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Melenos Lindos Hotel
Ranked #3 of 33 Hotels in Lindos
Certificate of Excellence
Pavia, Italy
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“return to Melenos”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

This summer we decided to return to Melenos after two years for two reasons: we found no other convincing proposals and our first holiday in Lindos had left us some magnificient memories. It was the best choice we ever made and our expectations have still a good confirmation. The hotel was still there, beautifully set in the ruins of the acropolis of Lindos and the turquoise sea, in the countryside of the thousands of plants and flowers that decorate the terraces ( there is a gardener who takes care of them all day, every day...).We stayed in a suite other than last time, always very richly furnished with elegant fabrics and objects, the fruit of love for beauty and for antiques of the owner, Mr.Michalis. The suites are so beautiful that evenig, afetr the sea or after the dinner, do not wait to go back, to relax on the confortables sofas or to wacth the sky and the sea from the chairs on the terraces, with only the soundtrack of crickets! The staff is always friendly and efficient: the receptionists, the waiters at the restaurant, the room service ladie are always ready to fulfill the desires of customers and Michalis and his family treated us like friends of the family, so that it seemed that there had never gone! My son cried when we left and now, many weeks after returnig home, we feel the nostalgia of all of them.
Thanks for all and a special greating to Afroditis and Pericles by Francesco

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Melenos, Front Office Manager at Melenos Lindos Hotel, responded to this review, September 13, 2012
Francesco we miss you too lovely boy!!
Fantastc family , fantastic guests!! Thank you for choosing Melenos for your stay , thank you for your assistance when we needed it , thank you for being Friends!!
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

We are frequent travelers and based on our experiences, we found a jewell. The place is fantastic, great hospitality, great food, great accommodations, superb view. I really recommend this hotel for couples and for families.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Melenos, Front Office Manager at Melenos Lindos Hotel, responded to this review, September 13, 2012
So many thanks!!! Melenos is a treasure for special guests!!
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

One of the best things in life are happy surprises. They are however rare if you travel to major turistic parts of Greece like Rodes. And yet we found the most charming and wonderful dream of a small hotel in Lindos town. In the outskirts of town (one elongated turist trap) Mr. Melenos has outlived his dream of creating this small hotel, an orgy in good taste, beautiful designs, excotic plants and friendly personal service. Our only complaint is that we could have saved renting a car for a week since we never wished to move away from this marvelous spot once there. It has taken 15 year of preperations but we are greatfull that he had the vision and energy to create such a wonderful paradise in order to share it with the rest of us.
Two things needs to be mentioned separately,the hotel and the food.
The hotel is small with only 12 suites - which gives you a feeling of staying in a private home. The layout of the hotel is like a village in the village og Lindos with small square, plants and staircases leading to the different terreases, restaurants and suites. It is decorated in a chic boheamina style with focus on craftmanship from Greece and Turkey. All very elegant, but in a understated way - never vulgar or flashy but authentic all the way through.There is no swimmingpool but access to a nice beach just below the hotel so if you are not addicted to chloridated water you should be OK. Secondly the food.It is not always easy to find interesting food in Greece although the salat is fine for some days.In Melenos the food is exellent.We had all our meals at the hotel although that was not planned we simply liked it so much!
The question is if you should share a germ like this or keep it for yourself? We have elected to share this and hope you will be as pleasantly surprised as we were.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Melenos, Front Office Manager at Melenos Lindos Hotel, responded to this review, September 13, 2012
It is a pleasure for us to find out that we have surprised you in a good way!!
And very excited that this comment comes from you so long after your departure.That means that the Melenos feelling is very well kept and will treasure your moments at Melenos.You are always more than welcome and we will happy to see you back!!!
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

This summer we spent our time in Lindos at a beach villa but ate most nights of our three week stay at Melenos. Having been hotel guests and diners in previous years, Michalis and his courteous, friendly staff welcomed us as always with warmth. The warmth is not only reserved for old friends, any newcomer would immediately feel comfortable as they were glided to their most beautifully set table under a canopy illuminated by wonderful lanterns and candlelit tables. The subtlety of the lighting enhances the views of Lindos Bay, the Acropolis and the stars to maximum effect. Whichever way you look the view is simply stunning. The quality of the food is exceptional, the flavours that the chef has created are to die for, we would discuss what we were going to eat for dinner somewhere mid afternoon! The attention to detail of presentation is so creative and the tableware is most unusual. The garden dining room in contrast has a roof canopy of vines, heavily laden with bunches of grapes. We have also been diners indoors during the autumn season last year where the dining room is richly influenced in Turkish style with so many interesting pieces.
The bouillabaisse was a real autumn warmer. If ever you are in Lindos and want a magical location with the best food in the village you simply must visit Michalis,the prime mentor for this fabulous creation, and his special team. I know we will again and again.

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melenos, Front Office Manager at Melenos Lindos Hotel, responded to this review, September 13, 2012
Thank you for choosing Melenos Lindos for your dining.Thank you for your lovely comments !!
You can always count yourselves as our friend / guests!! Wishes for a stressfree winter and for a more beautifull summers to come!
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

I am a frequent international traveler. Based on my experiences, I have discovered that the most challenging thing to create for a guest is a place that has character, that has a genuine feel of the village, town or city you are visiting. And above all, a place that is comfortable and makes you feel at home. I stayed in 5 hotels while in Greece for two weeks and Melenos Lindos was the most memorable place. Our Greek friends in Athens and Chania all said, this is the best place to stay on the island of Rodos. And it was.

Amidst the bustling, crowded streets of Lindos, Melenos Lindos was an oasis, a small haven you could relax in the shade, surrounded by absolutely beautiful gardens, flowers, plants and views. Our room was very tastefully decorated with antiques and gorgeous pieces. The bathroom was spacious, had lovely bath products and was plentiful with the towels (beach and bath). Being here inspired me to want to re-create my own gardens back home in NY and re-decorate my entire apartment!

The staff was wonderfully accomodating and personal. My 5 year old daughter Alexandra loved the place, found another lovely young girl named Eva staying at the hotel to play with and we are forever grateful to the staff that always made sure she was happy and well taken care of.

My husband had suffered from some heat exhuation (as the summer temperatures in Greece were quite high this year) and the owner, Mr. Melenos personally visited him and he and the staff helped called a physician to ensure he was ok. No hotel I have ever stayed at (even 5 star hotels) have ever provided this type of personal attention.

The meals at this place were my favorite. Breakfast was a beautiful experience on the garden terrace, basket of different breads, fresh juices and the rest (eggs, yogurt, omelettes, etc.) you could order as much or as little as you wanted.. we loved waking up every morning for it! Lunch always delicious, chicken souvlaki was excellent and dinner, only the freshest ingredients are used in their modern Greek cuisine with the grilled sea bream being my favorite. This is by far the top and only place to eat in all of Lindos.

Melenos Lindos is an upscale small boutique hotel that has a more intimate, personable level accomdation. You are more like a guest that was invited to spend the week at a friend's luxurious family villa on the Greek islands. Those who dont seek this type of experience, and demand round the clock services won't properly appreciate the advantages of Melenos Lindos and are better off at a 4 or 5 star resort outside of town.

Thank you Mr. Melenos, Stefanos and the staff (especially Valentini, Pericles, Aphrodite, Risa, Dimitri) for sharing your paradise with us. We have recommended your place to all our friends and we will return very soon. We already miss your incredible place.

Room Tip: Try to avoid August. Lindos is very hot and crowded at this time of the year. While it was already...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Melenos, Front Office Manager at Melenos Lindos Hotel, responded to this review, September 13, 2012
Thank you for your kind words and for placing such a nice commects for the Melenos Lindos.
We miss Alexandra too and little Eleni also came around after your departure looking for her :-)
We believe that you will keep Lindos in your heart and we hope that we will have the chance to welcome you again in the future.
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

If you are a dreamer like I am, and you dream of an intimate wedding in beautiful villa tucked away somewhere in the Mediterranean overlooking the deep blue sea then this is the perfect place. At Melenos Lindos, you feel like you are on top of the world and the world from up there is truly beautiful.

Sitting amidst the beautiful grounds that have been artfully designed maintaining the integrity of the old villa and the ancient village it’s built on, you will feel like you have retreated completely from the world. Its rustic elegance had left an indelible impression on my mind, but when it was time to decide where to get married, it was the impeccable service and the excellent food that I always experienced on my many visits that made our choice definitive.

We decided to get married in Greece last minute and we were planning everything from New York. From the moment we decided that Melenos was the place, we were guided by our wedding coordinators--Maria and Michali--with professionalism and kindness. When we finally arrived in Lindos, we were greeted by the owner, Michali Melenos, who is in a class of his own and a team of incredible people that work with him. His brother Stefanos and his staff members and servers made sure our every need and desire was fulfilled. Stefanos helped us with our paperwork reaching out to local authorities expediting the process. Alexandros and Perikli (servers at the restaurant) made sure we always had something to drink. You definitely can say that it is a well managed enterprise, but honestly, I never felt like I was paying to be served, I felt like I was visiting an old friend at his gorgeous home and that I was loved and taken care of.

I wish I could have bottled my frame of mind the night of my wedding because for a moment in my life I felt like I had lived a fantastic dream. It felt like I had lived an old romance.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Melenos, Front Office Manager at Melenos Lindos Hotel, responded to this review, August 30, 2012
Dearest Sofia,

Old romance for a couple that deserves the best of the best!!
It was our pleasure and honor to have the chance to welcome you and offer you our hospitality.
We are very happy that you have enjoyed both your stay and your wedding reception!
We hope to see you on your wedding anniversary and once again we wish you all the happines and a life full of smiles!!
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Yerevan, Armenia
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

When in Lindos, make yourself a lavish gift, stay at Melenos Lindos.

Our 4-day stay at the hotel was a grand finale of most enjoyable two weeks spent in Crete, Santorini and Rhodes.

Walking around the hotel grounds is a sheer pleasure; there is always something beautiful to look at, a graceful curve of a handsome masonry wall, a pretty mosaic, a lovingly selected and carefully placed artifact, a pretty antique bowl, a noble carved marble slab, groomed shrubs and flowers.

The room (we stayed at a Honeymoon Suite) was very spacious, luxuriously comfortable, a tasteful mélange of Greek and Oriental design. The quality and beauty of everything from furniture to bathroom fixtures exceeds most of what you find in most 5-star accommodations. Beds are sumptuous and comfortable (you ascend to this magnificent place of repose, so be sure to be fully awake as you descend from it). The bathroom is actually a room, with a generous and handsome walk-in shower. Every room has a delightful patio with beautiful views of the hotel gardens and the bay.

The breakfast was anything but indifferent, with a selection of tasty treats served on a cozy terrace with a charming view of the bay, in the shade of huge grape vines heavy with tempting fruit.

The service was beyond reproach, efficient, considerate and friendly. The check in was smooth, and the check out at 4am went like a breeze.

We have to admit it was at times difficult to leave the comfort of the room and the patio to walk around Lindos and go to the beach. Lindos is a charming village which we found is best explored at night, when all day trippers are gone and you can soak in its leisurely yet lively ambiance. And Lindos definitely deserves a better maintained and organized beach…

And finally, the hotel has a lovely shop which is a like a small museum where you can actually buy things you fancy! Infinitely far from your regular ‘souvenir shops,’ it is a treasure trove full of handsome and authentic items from Greece, Central Asia and Levant. It was a pleasure to rummage through, and the things we bought to decorate our house in Armenia will always remind us of the beauty and warmth of Melenos Lindos.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melenos, Front Office Manager at Melenos Lindos Hotel, responded to this review, August 30, 2012
Dear Kristine,
we are happy to hear that dispite the heat you have enjoyed your stay in Melenos.It is a pleasure for us to see our guests happy, relaxed and the smile of our guests is the reward for us all.We hope to have the chance to welcome you in Melenos again in the future.
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Property: Melenos Lindos Hotel
Address: Lindos 85107, Greece
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Location: Greece > South Aegean > Dodecanese > Rhodes > Lindos
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Lindos
#3 Family Hotel in Lindos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Melenos Lindos Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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