This was our 14th trip to the Lindos View and our second time there in 2013. It's a lovely place, located above the village of Lindos on the main east coast road running down Rhodes, around ten minutes walk downhill to the village but rather longer to get back as it is all uphill - you may wish to get a taxi back from the village.
The site is large with a beautiful reception building, two swimming pools, and eight accommodation blocks holding just under 90 rooms in total. The blocks are all two or three storeys high and there are no lifts, so be ready for stairs if you've asked for a high floor. Not all of the rooms have a view of the Acropolis of Lindos, particularly those on lower floors or those in the buildings towards the back of the site, but if this is really important to you you could always email the hotel in advance (as far in advance as possible) and the management will do their best.
Some people have commented on the rooms so I thought I'd add my piece here. The hotel has studios (a single room with bathroom), apartments (a single room divided into two with a glass or wood & glass partition, plus a bathroom), and duplex apartments (a two-storey room with two beds upstairs, two down, and a bathroom.) Some of the rooms are older than others, some have been refurbished, some have not. Of the blocks the 700 block is the newest, all "normal" apartments, and is located at the back of the site so not many rooms will give you a view of the Acropolis. There are I think four duplex apartments in total, some of which have been refurbished. The studios in the oldest blocks are partially refurbished, but others are not. The three main blocks (500, 600 and 800 - 45 rooms in total) are a mixture of studios and apartments and date back to 2001-2003 or so, and are not refurbished. If you want to see what the rooms look like take a look at the Lindos View website (Google it) and you'll see pictures of the room types - the ones with the wooden furniture are similar to the vast majority of the rooms, whereas the "blue" rooms are either refurbished ones or are in the 700 block. The oldest rooms have dark red furniture. No matter what type of room you have they are all kept spotlessly clean and are well maintained by the staff. Bear in mind that everyone is different - some people love the rooms with the red furniture because they like where they are on the site, or they just like the "feel" of the rooms, whereas some people like the modern look of the refurbished rooms, but others find their "mood lighting", showers in a glass cubicle in the bedroom, and jacuzzis a little unusual for their tastes. Personally I like the rooms with the wooden furniture best - we're all different. Ultimately if you've booked a particular type of room and have specific wishes, email the hotel in advance, but understand that they don't have an infinite supply of each type of room, and if they've all been allocated before you then you may be disappointed. As I said though, the rooms are spotlessly clean, well maintained, and in a lovely site.
The Lindos View is situated in lovely gardens which are constantly being looked after by Spiros and Vasillis, who you'll see rushing around the place cutting the grass, fixing things, and keeping the place tidy. The gardens are beautifully maintained with palm trees and bougainvillea climbing up the walls, and as you walk around you'll catch the smell of rosemary growing by the paths in places. It's a credit to Vasillis and Spiros that the place is so well maintained.
There is also an army of maids who arrive at 6.30 each morning (apart from Sunday - their day off) to clean the reception, then all of the rooms. Bedding and towels are changed regularly, and the maids soon learn your "pattern" as to when you leave your room each day, so you won't get disturbed when you try to sleep in.
In the main building, Alex and Rose are on hand at the reception desk to help you, and at night Manos takes over - it's manned 24 hours a day. There are safe deposit boxes and if you require air conditioning (you probably will) you can hire this on a weekly basis. The hotel also has a 24 hour bar, and a restaurant during the evenings. Regular entertainment is provided - a Greek night every second Monday, a singer / comedian each Tuesday, a barbecue and karaoke on Thursday, and on Sunday there is karaoke. Some people have complained on here about there being too much karaoke but it is two nights a week and nobody forces you to attend.
There's only one thing that spoils the Lindos View and sadly it's the guests. The hotel attracts a lot of large groups who are going to weddings, and they take over the place. When we went to the Lindos View in August there was one large wedding party which grew and grew over the course of two or three changeover days. They would go to the pool at around 7AM and claim a huge swathe of sunbeds for themselves, putting towels, lilos, shirts and the like onto the beds before disappearing again, and for much of the day several of those beds were unoccupied - they had claimed them seemingly "in case" they wanted to use them. Some days they would claim fifteen or sixteen beds but only ten people would turn up to use them, so for the rest of the day the remaining beds were unavailable for others to use them, which is frankly selfish. If anyone dared to sit near to them or in an area they had been in the day before they were glared at and snide remarks were made. Over the years this has happened more and more, and many of the couples and small family groups who previously stayed at the Lindos View seem to be staying elsewhere in Lindos now, apparently feeling pushed out by these huge parties.
Wedding parties aside, the Lindos View is a wonderful place and personally I wouldn't stay anywhere else when I go to Rhodes. In fact, whenever I stay elsewhere in Greece on other holidays I always ask myself how the place I'm in compares to the View, and so far nowhere else has come close. For me it's unbeatable.
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- Also Known As:
- View Apartments Lindos
- View Apartments Hotel Lindos
- Hotel Lindos View Rhodes