I received a friendly welcome from the receptionist who checked me in in at 10:45 am, as the hotel was rather quiet in mid-June. I had an evening flight on my day of departure, and she informed me that I could also keep my room until 6:30 pm for the very nominal fee of €20. Much appreciated. I paid only €67 a night, which I consider a very good price for what I got.
My room was of good size, and it came with a narrow balcony facing the swimming pool. I thought it might be noisy, but the pool area was very quiet, as were the guests, so no worries there. The balcony had two chairs.
The room itself was equipped with two single beds, two chairs, a coffee table, a desk, a safe and a fridge as well as airconditioning that was efficient enough, but it turns off automatically when you remove the key card from the slot by the door. The room was clean and tidy and everything worked. There were sockets by the bed for charging your devices. My bed was very comfortable. Wifi was fast and reliable, no problem watching videos. The room filled all four-star criteria, and there was daily housekeeping, even on the day of my (late) departure.
The bathroom was very small and the bathtub likewise, but water pressure was good and hot water ample. I very much liked the fact that the hotel provided a 35 ML hand sanitizer in the room, replenished on request. Toiletries were in generously-sized single-use bottles, which I appreciate as this is a lot more hygienic than the wall-mounted containers some hotels unfortunately use.
The pool area was remarkably quiet – there were guests there, but they weren’t noisy. No children during my stay. The pool was of good size for a city center hotel. The jacuzzi, however, didn’t work too well. It turned on for some 30 seconds, after which it shut itself off again. The poolside bar served drinks, snacks and meals at very moderate prices. A pool towel could be picked up at reception (no charge). According to the sign, the pool area was open 9 am to 5 pm, but the receptionist said it was okay to use it until 7 pm.
Breakfast (included in my room rate) was served from 7 to 10 am, and it was an ample self-serve buffet with both hot and cold items as well as some Greek specialities and delicious fresh fruit. The restaurant also had à la carte service for lunch and dinner (1 to 9 pm), as well as a dinner buffet for €12 (6 to 8:30 pm). The dinner buffet was very good value for money, including several salads, three hot main course options as well as fruit and cake for dessert. Drinks cost extra, but if a bottle of water is 50 cents, you can’t really compain!
The location is excellent, as it’s a quick walk from the old town, beaches and shopping areas. There is a supermarket within a few steps and if you need a taxi, the hotel will call one for you or you can walk 6 minutes to the nearest taxi stand. less
Lucas Georgas, General Manager at Best Western Plus Hotel Plaza, responded to this review
We would like to thank you for staying at the Plaza and specially because you took some of your valuable time to write in such great extend about your stay in our Hotel and Rhodes Island. We are sure future visitors will find your recollection extremely useful in organizing their trips and we are very thankful. And we are very pleased that your stay was satisfactory and we have noted all the commends for improvement you made e.g operating time for the jacuzzi which issue will be handled immediately. It will be a great pleasure welcoming soon back to Rhodes Island and the BW Plus Plaza Hotel.