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Lindos Blu
Ranked #2 of 30 Hotels in Lindos
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Scotland
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“Not quite there”
Reviewed 31 October 2009

We spent a week at the Lindos Blu as a last break before arrival of our expected baby. We usually hve very active holidays but fancied a bit of relaxation but this was almost to the point of boredom.

The Hotel itself is luxurious but so chique it is bland.

Being pregnant, one of the main aims of the holiday was to be able to swim but we found the pool was absolutely freezing and never got the sun. I saw one person in the pool all week - and he only managed two laps before getting out looking freezing. The indoor pool is tiny (pictures are quite deceptive).

Food was reasonable but not exceptional - and far better value to go into Lindos and eat at the great choice there - Ambrosia in particular as mentioned by other reviewers was by far our favourite. We are used to paying but 4 euros for a coke seemed pricey!

Car was essential and we did a few trips out. Lindos is very nice and thankfully close to teh hotel to provide some interest.

Rooms were very nice - no complaints apart from them forgetting to make up our room on two days and we needed to ask for it to be done.

Spa again is fine but not "out of this world" . Gym fairly basic but adequate - however, never any water without going to find someone and would question flooring for a gym.

It is a nice hotel but not where it should be yet.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 October 2009

As soon as you enter the Hotel you relax..... we arrived late so could not appreciate the views until the next day. Even so we knew we had a gem of a hotel to stay in.
We had a junior suite with a shared pool and I agree with an earlier poster that for privacy you do have to rely on your neighbour staying in their half rather then use the whole pool....we stayed in out half and was lucky our neighbours did the same. Yes the sun never hit our patio but did go on the pool making it really warm (compared to the frigid main pool) and I preferred this as it meant we could sit there all day without burning enjoying our little pool and the money can't buy views if we wanted to .... was also good to be able to sit there after a hot day in Lindos. The staff are unbelievable - they seem to work 24/7 and are always there with a smile. I wish they could come over to the UK as they could seriously teach UK hotel staff a thing or too.
Yes the food and drink is expensive but no different than other 5 star hotels and as just down the road from Lindos and all the places to eat there not a hassle. Wonderful breakfasts..... was lucky to be able to have breakfast on our patio some days which was unique and I like the no room service charge for doing this. When we did eat in the breakfast room the choices are amazing. If someone feels they aren't provided for they would be very picky....even Cava available.
Was the 1st hotel we felt guilty about leaving during the day to explore and didn't want to leave to go home either.... Would go back in a heartbeat and have raved about it so much since being back that parents are considering a trip themselves in 2010 to experience it themselves (we will be green with envy as know what they will get)
My favourite hotel from lots visited in different countries.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Mission Viejo
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Reviewed 4 October 2009

The combination of view, rooms, restaurants, location and most important the friendliness of the staff makes it in our extensive world traveling one of the best hotels.

Yolande & Alwin Springer
Else & Uwe Brettel
Mission Viejo, California
USA

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 October 2009

Lindos Blu was the perfect place to go for our Honeymoon. We found the hotel lived up to all our expectations and more. Our room on arrival had a trail of rose petals from the door, with more petals and sweets with a single red rose on the bed. Then along with the complimentary bottle of bubbly everyone receives on arrival, room service arrived with more bubbly and a platter of walnuts and honey. This was a lovely touch and made us feel special. Our room was a standard double with a fantastic view of the bay.The room was cleaned daily to a high standard and all towels were changed each morning and extra towels were available in the evening if required. Beakfast was served until 11.00am so there was no rush to get up in the morning and there was still pleny of choice of both hot and cold food even at 10.55am. As we stayed half board we ate at the hotel in the evening as well. The restaurant staff were always pleasant and attentive and Valantina, who greeted us and showed us to our table most days, was in particular, very welcoming and helpful. We never felt rushed to eat our evening meal and felt the quality was excellent but maybe a bit repetative. As the food tended to be International the Greek Night was a bit disappointing. Lindos Blu is a beautifully designed hotel which we felt catered to our every need , even down to providing feather pillows which we had requested in an email, and richly deserves it's 5 star rating.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 26 September 2009

We stayed for a weekend last July. I must say that it is an expensive hotel but its worth it. Its the absolute sea view hotel since you can see the sea FROM EVERYWHERE in the hotel. Lobby, staircases, terraces, rooms, even bathroom!! Everything was perfect. Tha architecture was modern and elegant. The breakfast classic 5 star, full of everything. If you want to impress your girlfriend its your hotel in Lindos Rhodes, a romance village in itself.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Hampshire, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2009

Just back from the Lindos Blu and whilst I can understand where other reviewers gave top marks, it missed the mark for me. Prior to me booking the hotel I emailed them to ask if the shared pool balconies got the sun during the day. I was advised that they got the sun the whole day and without hesitation booked a double room with a shared pool. When we arrived we thought this is going to be brilliant as we could lounge about on the balcony and when we got too hot (being in the sun) we'd have a dip in the pool. It is clear that the information the Lindos Blu gave me was total rubbish. The balconies do not get the sun and in fact the room we were in (C131), the pool didn't get the sun at all either. Needless to say I felt cheated and gutted, after all this is why we booked the hotel in the first place.

Anyway I complained to the Manager (asked for the general mgr but think they referred me to the Duty Mgr) who to be fair was very pleasant and tried to resolve the issue by offering another room, only this time a junior suite with a pool. However, I never got the chance to see it and I felt obliged to repack and move to the new room. You know what's coming next, yes this balcony also didn't get the sun albeit the pool did (in the afternoon). I didn't really fancy sunbathing on a lilo in the pool so my wife and I would have gladly stayed in our first room had we been shown the room first. I didn't make any further noises about the room

Another thing about the shared pool concept is that you need to be aware that your next door neighbour uses the pool and therefore can swim past your room at any time. Obviously we felt this created an environment where we never felt any privacy. We would have loved to have had a jaccuzzi bath with the curtains open to enjoy the view but we couldn't. Equally we had breakfast in the room a couple of times but yet again the next door neighbour would swim from one side of the shared pool to the other. I must admit to becoming increasingly frustrated but kept my mouth firmly shut.

We will not be going back to the hotel as my wife and I believe that they have seriously messed up the design of the hotel (shared pool concept + in the shade all the time).

I'd also read that the breakfast was excellent but again this is not what I experienced.

The service was reasonably good throughout with staff being friendly (generally) and someone mentioned Valentina who was superb and the guy behind the bar who supports PAO (Panathanikas) was a nice guy.

In regard to Lindos, well this place really did blow me away......it's absolutely fantastic. We dined at Ambrosia three times out of the seven nights and it was brilliant (thanks Chloe)

One final thing, the main pool has a number of sunloungers around it but half of them don't get the sun and this leaves you to try and get the loungers which are in the sun. There are approximately 12 in the area just below the main pool and another six or so at the side. There are loungers right in front of the breakfast area but again you will be sunbathing right in front of the dining area (which is also used at lunchtime)

We tended to sunbathe at the beach everyday and the added benefit is that it was a good workout climbing up and down the hill to and from the beach!!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Antwerp
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Reviewed 25 September 2009

Perfect hotel in every way: peace and quiet (no children allowed under 17 years old): finally I can read a book near the pool ... Impeccable staff and service! Two times a day clean towels, every day chocolats in the room, every other day fresh fruit. A bottle of bubbles and fresh fruit welcomes you in your room on your arrival: these details make the difference ... (standard) rooms are very spacious, spotless, well isolated, with a jacuzzi bath-tub, exceptionally nice and well-cared-for food, do I need to say more? Maybe one more thing: what are you waiting for?!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Lindos Blu
Address: 46, 5 Km Rhodes - Lindos Avenue, Lindos 851 07, Greece
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Region: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Rhodes > Lindos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Lindos
#1 Green Hotel in Lindos
#1 Luxury Hotel in Lindos
#2 Romantic Hotel in Lindos
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Lindos
#7 Family Hotel in Lindos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Lindos Blu 5*
Number of rooms: 70
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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