I had never done a foreign holiday before so I was very unsure about what to expect from the Rodos Star Hotel. The staff are all so lovely and helpful. There was never a moment when someone wasn't behind the reception. The waitresses were very professional and friendly. The bartender, Nick, is a workhorse and didn't stop at all. He's great banter too.
There was a good buffet selection of delicious foods for breakfast and dinner; foods which would also normally be eaten in the UK. Lunch isn't brilliant if you aren't into Greek cuisine. Also, the all inclusive drinks selection was okay but wasn't great.
The rooms are tidied every morning and fresh bedsheets are left. The floors are cleaned and around the pool area is cleaned daily. There are also lots of loungers so it wasn't too hard to get comfortable by the pool!
The biggest downside to the hotel is that air conditioning is €7 for one night. With temperatures still reaching the mid thirties even in September, you would expect air conditioning to come as standard, especially since a lot of children and older folks visit the hotel. A somewhat big problem is that Wifi started at €5 for 90 minutes' use (the countdown began when you logged on and stopped when you logged off, then started again the next time you logged in) if you like using or need to use the Internet, it's going to be expensive.
The hotel is about five minutes' walk from the village so it's pretty well placed. The hill is pretty steep but I think its steepness is exaggerated a bit. My fiancée and I managed fine but children and elderly folks should still be careful though. A taxi from the village to the hotel is €5-€6 so try to walk back where possible.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed my holiday. The helpfulness of Mos, one of the owner/managers, allowed us to explore the island independent of our travel agency which ended up being far cheaper. I would definitely go to the Rodos Star again but basic commodities like Wifi, air conditioning and the pool table, should not come at an extra cost.
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- Also Known As:
- Rodos Star Afandou
- Hotel Rodos Star
- Rodos Star Hotel Afandou, Greece - Rhodes