We stayed at the Lydia Maris from 2nd-16th October.On arrival we were shown straight to our room which was 504 middle level over looking the garden this turned out to be a nice quiet spot with the late sun on our balcony which was a bonus(the temp hit the 30's while we were there).The room itself had twin beds a nice bathroom and a good size wardrobes .The cleaners were very efficient and we were left clean towels every day.There was a safety deposit box which cost us 24 euros for the fornight which was very good value in comparison to other hotels.
The food was very good and what I would call 'mediterranean' as well as plenty to suit the English palate (bacon/egg/toast/ plus for breakfast and roast dinners/salads at lunch and evening if nothing else suited). We met some lovely people who said they just liked basic food but even they said that there was always something that they enjoyed, and whatever we had was beautifully cooked.
The staff were all great apart from the daytime barman in the pool bar who made me feel like I was putting him out just by asking for a drink(he never smiled) and the inside evening bar manager was more interested in singing and dancing than serving.
The only part of the hotel that was a let down was the pool area it was very small for the size of the hotel and with the rooms around the pool it felt claustraphobic it must be a nightmare in the summer when the hotel is full.
We were surprised how pretty kolymbia is we found a lovely walk over the hill/cliff with views over the 3 bays it was stunning.The beaches also looked very well cared for.
There is a good bus service to Rhodes town and Lindos which is cheap and well worth using if you are wanting to sightsee.
The bar up the road from the hotel was very popular if you wanted to watch football there were always a choice of matches on and if they didn't have what you wanted to drink then they would go and find it for you.There are also a good variety of shops if you require retail therapy.
A good holiday but I'm not sure that we would return to this hotel.
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- Also Known As:
- Lydia Maris Hotel Kolimbia
- Lydia Maris Kolimbia
- Lydia Maris Resort & Spa Rhodes, Greece