14 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
The hotel is ideally located just on the...
"The hotel is ideally located just on the edge of Rhodes Town, with a nice breeze all the time.The hotel is immaculate the cleaners are in your room everyday.We payed extra for a seaview but it was worth every penny.There is a small fridge and a tv,also a safe which is 10 euros a week.We didn't need the aircon even though at this time of year it is free, as you just left the balcony door slightly ajar ( we were on the 3rd floor).The bathrooms is very tiny and a dark brown colour but still immaculately clean.You had a selection of free bath and shower gell,soap,shower caps and shampoo, which were renewed as you used them.The food was good you could always find something you liked ,each night was something different one night we had a selection of Greek traditional dishes as well as the usual ones .Breakfast was either Continental or you could have bacon ,egg and beans sausages toast tea,coffee ,apple juice,grapefruit or orange juice,it was all Buffet style so it was your fault if you went hungry. The staff are the best i have ever met! Ioanna and Ivonna in the reastaurant were fantastic very friendly and helpfull,keeping all the tables cleared.You could get lunch by the pool the prices were quite reasonable.Be up at 7am for sunbeds as they get booked early on ."
- Travel date: Fri 8th of August 2008
The hotel was clean, and the pool was lo...
"The hotel was clean, and the pool was lovely. big and always a sunbed. The staff were extremely helpfull and couldnt do enough for me when i was finding it hard to call home. 95% of people staying there were german or european when i went, which is fine but a bit daunting that no one else is english or understands you. not the place for teens or young groups, as majority of people are bout 30 onwards. food was nice in the morning the waitresses are really sweet , hated evening meals, the salas & bread was nice but there was some wierd dishes, although i am a fussy eater, overaall hotel was lovely (there is a lift so you havent got to trek up the stairs) and all rooms have phones. I was on top floor (floor 5) and they hadnt refurbished the rooms yet but were working there way up, but the room was still ok. There is a busy road right in front of the hotel, and it is really windy in rhodes town, so i didnt go in the beach cause sand kept going in my eyes. the pool has wind bloks round it but u get nice breeze, i suggest staying in a nicer part of rhodes with beautifull beaches and just visiting rhodes town for the day. "
- Travel date: Wed 14th of May 2008
A great hotel in a great location. A sh...
"A great hotel in a great location. A short walk from the Old Town, where we spent most of our days and the new town. Shingle beach over the road - hurts your feet but no need to visit this as the hotel pool is clean and there were always pleanty of sun beds available. My partner and I stayed here for 1 week on HB basis and although only made it to breakfast once (stop serving at 9am too early for us on holiday!) the evening meals were tasty and varied day to day with the usual salads and chips available daily, puddings were limited to ice cream and fruit but I don't eat them anyway. The bar man Monalise was fantastic and kept us and the other English couples very entertained each evening with very reasonably priced drinks. We paid extra for a pool/sea view room and would seriously recommend doing this as the garden view was noisy and disapointing in comparison. Not a big British hotel - mainly Germans, Italians, Dutch and Greeks while we were. A gorgeous resort with lots to do both day and night. We will certainly return to Rhodes Town and would happily stay in the Belvedere again!"
- Travel date: Fri 22nd of February 2008
nearer 2 star
"my girlfriend and i stayed in this hotel in the first week in june. all i can say is that the hotel's biggest asset is its staff. always friendly and willing to help they were brilliant. the hotel is in a good location in that it is walking distance from both the beautiful old town and the new town, but unfortunately it seems to be caught in a wind tunnel! you honestly cant put you towel down without it flying away in the wind! the swimming pool is really small and you cant really swim in the sea as the gale force winds cause waves that are huge. the rooms themselves are very, very basic. this hotel is no more a 4 star than new york is a small village. not bad if youre on a budget but dont expect 4 star. more like a poor 3 star, even 2 star"
- Travel date: Mon 3rd of July 2006
"The hotel was in a good location and the price was great. The rooms were a bit dated but for the price of the hotel which included breakfast and dinner, Who Cares!!! Everything in Rhodes (Old Town & New) is within walking distance. The hotel staff is very friendly. The dinner & breakfast buffet had a large variety of food choices. The food was very consistent and good. There is also a lot of good grills and restaraunts within walking distance of the hotel if you are not into buffets. I can't wait to go back to Rhodes again!!!! The hotel is a great place to stay if your on a budget!!!"
- Travel date: Tue 6th of June 2006
Just arrived back from the belvedere the...
"Just arrived back from the belvedere the hotel is very clean, all the staff are extremely friendly from the management to the maintenance staff they cant do enough for you, especially the two girls in the back dining area they are lovely.
The food is good always a choice and hot. Buffet style to suit all tastes there is always something for everyone. The rooms are big and if you have a sea view it is very nice and worth the extra money. Fridges in the rooms are very welcome too.
The situation of the hotel is however not too good for those with walking difficulties although it has disabled facilities it is a long way from any shops .bars etc also the area is very windy especially at night overall not a bad hotel no facilities for children mainly an adult hotel."
- Travel date: Thu 1st of June 2006
Friendly staff...but that's all!!!
"My boyfriend and I stayed at the Belvedere Beach Hotel for 7 days last August. On arrival we were greeted by extremely friendly and helpful staff however the rest of the hotel left a lot to be desired.
Our double? room with two single beds was clean but obviously hadn't been updated in 20 years and the tiny ensuite bathroom hadn't seen a refurbishment in 40 years!
We paid for 1/2 board but the food was terrible to say the least. We only ate in the hotel on two nights but decided it just wasn't worth that torture just to get our money's worth. Luckily we found some fantastic places to eat in Rhodes town once we had negotiated the rather long and hazardous walk to get there from the hotel (approx 20mins along unlit, busy roads with no pavements).
Would definitely recommend hiring a car, as we had a great time exploring Rhodes island and we highly recommend a trip to Lindos. However don't even think about getting back and relaxing by the pool, as our German friends occupied the sunbeds from dawn til dusk! Instead try the beach across the road, very rocky and windy but sunloungers were reasonable.
Overall Rhodes is a fantasic island to visit, just choose another hotel."
- Travel date: Sun 19th of February 2006
Great Sunset, Good location, ok hotel
"We stayed 3 nights here at the end of our holiday traveling round the Dodecanese. The location was fine for exploring Rhodes town, including the Old Town - these are both within walking distance. Recomend the 60s bar in the New Town! The view from the balcony (if you have pool/sea view) of the sunset is absolutely stunning - over the sea and down past Symi. The hotel was very clean, with good sized rooms, air con worked very well. What didn't I like? 1. The food - it is buffet style, so tends not to stay too warm and is not very Greek, and whilst the room looks out across the sea and sunset it is a bit canteen feel - there are hundreds of great tavernas in Rhodes and eating in the hotel just felt underwhelming - I can see it is easy and convenient for families however. 2. There is a busy road by the hotel between us and the beach - you hear the traffic on the balcony, but not inside if you keep the doors shut 3. The Germans and their towels on the sun beds - they are just obsessed! Sun lounges became available in the afternoon however, which was fine for us as we explored Rhodes in the moirning and lounged in the afternoon.
Overall a fine hotel - we just ate out most evenings. The TV was useful given that we were there during the London bombings. We paid Â£200 for 3 nights, 2 people half board, and it was worth it."
- Travel date: Thu 14th of July 2005
"This may seem alittle repetitive after reading all the previous write-ups for this hotel,but i must though re-iterate how fabulous the entire staff are - always-always have a smile and a greeting for you. again i would say that the rooms especially the bathrooms are indeed ready for a make-over, but this is one of, or if not, the oldest hotels on Rhodes and not alot would have to be done to it to bring it back to its full 4* glory, saying that though how much time do you spend in your room, (if your like us, to sleep and shower in) when you have all that rhodes town has to offer. The OLD TOWN is a wonderful magical place in its self, especially when all the tourist shops have closed, with all that history and it is still a thriving little town within a town, where people still live and work It is worth the trek all the way up the clock tower just before dark, for the most stunning views and photo opps. and at only 5 euros (you get any drink included) its so worth risking vertigo !... thank you to all who made our holiday so wonderful, including all the staff (Nikos, Billy, and John) at AEGLI cafe-bar near the clock tower ---great spot to people watch!!!...... RHODES , ONCE VISITED NEVER FORGOTTEN...."
- Travel date: Mon 4th of July 2005
Loved this hotel
"Good position opposite the beach, with fabulous sunsets if you book a room with a sea view. It's away from the really noisy bars but only a short walk from the old town. All the staff were friendly and extremely keen to help you enjoy your holiday. They were always smiling and couldn't do enough for the guests - exceptional. Our room was always spotless when the maids had been and we couldn't fault the cleanliness of the hotel public areas. The food was good if a little repetative. The bar prices are very reasonable.
Rhodes old town is truely magical, especialy at night and the harbour areas are full of character. There is a lot to see here.
The Belvedere is a good choice of hotel for 3-4 star accomodation but the jewel in the crown is its staff. Well done."
- Travel date: Wed 15th of June 2005
Great little Hotel
"We stayed at the Belvedere in May 2005. It is a lovley little hotel but beware if you have booked it as a four star as we did it is not a four star, it may well have been twenty years ago but not anymore. Do not let that put you of the staff are the friendlest I have ever come across. We stayed half board for a week and the food was okay but a bit boring with very little if anything for sweets. The breakfast was the normal english but on any one day you could have either bacon with no sausage or the other way round.
The rooms are clean if a little tired and in need of redecoration. Then there is the bathroom everything is there but how they get it into such a small space is beyond belief. It is very small and dark. To show how much in need of modenisation the bathrooms are four tiles fell off the wall as I was having a bath, they where replaced very quickly by the repairman as was the leak in the toilet. The best thing is that the bar prices are very reasonable for both food and drink. I would go back in a couple of years as the staff make your holiday they cannot do enough for you."
- Travel date: Sun 22nd of May 2005
Excellent Location, Great Value
"This hotel in the old part of Rhodestown at the northern tip of Rhodes was the highlight of our trip. We stayed there at the end of April/05, the beginning of May/05. The rates were lower in April and went up slightly in May. The hotel is clean, has friendly staff, and is located across the highway from the Aegean Sea. Each evening, as we ate our evening meal, we were treated to a beautiful sunset which dropped down into the sea. The outdoor pool looked beautiful although we didn't use it. It became quite breezy toward evening although it was still fairly warm. Our reservation included half-board which meant breakfast and dinner were included. They have internet access as well as a bar and lounge area where we were entertained one of the evenings. There was also a small mini-mart just outside and down a set of stairs....very convenient for beer, film, soft drinks, snacks, etc.
We booked this hotel through (---), and if you are planning to travel there, get in touch with Rodorama Travel who can get you cruise tickets, etc. at a bit of a discount. ( the cost was about $75 Canadian per room per night) They take a personal interest and were great!"
- Travel date: Sun 15th of May 2005