We went as a couple in August 2014. We had princess room 915 with a private pool and sea view. We read in some reviews that spending a extra buck is worth this special room and indeed we loved it. Some rooms have a private pool but its situated in front of the walking path of the hotel. So in that case you don't have that much privacy. Our room was located at the end of the hotel and we had all the privacy in world. The room was clean and equipped with a bath and shower. This hotel comes also with a free sauna use in the spa center and your own cabana on the beach. They promised us the cabana but when we came on the beach, all the cabanas where used. The staff told us that we had to wait for 30/40 min till somebody leaves.
Some cabana's where reserved with a paper, some where not. Sometimes we felt that some things where not organized that well.
The food: one of our favorites was the 'blue fin'. It's all about fish and they have one meat dish in case your partner doesn't like fish. We really liked the food there.
They had breakfast buffet till 10 am which for people on vacation is to early. Even when our breakfast was included in the price, we keep on spending money for breakfast for room service. As experience travelers we had alloth of hotels who offer later breakfast. (A tip for the manager)
We woke up one time before 10 am to try the breakfast ones. We have to say that it was pretty good and alloth of choice. For example: they make your eggs like you want it, a big variety yoghurts, cereals, fruits, pancakes, pastries, ...
The roomservice was sometimes a HIT or a MISS. For some reason the food tasted good and sometimes was totally different from the restaurant. For example: they offer borsh. It was just a tomato soup from a can. As they described it as a 'RUSSIAN' dish, but borsh has no tomato in it.
We also read in a older review that they put french fries with every dish. You wont believe it but as a Belgium in the end of our trip we where sick of all the french fries:).
The staff: for the reception staff depends from person to person. In general they where helpful and professional. In other cases some gave wrong information about the dress code for dinner and/or breakfast. Sometimes they looked kinda clueless about what's happening in the hotel. For example: closing down the beach at night, It took them about three people to speak with before we got the information that it was for the wild animals. In general this is not a big problem but again here i think the manager needs to follow up his staff.
We really like the cleaning staff who where always happy and friendly. Also we liked the staf who protect the hotel next to the parking. They where always open for a chat.:) They have always a extra staff member called 'BOOBIE'. It is the hotel's dog and we love him!
Entertainment: Every evening they had some shows where nothing really happened. A group was playing some lobby music, or some special dancers where you can look at. We missed some entertainment even in the smallest from ( towels shaping, dance initiations, cocktail making...).
In the end of our trip we noticed they had dance initiations that you can book at the SPA. You pay 15 euro's if you are more than four people. If not you pay 45 euro per person. I think this is very sad for a big hotel to not have offer this service for free. You would connect with other visitors and you just make fun!:)
The hotel has a good staff and the food is good but repetitive.
The hotel is well equipped and is clean. We advise room 915 for all the privacy. We feel like the hotel was a little understaffed. The hotel was a little to quiet for us but that doesn't mean that it is negative. We missed that some small activities weren't organized to connect with other visitors.
De decorations in and around the hotel look amazing.
The WIFI coverage is just bad. We had to call every 2 day's to change the password.
Personal we felt like we paid to much for a hotel of this standards.
This hotel wouldn't let you down and is a good hotel but we believe that the price is only in balance if the manager change up some things and is open for improvements.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxurious beach-front hotel with limitless views to the bright blue of the Aegean Sea, just 1500 meters away from the renowned traditional village of Lindos. Nestled into a cliff side, the hotel blends in magically with its Lindian surroundings and enjoys breathtaking views of the Aegean. The private-like beach, in front of the hotel, stretches to a length of 200m, and although rocky in nature, its crystal clear turquoise waters are easily accessible through wooden decks and panels. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aquagrand Exclusive Deluxe Hotel Lindos
- AquaGrand Exclusive Deluxe Resort Lindos, Rhodes