We stayed at Avra for a week during late October. We had room 9 which is located in the larger block over Panos' taverna/bar right on the main beach. We had a fabulous view as no.9 is situated at the end of a long shared terrace and overlooks the sea with the Acropolis located to the right - we were very happy with the views to say the least!!!
The accomodation itself consisted of 2 beds within a room containing the kitchenette area and table and then a second room with a further 2 beds with the bathroom off this room. When we arrived the fridge had been defrosted and water had leaked onto the floor, however Kelly the Olympic rep was very helpful. Once I turned the fridge back up, it was fine. Kitchen equipment was a bit random & basic as per usual in Greek s/c apartments but everything was clean. Beds were fine, mattresses were good, ours looked pretty new. Linen was clean but a little tired looking and both hand & bath towels provided. Bathroom was pretty pokey and dark, a few of the fittings again were looking tired and needing replacing. Hand shower, shower tray and shower curtain had all seen better days. Hot water took a long time to come through but when it did it was scorching!!! This might not be the case in high season however, there was only a handful of people in our block so it was fine this time of year.
Maria was our very friendly maid, cleaned everyday except Sunday as is the norm. Linen changed once.
As it was quiet, I took my chance to look at the other apartments which all seemed to vary in size and layout - some being mezzanine style i.e with beds on a wooden platform accessed by steep wooden staircase. Below us were some studios probably for 2-3, these are the ones that look directly onto a wall and have a little terrace in front of each one, I would not be so keen to have one of these but you are so close to the beach that you could just escape there if you wanted to. There are a further 2 blocks A & B which are set back. Again I think there are studios on the lower floors which have a terrace outside each room, some are shared. The higher floor apartment sare better with balconies, I looked at B5 as it was being cleaned ready for new people and this looked good, block B is the last block. I also believe that there are 2 apartments for up to 4 above next door taverna Nefeli.
This location is very peaceful at night, well it was in October anyhow, it took us about 10mins to walk into the village each night. We personally did not find the hill that bad (we live in Bath where there are hills everywhere!!), our previous Greek holiday was in Lourdas, Kefalonia and OMG the hill there is steep, Lindos was nothing compared to that!!!
I would recommend this place primarily for the location, it is great, the apartments are quite basic and could do with updating, but we found them totally adequateand acceptable for our needs. I will add some photos soon to show the overall picture!
- Also Known As:
- Avra Apartments Hotel Lindos
- Avra Apartments Lindos, Rhodes