Before selecting this hotel I looked at all the previous reviews and couldn't believe how many good reviews there were. And they were spot on. If you are looking for a relaxing hassle-free place to stay, this is it! The staff are amazing! Very friendly, nothing is too much trouble, friendly, efficient, welcoming, always available to help and wanting to make your stay as pleasant as possible. The boys who do the 'beach service' deserve a medal. The weather was so hot and they had to climb the steps to and from the bar to the beach numberous times a day,always with a smile and friendly word - they deserve all the tips they get. Food was wonderful - so good I put on 1/2 stone! Fresh and lots of variety. The main restaurant is buffet self service for breakfast and in the evening starter and dessert - main meal is served to table. There is so much choice that I can't believe anyone would struggle. The tables are quite close together but they have been arranged for maximum privacy and I didn't feel anyone was able to listen to our conversation. The restaurant did become busy between 8.30 - 9.00 so you may have to wait 5 mins, but no longer than that. We ate at the Al a Carte restaurant at lunch, the portions are enormous - so be warned. Rooms were spacious and clean and you could have your sheets/towels changed when required. The sea views were amazing. There are 2 pools the main just below reception area which is where most of the families were, but at the time we were there only a few small children(maybe because it was term time). Near the beach is a smaller pool. At no point did we struggle to get a sunbed or see any towels on the beds. Beach had plenty of beds and the sea very shallow so could walk quite far out. As there is a beach service for drinks it was very pleasant. There are a couple of bars just a short walk down the beach - again very friendly and welcoming. The drinks were not expensive and you didn't feel you were being ripped off. There are a few steps in the hotel, but there are also ramps if you have a wheelchair, but probably not the best place if you are in a chair. There are lots of lifts which you manage to get your head round during the first couple of days and the cable car is an novelty. Short taxi journey to Lindo 8 Euros there and 6 Euros back - not sure why it is cheaper on the way back, but everyone was charge the same price. Recommend you eat at a restaurant called Mythos. Tables upstairs and the owner is fantastic character! Offers free shot or dessert to encourage you to return, but the food was good and very reasonable price so would return any way. I wouldn't recommend the Thompson 'lazy day' boat trip. The staff did not speak to you and just pushed past you onboard. They didn't appear to know what they were doing and spent most of the trip shouting at each other. It was crowded and not particularly comfortable. The Thompson rep 'Josephine' got on the bus half way to the bus and managed to introduce herself. Durning the trip she announced that she is not a sun worshipper so would be below deck most of the trip. During the day she asked one side of the boat if they were OK and then later asked the other side. The rest of the time she spent smoking with the crew. The lunch was OK and plenty of it, but again no pleasantries from the crew. In summary - I would recommend this hotel to any couple or family with probably teenage children - I don't think it offers much for very young children. The evening entertainment is geared for the older person, but good! If you have a late flight the hotels offers a room for 1/2 hour to shower and change free of charge.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lindos Mare is a boutique hotel built on many different levels on a sun-kissed hillside with panoramic views of beautiful Vliha Bay, only 2,5 kilometers from the picturesque village of Lindos. A series of lifts, including a cable car, link the complex to the beach front. The recent renovations combined with the existing impeccable service and excellent cuisine, create an atmosphere of discrete luxury and tranquillity resulting in the perfect leisurely holiday. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lindos Mare Hotel Rhodes