Girl Talk With Laura

TUI SENSATORI RESORT ATLANTICA RHODES // REVIEW


(OUR BATHROOM)
(OUR TERRACE)

TUI SENSATORI RHODES

You guys all know I love a holiday! So if you have been following my latest holiday over on IG (click here to follow) then you will have seen I have just been to Rhodes and it was another amazing holiday. But it was a brand new hotel so I wanted (as always) to give you guys my honest review of the hotel I stayed in.

THE BACKGROUND INFO

Every year my mother & myself love to go on very glam, very calm holidays. We like 4 poster beds, adults only & lots of cocktails and photo locations. We like modern, new, white, marble & swim up rooms. So when we seen this in Jan (meant to open in May) we booked it straight away. All we had to go off was artist impressions so when it was meant to open in May and got put off until a week before we were meant to go was a bit worrying.


(OUR BEDROOM)

FIRST IMPRESSIONS 

When we turned up to the hotel it was late at night so it was dark but coming into the hotel it was clear that there wasn't much around and there was no big entrance until you got further into the hotel. But when we walked into the lobby - my jaw was down. The decor, was so nice and its so me. Theres literally amazing decor from the floor to the ceiling (honestly, look up). It was big, tonal colours and very modern. They have these sensory pods in the lobby which are a cool touch.
They have fruit infused water & cool towels on arrival (I'm sure its meant to be warm towels?)

But the staff seemed very lovely. We were guided to the buffet but since it was late there was only a selection of cheese and desserts on offer but that was okay for me as I wasn't hungry enough for anything else.

They took our cases straight away from the bus to our rooms so we didn't have to deal with dragging them around.

After eating we went to our room which first impressions it didn't look anything like the artist impression as I'm sure the artist impression was all white room but the room was mostly all wooden. But nevertheless it was a good first impression especially the bathroom.



(COCKTAIL FACING THE MAIN POOL)

(OUR SWIM UP POOL)

THE FACILITIES 

This hotel is the biggest hotel we have been to in the past few years as we tend to go to quite small quite hotels.
It has:
- Italian a la carte
- American a la carte
- Greek a la carte
- Healthy a la carte
- Buffet restaurant
- An outdoor cinema/ Stage
- A bar for the stage
- A bar where they have live music
- An adults only bar near the beach
- An adults only pool
- A kids pool (with slides)
- Tennis courts
- Archery
- A sports bar
- Gym
- Spa & indoor pool
- Nursery
- Snack bars
-An architectural site

(THE GREEK RESTAURANT)

THE FOOD

I was super super excited that it had a lot of restaurants because I get quite sick of the buffet so it was a nice change to have a different restaurant most nights. The ONLY bad thing is that you had to book at reception or via the ATLANTICA app but when we arrived there was restaurants that were fully booked and you can only book 2 days in advance. If you wait until the night before then chances are it will be fully booked. So a couple of nights we were stuck with the restaurant but its in a really good location if you sit outside as theres normally entertainment on which you can hear. Plus the buffet has good food ( only thing for me was the flies around the food) but I know that cant be helped sometimes.

Kuzina - The greek restaurant was amazing and its in such a good location (basically in the middle of the pool). Also the food during the day from the greek restaurant is amazing too (service a bit slow during the day) and they serve gyros, chips, greek salad and more! This is also where you can get cocktails which is handy as its around the main pool. Waiters do come round but there is only one so sometimes you're better going to get them yourself.

Caprice - the Italian restaurant is available for breakfast, lunch & dinner. We went for breakfast once but there was only omelettes and fruit basically so we had a coffee and went back down to the buffet as that has everything. But for dinner it was amazing! The starters, the main and dessert. From start to finish it was gorgeous, plus they do pizza!

Liberty - the American restaurant is away from the main pool and near the architectural site. It was nice to have a nice juicy burger to be honest because its something you miss from home and you cant always get them at the buffet. Although I found that some of the plates came without everything it stated it would come with e.g the brownie for dessert said it was coming with popcorn & basically sounded amazing - it came just as a plain brownie which was very dry.

Gaia - the healthy restaurant it next door to the Italian which is in the best location as it overlooks the whole hotel so it has amazing views. They have amazing salads for starters plus the whole menu has calories etc next to it so if your calorie counting this is perfect.

Citrus - this restaurant is adults only but also please be aware you have to pay for this - so we didn't visit as we didn't see why we would pay since there are so many nice ones included. But we have heard its really amazing!

Buffet - the main buffet restaurant has everything. apart from Nutella - they say its Nutella but its not actual Nutella which was disappointing since they have pancakes and waffles! But I actually found a dessert I liked because normally I find buffet desserts to look good but tasteless.
                                   

(CAPRICE RESTAURANT)
(BUFFET RESTAURANT)

THE DRINKS
Theres lots of bars around the hotel but what I found was the lack of menu's. They have about 5 cocktails on the menu at the beach bar which are disappointing plus the service there is slow.

I ended up having wine and mojitos because they didn't have any Gin cocktails or cucumber to go with my gin and tonic. But in the lobby bar they have more choice but I actually seen that some nicer cocktails you had to pay for which is not good.

So basically don't get your hopes up with the drinks selection.

Since we had a swim up room too we asked about drinks delivered to our room but they were clueless and hadn't even thought of that but if you wanted any sort of room service you were charged.
Because we normally get a swim up room so we can sunbathe on our terrace and use our own pool but because of the drinks we actually had to go and sunbathe at the main pool.

The wine & beer were nice though!

Soft drinks - I found their Fanta lemon to be not actually Fanta Lemon, i'm guessing it was the cheap version.

(SWIM UP ROOMS)
(OUR TERRACE VIEW)

OUR ROOM

We booked a 'double swim up room with terrace' which was room number 3006 which was based exactly opposite the greek restaurant.
At first I thought we weren't going to have much privacy but it was okay actually. It was nice on an evening to be getting ready and have a cup of tea listening to the lady playing the piano.

Since we were close to the entertainment including the outdoor theatre it was noisy. On the nights where we wanted an early night - we were still awake at 12am as the entertainment goes on until then so there no chance of an early night but good if you love the liveliness.

The decor is gorgeous - very minimal but modern. it has a big bathroom with marble everywhere. But the main attraction is the terrace with the swim up pool. We shared a pool with about 5 other rooms but there was only one time the whole holiday that there was me and someone else from another room in the pool at the same time. It was good where we were as there was the music from the bar opposite so it felt like we weren't totally on our own and separated from everyone.

You get a mini bar that we were told was free but once we drank the first lot they charged to fill it up - strange.





Walking through the hotel theres just places where you're still stunned at how amazing the overall feel is like when I found these rooms I was like what are those rooms called and how do I get one of them!! I just think online its not very clear as to what room is what and even when we booked in the TUI travel agents they weren't even sure.



(ADULTS BEACH BAR)


OVERALL THOUGHTS

As you can tell, theres still some teething issues with the hotel and staffing - like the maids not really cleaning the room but thats a small issue that they're trying to solve as time goes on. I don't think they were ready to open when they did and it feels like they're still playing catch up but by now they should be in a much better situation.

The whole hotel is perfectly decorated and theres no issue on that end. You won't regret going here because we had an amazing time.

I tell you what totally helped is the facebook group who share everything from tips like to make sure you take mosquito repellant and any updates of the hotel. Plus customer photos which show what its really like... find the facebook page here

They also have trips that you can go on but we literally just like to stay in the hotel relaxing!

(CAPRICE - ITALIAN RESTAURANT)

Would you love to go here?

p.s hope this helped anyone thinking of going here.

Laura xox

3 comments

  1. This place looks absolutely stunning, I am going to have to go there one day!

    Danielle xx
    https://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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  2. This looks incredible. We went to Rhodes at the end of May and stayed at La Marquise which was lovely too!

    Might have to give this one a look it we go again!

    Katie | www.justkatiee.com XX

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  3. It looks beautiful! I love to have a nice hotel on holiday too! We were hoping to plan to go away in October but we've just bought a new car instead so looks like it's another staycation for us!

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