Went with a mate and it was great value for money. Close to town with lots of nice restaurants nearby. Staff were great, especially Spiros and Giannis in the restaurant and Chris in the bar. Close to the beach but the pool and pool bar were preferable to heading to the beach, especially with Chris' music taste. All inclusive offer was great for drinks and cocktails, not so much for the food. Rooms were nice and good shops nearby.
Like the previous reviewer states, I’m shocked at the some of the poor reviews. The hotel is genuinely lovely. Modern, clean, adult mostly type hotel. The food is lovely, it’s not cold or left to dry out, it’s fresh, tasty and yes it’s greek. Most days we had 2 or 3 types of meat, chicken dish, one fish dish and lots of of flavoursome pasta, veg, salad and puddings. The staff are lovely, really truly hard working, friendly and so helpful. Or is that because we paid a reasonable price for all inclusive deal? We didn’t pay 4 or 5* prices and guess what we expected exactly what we paid for. A clean, immaculate, quiet, hotel with a laid back atmosphere. I paid for an upgraded room and we had a lovely modern room (111) with full patio furniture on a sunny balcony in the main hotel building. I imagine the standard rooms are clean and functional and are clean. Maid service every day which we didn’t expect and to a high standard. The staff .... they are amazing. Genuinely helpful and lovely. Restaurant guys, Sule and Spiros and Chris at the pool bar. They work incredibly long hours every day and we were always greeted with a polite, helpful service. Reception are all lovely as are the maids. Honestly, it really made me sad and angry to read such negative reviews by customers who expect a lot and pay next to nothing. Weirdly we stayed 10 days and met almost all our fellow guests (it’s a small hotel) and never heard a complaint. I’m a fussy eater, I like clean hotels and I’ve paid a lot more for hotels that’s haven’t come close to Belmare. I expected clean, fresh food, typically Greek and I got that.
Meant to write a review when we stayed in September last year, but unfortunately never got round to it. It’s only that we are staying in another hotel on a different Greek island, that we realise how much we lucked out with the Belmare hotel. Not sure if it has changed (it should), but when we went it was a 3 star hotel, facilities, amenities, room/size of rooms and food was at least a 4 star standard. The cleanliness, staff and service was 5 star for sure. We had the most amazing time, we really wish that we went back this year and will definitely be coming back. Perfect for a nice relaxing holiday, lounging around by the pool. But also perfect if you want to do some exploring, visit all the main attractions of rhodes of a bit of both. Perfect location, a great beach within 5 minutes walking distance & a short bus ride of taxi journey to the nearby restaurants and beaches of Pefkos. Food was exceptional for a 3 star all inclusive. The rooms were up to date, absolutely spotless and of enormous size.
I could write for hours about every little detail of this hotel and it’s staff that made our trip. Couldn’t think of any negatives at all.
We will definitely be back and for longer this time for sure!
Thank you so much Belmare hotel, we really did take for granted what an amazing hotel you were and the great value for money!
Rebecca & Sam
So back in 2019 my partner & myself finally moved in together & we decided that as a house warming present to each other we would go and treat ourselves to a holiday we settled on Rhodes Greece at this lovely hotel the “Bel Mare” when we arrived we was greeted by the warm hotel staff, we had in fact arrived a few hours early before check in however they had absolutely no issue with us putting our suitcases in there back office & allowing us to use all of there facilities available while we waited for our room to become available including there pool and bar.
We was provided had all of the usual amenities you would expect to find and also some we did not such as 4 extra pillows a free to use safe an enormous grey throw for if we got cold during the night (not that we needed it we was in Greece after all we went there to be hot all the time haha) which I thought was very thoughtful of all customers visitings needs, the bathroom had a walk in shower toilet and sink the only issue that we had with this was that when we had our showers we did have to request additional towels as we found that while having a shower the levelling of the shower floor and drain did pose a few issues where we had to use a towel solely for the purpose of keeping the water within the shower area keeping it from flowing into the rest of the bathroom however we did state this to the hotel staff, the room also came with a mini fridge and vanity table with a large wall mirror and seating area which we used to place our suitcases on during our stay.
Hotel provided a daily turn down service with clean fresh towels which each day we received an extra 3rd towel for the shower issue which just goes to show the hotel’s willingness to help address the issue as naturally they could not fix this issue while we was using the room during our stay.
So although there was an issue there the hotel did aim to do something about it for us while we was there.
During our visit at this hotel all staff there where lovely, friendly, warm & inviting, I would like to add that during our stay one member of staff in particular went above an beyond for both me and my partner sadly we both can’t remember this ladies name however she wasn’t actually a member of all year round staff at the hotel she was in fact a member of the bar staff that worked there for half of the year in fact we had such a good time, laugh & holiday friendship with her that we made sure to get several photos of all three of us over serval days of our visit including the last day before we left even gave each other hugs goodbye (honestly in my personal opinion I would say that she made our whole holiday that little bit more special in our own way.
Furthermore we would both like to say thank you to all who work there and helped made our stay/ time there even more enjoyable.
Now Firstly I would like to say that since our stay at the “Bel Mare” we have seen online that they have made some improvements to the complex both internal and external along with some furnishings such as the outdoors dinning area has been greatly improved for this reason we have decided to give this hotel a 4 out of 5 rating as we can only talk about what our stay was like, however we both have no doubt that this hotel will continue to make improvements for all who visit.
We both already know that we would some day wish to revisit this hotel but this time go for longer then 1 week.
This hotel is situated in a part of the Greek islands that is lovely, peaceful and lets face it most importantly catches the sun for majority of the day!
For the size of the hotel it has an ample amount of room in both the rooms, sunbathing & pool area along with communal outdoors seating area.
Lastly in the local area there as an abundance of shops such as the usual clothing, sunbathing, food, drink& tobacco stores along with some local cafe’s, restaurants & nightclubs, which to our surprise even though where open till early hours in the morning where still very courteous of the near by hotels.
Rating of 4 out of 5 👍🏻
Would highly recommend this hotel, please feel free to look at the photos attached to this review, sadly I do have to be honest and stay that after this holiday I did have to get a new photo so majority of the photos I did have of the hotel and surrounding areas have been lost
Stayed here for one week and enjoyed every minute of this relaxing family run hotel. Very modern rooms clean and spacious, beautifully cool air con for the warm weather and a fridge to keep your drinks, snacks and Aloe Vera cool 😜 large balcony and bathroom very nice too nothing to worry about when it comes to your room at all.
Food for me was limited for my taste BUT was very nice, all meats cooked to perfection, pasta, rice, vegetables, salads, cheeses, all great quality. Drinks are available throughout the day and the pool bar staff can make a great cocktail 🤪 All the staff at the Bel Mare are super friendly and make you feel welcome.
I’ve been to a lot of hotels on the Greek islands in my 33 years and this beats some of the larger chains. I highly recommend Bel Mare Hotel. Great place to stay to relax and a cheap taxi ride or bus ride to local towns and beaches. I would definitely come back here.