We got the villa for a reasonable price off Booking.com however Herife had been overbooked on the first evening and so we stayed at the other side of the village in the pleasant Koki Studios. After reading the previous reviews of Herife we were expecting the worst, however when we arrived the family were friendly even though they (3 adults) were staying in one room off the courtyard. Due to the over booking we had to move in the heat of the day from Koki to Herife which was very, very high up the hill and the path wasn't suitcase friendly! We have however stayed in Lindos many times before so we know what the terrain is like, but it is the highest place we've stayed in before and it wasn't exactly worth it. A benefit of its height was that down the side of the villa there are some steps up to the main road and just across from there is the Lindos View Hotel so we could use their swimming pool! Next time though if we are staying so high we would rather be at the hotel instead which seemed very nice! There was no cockerel and only some chickens, however we had the side windows shut (which was where the chickens lived) as there was the public footpath up to the top there. The villa is very dated and there are no longer family photos everywhere - they may have been removed due to holiday makers - as mentioned in previous reviews. The beds were very creaky and every little move made the bed creak and two of the five pillows were unusable as they were as hard as rocks! The towels and bed linen were changed every two/three days and some new towels would be a key investment for them. The place was cleaned nicely even though there were ants EVERYWHERE, and the kitchen unit had seen better days as there were some chunks missing off the corner. The kettle hardly stayed on so the button had to be continually pressed. The air conditioning was needed but the family charged €8 per unit (2 in Herife) per night and we were there 13 nights in total so the overall cost went up greatly! It was okay but we would much rather stay elsewhere and the Koki Studios seemed to be better Booking.com accomodation. We have also stayed in Olympics Avra Apartments and Lindos Top Studios in the past which we do prefer. When we stayed here we didn't feel there was an invasion of privacy and we enjoyed sitting outside as you could see the sea through the pomegranate tree. Herife Villa is okay but we recommend elsewhere.
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- Also Known As:
- Herife Villa Lindos, Rhodes