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 stayed at Amathus Elite Suites between 26th July and 4th August 2019. During our stay an expensive watch was stolen from our room.
We expected a hotel claiming to be a 5* property to be a safe place. It was only after the theft when we learnt about appealing was security at Amathus. This hotel has no cameras so they cannot check who entered premises. They don’t have any gate or doorman either. Apparently, the hotel doesn’t care that crooks can enter the hotel and roam around the premises looking for opportunities.
The only thing even worse than the security was a response from the management of the hotel to the situation. They asked the staff whether they took the watch and, as nobody confessed, they accompanied me in filling a report at the police. Thereafter happily disclaimed any liability of the hotel for loss of the watch. They even stopped responding to emails and at this stage, I am about to sue them for damages.
I post my story for people to be aware. This hotel was otherwise fine i.e.: it wasn’t bad (the room was spacious, clean and with an amazing sea-view balcony) nor particularly impressive (the Elite Suites share facilities with Amathus hotel which is far more crowded than the Elite Suites; food was just okay and, as the menu doesn’t change, it got quite monotonous after a few days). There are many hotels on Rhodes at least as good as Amathus Elite Suites. Should you consider booking a room there you should also know that things may get stolen from your room and if that happens to you, your holiday experience will be completely destroyed and you will have to fight in court for compensation.
We booked a standard suite and had the chance to get an upgrade to the presidential suite. A lot of space. Two large rooms, one with a sofa which could be easily transfered to a second bed. Large terrace/balkony with a real large infinity pool and a second yacucci pool. Very clean, service without any problems. As you might see on the map just in front of the hotel a larger street is running (between hotel and beach). we did have no problems with that. At night you close the doors and the climate does a good and very silent job. You do hear nothing of the street. On the terrace you have to cope with that. All the pools are clean and great, we did not use the haman. Having meals in the restaurant is fine and okay but the card did not change during our stay. So for our 4 days even as a vegetarian it was okay, but if you plan to stay longer this might be a point. Taxi to Rhode City is 10-15 minutes and 10, - €. Airport 15-20 minutes and 15,- €. Polite and helpfull service. We had a few very nice days.
I visit rhodes island with my girlfriend and the experience was amazing. Excellent hotel with a private pool at the room. Clean quiet and comfortable room with a nice view.. You can use gym, spa and the private black pool. We wish to come back again.