We had a standard double room with an amazing view overlooking the bay. We were on the top floor but because of the way the hotel is laid out I think every room must get a great view. The decor is modern and very cool with an LCD TV in every room, mini bar (not cheap but not cripplingly priced). Despite the hotel being 4 years old nothing looks tired or worn. Everything is fresh and clean and the beds were very sizable and comfy.
We ate in the 'fine dining' restaurant Five Senses for the apparently famous lobster night. Be warned that everything on this evening is fishy, so it's fish or nothing. The only thing I would say about the night is it's punching a little above it's weight, feeling like its trying very hard to be Heston Blumental with froth on food, and jelly and so forth. Could do with losing a course and upsing the size a little. Certainly a great effort, but a little 'try hard'.
The main restaurant, Smeraldo, is great, offering a mix of buffet and proper food and at 35 euro for a full evening 4 course meal it's smashing food and great value. Honestly can't fault this. The only thing I would say is that with Lindos only a 3 min cab away and so many great and new interesting restaurants, why would you want to go half board, confining yourself to the hotel?! However, it's certainly worth going to and you won't be disappointed.
Breakfast is honestly the best I've had in any hotel on the continent, offering everything from fruit and cereal to a full english, complete with an omlette station and a cook on-hand to whip up one fresh in front of you to your taste - brilliant. I became addicted to the fresh waffles and choclate spread. Think I need to check into rehab to get over them.
The pool bar is great offering snack food from 11.00 a.m. (the end of breakfast serving) to 6.00 p.m. (when they begin to set up tables for Smeralda). Be warned the dishes are huge and good enough to share. We both ordered a club sandwich one day and one would easily have fed both of us.
Got everything. I had my hair cut and they did a great job. The spa offers a lot of treatments but at 90 euro for an hour's massage it's as dear as I've seen anywhere. I'm not cheap but thats an expensive back rub!
The bar upstairs is great - very cool. Could do with some more laid back, greek style seating but to be fair the hotel is ultra modern and it wouldn't be in keeping with the rest of the decor. Try a Mojito - they are to die for!
The beach is private to the Blu and sister hotel and I thoroughly enjoyed going down there. We visited in October and there was plenty of space although it probably gets very busy in high season.
Just 5 mins down the beach is a watersports centre with Jetskis, waterskiing, etc. In the town there is a tour operator through which we booked an excursion to Rhodes town and a scuba diving session which took place in a bay 10 minutes away from Lindos.
These are the people that make Lindos Blu what it is. Honestly you won't find a more friendly professional group of staff in any hotel anywhere. Genuine, there when you want them, invisible when you don't.
This is really the only downside to the hotel. If you want a hotel right in the centre of town, this hotel might not be for you. There is a bus service running at half hour intervals which costs about 1.60 euros. Alternatively there are plenty of taxis but they charge between 6 and 8 euros for a 5 minute journey. Ordinarily, we would have walked into town, but you have to walk along a busy main road with no pavement or footpath and it isn't a very pleasant walk. Once you get to Lindos, the town is pretty and more laid back than Rhodes town. There are lots of restaurants and touristy shops to spend your time as well as a beach.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lindos Blu Luxury Hotel & Suites, the premiere adult-only luxury hotel in Rhodes, rests on the magnificent hillside of Vlycha Bay. The breathtaking views and the traditionally inspired architecture of the hotel, form the ideal scenery for a relaxing break. The customized services provided by our superbly trained personnel, guarantee the indulgence of our visitors senses. Rejuvenate your body and mind at the Elixir Spa & Wellness Center, sip a cup of coffee or quench your thirst at the Allegro Pool Bar, enjoy a signature cocktail at Luna Rossa Bar and let your senses guide you through the journey of the Five Senses Gourmet Restaurant and the creations of our executive chef. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lindos Blu Hotel Lindos
- Blu Hotel Lindos
- Lindos Blu Rhodes