean apartment with beautiful surroundings. However, if you want a proper self-catered experience, I wouldn't go here. It's a shame because the rest of the complex really is wonderful! "
- Travel date: 23rd September 2008
This is the sixth visit we have made to ...
"This is the sixth visit we have made to these apartments over the past few years and the second visit in the current year. We have just returned (Sept 08 ) from another delightful holiday during which we introduced our eldest son and his wife to the Paleos. They were so delighted with the place that they are already considering a return next year. Our younger son with his partner and our granddaughter were equally delighted when we took them in June this year. The Paleos apartments are run by a family of four people, dad Mike, Mother Georgina ,daughter Maria and son Gianni with some assistance from other staff members. They are the most friendly and helpful family who go out of their way to ensure that your holiday is a success. The apartments are spacious and clean and better than most I have visited in Greece. There is never any problem finding sunloungers around the pool even when the apartments are all full. The bar is friendly and comfortable and the restaurant provides good Greek food at very reasonable prices and with generous portions. These are very often supplemented by 'extra free items' such as dishes of fried aubergines , courgettes + potatoes with Greek herbs, brought to your table , courtesy of 'Mamma' (Georgina) who does the cooking with her husband Mike. Maria and Gianni back up this husband and wife team and are both very friendly, kind and always ready to chat. It is no wonder that many of the guests are regulars who come back every year and often two or more times in the same year . It is very pleasant on returning for holiday to bump in to the same people over and over again and to realise how much these apartments and the Paleos family are liked. It is difficult to understand where the few adverse reviews have come from ...........are they serial complainers who always look for the worst in a place. We will certainly continue to return here for our holidays. "
- Travel date: 21st September 2008
I have just returned from a fantastic ho...
"I have just returned from a fantastic holiday in Rhodes, these apartments are very spacious probably the biggest I have ever stayed in. The appartments are run by a familly who make you feel very welcome and will go out of their way for you. The pool is just the right size for familly and children and is very peacefull. The food is fresh and the service is with a smile. Dont be put of by the reviews of the main road at the front of the appartments, I could not hear traffic in my room nor by the pool and was far more peacefull than a busy hotel and of which most hotels are also next to main roads. No problem in getting a sun lounger by the pool unlike in the big hotels, Very relaxing. My thanks to Georgina,Mike, Yannis and Maria for making my holiday very enjoyable. "
- Travel date: 15th September 2008
Stayed in the Paleos Apartments for 2 we...
"Stayed in the Paleos Apartments for 2 weeks,The rooms are basic but standard as expected for Greece. There are plenty of sun beds for everybody, the pool is a good size. These appartments are run by a lovely family Maria run the pool bar she is very friendly and great with all the kids, Yannis runs the bar in the evening and is also very friendly and helpful. Would recommend these appartments to any one looking for a nice quiet relaxing holiday "
- Travel date: 13th September 2008
These are simple but adequate apartments...
"These are simple but adequate apartments with decent funiture and beds. Cooking is on 2 hotplates, electric kettle. Cooking utensils are one saucepan, one frying pan. The balconys on our side of the building overlooked the bar and road, so could be very noisy in an evening. Room was kept very clean except the balcony which was not touched throughout the holiday, hence a filthy balcony with dirty furniture. Nice but steeply sloping deep pool. Plenty of sunloungers. Pool bar serving good snacks and drinks at fair prices. The apartments are owned and run by a local family who are friendly and work very hard. Aircon is E40 extra for a week, and is only in the bedroom. E25 for keeping room after 12 noon. There is not a curtesy room or shower. What a rip off! These apartments are too far from any amenities. 15 min. walk to nearest town along a dusty dangerouse road with the obligatory half built pavements full of holes. Piles of rubbish and old building materials scattered along the route (something we noticed everywhere on the island to be honest). The town, Ialysoss, leads into the tourist area towards the beach. Lots of tavernas, bars, supermarkets and shops. The prices in these are expensive, and in our opinion the food quality in the tourist tavernas is poor value. We were hoping for a Greek island holiday that we experienced when visiting other islands some ten years ago. Sadly we were very much dissapointed. This was an expensive holiday."
- Travel date: 11th September 2008
We have just returned from 2 weeks in Rh...
"We have just returned from 2 weeks in Rhodes. We stayed at the Paleos Appts and had an amazing holiday. Rhodes is a beautiful Island and Ialysos is a lovely area to stay. The appts are about 700 m from the beach, the walk is pleasant especially in the evening, walking back from the Rainbow bar. The appts are basic (could do with a few more pans, a toaster and microwave) but are clean and spacious with great air con (75 euros for 2 weeks). The family who run the appts are great, Maria the daughter is very friendly and extemely helpful, she gave us great advice about the best places to visit and helped us to get a brilliant deal on car hire and moped hire. Yannis who runs the bar is also very friendly and just as helpful. Georgia the mother, is a truly lovely woman with a kind heart and Mick the father keeps the grounds and pool looking lovely. We tried to go exploring the island most days, but if you just want to lie by the pool there are always sunbeds and its a great place to relax. The beach is on the Agean side of the Island, so the sea is very blue and great for surfers. If you travel to the other side of the island there are some gorgeous bays where the beaches are sandy and the sea is the med and very calm. Our favourite places to visit were Lindos, Rhodes town and Tsampika Bay. All I can say to the people who stay in big all inclusive hotels in greece, is you are missing out on experiencing the welcome and warmth of family run appartments like Paleos Appts."
- Travel date: 19th July 2008
Everything said in prior reviews is corr...
"Everything said in prior reviews is correct but I just wanted to add extra weight to their messages with my opinion that the family who run the apartments and also the guests have contributed to an excellent holiday and hopefully give you confidence to try this place out! The location of the apartments is upwind of the airport but as said before this isn't a problem as they aren't directly above you and are weirdly interesting to watch come in and not that noisy. The Paleos has a lovely front garden which also doubles up as their outdoor restaurant. It is one of the few buildings that is actually 'finished' and is low key but not unattractive. The rooms are reasonable and you do have to pay about 30 euros a week for the air cons(standard for many places) which we didn't use. The shower was excellent. The swimming pool is a good size for the number of people staying there and there are enough beds to flake out on. The family all have their different roles but their warmth and friendship turn up in everything they do and are the strongest element in the Paleos' offer - it's a slow burning thing but you really grow to like them and value this above any impersonal/cold experience you can get from so many other hotels.The family are easy going and never make 'jobsworth' decisions that irritate. The island of Rhodes does everything else for you and altogether makes this a place to well worth considering."
- Travel date: 9th July 2008
Top traveller tips for Paleos Apartments
"paleos restaurant, walk up to the cross"
"visit the old part of Trianda"
"apartments are set on a main road and the walk into Trianta village is about 10 minutes"