My family and I (mom, dad and my brother) just got home from a two-week stay at Lindos Blu. Our expectations for this vacation was REALLY high, as we had booked our trip months ago and during the long wait read countless of good reviews and had seen dozens of wonderful pictures of this hotel. And I must say, after two weeks at Lindos Blu, even though it might come of as a cliché, we just fell completely in love with this hotel.
First of all, the minimalistic, modern and clean design that meets you from the moment you set foot outside the hotel is so delicate and luxurious. The reception, the rooftop bar, the restaurants, the pool area, the spa, the rooms and even the halls, stairs and lifts all are so detailed and beautiful.
Personally we loved the beach, with crystal clear water and soft sand - but this is Greece, and you cannot expect beaches like the ones in the Caribbean. The only thing I would mention as a minus is that the sunbeds here is not of the same quality or comfort as the ones by the pool. But anyways, this is really the best and calmest part of the beach and as always a bit windier than around the pool areas. Getting to the beach is not a problem, and i really do believe you will think it is worth that little walk and lift-ride down to the beach - when you see the beautiful views and surrounding this hotel has up in the hillside.
Because, this hotel really has breathtaking views. It is a seldom sight, and eating your breakfast, lunches and dinners with these kind of surroundings is one of the things that made us fall in love with this hotel.
Another thing that was of excellent quality, was the food. The breakfast is by far the most impressive I have seen – and the buffet even has sparkling wine and canapés. We also ate a lot of lunches at the hotels a la carte restaurant Smeraldo, which has a good choice of both international and local dishes. A tip is to check what the soup of the day is, because they really know how to make mind blowingly good soups.
Usually when in Greece, we love to go out in the evenings and find local taverns or restaurant. But the food at Lindos Blu is really fantastic and much better than the ones we tried in Lindos, so we ended up staying at the hotel most of the nights. The dinners at Smeraldo has a lovely concept, where you get soup or/and starters from an enormous buffet, choose a main course out of three choices, and then pick your desert from another huge buffet. The food is fantastic here, and we never in our two-week stay experienced some kind of repetition in the buffet or main courses.
Five Senses is a gourmet restaurant located at the top of the hotel. The food here is fantastic, and you get the opportunity to taste a lot of different dishes if you order the meze size. This restaurant also has a lobster night at Mondays, which was really fantastic.
But what made us fall so completely in love with this hotel was indeed the staff. Lindos Blu is the first hotel i have ever been to, where every single employee is so happy, accommodating and pleasant, and at the same time so professional and good at what they do. Because, if you set aside the fantastic food, the breathtaking views and the beautiful hotel, the people working there and making all the magic behind the carpet happen are a very important reason for making this stay an unforgettable one.
In the hope that you read this, we have to give a special thank you to Thomas for his funny jokes, good conversations, and excellent breakfast and dinners at Smeraldo, Anastasia for the great lunches and her warm and lovingly personality, Theodosis for his excellent service and cute smile, and especially the great meals he arranged for us at Five Senses, Nikos and his crew for spoiling us away at Smeraldo, and last but not least, Thanasis, who just melted my heart with his beautiful smile.
This was our first stay at Lindos Blu, but will surely not be the last. We will see you again next summer, and the countdown have already started.
Thank you so much for such a lovely and relaxing vacation! This hotel surely got something special that I recommend every curious soul who read this to experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lindos Blu Hotel & Suites, the premiere adult-only luxury hotel of Rhodes, rests on the magnificent hillside of Vlycha Bay. The breathtaking view of the Aegean Sea and the traditionally inspired architecture of the hotel let loose the emotions of our guests. The customized services, provided in a delicate way by our excellently trained personnel, guarantee the indulgence of our visitors’ senses. Along with the historic and cultural elements of our island, our visitors will be overwhelmed with life-long, memorable experiences. Rejuvenate your body and mind at the Indulge Spa & Wellness Center, sip a cup of coffee or quench your thirst at the Allegro - Pool Bar with a cold Cocktail and let your senses guide you through the gourmet trip of the Five Senses Restaurant and the creations of our chef. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lindos Blu Hotel Lindos
- Blu Hotel Lindos
- Lindos Blu Rhodes