Recently returned from a 11 day break at the Golf View with my girlfriend. This trip was supposed to be special for her birthday. Greatly let down by this pathetic excuse for a hotel.
Rhodes is lovley and friendly, plenty of things to see and do by bus and taxi from Afandou. Just please don't be another sucker and book this hotel. If you are looking for a hotel look for the "Georgia" as this is over the road and what you would expect for a 3 star.
The Golf View was clean and tidy including the rooms......but,
Had warm water once out of 11 days...coincidentally on the same day that a coach load of folk came for the night because of the strikes.
Food was bad to start but became better as the time progressed (maybe getting used to it). The food was never hot, always luke warm or cold, pork pork pork pork pork chips pork pork chips. Breakfast - always the same.
Drinks are watered down & flat, even the soft drinks. Im not a big drinker but I tried most things on the all inclusive list just to get one that was drinkable. I actually saw the old fella who works there poor half a beer for a guy. He then put it under the bar "out of view" and topped it up with the cold water from the bottom of the ice bucket (21/10/11). I wanted to tell the guy but didn't speak english. Also the vodka ran out for one lady and as he opened a "new" bottle, there was no crack of a seal at all.
The best thing about this hotel was meeting some top people (no not the 3 staff who have a seperate business selling tiles!) who were also not impressed, although we did have so many laughs which usually included the state of the Golf View.
The surroundings outside were a bit tatty and below par, this could be excused if the above was ok but no. Oh and that horrible spray painted wall thing outside the pool is just so tacky! Bear in mind we went in the mid october so just at the end of their season, but this does not excuse their running of a hotel. Yes it was quiet and not peak times but doesn't make a difference to how you should be fed and watered. The only type of holiday I can imagine suitable for this place is a group of mates who just want to go on a week bender who just want a bed. Then again....you can't really get drunk on water.
- Also Known As:
- Golf View Hotel Afandou, Rhodes, Greece