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Olive Garden Hotel
Ranked #5 of 14 Hotels in Lardos
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Loved this hotel i felt so happy to be part of this place,its a 3star but found people moaning about food ,entertainment .but sorry the food was good ,the head chef so lovely just ask him to cook something and he will do his best.the entertainment team done the best they could and i had fun,loved the water arobics .julie i miss you and Chloe ,kai ,jack and family loved you lots you made our holiday.we had nice walks to the beach and a nice meal there.the bus servis is good and not far to lindos.the hotel is clean its the disgusting people throwing cigarettes around pthe lovely gardens .not clearing the cups up leaving rubbish so dont blame the hotel.it doesnt hurt to take your cups back to the bar to be disposedof.thankyou to petra for always smiling and treating us all good i wish i could name all the staff but thankyou you all work so hard and hello to mary on reception ,so helpful.i think soon you might get to a 4star but i loved it there.

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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Stayed for one week in August with two boys aged 10 & 12. Arrived quite late in evening, on checking in advised to go up for dinner first then go to room, which was good kids were starving, taken to room after which was in the second block/family block, its separate to the main building with its own bar and pool. The room was spacious but basic, nice balcony, the whole room had a tiled floor as did the bathroom, air conditioning fitted but not very strong for size of room, no shower screen/curtain in bathroom which personally I think is quite dangerous as water sprays out all over floor and it's very slippy, bath mat provided but very small and not changed at all during a one week stay, fresh towels and beds made everyday.
Restaurant is ok, it's very hot as it's upstairs and no air conditioning at all, we called it the pork and pasta restaurant as this was served pretty much everyday, 4 out of the 7 nights the show cooking was pasta??, and also a watery carbonara and bolognaise served everyday and chips of course, disappointing salad bar, feta and tomatoes mostly, not much else, not a massive amount of fresh fruit either, ice cream was very good. Breakfast consists of usual attempt of the full English, substitute bacon, eggs, beans and mushrooms, didn't look massively appealing, no omelettes just pancakes, everyday which is great for kids and my boys loved them. Only wine, soft drinks and tea or coffee available in restaurant, wine is from a tap, it was of an ok standard. The drinks served in the bar are pretty bad, probably the worst I've had in an all inclusive setting, all spirits were 30%, I'm a gin drinker and didn't drink any gin for the whole holiday as it just didn't taste anything like gin, all clear spirits were tasteless, soft drinks from dispenser were sweet and very syrupy, not very nice at all, beer was drinkable. Hardly any snacks provided for kids which was evident by the amount of people buying pringles and haribo from the hotel shop.
On the plus it's a nice quiet location, you can walk to a nice little beach, it doesn't feel busy or crowded, staff all work really hard. Thankful that there was no loud music round pool areas and that you are not constantly mothered by animation crew to join in, which is often the case. The pool areas are nice, maybe wouldn't hurt to keep them a little better maintained, only saw it being cleaned once in a week, and in kids pool there visible wires hanging out from two under water light fittings, also air con in main reception area not working properly.
All in all I would class it as ok, I wouldn't return and I am pleased I didn't pay as much as some people had, it feels most things and services are provided by cutting as many corners and costs as possible, with a bit of care and attention it could be very nice.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
7  Thank Jessica M
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We went in the trades (first 2 weeks of July) first of all the staff will do anything they can to accommodate you almost all of them are absolutely fantastic. Giannis the bar man and mario his assistant are absolutely amazing. Great banter and if you get to know them they will make you some pretty sweet drinks. One problem was the food was a bit repetitive, however, we spoke to the head chef one evening and suggested pizza and low and behold he had it for us two days later which went down a treat. One issue was one of the animators kris. We called him touchy feely (15 of us all met on holiday all disliked him) as suggested in the name he was a bit too touchy with the woman. He also kicked the dog that my girlfriend and I have brought home from there a wee stray that was floating around the hotel. He actually upset a lot of people partly by kicking Dennis (dog) and partly with his general creepy nature not a nice person to be around. Antonios the manager is absolutely amazing and the girls at reception are so lovely and helpful will do anything they can to help you. Would definitely go back again. In fact we are going back again in September hopefully.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
2  Thank callum m
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Would definitely come back again and recommend to others. All inclusive and all different varieties of food available, activities are on a set timetable so you never get bored! Again a special thanks to the animation team for making our stay worth while (Chrys , Andrea , Giulia and Ilenia)! This holiday will be remembered x

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
2  Thank Emily J
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

I appreciate its a 3 star hotel, but the standard of cleanliness leaves much to be desired. We had ants all through our room, the bathroom door didn't close and one of our kids was forced to sleep in a camp bed for the duration. As for all inclusive the restaurant has no air conditioning and there are flies everywhere. The main pool bar us very efficient, Ghainnis especially, the second pool bar is a joke...no regular person behind the bar and when they are they are either at the side of the shop smoking or chatting to other staff members. The animation team is again as expected however their leader Chris is very enthusiastic at a performance but grumpy as hell out with and doesn't even acknowledge you. Either Andrea or Gjuilia should be in charge very friendly and fun for the kids.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
2  Thank nisbet1
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Additional Information about Olive Garden Hotel

Address: Lardos, Lardos 85109, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Rhodes > Lardos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Lardos
#6 Romantic Hotel in Lardos
Price Range: AU$77 - AU$724 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Olive Garden Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 107
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Olive Garden is a 3 star hotel that attracts travellers seeking a distinctive location near the beach. The property with it's endless gardens and remote setting provides a sense of peace & relaxation. The modern approach to design & quality compliments expectations. One can enjoy the high standards of Olive Garden hospitality, in harmony with preserved natural beauty of the environment & the strategic locale. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hotel Olive Garden
Olive Garden Pefkos
Olive Garden Rhodes
Olive Garden Hotel Rhodes/Lardos, Greece

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