Amathus Elite Suites
What We Love
- An all-suite retreat on the island of Rhodes, with breakfast, dinner and much more Staying in a super-sleek suite with a private pool, a wooden deck and a Jacuzzi
- Skin-specific facials, massages and body polishes at the supersized spa
- The superb al-fresco restaurant that overlooks the dazzling Aegean Sea
What To Know
- There are three outdoor freshwater swimming pools, one of which is on the 11th floor overlooking Ixia Bay
- Book a treatment at the 14,000-square-foot spa
- Some suites have a romantic private pool and garden
Raising the bar for boutique-style beach stays, this five-star charmer on the Aegean-facing Ixia Bay is the all-suite offshoot of the island’s swanky Amathus Beach Hotel. So it’s no surprise that it ticks the boxes for upscale luxury, uninterrupted sea views and glossy aesthetics.
Built in 2010, each of the 37 spacious suites claim wondrously sleek design and decor throughout; think bold pops of colour, wooden and marble flooring, lovely bathrooms with bathrobes, slippers and Bulgari toiletries, and in-room gadgetry galore. Most fabulous, though, are the ones that up the ante with a sizeable wooden sun terrace and private pool with Jacuzzi.
Sunny days can be spent lounging by the outdoor pool, being pampered to perfection at the huge spa, working out at the state-of-the-art gym, and sinking a fair few refreshing cocktails and smoothies at the bar. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, head to the al fresco restaurant overlooking the sea for international cuisine and delicious Greek and Cypriot specialities.
How to Get There
We up-graded for the suite with the garden as well as the private pool etc. The room and its facilities were so good, we didn't want to go anywhere else, such as the pool area. The room was very comfortable and very clean as you would expect. There is some traffic noise from the road, which is very close and is the main Rhodes town to Airport route; but you are able to forgive that and take no notice.
The food and the service in the restaurant is excellent. The staff are very friendly and willing to serve.
The menu is Italian, which as a little surprising, being a Greek hotel in Rhodes; the menu does not change, so you soon become used to it and it can be repetitive. However, you are able to change your evening meal for lunch, with a slightly different menu. This is well worth doing and you wont need an evening meal when you do.... I say again the food is excellent.
We did however change one evening for "Greek night" at the main hotel and I would say DONT DO IT... compared to what "elite suites" is serving it is very sub standard.
Overall, a very nice holiday and I am happy to recommend it.... Enjoy.
We stayed in the Elite Suites for 10 days with our 2 children - we had a suite with a private pool which was a fantastic choice! The Elite Suites complex is gorgeous - quiet, private and luxurious. The rooms are large and spacious, with luxurious bathrooms. The beds are huge - all 4 of us could fit in there! And the kids sofa bed was comfortable and big enough for them both to sleep well.
The service in the resort was amazing. The rooms was impeccably cleaned every day, and restocked with lovely local treats. The housekeeping staff were second to none, refreshing our towels and treating the kids to chocolates every day. They seemed to genuinely enjoy spoiling them!
The restaurant at the Elite Suites is fantastic - the food is of a really high quality and the service was lovely. The staff were friendly and attentive - refilling our glasses before they were empty. It was true luxury!
The only downside about the restaurant was the limited menu. We stayed half board and with limited options on the menu we soon became fed up with the same things.
Overall the Elite Suites were awesome, and we spent many a day in our gorgeous room with the kids in and out of the pool. However, the local area was very busy and touristy, being only 20 minutes from Faliraki. We ventured out a few times and found ourselves surrounded by party people. We hired a car one day to find a local beach but they were all packed with tourists, with huge inflatable assault courses in the sea - and you even had to pay to use the loo! Not quite what we wanted from a greek island. Even the main hotel was a little loud at times, especially in the morning when the reps did aqua fit. The choice and volume of music meant we had an hour of annoyance every morning!
However the Elite Suites created an oasis of calm and luxury that we were very happy to stay cocooned within for our 10 days!
The staff were fantastic - especially Monika who was so helpful and kind to the kids.
This is a fantastic hotel, all the staff are very friendly and helpful, we come here year after year becuse of this we now class ourselves as part of the amathus family, we'll after 17years of going I think that's fair to say ???? ???? ????, I only have one dissapointment I ask for the red carpet to be out every year but if yet they've not been able to do,on day filip one day soon ???? ???? ???? ???? ????see you all in June next year, and thanks for being the best xxxx