About Summer Dream Hotel

  • high speed internet in room
  • swimming pool
  • free internet
  • restaurant
  • bar lounge
  • free parking
  • air conditioning
  • non smoking rooms
  • non smoking hotel
  • family rooms
  • multilingual staff
  • breakfast buffet
  • outdoor pool
  • parking
  • english amenities
  • 24 hour front desk
  • game room
  • free breakfast
  • german amenities
  • greek amenities
  • polish amenities
  • russian amenities
  • poolside bar
  • czech amenities
  • slovak
  • safe

Reviews summary

( 479 reviews)
  • 4 room
  • 2.5 pool
  • 2.5 beach
  • 4 service
  • 2 dining
  • 2.5 amenities
  • 4 value
  • 2 food
  • 3 cleanliness
  • 3 location

31 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog

good but been to better places

Reviewed Thu 21st of June 2012

"we got in early hours of the moring and the room stunk also there was a cockroach in our room. the food is good but could be warmer and a better variety, on 1 night somebody found a white spider in their pasta! the pool and the poolside is good. the pool bar starts at 10.30 and closes at 5.30 then the inside bar starts at 6.00 until 10.30.
One of our friends walked into their room finding the cleaners ratching through her bags and trying stuff on!
but the staff are very friendly and is a good atmosphere!"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Thu 21st of June 2012

Rating breakdown

  • 3 Location
  • 2 Beach
  • 4 Room
  • 3 Pool
  • 4 Service
  • 4 Value
  • 2 Food
  • 3 Cleanliness

Below average for 3star but good value.

Reviewed Sat 1st of October 2011

"Room and location where excellent, Room was clean very day. Food was ok, but if you want sauce or vinager you need to ask staff and none of the food was ever hot alway like school meals but greek food which was fine. But not great.
The beer was fine and the vodka and coke was fine, but thats about it. The bars variety of drink was very limited.
I would say this hotel is fine for couples, But I would bring children. Not the hotels fault but the beach stoney, The only entertainment was karoake satday nite. If you go all inculisive you will still need money for drinking out and activitey off the site or you would be bored.As the bar shuts at 10.30 to all inculiisive and the entertainment doesnt start till 9.30.
But all that said I loved it, but wouldnt go again. One week is enough to see and do everthing within bike hire range. So guests hired car and when to lindose they all said it was worth a vist but I all commited to moped,"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Fri 30th of September 2011

Rating breakdown

  • 4 Beach
  • 5 Room
  • 2 Pool
  • 4 Service
  • 2 Dining
  • 2 Amenities
  • 2 Food

All inclussive - All good

Reviewed Sun 25th of September 2011

"I have just returned from the Hotel, i really enjoyed my holiday so did the people i was travelling with, it was a late deal and after reading reviews i was quite nervous as to what to expect, as soon as we arrived we were greeted by the staff who even though dinner had finished offered to make us something up, room was lovely air con couldnt have been without and there was no extra charge, only thing wrong with room was a part broken toilet seat but nothing to bad.
found the poor area lovely and relaxing and not many people which was good as i wanted to relax.
town is quite very near beach (which is pebbles) but lovely.
the food i found was absoltely fine, plenty of choice each night was pretty much the same thing but its been the same on every all inclusive ive been on. the restauarant was very warm and possibly could do with being made a bit bigger, rhodes old town which is beautiful you can get the bus for about 2.50 if you dont want to stay around tholos.
the staff were so friendly and were really helpful when we needed them and felt truly looked after, only paid cheap for the hotel and was pleasantly suprised."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Mon 25th of July 2011

Rating breakdown

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

summer nightmares

Reviewed Mon 13th of September 2010

"If you liked this place you must be mad............
i have kids that would nt eat the food... (and i dont blame them) we went out the for 2 weeks and we were all in so we payed for all meals if u can call it that...
all so my little girl was hurt on ths hoilday wet stairs with no signs went to the manger and he said all the english do is go on all the time ( iam far from being like that i just want to have a good hoilday with my kids no hope of that i try to book a flight back after the 1st week............
live wires hanging out of the in the bathroom of all places............
drink are like water beer was ok....
light hanging out in swimming pool blocked sink pool toilets...

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Mon 13th of September 2010

Rating breakdown

  • 1 Beach
  • 2 Room
  • 1 Pool
  • 3 Service
  • 1 Dining
  • 2 Amenities
  • 1 Food


Reviewed Tue 13th of October 2009

"Be afraid, be very afraid! My wife and I were looking for a peaceful short break, and having been to Rhodes before, thought we would go back. So we thought we knew what to expect. Rhodes, still the same – fantastic weather, beautiful island – Accommodation, ABSOLUTELY DIRE!

We went all inclusive but ended up eating out 3 of the 6 nights. The food was at best lukewarm, it was left out for hours, and some of it was decidedly suspect. The only food half palatable was the pizza pieces at the pool bar. The beer was like dish water, the shorts were drinkable (we had to drown our sorrows somehow) but were the cheapest brand available.

The rooms were ‘cleaned’ daily, but strangely the cob webs, dead mossie’s, and tissue on the floor (OK we left it there as a test) were still there after a week. The room outlook was over forests of bamboo or the main power station for the island.

Entertainment – a karaoke night on a Saturday; atmosphere – none; local attractions – a few tavernas (most very nice), a couple of shops, and a stony beach with no amenities.

The whole area is probably 10 years past its prime. Oh, and by the way, the village is a few miles from the airport – and directly under the flight path of planes taking off: so much for the peaceful break!

The best part of the whole holiday was the 15 hour delay on the return flight. We were put up for the day in a beautiful hotel in Ixia – edible food, clean rooms, and beautiful views.

Go to Rhodes, it’s beautiful, but go to Pefkos or Lindos, that’s the real Rhodes.

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Sun 11th of October 2009


Reviewed Tue 16th of June 2009

"My husband and I have just returned from a week at this hotel and having read the reviews before we went were a little nervous!

No need at all, it was the most fantastic holiday we have had - sheer paradise!! The hotel staff were everything and more, the food was good and the rooms were excellent and cleaned every day. Only thing was the towels were only changed every 2-3 days.

I would highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a relaxing chilled out holiday by the pool.

We would love to go back again!"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Tue 16th of June 2009

real greece

Reviewed Mon 15th of June 2009

"Having read the previous reviewsfor this hotel my wife and I were very anxious.We had no need to be.We found the hotel to be perfectly adequate.The food is basic but fresh hot and plentiful.Breakfast was typically continental with a choice of ham,cheese,toast,cereal,croissants but also baked beans and bacon all be it Greek bacon!At lunch and dinner there was a choice of Greek salad,a fish option and usually 2 meat options typically chicken and lamb kofta and moussaka.If you like greek food you will be fine in this hotel.The rooms are spotless and we found the pool area and pool bar ok.I think people need to remember you get what you pay for and for what we paid we have absolutely no complaints,we had a relaxing week and met some really nice people.If you want to chill out,eat Greek food and have a few beers at night and recharge your batteries then you cant go wrong at Summer Dreams.If you want banging nightlife and late bars then avoid this resort like the plague."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Sun 14th of June 2009

Summer Nightmares

Reviewed Tue 9th of June 2009

"Very dissapointing for 3* I would rate this a lot less Was not allinclusive if you missed lunch through site seeing you were offered biscuits at the poolside bar also no tea or coffee after 9pm no beer after 10.30pm Food not good breakfast particulary bad-lunch and evening meals much about the same (Little Variation) Morning toast forget it a small
2-slice toaster for all the residents Many stairs to restaurant Only one set of toilets
for all all of hotel IE=Restaurant-Bar-Swimming pool and (THIS IS ON THE LOWER GROUND FLOOR) Entertainment NIL

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Tue 9th of June 2009

We have just returned from this Place. P...

Reviewed Fri 12th of September 2008

"We have just returned from this Place. Please believe all the bad reports you read before you go they are all True. We Had a 4 hour delay at Manchester and arrived at Rhodes Airport Shattered. We were then conned by the Taxi Driver to the tune of 16 Euro for a 10 Minute Taxi Drive when it should have been 11 Euro. We arrived at the reception and asked to leave our passports and where informed where are apartment was . ( Not Taken) We stood for a while trying to find any numbers before another member of staff came up looked at the key number and just pointed the way. How the hell this Hotel ever got a 3 star ratting is beyond me and we are well travelled. The apartment we were in was obviously for self catering as it had a sink for washing pots which had taps that didn't work, there was a light fitting with a bulb missing and a plastic table on the balcony which was filthy. But we were Lucky our plug sockets actually worked unlike our friends we met who had no working plugs and no aircon. There were cracked wall tiles in the bathroom and a dividing door to a room next door which was secured by 2 Philips screws. The maids came every day but be careful they will take away the room towels and leave you without and I did here other guest asking for new ones at reception as did we. The Whole Place is up and down steps it is only good if you are fit. We Went All Inclusive which we have done else where before but have never seen anything like this. Your Meals are Buffet Style and always cold Even when it is supposed to Hot E.g. Meats etc. Everything swims in Greece (and I don’t mean on the beach) The Coffee machine has a habit of breaking down and we had to ask for milk on almost every occasion. The wine is Awful and was no better when Diluted with Soda and the beer in the restraunt would not poor and tasted stale when it finally did. You are expected to clear your own table when you have finished eating the swill and there is no aircon just open windows which let the magnificent wasps fly freely. If you sit in the right position you have the wonderful view of the Large Factory on the Sea front along with its enormous Smoking Chimney which never stops pumping out god Knows What. This is also very visible when sitting on the broken plastic sun beds which have no foam toppers around the pool. The Pool has a large fix in it with concrete and an abundance of floating insects which the staff did not bother removing. Drinks at the pool bar are served all day until six along with the pizza if you can call it that (Its more like cold cheese on dough) and other snacks which include biscuits cake and cold spam and cheese sandwiches .(If you want anything else Tuff) Not that you would. The all inclusive drinks Menu is stated in the Brochure Until 11pm Nightly, It is also stated on the wall in the Reception next to the Bar. But They decided to put a chalk board up stating it was half past ten and when I approached the manager (Little Hitler) he informed me this had been like this for 2 years and refused to let us have another drink on the all-inclusive even on my wife’s Birthday. Surely this is a breach of contract? The Toilet down stairs from the bar has no seat the bin has no lid and the paper holder is broken and the doors wont lock. There are ants crawling all over the chairs in reception and outside on the bar seats. The sprinkler systems for the grass are turned on without any regard to guest (so you will get a soaking in your Sunday Best). The Highlight entertainment was Karoeke on a Saturday Night , which sucked and that was the only entertainment. They have situated a little tykes basket ball net in the main swimming pool so when the drunks throw the ball and miss it always ends up in the children’s pool. I got hit in the face by one of these balls and it hurt , I would think it would snap a child’s neck . Cats are every where which isn’t a bad thing as they probably keep the rats down. The Beach is further than they say and it is extremely stony and the water can be quit rough. But you always have the wonderful view of the great Incinerator which never stops pumping smoke to cheer you up. Nearly forgot Lots of Germans and Poles who seem to get preferential treatment to the English. I found this strange for Greece.? One Night we decided to have an early one considering they wanted us to purchase drinks at 10.30 on an all-inclusive holiday. By 11.30pm we were just dozing off when our Polish Next Door Neighbours decided they wanted to kick there front door in, Oh Boy did the walls shake, ( Don’t bother pressing 9 on the Phone no one ever answers and that’s if yours will work) So after kicking the door in for 10 mins and screaming and shouting in polish they began to smash the room up throwing internal chairs off the balcony one flight up to the floor bellow with no concern for who mite be passing. Then the girl friend/ Wife turned up and started smashing around. ( Some German Fellow did shout very load for them to shut up, But they Didn’t.) We lay thinking the police would turn up or the brave staff but no one did. In the morning I went to reception to inform them that they mite just want to look at the room next door as it will be trashed. and she had a go at me for not phoning them. ( A Deaf Man in Rhodes Town would have heard That Commotion.) Same Morning I met and Elderly Welsh couple who were on the other side of this fracas and the Old Boy looked terrified. Well To summarise. All Inclusive. NO Family Orientated. NO Safe NO Views NO
Am I Happy ( You Guess)

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Fri 12th of September 2008

.not quite sure how to start my review,...

Reviewed Fri 15th of August 2008

".not quite sure how to start my review, on arriving in the middle of the night, was met by a white haired gentleman, who didnt really understand much english. I wanted to use a safety deposit box, didnt like the fact that they were near reception, which was not always manned. On entering the room thought oh my god its like something out of faulty towers, what with the curtains hanging off slightly, thought it couldnt get much worse. As for the food breakfast wasnt even a starter, tried the beans one day on toast which were cold, nothing much to choose from, dinner and evening meals, not too sure, all i can say is that it wasnt hot, no signs to tell you what you were are eating, so most times stuck with cold chips and a roll. The best part of the holiday is my 2 friends that i went with, we had a laugh. As for the pool, noticed a ring of scum around the edge, never witnessed anyone try and clean it. The staff were nice although at times there seemed a lack of understanding with the language barrier. As for the use of sunbeds, we suddenly realised on the last day that perhaps we should have been gettin up at 3 in the morning to secure our seats, I could go on and on. As for the All Inclusive bar, you were mainly offered cocktails, spirits were far and few, nothing much to choose from."

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Fri 15th of August 2008

My fiance and i have just returned from...

Reviewed Mon 11th of August 2008

"My fiance and i have just returned from a weeks stay at this hotel. We booked our holiday with teletext, as a last minute cheap deal. If your after a no frills holiday then i reccomend summer dreams. The rooms were cleaned every day. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Drinks were good value. The only disappointment we experienced was the food. The continental breakfast was ok, but the lunch and dinner was very bland. It was rice, pasta. potatos, salad and pork for the whole of our stay. We ate out on three occations. (Dundee's ozzy bar has great food) Apart from that we found our holiday exactly what we were expecting. A quiet resort all in all, a lot of germans and eastern europeans in our hotel, but very relaxing. We would also recomend rhodes town.It cost 10 euros return on the bus for the both of us. Also don't bother with transfers from the airport. We were told it would cost £55 if we pre booked our tranfers, so opted to catch taxi to and from tholos. ( cost us 25 euros return)"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Mon 11th of August 2008

I looked forward to my first holiday wit...

Reviewed Thu 24th of July 2008

"I looked forward to my first holiday with my daughter and I. When we arrived we were greeted by a grumpy receptionist in the middle of the night, we found our own way to the room which was after walking through dark walkways which made me feel apprehensive. I was attacked by one of the hotels cats! The room I was advised had been ren ovated............. a few issues, wires hanging out of walls, no light in bathroom, wardrobe door falling off apart from that fine......... After reading a number of reviews on the net I understood the hotel had improved during 08! Lots of sunbeds were broken and the pool dirty, cockroaches in the bottom. The labelled snackbar provided dried buscuits and a small range of dry snacks.

I could go on.........the food was appalling. Quality and choice were very minimal. Some friendly staff tho! Forgot no evening entertainment, just one kareoke night!

My advice after getting back this morning is dont go!"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: Thu 24th of July 2008

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