Just returned from a 2 week trip to the Lambis Studios in Lindos.
We are two thirty somethings with no kids and shared a large lovely apartment overlooking the pool. Whilst the apartments were some of the best we have had in Greece we felt that every thing else was far too expensive for a self catering holiday.
People might say that the Euro rate had something to do with it but this place would have been expensive anyway.
Things that really niggled us:
You have to pay £50 Euros per Week for Air Con - and you need it.
You have to pay £10 Euros per week for the safe.
The Bar is expensive and even a game of pool is £2 Euros
£2 Euros seems to be our 50p in Lindos
The hotel was quite empty and we noticed not many people ate around the pool in the bar or played pool or even used the pool so you will always get a sunbed.
The hotel owner has done a lot to this place but you need to specify a top floor room over the pool if you want a view. There are cats everywhere and you will be invaded if you don't pre-ask for a top floor apartment.
The rooms are very good. You get two twin beds, loads of storage, Sat TV with about 2 UK channels and UK films at night. Everything was very clean and spacious.
Well Lindos is quite nice. There are lots of old buildings and a wonderful beach but it was the expense that got us again.
The shops are full of tourist stuff and some that you find here. Something that you can get in Matalan for £2.00 would be £30 Euros there.
If you are going self catering then you will more than likely need 20-30 Euros each day just for your breakfast and drinks etc. Cereals are 4 Euros, Marmit is 4.50 and even bread is 3 Euros.
A meal out in Lindos is all more or less the same in the restaurants. We paid 40-50 Euros for two of us each night with half a bottle of wine, starters and Mains. There are not really any cheap places. Even the cafe wants 7 Euros for something simple and small.
Other prices - Cone was 3 Euros, Suntan Cream 16 Euros, Two beds and an umbrella on the beach 8 Euros. Drinks in bar about 10 Euros for two. Bottle of fizz 2-3 euros.
Note about the beach. They don't like you sitting on your own towels at the beach. They will ask you to move under the brick wall at the back of the beach.
Note about the pool. You are not allowed to drink your own drinks or consume own food for health and safety reasons.
We met a lot of couples that had been there for two weeks and everyone was moaning about the Euro rate and the prices. A common estimate for a semi descent 2 weeks for 2 adults was about £1600 pounds. Some families were having to spend double that to get a nice holiday.
The apartments are great. Lindos is great. The Airport was fab. Just the prices were too much and you constantly felt as tho there were taking the p**s out of you.
My advice would be to go to Pefkos which is just down the road and i hear was a lot cheaper for everything.
Temperature said it was about 27-30c. It was actually about 42-45 during the day and 30c at night. You will need mossy spray and loads of suntan cream.
Walk to beach.
The walk to the beack was actually ok. It takes approx 5 minutes to get to the hill in Lindos and there is a free bus every 5 minutes. It would only take another 5 minutes to get to beach but it is nice to get the bus back in the afternoon.
There are huge amounts of fish in the sea and it is very shallow so great for kids.
We saw, donkeys, goats, sheep, mongoose, large lizards, weird bugs and huge spiders.
The apartments are great.
Food is ok but overpriced
Self Catering is Expensive
Weather is fab
Great for Kids (if you have the money)
We would go back but would go to one of the all inclusives to get more for our money.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Jet2Holidays , Booking.com, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Bookgreece.com, Traveltool, S.L.U., LoveHolidays, Odigeo, Priceline, Travel Republic (UK), Evoline ltd, HotelQuickly and Cancelon so you can book your Lambis Studios reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Lambis Studios Lindos, Rhodes
- Lambis Studios Hotel Lindos