Situated just outside the island’s ancient and ever-impressive capital, Rodos Palace has long attracted distinguished guests who – like so many other travellers – are drawn to this centuries-old crossroads of cultures. The luxury hotel and convention centre is situated in Ixia, a coastal resort that is only a few kilometres from the bustle of the centre. The airport is 12km away, and the ferry port is conveniently located in Rhodes town itself.
A trip to the Rodos Palace Spa & Beauty Centre is an essential part of any stay. Its world-class treatments include Mediterranean olive oil rituals, hot-stone massages and herbal face and body care. There’s a sauna, hammam and Jacuzzi where you can relax and unwind before settling down to a cup of green tea to a soundtrack of calming music. The 550 sq m gym will also keep you in tip-top condition thanks to its Nautilus, Life Fitness and Technogym equipment, and a studio with programmes for aerobics and dance classes.
It is often the hotel of choice for visiting VIPs and celebrities, but the hotel offers a choice of rooms and suites to suit all pockets. Either place yourself in the 20-storey tower, overlooking gardens and the pure blue Aegean Sea, or opt for the range of stylish garden suites and bungalows nestled amid the landscaped grounds. Contemporary decor with neutral colours and designer touches lives up to the five-star status, and while all come with a patio or balcony you can also choose those with private pools to plunge into too.
Daily life here could not be easier. Relax amid the five outdoor pools, work out in the fitness centre or pamper yourself in the spa, or make good use of the abundant sunshine to take part in sports and mini-adventures from tennis on-site to horse-riding, golf and yachting all on offer nearby. Scuba-diving and waterskiing are popular watersports, and the seemingly endless beach of Ixia stretches out moments from the hotel and is accessed via the hotel’s private tunnel.
Chef Constantine turns his talents to European and Meditrerranean gourmet fare at 12 Nissia, the finest among the Rodos Palace’s exciting raft of restaurants. Enjoy superb international wines, alfresco dining and piano music. Or head for La Rotisserie, a gourmet grill complete with grand piano and white-clothed tables, and meat and seafood dishes. Families will love the carefully selected buffet menus at Superfamily restaurant beside the pool, while special guests can enjoy exclusive dining amid the elegant ambiance of Castellania restaurant.