13 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Hotel Castello Di Rodi had everything my...
"Hotel Castello Di Rodi had everything my wife and I needed for a relaxing holiday to recharge our batteries. Reading the other reviews, I think it is unfair because things have clearly changed since! We were greeted with a smile everyday and there was always at least one member of staff around to help us if we needed any advice about the area and services and our room and the whole area were cleaned perfectly daily. This personal contact makes it a very unique and homely place to stay. For example, while my wife stayed in bed in the mornings I would get up at 6 o clock and start working on my laptop (using the wireless connection) in the courtyard which was perfect because it was so peaceful. I could make myself coffee and sit down on the sofa surrounded by pillows. We didn't have breakfast booked but we were able to have it on the days we wanted and choose what we liked also. Croissants, fresh baguettes and fruit, for example. We loved the location because we could take a 5 minute walk to the beach or a 15 minute bus ride to visit Rhodes Old Town and city centre. Our suite was always cleaned efficiently and thoroughly. Staff would also ask us each day if we were satisfied and if there was anything they could do for us. Brilliant service! We will definitely be coming back. "
- Travel date: 7th September 2007
Overpriced with few facilities, the web ...
"Overpriced with few facilities, the web site does NOT to my mind give a true picture of this establishment. The pool - agreed, is lovely; though the windy roof top means there is no shade and parasols would just blow away. There is no children's pool nor more shallow area in the pool, apart from the steps into it. The courtyard for breakfast is charming but the very few tables meant they were almost always occupied with no spaces. We paid extra for a sea view and when we questioned the fact that the sea was not visible we were shown that if we stood right in the far corner (on a chair if you are short, can you believe it?!) on our balcony, we could just glimpse a square inch or two of blue on the distant horizon! Rooms are 'OK' basic but clean though often were not cleaned until the evening which meant we could not get in on return from a day out until cleaners had been - so inconvenient when you are hot, sticky and tired. Breakfast, as mentioned in earlier review was abysmal. We travel in Europe a lot and are well used to continental breakfast. Bread and jam does NOT constitute continental breakfast! There were no meats, cheeses, eggs, fruit or any of the usual components. A real disappointment! There is a huge reception area but this is not a manned reception and front doors remain locked - night and day. Locks are at floor level so meant scrabbling round on the ground to get out - or in. We met a couple there who had to wait 45mins on arrival to gain entry as no-one was in to open doors when they arrived! In fact it was hard to find anyone at times as the only staff, apart from 2 cleaners, seems to be the owner plus one young man. Not adequate for a place of this size surely? There was no-one to ask about car hire, buses, restaurants or local interest - in short, the advice you expect to gain from a real hotel was not forthcoming. All in all - without bar, reception, restaurant, visible staff and no other facilities I do not see how this can be classified as a 'Hotel'. It served us a simply a 'Bed and Breakfast' but charges way over the odds for this. Would we go back? Not a chance. "
- Travel date: 25th August 2006
Hotel with a difference
"I would highly recommend this hotel. The owner Beatrice provides a personal service second to none. Nothing is too much trouble and her knowlege of and advice on Rhodes was invaluable. The hotel is a peaceful and secure haven; the front door is always locked and every guest has their own key. This is a truely small and friendly hotel. To be fair, some rooms overlook a busy road, ours did, but 1. There are lots of trees masking it, 2. It was 90% cars, 9% buses, and 1% lorries 3. It quietened down on a night 4. If you live next to a road like I do you don't notice it. If you are susceptable to road noise then ask for a room facing away from the road. There are two beaches nearby, Rhodes town is a 10 minute bus ride away, and try the Medusa restaurant if only for the Nikos greeting! All I can add is this hotel made our holiday."
- Travel date: 26th November 2005
Returning to our home at the Castello Di Rodi
"Lesley & Gerry have been coming back each year to the Castello Di Rodi because we love it so much & it feels like our second home. It is a family run hotel.lovingly decorated in a castle theme with beautiful fauna,superb grounds & magnificent pool area.This is our 5th year & looking forward to many more;2006 cannot come quick enough,& this is all down to Beatrice the lovely owner & her team,who have made us so welcome from the very first year back in 2001,& since then have built up a real friendship. The beautiful courtyard is where you can sit,relax & have breakfast with friends & have a chat if you like,sampling Beatrice's lovely marble cake which is homemade & one slice is always not enough. The yoghurt with honey is also especiially nice. All the rooms are very tastefully decorated with a medieval theme,with many having air conditioning,fridges,televisions & balconies with lovely views & very comfortable. The position of this hotel is ideal for quietness,just to chill out & have a really peaceful holiday,or just down the road you can sample the more traditional Greek style of restaurants,bars & shops. We always hire a car just to see more of the island & its magnificent beaches. Nothing is too much trouble at the Castello & Beatrice is a wonderful host,& of course to us now a very good friend. It says a lot for this lovely hotel when people like ourselves & many that we have met,keep returning year after year. You can keep the larger hotels,where you become just a number & they can be so unfriendly. The Castello Di Rodi must be in our view one of,if not the best family run Hotel on the island. Thank you for many lovely holdays Beatrice."
- Travel date: 16th October 2005
Beatrice's Beautiful Castello
"Castello di Rodi in Kalithea must be one of the most beautiful, small, friendly hotels on Rhodes. Unlike the larger hotels this one has more of the personal touch with Beatrice, the owner, and Alexandra ready to welcome you and ensure that your holiday is enjoyable. Have breakfast in the lovely courtyard surrounded by flowers and trees and with the magnificent 40ft high bourgainvillias and jasmines climbing up the walls. The hotel is situated close to two beaches, restaurants, cocktail bars, various shops and mini-markets and is within walking distance of the village of Koskinou and Kalithea Spa. Rhodes Old Town and the now much quieter resort of Faliraki are just a short taxi or bus ride away. We've already booked our 'white room' for 2006."
- Travel date: 5th October 2005
Castello di Rodi
"I really enjoyed my stay at the Castello di Rodi. The hotel has a very pleasant atmosphere with a lovely courtyard setting, where I was really made to feel at home. The hotel is also not too far from Rhodes Town and there are also two beaches nearby. The hotel's pool setting is also very pleasant, and I found my stay here very relaxing."
- Travel date: 29th September 2005
Castello Di Rodi (Heaven)
"Myself and two other more mature ladies stayed at this Hotel from the 31st August until the 7th September 2005. Beatrice and her staff could not have been more helpful. A delightful hotel with a fantastic courtyard where you could sit have breakfast or just chill with a drink or two, and the pool area divine don't be put off by some adverts stating rooftop as it's not as such, you do go up a flight of steps, but the pool is set high within the grounds. A nice quiet area and only a short taxi ride to Rhodes Old Town the taxi cost 7 euros. I would certainly recommend to other. Regards to all that read this review."
- Travel date: 25th September 2005
castello di rodi
"Great place ,very confortable and friendly.Nice persons,the rooms are with all confort. We are really happy for the week spent here."
- Travel date: 9th September 2005
Delightful Boutique Hotel
"These days most hotels are like airports, you have to check your tickets to find out what Country you are in, everything has the same corporate stamp on it â all very slick but exceptionally boring. Well the Castello di Rodi is anything but mundane, it is a breath of fresh air in the hotel world and is far removed from the âall inclusiveâ packages of the surrounding hotels in Kalithea. The rooms are beautifully decorated, modern, airy and exceptionally clean but where this hotel stands out from the crowd is the design, you are transported into a medieval castle with the all the drama and finishing touches of a stage set. So if you fancy playing a damsel (not in distress) or a knight in shining armour then you need look no further. The hotel is wonderfully situated for visiting the Old Town of Rhodes, which is just a short bus ride away and yet you have the relative quiet of a small resort if you just want to chill by what is the best hotel pool I have ever seen, with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. To describe it as a roof top pool does not do it justice, it is set in the hillside gardens that overlook the courtyard of the hotel. I visited as a single traveller on a bed and breakfast basis and was made so welcome by the owner Beatrice and her lovely family, I have no reservations about recommending this little gem."
- Travel date: 4th September 2005
Oasis of peace and tranquility
"The hotel is small and quite enchanting with a beautiful courtyard garden where breakfast is served and you can sit all day and play backgammon listen to music or just chat. The swimming pool is on the roof and has to have the most amazing views. It is secluded yet just 10 minutes from Rhodes town by taxi. The family that own and run the hotel are wonderful and catered to our every need. We had the best and most relaxing holiday and cannot find fault with this little corner of the world. We will definitely revisit"
- Travel date: 31st August 2005
live it - love it!
"Were they expecting us? when we arrived, having book ed through a travel agent, no one was around - they seemed surprized to see us! When we were finally directed to our room - it wasn't cleaned! There were wonderful dark hairs in the bed and the bathroom was not ready. a great start! However, this matter was soon dealt with. Where was the kettle, mini bar, tea and coffe making facilities as listed in the brochure? Lucky we took our own kettle as the bar never seemed to be manned and no other snacks were available let alone afternoon tea as the webe site had suggested. However, if you accept that this is Greece and just enjoy the relaxed and generally peaceful atmosphere you will experiece a piece of real greek culture! Enjoy!"
- Travel date: 24th August 2005
Whilst an extremely pretty small hotel i...
"Whilst an extremely pretty small hotel it is showing signs of neglect and really needs an overhaul. Especially the bathroom, although I know that these are hardly luxurious at the best of times in Greece. The breakfast was bread, jam, coffee and orange juice, not a hot item in sight and there is certainly no restaurant or bar in sight! Although if you found someone and asked for a drink they would serve you one from a fridge. The pool was fantastic, scenic and peaceful, we thought there were only about 40 people in whole hotel! We were only given a booklet of Rhodes upon our departure."
- Travel date: 31st July 2005
Castello di Rodi is also called
- Castello Di Rodi Hotel
- castello di rodi kalithea