We liked staying at this hotel, yes it definately needs updating, cleaning and a lot of TLC, new towels needed, bathrooms need replacing, patio doors need cleaning, generally the cleaners need a kick up the!!!!, the floors were not cleaned either.
The food was great though we were there for 14 days and dont think we had the same soup or meals twice, and they were all lovely, bit too salty especially the soup, but then that is the Greek way. In the restaurant, they need to put more cutlery on your table for butter, soups, deserts etc, as you forget to take them from the main table and have to keep going back for them.
This is not like your normal all inclusive, there are only certain times for this, ie bar closed at 5pm and not open again till 7pm, no free ice creams etc. We took our own little kettle tea bags, and coffee so restricted times were not a problem to us.
We stayed on the 2nd floor room 306 and when we arrived there was no bracket to fix the shower on the wall, next morning we spoke to Mos and this was sorted out the next day.
Yes the hill is a climb (we were told taxies situated across from the bus stop in a little wooden hut charge between 5 to 7 euros to take you up) but if you take it steady and try walking backwards for a few steps this relieves you legs for a moment or two, especially the steepest part passing the Scala appartments, but the view was lovely once you were at the top, one night from our balcony we saw fireworks in the distance and was even serenaded by Karaoke from the town below. Yes Afandou is very run down, lots of shops closed but you could always buy what you needed from the supermarket. You must call into the little pink cake shop, all sorts of cakes, baclarva, chocolate etc. don't forget you will lose the calories walking up the hill.
You could catch the bus to Rhodes, Faliraki, Lindos and most beaches, but beware to arrive at the bus stop early to be first on as there is usually standing room only, tip keep you bus ticket in case the ticket inspector comes on. 3.20 euros to Lindos and 2.20 to Rhodes. I would hate to go in the busy season, they definately need more buses put on.
When you arrive in Rhodes best to go the to Tourist Information by the old town and harbour and get a street map, another tip if you do not go to the toilets in a cafe, there is a 50cent charge to use the main toilets scattered around.
Don't try and take any shortcut to the beach they don't save any time just keep on the main road, call at the little white cafe for a drink as well. Those of you who like walking take a left at that cafe and keep going till you pass the golf course, head towards the main dual carriagway, passing the old large complex and swimming pool built by the americans which is just desolate, such a shame. If you would like to go on a Jeep tour, Bumpy Rhodes Jeep Safari were great, we contacted them via email and phone, and they picked us up at the Bus stop, another fantastic day out, this tour is not done by hotel or rep at the hotel. Definatley do the boat trip to Lindos through the hotel another lovely day out.
On our last morning all the power went out all over the island, but we still were served with a full breakfast, they did a fantastic job, very well done to you all.
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- Hotel Rodos Star
- Rodos Star Hotel Afandou, Greece - Rhodes