We have just returned from our 3rd visit to the Lindos Mare, over the past 3 years , and as each time previously it has been a wonderfully relaxing time and just what a holiday should be. we were therefore surprised to read some of the negative comments about the hotel recently posted on here by some writers.
From entering the doors of reception on arrival to leaving on our last night all was a pleasure and delight, and we were very sad to leave - tears were shed!
Every member of staff is courteous and polite and will help in any way they can if you have any queries, there are too many kindnesses to mention , many guests are return visitors time and again, which says so much about a hotel , and all returning guests are treated like old friends by the staff who all genuinely appear happy in their work , this also includes the student trainees from hospitality colleges who are receiving training from The Best ! ( Mr Savvas, Mr Michaelis, Dimitris and their brilliant teams!!)
Each time we have visited, there has been something new to see, and improvements on what is already excellent - this time the beautifully appointed Estia outdoor terrace to augment and extend the dining room is a joy to see and use. The stunning views of Vliha bay across to Kalathos and Haraki can be enjoyed without visual interruption both morning and evening and this has made the inside tables less crowded.
The food is excellent , beautifully displayed and presented, with the widest choices imaginable, including child foods if needed, Heathy eating, Diabetic foods, Lacto and Ovo Vegan and Vegetarian and Gluten free meals are available. All choices are continually restocked even at 10 minutes to end of service so there was never any lack of supply - additionally if you required any specific meals the staff will endeavour to arrange this. As for queues outside the restaurant it was mainly for the outside terrace and was never for more than a few minutes! And during this time Mr Michaelis keeps the queue entertained.
I would argue that in a hotel of this calibre with this amount of kitchen staff you will never be served with frozen chips as one writer complained!
We booked independently and arrived late at night to be advised that since we had unfortunately missed our meal that evening we could claim a meal on our last night or take another meal at lunchtime in addition to our half board. It is also possible to swap your evening meal to have a lunch option, this can be taken in the a la carte Pelagos restaurant - with excellent attentive silver service care from Dimitris and his team ; or can be taken at the pool bar ; well stocked picnic bag for day trips is also another option!
Our double room was to a high standard, with all amenities that we needed! and was kept scrupulously clean by the discrete cleaners who appear to have a 6th sense of when guests are out as were never knocking on our door to service the room !!
During our stay we went for a look and were shown around the Lindos Blu - the Mare's 5star sister hotel next door - which was impressive and well designed but not really where we want to stay, and we shall be returning to the Mare again in the near future!
One final comment: I would echo the comment of the Manager Mr Tougounzoglou , if people wish to criticise or have a complaint they should say something at that time and then someone will be able to help them and address or rectify their issues. Don't wait until you get back and make complaints and petty comments , as the hotels main aim is for guests to enjoy and have a happy time there, and they will do their utmost to make things right!
- Also Known As:
- Lindos Mare Hotel Rhodes
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lindos Mare, is a boutique hotel which is built on many different levels on a sun-kissed hillside with panoramic views of beautiful Vliha Bay, only 2,5 kilometers from the picturesque village of Lindos. A series of lifts, including a cable car, link the complex with the beach front. Recent renovations to all areas of Lindos Mare, together with impeccable service and excellent cuisine , create an atmosphere of discrete luxury and tranquillity in which to enjoy the perfect leisurely holiday. ... more less
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