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RHODES AIRPORT customer review :  20 November 2014 by M Currie    (UK)

Rating : 1/10

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My main concern are the state of the toilets for ladies and children. They are absolutely disgusting some with broken toilet seats some don't have any toilet seats, flushes not working, no toilet paper, doors broken and not able to close and certainly no locking toilet doors. The smell is awful. No soap and broken hand dryers. We have used this airport in the last 2 years 4 times and nothing changes! The queuing downstairs at the checking in desk is very frustrating - then to queue again to put suitcases through the scanner it's madness. Passport control is not much better. I think it is time for passengers to be treated in a reasonable respectable way.



RHODES AIRPORT customer review :  23 October 2014 by Bill Wilson    (UK)

Rating : 0/10

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Luckily no queues to check in at 11pm but what a pain taking your case elsewhere for it to be scanned. At Glasgow on way out cases were weighed individually as well as hand luggage. In Rhodes both cases on side by side with one resting on metal at side of belt hence not an accurate weight. Only reason she wanted them up was so labels could be attached. She could not have cared less about size or weight of hand luggage. Passports and security no problem at that time of night. Toilets were worse than 3rd world. Smelly, no hand dryers working and towels long since finished. Thank god I am a man. My poor wife emptied a load of hand disinfectant gel onto her hands after her visit. Where are the restaurants? Where are the bars. Not enough seats people sitting on the floor etc. Rhodes is a lovely island so why spoil it all with so such a desperately poor airport.



RHODES AIRPORT customer review :  14 October 2014 by Murgen Templar    (Netherlands)

Rating : 1/10

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Departing from Rhodes means more than 90 minutes to wrestle through 4 queue's (early October!). One to get your luggage labels, one to get your luggage on the belt, one to get through security and one to get into the bus to the plane. The men's toilet, after passing security, is the deepest level of Hell a man can get. Probably some man never returned from a visit and spent the rest of their life trapped in an odour I try to get out of my nostrils since my expedition into that room.



RHODES AIRPORT customer review :  7 July 2014 by I Brown    (UK)

Rating : 0/10

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You queue at check in, lift your baggage onto the conveyor beside the check in clerks desk to have labels attached and it goes though to the baggage sorting area - wrong - you have to then lift it off, push through the people queuing behind you and take it to another desk where once again queue, then you have to lift it on to a different part of the same conveyor to go through a security scan. After waving farewell to your luggage you go upstairs through security which on the face of it is quite good, Boarding card check point - yes, hand baggage and body scan - yes, Passport Control - hmm, there was a roller shutter door open between the scan area where you could see through to the departure lounge which was cordoned off with the sort of barrier posts and tape used for queuing in your bank. Duty free is average until to come to pay for your items. After standing in a queue of about 15 people for what seems like half an hour you present your purchases to them which they present to the barcode scanner from many different angles to get it to scan they then ask for your boarding card which has a lovely neatly printed barcode on it ripe for scanning - do they scan it? Of course not they continue on with their one finger typing hoping they manage to input the correct details. Whatever you do please do not try to pay with a combination of your left over currency and your plastic - this throws them into utter confusion. The departure gates were obviously designed when air travel was a rarity and planes only held 75-100 people. They are small, cramped and with very little seating - you will end up sitting on the floor in the main departure lounge like some homeless refugee in a displacement camp. When your flight is called if you're lucky you will be able to walk to the plane, however in our case we were loaded on to a bus driven by the star of the local rally scene who drove at full speed pulling tight turns to get us to the plane - make sure you hold onto to your luggage and small children tightly. In summary I'm sure the are far superior airports in third world countries and I would advise avoiding this place like the plague.



RHODES AIRPORT customer review :  28 April 2014 by Keith Warwick    (UK)

Rating : 7/10

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Adequate regional airport. Generally good for Greece, easy to use, food OK. One of Greece's best. Has a VIP lounge but you must go up to find it on first floor.



RHODES AIRPORT customer review :  11 October 2013 by J Prior    (UK)

Rating : 7/10

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Dreaded using this holiday island airport but was pleasantly surprised. Baggage reclaim on arrival not well lit and a bit chaotic but probably due to large number of flights that had just landed. Even more chaotic trying to find Thomson rep, had to go out of terminal and re-enter through another door just to find her! Return journey was much better, no thanks to passengers for other flights on our coach who just wanted to push and shove to get their bags and into airport. Dealt with very efficiently at check-in, Thomson rep even wheeled my mother's case to the scanner for her. Upstairs departure area very bright and clean, even the toilets. Strange that our departure gate could not be accessed as dividing doors to that part of terminal remained closed for about 2 hours, leading to congestion (people queuing) and no seats then available in gate area. Overall, was not as bad as I had expected.



RHODES AIRPORT customer review :  5 August 2013 by Janet Fury    (UK)

Rating : 0/10

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Absolutely appalling place. Avoid at all costs - visit at your peril and just hope you don't need the toilet. Hideous.



RHODES AIRPORT customer review :  1 December 2011 by S Vartanyan    (USA)

Rating : 7/10

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Flying during the off season, I had a much better experience than most of the other reviewers, check-in was fast but in tradition with other domestic flights, did not start until about 45 mins before departure. Courteous and pleasant service throughout the airport though, fast security, spacious gate areas.



RHODES AIRPORT customer review :  29 October 2011 by Iney Penlington    (UK)

Rating : 1/10

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Long queues to check-in, oddly, having to take baggage off check-in conveyor belt and take it to another area to go through to loading. Passport control was quick but that is about the only positive to this airport. Seating was not enough, area very noisy and very dark. That alone was enough to send the stress levels soaring. No toilet roll in any of the ladies cubicles, 80% of the loos had no seats. Two large shops, over priced, both selling exactly the same products. Staff were the most unfriendly people we have come across. I queued for 35 minutes in the only cafe pod open, I got 3 drinks and 3 croissants at a cost of 24 euros for my trouble. Our experience of this airport is enough to stop us travelling to Rhodes again.



Rhodes Airport customer review :  9 September 2011 by S Donovan   (UK)

Customer Rating :  1/5

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The airport facility for the higher gate departure number gates are so primitive. One over priced cafe selling overpriced food for starters then in both of the gents toilets all of the urinals were out of service and to make maters worse all of the cubicles had no seats, and not to mention several sinks had broken taps.


Rhodes Airport customer review : 26 September 2010 by S Harrison

Customer Rating : 2/5

2 Star Rating

Rhodes Airport check in is a complete disaster area, despite all the work so far carried out, so far there is no improvement. Total Chaos still.


Rhodes Airport by Pavel Iosad

1 February 2007   Customer Rating : n/a

Had to wait for baggage for quite some time on arrival, but otherwise pretty smooth. Check-in on the way back was fast, and seating was available (but I suspect it would not be the case in a more touristy time than 7am in January). One drawback was lack of screens telling which gate to go to: there was an Olympic flight leaving five minutes before our Aegean, so boarding was simultaneous, but there was no indication of which gate was for which flight, and I had to catch the gate number from the announcement in Greek (sometimes English was added, but haphazardly).

Rhodes Airport by Tony Cherry

12 August 2006

Although still chaotic, I'd say this has improved a bit since I last used it ten years ago. Mind you, I think even a tourist airport needs a few more seats in the departure lounge. However, my reason for posting here is to point out that basic safety seems to remain a closed book. The huge new plate glass windows at the departure gates have no safety markers on them and my seven year old son who is no thug ran straight into one. The gate staff refused to write it down as an accident or to offer any meaningful help. Happily no real harm done, but if that's the approach to safety front of house, how are things behind the scenes?

Rhodes Airport by Adrian Howlett

30 August 2005

This airport is dreadful! It looks like a depressing 1960's or 1970's structure, and is far too small for the amount of passengers who go through it. I even had to wait outside for a while because the departures hall was close to capacity! I found it nearly impossible to reach my gate for the flight home, because it was hidden through a series of doors and corridors with no signs at all, so I ended up wandering around confused. There was very little flight information displayed on the screens, and it was quite worrying to see nothing about my flight. The seats were all put out of view of any information, so I had to sit on the floor for ages to find anything out about my flight!


Rhodes Airport by L Lammers

21 April 2005

Rhodes Airport has changed a lot during the years. It has become more modern and still hasn't got the facilities it doesn't need. It is mainly a tourist airport and so it doesn't need fancy lounges or anything. The baggage handling could be a lot faster though. It often occurs that you have to wait about an hour or two which is very normal. When departing again you have to pay close attention to the checking in process which is just hilarious. People screaming all over the place and you don't get a boarding card but just a sticker on a carton card with your seat assignment on it. Summarizing, Rhodes and it's airport is just typical Greece and when you know this in advance you'll be fine!!

 

Rhodes Airport by J Penrose

1 October 2004

In reply to Tim's comment about new 'security measures' at Rhodes, they did not x-ray ALL bags, just hold luggage. 'No small bags' they told us as we tried to load everything. So on to the check-in area we went, where we were free to move things from our unscanned 'small bags' into our scanned and security-tagged hold luggage. Nor were we yet 'airside', tour reps and other non-travellers were milling around in the confusion. Anybody could have slipped anything into scanned luggage. Security? What a joke. Only safe place to scan luggage is as it goes airside, ie after check-in, surely. Is this happening anywhere else?

 

Rhodes Airport by Tim Bagnall

26 July 2004

Rhodes airport has not changed in years, and is still the same experience. When you arrive, there are no signs as to which belt your luggage is arriving, no air con. The only thing that has got worse is the new security measures when you arrive. You now have to have all your bags x-rayed as you enter the airport before you can join the long queues to check in. This is fair enough in the modern world, but rather annoying at 3 in the morning with long queues, irritable people, and only one x-ray machine working. Would be a lot better if they had more machines. But then again, you are in Greece, and it is always a refreshing change to go there and find that the "no rush" attitude is still there. So you just sit back and accept it.

 






 


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