Written on: 09/06/2013 by timfrost
Just back from a great week, and cannot understand how Trip Advisor had any negative comments on this Hotel !
Easy taxi transfer from airport ,thanks to Olympic , and Hotel well placed to follow shoreline to walk into Rhodes.
Great setting, with high quality landscaping and all staff v friendly . We swopped room to be away from back and had excellent Olympic Rep who came across as caring ,despite having doubtless set out an Intro to Rhodes a few hundred times before.
Problem with return flight, as carrier had plane out for maintenance and replacement WOW Airlines flew from Iceland , and they were best quality service above that expected for usual charter .
Ixian Grand is a Hotel ,not a holiday Club , so does not have a range of activities eg no beach volleyball / pool sports ,but for relaxation ,you cannot go wrong . Beaches on west side of Rhodes are pebbles , so for sandy beaches visit the east coast . Marathon Car Hire at Hotel had 3 days incl all "extras" for 75 Euro , so with the advisor's advice we targeted day trips to include heritage, nature and the lure of a sandy cove across the island afterwards . All distances to drive in easy range , and roads easy -better surfaces than the pot holes of Bucks ! Old Town in Rhodes much bigger than expected and fascinating to wander , as you cannot get lost .
Many thanks to both Hotel and Olympic teams.