It's difficult writing this review as we've just come back from a wonderful holiday in Greece. However, I'll try and summarise:
we stayed in a junior suite in the 4th floor of the upper building. We'd heard that the nicer rooms were up here so it was a relief when we checked in and were told to go outside and up the lift! I loved the bathroom. Massive shower and bath. Never used the hair dryer as I bought my own. Bed hard but large. TV could have had more channels but we don't go on holiday to watch TV! Balcony; lovely view but smaller than others in the building. We would have appreciated some drawers in the room and perhaps done drinks in the fridge for an all-in and more hangers would have been nice (5 in each). The water on our first day was never replaced. Nonetheless, the room was lovely :-)
although our bed was made, towels changed and floor mopped each day, our bedding wasn't cleaned throughout the week! We only noticed this because I got some mascara stained on the pillow on the second night and it was still there the day we left, which was a shame. Elsewhere? Good enough. We saw the pool being cleaned every morning but a couple if times we were served drinks in visibly dirty cups (fag ash?!) which again we weren't overjoyed with.
All inclusive food:
Probably our biggest disappointment. It is like a canteen - although a very well run one. I liked the dining room but the food was SO mass produced, and samey. I've never done all inclusive and neither has my partner but I have to admit I did expect a little better! To be fair to the staff they were very diligent in cleaning plates and replenishing food but it was rarely piping hot. Beer was good. Wine appeared to be watered down by the end of the week. Soft drinks were definitely not known brands but nice enough. The whole thing is serve yourself! We did get pool bar food a couple of times and it was okay. Sandwich/baguette was dry, chips okay and toastie too.
All inclusive drink:
LOVELY cocktails (try the lindos white special - yum!). I didn't mind the plastic cocktail type classes but the plastic beakers were a bit much - not something I like my wine served in! All in drinks were only available until 11pm in the pool bars which is also when they closed - so not much to do after then which for us (a couple in our 20s) wasn't fab! We are not the partying sort but an alternative would have been good. The pool bars in themselves weren't the most inviting places as well.
Incidentally the night we enjoyed the most was when it was too windy so the hotel closed the 'bottom pool bar' and opened up the reception bar to all inclusive. Best atmosphere of the hotel so far, so worth the hotel considering if they read this!
it was a bit weird that the upper pool was only waist deep for me (and I'm a shorty!). The downstairs pool was nicer - although always very cold!
can't comment as not a beach fan but looked nice enough and not too far from the hotel.
In a bay next to lindos surrounded by other hotels. Not much to do but buses to lindos (1.80 - but only came down to the hotel once a day, the rest of the time you had to walk up the hill to the main road) and rhodes (5 each way) same in regards to service, every half hour or so. Taxi to lindos was about 12 to get there and 8 to get back.
Both Lindos and Rhodes Old town are fab, definitely worth a visit.
Overall a fab holiday but not sure how much of that was down to the hotel... I guess it was okay to good value for money, as we don't feel cheated, but I also don't feel like we got a 4* experience.
We wouldn't come back to the hotel but WOULD recommend it to others, just perhaps not as a 4*.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- LOCATION ON THE VLYCHA BEACH. About 4 km from the village of Lindos. The Lindos White is set back a little from the beach in the centre of the quiet and secluded Vlycha Bay at sea level and the block with junior suites and family rooms nestles against the hillside with a cable car to whisk you up there if required. The property is surrounded by countryside and only a few minutes walk, 200 meters from the deep blue Aegean sea. The hotel has a dedicated walkway and a stretch of beach with sun-loungers and parasols. Distances: 50 km to Rhodes town/ 45 km to Rhodes airport. ACCOMMODATION & DESCRIPTION LINDOS WHITE hotel & suites is a modern 4 star hotel, with 99 rooms in 3 buildings. The hotel is divided into 3 areas surrounded by lawn / flowers and trees. First area with adult swimming pool, shaded sun-loungers, children’s pool & playground, tennis court and pool/snack bar. Second area with main building, all double/twin rooms, reception with Lobby, TV area & Lobby Bar with open air terrace, our white-on-white restaurant offers buffet meals at breakfast, lunch and dinner, with indoor and outdoor seating next to the relaxing sound of slowly running water surrounding the terrace. Third area are the buildings with junior suites and family rooms, activity pool, children’s pool surrounded by sun-loungers & parasols, pool/snack bar. The colour white, water and flowers are basic elements in the design of the hotel. Double/Twin rooms with option of Garden view or Sea side View, Junior Suites and family rooms with option of Garden view/Pool view or Sea view. All room types with balcony, (some Family rooms with terrace), private bathroom, air condition, safety box, fridge, hair dryer, telephone and satellite TV. Modern decor, all the furniture is kept in elegant white with a few hints of pale green and blue. 1 adult swimming pool 1 activity pool 2 separate children’s pool 2 Pool/snack bars 2 sun decks with shaded area / umbrellas and sun beds Paid Options: • Lobby bar (open 24 hours) • Safe deposit box in the room • Wi-fi in the room • Tennis court • Beach area: Parasols & Sun beds • water sports are available for hire ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lindos White Hotel And Suites Rhodes/Vlycha, Greece