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Bel Mare Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lardos 85109, Greece   |  
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Ranked #12 of 14 Hotels in Lardos
Loughborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“hated it stay away”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011

The only thing that was nice is the pool area, all they serve for breakfast is stale sandwhiches, the rooms are very basic dirty and never get cleaned, some of the channels are english to keep you amused if you dont feel like going out there isnt any entertainment just music playing from the bar. This cannot be a 3* at most id say it was a 1*

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2010

Our welcome from the hotel owners son Nikos was genuine and warm despite arriving at 0400. As previously mentioned by reviewers the bathrooms are not the roomiest (hard to get past the sink) but if you can overlook that, its basic and clean set in the sleepy location of Lothiarika (between livelier Pefkos and beautiful 'local' Lardos where you may catch a Greek Wedding). Breakfast is adequate but supermarket opposite sells everything if you don't like bread and ham/cheese or cocoa pops! The pool is excellent and its a short walk to a pebble beach. There are a few good tavernas within easy walking distance (Perikles is a favourite of ours) or catch bus or taxi to Lardos (10 mins) or Pefkos 15 mins ...we liked Valentinas in Lardos. The local buses are great if not always to timetable. Bus stop right outside hotel. 5 Euros to Rhodes Town (90mins) well worth it to walk around the old town. Lindos with donkey ride to the Acropolis is a must (and the donkeys are in excellent condition) - look out for Costa - our favourite donkey man. Minigolf is a 15 min walk from the hotel and great fun for an evening - for less than 20 euros 2 people can play every day of their holiday. Shady and quiet at 6pm - busier later. Hiring a self drive boat from Pefkos (fishing rods and bait optional) also a great adventure! Bus to Prasonisi less frequent and apparantly well worth it but we ran out of time! This hotel suited us down to the ground - different nationalities stay there, and everyone very friendly. A perfect holiday.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2010

All the staff at the Bel Mare were very friendly and helpful. We never actually made it up in time for breakfast but the bar service was great. The rooms are basic but cleaned each day and towels changed. The beds are pretty solid but didn't stop a decent night sleep. Pool clean and welcoming, beach 2 minutes walk - with a lovely breeze. Pefkos and Lardos are a walk away but you can get buses and taxis cheaply.The local, very small, supermarket opposite the hotel is open most hours. All in all a good base for a relaxing holiday.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Orbe, Switzerland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2010

Just come back from one week stay at the Belmare hotel, with 2 children (6 and 11).
The rooms were very basic but clean and eventhough the bathroom was small, I didn't bother us. We were greeted by the same Nykos, very friendly and always taking time to talk to the kids and the whole "village" was this way, very welcoming to children.
The hotel was very quiet (4 rooms at of 50) which we found very strange for this time of year but we made the most of having a "private" pool !
The service at breakfast was rather poor and although you take a more relaxed attitude because you are on holiday and you know they are more laid back, I found that they got a bit confortable with the fact that it was quiet.
I felt safe in the area and there was never any trouble. The beach was a short walk from the hotel and was clean with gorgeous view of the bay.
If you want something small and "family" like instead of a huge complex of 500 rooms then this is the place for you !

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Swindon
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2009

I have just come back from a week at the Bel Mare hotel in lardos, Rhodes with my fiance, We had a fantastic holiday and neither of us were ready to come home. The hotel is in an idylic setting, a small place called Lothiarika, about 2km from Lardos (20 minute walk) and Pefkos. The gorgeous sandy beach was a two minute walk from the hotel. When arriving at the Bel Mare very early in the morning, we received a very warm welcome from Nicos, the son of the owner.

The rooms were basic but clean with twin beds. Each room has an air conditioning unit at a cost of 7Euros per day. The rooms were cleaned every day except for Sunday although the towels and bed linen were only changed twice in the week that we were there, the first time being the day after we arrived.
The bathrooms let the rooms down. They were very small with a huge sink which only just allowed the door to shut, leaving little floor space. The bath was obviously a dated fawn colour, and had been painted over with white paint???? which had started to chip and you could see the drip marks from the paint. The bath was fine to stand in for the shower, but I wouldn't have fancied taking a bath. The shower was a hand held shower that did fit onto a small hook on the wall, but when on the hook just faced the wall so it was easier to just hold it. The toilet seat didn't really fit and the toilet itself looked like it needed a good clean.

The hotel was quiet in the evening with the sounds from the pool bar (open as long as people wanted it) not carrying to the rooms. However the walls are quite thin and we were able to hear someone talking loudly on the balcony of the room next door.
The pool area for the hotel was lovely, very clean with plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas and a lovely view of the hotel . There is a poolside bar with a shaded area to sit and eat/drink. The pool bar didn't really serve food but they did provide pizzas which were very good.

The hotel is owned and run by the ex mayor of Lardos and his two sons who are all very friendly and approachable. The two sons especially were very friendly and made a point of chatting to the guests and getting to know them by name.
The hotel offers a continental breakfast which was the same every day, coffee, bread roll with a selection of ham and cheese, and jams and marmalade. Some days a glass of orange squash was also brought but some days it wasn't. Breakfast was served from the pool bar.

I felt the hotel to be a very safe place although we did discover two days before the end of the holiday that when our room was locked, a hard push to the door was enough to open it. However, we didn't feel the need to change rooms that late into our holiday and didn't worry about our safety or that of our belongings.
I found the Bel Mare a very friendly, safe and attractive hotel and would definately stay there again if I were to go back to Rhodes. Talking to George (the owner) we found that they are planning to spend the winter doing the hotel up, especially the lobby where there is a restaurant set up but never used, and updating the rooms. The Bel Mare has the grounds and the potential to be a first class hotel.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Lardos 85109, Greece
Location: Greece > Dodecanese > Rhodes > Lardos
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 14 Hotels in Lardos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bel Mare Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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