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Melenos Lindos Hotel
Ranked #3 of 33 Hotels in Lindos
Certificate of Excellence
Sao Paulo, SP
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133 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Wonderful romantic experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

Exceptionally attentive staff and hospitality, excellent gourmet experience at the restaurant, attention to details (specially at decór), good taste, charming location and beautiful beaches makes staying at Melenos Lindos a once in a lifetime experience. We recommend it a 100% mainly for couples wishing to spend some time together.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

To position this review fairly (as it is a little more comprehensive that usual reviews - I run 'Lindos Fan Club' on Facebook and regularly post news stories about the restaurants and businesses in the village. I wanted to include the Melenos and they were happy to oblige. This write up I did for LIndos Fan Club but think it may be useful to share with you on Trip Advisor too.

Sunrise to Sunset at the Melenos

Outside the door are the snuffling noises from donkeys passing by. I’m surrounded by lovingly crafted woodwork and above my head is an exquisite hand painted ceiling. Under my feet are cochlaki pebbles. It doesn’t get more ‘Lindos’ than this.

The hotel is the manifestation of 20 years of passion from Michalis Melenos. It fits perfectly with the rest of the village’s white washed, simple buildings. You wouldn’t even know it’s there. Each room has been thoughtfully designed to complement and represent the best of the old village of Lindos.

Michalis worked in a famous shop in the 60’s called the ‘Looms of Lindos’ where hand made materials, clothes, bed covers etc were made by local women. They sold locally and through Bloomingdales, helped along by the American entrepreneur who create the business. This experience along with travelling the world has made him a passionate collector.

For 16 years, Michalis then worked in the tourist information office on the Main Square. He has many funny stories to share about being asked strange questions!

My room was number 5. It’s one of three dome roofed rooms. Inside is a huge Lindian bed which has heavy white cotton sheets and a selection of pillows. I put my bag down on the corner sofa and look around the room, which is decorated with tapestries and gorgeous antiques. The bathroom has ‘his and her’s’ basins sat on a marble base. A daisy head power shower is backed by a hand painted ceramic tile painting of a peacock, designed by a local artist. The toiletries provided are from Korres, a very good quality Greek manufacturer, their towels and the mattress is from Coco Mat, who use environmentally sustainable natural products. Everywhere is immaculately clean.

The views overlook Lindos Bay and as far as Haraki, the breeze from the sea keeps the temperature pleasant. The Melenos is set over many levels with cochlaki steps weaving their way through. Everywhere you look are flowers, ceramic tile paintings, marble sinks and comfortable sofas for lounging and watching the boats drift in.

Dinner is served on the highest level of the hotel; bougainvillea weaves its way through the wrought ironwork giving flashes of bright pink and contrasts with the white washed walls and lanterns.

The staff are attentive and friendly, they all welcome you. It’s a real challenge to decide on what to have for dinner. The Melenos menu is creative and exciting. There are lots of fish dishes; sea bass, gilt head bream and shrimps. The Spinach Salad with Rocket, Strawberries, Ricotta and Pistachios caught my eye, an amazing explosion of colour and flavours. A hand painted wooden box was delivered to my table by a smiling waitress. Inside were little hot bread rolls and this came accompanied by a spicy cheese appetiser. I chose the Feta in Pastry with Sesame Seeds and Honey to start. The blend of salty feta with the nutty sesame and sweet honey made a perfect combination. Lamb Shank in Tomato sauce with Potatoes and Cretan Gruyer was my main course. It arrived in an earthenware pot with a serviette and bay leaf tied around the handle. It was then I noticed that it’s not just the obvious things that make Melenos special; they have an overwhelming focus on detail.

Michalis was keen to tell me that he treats everyone as an individual and will cook anything you want, he feels a strong need to care for people with special dietary requirements.

Eventually, after listening to the fascinating stories from Michalis about how he built this hotel, I retired to enjoy my gorgeous bedroom. While I had been at dinner, my sheets were turned down and bedside lights switched on. In the middle of the bed was a hand painted ceramic bowl, a bright orange flower and a chocolate were awaiting my return. A weather report had also been delivered.

After a peaceful night, breakfast was served in the lower restaurant. There is a wide selection of cooked food to choose from; bread and croissants arrived along with a beautiful hammered silver tray with 5 pots. 4 had jams made at the Melenos, the middle one had butter curls. Overlooking the bay with the warm breeze made this a perfect start to the day.

There is no doubting that Michalis and his lovely staff look after you well. He is, quite rightly, very proud to share his oasis of calm. One word to describe a stay at the Melenos? Tranquil, elegant, beautiful – you choose.

Room Tip: the hotel is on the quiet side of Lindos so all rooms are fine
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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MelenosLindos, Front Office Manager at Melenos Lindos Hotel, responded to this review, June 30, 2013
Dear Kate,
the pleasure was ours to have the chance to host you.We appreciate the work you do and we wish you to keep on that way.
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Europe
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59 reviews
59 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013

Melenos Lindos is one of the most beautiful hotels we have stayed at. It offers spacious and beautifully decorated rooms and beautiful views to the Lindos bay.

Our room (superior suite with private terrace and full sea view) was large, tastefully decorated and offered us all what we were looking for - comfort, relaxation, privacy, a hint of local traditions and culture and of course stunning view to the Lindos bay.

Bathroom was spacious, very clean and well equipped. The only thing missing was a shampoo which was provided later on. Then breakfast was served on the terrace with beautiful plants and amazing views. Food was always fresh and very delicious

Staff at Melenos Lindos is worth mentioning - everybody was very polite, super friendly and attentive. They provide really great service.

The only point which in our view needs improving is the safe. First of all, it is too small for a laptop, which is a shame as a lot of travellers nowadays travel with their laptops. Secondly, the safe can only be locked with a key and not with a digital code, which becomes a tiny problem when you want to go down to the beach for a swim, but don't want to take your key with you, as the staff is not allowed to keep the safe key at reception.

But everything else was close to perfection and we can only highly recommend this wonderful Hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank sensula
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MelenosLindos, Front Office Manager at Melenos Lindos Hotel, responded to this review, July 7, 2013
Family atmosphere is the one that Melenos provides, thank you for your comments .
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Bolton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

A wonderful location, Melanos Lindos is a beautiful haven in a hectic world, found purely by chance to fit our criteria - boutique style, great views, beach and village nearby. We were not disappointed! The staff are amazing and very attentive which added to our overall experience, from the minute we arrived we were made to feel so welcome and Mr Melanos was extremely friendly and helpful with his local knowledge. We stayed in a suite with 'partial sea view' (no, 8) and the comfortable terrace/garden area immediately outside the room perfect was for sitting, relaxing and admiring the bay. The attention to detail in every aspect from the room to the restaurant was perfect, we enjoyed wandering around the hotel taking in the views and terraces. The breakfast each morning was a real treat in itself on a lovely terrace, we were made to feel special every morning. Thank you, a hotel hard to beat - hope to return.

Room Tip: Partial sea view suites have lovely sea/bay views from garden/terrace area next to room.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jeanette W
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MelenosLindos, Front Office Manager at Melenos Lindos Hotel, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
We hope to hav ethe chance to welcome you again!!
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Simply divine in all aspects - a stunning view from every nook and cranny. The staff made our stay even more special with their attention to every detail. Mr Michaelis Melanos has imbued the hotel with his personal charm and impeccable taste. His Aladdin's Cave that he calls his shop is an experience not to be missed.
Our suite was beyond beautiful with a lavish bathroom with gorgeous tiles and the biggest shower in Europe. The bedroom was superbly comfortable with opulent decor.
I felt like a Princess!

Room Tip: All would be divine judging from ours.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank avp393
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MelenosLindos, Front Office Manager at Melenos Lindos Hotel, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
Thank you for taking some time to comment for Melenos Lindos.Our little shop " Allantin's cave " provides countless ideas for indoor decoration
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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

Melenos Lindos is breathtaking in its attention to every detail. The design and furnishings are simply amazing.It's position right in the heart of Lindos town under the magnificent acropolis with easy access to the beautiful beach makes it unique . Mr Michalis Melenos is a warm friendly mine host with a wonderful knowledge of both Greece and Turkey which we drew upon in our further travels. We were upgraded to the honeymoon suite with its private courtyard and huge bedroom and bathroom fit for a Sultan. It is one of the best hotels I have ever enjoyed

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank EllenMC_13
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MelenosLindos, Front Office Manager at Melenos Lindos Hotel, responded to this review, June 30, 2013
Melenos Lindos is a special place for very special guests
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Ashby de la Zouch
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

We stayed in a senior suite for 4 nights, the service provided from start to finish at the hotel was amazing. The location of the hotel was perfect it gave us access to all of lindos by foot no taxi's required. During the day Lindos became busy with day trippers however the hotels location was very peaceful. The a la cart breakfast served until 11.00 gave our stay a hint of luxury and a complete leisure experience after a busy year! We ate most nights in the hotel as we found both the food and staff difficult to beat elsewhere. I would highly recommend a visit, this hotel exceeded all expectation.
My sincere thanks to the team at Melenos.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sharon R R
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MelenosLindos, Front Office Manager at Melenos Lindos Hotel, responded to this review, June 23, 2013
The Melenos team and Mr Melenos himself thank you for your kind comments.
It will be a great pleasure for us to welcome you to Melenos Lindos again.
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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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