Kolymbia Bay Art Hotel
What We Love
- An all-inclusive stay at a colourful art hotel on the east coat of Rhodes Relaxing on a lounger by the swimming pool, before cooling off in the bubbling outdoor hot tub
- Finding our inner calm in the spa during an hour-long massage
- Making the most of being by the sea and tucking into a seafood and lobster feast in the restaurant
What To Know
- Families should leave the kiddos at home; this is an adults-only hotel
- Your room is steps from the beach
- Free WiFi
A stay at the luxurious, adults-only Kolymbia Bay Art Hotel offers much more than just a child-free environment. This chic beachfront getaway is the perfect place for a romantic, peaceful break.
Start with a lazy morning by the freshwater pool, lined with umbrella-shaded sun loungers and complete with a frothy hot tub to bubble away your cares. You’re just 100 metres from the pebbly beach, so take a moment to practise your stone-skimming before returning to the hotel to enjoy a glass of something cold and colourful at the poolside cocktail bar.
There’s a well-stocked fitness room if you feel like working out, and a relaxing spa with a raft of treatments to pick between if you don’t. In the evening, make like a local and sample a true taste of island life in the à la carte lobster and seafood restaurant. Kolymbia Bay Art Hotel scored a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
How to Get There
Some people think "adults only" means a hotel for swingers... No ! It's just a hotel for grown-ups without little children ! That was one of the reasons why we chose it ! We got a room on the top floor with a beautiful sea view,it was nice and cozy, very good Wi-Fi connection,a TV set on the wall with lots of channels,but we watched only 4Fun Gold - hits of 80-s,90-s and more... Highly recommended if you like that kind of music ! The hotel is so small we didn't even realize it had its own swimming pool until we accidentally discovered one in the back ! We never used it because the Mediterranean Sea was only one hundred meters away and you could get there just walking across the nearby hotel's lawn but some guests could spend the whole day by the pool ! That looked really funny ! We were half-board and that was the best way for us to go sightseeing,we didn't have to go back to the hotel for lunch and could visit a lot of beautiful places around this ancient island ! Breakfasts were pretty repetitive with lots of egg dishes but their magic juicer made every morning brighter ! Everyone could make themselves a glass of fresh orange juice on the spot ! Dinners were wonderful, especially with a glass of wine (we preferred the red one), some of them were thematic, Chinese and Mexican and baklava on Wednesdays was just delicious ! So if you visit this property you won't be disappointed, the staff will be always there to help you !
Not the Hotels fault, we were lead to believe by Stay for Long that the Hotel had far more to offer.
All in all, wouldn't class this as a 4 star, maybe 3.
People from the UK should be aware that this hotel is mostly guests from Poland, Russia etc. Food was ok, could be hotter, but that's just a personal thing.
Staff are this hotel's strong point, the girls in the dining area are just fantastic, hard working and eager to please.
Bar staff just the same, 10/10.
Pool was a bit disappointing, the pictures made it look a lot bigger, in reality it is small, with the beds squeezed together. The area didn't have much to offer really, but there is a bus service every half hour to Rhodes old town, journey takes just under an hour.
We were upgraded upon arrival to a sea view room, also given a spa treatment and a bottle of wine which was very nice! We went all inclusive. Although we arrived late they had saved hot food for us which was oh so welcome when we had been travelling for 12 hours and were very tired. The man at reception was incredibly helpful and kind.
We didn't realise that the hotel was a predominantly Czech and Russian hotel so there was a different vibe to a hotel where there are lots of mixed nationalities. This is an adults only hotel which is important to note. However, because it is busy, it can be a bit of an effort to get a spot by the pool - they could do with a few more sun loungers. Also the pool is open so you can walk straight out to the street which felt a little odd.
Rooms were very clean - furniture on the balcony felt a little unsteady (I'm not a small lady unfortunately) but also because they were plastic they got very hot in the sun! Put a towel on them so you don't burn your bottom!
Shower was nice and powerful. There are lifts to the rooms which is good if your mobility is an issue.
Spa experience was nice but I feel that spa treatments are on the pricy side - having been to other places on the mainland this seems to be consistent and in line with Greek prices elsewhere. It was nice to have a treatment included in the price.
All inclusive means all drinks at the poolside included and your three meals a day. There are bar snacks as well that can be paid for but there are also certain snacks offered to hotel guests, however there is very little need as the all inclusive menu does the trick. Would have been nice to have a bit more of a Greek feel to it every night - felt more catered towards the Eastern European tastebuds. It was lovely food and well cooked, undoubtedly, but when in Greece, we love to eat Greek. Stifado and stuffed tomatoes/peppers were our favourites.
Staff were friendly in particular those in reception and the waitresses never stop working. They all deserve every penny they earn.
Kolymbia beach is across the road and there are a few shops within a 10 minute walking distance including one across the road. 20-25 minute drive to Lindos and 15 minute drive to Faliraki with a 15-20 minute drive to Kallithea. Good place to be based to explore those areas.
All in all we enjoyed the hotel.