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Review of Villa Athena

View from infinity pool to sea & cliffs of Navarone
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View from infinity pool to sea & cliffs of Navarone
Indoor /outdoor living Tranquil beach at St Pauls Bay 1 km away with lovely restaurant Tambakio
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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25 reviews
View from infinity pool to sea & cliffs of Navarone
Indoor /outdoor living
Tranquil beach at St Pauls Bay 1 km away with lovely restaurant Tambakio
Looking across the villa
Larger bedroom 5
The 3 bathrooms are well appointed and 2 have large separate power showers
Smaller bedroom 4
Pool area with views over Cliffs of Navarone
Lounge and watch plasma TV / listen to stereo
All important ice maker in the kitchen for the cocktails
Beach at Pefkos 2 km south of the villa
Melonos boutique hotel restaurant experience at Lindos
View from Acropolis over Lindos Bay
Rhodes Old Town - step back 5 centuries to the world of the Knights Templar
Lindos viewed from the sea
Nearby St Pauls beach viewed from across the bay
Lindos main beach
Outdoor dining under shade of pergola
Evening dining at Philosophia at Pefkos 2 km south
At the Acropolis above Lindos
Lindos in the distance - old whitewash houses , ancient Acropolis above
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6 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Lindos, Rhodes, Dodecanese, South Aegean

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Guy M
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“A lovely Villa and great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We stayed as a family with 4 very young children (0-6) and the set up was very good. The villa has lots of space and is nicely furnished. The view is very special and it is easy to keep small children entertained. Julian and Rosie have made an effort to make the experience good and their recommendations for places to go are a must. We tried restaurants ourselves and it is very hit and miss but their places were excellent. Overall it is very similar to its presentation on the website and that is rare! One point we really want to make is about the villa manager -Alex. She is a lovely and welcoming person who makes a big effort to help your holiday. So much more than you expect in a villa. We had a good time and we'd recommend it. Guy, Nicola and assorted.

4 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 1 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
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4 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
4 of 5 bubbles Service
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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mollydoos
Yorkshire
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3 reviews
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“Lovely villa, shame about the hired help.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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After reading all the good reviews I was very dissapointed so felt compelled to give our experience.
Would definatley visit Lindos again as the island is beautiful but would not stay at this Villa. After 9 hours travelling arriving at the villa at 2am local time we were very frustrated to find the cots for our 1 year old twins were not set up and after 45 minutes of searching eventually found them hidden in wardrobes on different levels! quite stressful considering I had sent numerous emails to the owner previous to our arrival.
The villa itself is nice looking but not very clean as our children were black after 10 minutes of crawling on the floor, also the pool is not child friendly at all, no shallow areas for children to paddle and the surrounding tiles are very very slippery when wet.
Also we tried to contact the manager Alex many times for various queries as the sound system didnt work and some taps were broken but she never answered her phone and wasnt readily available.
On a positive note towels are provided, there was plenty of poolside toys , the washing machine was a god send and the filtered water in the american fridge freezer was much appreciated.
Overall in my opinion the hired help lets the Villa down.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
5 Jul 2013
I am very surprised as this is the only poor review we have had in 6 years. Alex is a godsend and every other client has reported back positively about her support and helpfulness. She is a lovely lady and not hired help and always goes out of her way. We put all clients in touch with her before arrival so I am unsure why the client didnt request the cots to be made up. I am sorry to hear that the journey to the villa took the client 9 hours and I do sympathise as I would not be in the best frame of mind after that with small children. We have a 3 year old and 6 year old child and we have set the villa up to work for them since they were babies. I cannot see that Alex could reasonably be requested to clean 2000 ft 2 of outside tiles to be medically spotless and have to defend her here as we have never had the slightest issue and we feel indebted to her for running the villa so well
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Brighton, United Kingdom
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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Liked best: The breathtaking views from the pool area
Liked least: The hilly walk to Pefkos!
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Vienna, Virginia
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2012 for a stay in December 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
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Liked best: The high quality of the home and the view; full of amenities; not a typical holiday property
Liked least: Not a big issue, but in the off season you have to search for stores and restaurants that are open
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
23 Dec 2012
We were slightly concerned when you booked to visit in late November as we have never had guests quite so late in the season and are pleased that the weather was good for you and that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you in particular for the kind comments about how well Alex looks after the place - she will be pleased.
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London, United Kingdom
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
23 Dec 2012
Thank you for the kind comments - I wish that I was a better photographer and could capture it properly ! We would be delighted for you to stay again
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Wadhurst, England, United Kingdom
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2012 for a stay in May 2012
4 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
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Liked best: The pool & the view
Liked least: Slippery tiles around the pool were a little dangerous
Travelling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
23 Dec 2012
Thank you . We are very fortunate that Alex looks after the villa so beautifully. You are very welcome to come again - fill it up next year & bring your friends !
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heidigirl...
san antonio, tx
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Villa Athena was a very peaceful, stylish, and comfortable home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012 for a stay in April 2012
1
person found this review helpful

My family travelled to Rhodes 31 March-7 April and had the most beautiful weather. The sun was so warm and it felt like heaven while overlooking the pool and the ocean. We travelled to Lindos almost daily and found the restaurants to be very tasty and the people very friendly. The acropolis was spectacular as well. My children loved the villa and didn't want to leave~ me either! The nearby beaches were beautiful and very peaceful since it was the low season when we travelled. Alex the property manager was kind and most helpful. Having the welcome pack there when we arrived was a very nice touch! She even offered to bring us charcoal if we couldn't find it at the store on the night that we used the outdoor barbecue. Overall, Villa Athena is a place that one would want to visit again and again!

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: The peacefulness of the villa.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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