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“We're just home and this hotel ticks every box and more too! It was like going to heaven!”
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Lindos Blu
Ranked #2 of 30 Hotels in Lindos
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London, United Kingdom
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“We're just home and this hotel ticks every box and more too! It was like going to heaven!”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

There's nowhere to walk, only a small beach at the bottom of the hill, minimal entertainment, yes sorry there's no sun on the balcony at any time, but then it's cool in summer and who cares? We went for a rest, peace and quiet and it was absolutely marvellous! Weather sunshine all day long, an unexpected benefit for October

Everything even better than our expectations - normal double room sleek, beautiful and spotless, lots of clean towels, Korres products, a kettle, DVD/TV and a fridge, architecture extremely skilful, and lots of speedy quiet lifts if you don't like climbing stairs, half board a great idea and exceeded anticipation at every turn. The hotel was brilliantly managed and every member of staff, without exception and at every level, was charming and efficient - a credit to the management (impossible to mention everyone's names but very best of wishes and good luck with the olives for the sweet and smiley Anastasia and much masters' degree success for Carolina). Not only that, but all the staff spoke so highly of the owners and felt they were very well looked after - take a tip employers!

There were even two free yoga lessons during the week which were exceptional, gentle strong and kind teacher, and about which we'd never heard a thing on Trip Advisor nor anywhere else, we'd been given a short face massage voucher each on arrival (sweet and strong and charming Thai lady did it beautifully!), and a bottle of olive oil before we left - and we didn't expect any of it!

Entertainment was a guitar and double bass one night, singing well known songs, and a guitar player another night - lovely to dine to in the candlelight outside overlooking the bay.

We can't speak about Lindos Blu more highly. If you wish a quiet and peaceful holiday where your every whim is taken care of with charm and efficiency, you couldn't go wrong.

I should add we booked through Thomson and the flight and transfers were very efficient.

Well done everyone at Lindos Blu, and our many thanks for a wonderful holiday.

Room Tip: We had a high double room with a splendid view over the bay, but don't believe many/any have sun...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

Upon arrival our suite had been upgraded to one of their best. Aside from the fabulous locale, friendly staff and professional layout we cannot recommend this hotel any higher! We caught a glimpse of the type of suite that we'd booked and would have drawn the same conclusions about the hotel and location regardless, but the upgraded suite definitely was a highlight to indulge in!
We decided to go half board and this was a definite winning option. Breakfast was delicious, extensive and thorough - more than enough to need only complement in the afternoon with a poolside beer and crisps before dinner repeated the range of choice and quality that breakfast offered.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

We booked this hotel based on a lot of TA reviews, they werent wrong. Firstly let me point out the reasons why I didnt give this 5out of 5.
1. Not a lot to do other than stay at the hotel and walking is not really an option as roads have no pavements.
2. Mini bar prices even for a 5 star are a little on the heavy side
3. The beach area of the hotel is a bit shoddy and needs some work to get it up to the rest of the hotel facilities. It also needs to be for residents ONLY and not anyone who decides to show up!


Having said that the hotel in all other respects is first class. The room we had was plenty big enough with an incredible view. There were nice touches every day from little canapes to free bottles of wine. The food is plentiful and of a very high standard.

Now the final point and I say this with total conviction, I have stayed in hotels from San Francisco to Dubai and all over Asia but Lindos Blu without doubt has the best Staff I have ever encountered in a hotel. They are friendly,helpfull and attentive with total sincerity and nothing is too much trouble. Nice touch when leaving was a free room for 45 mins to have a shower and change before the free transfer to the airport.

Please go to this hotel if you want to relax and unwind and be treated like royalty!!

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

Stayed for a week in October 2013. Greeted on arrival (at midnight) by helpful staff and two complimentary glasses of champagne. Taken to our room, a standard double. The room was clean, modern, with a very comfortable bed and a stunning view of the bay. It also had a nice balcony and was efficiently air conditioned. Bathroom was well designed, with complimentary 'Korres' toiletries (a great Greek brand). We had breakfast included and it was fantastic. I particularly enjoyed the fresh fruit. The baker employed by the hotel must be also be a master of his/her craft, some of the best bread I have ever eaten. But what really makes this hotel special is the staff. Nothing was too much trouble, from calling a taxi to getting served in the bar. Readers who have stayed in top quality hotels in Thailand will understand if I say that this is the closest I have ever got to Thai-style hotel service and quality in Europe. We will return.

Room Tip: The hotel is built on the side of a hill, with lift access between levels. We stayed in a room at th...
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

The success and top rating for the Lindos Blu starts and ends with the exceptional service of ALL the staff. They ensure from the moment you arrive until your departure that everything is done for your convenience, comfort and satisfaction. The hotel is seven years old but looks and feels as if it has just been opened. Luxury furnishings and fittings abound whether in the guest rooms or public areas. The building has a unique architecture based on the geography of the site: a rocky outcrop on a headland. The hotel is upside down with the reception at the top level and all services and rooms stretching down to the beach area. Unfortunately this means negotiating four or five lifts down to the pool bar adjacent to a public beach. Any guest wishing to indulge in a bout of serious sun worship will have to visit the beach as there are not enough sunbeds or loungers around the three small pools. Sun bathing on your balcony is a no go, the balconies are in shade the whole day. The breakfast is of an exceptional quality although buffet style however we did hear a couple of US and German couples issuing breakfast orders to the staff. The evening meals are of a high standard but overpriced. We ate most nights in Lindos and had excellent value meals at the famous Maria's restaurant. Although close to Lindos a walk into the town is only possible during the day along a very busy road with no pavement, definitely a negative for us. The one recommendation we would make would be to open the restaurant earlier than 1900hrs to alleviate some of the early congestion which results just after opening time. My wife also suggests decaffeinated coffee and bathroom scales in each room!
Would we go back yes definitely but we would hire a car for the duration and take George's guidance and recommendations for superb local beaches and the best visitors' attractions. The staff were a delight and we hope they all return in April 2014 when the Lindos Blu reopens because without them the hotel would quickly slip down the ratings..

Room Tip: Higher floor rooms have better uninterrupted views over the bay and involve less lift negotiation.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thanasis T, Γενικός Διευθυντής at Lindos Blu, responded to this review, February 26, 2014
Dear Guest ,

Thank you for taking the time to share your kind feedback on TripAdvisor following your recent stay here at Lindos Blu.

I am glad to read that you enjoyed many aspects of your stay and my colleagues could enhance your holiday. It is rewarding and motivating to receive such feedback concerning the hotel staff.
Lindos Blu management as part of the improvements for season 2014 will allocate new areas where our guests can sunbath especially for the period end of September and beginning of October when due to the location and the architecture of the hotel there are less sunny areas around the hotel.

Furthermore we would like to note that we accommodate any food and dietary requirements that people may have and I am sure that this must be what you have noted during your breakfast meals as there was no issuing mentioned during the period of your stay
All your points, regarding the restaurant opening hours, room equipment have been taken into serious consideration and corrective action will be taken, where needed.

Thank you so much for all your comments concerning our hotel staff and for taking the time and trouble to share your feedback with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future.

Kind regards,
Thanasis Tougounzoglou
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

We have just returned from our first visit to Lindos Blu and loved the place, what a fantastic hotel. In some 35 years of travelling i have never met such friendly and efficient staff, the staff only further compliment the Lindos Blu well deserved 5* status. Our room and hotel were spotless and the whole package great value for money. All the other guests we spoke to during our stay further echoed our opinion of this lovely luxury hotel. We will most certainly revisit the Lindos Blu in the very near future.

Room Tip: Kock yourself out trying to find a room with a bad view!!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

We've just returned from our 4th visit to this great hotel. The place itself is looking as good as ever and we never get tired of that amazing view. Fantastic weather, food, drink, relaxation - including free yoga and massage treatment. All this plus an amazing room upgrade in our second week to a double suite with a shared pool - thank you Elena & Katerina. The hotel is ideally placed half an hour walk, from Lindos which we tried for the first time - take care and only advisable during daylight. The local bus service and taxis help get you around the island if you're look to sightsee - Rhodes Town is only an hour away. Nice touch from Thomsons this year with free reserved seats and taxi transfers both part of their A La Carte range. As always we stayed half board and found the food amazing and varied with the only repeat dishes being everyone's favourite desserts. The staff here all gel as a fantastic team 100% focussed on their guests. World class service from Anastasia, Evana, Dan, Valentina, Anna, Erik, Carolina & Thomas. Thank you team Lindos Blu for a fantastic holiday.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Lindos Blu
Address: 46, 5 Km Rhodes - Lindos Avenue, Lindos 851 07, Greece
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Location: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Rhodes > Lindos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Lindos
#1 Green Hotel in Lindos
#1 Spa Hotel in Lindos
#2 Romantic Hotel in Lindos
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Lindos
#7 Family Hotel in Lindos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Lindos Blu 5*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lindos Blu Luxury Hotel & Suites, the premiere adult-only luxury hotel in Rhodes, rests on the magnificent hillside of Vlycha Bay. The breathtaking views and the traditionally inspired architecture of the hotel, form the ideal scenery for a relaxing break. The customized services provided by our superbly trained personnel, guarantee the indulgence of our visitors senses. Rejuvenate your body and mind at the Elixir Spa & Wellness Center, sip a cup of coffee or quench your thirst at the Allegro Pool Bar, enjoy a signature cocktail at Luna Rossa Bar and let your senses guide you through the journey of the Five Senses Gourmet Restaurant and the creations of our executive chef. ... more   less 
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