Hotel Miramare Wonderland Hotel 5 star
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Rhodes, Greece
Amy Adejokun Section editor

The Miramare is an upscale hotel with a good reputation in Rhodes, quite appropriate for holiday-makers seeking peace and relaxation in a very comfortable atmosphere. It is particularly suited for a honeymoon stay.

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    Location 3.59 /10

    The Miramare, next to the Rodian Amathus hotel, is located in Ixia, between Rhodes and Ialyssos, 2.5 miles from the fabulous historic centre of Rhodes and 7 miles from the international airport of Diagoras.
    On the north-western tip of Rhodes, the picturesque coast of Ixia hosts a seaside resort that opens onto the bay of Trianta, near a village of the same name in Ialissos. Bordered by many modern hotels, the entire bay is a holiday place offering high quality service. The hospitality is very pleasant, like the gentle breeze of the meltemi wind coming from the sea. Specifically, the sea is both a real challenge for enthusiasts of water sports such as sailing and a fresh balm for others, particularly during summer. Nearby, Filerimos Hill, containing the ruins of the ancient acropolis of Ialyssos and the Monastery of Panaghià, dominates the whole region. It promises romantic and peaceful walks offering various panoramas along the coastline. On the way down to the coastal road, different entertainment opportunities await you in the direction of the resort, Ixia, where there are many restaurants and shops, continuing to Rhodes.

    Accommodation 8.20 /10

    A total of 175 rooms are housed among small two-storey buildings and bungalows of one floor, painted blue or ochre and located in the heart of lush well-kept green gardens, blossoming with jasmine and bougainvillea. Everything is unique. They have refined furniture and decor and an area of 485 to 645 ft². All are equipped with air conditioning, telephone (direct dial for international calls), television (satellite), a hair dryer, a mini bar, a bathroom with a shower or a bathtub, a balcony. Only the bungalows have beautiful terraces, kitchenettes with refrigerators and lounge areas.

    Overview 9.09 /10

    Built in 1994 and renovated several times by renowned architects, the Miramare is outstanding for its individualised service, offered in an extremely carefully designed and comfortable setting. Facing the reception, a building shaped like a bell tower surrounded by a small blue lagoon, greets customers. The vast swimming pool with its beautiful fountain faces the hotel beach - which is private, as is the outdoor restaurant. The view over the azure sea of the bay of Ixia is breathtaking. The hotel is situated slightly off the public beach and you may feel like you live in a cocoon. Cleanliness is impeccable and the decoration is fancy. All the infrastructure of the luxurious bungalows on ground level are scattered in flowery gardens, which are perfectly maintained. A small train commutes between the reception and the restaurants, over 2 miles of rails... It is a pity that the combined architecture, however charming, lacks the expected picturesque outlook.

    Food and drink 8.50 /10

    The restaurant services are one of the Miramare's advantages. You have a rich choice of dishes and the quality is guaranteed. Breakfast is served either on the terrace or at the Olyo restaurant, buffet-style, from 7:30 AM to 11 AM. In the evening, you can choose from an a la carte menu of Greek and continental specialties or a buffet offering Italian and Mediterranean dishes. Open between 7 PM and midnight, it offers pleasant entertainment activities. For a change, you can try Greek and Italian cuisine, served a la carte at the Gulliver restaurant, but not later than 11 PM, located near the swimming pool. Also, there is a snack bar which serves lunch from 12 AM to 4:30 PM. It offers a clear view onto the swimming pool, which overlooks the bay of Ixia, and serves Greek cuisine of high quality but not much quantity... Its only disadvantage: Three times a week, Greek evening parties are organised. In addition, there are two other bars and a good quality room service, where you can have alll three meals of the day, from 7 AM to 11 PM (with an option of ordering cold meals at any time of the night).

    Beach 8.15 /10

    A rarity in Rhodes, the Miramare has its own private beach reserved for the hotel guests, at a distance of 1 mile. It must be emphasised. Lovers of peace will be pleased. You can get directly to the beach from the swimming pool, separated by a wooden pontoon. The water is clear, almost crystal. Yes, but... the sandy border nearby is scattered with pebbles and leaves little room to roam about. It is almost impossible to lie your towel there. No deckchairs nor sunshades. However, you can rent a deckchair on the public beach, located some 330 feet away and you can take on different sports activities (extra charge) at the sailing base. The meltemi wind blows over the bay and on to the western coast of the island where guests indulge in sports and sailing.

    To know

    The Miramare hotel is one of the best hotels in the region, enjoying a good reputation in Rhodes, particularly for its excellent cuisine. For sure, it offers high quality services and all the comforts that you may want. But quality has its price.

    Equipment

    • Internet access
    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, water skiing, gym, aerobics, sailing, paddle boats, windsurfing

    • Whirlpool bath

      (paying)

    advantage

    • The restaurant services
    • The decoration and the carefully designed facilities
    • The rooms

    disadvantages

    • Its pebble beach is too narrow
    • Slightly hefty prices

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