FIRST THE GOOD STUFF:
I’ve lived, worked and visited in Lindos off and on for the last 12 years and can tell you that these apartments are in a fantastic location, less than 1 minute from the main square which takes you into the village & also has taxis and a bus. 30 seconds away from the pathway to the Main Beach. Great views of the village, acropolis and beaches if you're lucky enough to get a room at the bottom. The size of the rooms are fine for 2 people. There is a 2 ring cooker, a decent enough fridge and enough wardrobe and cupboard space for 2. There seemed to be enough cutlery, plates, cups and glasses for 2 although I wouldn’t touch any of it without disinfecting it (which I’ll go into next.)
Can’t recommend Dionysos restaurant enough, it’s great, and also PALS bar which is owned by the loveliest couple who create a great atmosphere every night. (Both in the middle of the village).
NOW THE BAD STUFF:
Buy your own cleaning fluids, sponges and cloths, and then borrow the cleaners broom and mop as there's absolutely no point letting her do it. I don't mind having to wipe down a few surfaces on my first day of a holiday, but seriously, these apartments need a deep clean, they are suffering from many years of neglect by the incompetent cleaner and whoever takes care of maintenance. I've been to these apartments twice, and to Sun Studios twice (where the same cleaner works), and it's the same there too.
I must REALLY love Lindos, Rhodes to put up with this seriously substandard level of maintenance and cleaning. I keep booking with Olympic twice every year only because they run the majority of the village accommodation within Lindos and I don't want to stay outside of the actual village. The location of Afroditi is one of the best in Lindos. Accommodation in Lindos is always described as 'basic' by Olympic, and I can do basic, I only need a toilet, shower and bed.
BASIC however, doesn't begin to describe the level of cleanliness and maintenance in Afroditi apartments. Mouldy rotten wood on all of the wooden bed legs, bottoms of cupboards and doors. A huge chunk rotted away at the bottom of the dressing table from where the wood has sat in the cleaner's filthy mop water which she leaves swilling around on the floor every day. I actually had to balance the dressing table against the wall as it couldn't stay upright with a chunk of leg missing. The bathroom door was damp, warped and rotting from the bottom upwards and no longer fits the doorframe. As is common with Lindos showers, the drain is not dipped which means the shower water doesn’t drain away and just sits on the floor.
Filth being 'moved around' with a dirty mop every day by the so called cleaner - the same one who 'cleans' many of the different Olympic run apartments in Lindos to the same absolutely filthy standard.
Her version of cleaning the sink and shower is the spray some cleaning fluid on it for 2 minutes and then spray it away with the shower head. That’s it, no sponge, no wiping, no cleaning.
I LOVE Lindos, and have nothing against the cleaning lady personally, we’ve spent several weeks with her as our cleaner but let's get real, she just does not clean. She changes sheets and replaces towels, but she does NOT clean. She really must be replaced and some basic maintenance needs to be done on the Afroditi apartments. I'd love to bring friends along on holiday to show them Lindos, but I CANNOT bring friends into these filth buckets, they'd be disgusted. All it would take is a different cleaner who actually cleans, and a small amount of basic maintenance and then I would be able to say that Olympic have the best apartments in Lindos.
The location of these apartments are perfect, but EVERYONE who I speak to each time I go there complains about the cleaner being useless. Every year I go, and every year she is there, moving the dirt around again in a number of Olympic apartments. Olympic PLEASE replace her.
2 Stars represents the facilities of the accommodation – It should not represent the cleanliness. Everyone should be able to expect cleanliness however basic the apartments are.
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