• Login
Hotel Sentido Ixian Grand Hotel 5 star
Easyexperts
El. Venizelou Ixia 85101, Rhodes 851 01, Greece Rhodes, Greece -
See the map
Amy Adejokun Section editor

The 5* Ixian Grand was built in 1978 and underwent a complete makeover in 2007, which makes it hard to believe that it is over 30 years old! The new incarnation is designed to a contemporary, designer template. Just a few feet from the beach, the hotel has few sports facilities and not much in the way of organised entertainment and activities. It is therefore best suited to couples without children, or families passing through.

+
  • Seaside
  • Well located
  • Rest
  • Flight
    • Hotel Sentido Ixian Grand

      Sentido Ixian Grand   -   © EASYVOYAGE

    • Hotel Sentido Ixian Grand

      Sentido Ixian Grand   -   © EASYVOYAGE

       
    Compare all the prices

    Price per night - Find at 44 partner(s)
    • - AccorHotels.com - View prices
    • - AsiaTravel.com - View prices
    • - Amoma - View prices
    • - Ctrip.com - View prices
    • - Ebookers - View prices
    • - Elvoline - View prices
    • - Expedia - View prices
    • - Site officiel de l'hotel - View prices
    • - Getaroom - View prices
    • - Hanatour - View prices
    • - HappyRooms - View prices
    • - Hilton.com - View prices
    • - Homestay.com - View prices
    • - Hotel.info - View prices
    • - Hotelius - View prices
    • - Hotelnjoy - View prices
    • - Hotelpass - View prices
    • - HotelJoin - View prices
    • - Hotelopia - View prices
    • - Hotell.no - View prices
    • - Superbreak - View prices
    • - Hotels.com - View prices
    • - HotelsClick.com - View prices
    • - HotelTravel - View prices
    • - Hotelquickly - View prices
    • - Hotusa - View prices
    • - Jalan - View prices
    • - Lastminute.com - View prices
    • - Laterooms - View prices
    • - Otel - View prices
    • - Ostrovok - View prices
    • - Ozon Travel - View prices
    • - Prestigia - View prices
    • - Rumbo BravoFly Volagratis - View prices
    • - Rakuten - View prices
    • - Reserver avec l?hotel - View prices
    • - Sembo - View prices
    • - Skoosh - View prices
    • - TravelClick - View prices
    • - Travelocity - View prices
    • - Voyage SNCF - View prices
    • - Yanolja - View prices
    • - ZenHotels HC - View prices
    • - Agoda - View prices
    Show more offers

    Location 3.6 /10

    Ixia is a small and lively seaside resort in the northern part of Rhodes. There are numerous hotels along its beaches and it is a paradise for windsurfing and other water sports. The wind that blows along the coast probably has something to do with it! The hotel is some 2,800 ft from the restaurants and shops in town, and the same distance from the beaches... Furthermore, the hotel benefits from an excellent location on the coast, which makes an ideal starting point for numerous excursions. The city of Rhodes is only a 5-minute drive away, and it takes about a quarter of an hour to reach the international airport.

    Accommodation 8.70 /10

    There are a total of 280 rooms. The luxury and superior rooms are spread over the main building and the large suites and cottages are dotted around the park. All the different types of accommodation have a bed with a mattress and a very comfortable mattress cover made by the Greek brand 'Cocomat' (natural materials), as well as air-conditioning (from May to October), a satellite television with an LCD screen, a DVD player, a direct telephone line, a minibar, a free safe, a balcony (or terrace) and a bathroom with toiletry kits, a hair-dryer, a bathtub (or shower) and dressing gowns. Luxury rooms have the added bonus of a jacuzzi bathtub on the balcony, and suites have direct access to the main swimming pool or an individual pool on their own terrace!

    Overview 8.45 /10

    The big, bright and airy lobby gives you an initial idea of the general style of the hotel. On the side nearest the sea, there are two swimming pools (one infinity pool and one with an area for children), a jacuzzi, cushioned wooden deckchairs and a pretty and impeccably-kept garden. Bear in mind that the hotel has placed two loungers in each room, so you do not have to get up at daybreak to reserve one with your towel. On the side with cottages, you can admire (but unfortunately not try out) a pretty decorative swimming pool. However, don't expect to hone your tennis or beach-volleyball skills on holiday here, because no courts or pitches are provided. Instead, sports addicts must make do with the 18-hole golf course some 16 mi from the hotel.

    Food and drink 8.70 /10

    The main restaurant is near the lobby and stretches all the way to the pool, but owing to the popularity of the terrace, to ensure you get a table out there you will need to arrive at the start of mealtimes or hope to be in the right place at the right time. Guests staying in suites can also eat at the 'A la Zonia' private restaurant. It is open exclusively for them at breakfast and dinner, serving up a menu of delicate and tasty dishes in an intimate atmosphere under soft lighting. A restaurant opens at the poolside at lunchtime, serving up snacks and grilled meat. Finally, for an extra charge, a gourmet restaurant prepares a tasty menu which consists of 7 Mediterranean dishes with their accompanying wines. The bar options are restricted to a lounge area with a terrace and a cocktail bar on the beach.

    Beach 8.45 /10

    The beach in front of the hotel is covered in black sand and pebbles, so sandals are strongly recommended here! The sea is a little choppy around this part of the island, but is a lovely turquoise colour. It is the perfect place to play around in the waves, bask in the sun on one of the cushioned wooden deckchairs or choose one of the water sports that takes your fancy - at an extra charge, because as in many other resorts, the water sports facilities are separate from the hotel.

    To know

    The hotel offers 'bed and breakfast' or half-board options. The only organised activities amount to aquagym sessions and shows (mainly Greek music) organised two evenings a week. You are best off asking the way before heading into the gardens in search of your apartment, because the signing is not always very clear!

    Equipment

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

      massage, sauna, beauty salon, spa, Turkish bath

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      aqua gym, fitness, gym, tennis, water-polo

    • Animals allowed
    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Solarium
    • Private beach
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • The stylish decor
    • The cottages with swimming pools
    • The beach
    • The cuisine ('a la carte' restaurants).

    disadvantages

    • The poor signposting
    • No sports facilities

    Traveller Reviews

    • Overall Score nc/10
    Hotels near to Rhodes
    • Miramare Wonderland Miramare Wonderland Miramare Wonderland
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 7.4
      • Location 3.59

      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.

      From
      See the offer
    • Nathalie Nathalie Nathalie
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 7.04
      • Location 3.6

      The Nathalie is a small guesthouse located in a residential area of the village of Ixia. As an adorable little family establishment, it reminds you of the golden years of the island's resorts. Run by a Greek-Scottish couple, it is the perfect place for a holiday dedicated to rest and relaxation; there is no beach, nor much in the way of entertainment, but that doesn't matter! The Nathalie is a charming, moderately-sized guesthouse which is highly recommended for couples who are looking for a little intimacy.

      From
      See the offer
    • Capsis Capsis Capsis
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 7.07
      • Location 3.31

      Previously known as Sofitel, the Capsis has now abandoned the illustrious name without loosing any of its grandeur. It is a monumental nine-floor building which includes the largest conference centre ever to be seen in a European hotel; an important asset that is likely to inspire holidaying businessmen and women. This fully-equipped establishment is the ideal choice for couples as well as families. However, don't count on doing any activities, as these are practically non-existent...

      From
      See the offer
    • Club Blue Horizon Palm Beach Club Blue Horizon Palm Beach Club Blue Horizon Palm Beach
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 7.02
      • Location 3.53

      The Blue Horizon Palm Beach Club opened in 1986. Thankfully, it was renovated in 2002 when it changed hands. As a result, it resembles many of the other clubs on the island, the only difference being that it has exploited three major assets: the wind, the waves and the F2 Pro Centre, a windsurfing centre which is only found in four other parts of the world. It is therefore the perfect haven for windsurfing enthusiasts!

      From
      See the offer
    • Mondi Club Sunshine Mondi Club Sunshine Mondi Club Sunshine
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 6.8
      • Location 6.0

      Located on the banks of the wild and beautiful Aegean Sea, the Sunshine Vacation Club is a rather charmless establishment which is nevertheless ideal for families looking for somewhere with sports facilities, organised entertainment and plenty of opportunity to laze around. Having said that, the hotel should improve over the coming years, with two new buildings planned for 2010. The 20 new guest rooms already available set the tone for the rest of the complex: refined and contemporary!

      From
      See the offer
    • Avra Beach Avra Beach Avra Beach
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 6.68
      • Location 3.62

      The Avra Beach is an all-inclusive hotel, so it's easy to spot those staying here by the famous plastic wristbands they wear. The facilities seem pleasant enough, although the communal areas are far too small given that the hotel has a total capacity of 500 people. There are people literally everywhere, so if you're agoraphobic you'd best keep away! Add to this the ridiculous volume of the music played at the poolside and it'll come as no surprise that this isn't the place to stay if you're looking for a quiet spot to relax. The hotel attracts both young people and families but very few couples. Entertainment is put on throughout the day, so if you're after peace and quiet you'd best look elsewhere!

      From
      See the offer
    • Olympic Palace Olympic Palace Olympic Palace
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 7.06
      • Location 7.0

      The Olympic Palace has such an imposing architecture that it's hard to pass by it without it catching your eye. It was built towards the end of the 70s, and from the outside it rather looks like a huge space craft. However, be assured that inside, the hotel is much more pleasant and features modern furniture. The clientele is mainly made up of families, most of which come from Europe.

      From
      See the offer
    • Rodos Palace Rodos Palace Rodos Palace
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 7.05
      • Location 6.5

      From the outside, the Rodos Palace is a massive 17-storey building, impossible to miss from the coastal road that passes in front of it. It's not the most welcoming of places at first glance, but once inside, guests remember that they shouldn't judge a book by its cover. However, the 70s inspired style is very present here, which might not be to the liking of all guests! However, despite its age, the Rodos Palace offers facilities that are suitable for guests of all ages. Interestingly, the hotel has welcomed some very famous guests, such as François Mitterrand and Margaret Thatcher.

      From
      See the offer
    Top Hotels Rhodes
    • Rodos Park Suites Rodos Park Suites Rodos Park Suites
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 7.26
      • Location 4.67

      At the heart of the city of Rhodes, the Rodos Park Suites is a luxury hotel, perfect for couples who want a peaceful stay in a cultural context.

      From
      See the offer
    • Miramare Wonderland Miramare Wonderland Miramare Wonderland
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 7.4
      • Location 3.59

      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.

      From
      See the offer
    • Electra Palace Electra Palace Electra Palace
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 7.09
      • Location 1.0

      The imposing 4 to 6-storey Electra Palace Resort is rather alarming at first sight, but turns out to be a good place to laze around or let off steam taking part in the numerous activities organised by a well-motivated team. Built in 1974, it was fortunately completely renovated in 2007 and now presents a modern face to the world, just a stone's throw from the Aegean Sea.

      From
      See the offer
    • Capsis Capsis Capsis
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 7.07
      • Location 3.31

      Previously known as Sofitel, the Capsis has now abandoned the illustrious name without loosing any of its grandeur. It is a monumental nine-floor building which includes the largest conference centre ever to be seen in a European hotel; an important asset that is likely to inspire holidaying businessmen and women. This fully-equipped establishment is the ideal choice for couples as well as families. However, don't count on doing any activities, as these are practically non-existent...

      From
      See the offer
    • Olympic Palace Olympic Palace Olympic Palace
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 7.06
      • Location 7.0

      The Olympic Palace has such an imposing architecture that it's hard to pass by it without it catching your eye. It was built towards the end of the 70s, and from the outside it rather looks like a huge space craft. However, be assured that inside, the hotel is much more pleasant and features modern furniture. The clientele is mainly made up of families, most of which come from Europe.

      From
      See the offer
    • Rodos Palace Rodos Palace Rodos Palace
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 7.05
      • Location 6.5

      From the outside, the Rodos Palace is a massive 17-storey building, impossible to miss from the coastal road that passes in front of it. It's not the most welcoming of places at first glance, but once inside, guests remember that they shouldn't judge a book by its cover. However, the 70s inspired style is very present here, which might not be to the liking of all guests! However, despite its age, the Rodos Palace offers facilities that are suitable for guests of all ages. Interestingly, the hotel has welcomed some very famous guests, such as François Mitterrand and Margaret Thatcher.

      From
      See the offer
    • Nathalie Nathalie Nathalie
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 7.04
      • Location 3.6

      The Nathalie is a small guesthouse located in a residential area of the village of Ixia. As an adorable little family establishment, it reminds you of the golden years of the island's resorts. Run by a Greek-Scottish couple, it is the perfect place for a holiday dedicated to rest and relaxation; there is no beach, nor much in the way of entertainment, but that doesn't matter! The Nathalie is a charming, moderately-sized guesthouse which is highly recommended for couples who are looking for a little intimacy.

      From
      See the offer
    • Sun Beach Resort Complex Sun Beach Resort Complex Sun Beach Resort Complex
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 8.08
      • Location 3.09

      The clue really is in the name with this modern 4-star complex, and, with 376,740 sq ft of grounds and a total of 305 guest rooms and apartments, those who prefer a more intimate ambience had best look elsewhere! If you are travelling as a family though, you and your kids are sure to have a great holiday here. They really have pulled out all the stops to give your children their dream holiday, from family rooms with a games room for kids, to the many fun activities on offer and everything in between.

      From
      See the offer