.......we have come to the conclusion that it depends on the room that you get. We booked a sea view and the first room that we were given had nothing of the kind and the balconies had no real partitions for any privacy. The second room that we got had a partial sea view at a stretch and the third room that we got had a splendid one but the evening sewage smell and cockroach invasion meant we had to go out every night BUT.......we had a fantastic time. We are not serial moaners so we got on with having fun. It simply comes down to whether or not you got a refurbished room or not and we didn't. The problem is that from the reviews that we had read, our expectations were raised very high but the rooms that we got were very bland and tired and so were a lot of things really. The pool area need a bit of an overhaul and even the beach was a little tatty. The redeeming feature were of course the staff. They were absolutely lovely and very attentive. The dining areas and the food were very good and we were also lucky with our fellow holiday makers.
During our second week we asked the Thomson rep to find us a room as the night time smell that decended became overwhelming. Regretfully, it seems nothing was done so we braved it out. But then, at the end of the holiday the reception staff asked us why we didn't accept the room that the Thomson rep had arranged for us in Position "A" at the very top of the hotel? The problem was that the rep never told us!! We were a little bit angry with the rep at this point but she was never to be seen again. Hey ho. Some you win and some you lose.
We managed to have a great time but we always tend to. Regretfully we will not be returning.
If you are going to Hotel Lindos Mare then avoid the lower room area around # 523 Or take your gas mask and cockroach wacker!!
Also, take a hair dryer!!!
P.S. As with the previous review.........the Beatles tripute band were sensational.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lindos Mare: relaxing, elegant & welcoming Built into hillside terraces with panoramic views over beautiful Vlicha Bay, just 2.5 kilometres from the picturesque village of Lindos. A series of lifts, including a cable car, link the hotel to the beach. Undoubtedly one of Rhodes’ most treasured retreats, the elegant Lindos Mare is a place to unwind to the slow rhythm of island life. Recent renovations to all areas, together with impeccable service and excellent cuisine, create an atmosphere of elegance and tranquillity in which to enjoy the perfect relaxing holiday. It’s no wonder that many guests return year after year. ... more less
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