Today’s post is a bit different from my usual, this time, I’m discussing the gorgeous hotel that I stayed in during my trip to Rhodes!
La Marquise Luxury Resort Complex is a five star hotel based in Kallithea, which is about a fifteen to twenty minute drive to Rhodes old town, depending on how busy the traffic is. During my stay, I think the longest journey by taxi was around fifteen minutes, so it’s easy to go into Rhodes, and there’s also a regular bus that stops outside of the hotel, which was obviously cheaper than taking a taxi, but was a little longer, around twenty-five minutes to half an hour, to go into the centre of Rhodes.
The location of the hotel is in a quiet surrounding, on a strip of hotels, it’s in the middle of Rhodes and Falaraki, but you would never have guessed that Falaraki was only a twenty minute journey away. I enjoyed staying in Kallithea because it was a lovely location to relax after a busy day, no loud noise, and it was very private. There’s also the magnificent Kallithea Springs on the doorstep of the hotel (I’ll be writing a post about my time there as it was beautiful!), and that’s about a five minute taxi journey. You could walk there, but in 30 degree heat, maybe that’s not the best idea.
Anyway, onto the hotel itself. As I travelled to Rhodes with my family, we booked a family room. This consisted of two bedrooms, that can be seperated by closing the door, and a shared bathroom. The room itself was more than spacious, and we were placed on the ground floor, directly in front of a side pool. The people who used this specific pool were mainly the other people who were staying in the rooms next door to us. What I liked about our room, was that it wasn’t part of a high-rise block. In fact, none of the rooms at this hotel are part of a high-rise block, which I think is nice and gives it a warmer feel.
The complex itself is huuuuuge, we decided to take a walk around the whole resort and that took us about half an hour or more! There’s so many facilities such as mini golf, tennis, a basketball court, a spa, a teenage club, a baby club, pool activities such as zumba, sunset yoga, a mini supermarket at the front of the hotel and inside the hotel, a rooftop pool and a rooftop bar. There are many other facilities but if I wrote them all, I’d be here all day.
Now, the most important thing, the food. The hotel has a mixture of restaurants, however, you have to book in advance to dine at any other of the restaurants apart from the Da Vinci. The Da Vinci Restaurant is the main area that caters for all types of boards, every night there is a buffet, with a wide range of food. I liked how there was something different every single night, sometimes it was traditional greek food, and other times there was a variety of fish or meats. The desserts were gorgeous and I’m now the biggest fan of Greek Delights! It’s also a very relaxed atmosphere, so you can definitely dine in a comfortable atmosphere. Due to our busy schedule, we didn’t dine at any of the other restaurants, as it was much easier for us to just head down to dinner when we felt like it, in between our other plans.
Overall, I would most definitely stay at this hotel again. The resort is beautiful, the staff are lovely, and most of all, you almost feel as if you’re at home. One day in, and the hotel adopts you as theirs, the staff are like family, and the resort is all yours.