61 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Chill out in comfort
"We travel abroad quite a bit. This hotel is one of the few that we could not find fault with. With a lot of problems in the UK we were hoping for a chance to relax completely and just be looked after. Oceanis did it for us. Very clean throughout, smart rooms, clean, clean pools and plenty of cool areas to settle. We were treated superbly by genuinely helpful staff from the moment we arrived through to the last minutes of our departure. Don't you just love Greek food? Wondrous flavors cooked to perfection with so many herbs, spices and oils to experiment with to your hearts content. At mealtimes we were greeted and shown to the tables of our choice as if we were on a cruise ship ! My wife liked the house white wine and I found the red very much to my taste. Mostly we like to investigate our surroundings and while we did take the bus into lovely Rhodos, we were happy just chilling in our hotel. Hope you enjoy Oceanis as much as we have !"
- Travel date: 30th May 2014
NOT A 4 STAR BUT A 2 STAR TERRIBLE HOTEL WOULD NOT RECOMMEND
"Well this is the truth i arrived back yesterday after a week at this hotel... We had to change room the rooms are from the 1970s this really is only a two star hotel the bath had chips in it and all the floor tiles were cracked and this was a newly updated room. Please please do not be put off by good reviews this is not a good hotel. the food is repetative and not very good quality the rooms are dirty. the new swimmimg pool is good the old one the decking is raised and not cleaned..the sunbeds have seen much better days... We paid alot of money to stay here its awful."
- Travel date: 30th May 2013
Good value for great Hotel
"Friendly staff, good food (got repetitive after 4 days though) drinks always available, entertainment on the cheap side. The hotel itself VERY nice and clean, we had a mountain view ...nice and quiet âgo there again. Mosquitoes can be a problem, their bites can be nasty. "
- Travel date: 18th July 2010
Fantastic Holiday at the Oceanis Hotel, Ixia
"The staff at hotel Oceanis really looked after us on our weeks' holiday there and went the extra mile to ensure we had a great holiday. They were friendly and efficient right from the reception and bar staff through to the restaurant and housekeeping staff, and not to forget the animation team who worked tirelessly to ensure that both children and adults were kept entertained. The food at the hotel was really exceptional and far outweighed the expectations of our party of four adults. Although chips and spaghetti were on every lunchtime and evening I never had them once because the selection of food was huge and the quality of the food was superb. There was continuous food being brought out during the day so there was always something to eat. All the staff were continually cleaning and every area of the hotel that I came across was spotless. I would highly recommend this hotel and will certainly return there in the future."
- Travel date: 15th June 2010
"me and my boyfriend went on this holiday as our first, when we pulled up outside we thought WOW! exspecially as we got it cheaper from a family friend! i wouldn't say it was a 4* but a really nice holiday! we got met by a man at reception were we had to get WRIST BANDS (wasen't impressed-ruins your tan!) the food was simple but nice, and was repeated the same on each day so we knew what we were having on what day! room was basic but really all you do is sleep in them and get ready (5th floor downwards are getting updated) also the animation team were on neally EVERY night doing the same thing which got anoying after a week! i would recommend rhodes town. really enjoyed the holiday but wouldn't go back again as i like going new places! but for people who moan after this holiday are silly it was nice, what do you expect in a OLD traditional Greek town? "
- Travel date: 19th November 2009
Don't go If
"We have been on a number of holidays some good some bad but never one as noisey as this one, MY husband and i have just come home from this hotel the room we were given had a seaview but only after looking over a very large roof all you could see was a blank wall if you sat on your balcony , friendly staff a big fat no if you looked sideways in the reasturant your plate was gone, and the bar staff only smiled if you asked them to My husband and i are both in our fifties and just wanted a quite relaxing holiday we work fulltime and look forward to our holidays but nobody told us this resort had a road running right by it lat was like the M1 you took your life in your hands trying to get across it and there was no way of getting away from the noise and the fumes So dont go if you want a quite relaxing holiday we won't be going back"
- Travel date: 10th September 2009
Oceanis Hotel - Ixia
"My friend, who is a travel agent won this holiday through work and asked me if i would like to go, all we had to pay for were our flights. At first we didn't know what to expect as Ixia is a quiet resort compared to the likes of Faliraki, and if a 'party' holiday is what your looking for then dont go. However, to relax and have a steady drink in the evening it is perfect. After reading some reviews we were a little worried of what to expect but thought, oh well, its not cost us a lot...let me tell you i will be going back to the Oceanis in the near future and will be more than happy paying. The food was excellent, even my friend who is strictly an egg, chips and beans gal enjoyed the food everyday!! The animation team work very hard throughout the day and night. I am not the sort of person to join in activities in the day. A holiday to me is by the pool or beach with a book! However, the team were NOT pushy at all, all it took was a simple no thanks and away they went with a smile. The hotel song....hmmm annoyingly funny at first but let me say by the end of the week i was on the dance floor joining in and knowing the moves. The bar staff were fantastic too. Two bars one inside and out offering all local sprits, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Two beer pumps to help yourself. Although the all inclusive finished at 2300 the staff were more than happy to give you as many drinks as you wanted towards closing time, something that other all inc holidays i have been on do not do, and the inside bar stayed open, but you were charged after 2300. I would recommend this holiday to anyone, i had a fantasic, relaxing weeks holiday."
- Travel date: 11th June 2009
Good Food could do better
"We liked the food very much stayed later in a 4* in spain and was disappointed in comparison. Room smelt very smokey but they managed to find us another room whether fridge did not work. Staff very nice. Pool areas are very cramped right next to main road and the tennis court rather squalid table table net collapsed every other minute. Never mind here comes some more food. Nice cooling breeze from sea, met people from Faliraki who were very hot all week. Bit warm never mind there is plenty of ice cream on offer. Buses to Rhodes town from right outside hotel, but crossing road not easy. Only diet drink was rather weak coke, though coffee nice especially with ice cream. They leave passports on show behind reception desk. Rooms and particularly corridors and outside need some attention. They could do with extending the sunbathing areas over the top of the restaurant and car park. "
- Travel date: 2nd March 2009
Are you Kidding me !
"Im actually shocked at some of the posts on here about this place, what in the name of god do people expect for Â£500 all inclusive (PER COUPLE!) for a week in the sun ??? There are clearly some idiots on here who think that paying Â£250 a person should entitle them to a personal butler and to be served the finest champagne accompanied by lobster dinners and caviar .... get real ! Now lets clear up some things about this place, first of all im sure you WILL read on practically every review site that you will want a room on the top floor with a sea view (the other view is of the side of a hill/rock face) , I emailed them in advance and requested one and was told it was a first come first served basis, i told them it was for my honeymoon and again they refused to book the room, however ! , I was told there is an extra 10Euro per day charge for this type of room, i told them thats fine and got them to reserve the room with the promise of paying them cash on my arrival, which when i got there to my surprise they actually had done ! so i paid up and went upto my room, which was basic but modern and very clean, the view was simply stunning, was the 5th floor up overlooking the pool and the sea ..... was amazing waking upto that every day. 10euro a day sounds a lot but worth it .... why should you have to pay extra you say !! , well because it not fair on someone who gets a ground floor room looking at rocks is it. The hotel it's self is pretty big and there is a shop in it that sells basic things you might need - news papers/food/drinks ... The bar is pretty good and they have most stuff, however they could maybe take on a couple more bar staff, there is a beer pump inside and also outside for you help yourself, my first pint was a shocker and amused some old german fella, but by the end of the holiday i was pulling them like a pro ! Food - now my misses says Im a fussy eater and she was amazed that i tried lots of food a actually enjoyed all of it ! , i wouldn't say its 'top notch' but i also would put it higher up than canteen grade, there was about 5 huge tables which were constantly being stocked up with greek salads and meats and local dishes. I don't believe a word the poster before me put about the staff being rude and snatching cutlery out of his wife hands, the guys there were to say the least extremely helpful, our first night two of waiters helped and elderly guest to his seat and then went and got his food and drink for him and made sure he Ok, they did this every night, i found them really friendly and were happy to take photos for the guest who wanted their photos done. The pool - hmmm , now i guess this happens all over the world and i absolutely detest doing it BUT if you really wanted a good sunbed then you have no choice but to get up a 7am and leg it out there and put towels down, trust me when i say EVERYONE does it there. The entertainers ......... QUALITY, its basically 3 young people (2 girls and a guy) they do a great job keeping everyone amused round the pool, they speak about 10 languages ! and they do the evening stuff as well. The beach is across a very busy road , but if you walk to the hotel next door they have an underpass, (1 min walk). Its basically a stone beach and thats about all i can say .... The Area - pretty nice really, lots of food places and bars along the road, we had a night out in a fish place just down the road, was fantastic in there. If im really honest then i would say this place is a 3*, i was a little bit worried about going there after reading some of the posts on here but i can 100% say i would go back as we really did have a good time, and at the end of the day, 'Its what YOU make it' ! "
- Travel date: 30th October 2008
4* Hotel in Ixia!!!!
"To all those persons considering spending money using this Hotel as an All Inclusive stop on the Amazing Island of Rhodes. Be Warned: It is no way a 4* Hotel and the food is most days awful - you will need to take extra money to eat out. The rooms look nothing like the brochure, we had to move due to state of room - I have spent time in 1/ 2* B&B's in Blackpool that put the rooms to shame. We met people there and went into their rooms and they were all in need of decorating, cleaning and the carpets looked like they had bleach spots all over them. If you are around 5' - 5'5" you will fit in the bathroom, They are not designed for anyone over this height. I am 6'4" so struggle in most places but this was a joke. Our Olympic Rep was actually telling people it was a bad hotel and that Rhodes was a terrible place to be..... Don't travel with Olympic or if you do don't be surprised if you arrive at the welcome meeting and the rep is not there and you don't get to see her until you leave. Every other rep from Thomson, First Choice etc came to see us and they let us know what we needed to. We found that there were some really freindly greek members of staff and can count them on one hand, the rest unfortunately were rude, arrogant and made you feel like you were an inconvenience. Every picture i have seen for this Hotel depicts a beautiful location with a lovely pool. When you get there you are quickly surprised to find that the pool is actually engulfed with the most sunbeds i have ever seen. Every spot of free space was taken up by a sunbed, which is great because more people can get to use it but you felt like you were touching the people next to you. The rules surrounding the All Inclusive side of things are stricter than anywhere i have ever been. You were literally thrown out of the breakfast room at 9.30am by the staff (even though it would not be used until that evening). My wife had the food utensils taken out of her hand whilst she was actually selecting her lunch because we arrived at 2.30pm for our lunch and it closed at 2.30pm. Absolutely insane behaviour from anyone and reception did not care one bit. You could not get multiple drinks just before 11pm as the all inclusive drinks finished then - to make you buy more afterwards from the bar. The lights were turned off and we were asked not to talk outside after 11.30...... it continued on and on. The only thing i would say about the Hotel is that it employed one of the funniest and most professional entertainers i have ever met. His name was Matt and he was from Tunisia and if he would not have been there the hotel would have had so many complaints and also probably had around 50 or more people leave the Hotel. Please think twice about what you are after from your holiday but know that this hotel will unfortunately cost you more as you will have to eat out most nights, you will not want to stay in the hotel so trips will be frequent. Ixia has so much to offer so enjoy the area and the people are most welcoming. A very dissapointed customer who sincerely hopes that you do not waste your hard earned money on this Hotel. "
- Travel date: 13th October 2008
Arrived at the hotel rather early, aroun...
"Arrived at the hotel rather early, around 2am, we were given our key and were pointed at some stairs. We took the lift which was opposite. Had an initial problem of finding how the electricity worked as we wern't told so it was a stroll down to reception half asleep. But only a minor problem. Staff are very knowledgable about the hotel and the area which is useful if your not sure what to do. Food, i thought was lush. But others i suspect tend to disagree, but its just great that you can get there and its full of food, usually pretty hot, and you can have as much as you want. My idea of heaven! Didnt vary too much but theres alot to choose from. The salad and fruit was very fresh! Pool was beautiful, looks even prettier when your there than it does on the pictures. So much room, never crowded and plenty of sunbeds for everyone. Also the shop in the hotel sells inflatables and lots of different things such as hundreds of different magazines and papers which is handy. Shops a few minutes down the road which are quite reasonable and sell the things you would tend to forget or break. E.g EU adapter for just over a Euro for example. Me and the girlfriend had a sea view room on the 3rd floor, out of 5, and it was stunning to say the least. You can even make out the turkish mountains too! Sunsets are wonderfull and Rhodes itself is a very lovely place, cheap taxis etc. Waterpark only 14Euros away from the hotel. One problem is the road infront of the hotel, very busy! Be prepared to wait a few minutes to get to the beach!Mini golf about 2minutes down the road in another hotel. Really entertaining for only about 5euro each. Watersports available opposite for a price! Would recommend the hotel, we both thoroughly enjoyed our stay as did all the people we met! Would definately return if and when we go back to Rhodes. "
- Travel date: 21st September 2008
We have just come back from what we hope...
"We have just come back from what we hoped was a restfull holiday, the sun shone the greeks were great the hotel well if you like music from 10 am to midnight its the one for you not us. The sae view is great you do pay extre but the rooms are over the disco. The view advertised fron the other side is wooded yes and very close although a little queiter on a night it faces south so is hot. And has noise contamination from the the swimming pool during the day and the next hotel at night. We spent a lot of our time out of the hotel just trying to find some relaxation. So a place not for the faint hearted perhaps only deaf or pissed. Food- a fair selection not Greek. Had to go out to find local food (not evern on Greek night, where the music was not even Greek) We did complaine but their was no interest show at the hotel. Unfortunatly it coloured our Rhodes experience so we may visit again but will not chose a 5 star hotel in a holiday resort. Watch out for the RCI people giving away holidays for only 2 hours of you time. "
- Travel date: 6th September 2008
Top traveller tips for Oceanis Hotel
"PLEASE DO NOT GO UNLESS ITS A VERY VERY CHEAP DEAL"
"For an interesting day out and to purchase all your souvenirs & gifts, visit the old town of Rhodes."
"Although a quiet, small place, Rhodes Town and Faliraki are not that far."
"Food in hotel great no eating anywhere else"
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