Welcome to my Frequently Asked Questions about the best places to stay in Rhodes, you can see more about where to stay in Rhodes in this guide 17 Best Areas to Stay in Rhodes.
Where to Stay in Rhodes for Families?
Rhodes is definitely geared for family holidays. Other than the Old Town of Rhodes, and perhaps the busy resorts of Faliraki and Lindos, families have plenty of choice. Each of the other places mentioned down Rhodes’ east coast have beaches and clear warm water that children of all ages will enjoy.
Much depends upon the age of the children but Rhodes is generally a safe and welcoming place where you need not keep your eye on the kids every second of the day. Kolymbia is worth looking at closely because that will give you the option to get to the waterpark in Faliraki for a day without needing to actually stay there as a base.
Where to Stay in Rhodes for Couples?
There is plenty of variety in Rhodes and so the decision for couples is one of priority. Couples with a weekend, and an interest in history and culture may just decide to stay in Rhodes Town. There are plenty of places to stay for all budgets and restaurants and bars aplenty after busy days enjoying this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Faliraki is the party center which young couples may well enjoy but the quieter places further south definitely appeal to those wanting to avoid crowds. The beaches and watersports are good throughout while the many seafood restaurants along the coast are ideal for a romantic dinner.
Couples wanting a couple of lively days in an otherwise quiet holiday might choose Gennadi because of its beach party once a week. Alternatively, Lardos has a lively village square and Lindos is not far away.
Where to Stay in Rhodes in October?
October is the last full month of the season in Rhodes with most things still open. Those who are self-catering will still be able to stock up but the small village supermarkets may start to reduce stocks. The places that you may want to avoid in the height of summer because the crowds will be quieter in October.
That means Faliraki comes into play; all the amenities, smaller crowds, shorter queues and the proximity to Rhodes Old Town are all advantages. Rhodes Old Town itself remains a good option for similar reasons.
Daytime temperatures still average in the mid-20Cs but you may need a light jacket or jumper for the evening. The temperature of the water may be down a degree or two but it is still very pleasant.
Where to Stay in Rhodes Old Town?
While Rhodes Old Town may not be ideal for families, it is the first choice of tourists visiting the Island for its history and culture. Those just having a weekend on the Island may also decide the Island’s Capital is the place to stay. Here are some ideas to suit every budget:
- Medieval Rose Hotel is in the heart of the Old Town. It has en suite bedrooms and bedrooms with shared bathrooms. You can also dine here and enjoy the shaded terrace.
- Eleni Rooms has an excellent location. Each room comes with a private bathroom with shower, aircon while there is a pleasant outside seating area.
Where to Stay in Rhodes for Nightlife?
The party resort of Rhodes is certainly Faliraki. There are late night bars and restaurants everywhere that tourists go but party people should look at Faliraki first. At one time, it was very much the 18-30 set that headed for Faliraki but it attracts all ages now.
There are bars and clubs that stay open until the early hours and you do not necessarily have to pay top prices to be able to enjoy yourself.
Another place to consider for nightlife, other than Rhodes Town is its ‘’suburb’’, Ialysos.
Where to Stay in Rhodes in September?
The reason why Rhodes is a little quieter in September is that the schools have returned so families are largely absent. Temperatures remain good, though a little down from the summer’s peak. Rhodes Town is as busy as ever because it is a place where couples, singles and those interested in history and culture might choose anyway. Just a couple of degrees cooler makes walking around more comfortable anyway.
The smaller resorts heading down the coast become quieter so choosing any of them ensures you will not come up against crowds. Lindos is the largest of the resorts in the south and that remains a good choice away from Rhodes Town.
Where to Stay in Rhodes for Beaches?
The East Coast of Rhodes has sandy beaches and coves throughout its length. Its advantage over the West Coast is that it sheltered from the winds of the Mediterranean. If your priority is a beach holiday, you are unlikely to choose Rhodes Town
Lindos is an excellent choice because it is a beautiful place with fine beaches and much more. However, you really cannot go wrong anywhere down the coastline although some of the beaches are pebble as opposed to sand. Gennadi further south from Lindos is certainly an idea. If you want to be closer to Rhodes Town, look at Stegna or Kolymbia.
Where to Stay in Rhodes on a Budget?
There are package holidays to Rhodes and only you can decide whether the price is within your budget. All-inclusive hotels help you budget but they are limited on Rhodes. It can be an expensive place, especially if you want accommodation with a sea view. It does not have to cost a fortune but you will need to plan.
One thing to say is that it is cheaper to go to Rhodes early in the season, and particularly at the end of the season in October. However, in high season, there are tips to follow. Kolymbia for example has more budget accommodation than nearby Faliraki.
Self-catering apartments are readily available down the coastline, especially in the smaller resorts. That may not be a good option for single occupancy. Otherwise, not eating out every night reduces your holiday spend.
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