Resort Evaluation: Prepare dinner’s Membership Ialysos, Rhodes, Greece

Prepare dinner’s Membership Ialysos is the youngest of 10 within the adult-only Prepare dinner’s Membership household of resorts and the fourth in Greece. It’s nonetheless only a teen at barely six months outdated once I visited, and appears pristine and spotless.

The structure is modelled on the paired-back minimalist mannequin of the German college of Bauhaus structure. The cube-like buildings are concurrently hanging and naked, wearing colors of gray stone and trimmed with darkish wooden. The aesthetic is a effective mixing with the luxurious environment of verdant hues from the hills past and the pine and olive timber.

Who for

Prepare dinner’s Membership Ialysos is an adult-only intimate resort and barely distant. It will go well with younger (or younger at coronary heart) couples or honeymooners looking for a quiet week away.


There are 83 rooms comprising 18 bungalows, a few of which include a jacuzzi, two rooms with swimming pools and 62 commonplace double rooms. All have the identical minimalist decor with stone and wooden decor with floor-to-ceiling glass doorways that open to a balcony. There’s a TV and a hairdryer, and loads of plugs and mirrors although hanging area is restricted. Tea and low services are solely accessible within the bungalows, jacuzzi or pool rooms nonetheless you’ll be able to order espresso through room service.

Ensuites are a showroom space moist room fashion in stone brown. Toiletries embrace full-size bathe gel and shampoo solely, however no different facilities, comparable to physique lotion in the usual rooms. However they provide water within the minibar, dressing robes, slippers and towels for the sunbeds.

Views differ between the gardens, the ocean within the distance or the entrance. 

Meals & Drink

alfresco dining

Alfresco breakfast at Cantina restaurant

Their restaurant, Cantina,  expands onto a terrace and serves uncomplicated street-food flavours from Asia and family-style Greek meals. Vegans and vegetarians are catered for. 

Breakfast can be served right here and includes cheeses, fried or scrambled eggs, pastries and fruits.  Espresso is distributed from machines.

Dinner is served in the identical restaurant and whether or not it’s breakfast or dinner, consuming alfresco in a cool breeze is actually pleasant.

Swimming salmon

Swimmming salmon

We had lunch by the pool ordered from the poolside Captain Prepare dinner Bar and ordered burgers and salads.

I  notably loved the Swimming Salmon – items of salmon “swimming” in buckwheat, mango and lime. After all, no poolside jaunt could be full with a cheeky cocktail or two.

On Friday nights, they’ve gin and burger nights across the pool.


Pool with a membership vibe.

The primary hub of the resort is its sensational pool space – the spotlight of the Cooks Membership expertise. It’s a considerable pool with loads of beds and beanbags, some with umbrellas on wooden decking, and surrounded by nature.

It definitely talks to the Membership vibe with a relaxed atmosphere and all-day background music. It’s really easy to spend days round that pool soaking within the solar and the vibe and leaving you far too relaxed to pack and go dwelling ultimately.

There’s a well-equipped partly alfresco fitness center subsequent to a yoga pavilion the place each Friday, there’s a yoga class that anybody can be a part of. There are themed nights like sushi nights and Gin and burger evenings. Typically there may be stay music too.

An enormous plus is that the wif-fi is robust even across the pool space, the place I’m scripting this overview.

How a lot

Commonplace doubles begin from £61 an evening for 2 company, together with breakfast.


What’s close by?

Prepare dinner’s membership is a tad distant but conveniently solely a 15-minute drive from Rhodes Diagoras airport: It’s also fairly near Kremasti.

The Previous City of Rhodes is just a little additional, however a taxi can take you there for round 22 euros, or you’ll be able to catch a bus. They run until round 11 pm, so there isn’t any have to rush again, though they’re sporadic.

While you fancy a change of scene, there are many eating places and tavernas lower than a mile away.


Verdict: The spotlight is the membership vibe across the lush swimming pool that’s, in impact, the central hub of the in any other case elegantly minimalist resort. 

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