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Review: Rodos Park Hotel-SLH, Rhodes, Greece using Hyatt points

a swimming pool with trees around it
Rodos Park pool view during day.

When I planned our trip to Greece, Kelley said she wanted to go some place historic. Every place in Greece is historic. I chose the island of Rhodes as it was a familiar name as the site of one of the ‘Seven Wonders of the Ancient World’ and there were two hotel choices where I had sufficient points to book room nights. Rodos Park Suites & Spa is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) and a World of Hyatt partner hotel. Rodos Park was a Hyatt category 5 reward when I booked the hotel in January 2023 for an April stay at 17,000 points per night off-peak rate. I only had 35,000 points and a free night certificate in my Hyatt account. While the annual free Chase Hyatt credit card certificate can be used at a Category 4 hotel for 18,000 points in peak season, you cannot redeem the standard certifcate for an off-peak Category 5 hotel at 17,000 points. 

a gold and black sign
SLH plaque at Rodos Park – Small Luxury Hotels of the World


Rhodes is a sizeable island, ninth largest in the Mediterranean, with beach resorts scattered around the coast. We were looking for a couple days in The Medieval Old Town of the City of Rhodes, one of the best preserved medieval fortresses in Europe and not a beach vacation. Many of the beach resorts on Rhodes and other Greek Islands are seasonal hotels anyway that do not even open until May.

We were staying in Rhodes three nights, so I booked Best Western Plus Hotel Plaza Rhodes for our first night at 16,000 points.  The property is centrally located in the city of Rhodes and about ten minutes walk to a swimming beach. Rates for May 22 start at 28,000 points and June dates rise to 32,000 – 36,000 points.

a building with many windows
Best Western Plus Rhodes Plaza Hotel


As our luck would have it, Hyatt dropped Rodos Park to category 4 in late-March 2023 and I had earned several thousand more Hyatt points from credit card spend. I was able to rebook three off-peak nights at Rodos Park for 36,000 points. Best Western Plaza Hotel is more centrally located in the town of Rhodes near markets, bars and restaurants. Rodos Park Hotel is ideal for an easy stroll into the Medieval Old Town of Rhodes where there are also plenty of restaurants, bars and shopping. The fortress walls completed around 1465 enclose a large area of about 104 acres.

a road leading to a beach
Rhodes fortress walls were completed around 1465.


Transportation To Rodos Park Hotel

There is no Uber or common ride share app services in Rhodes.  A taxi is about 30 EUR, likely more at night. I had read the bus was 2.50 EUR and I opted for public bus service. 

The bus stop is outside the Rhodes Airport terminal doors to the left, 50 to 100 meters depending on where you exit.

a group of people standing outside a bus stop
Bus stop at RHO Airport for Rhodes City center.


The bus was behind schedule and more and more passengers arrived. Fortunately we found ourselves near the front of the line. I think the mostly young crowd gave us some deference as some of the few older people riding the bus. Ticket price was actually 3.50 EUR.

a group of people on a bus
Rhodes public bus from airport to Rhodes City.


The drive along the waterfront road revealed numerous hotels, including the Sheraton Rhodes Resort, several large supermarkets, some smaller markets and numerous car rental agencies. When we arrived in Rhodes city about 25 minutes later I used Google Maps to get off one stop before the Central Bus Station. Seeing numerous taxis near the Thermai bus stop seemed like a good sign. We paid 6 EUR for the taxi to take us and our bags about 400 meters slightly uphill to the Rodos Park Hotel. It would have been walkable, but the final stretch to the hotel does not have good sidewalks and probably not advisable for rolling luggage in the dark of night on the street. 

a building with trees and a glass roof
Rodos Park Hotel pools side exterior.


Rodos Park Hotel lobby

a man standing in front of a reception desk
Rodos Park reception desk


The bar and dining room are left of reception and a large seating room and library are right of the central lobby. The hotel pool is outside of the dining room.

a room with furniture and a fireplace
Rodos Park Hotel guest lounge


a room with a red rug and chairs
Rodos Park guest lounge
a living room with couches and a glass coffee table
Rodos Park Hotel guest lounge room.


a living room with a fireplace and couches
Rodos Park Hotel lounge.


a room with a round table and chairs
Rodos Park Hotel guest lounge.


a room with a folding screen and chairs
Rodos Park guest lounge


Rodos Park Hotel Deluxe Double Room

a room with a tile floor and doors
Rodos Park Hotel elevator


We were provided an upgrade to a Double Deluxe Pool view room on Floor 2 of the four floor hotel. There were not many guests in the 59-room hotel based on breakfast attendance.  At check-in we were offered two glasses of lemonade.

a bed with pillows and a bag on it
Rodos Park Hotel bed


The bed pillows were delightfully soft. There were no USB ports bedside. We always travel with two European plug adaptors that each have two USB ports, so it was not an issue having our phones and tablets charge during the night.

a room with a bed and a glass shelf
Rodos Park Hotel closets, coffee center and refrigerator.


Glass of lemonade provided at check-in sits on shelf. The minibar is in cabinet below. I emptied all the items out of the refrigerator for food and beer purchased at the market nd restaurant meal leftovers during our stay. The closet had plush robes, which Kelley lounged in for much of the day. I am not a robe person.

a mirror in a room
Rodos Park Hotel small TV and counter space.


a night table with a lamp and a bottle of water on it
Rodos Park Hotel had a bottle of water and complimentary ouzo, I assume. Kelley drank the alcohol during our three days.


a sink on a counter
Rodos Park bathroom sink.


a shower head and faucet in a bathroom
Rodos Park Hotel rainshower stall.


Of note were the luxurious bath towels at Rodos Park Hotel.

a pool with chairs and trees
Rodos Park Hotel pool view in the evening seen from balcony.


Kelley swam in the pool and said the water was breathtakingly chilly.

a swimming pool with trees around it
Rodos Park pool view during day.


a table with food and beer on it
Lunch on our room balcony at Rodos Park Hotel.


Rooms on the backside of Rodos Park Hotel overlook an inactive archeaolgical site.

Many of TripAdvisor reviews on Rodos Park rave about the views from the rooftop bar. Unfortunately the rooftop was not open during our stay. I was told it generally opens around mid-May.

a deck with a large logo on it
Rodos Park Hotel rooftop terrace and summer bar.


Complimentary Breakfast at Rodos Park Hotel

Breakfast at Rodos Park Hotel made this property a 5-star experience for Kelley. Open bottles of champagne were a morning treat. There was a large spread of food.

a glass door with a table and chairs outside
Rodos Park poolside breakfast dining


a group of bottles in a bucket of ice
Rodos Park champagne for breakfast.


a buffet table with different food items on it
Rodos Park breakfast meats, cheese and yogurts.


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Rodos Park breakfast breads.


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Rodos Park breakfast cereals, fresh honey and toppings.


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Rodos Park breakfast fruit and sweets.


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Rodos Park breakfast buffet


a table with food on it
Rodos Park breakfast buffet included scrambled eggs, bacon and potatoes and beans.


a room with tables and chairs
Rodos Park dining room


There were also made to order choices including fried eggs and omelettes on the breakfast menu and I had both during our stay.

This is a nice hotel for a stay in Rhodes if your primary objective is visiting the medieval fortress of Rhodes and not a beach resort. 

A consistent comment for Rodos Park Hotel on Tripadvisor is the high level of service. We concur with that from our experience. Rodos Park Hotel ranked #15 of 122 hotels in Rhodes Town at time of writing.

Rodos Park Hotel website

Rodos Park Suites & Spa – Hyatt website







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