15 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"4 of us all girs aged between 35 - 40 stayed here and loved every minute. It was so clean and the staff so professional and friendly. the pool was massive ,and you had lots of choice of food around the pool. On an evening there was entertainment in the main bar , there was also a lovely restaurant set outside in the gardens, all candlelit, the food was gorgeous. Ixis resort was fun for a night out (carbella, Luna and FBI bar) and for a taxi ride to Rhodes it was 8 euros although the hotel added 2 euros to the fare if you asked them to ring from reception) the first night we got put in the appts which were even nicer. I dont actually know how you book the appts as all the online bookings refer only to the hotel, but I would defo return to this hotel again "
- Travel date: 5th October 2011
"This was our return visit to the Hotel Dionysos, previously visiting the same time last year (end May-begining June). The hotel is set just off the main road, and off the street, therefore a more peaceful residence for the stay. The hotel is well maintained, it has a character of it's own, well kept lawns, trees and plants, and is lit up at night with little finishing touches such as candles around reception, giving it its own individual feel. The rooms are cleaned daily, staff helpful, with a well stocked shop at the entrance of the hotel enabling drinks to be bought at a fraction of the price of those at the bar. These purchases can be taken to the pool and enjoyed. The pool area has access to the bar, a poolside restaurant, cafe, swim up pool bar & a kebab kiosk, also selling drinks and hot dogs, but can become costly. Breakfast in the hotel is vast (remember to take your check in card or you'll have to sit in the naughty corner!, with a Greek style 'English Breakfast', various breads, pastries, fruits, cakes, meats and cheeses amongst other goodies! The hotel grounds have a tennis court, table tennis table, air hockey table, snooker table and mini golf. Some of these are chargeable. This year we noticed a lot of sunloungers with towels over them but noone claiming them until later on in the afternoon - this was very frustrating. Also last year the evening entertainment was 6 nights a week, ranging from dancers to magicians and kareoke. This year the entertainment was restricted - and one performer was on for 3 nights a week. The retriction was apparently due to various acts not being able to perform due to certain customers on a particular flight out being disturbed by it on their final evening. However, was told by a staff memeber that they also demanded breakfast at 2am before they left so they had to open the breakfast room to keep peace! Would we go back? Yes. Last year, 4 adults, this year 4 adults & 1 child.....no children next time if we went there...I feel a little more of an adults place to b & relax......"
- Travel date: 7th July 2010
"It was a great holiday. One of the best we had. Hotel is just great. Great staff, very clear, food great. The beach is also close and nice. It is windy but I would warmly recommend that be-cause there is no wind on the other side of the island and it is simply too warm. This wind is exactly you need at the beach. The hotel is close to the Rhodes cityâ¦ Only 10 min drive with a local bus that costs 3.50 euros. You want a great holidayâ¦ go to Rhodes and stay in Dionysos."
- Travel date: 19th August 2007
Our second stay at the Dionysos and we w...
"Our second stay at the Dionysos and we were not let down, superb service by all the staff, huge breakfast selection, very clean, friendly and helpful, this really is fantastic value. 10/10. Ixia does not offer the best beach its coarse sand and pebbles may not be particularly comfortable on the feet, but the people are very welcoming, and on the whole the food in the countless number of restaurants is good. I can recommend The Olympic near the very north end of Ixia ,Yanos works very hard to provide home make food and a fantastic complementary cocktail 7.5/10, the Ideal cafe good lunch time venue (near to the Hilton) 8/10 and Platoons (I think thatâs what it's called) for evening dinner in the main southern end 9/10. Cosmos well they are the only British tour operator to go to the Dionysos. We felt they did not really try hard enough when it mattered. Our party of 11, aged 25 - 50, were into doing our own thing and with 6 of us windsurfing every day our boards hired in advance with surfline Rhodes , we said to the rep that we would probably not be around for the meetings, with the sort of heat out there you need to up and out in the morning plus wasted time when is windy is a crime, so when we needed to contact the rep, when one of us became very ill with a throat infection, we couldn't we relied totally on the reception staff to contact the doctors, they were far more concerned the rep never even tried to see us or make contact with us 0/10."
- Travel date: 11th August 2007
Enjoyed our stay
"Spent a lovely relaxing week at this hotel in September 2006 - we did hire a car for the week which we would absolutely recommend as although Ixia as a resort is nice enough, it was pretty quiet and it was nice to be able to see the island - The hotel was about 100 meters from the nearest beach, but the best beaches in Rhodes are definitely mostly on the eastern side of the island which wasn't a problem by car. Rhodes Town is only about a 10 minute drive away and Faliraki is about 20 minutes, and Lindos (which is beautiful and must be seen!) is around one hour away. The hotel has plenty of parking space so that is certainly not a problem. The staff in the hotel were ok, mostly friendly but very businesslike particularly reception but that was fine with us. Rooms were very nice, fairly large and clean, we had a huge balcony as we were on the corner overlooking the pool which was a bonus, the only problem we had was the terrible airconditioning - it literally would not work no matter how many times we tried, this was such a shame as the room got terribly hot and we had to resort to opening the balcony door overnight which was a bit of a worry. The only other issue (and we really hate to say it, but...) there weren't many other brits there, it seemed to be a very popular hotel with other europeans - swedes, germans, spanish in particular - but had a distinct lack of brits, guess they were all in Faliraki! Obviously not a major issue, but amazingly after a couple of days we did begin to miss hearing a bit of english spoken around us (I know, I know!!) The pool area was really lovely and had definitely attracted us to the hotel when booking on Expedia and it didn't disappoint. The pool was huge, like a lagoon and plenty of room for serious swimmers and children alike and the swim up bar was a great addition too. All in, it was a great holiday in a lovely hotel (with very minor niggles) and absolutely recommended - particularly Lindos which is stunning - be sure to have a meal in one of the rooftop restaurants which all compete to see who can be the highest. Its magical watching the sunset, you won't be disappointed!!"
- Travel date: 5th July 2007
"We had a wonderful stay at the Dionysos Hotel, at Ixia in Rhodes. -The hotel was very pretty with a magical pool and beautiful gardens. -The hotel staff were friendly and helpful. -Our bedrooms were standard garden view rooms but they had a nice view including a view of the ocean. When the air conditioner in our room broke down, the hotel went out of their way to resolve the problem offering us another room to sleep in while our room was being fixed so that we would not have to move our clothes. -The breakfast was very attractivly served in a sunny breakfast room with wonderful views. -The pool side restaurant had good salads etc...the diningroom was not as good (and was a bit expensive) but there were lots of tavernas within a short walk. -In the evening there were fun shows suitable for the family. -The hotel is not on the beach but the beach (pebble) is very close...perhaps a 3 min walk at the most. We preferred the pool though because the water was a bit rough when we were there. -The hotel is about 15 min from town ...just a short cab ride but there are also many shops and tavernas within a 10 min. walk of the hotel."
- Travel date: 3rd July 2007
Not perfect, but a nice place to stay
"We stayed at the Hotel Dionysos for three days in June 2007. Overall, we found the hotel to be quite good and very reasonably priced ($100 USD night, including breakfast). The staff spoke English and were very attentive. The hotel is in good shape (built in the early 1970's), and the rooms are large but not fancy. The hotel has a sign in the room that indicates the beds are of the highest quality, however I suspect it was put there by management after receiving complaints from guests about how hard the mattresses are. The bathrooms are small, basic, and functional. One aspect of the rooms that Americans (and probably others)will find disconcerting is that some of the room doors lock with a key from BOTH the inside and the outside. This is a potential saftey problem, especially if you travel with children. If there was an emergency that required evacuation you better hope the keys in the door or you won't be going anywhere until its located. The TV was small but had a good variety of stations, and lets face it, if your on the island of Rhodes you won't be in your room much. The pool area was great. Its very large with plenty of pool chairs (bring your own beach towels), but umbrellas are scarce. A swim up bar makes getting a drink quick and easy. The food and the service in the bar and restuarants was above average and resonably priced."
- Travel date: 1st July 2007
Had a wonderful time
"I stayed in the Dionysos Hotel for four days in July, 2006. The hotel room was a bit on the basic side, but airy and comfortable. There was a large double bed and an additional sofabed (unfortuantely no rooms with two twin beds were available). There was also an additional small sitting area within the room. The balcony faced the water but only had a partial view, as the mammoth Rodos Palace Hotel was in the way. Other rooms have a view of the hotel's garden and the hills behind the hotel. The bathroom was of a decent size and was clean, and the rooms were cleaned daily. The air conditioning worked quite well. The television featured a large variety of local and satellite stations. There was a slight lack of power outlets in the room we stayed in. Breakfast was good. The dining area wasn't very cool, but it was large and the selection of food was very good, and the food was fresh. There were eggs, toast, bacon, sausages, cold cuts, cereals, cheese, fruit, cakes, fresh-baked breads, and more. The place could get crowded during peak times, however. The staff in reception was very friendly and accommodated all of our requests and the lobby/reception area was clean and comfortable. There was a large pool and plenty of sunbeds and chairs all around, a souvlaki stand, a snack bar, and another restaurant downstairs, which had Greek and international cuisine and was pretty good. There was live Greek music and dancing one evening and the bar was pretty lively at night. The hotel offered internet service in a small alcove next to the lobby, on brand-new PCs. Cards to access the internet could be purchased at the reception desk at a somewhat steep rate (it was 4 Euro for an hour if I'm not mistaken). The hotel also featured a small mini-supermarket and gift shop, and amenities such as a tennis court. There was a parking lot off to the rear and there never was any problem finding a space to park our rental. The hotel was about 100 meters from the nearest beach, and one has to cross a fairly busy street to get there. However, the best beaches in Rhodes are mostly on the eastern side of the island. Getting to those beaches isn't too difficult by car. Rhodes Town is only about a 10 minute drive away, and Faliraki is about 20 minutes, while Lindos is around one hour by car. Overall I had a very positive experience here and would definitely consider staying again."
- Travel date: 26th June 2007
great nice and relaxing
"My wife and i stopped for a week in june great weather ,spottless hotel , breakfast food average, night meals in hotel good. We were the only british there but everybody ok.If your after a nice quite chill out this is the one for you."
- Travel date: 25th June 2007
"We stayed (me and my husband) in this hotel 2002. I have only good things to say about the hotel. Fantastic pool, nice room, good breakfast and lovely breakfast room. The garden around the hotel is also absolutely beautiful. The hotel it self is a great choice. But if you are a younger couple or a young group of people looking for entertainment Ixia it self is a complete dead spot. You will have to pay for taxis into Rhodes town, it is not far, but still another cost for you. Didnât think the beach around Ixia was to great ether so we stayed mostly around the great pool at the hotel. So, Hotel Dionysos â great, Ixia â bad for nightlife and choices of pubs and bars."
- Travel date: 10th June 2007
Great for kids, good food
"We stayed at the Dionysos in June last year. We were happy to arrive after several flights, coming from the US. (We were the ONLY Americans at the hotel- lots of Europeans, a few Greek tourists) We wanted somewhere to get over the jetlag and relax before really starting to "tour". This hotel was a good choice. It has a huge pool, at which we spent a lot of time....although getting chairs can be a little difficult if you're not out there early. The hotel is a little overrun with the under 12 set so the pool can get a little loud/obnoxious. If you have kids, however, this is an ideal place! This hotel is not on the beach. You can walk a couple blocks to get to the beach, but it didn't look very nice (I think the nicer beaches are at the other end of the island.) Rooms are a little dated but we had a good view out our glass door. We had a corner room so we had a big balcony. The one complaint about the rooms was that the hotel hadn't turned on the A/C yet. They apparently don't turn it on till a certain date each summer and we were too early. It was, however, plenty hot to require A/C, especially for sleeping at night. This was our biggest disappointment because we would toss and turn in a hot room every night. The food at the hotel is very good. Breakfast is pretty standard but lunch and dinner were quite good and very reasonably priced. Drinks were also not very expensive. There are a few restaurants that are a long walk (20 minutes) or short cab ride away. There's also a little store at the end of the hotel drive where you could buy beer, pop and snacks. Each night the hotel has some kind of entertainment in the lobby, whether it be live music or local/cultural dancers. The hotel is about a 10 minute cab ride to the Old Town- go on a non-cruise ship day if you help it."
- Travel date: 16th March 2007
This hotel exceeded our expectations and...
"This hotel exceeded our expectations and continued to excel throughout our stay, friendly staff, very clean rooms, good food. Down side, slightly noisy at the front or the hotel, some sort of pump running, which distracted from another wise very peaceful balcony retreat. Luggage room a little too small. "
- Travel date: 17th December 2006
Dionysos Hotel is also called
- dionysos hotel ixia