It was our First time visiting Lindos and the Lindos Blu looked impressive. Given the many favourable reviews on Trip Advisor we had high expectations but I must say the hotel definitely lived up to the hype.
We booked a double room with a great view of the Vlicha Bay which was breathtaking...
The room was cleaned every morning and there were treats brought to the room every evening.. The cleaning staff were so courteous and friendly and an asset to the hotel!!
Breakfast was also lovely with great views of the bay and so much choice to satisfy all tastes with the selection of hot and cold spreads.
We were half board (which we don't normally do) but having read all the reviews and getting a good deal we decided to give it a go. I must say the food was first class with so much choice I'm having to increase my exercise regime now I'm back :)
You get a soup starter, then a buffet of appetisers which consists of different meats, breads, risotto, pasta, salads, the list goes on (and the selection changes everyday). Then you get a choice of main from the menu which was usually a fish, meat or vegiterian option then a selection of desserts. To be honest, the desert buffet was the only slight let down as most of the choices were chocolate based mousse dishes which got boring after a while and off putting if you were not a big chocolate fan. Other choices were ok but nothing great.
We ate in the Five Senses restaurant and although the food and service were both nice and attentive, we felt it was a little overpriced for what it was and the choice was limited to fish options only. We were the only ones in the restaurant but felt romantic given the views. We did get a 30 euro credit (being half board) but given the prices it was still expensive overall... As for the lobster night at 70 euros per person excluding drinks I'll leave that for you to decide :)
The staff are exceptional across the board and really make an effort to get to know you and provide a great service accordingly. This made us feel special everyday and well looked after... This is a real positive for this hotel and why people come back.
The beach was just ok and there are about 3 lifts you have to take to get there but it's great fun (honestly)... The hotel does not get a lot of sun so you have to be in certain areas to get it...
The gym was adequate and again the views made the experience worthwhile, we did not use the spa.
The hotel is only a 15-20 min walk from Lindos town but the roads are not really built for walking. I would say can get away with walking on the side of the road into town during the day but do not do so in the evenings as its not safe and the lighting is non-existent. Other options are a taxi which is 8 euros there and 6 euros back and takes no more than 5 mins.. There is also the local bus which is 1.60 each way and you can pick up a timetable from the reception desk. The town is very beautiful with nice shops, restaurants and the attractions such as the acropolis and St. Paul bay.
Rhodes town is just under an hour away and would advise taking the local bus (coach) which runs mainly every hour and was 10 euros each way. The other option kindly recommended by the hotel was the taxi at 55 Euros each way.. The town is lovely with both modern and historical sites combined.
Overall, this is a great hotel and definitely worth booking!
- 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