Naturist Angel Club Hotel – Rhodes.

We have recently returned having spent a week at this naturist resort on Rhodes (September 2019) It advertises itself as a couples only hotel but whilst we were there, there were a couple of single males. I think couples only actually means no children which suited us down to the ground.

The public areas of the hotel are immaculate, both inside and out and Nico, the owner, works hard to ensure the grounds and pool are kept looking good. The pool is surrounded by banana trees and other tropical plants and the lawns are green and well maintained. There are plenty of comfortable sun loungers with parasols to shade the sun and a couple of double sun loungers for people to use should they so desire. The pool is large enough and deep enough to swim lengths if you are feeling energetic, but is also shallow enough at one end to lounge about enjoying the tepid water, really nice after an hour or so in the hot Greek sunshine.

Dana the waitress was constantly looking to our needs and although the pool bar was closed when we were there, she was quite happy to bring drinks from the main bar for us. We would have liked the pool bar to be open as we have always found pool bars great places to socialise with other guests but we accept it was towards the end of the season when we were there so perhaps it was not felt worth opening it. Yes, there is a little aircraft noise but it lasts for all of 15 seconds and is not, as some people have suggested on Trip Advisor, constant, nor does it disrupt conversation to the extent some people have suggested. But it does say on the hotel’s website that the hotel is located close to the end of the runway so we were quite prepared for this.

The inclusive breakfast was plentiful with a good variety of food including cooked choices as well as the normal cold continental buffet. The evening meals at first appear limited in choice, but that was the table d’ hote menu. There is also an a la carte menu to choose from if you do not fancy one of the set choices and we ate from both and found the food both plentiful and enjoyable.

We chose a garden view room with a balcony overlooking the road but I knew when I booked it this would be the case (I had read the reviews and looked at the pictures) When we arrived we were asked if we wanted to upgrade to a sea view room but knowing how long we spend in the bedroom when on holiday we declined the offer. Let’s face it, you don’t go on holiday to spend all your time in the bedroom – at least we don’t! The bathrooms are small yes, but no smaller than in other Greek hotels of a similar standard or star rating and ours was clean and quite adequate with hot water for the shower as and when we wanted it. The air conditioning worked well and although drawer space is limited, there was enough for us to put things in. The room was cleaned daily and although sheets and towels were only changed every three days, again this is not unusual in a Greek hotel of this standard. You get what you pay for and we found Naturist Angel Club to be very good value for money.

The evening entertainment was good fun, especially the Greek night and when Nico turns on the pool lights in the evening, the place looks stunning. It is a pity the jacuzzi was not warmer and it would be better if customers were allowed to use the controls. The last thing you want to do having got into the tub is to get out to go looking for a member of staff to turn it on for you.

We asked Nico to arrange for us to hire a car for three days in order that we could explore more of the island and it was there at the appointed time, clean and in good condition. We visited Rhodes town, Lindos, and Seven Springs and enjoyed our trips out but that said we were pleased to get back to the hotel in the late afternoon to enjoy a cooling swim and to relax around the pool before dinner. We would definitely recommend car hire during your stay as there are no bars or restaurants close to the hotel, but, perhaps if there were, they would be complaining about the fact of having a naturist hotel nearby. We didn’t visit the nearby naturist beach so cannot comment on how good or bad that is, but then we are not really beach people, much preferring to lounge around a clean well maintained pool in peaceful surroundings rather than get covered in sand.

On the whole, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Naturist Angell Club and we will definitely return next year. Many thanks to Nico and his wife Helen (and it was nice to see them both joining in as naturists in the afternoons by the pool) and to Dana and the rest of the staff for making such a good and memorable holiday for us.