Mitsis Alila is an all-inclusive 5-star resort near Faliraki, on the west coast of Rhodes, about 8km south of Rhodes Town. It’s one of a group 11 Mitsis-branded family-friendly luxury resorts scattered about the islands in the Aegean Sea.
It is one of a group of hotels founded by Konstantinos Mitsis, who had a unique vision as to what an all-inclusive hotel should be. Top priorities were a high level of service, first-rate accommodations, and a rich and varied food and beverage menu. Mitsis Hotels is Greece’s largest privately-owned hotel chain, and has expanded to 20 venues of four to five stars in Athens, Crete, Kamena Vourla, Kos and Rhodes.
Mitsis Alila has a first-class all-inclusive resort experience for the whole family on one of the most interesting and popular Aegean islands, Rhodes. The resort is a member of Mitsis’ Premium Collection. It has a total of 314 rooms, including 25 Suites, 22 Family Rooms with private pools, 22 Mountain View rooms, 102 Superior Twin Rooms with Sea View, and 143 Family Rooms with Side or Sea View.
The resort includes full-featured spa, entertainment options, a seawater outdoor pool with water slides, a gym, and sports options such as tennis, beach volley, various water sports, and a games room. There are several bars and restaurants to choose from as well.
The resort’s main building is of the monumental architectural style, with very high well-lighted open spaces in the lobby and reception area, lots of white polished marble reflecting the abundant light coming in the high windows, white and off-white decor and furnishings, and massive, square, load-bearing support columns adding to the monumental feel, with the main restaurant just off to the right of the lobby area.
Guests use adjectives such as “amazing,” “best ever,” “most relaxing holiday,” “excellent,” and “great” when describing their experience at Mitsis Alila. They particularly loved the spa’s massages, the variety and flavour of the food options, and the cheerful helpful staff and services. Mitsis Alila attracts many repeat customers, which is probably the best indication of a good resort experience.
Rooms continue the white and off-white decor found in the resort's public area, with random-patterned marble tiled floors, and mostly white furnishings, including beds, end tables, coffee tables, dressers and desks. Beds have high, padded headboards with silver riveted margins. The silver rivets theme carries on to the margins of the couches, end tables and coffee tables. They provide a nice contrast to the white of the furnishings. Drapes are off-which with black hems, and some walls are designed with wide pastel vertical stripes. Bathrooms are marble clad with stand-in rain shower cabinets or bath tubs.
Mountain View rooms look out over inland Rhodes. Depending on the season, the hills are green (early-late spring, autumn) or various shades of dun (summer). Elevations are upwards of 300m at their highest, and the view is pleasantly varied, mostly un-built and natural, with several inland villas on the tops of some hills. If your room is high enough, you may be able to see clear across the island to the west, which is only 6km wide at this point, to the sea on the west coast.
Room amenities include 12 Gods biodegradable herbal capsules food supplements to boost your energy and health first thing in the AM, nespresso capsules, tea, individual balcony or terrace, individually controlled AC/heating, free safe deposit box, secure locks on doors and windows, free wifi with speeds up to 2MBPs, 32” satellite TV, sewing kit, shoe polish, laundry bag, stationary and envelopes, shoehorn, bathtub or shower with anti-slip floor, bathrobes, towels and slippers, beach towels, 3-language hotel directory, and more.
Single Mountain View
The elegant architecture and relaxed atmosphere combined with the view of the mountain overlooked by the window reveal the single rooms (20m²) of our hotel. The single rooms feature twin beds.
Twin Mountain View
Twin mountain view is also of the smallest room size, with twin beds. Balcony offers a west-facing view where you can sip your evening coffee and enjoy the sunset over the island.
Twin Mountain View (Customized for Mobility needs)
The elegant architecture and relaxed atmosphere combined with the view of the mountain overlooked by the window reveal the single rooms (20m²) of our hotel. The single rooms feature twin beds. Sleeps 3.
Superior Twin Sea View
Superior Twin Sea View rooms are the second-largest category at Mitsis Alila, 102 rooms. These rectangular, spacious rooms open to a wonderful view of the Aegean, which you can enjoy whilst relaxing on your private furnished balcony.
These room account for about 40% of the total rooms available at Mitsis Alila. These spacious rooms come in three categories: Side Sea View, Sea View, Sea View Private Pool. Rooms are divided by a sliding door partition for privacy if two couples are vacationing together. Each partition of the room has its own AC unit.
Side Sea View
Side Sea View gives you a visual taste of both the sea and the shoreline. Room is partitioned into two living spaces. Sleeps 5. 4 adults max.
Classic balcony view of the beautiful Med. Watch the colours of the water change with the progress of the sun through the sky, culminating in unforgettable sunsets.
Sea View Private Pool
This room is quite nice in that you get the large spaces of the room, a furnished terrace, and your own private pool. The view beyond the pool from the terrace is of a nicely manicured lawn, and then the beach, and the lovely waters of the Mediterranean.
A word about the JAZZI whirlpool spa which is available in all suites: the JAZZI system provides a complete all body therapeutic water massage. It’s something beyond a regular Jacuzzi, with a one touch control system, premium spa soft pillow, aqua flow thoughtful jet, and a number of other jets and intakes to provide a foaming, full body experience.
Junior Suite Sea View with Whirlpool Spa (JAZZI)
The Junior Suite Sea View with JAZZI whirlpool spa has a privacy wall which focuses your attention on the sea. The whirlpool spa, the large balcony, and the stained wood cabana-like open air covering are all you need for a wonderful, relaxing, private holiday.
Family Suite Sea View with Whirlpool Spa
This slightly larger suite has all the amenities of the Junior Suite, but its layout is ideal for a family of up to 5 members. It has a full bathroom and a walk-in shower cabinet. There is your choice of double bed or separate twin beds, with two sofa beds in the living room which converts to a second bedroom, and a spacious balcony with the JAZZI whirlpool spa and comfy outdoor furnishings affording you a limitless view of the Aegean.
Presidential Suite Sea View with Whirlpool Spa
This is the largest living space the resort has to offer, with a generous open floor plan and pocket sliding doors partitioning the suite into 2 sections. The Aegean can be seen through the elegant archways of the patio, with the JAZZI whirlpool spa nearby. Suite has two bathrooms for convenience, with an extra shower cabin, personal kitchen, and dining and dressing rooms.
Food and Drink
There are at least 8 eating venues and 6 drinking venues at Mitsis Alila. There’s even a place for afternoon tea for you Brits. So you get lots of choices in various locations.
The Main Restaurant’s decor is consistent with the rest of the resort; that is, lots of white, and well-polished surfaces. There’s indoor seating and a large terrace for eating outside. Lots of local and international cuisine choices in a buffet-style format. It’s nice to control your portion sizes and not have to depend on a waiter for everything. Show cooking allows you to see how your food is prepared. There are themed cuisine nights which feature various foods from the world over.
Special dietary needs are catered to, including gluten and lactose-free menus, diabetic, vegan, and others according to your request. There is a Greek breakfast corner, a vegetarian corner and snack boxes and room service upon request.
The Ellinadiko a la carte restaurant serves everything Greek in an al fresco setting by the pool. It specializes in nutritious, simple Greek menu items made with super fresh, locally-sourced produce, lots of olive oil, and meat dishes grilled to perfection. Menu items include Greek salad, grilled chicken leg, traditional moussakas, pork souvlaki, sea bass filet, and roast lamb with potatoes.
Italian a la carte offers menu choices from various regions of this country, including wood-fire pizza, bruschetta salad, lasagne al forno, risotto con funghi, and sea bream.
Tex-Mex a la carte has inventive salsa combos, various taco and tortillas, and classic dishes such as crispy tacos, quesadillas, and burritos for starts, and fajitas, and surf and turf as main menu choices.
Pan-Asian a la carte is a cross section Asian Cuisine including dishes from China, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, and Korea, with a full vegetarian menus as well.
The Ouzeri features informal Greek fare near the main pool, with a pleasant view across the lawn to the beach and sea. Lots of mezedes (Greek finger food) and fish are on offer, as well as a wide variety of beverages.
Burger specializes in inventive variations on the humble American hamburger served with golden, crispy fries or coleslaw. Some burger options include crispy chicken, salmon, and vegetarian’s burgers.
The Pita Corner is the place to go for souvlaki and gyros, Cypriot style sausage pita, and Greek salad.
Pizza on the Beach is next to the Beach Bar and features crispy-crusted pizzas baked in a traditional wood-burning oven.
Tea Time takes place every afternoon at the indoor pool. Different kinds of tea as well as classic black tea with milk and sugar are available, as well as different kinds of sweet tea time treats.
The Creperie provides a wide variety of snacks, both sweet and savoury, home-made sweets, ice cream, and coffee.
The All Day Bar, just behind the reception, is long and relatively narrow, but spacious and very high-ceilinged like the lobby, with comfy silver armchairs with pillows for upholstery, round, glass-topped tables, tall silver amphorae standing at the foot of the massive square load-bearing columns, and golden origami-shaped birds suspended on wires from the ceiling. Floor to ceiling glass gives an ample view of the sunny pool and patio area. The bar serves all kinds of drinks, as well as hot beverages, from early in the morning till late at night.
The Pool Bar gives you an opportunity to enjoy the deep blue waters of the pool, take a dip now and again, and refresh yourself with such menu items as pina coladas, mojitos, maitais, margaritas, and low alcoholic cocktails of various blends, as well as soft drinks and snacks.
The Beach Bar is where you combine the pleasures of sea and sand with all kinds of drinks, beer, wines, and coffee. Treats such as ice cream are also available.
The Night Bar is a place to relax in the evening near the pool and take in the night air after an evening out.
In addition, there is both a Wine Bar and a Champagne Bar, the one next to the other, where you can enjoy a variety of vintages, both bubbly and non.
Spa and Wellness
Welcome to “My Spa” at Mitsis Alila Resort. Body and face treatments especially tailored to your needs and desires can be had here. There are several different massage techniques to choose from, a hair dresser, a hammam, a seawater indoor swimming pool, an indoor heated whirlpool, manicure and pedicure services, waxing, face make up, and trained professionals to help you choose the programme that most benefits you and results in your feeling refreshed, relaxed, and in tune with nature. Free consultation is available with respect to exercise and diet.
Treatments available include exfoliation, custom facial for special skin care needs, face and neck treatments, partial body massages, signature face lifting massage, full body massages, body wraps, mud detoxes, a two-day renew and refresh package using hydrotherapy, steam baths, and an elastic body wrap, and a great deal more.
There is, in addition, a state of the art gym available with every conceivable exercise machine and free weights to help keep you toned and fit during your holiday.
Mitsis Alila offers a comprehensive sports and fitness programme, including tennis, darts, a games room, billiards, bike rentals, aerobics, beach volley, gymnastics, horseback riding, table tennis and table soccer, a 150m2 outdoor pool, swimming lessons, scuba diving, a mixed sand and pebble beach with beds and umbrellas, and a cards room.
Fun for Kids
There’s nothing worse than a vacation where the kids lie around and complain about being bored. That won’t happen at Mitsis Alila resort. There are a number of options for little ones at Mitsis Alila to keep them occupied and entertained. The resort’s Mini Club operates daily from 10:00-17:00. Activities are arranged around themed days, such as Health Day, Garden Day, Pirate Day, etc.
There are all kinds of games, craft projects, lessons, sports, movies, organized exercise hours, a mini disco, and a pool with water slides, as well as a playground, to keep kids happy and engaged.
In the Area
Nearby, Faliraki, just a couple km down the coast from Mitsis Alila, is a world famous resort. In previous decades it was a destination for wild party goers, with lots of alcohol and rather irresponsible public behavior. It has remade itself into a much more family friendly place. The night life is still there, only it has calmed down. Of special note is the Faliraki Water Park, the biggest in Europe. It offers rafting slides, a wave pool, the world's longest water slide, and an aqua gym. There is an amusement park featuring bungee jumping and a Ferris wheel.
There are a lot of nice beaches all along the east coast of Rhodes, and a lot of interesting rockscapes, coves, arches, caves, coves and the like.
Rhodes Old Town is one of the largest, best-preserved medieval cities in Europe. It is a fascinating mix of cultures, civilizations, and architectural traditions, of old fountains, narrow, stone-paved streets bordered by buildings with Gothic arches, charming little cafes on its many compact public squares, Byzantine-era churches, medieval mosques, and huge stone walls and gates. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The administrative and commercial center of the Dodecanese, Rhodes New Town is thoroughly modern. Much of New Town was built during the Italian era. It has older neo-classical buildings next to modern construction, reflecting Rhodes' cosmopolitan character.
The central Kyprou (Cyprus) Square is always busy. The seafront walk is very pleasant, and there are remarkably clean beaches. The Aquarium, featuring sea turtles and other rare Mediterranean species, is the only one of its kind in Greece.
There are dozens of bars, nightclubs, tavernas, and restaurants. The 15th century fort and lighthouse Agios Nikolas is at the end of the harbor mole enclosing Mandraki, which was the ancient harbor. There are 3 windmills on the breakwater. The 3 windmills are the only survivors of a line of 14 medieval windmills used to grind grain.
Above the city to the southwest is the old acropolis, containing columns from the Temple of Apollo. At a scenic 150 feet (45 m) above the city, the acropolis was an integral part of Ancient Rhodes. Surrounding the acropolis is beautiful Rodini Park, with magnificent trees, walkways, grottos, and shallow caves.
Elsewhere on Rhodes
The sea road to the west coast, which really faces northwest, takes one to Ialyssos, just 3 miles (5 km) away, and passes some of the sandiest beaches and richest districts on the island. Ialyssos has its own acropolis, and a temple dedicated to Athena dating from the 3rd century, AD. On the north coast of the island, beyond, just southeast of the village of Theologos is a wild animal preserve popularly known as the Valley of the Butterflies, where millions swarm in the elevated forest from late spring to early autumn. The Valley of the Butterflies is 17 miles (27 km) from Rhodes Town.
Ancient Kameiros, 19 miles (30 km) west of Rhodes Town, and one of the three major city-states in ancient times, was re-discovered in 1929. The city appears to have suffered sudden and catastrophic destruction, and thus is known as the Pompeii of Greece.
About halfway up the east, or Mediterranean side of Rhodes is Lindos, the third of the 3 ancient city-states of Rhodes, which is now the second favorite destination of the island, and the first for many who return to Rhodes year after year. Its acropolis is similar, geologically, to the Athens Acropolis: a steep up thrust of rock surrounded by dwellings, in this case the cubistic, Cycladic architecture of the Greek islands.
Faliraki 85105, Rhodes
+30 22410 853-60
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