Virginia Hotel

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Jul, 2013

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Prior to attending I emailed the hotel to see if food could be put aside as we were due to arrive later, at 11pm. On arrival, the very nice receptionist informed me that the manager wouldn't allow this which was a bit poor. The room was in the old section overlooking the lower pools, aircon was included, the room was functional but be warned, the mattresses were very hard. The bathroom was typically Greek, toilet roll in the bin etc and the shower was cold apart from the evenings, I assume that this was down to the fact that the heating was solar powered. This wasn't a problem however as the weather was hot. We had all inclusive, this included draught soft drinks, local beer and spirits, be warned, the spirits are half spirits and half soft drink (if you mix) personally I found this way too much unless you want to get drunk which I didn't. Food is served in the dining room, the best description is bland, I rarely bothered with the hot food as I am choosy and don't eat cheap food like hot dog sausages and the likes, the pasta was usually over cooked and really this wasn't for me, the salad bar kept me going, lots of olives and fresh greens, there was also a selection of desserts. The fresh fruit was always cut, in the heat this meant it went dark and made it look awful, the biggest drawback was the lack of fresh fruit. The snack bar is a mix of all of the above, no free ice cream etc until dinner time. There are a number of pools, all clean and plenty of loungers, there are 6 computers, 3 used coins and the other 3 you could use Wi-Fi codes if you bought it (20 euros per week, 30 for 2 weeks or 2 per hour) a massage chair 2 eu and air hocky, table tennis and a few video games, all at a charge. There is a supermarket at the side of the hotel which is cheap enough. There was no on site entertainment. The nearby beach is out of reception and down the road opposite, this was covered in cigarette ends and broken glass, most of which had been worn by sand, it was gritty and we didnt use this at all, it was awful. The staff were fine if somewhat abrupt. There are bus stops at the end of the road which take you to Faliraki or Rhodes town 1.80eu, you can also catch the Lindos bus here (5eu) and very crowded on the way back but be advised, the orange buses do not pick up everywhere as they are the longer distance ones. The hotel was geared up for the Polish and eastern European set, as in most of Europe, people do not que so don't get offended when people push in. The Polish were fine and they had an entertainments team who were fantastic, we buddied up with them on the evenings we were there and had a laugh even though I don't speak a word of Polish, don't be like most of the other Brits and blinkered, integrate and give it a go. Prior to leaving there was a room you could drop your bags off, this was not locked however, there are also showers and toilets to change in. We wanted a holiday in the sun with children and young adults, it was fine for that, if it was just me and my better half I would go elsewhere. Rhodes seemed much cheaper than other Greek Islands I have visited which was a plus, a minus was the litter, I hate things like that and found locals and tourists alike quite happy just to drop litter everywhere. There are ramps in the hotel but poor access for limited mobility guests in general.


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