Alpha Guide's evaluation
The historical “Hotel of the Roses” (since 1927) underwent an impressive renovation, but maintained its splendor and the Italian aura in the art deco elements of its decoration. With its unique location -that combines ideally the city center with the beach- as a plus, it is a luxury all suite hotel with sophisticated butler service. Continuous maid service. The suites are medium sized, luxurious, with precious fabrics, fully equipped, with excellent amenities and are ideal for a weekend or for playing at the casino. Wonderful swimming pool area in the garden in front of the sea.
A boutique hotel that is a true gem for the city of Rhodes and its wonderful beach: The “Grande Albergo delle Rose” is one of the most significant architectural remnants of the Italian occupation in the entire territory of the Dodecanese. As you go through the gates of the “Grand Hotel of the Roses”, as its name translates from Italian, the sense of timeless grandeur remains alive: it’s the legacy of a glorious journey that continues uninterruptedly since 1927. From Eleftherios Venizelos and Aristotelis Onassis to Konstantinos Karamanlis to Andreas Papandreou to Winston Churchill and selected members of the international jet set, glamorous personalities have left their mark on the special aura of the «Grande Albergo delle Rose». The thorough renovation highlighted the hotel's unique features in modern terms. Each of the 33 suites has a decorative personality of its own; however, in all of them, accommodation becomes an unforgettable experience thanks to the discreetly luxurious environment, the state-of-the-art equipment and also the constant care from personal butlers, from the moment of a guest’s arrival at the hotel until their departure from it. A walk in the magnificent gardens of the “Grande Albergo delle Rose” will reveal a lovely swimming pool, just a breath away from the sea, as well as the “Garden Cafe”, an atmospheric restaurant identified for years now with high-level service and flavourful Mediterranean dishes. The famous Casino of Rhodes (www.casinorodos.gr) is, of course, an indispensable part of the legendary hotel: two floors of luxurious spaces that entice gambling fans with a wide variety of games and the newest slot machines.