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Melenos Lindos Hotel
Ranked #3 of 33 Hotels in Lindos
Certificate of Excellence
Munich, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A hotel with excellent service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2012

It is a very comfortable hotel, with wonderfull breakfast (very nice kittens) and excellent service. The interior of the rooms is unusual but stylish and comfortable.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Caradhras
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Victoria
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50 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2011

Our booking at ML was to be our "luxury" part of our 10 week European trip from April to June 2010. We loved every minute of it. We even stayed an extra night because of the strikes in Athens and were given a generous late checkout so we could make the most of it. Our room was lovely and the dining area and food fantastic. Best of all was the staff. They were so friendly and helpful. Maria, the manager came to us the night before we were to leave to let us know that there was a strike at Athens airport therefore we couldn't fly back. She asked us whether we would like to stay on or book another hotel. Even though it was more expensive than most hotels it was well worth it. Maria even had our new tickets brought to the hotel which meant we didn't have to drive all the way to Rhodes airport. Whilst having a pool would have been nice, the beach is a short walk and everything else made up for it. Make sure you go for a walk out to the peninsula directly opposite and don't miss the sunrising from below the Acropolis!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Lisa B
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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2011

We stayed at the Melenos Lindos for 3 nights in early November and found it to be one of the most memorable and enjoyable trips in Europe. The hotel was absolutely beautiful, both the splendid views of the ocean and the interior decorations and style. We were there after the tourist season had ended, which allowed us nearly the entire beach to ourselves. For those that want a relaxing time with family and friends, this is the definitely the best time of the year to go. The best part of the experience was the wonderful food we enjoyed. From a leisurely breakfast with delicious coffee pastries, and yogurt to wonderful multi-course dinners, the food was a treat. I even got to enjoy a two hour cooking lesson with their head chef, learning some incredible dishes to wow my friends back home. I would highly recommend the Melenos Lindos for anyone looking for a relaxing yet elegant vacation.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Paul S
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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2011

We have just returned from an amazing stay at the Melenos Lindos, thanks so much to the owner Michalis and his kind hearted & hard working team! We know Rhodes well and always visit Lindos either at the start or end of the season. End of Oct especially really is the perfect time to savour the delights of what is one of the most idyllic places in all of Greece.

Like Goa20 who posts before me I am at a loss as to the prior contributor's (Gabriel9999) comments! She must live on a different planet to rest of us and clearly has no idea about the Greek islands. I am sorry but I find the way she refers to Greeks as utterly offensive and extremely small minded. To make such generalised & derogatory referrals to all Greeks is just astonishing. She paints a picture of someone who would rather be locked within the confines of an all inclusive resort, well away from ‘real world’ reality! I am sure others will also be saddened and offended at her foul language (use of the word c**p). I also cannot believe her small minded comment about ‘as for Greece itself, we won’t be back’. My goodness, I don’t care for certain places in USA and Canada but if I had adopted the same childish attitude as her then I would not return year on year to such places, countries I dearly love!

We were at the Melenos at exactly the same time and can confidently say that the quality of the food is unbeatable, in fact I would go as far as to say that the breakfasts were the best we have had anywhere and my comparison takes into account dozens of top notch 5 star establishments in the USA, Australia, Dubai and Malaysia! Additionally Melenos Lindos would not be ranked No. 2 by so many contributors if any of what Gabriel9999 says is correct! Neither would the Melenos Restaurant be separately ranked so high among all the restaurants in Lindos.

There were many restaurants open in Lindos at the end of October and I can confirm that we had the pleasure of eating at Stefany’s, Ambrosia, Dionysos, Arhontiko, Skala, Mare Mare, and Traditional House. However Melenos Lindos was the restaurant we kept going back to! Having visited Lindos in peak season I can whole heartedly recommend visiting right at the very end of the season. There is so much to do on Rhodes, we hired a car and explored all along the west coast and saw the best sunset we have seen anywhere in the world at Monolithos!

Keep up your great work Melenos Lindos, you have a magical offering and am amazing product. Please don’t let one negative review in the last two years sadden you. Instead focus on the 120+ other people who like me cannot sing your praises enough! We will be back next year for sure. Thanks again.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank JimSouthUK
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new york
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24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2011

We just got back from a 3 night stay at the Melenos Lindos and I strongly disagree with gabriel9999- we thought t was bliss! It's probably not a place for families, but as a couple, we found it romantic and private. The hotel itself is absolutely beautiful, with wonderful little details like fresh flowers in the bathroom, Korres beauty products, and local cotton bathrobes to wear. The breakfast was our favorite part! I found the food to be wonderful. Yes, I wouldnt come if you dont like cats- they are will gather around your table to be fed, but if you are a cat lover, this is reason enough to visit! 3 days will more than do you as Lindos is the only part of Rhodes worth seeing-- the rest of the island is quite developed and ugly, and Rodos itself is filled with American cruise ship tourists and cheap souvenirs. But if you can get a well-priced package to the Melenos, it's chic and heavenly relaxing! And Lindos is a little gem of an old town.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank goa20
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Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2011

Foremost, I would like to point out that the hotel direction, Maria, flatly lied to us about the conditions in Greece at the end of October/early November. She assured us by phone and email there would be many activities available, such as a water park, sailing, wind surfing, and other sports. In fact, everything is completely closed at this time of year. In fact, it was impossible to even find a restaurant open in Lindos after 14:00 in the afternoon during our visit. Other guests from France staying in the next room had a similar experience.

Also, take care about the unfair cancellation policy of this hotel. When we found that there was very little for our family to do in Lindos or almost anywhere on Rhodes, we wanted to cut short our visit, but found we would have to pay the entire cost. While this might be reasonable during the high season, the place was basically empty during our visit and we found that other hotels on the island do not have have such rules.

Regarding the hotel itself, let me list the negative and positive aspects. I will start by the negative, since for us, it was overall an unpleasant experience:
1. Very mediocre food. More about this below.
2. More than 5 dirty and smelly wild cats running about in the dining rooms, meowing.
3. Inadequate hot water. Shower cut short after around 10 minutes.
4. Blocked drains in the showers - in two different rooms.

Positive aspects:
1. Nicely decorated rooms.
2. Kind and helpful maids.
3. Nice view.
4. Convenient location if you want to visit the Acropolis

More about the foods, since it is unacceptable for a hotel of this price...

Every morning the breakfast consists of frozen supermarket pastries, stale bread, and your choice of Greek yogurt, white toast with process cheese and ham, or an omelet. This seems alright for the first day or two, but soon becomes monotonous if you stay for a week, as we did. Especially since the supermarket pastries come sometimes with a garlic flavor (I can only guess some pan or knife is not cleaned thoroughly in the kitchen). Another day the pasty was still frozen inside. Also, the vegetables in the omelet are always raw, even cold. Then there is an oily chocolate supermarket cake on the side, and some half-rotten, bruised fruits.

The picnic lunch is a total scam. We paid 80 euros to get this for 4 people. It comes very nicely packed up in a big wicker basket, but when you open up the basket expecting a delicious lunch, you find inside, very neatly packed up, nothing except leftovers from breakfast. Same ham and cheese toast, bruised fruits, and oily tasteless chocolate cake.

The dinner is variable. Some dishes, especially meat and fish, are well done in a classic style. My father had a tasty rack of lamb and sea bream. Others need work, like the tomato soup (still cold from the can...), pasta with figs and hot peppers (flavor poorly calibrated, just a bad idea), and shrimp in ouzo sauce (shrimps were off, fishy odor was overpowering).

The house wine is undrinkable and overpriced, sweet and with an off-taste of detergent. You can pick up something better for 4 euros at any little shop in town.

There are much better restaurants in town, such as Amfithea near the square.

As for Greece itself, our family won't be back. The entire island was just a filthy tourist trap.

Greeks don't seem to understand the concept of using a trash can; everywhere you go there is litter and rubbish in profusion, especially the beaches. I even saw a police car chucking garbage out the window! It really spoils the rural beauty.

You can spend a half day visiting the archeological museum in Rhodos, and an hour or so walking around the Lindos Acropolis. Other than that, there isn't much to see besides tourist shops and the usual go-karts, bars, and other tourist crap.

Overall, if you want to go see the Lindos Acropolis, and stay for a night, the Melanos hotel might be acceptable if money is no object. If you want to go someplace tranquil, beautiful and with family activities available, for a weeklong holiday, choose another country and another hotel.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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13 Thank gabriel9999
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2011

As a family of 6 it is often difficult for us to find the ideal accomadations but we found them at Melenos. The walk up the winding streets was like unwrapping a gift and being thrilled and excited about what you find inside. The hospitality was fantastic, we arrived late at night and were surprised to be offered dinner. We were treated to one of the best meals we had in our week in Greece. Breakfast the next morning was yet another wonderful surprise, from the incredible view and atmosphere to the yummy food. Only two nights at Melenos and our children made us promise that we would return and that will be an easy promise to keep.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank ClanTravellers6
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Property: Melenos Lindos Hotel
Address: Lindos 85107, Greece
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Region: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Rhodes > Lindos
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Lindos
#3 Family Hotel in Lindos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Melenos Lindos Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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