My husband and I spent 2 weeks on a half board basis in May, to celebrate our anniversary and attend a family wedding. We hoped for complete rest and relaxation and that's exactly what we got - in the most beautiful setting and stunning hotel. From the moment we got out of the taxi to enter the hotel when we were greeted by 2 members of staff with warm welcomes, to when we left, we were made to feel like valued guests. The hotel's lobby is what you notice first, very simply but tastefully furnished in white. Yes, there is a lot of stainless steel, marble and modern architecture which makes for a sophisticated and modern look, and everywhere is polished and ultra clean. Katerina took us to our room after we were refreshed with a lovely glass of fizz on the patio outside the top bar - she explained everything very clearly, where everything was situated, meal times etc. and showed us how items in our room worked such as the electric blind over the bath, and the safe.
We stayed in room B226, an end room overlooking the sea whig was not overlooked: bliss. The room was decorated in orange so was sunny and bright, with a comfy bed and white bedding. There was a fridge and kettle with condiments provided, plenty of glasses, ice bucket and bottle opener. We had a whirlpool bath with overhead shower, and separate rain shower, also separate toilet. There were always plenty of towels, and pool towels left for you in your room which were changed daily. Housekeeping would come in twice a day: the late afternoon visit to refresh your towels/provide more tea and coffee and to leave a plate of 2 little yummy chocs. We'd leave a tip and most days we'd come back from the pool to a little treat, such as tapas, iced green tea, strawberries, an anniversary cake on the day and even a bottle of wine - so nice! The only points to note about the room: there is no iron so take your own! I rang the desk for one as I was going to a wedding and wanted to iron a shirt and they explained that irons aren't allowed in the room as it's against Greek law! And to check the price list in the rook for items to be ironed at a cost...! Oh, if you need ice, ring room service and they'll bring you some in an ice bucket. There is a flat screen tv but sadly only 2 watchable channels, so that needs looking into but we didn't have much time to watch tv anyway.
The food is gorgeous and plentiful, you won't be disappointed! Breakfast is served till 11 which gave us plenty of time to go the gym: you can sit inside or out, or under the awning in the middle which is ideal to avoid the full sun yet still get the air con. The restaurant manager will ask you where you'd like to sit, pull your chairs out then bring you coffee/tea and the loveliest orange juice. Ask for more and they'll bring it! Also, you can order specialty coffees like Macchiato and even choose to help yourself to fizz by the ham and cheese counter! The fruit is delicious and so fresh, and so is the bread and you can request any omelettes, your choice of eggs and help yourself to items such as bacon, gratin potatoes, hash browns, tomatoes greek style, different pastries, waffles, pancakes, cheeses, yoghurts, nuts, cereals and jams. So that's breakfast....now for dinner. They allow you to swap your dinner to lunch as long as you get a card completed at front desk, and we did this a couple of times and thoroughly enjoyed our lunch also. Dinner is something else: the soup each day is always different, and delicious without fail. The fish soup was my favourite, also the tomato and we chose to omit bread as there is so much food to get through! After soup, plates are taken away and you help yourself to the "starter" buffet which is really the main event: there is a big selection of amazing dishes, usually on a theme, where you can really go crazy and fill your plate, it's so nice! There was an asian evening with sushi, spring rolls, pepper ribs, chilli beef noodles, dim sum, fried prawns, fried rice, chicken wings and more. Another night, lots of fresh seafood then roast beef, then greek specialties - all very tasty and filling! So that brings me to the main: you get a choice of 3 mains which is usually a meat dish, a chicken or fish and a veggie. When it arrives, you do feel rather stuffed after all those starters but the main is really like nouvelle cuisine so mostly manageable. Every meal we had was faultless and we particularly liked the beef fillet, rabbit roll with bacon, crspy roast duck and the fish dishes (Lumberjack). Oh, then the desserts....really? It's the buffet again and you really are spoilt for choice if you can fit in anymore food! Greek specialties suck as baklava, chocolate torte, cheesecakes, eton mess, apple cobbler, cheeses, fruit, sundaes: the selection changes every day and is awesome. So we loved the food and noticed a few guests on B&B only staying for dinner in the hotel, it was that good.
Lastly, the staff. We've travelled to many hotels round the world and never have we been fortunate enough to sample such hospitality, high quality service, attention to detail and pleasant staff. For us, we fondly recall Margarita, Ivana, Kiriakis (x2), Nikos, Georgia, Anastasia, Thomas, Carolina, Katerina and Elena. All lovely people and a pleasure to have met them, thank you so much and who knows, we may be back.
- 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
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