AOL Travel reviews the new, luxury Elite Suites at Amathus Hotel Rhodes in Greece
Written by: Katy Holland
Elite Suites at Amathus Hotel Rhodes
Date published: 05/16/2012
Anyone looking for luxury accommodation on the Greek isle of Rhodes would do well to check out the Elite Suites at the Amathus Hotel
Away from the hustle and bustle of the town and the busy main hotel, the 32 luxury lodgings, only recently opened, are designed for anyone looking for a high-calibre holiday: think top-notch service, gourmet food and designer bedrooms.
The Elite Suites take their five stars very seriously, but one word of warning: their crowning glory – a private infinity pool-cum-Jacuzzi out on the deck, with uninterrupted views across the sea to Turkey, may mean you'll never want to leave your room.
With facilities like the ones offered here, it would be hard not to have a good time... see our highlights here...
- What's to love?
Aside from the private infinity pool for each suite, the lush gardens and the spa treatments, the Amathus is a perfect spot for exploring Rhodes. The Elite Suites provide blissful respite - they're a world away from the hustle and bustle of the town centre, despite being only five minutes away in the car.</p>
- Good beaches?
The narrow strip outside the Amathus is good for spending an hour or two: soak up some rays and stare across the sea Turkey. If you're planning on lounging on the beach for a fortnight, you're better off going to the other side of the island, with its vast sandy stretches.</p>
- What are the rooms like?
The Elite Suites are special, not least because each one offers its own private infinity pool looking out to sea. Rooms are lavishly decorated: think mood lighting, plasma TVs and fluffy robes. Luxurious.</p>
- Best rooms in the house?
The spacious Elite Executive Suites offer huge rooms, sea views, a private infinity pool as well as a garden area and a decking area - more like a villa than a hotel room, but with all the benefits of the latter.</p>
- Things to do, places to see
The Amathus is perfectly placed for exploring the many treasures of Rhodes. It's five minutes away from the island's ancient city centre, and the amazing treasures for visitors, including Lindos Acropolis and the Valley of the Butterflies - all easy day trips.</p>
- Where to eat
Elite Suite guests can eat at the friendly Varakola restaurant in the hotel garden, which serves very nice a la carte meals with a flourish (don't miss lobster night) and there's live music in high season. You also have the option of dining in the main hotel at the the Iliades Restaurant, a relaxed affair with panoramic views. Try to bag a seat on the large terrace if you can.</p>
- First impressions
While the large and popular main hotel towers over the beach, the Elite Suites convey an altogether more luxurious and discreet feel: guests get a personalised welcome from the in the reception area, along with a glass of champagne. So far, so good...</p>
- Treat yourself
Don't miss the new spa, which includes a hammam and a couples' aquaveda room. Guests staying in the Elite Suites are offered a complimentary manicure and pedicure.</p>
- What's the deal?
This summer, <a href="http://www.sovereign.com/hotel/117551" target="_blank">Sovereign Luxury Travel </a>is offering free upgrades to half board on all bookings at the Amathus Elite Suites Rhodes, as well as a free night and a 20 per cent discount. This means that July prices start at £1,115 per person for one week, including half board, private transfers and flights.</p>
- If you do one thing here...
Make sure you have a cocktail on the top floor of the hotel and watch the sun go down.</p>
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