Review written by Sophie Couard, June 7 2016.
Rhodes is the largest island of the Dodecanese islands in the Aegean Sea. The group of islands is located between Greece and Cyprus, and Rhodes is famous for having had the Colossus in ancient times, which is considered to be the 6th world wonder. Today, Rhodes has become a first-class tourist destination. Hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world visit the island every year. The interesting history appeals to many of them, but it is also the idyllic atmosphere, beautiful beaches and varied flora and fauna that attracts visitors.
There is also a casino on the island, located right between museums and monuments. The Casino of Rhodes has a lot to offer, and I will explain these advantages more in the following paragraphs.
A great game selection
The games room of the establishment extends over 1,700 m² and has a very luxurious design. The games are spread over two floors, and are accessible 24 hours on 7 days a week. In order to enter the casino and play the games you have to be at least 21 years old, and you have to present a valid identity document. Unfortunately, I also have bad news, as the casino charges an admission, and you have to pay a fee of €15 in order to enjoy the games.
The slot machines
The slot machines are located on the ground floor of the establishment. There are over 300 devices with bets from 1 cent to €10. Among them are:
- slot machines with progressive jackpots,
- mechanical slot machines,
- modern video slot machines,
- different variants of video poker,
- multi-game devices.
The table games
You can find the traditional games on the first floor. There is a total of 30 tables with the following games:
- blackjack from €15 to €5,000,
- stud poker from €15 to €750,
- punto banco from €25 to €2,500,
- roulette from €2 to €500.
You can also play texas hold'em in the poker room with 4 tables. You can play against other players every day in cash games and tournaments with blinds of €1/€2 to €25/€50.
Inside a prestigious hotel
As is often the case with other larger casinos, this casino is part of a larger hotel complex. This also means that you can make use of many other facilities, and not just gamble. The hotel offers luxurious accommodation, multiple restaurants and bars, as well as wellness and relaxation facilities.
A fantastic palace
The famous Grande Albergo delle Rose was opened on is May 24, 1927. This luxury hotel is a true architectural masterpiece offering a combination of Byzantine, Arab, Ottoman and Venetian elements. Once you are inside you can enjoy beautiful and elegant furniture that has been crafted by the most famous artisans in the world.
There are 33 suites in total, and you can choose from:
- a classic suite,
- a junior suite,
- a grande suite,
- a king suite,
- a queen suite,
- a dome suite,
- an imperial suite.
Each room has been inspired by a great figure from the Greek mythology: Hera, Athena, Odysseus, Apollo, etc. You can enjoy the very special atmosphere and the unique designs of the rooms that use pale shades of red, yellow, blue and brown. You can feel the beauty, elegance, charm and grace in each of the suites. But what is best is that every room offers breathtaking views over the city or the sea.
Wellness and relaxation
Your experience at this hotel would never be complete without making use of the many high-class services it offers. Your stay will be even more enjoyable and relaxing with:
- a spa,
- a hammam,
- a beauty salon and a hair dresser,
- a jewellery shop.
Restaurants and bars
The Grande Albergo delle Rose offers a large variety of dining options, whether for dinner or lunch, inside or outside, by the pool or in the garden. You can enjoy food from renowned chefs in:
- the La Rosa which is open from 7 am to 11 pm during the winter months,
- the Garden Cafe which is open from 11 am to 1 am during the summer months,
- the Anphitheatre that hosts live music concert events with Greek and international artists throughout the summer,
- the Aqua Seaside Cafe that has a live DJ every day from 11 am to 1 am,
- the Rodon Place which is specialised in Italian and Mediterranean cuisine,
- the Lobby Bar where you can enjoy a refreshing drink, a coffee or tea in the Art Deco atmosphere of the lobby.
In short, there are many interesting things waiting for you at the Casino in Rhodes. On the one hand you can enjoy the amenities of a high-class resort with many excellent restaurants and entertainment options, and on the other hand you can also enjoy the casino that has a great game selection that should satisfy most players.
By boat : Port of Rhodes.
24 hours, 7 days a week.