About this listing
Bright light throughout the 160 sq.m. of the villa interior. Ideally located at 10 min. walk from the medieval town of Rhodes, 15 min drive from the airport, 10 min walk from the nearest beach and 20 min drive from the golf course. Ideal for two large families
Michail and his family were very kind and ready to help. When we arrived the manager of the villa was waiting for us in the house. There was food in the fridge, water, mosquito repellent, maps of the island (not of the surroundings though), the bath was fully equipped, so everything in general was perfectly ready for us to start living in the house. The villa is very nice, big and bright, but also very old. Particularly wooden furniture like doors or drawers (particularly those in the kitchen) are expanded due to the humidity, so they get blocked, do not open properly or do not close (bathroom door for example); also door locks and plugs are in bad condition. Some light switches work, but some other don’t. House insurance does not cover accidental breaks.
Kitchen is very bright, with a great main table ideal to have breakfast and chat with family or friends. However the place for cooking is small and electric, so you can cook simple things but not anything sophisticated. Beds are generally big and comfortable. Air conditioned works great in all the rooms except in one which is equipped with a nice fan. Wi-fi is poor, unstable and with a narrow bandwidth, it flows through a mobile modem for which we were asked to leave a deposit of 50 EUR which was returned to us when we left. There was no info about how to use the TV, so only in the last days we found out by chance that the TV had cable. The house is located at the main road to Rhodes, so there is heavy traffic noise day and night. The backyard is wonderful but we did not use it due to summer heat and the traffic noise. It takes about 10-15 minutes by car to get to the center of the old city of Rhodes and there is space for parking the car (in case you have it) in a road very near the house. Overall we liked Rhodes very much and the house and Michail’s hospitality despite traffic noise and problems deriving from the old condition of the house.
Dear Gema, Thank you for your comments reflecting on your stay with us. Your points are noted.
This answer is to put forward our point of view in an attempt to put things in their right perspective.
To our knowledge accidental breaks insurance is not provided universally. The house is insured for tenants’ personal accidents. Breaks and other damages instigated by tenants are covered by them and there is a deposit in the contract you signed, which as a courtesy was not activated. In your case, you broke the glass by slamming the door to the wall, and you were kindly asked to cover the cost of replacement. There is no insurance coverage for glasses broken by intense force.
Upon arrival you mentioned that you would not be interested in using the kitchen, which is the usual “kitchenette” size furnished in all villas and studios rented. In retrospect you felt that it was suboptimal so in all fairness we fail to understand the purpose of this comment. Bathroom has two doors. The inner one is malfunctioning but the outer one is closing perfectly.
Wi-Fi quality is above our ability. We encounter sparsely the same problems in our adjacent residency. It is provided by one of the major internet providers and charging a refundable fee for a portable element is also a worldwide practice.
The house is located indeed on one of the main roads of the city and traffic can be heavy during rush hours. As you might have noticed the house name is “Central Villa” so it was clear that this was not a suburban accommodation. In town premises do not provide absolute serenity but previous tenants in the past and these currently in house had been and are still using the backyard regularly. We had no previous complaints regarding traffic noise. In addition, we had no complaints about non-working light switches. We looked into it and we could not identify any. In addition, the 10-15 minute drive to city centre you mentioned is completely incorrect, as the house is very central, and google maps’ official drive time is 4 minutes (less than 2km).
The house was partially refurbished last year and full refurbishment was planed this year which unfortunately could not materialize due to the financial “hurricane” that hit Greece and the ensuing capital controls. Even under these circumstances, a refurbishment including brand new kitchen and bathroom is planned to start by October 2015.
All in all considering the fee paid combined with the length of stay and the fact that guests of yours not registered on the initial contract were allowed to stay at no extra charge qualifies your stay as an extreme value for money deal. It is encouraging that in your final comment you express your enchantment about your stay.
We sincerely believe our response addresses the issues raised and that we will have the chance to host you again in the future.
Our staying at Central Villa was perfect. The place is huge and there is enough place for 8 people. Perfect for big family with kids. The only problem is that there is only one bathroom.
Location is also good. Close to the sea and old town of Rhodes. We really liked villa manager. She was always kind and responded very fast on all our issues.
Recommend to everyone!
Nice home, and very very beautiful people there. Rhodes is a vero nice Island.. there tuo can found all..for relax, and for enjoy your self. The nice is in a perfect condition and position
Non ho potuto vedere il mio host di persona, tuttavia mi sono relazionata con suoi familiari che sono stati veramente disponibili e allo stesso tempo capaci di mantenere le libertà altrui. Il quartiere in cui si trova la casa è l'ideale dato che in poco tempo si può facilmente raggiungere il centro.