This was the 2nd time I've stayed at lindos gardens, the last time being around 3 years ago so it has changed a bit around the main pool and bar area since I last visited.
Both times I have had an apartment at the very too of the complex, a bit of a hike up the hill but by far worth it for the views and also a much better standard of rooms. We were here for a wedding so there were 20 of us staying in this complex and the difference in room standard was pretty big. It seemed pot luck as to which rooms people were allocated as the majority of guests had booked through Olympic holidays. The guests staying at the bottom of the hill by the main pool had pretty small dark rooms very basic (which is the norm for Greece I know) but which really needed some work doing. The aircon wasn't brilliant, and just in general need of a bit of updating. Our room I must say was absolutely fine. We had a great view and also the best bathroom I think I have ever had in Greece. Very impressed with this.
Aircon isn't cheap - €140 euros for 2 weeks but boy did we need it in August! The pool areas were good, the infinity pool area was nice and peaceful and so was the child's pool halfway down the hill. The main pool area was good with comfy sun beds and Claud behind the bar really great fun. Happy hour every eve from 6.30-8.30 which our party made the most of!
The location is excellent if you want to have a pool yet still be close enough to walk into lindos centre with minimal effort. It is a steep hill at the end of the night from the main square after a big meal but worth it to have the pool areas and not just have to use the beach each day if you like to do both.
The staff in the restaurant and in the bar areas were really lovely and couldn't do enough for you - the mango daiquiri is a must!! :)
The hotel management on the whole very good and friendly with the exception on 1 manager on transfer day who was quite rude to one of our party who had very politely asked if there was any chance of switching rooms after seeing the huge difference in room standards. After being very rude, insulting her and then charging her for an upgrade he proceeded to call her a liar when she mentioned that the air conditioning didn't feel particularly cold.... Interesting idea of customer service! ;)
On the whole though a very pleasant stay and a great location if you want a base in lindos with pools as you don't get this any closer to town.
- Also Known As:
- Lindos Gardens Resort Complex Hotel Lindos
- Gardens Hotel Lindos
- Lindos Gardens Resort Complex Rhodes