Firstly, as a Brit, I'm surprised by some of the negativity towards the fact this hotel didn't have many English-speakers staying. During our week it was the same - large majority Russian and Eastern European, some German/Dutch with only a couple of other British groups. However, in my experience, this only adds to a holiday to enjoy the fact you're abroad. If I wanted to be surrounded by English-speakers I'd stay at home or go to a different kind of seaside resort.
That out of the way, we had a really good stay here. The hotel is in a very small village, surrounding by lovely mountains and with direct access to a private area of a great EU awarded beach. It's certainly quieter than other Greek resorts we'd stayed in before, but we still had four livelier nights out in nearby larger towns that were only a short taxi ride away.
The hotel itself had a unique style and feel, with a variety of different rooms set in a long line down to the beach, with seven pools spread throughout. Because of this layout nowhere was too busy and we were able to get the sunbed spots we wanted every day.
The room was very comfortable, particularly the spa bath which I used a couple of evenings to unwind and read a book.
Food was better than I've experienced at some other all-inclusive resorts, but options in the main buffet restaurant were a little repetitive. It's worth mentioning that they also have three other food options aside from the buffet - Italian, Greek and Arabic style set-menu restaurants - which helped variety. Special mention should go to the excellent breakfast selection and the fresh giros at the beach-side restaurant for lunch.
Staff were friendly enough, although none stood out as particularly memorable or special. Many only spoke basic English, with a preference for more of them to speak Russian or German, which is understandable to cater to their clients.
Evenings at the hotel were sadly a little soulless so I'd recommend a trip outside the hotel to nearby towns. The entertainment was geared almost entirely towards children and families, but to a degree that there was little for adults or couples to enjoy. That said, we recognised that this was predominantly a family hotel and we still had a laugh with the friends we made here.
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- Also Known As:
- Costa Lindia Beach Hotel Lardos
- Costa Lindia Beach Resort Rhodes/Lardos