Hotel Ocean Blue Hotel 4 star
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Ialyssos Beach 85104 Rhodes, Greece
Amy Adejokun Section editor

When it opened in 2005, the Club Aquatour Ocean Blue consisted of a single building and was known as the Sun Flower. It only became the Ocean Blue when it changed hands in 2006, prior to a series of renovations and, above all, expansions of the site. Although its architecture is a far cry from the blocks of buildings often found on the island, it's not the most charming of constructions either. Having said that, the newer part of the establishment is far more pleasant. The Club Aquatour Ocean Blue attracts a primarily European (mainly French) clientele and is open during the summer season only, from April to October.

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      Ocean Blue   -   © R. DUBUS / EASYVOYAGE

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    Location 6.0 /10

    The Club Aquatour Ocean Blue is located between Kremasti (150m away) and Ialyssos and is just under 2 mi from the airport, or a transfer time of 10 minutes. Rhodes Old Town is some 8 mi away and can be reached in around 20 minutes by bus.

    Accommodation 6.70 /10

    The 170 guest rooms at the hotel are divided among the old building and the new one. The standard rooms are low-key and feature little in the way of decoration, and whilst the sandy colours used in the decor are rather pleasant, the old furniture could certainly be changed. The small balconies are also far too close to each other, meaning, don't come here expecting much privacy. The bedrooms are separated from the bathrooms by an opaque glass panel, though neither are very spacious and both could do with a makeover! As far as facilities are concerned, you'll find you have all the basics, including an empty refrigerator, air-conditioning, a television, and a safe (which requires a deposit), among other things. If you can, try and go for one of the rooms on the ground floor, where you'll have easy access to the swimming pool and where the decor is far more pleasant.

    Overview 7.20 /10

    The lobby at the Ocean Blue is a good reflection of the rest of the establishment, namely small and decorated with a marine theme. Unfortunately, the boat-shaped reception desk is now showing signs of age, but the modern furniture in the lounge area opposite does raise the bar a little. The lobby runs through to the indoor swimming pool on the level below, where you'll also find two saunas, two hydromassage rooms, and a massage room, though what you'll find here is far from the usual spa ambience. In fact, there's really nothing convincing about this place. Beyond this old 2 storey building stands the second, much more recent one, opposite the main swimming pool, which is surrounded by plastic deckchairs. The solarium terrace here consists of a lawn and a paved area and can feel somewhat oppressive due to the lack of space. Of course, the noise level doesn't help matters either. Having said that, the guests don't seem to mind and the ambiance is still perfectly friendly.

    Food and drink 6.20 /10

    The main restaurant at the Ocean Blue, Captain's, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Meals here are served as a buffet consisting of various stations arranged in the middle of the room for easy access. You'll find a wide selection of primarily international dishes on offer, as well as various Greek specialities. The dining room itself is nothing special and can get noisy at peak times, so those who like peace and quiet will be better off trying to get a table out on the terrace. Alternatively, you might like to try the hotel's à la carte Italian restaurant for dinner, which is included in the all-inclusive package but drinks have to be paid for separately. Its Mediterranean decor is perfectly pleasant but confined to the inside of the restaurant.

    Beach 6.70 /10

    The Club Aquatour Ocean Blue is virtually on the beachfront, though you will have to cross a road to get to the beach itself. Since the seafront here is public property, the hotel does not provide its own facilities, so rather than relaxing on a deckchair under a parasol you'll have to settle for the pebble-covered ground. You will find some occasional seaweed washing up on the shoreline with the foam but the sea is still pretty light in colour. We were told whilst we were there that the beach originally consisted of 3 rows of trees but now there are only 2, and apparently those that have survived thus far are expected to shrink back further still.

    To know

    There are several shops within easy walking distance outside of the hotel.
    There is no charge for using the safe deposit boxes in the guest rooms but you will need to leave a deposit at reception should you wish to do so.
    A free cable Internet connection is available in the guest rooms but you will need to have your own computer with you. This being said, bear in mind that there is a charge for using the Internet at the Internet Café.

    Equipment

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

      massage, sauna, hammam, stretching, spa

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, gym, aqua gym, aerobics, volleyball, beach volley, mountain bike, water-polo, sports

    • Whirlpool bath

    advantage

    • The guest rooms with pool access
    • The sea view from some of the guest rooms

    disadvantages

    • Aircraft flying overhead
    • The lack of facilities
    • The noise level of the music

    Traveller Reviews

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      • Package deals in juillet 2011 Posted on 2011-08-03 En couple - 3 à 5 nuitées (Chambre sans vue)

        Nous avons passé un séjour agréable ds l'ensemble. Mais hôtel à déconseiller pour ceux qui recherchent le calme et l'authenticité!

      • Advantages

        Chambres confortables et spacieuses Hôtel très propre Infrastructure convenant à tt type de voyageur

      • Disavantages

        hôtel très bruyant + passage d'avions ttes les 10mn nourriture très moyenne peu de choix et variétés animation très bof

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      • Overall Score 5.57/10
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