What We Love
- A palatial five-star resort in Rhodes, with breakfast, dinner, spa discounts and a massageSavoring the stunning views of the Mediterranean from your private balcony
- Skipping between the palatial outdoor pool and the Blue Flag beach of Kalithea
- Exploring the historic city of Rhodes, a short cab ride away
What To Know
- Free WiFi is rather weak
- Take breakfast on the terrace as it has the best sea views
- To get around between beaches, the hotel and Old Town it's easiest to rent a car; you can find convenient rental services right in the lobby
Few places in the world can offer glimpses of ancient history and loads of lavish luxury quite like the Greek island of Rhodes. Just a mile outside the town of Kalithea, known for its fabulous Blue Flag beach, sits the five-star Rodos Palladium. Here, you can enjoy a serene stretch of coastline while still being a short taxi ride away from the cobbled streets and centuries-old castle of Old Town. So whether you’re here for the history – or just a bit of R&R – Rodos Palladium has you covered.
Location aside, the resort itself is a lavish paradise. Surrounded by sprawling gardens and a sparkling network of pools, this luxury getaway is quite a sight to behold. The vast stretch of beach, complete with loungers and umbrellas, certainly catches the eye, and the interiors are just as opulent as you would expect from a five-star. The guest rooms are comfortable and elegantly furnished, while gourmet dining options, chic bars and a serene spa top it all off.
Measuring in at 290 square feet, Double Sea View rooms provide you with ample space to stretch out. The private balcony, 85-105 square feet in size, is fully furnished and affords lovely sea views. The décor is warm and inviting, boasting comfortable furnishings and all the modern conveniences.
Symposium Restaurant, the hotel’s main dining spot, serves a delicious American buffet breakfast, as well as local and international cuisine later in the day. For à la carte fine dining, Thalassa is highly recommended, boasting an idyllic setting, just steps from the sand, and a wonderful array of Mediterranean delights. For drinks, you’ll be able to savor your afternoon glass of wine or evening cocktail in a variety of settings, with Mythos Main Bar, Oasis Pool Bar and Poseidon Beach Bar all at your fingertips.
The hotel’s spa offers a huge range of health and beauty treatments, a fully equipped fitness center, a sauna and a steam bath. You can treat yourself to a hot-stone massage treatment, indulge in a series of water experiences or discover the ancient Arabic cleansing ritual of Rasul.
Rodos Palladium is located just steps from the award-winning Blue Flag beach of Kalithea, on the coast of Rhodes, and less than two miles from the town of Kalithea itself, which boasts a nice variety of bars and restaurants. If you’re up for it, you can try out some waterskiing, or visit Europe’s second largest waterpark, just around the corner. The historic city of Rhodes is a 15-minute taxi ride away, and the lovely town of Lindos, with its picturesque white houses, is a 40-minute drive to the south.
How to Get There
First of all I would like to say this is absolutely not a five star hotel.
There was problems right from our arrival, from check in where they only tried to give us 1 room when 2 were booked . The noise from the entertainment in the lobby area made it almost impossible to hear the receptionist at check in , and being classed as a five star hotel 8 would have expected a cold plate of food left for us as we arrived at 11 pm at night when there was no where to get any food from.
When we got to our rooms the first thing I could see was back hair on the bed , and then all we could hear was traffic up and down as our rooms backed onto a main road , and if that wasn’t enough the beds were so hard I couldn’t sleep .
Next door where we also had a room booked experienced the noise and hard bed and on top of that the shower broke .
I immediately contacted the rep who did respond quickly and told us to meet her the next morning which she explained to change hotels anywhere we would be looking at £1000 . considering we paid almost £3000 for a week half board for which we thought was a five star was shocking.
The rep managed to get our rooms changed which was better and away from the main road but unfortunately my sons room was right under where the evening entertainment was and he said all he could hear-was that until the early hours.
The service at meal times was awful it was so busy that we had to wait 20 mins for the waiter to come and take a drink order and it was like a Butlins holiday camp at the restaurant no order whatsoever chaos is the word I would use.
I had to phone down to the reception on three consecutive days to ask could they leave the complementary coffee and milk in my room where there was a kettle and I didn’t bother on day 4 to ask again I just gave up .
I stayed at the Aqua grand in Rhodes last year and that is classed as a five star also , but the difference is a whole world apart. This hotel is dated the decor Isis in need of in serious need of work and the windows that you looked out from were cracked ( see pics enclosed )
We have come back from an expensive week away more stressed than when we came and never have I ever been glad to leave a place ; just relief .
The final shock was that as we were getting picked up at 18.45 I took it as normal that we would get lunch as we would miss dinner and was told no only breakfast , so another 50 euros for lunch .
I am so sorry to have had to write this review but am still shocked at there is no attention to detail in this hotel and the service apart from changing our rooms has been the worst I have ever encountered
Staff very friendly and, polite and helpful. They work very hard and long hours but still manage a smile. The best Mango Daquari I have ever had. Pool very clean with comfortable sunbed. Hotel is right on the beach and the water is crystal clear. Only downside is we had a room on the roadside which can be quite noisy.
We are staying at Rodos Palladium for holidays and today we spent 1 hour and one half following a special cooking lesson by Chef Mr Athanassios Kotsis.
It was a wonderful experience we lernt nice Greek recepies that we tasted soon and the flavours, smell and colours were amazing. We suggest to visit the cooking lessons of Mr Kotsis to much enjoing the Greek experience.
Referring the resort everything is going well it is astonish. The sea is what we desire blue deep and clean.