Sadly, we did not find that the reviews of Hotel Andreas matched the reality. Yes, an old building does require compromises, however there were a number of 'compromises' that were not acceptable for the price charged. Our room (supposedly the best room) had two windows at ceiling level on a mezzanine, so almost no natural light. I know that this is traditional architecture, however we may have felt slightly happier about the claustrophic feel of the room had there not been bars on the one window which would have been our only escape in the case of a fire. The bathroom was tiny. Again, I understand the constraints in an old building, however it was the size of a small cupboard (which it probably was) and the shower and toliet were so close together that the shower water simply ran all over the toilet. That may have been acceptable twenty years ago in a $20 losmen in Indonesia, but hardly to be expected in a hotel in Europe in the present day. The shower was also patched with spak-filler and had mould around the edges.
Our friend had a smaller room which did have windows that opened to a view, but the walls were so thin that not only could she hear every word spoken in the next room, she could even hear their phone vibrating...
Breakfast on the terrace was meagre and did not include things that you might expect such as cheese, tomatoes etc. The terrace does have a great view, but so do many other hotels in the old town.
Again, all this might be OK in a less expensive hotel where one's expectations are low, however we paid 90 euro per night (that is the low season rate). Interestingly, as with a previous reviewer, on our departure the credit card machine couldn't be made to work and we had to pay cash.
I note the barbed comments from the manager that follow negative reviews of this hotel, so I expect that will also happen here, however we did not enjoy our stay and I suggest you think twice before booking.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Andreas is small hotel converted from an Ottoman mansion overlooking the old town of Rhodes and the sea. We are located in a disco free, residential neighborhood. We serve breakfast on our panoramic terrace each morning. Every evening from 6-9:30 pm we light the candles in our private bar for guests only. Meet fellow travelers and a friendly international staff at the Hotel Andreas. Nous parlons Francais, Hellinika, Espanol, Italiano, Deutsch et Neerlandis. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Andreas Hotel Rhodes Town
- Hotel Andreas Rhodes, Greece - Rhodes Town