Club Héliades Irene Palace Hotel 4 star
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Kolymbia, Rhodes Rhodes, Greece
Amy Adejokun Section editor

Standing on the edge of a very pretty beach, the Club Olympien Irene Palace is an impressive modern hotel without any particular charm... The atmosphere is warm and relaxed here though, which together with the professionalism of the staff and the quality of the amenities makes for a very enjoyable and pleasant family holiday. You will also find it difficult to not be seduced by the view from the rooms, with the Aegean sea and the crystal-clear waters of Kolympia beach.

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      Club Héliades Irene Palace   -   © Julien Ferret / EASYVOYAGE

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      Club Héliades Irene Palace   -   © Julien Ferret / EASYVOYAGE

       
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    Location 6.0 /10

    The Irene Palace is located on the east coast of the island, close to the small village of Kolymbia, 15 mi from Rhodes and the international airport. Access to the airport is made via the beautiful main road, south of the capital city. 15 mi further south, you will come across the charming village of Lindos and its famous acropolis. Nestled in surrounding green vegetation, the hotel occupies an ideal central location: it is possible to visit all of the island's main tourist attractions in the blink of an eye (well, almost).

    Accommodation 6.70 /10

    Two types of rooms are available: standard rooms (247) or family rooms (a total of 9). The categories vary according to the view of the sea, the garden or the mountains. The family rooms consist of a 516 sq ft main room, but families can also opt for two 258 sq ft communicating standard rooms. The latter are fitted with double beds, two bedside cabinets, a small table and some chairs, a desk, a refrigerator, a telephone, a television, central air-conditioning, a safe (?2 a day) and a balcony with a table and some chairs. In the bathrooms, guests will find a pale blue bathtub and washbasin, hospitality products and a hair-dryer. The decoration, whether you like it or not, is at least more original than some others, thanks to the flashy colours used: orange cushions, dark blue walls, curtains, furniture and carpet.

    Overview 6.20 /10

    Although interior common areas have nothing particular to show for themselves, the outdoor amenities are worth a look! Some areas hidden away in the surrounding greenery will make you want to have a nap in the shade. Comfortably seated, away from the other guests, you will be far, far away from the hustle and bustle which can sometimes be found on other parts of the island. As soon as you wake up, you will be able to enjoy a swim in the large pool, relax in the jacuzzi, practice your table tennis skills, play miniature golf, tennis, volleyball, football, basketball or even giant chess! The cherry on the cake: the fact that the hotel has a host of amenities for children only, such as a mini-club, a playground and even a private go-kart track!

    Food and drink 6.50 /10

    Only one restaurant (470 guests) is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Served as a buffet, indoor or outdoor, the Greek and international dishes aren't very varied. Two unoriginal Italian and Greek themed dinners are organised in the week: The rest of time, guests can have a light meal at the snack bar, which is open from 12:00pm to 3:00pm, or sip at cocktails at the main bar or pool bar, whose staff are very friendly. Guests can choose from all the classic options, ranging from B&B to 'all-inclusive'.

    Beach 6.30 /10

    A paved footpath leads the way to the beach nearby. Washed by transparent water, it would be perfect if it didn't have so many deckchairs and parasols placed here and there and if it wasn't covered in pebbles! Moreover, the music from the next-door Eden Club hotel can become a bit of a nuisance... Be aware that a charge of ?3 a day will be requested from you for the hire of beach towels. As with many of the neighbouring resorts, the activities offered by the (exterior) watersports centre are available for an extra fee.

    To know

    Nature lovers will be delighted to hear that the Irene Palace is awarded a Blue Flag every year by the EU for the cleanliness of the beach and the quality of its water. Culture lovers will also be delighted to hear that the hotel encourages its guests to actively participate in the programme: 'Local customs and traditions'. During the months of April and May, for example, the Irene Palace invites anyone who wishes, to observe the silk worm's life cycle. On May 1st, guests can go and pick the flowers needed for the spring celebrations wreaths. Further actions in favour of culture are supported by the hotel, such as the Medieval Carnival or the International Ecofilm Festival.

    Equipment

    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      sauna, beauty salon, stretching, massage, Turkish bath, spa

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      basketball, tennis, fitness, gym, aqua gym, water-polo, beach volley, football, volleyball, golf, sports, bums and tums

    • Animals allowed
    • Hairdresser
    • Whirlpool bath

    advantage

    • The staff are very friendly
    • The shaded relaxation areas
    • The small go-kart track
    • The 'local customs and traditions' programme

    disadvantages

    • The decoration of the common areas
    • The music coming from the next-door hotel
    • The line of hotels all standing next to one another
    • International clientele

    Traveller Reviews

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      • Package deals in avril 2011 Posted on 2013-09-06 Seul - Une semaine et plus (Chambre avec vue)

        tres bon rapport qualité prix. bien situé

      • Advantages

        l'équipe d'animation

      • Disavantages

        Peut etre un peu plus de choix de plats et plus typique

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      • Sports / Loisirs
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      • Qualité / Prix
      • Overall Score 8.75/10
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