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.
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This is clearly not a 5* hotel for many reasons. Don't get me wrong, it's nice and clean but too expensive in certain aspects.
The reception and the pool area are great but the rooms are small, the food is nowhere near good. If you pay for it separately it's fantastic but what was served at breakfast and dinner not so much. Cocktails are expensive as well and the Greek night: €45 per person for a bbq? Come on...
On the plus side, the cleaning team were amazing, when they were not having a morning meeting in front of our door at 7 in the morning (advise: don't accept the -1 floor) , it's very noisy and alarmingly, anyone walking down the street can end up at your door.
The staff is friendly
We stayed for 1 week, half board, "sea view" room - if you go the the beach; ate at a tavern 5 mins away which was amazing.
The pool area is great and plenty of sunbeds are available
Expect less to avoid disappointment
This is a great hotel situated in a good location by the beach with two bus stops right at the front door for people who would like to visit the old town and other parts of the island. However, if you just was to stay at the resort for the entirety of the trip that is also okay. Not only is there a pool and a beach but the hotel also provides a wide variety of activities such as mini golf, yoga, dance, and darts. There is also a water aerobics class everyday in the pool. There is no shortage of activities at the hotel and they often have special events at night.
We had a late check in and arrived at the hotel at around midnight, we were checked in swiftly without hassle. However after 11:00 the only place left open is the bar so there will be no food, it is something to keep in mind if you get a late flight. The restaurants in the hotel are great, the breakfast was one of the best things about our stay and it was always a great start to the day. All the food and the service was great.
The only issue we had was that we decided to have dinner at the posideon bar one night after seeing food service doesn’t end until 18:30. We arrived at 18:00 only to be told that they were no longer doing food! There was no explanation from the bar or the front desk, they only told us to go to the other restaurants. Unfortunately the other restaurants require the men to change into long pants which was a bit of a hassle. A small inconvenience, but just something to keep in mind when planning meals.
No surprises with the Palladium, it’s all in the descriptions and the pictures. Nicely thought through, staff embarrassingly nice and helpful, great beach, easy to get to Rodos/Lindos. The animations didn’t get my thumbs up but that’s just me, I guess so 5 stars anyway. I’m just gutted I have to leave and going back to cooking my own (much, much less exciting) diners...
(Don’t miss the 3h cruise on the Palladium’s ship, a delight)
We sadly check out today. I can honestly say “this is THE best hotel I have ever been to” The 3 hour boat trip to 3 islands was amazing and only €24 euros each, you get to go snorkelling in such clear sea water..just magical. All staff are so friendly and the hotel complex is spotless, at check in we was greeted with fresh orange juice and staff even arranged a cake to be delivered on our anniversary. Prices are very reasonable, we ate in Thalasa restaurant, once again AMAZING!the breakfast is lovely and there is such a great choice and the pool snack bar is also very reasonable and has food freshly made aswell as delicious cocktails. There are plenty of sunbeds around the very large pool and the evening entertainment is plenty. The beach is more pebbles than sand but is still gorgeous with clear sea, there are also water sports. I would definitely recommend this hotel and will hopefully be coming back. The only negative I can find is the beds are rather hard, other than that I felt like I was in paradise - thank you to the amazing staff 👍🏻
My friends and I have been at the Rodos Palladium for the second time since 2017 (were too late in booking in 2018, otherwise it would have been the third time this year!).Of course, we were wondering if it was still as great this year as back in 2017.
And it was, even slightly better, if that's possible. It felt almost a little like "coming home". The first thing you notice is the extreme friendliness of all the staff, without exception. Special mention to "our" lovely waiter Vasilis, who's proficiency and good humour we enjoyed again this year. Proof that people love this place is the fact that many of them are regulars since many, many years, as we figured out while there. We too, will for sure return.