Our stay at the Castello di Rodi Hotel, Rhodes, Greece

Our stay at the Castello di Rodi Hotel, Rhodes, Greece

We stayed for a week at the Castello di Rodi Hotel in Rhodes, Greece, on a bed and breakfast basis.

Our stay at the Castello di Rodi Hotel, Rhodes, Greece

View from the swimming pool area

Location of the Castello di Rodi Hotel

In the Thomson brochure it describes the location as being in Kallithea, this is not actual the case, the actual location is 4 kms away from Kalithea, and on the Kalithea Avenue. This is the main road that links Rhodes Town and Faliraki, with the closest village being Koskinou. There are numerous restaurants within walking distance from the hotel. The restaurant that we particularly enjoyed was called Koskinou House, which was approximately 5 minutes walk from the hotel and opposite the Parrot Bar.

Castello Di Rodi is 6 kms from Rhodes Town, a bus stop is only couple of minutes walk away and costs 1.80 euros, a taxi was 9 euros if you flagged one or 11 euro’s if the hotel organised one.  Faliraki is also only 6kms away in the opposite direction, 13 euro’s from the hotel and 11 euros coming back.

The Hotel Room at Castello di Rodi

Our stay at the Castello di Rodi Hotel, Rhodes, Greece

Room 709

Our room at the Castello Di Rodi was number 709, it was on the first floor with a balcony overlooking the garden.  We were really pleased with the room, we know from previous Greek visits the rooms are always basic. The room was clean and a good size, with a shower room and toilet, and a hairdryer was provided. A large fridge with freezer compartment was in the room which was great to freeze the small water bottles to take to the pool. A kettle and cups were also provided. There was adequate closet and storage space. There was a small TV 17 inch on the wall, but the only english channel was sky news. Our room had air conditioning but if it is not included, and it costs 40 euros per week. The beds were two twins pushed together and on closer inspection only consisted of a mattress on a chip board base, this did not pose any problems to us but could potentially not be sturdy enough for a person of a larger frame. The balcony was spacious with a 3 tier washing line at the one end.

Our stay at the Castello di Rodi Hotel, Rhodes, Greece

Balcony

The Pool

Our stay at the Castello di Rodi Hotel, Rhodes, Greece

The roof top pool

The pool at the Castello Di Rodi was excellent, being on the rooftop there was always a welcoming breeze. The pool was very cold but once you managed to get in it was so refreshing. Numerous sunbeds were available but you did need to get your towel down before 9 am to get a prime spot!  There was also a small childrens pool.

Dining at the Castello di Rodi

Our stay at the Castello di Rodi Hotel, Rhodes, Greece

Restaurant

The restaurant at the Castello Di Rodi was situated down some steps from the pool. Breakfast was included and was continental, served from 0730-1030. Snacks were then available throughout the day and then there was an evening menu from 1900-2300. The service was superb and we must mention Angela who was very efficient and great fun.  Prices were reasonable, most snacks between 4-6 euros and the food was excellent.

Courtyard and bar at the Castello di Rodi

Our stay at the Castello di Rodi Hotel, Rhodes, Greece

Courtyard corner with TV and bar

In the centre of the hotel is a beautiful courtyard which has a seating area. There are also large beds in the alcoves which provide shade and a perfect place to relax.  In the one corner is a television showing sports and a bar with a very friendly barman.  The bar prices were very good value too, with a glass of wine only 2 euros!  Stairs from the courtyard lead up to the pool and were so pretty covered in bougainvillea.

Our stay at the Castello di Rodi Hotel, Rhodes, Greece

Stairs from courtyard to pool

Reception/lounge area at the Castello di Rodi

Our stay at the Castello di Rodi Hotel, Rhodes, Greece

Lounge area

Opposite the reception area is a lounge which has a TV, seating area and a pool table. There is a book corner where you can exchange holiday reads and the area leads to the bar. The reception staff were very helpful and knowledgeable and to the right there are safety deposit boxes which you can hire for 10 euros per week.

Our stay at the Castello di Rodi Hotel, Rhodes, Greece

Safety Boxes

There is also a machine that you can weigh your suitcases for 1 euro. Free wifi was available throughout the hotel, however the closer you were to reception or the restaurant, the better the connection was and it did become inconsistent in the room and by the pool. The hotel does not seem suitable for individuals with mobility problems as there are numerous steps to all of the areas.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Castello di Rodi, rooms are basic but serve their purpose and the pool area and the beautiful courtyard were the highlights. The location is not in a busy resort, however travelling to nearby Rhodes Town and Faliraki was easy. We would stay here again.


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15 Responses to Our stay at the Castello di Rodi Hotel, Rhodes, Greece

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  3. emi says:

    adding this to the list! thanks!!

    xo welltraveledwife.com

  4. Emily says:

    I actually happen to be sitting at the pool reading this right now! Completely agree with your review, the only thing which we don’t have in our room is a hairdryer and a large balcony. Overall great stay though apart from the wifi which has proven to be a bit of a nuisance! And also a bit of a chore having to get up at 7am every morning to go and put my towels down on the sunbeds to guarantee a bed! Did you by any chance happen to make a visit to the Medousa cocktail bar?

    • Hi Emily,
      Thanks for the comments and wish we were still sat where you are as wet and windy in the UK! Agree the wifi was a bit hit and miss, we found that the restaurant, covered area and courtyard was the best reception for wifi. When we were there the beds would start getting busy by 9ish so not so unsociable! Unfortunately we did not visit the Medousa Cocktail Bar but did have a fun night out in Faliraki which was a short taxi ride away. Have you tried the Koskinou House Restaurant? turn left out the hotel, about 5 minute walk on right hand side of road, we had some fantastic meals there.

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