Reviews summary

4
Good
( 1321 reviews)
Brilliant
774
Good
343
Average
141
Poor
48
Awful
15
  • 5 room
  • 3 pool
  • 5 beach
  • 5 service
  • 5 dining
  • 5 amenities
  • 5 food
 

17 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog

Brilliant Hotel

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed Wed 27th of October 2010

"We have stayed here 5 times now and to be honest wouldn't stay anywhere else. The hotel is in a great location, close to the beach and a 15 min stroll to the old town, rooms are clean and spacious but what makes this hotel so special is the staff.
The same staff are there every year and are all lovely - the week we stayed there where 120 'Repeat Customers' which say's it all really.
The pool is too small but with the beach just round the corner who cares and we prefer to stroll around Old Town on an evening rather than sit and watch 'Hotel Entertainment'.
We love it and think it's great value for money!"

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  • Travel date: Wed 27th of October 2010

Rating breakdown

  • 5 Beach
  • 5 Room
  • 3 Pool
  • 5 Service
  • 5 Dining
  • 5 Amenities
  • 5 Food

We arrived only to be told that there wa...

2
Poor
by
Reviewed Thu 1st of November 2007

"We arrived only to be told that there was no room as the hotel was overbooked. We later found out this was the same for most of the british people. We were transferred to the Hotel Lavita for the night which was supposedly a 3 star even though we had booked a 4 star. When we went to the Petit Palais we had a room with a sea view after much persuasion to the hotel manager.

The room was ok, food was not good it was the same everyday plus a few new things but mostly the day before leftovers, ok if you like spaghetti everyday. Also there was octopus, mash potato like semolina and desserts the same every day thank god for the pizza. The male bar staff were rude and served men first before the women. Wouldn't go to this hotel again as not really a four star and the food too repetitive. Disappointing."

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  • Travel date: Thu 1st of November 2007

Second visit to Rhodes, first time Rhode...

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed Mon 20th of August 2007

"Second visit to Rhodes, first time Rhodes town. Very impressed with resort, hotel in excellent position for all amenities.

Staff very courteous and efficient, food varied and a very good standard. Rooms spotlessly clean. Would stay again."

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  • Travel date: Mon 20th of August 2007

Superb!

5
Brilliant
by
Reviewed Thu 1st of November 2012

"After reading some of the less exemplary reviews we were a little concerned before our holiday, however were extremely pleasantly surprised. Hotel was spotlessly clean and in an excellent location. The staff and especially the waiters were polite, helpful and very chatty. Food was fantastic with a great range - something for everyone. Our room was sizeable with a bath and shower ensuite, fridge, individual air conditioning, private balcony and very comfortable bed.

Granted the pool is small - it will only accomodate 10-20 people comfortably and the hotel has a capacity of 600 odd. However, the Mitsis Grand over the road has a couple of pools which are large and you can use them free of charge if you want to. We preferred to spend most of our time by the sea which is approximately 50m away. Our balcony had a lovely sea view which the sun set over.

Overall I would recommend this hotel to anyone. It thoroughly deserves its 4 star rating."

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  • Travel date: Sun 24th of June 2007

Petit Is certainly the word

4
Good
by
Reviewed Thu 1st of November 2012

"The Pool and restaurant are not big enough for the amount of guests they have. The restaurant is so small people cannot move and the tables are so close together and aisles so narrow that you are often bumped in your seat. The food although good quality is poor in selection. At peak times you have to queue. The pool is big enough for a villa but every one in the hotel decided to visit they would all be crushed standing plus it looses the sun in the afternoon. You can use the Grand's pool which is a lot nicer. Beware if you leave your air con on whilst you take an evening stroll they will come in and switch you off!!"

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  • Travel date: Wed 20th of June 2007

Hotel was very clean and staff efficient...

2
Poor
by
Reviewed Sat 19th of August 2006

"Hotel was very clean and staff efficient and friendly. We had the same food for breakfast, lunch and dinner for 7 days - very repetitive.

Men were expected to wear long trousers for dinner (which is not stated on the website), if you did not you would not be allowed in (ladies could wear anything!). Pool very small and sun went off it at about 15.30 each day, which was disappointing. Location was great, bars and shops very near and trips to other islands by boat very close, and good prices.

Not good value for money considering the food and the poor drinks choices and the lack of evening entertainment."

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  • Travel date: Sat 19th of August 2006

We have stayed at the Petit Palais hotel...

4
Good
by
Reviewed Mon 10th of July 2006

"We have stayed at the Petit Palais hotel for two weeks AI holidays. The hotel is rather NOT 4star, but certainly it is somewhere between 3 and 4 stars.

Hotel rooms are large, kept clean, comfortably furnished (don't expect orthopaedic beds), Aircon and fridge are advantage. Some rooms (as was the ours) overlook other balconies at the rear side and you can't really open the curtains and doors (didn't matter to us), but if you're lucky the front of the hotel has got nice balconies.

Swimming pool is small and the area around as well, but comparable to other hotels and beaches are nearby (you can chose from two beaches, one with calm sea, the other one with waves). Not very suitable for children (very welcomed by us).

Lovely sitting outside the bar from where you can sit, watch time passing by and observe what is going on. Staff is rude because customers are often rude to them. Little niceties and they smile back.

The resort is smashing, within 20 min walk you can reach the walls of the Old town, or a harbour with excursion boats/ferries to many islands.

Food was quite good, not too much fat, little bit repetitive, but we enjoyed it. Some dinner meals were exquisite. We haven't really used the AI snacks, but their storage, sandwiched next to the bar, partially on sun, was not welcoming.

Considering the price we paid, we were very happy and if we find the same deal we will likely return to explore more from the island and the area around. Jeep Safari day excursion is cool.
"

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  • Travel date: Mon 10th of July 2006

Very good city hotel

4
Good
by
Reviewed Mon 26th of November 2012

"We have stayed at the Petit Palais hotel for two weeks AI holidays. The hotel is rather NOT 4star, but certainly it is somewhere between 3 and 4 stars. Hotel rooms are large, kept clean, comfortably furnished (don't expect orthopedic beds), AirCon and fridge are advantage. Some rooms (as was the ours) overlook other balconies at the rear side and you can't really open the curtains and doors (didn't matter to us), but if you're lucky the front of the hotel has got nice balconies. Swimming pool is small and the area around as well, but comparable to other hotels and beaches are nearby (you can chose from two beaches, one with calm sea, the other one with waves). Not very suitable for children (very welcomed by us). Lovely sitting outside the bar from where you can sit, watch time passing by and observe what is going on. Staff is rude because customers are often rude to them. Little niceties and they smile back. The resort is smashing, within 20 min walk you can reach the walls of the Old town, or a harbour with excursion boats/ferries to many islands. Food was quite good, not too much fat, little bit repetitive, but we enjoyed it. Some dinner meals were exquisite. Considering the price we paid, we were very happy and if we find the same deal we will likely return to explore more from the island and the area around. Jeep Safari day excursion is cool."

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  • Travel date: Mon 10th of July 2006

Pleasantly Suprised

4
Good
by
Reviewed Tue 16th of October 2012

"Before going I had read the other reviews and was ready for the worst BUT we were more than happy with the hotel. We have stayed in many good hotels and altho Petit is not a 4* by many standards it is pretty good for a greek hotel. It is very clean, modern and the rooms are larger than normal, having the fridge and air con was great. Yes the bathroom was pretty small but it has everything you need EXCEPT the shower head has no wall attachment, so its a hand held job. Instead of a shower I had a lovely long soak in the bath. The staff are very courteous, I agree with other reviews that the evening barman isnt the happiest or friendliest person there (I got the impression he doesnt really enjoy his work). We were on AI basis but because we got a bargian deal we ate out every night and only sampled their breakfast, which was adequate, but certainly not the worst I have had in Greece. AI guests do have a restricted bar menu. If you are eating out I highly reccommend the RED Restuarant which is just around the corner heading towards the Casino. We went there on our last night and the food was fabulous. Its a fusion of Greek and Italian, big portions and not too expensive. If you want advise on good greek wine (yes you can get them) speak to Julios, he was very helpful. My hubby had Sole in an orange sauce which was gorgeous and my Tirramasu was the best I've had. Finally, if we came to Rhodes again we would stay at the Petit Palais."

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  • Travel date: Thu 22nd of June 2006

Clean hotel and room spacious with good...

4
Good
by
Reviewed Tue 11th of April 2006

"Clean hotel and room spacious with good decor. We were all inclusive and the food was fine although we tended to eat out in the evening as there are some lovely restaurants. I was a little unhappy that Diet Coke was not on the all inclusive list and that full sugar coke was...

The pool area was clean and tidy but a little on the small side. If you're looking for entertainment, then you'll be disappointed as the reception/bar area is quite small and not lots going on. However, there is so much to do in Rhodes you wouldn't really want to hang around the hotel.

Take the boat trip to Lindos - well worth a look! Good location overall and we enjoyed our stay."

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  • Travel date: Tue 11th of April 2006

A wonderfully clean hotel. Most of the...

4
Good
by
Reviewed Fri 30th of September 2005

"A wonderfully clean hotel. Most of the staff were very cheerful and helpful. The food was good with plenty of choice, with the exception of snacks at the bar which consisted only of ham salad rolls.

My only criticism is that it is the most disabled un-friendly hotel I’ve visited. Not a handrail in sight. The toilets for the bar and lounge were down a steep flight of stairs. The ramps at the entrance were like ski runs. I cannot get down to lie on a sun lounger but there were no chairs round the pool. When my husband asked for a chair for me he was refused even a chair out of the dining room. Luckily, I had taken a wheelchair so I had to sit in this each time round the pool.

I cannot have been the only person who needed to sit in a chair.
"

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  • Travel date: Fri 30th of September 2005

no way a 4*

1
Awful
by
Reviewed Thu 6th of December 2012

"We stayed at the Petit Palais for 1 week after being shipped across from the Grand because they were overbooked. The food was disgusting the air conditioning was faulty and although we complained daily when writing to our travel agent the hotel denied any knowledge except for the day of arrival when they put new batteries in the remote control. Obviously no one was booking this hotel so the Grand were overbooking to fill it. Will never stay in a Mitsis hotel again"

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  • Travel date: Sun 25th of September 2005

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