Also known by its official hotel name as the Atlantica Holiday Village Rhodes, First Choice/TUI's Holiday Village Rhodes is nestled into Kolymbia, Greece and just a short walk to the beach. It features five different pools across the resort with three accommodation areas (activity area, relax area, deluxe area) for guests to enjoy depending on their preference. There are also kids clubs and a creche to keep the little ones busy, a fully equiped gym to keep fit and so much more.
Even looking at the hotel reviews on Tripadvisor, it's clear why people come back to HV Atlantica again and again, with good weather, great staff, food and facilities on offer. Plus it's a superb place for a wedding. From activity family rooms to swim up rooms in the relax area, you can find the best deals online with TUI and First Choice (Jet2 don't sell this particular hotel).
Holiday Village Atlantica Rooms
The Atlantica Holiday Village is split into three different zones with a variety of room types, allowing you to choose the area you wish to stay in when you book. These are the activity area, relax area and deluxe area. Staying in the activity area allows you to be close to the action around the pool area. Rooms options in the relax area help you enjoy a quieter stay being further from the pool, while the deluxe area rooms give you exclusive access to the deluxe pool and a number of other benefits like pool towels. Late check out may also be available for an additional charge.
Check-in time: 2pm
Check-out time: 12pm
Activity Double Room
Activity double rooms are the standard room type and located in the activity area of the hotel. They sleep up to three (two adults and one child) and have balcony or terrace, TV, air conditioning and free WiFi.
Deluxe Family Rooms are in the deluxe area which is considered an upgrade to standard rooms. These rooms have minibar, games console (not that you'll need it) and air conditioning. Pool towels and access to the exclusive Deluxe pool is included when staying in one of these rooms.
As it's an Atlantica hotel, you can book direct on the Atlantica Holiday Village Rhodes website if you're booking a hotel only stay, however, it is recommended to book your flight and hotel together as a package to benefit from the financial protection of your holiday being ABTA/ATOL protected. For First Choice and TUI, Holiday Village Rhodes in Greece is a key part of their Holiday Village range and are the two main holiday companies to look at for a package holiday which can also include your prebooked check-in luggage and in-resort airport transfers. You may also find cheap deals via Holiday Hypermarket who are part of the TUI group of companies.
The hotel also offers free child places through TUI regularly but they can get sold quickly, so it's advisable to book early for these sorts of promotions. This is a great way to save on your next holiday to HV Rhodes if you have kids. Other top brands like Jet2 holidays, Love Holidays and On The Beach don't offer the HVR within their holiday portfolios.
Facilities And Amenities
Guests come back to the HV Rhodes time and time again because of the facilities on offer. Holiday Villages are well known for being all inclusive and having a wealth of fantastic amenities and activities on offer to guests. The hotel is split into three areas, the activity area, relax area and deluxe area.
Five Swimming Pools
Television In Rooms
There are five swimming pools here, but it's got to be the fun splash park which stands out. This mini water park, with a lazy river, waterslides and pirate ship, means the kids will want to spend all day and every day of your holiday here. There are slide restrictions for some of the larger slides. Pool towels are available for a €10 deposit.
Indoor pool as part of the spa (open 10am until 6pm)
Splash park with water slides and new pirate ship
Three main outdoor pools (open 10am until 6pm)
Guests staying Deluxe rooms have pool towels included, otherwise pool towels can be borrowed with a deposit of €10 per towel and can be changed several times a week.
Daytime Entertainment and Kids' Clubs
Throughout the day, there is lots of activities to take part in. And as with all Holiday Village Resorts, Rhodes has the HV Club (3-8 year olds) and HV Crew (9-15 year olds) kids' clubs which offer a wealth of free activities, from football and to the exciting aerial adventure course. For an extra charge, kids can also take part in the swim, stage and football academy. For teens, there's Escape which offers a range of activities and places to hang out too. There is an on-site creche for children under 3 with staff who are qualified level 3 child care.
In the evening, the hotel entertainment team put on a range of shows and entertainment for guests from 8pm through to midnight. This can include things like theme nights and shows, bingo, karaoke and live music.
There are loads of excursions you can do on Rhodes, which can be booked in advance or by your holiday reps at the hotel. Boat day trips are certainly a popular option including day trips to Lindos island and snorkelling trips. There are also organised coach tours of the island, taking in sights including Kallithea Butterfly Valley and Monolithos Castle.
Health & Fitness
While some people might prefer to take a break from exercising while on holiday, if you're a bit of a gym bunny or enjoy staying active, there are a number of things to take advantage of. From the modern fitness centre to a range of sports facilities like tennis and basketball, you can keep off those holiday pounds.
Open daily, the hotel offers a fully equipped gym with free weights and cardio machines, allowing you to keep fit while on holiday, and of course, keep down the waistline with all the tasty all inclusive food you'll be eating.
The hotel spa area can be booked at an additional cost and includes:
A variety of spa treatments are also available ranging from small beauty treatments starting at €15, up to full body treatments like aromatic body wraps and anti-stress massages. A full range of prices can be found on the hotel website.
Food & Drink
Restaurants & Food
Being an all inclusive resort, the five main restaurants in the hotel allow guests to mix up their dining experience during their stay, with the Olive Chef's Market offering the main buffet style meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner as part of the all inclusive offering and a mix of menu options at the others. The Olive Chef's Market restaurant is open:
7:00am - 10:00am for breakfast
12:30pm - 2:20pm for lunch
6:00pm - 9:30pm for dinner
Guests can enjoy one visit to each of the other three a la carte restaurants per stay included with in your all inclusive package. The Cosmopolitan Restaurant is reserved for Deluxe guests, however, guests staying in other parts of the hotel can dine here for an additional supplement. The restaurant app to book restaurants can be downloaded and used once you arrive.
La Trattoria - Offering delicious Mediterranean cuisine
West Bites - American themed restaurant with a menu of tasty burgers and much more
Cosmopolitan Restaurant - For Deluxe guests to enjoy international meals throughout the date
Olive Chef's Market - Buffet dining with dishes cooked live from around the world
Il Mercato - Il Mercato is the hotel's Greek restaurant, cooking up grilled meats and other Greek specialities
No swimwear should be worn in the main restaurants. The dress code is smart casual in the Cosmopolitan restaurant where long trousers are required for men.
Snack Corner hosts the main bulk of snacks and drinks during the day until 4pm, including hot snacks. Located by the pool if you're feeling peckish between meals or simply don't fancy a big lunch, you can come and grab a bite to eat here. Ice creams are served between 10am and 5pm and afternoon tea is also served between 4pm - 5:30pm.
Bars & Drinks
Soft drinks and local alcoholic drinks (beers, wines, some cocktails) are included as part of the all inclusive holiday package until midnight each night, so if you decide to enjoy a late one at the HV Irish Bar after midnight, drinks will be chargeable.
The Pearl Bar is a dedicated adults only bar, offering a more sophisticated experience without the kids running around. The Cantina Deli Cafe Pool and Entertainment Bar is outside in the activity area serving drinks from 10am through to midnight. For those who have more of an acquired taste and prefer more premium drinks brands, the Taste Bar serves premium drinks at an extra cost from 5pm until 10pm. The Atrium Bar, located in the main building is open from 10am until 1am and serves hot, cold and alcoholic drinks, and there's also a swim up bar at one of the pools to enjoy a refeshing drink during the day.
Things to Do Nearby
The nearest beach is Kolymbia Beach and is just a couple of minutes walk away where sun beds and parasol umbrellas can be hired. Head to the end of the beach and you'll reach Kolymbia Port where you can book onto traditional wooden greek boat trip too. This is a fun way to spend an afternoon if you're getting a little tired of staying within the hotel confines. Holiday Village don't provide beach towels as such, however, you could look at taking your pool towel to the beach.
For holidaymakers who like a bit of culture, head to the Monastery Tsambika, a short drive away. This old monastery sits on top of a hill with beautiful views over the local area of Kolymbia and Tsambika and out to sea. You can drive half way up but then you'll need to put on your trainers and walk the remaining 350+ steps.
And for those who like a fun day out, Faliraki Water Park is perfect for kids and grown-ups. With exciting rides like the Kamikaze slide and Twister slide for the over 12s, and more child friendly rides like the Crazy Cone and the Sting Ray, there's fun for everyone. Don't forget to head over to the wave pool too.
If you decide, once you've arrived, that you want to explore more, there is car hire company (Rodos Cars) located a 10 minute walk away in Kolympia.
Contact Details & Location
You can find out more information about the hotel along with more pictures on both the hotel website and social media including Facebook and Instagram.
Atlantica Holiday Village Hotel
Rhodes 851 03
The hotel can be contacted directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or using their main contact number +30 22410 57200. If you have booked directly with TUI or First Choice, it is recommended you contact them first.
The transfer time from Rhodes Airport to the Holiday Village is approx. 50-60 minutes by coach transfer, and about 30 minutes if travelling by private car or taxi.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there free WiFi?
Free WiFi is available in the hotel and in the rooms.
How many rooms are there?
There are 348 rooms at the Holiday Village Rhodes.
Are there hairdryers in the rooms?
Yes, there is a hairdryer in each room.
Are there irons in the rooms?
Rooms do not have an iron, but there is a laundry room with iron and ironing board which can be used.
Does the hotel have pool towels?
Pool towels are available. If you're staying in a deluxe room, pool towels are free of charge. If you're staying in activity or relax rooms, pool towels can be borrowed for a €10 deposit per towel.
What is the nearest water park to the Holiday Village?
There is an on-site splash park but there are also two small water parks a short drive away, and the larger WaterPark near Faliraki.
Holiday Village Rhodes reviews in 2020 are very positive. As with most Holiday Villages, the standards are high and feedback is good. On Tripadvisor the hotel is rated 4.5 out of 5 with many good comments around the good food, friendly staff and very clean hotel. Saying that, the only negative reviews are around the food (despite there also being very positive reviews about the food as well). You can also check websites like Mumsnet and YouTube for more conversations, reviews and videos about the Holiday Village.
Weddings at Atlantica Holiday Village in Rhodes are generally hosted at the onsite chapel and terrace, hosting up to 40 guests. The location of the chapel is beautiful with the terrace offering views out to the Mediterranean and a backdrop of Tsambika Mountain behind. A number of wedding packages are available and the big day can be personalised with everything from a wedding reception with sit down meal to having traditional Greek dancers performing. There are a number of wedding pictures and reviews online if you're looking to book your wedding here.