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Golden Odyssey, Kolymbia
The Golden Odyssey Hotel is set in well-manicured gardens only one kilometre away from the beach. Facilities include a tennis court, table tennis, video games and billiards, as well as an elegant bar with wide screen satellite television. Daily transport is provided to the beach in a private bus. There is a large outdoor swimmingmore
3 star hotel - Andy and Clare. Date of travel: Sep 2007
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We werenít expecting much from our first package holiday and were pleasantly surprised. Itís about a 20-25 minute walk from the beach and 15 minutes from the main street of shops/bars etc, as a result itís quiet. The staff were very friendly, attentive and helpful. The bar staff were great, Nic was a really nice guy, good voice as well if you go to the Greek night. The gardens are very well kept. The pool area is very nice but the pool is a bit too cold for some reason, the sea is indeed warmer. There are two areas for serving food. Lunch is served by the pool which is really nice. Breakfast and Dinner are served in another building which is also good. There was a very good selection of meals at the buffet each day. Sometimes it wasnít piping hot but never cold. The all inclusive deal was great and the wine and larger was always available. The room let it down a bit. It was spotless and clean but dated and worn. The air con was very noisy and the beds needed replacing. We didnít hear our neighbours at all and as we didnít go on holiday to stay in our hotel room it wasnít a huge problem. On average I think itís a fair 3 star.
I like Kolybia - Tony Roberts. Date of travel: Sep 2006
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This hotel is classed as A. I think the "A" stands for Awful. Let start with the good points: our room was spotless, the bed linen and towels were changed everyday. Now the bad points, the food was always cold, leftovers were served at the next meal mixed with mayo or yoghurt and vegetables, breakfast was eggs boiled, fried or scrambled which had the consistancy of rubber. 1 day greasy fatty bacon almost raw, next day frankfurters, next day sausages that, to be fair, were not too bad but like everything else everything was cold. Lunch and Evening meal you did not know what you were eating as there were no labels or signs to inform you what was in the food trays. Again everything was cold. The hotel owners or echelon had breakfast in the restaurant and got waiter service and reserved seats, for everyone else, grab a seat and fetch your own food. The beer fountain, wine taps and fruit juices worked every now and then both in the bar and the restaurant. The barman, Nicko, was the most ignorant bad mannered person I have ever known! He would walk away when people were waiting to be served, he would question who the drinks were for and at 11pm at night no matter how many people were queuing at the bar or how long they had been stood waiting to be serve he stopped serving All-Inclusive drinks, one guest had been in the queue for almost 15 mins and when he finaly got to be served he asked for two drinks, one for himself and one for his wife but as the magic hour of 11pm arrived only one drink had been poured so he was told he would have to pay for the second one!!! All the guests were of the opinion that the drinks that were served were watered down. You could sit all day drinking and you only felt you had been on fruit juice. A packed lunch consisted of 1 stale roll (no Butter )1 thin slice of ham and the same of cheese left over from breakfast a hard boiled egg an orange and some rock hard bicuits. No water or any kind of fluids. The day we left the 4th October 2006 a row of tiles fell off the top of the swimming pool which must have been the coldest in Rhodes ( Free sunlight but no heat exchangers to take the chill off the water ) the sea was warm compared to the pool. Air conditioning was not on as advertised in the brochure, all we had was a wet floor from the dripping air conditioning pipes but no air conditioning. You got woken up every morning by the pool fountain at 06.15 then at 06.30 the sprinklers came on. The walls between the apartments were so thin you could hear every thing going on next door; the patio doors were single glazed and did not keep any noise out. It was possible to hear every word spoken by the people adjacent plus all the other noises, snoring, chair scraping along the floor, showerings, toilet flushing....not a place for peace and quiet. The seats in the bar area and patio area by the bar are all plastic coated seating...not the chairs to sit in when hot..you either stick to them or when you get up you are soaked where you have been sitting. We did ask if the air conditioning could be turned on but were told it was too humid!! The only good thing that can be said about this hotel is that the cleaners and restaurant staff were superb. Would I recommend this hotel ? Only if I hated the person. Be warned if you want a good holiday give the Odyssey Hotel in Kolymbia a miss!!
 
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