18 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"We have just come back from my daughter wedding that was held at the hotel i cannot recommend the hotel higher, the food was great three courses each evening, breakfast was good help your self.
but above all that the staff were great i could try to name them all but that would be unfair because from top to bottom no complaints
- Travel date: Mon 7th of June 2010
me,my partner and little boy came here i...
"me,my partner and little boy came here in september and had the best holiday ever.we got married in the second week when both our families came out to join us.i cannot think of 1 negative comment about this hotel and its staff.1 of the best rooms we have had with a full length window in the bathroom!!we cant wait to go back this year for our anniversary. "
- Travel date: Sun 9th of March 2008
Our holiday at the Lindos Mare Hotel was...
"Our holiday at the Lindos Mare Hotel was exceptional. The people we met there were wonderful, and the staff fantastic. The food was excellent, and we were hard pushed to find any complaints.
Lindos is only a few minutes in a taxi which gives you a great opportunity to meet the local charismatic taxi drivers. You can walk into Lindos, but from a safety point of view, I wouldnât recommend that because there is no pavement, and it looked dangerous.
The waiters were great fun - especially Stavros, Giannis, Stavvas, Pia, Raluca, Andreas, and those whose name escapes me. Thanks go to Adrianna on reception who was very helpful. Also Michaelis is very professional, and a great credit to the hotel.
We hope to come back there next year, when Greg and I will perform the dance (the bump) again. Bye for now, Marian & Greg xxxx
- Travel date: Tue 5th of June 2007
We went to the Lindos Mare last year for...
"We went to the Lindos Mare last year for our wedding, we only stayed a week and that certainly was not long enough!
The staff were so polite and helpful-nothing was too much trouble for them!
They were so good with our daughter who was 17months old. She loved all the staff as they all played with her and made a fuss of her.
They must see hundreds of wedding at their hotel but they still made ours feel like the only one. It was very special and we will certainly be going back again-hopefully this year but it may be booked up!
The food was amazing and there was a huge choice for both breakfast and dinner.
The whole holiday was so special and we couldn't have found a nicer hotel if we'd tried. I would recommend the Lindos mare hotel to anyone.
The only downside? - No hotel will compare to this one! This makes finding a holiday even harder!
Definitely 10 out of 10."
- Travel date: Mon 5th of March 2007
It just keeps getting betterand better
"Just back from our third stay in four years at the fantastic Lindos Mare ( pronounced MarÃ©).
The whole place is centred around the enjoyment and well-being of the guests.
The views are fantastic, the rooms and the hotel are spotlessly clean and well maintained as are the extensive gardens.
What makes this hotel truly special are the staff. From the Manager to the Room Maids, they are friendly, helpful and courteous and make every effort to make guests of all ages and nationalities feel at home. Nothing is too much trouble!
The pool area is very popular and availability of sunbeds on some days is a bit limited, but we understand that there are plans to extend this facility this winter. The small sandy beach at the bottom of the steps (or via the lifts if you prefer) offers a great alternative, and has sunbeds and umbrellas to rent for a small fee, with a couple of local tavernas or the local supermarket accessible for drinks and snacks
The buffet style restaurant offers a wide variety of well-prepared dishes that suit every palate and the speciality themed nights around the pool are fantastic value for money. The entertainment this year has been superb, but not in an intrusive way. If peace and quiet is your scene, then the bar at reception level offers plenty of quiet corners and excellent service.
The menu in the pool-side a la Carte restaurant offers fine dining at an excellent price.
Lindos is only a 5 minute taxi ride away and offers bars, restaurants and plenty of lively places to party.
We booked with Argo Holidays this year and Helen the rep. was great.
The Sidebottom Family, Standish, Wigan"
- Travel date: Fri 8th of September 2006
"We had a wonderful time at the Lindos Mare! The holiday was very relaxing, the staff were very friendly and went out of their way to make our holiday such a special one! The food was excellent and Michael, Savaas, Marietta and everybody were so kind and thoughtful - nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff at the Lindos Mare!
Having enjoyed such a wonderful holiday, we hope to return in the near future."
- Travel date: Sat 26th of August 2006
If you've ever looked for the Perfect Ho...
"If you've ever looked for the Perfect Hotel With Perfect Food In the most romantic Settings then you need to look no further just book your holiday at the Lindos Mare Hotel.
But book it now as they are half full for 2007 already and this is because all people that go there return without fail the following year. I donât need to tell you how Excellent the whole resort/ Hotel is other reports will do that for that for me.
All i will say is that we've booked for August next Year07 and were now Planning to retake our wedding vowes there in 2008 to which the hotel are in the planning stages for us also.
Weâve stayed in many Hotels and never in all our stays have we found a Hotel were we cannot find a single Fault. So just Take the Plunge Spend your Money And you'll never look back or look elsewhere again.
This Hotel is 4* rating I cannot think as to why its not 5 I just cant see any room for improvement here. I would like to take this opportunity to thank every member of Staff in the Hotel Incl Our special Friends and Yes You know who you are, You are what makes Lindos Mare the most Perfect Hotel In Rhodes, We Love you all.
Paul Marie & Girls.xxxx
- Travel date: Mon 21st of August 2006
The Best Hotel By Far: Michelle and Mark
"My wife and I stayed at the Lindos Mare in July for our Honeymoon, and as seasoned travellers, we can both say that the hotel was out of this world. The weather was great but the thing that really made our honeymoon was the hotel and the way they made us feel. I had read previous reviews, and all commented on the staff and how good they were, but we were still not expecting the welcome that we recieved, the cleaners, through to the bar staff (including Stavros), and the restaurant staff (Raluca especially) through to the manager Thanasis, were all amazing. I can not fail to mention the restaurant manager Michaelis, who constantly kept us entertained and was so much fun. I have already recommended this hotel to many friends and collegues.The Spa was really relaxing and well worth a visit, thanks again to Giannis and Polly for the massages and making us seem more like friends than visitors. Excellent food and the beach was great for evryone, kids included. If you stay there make sure you go for atleast two weeks, as one will definately not be enough!!"
- Travel date: Fri 11th of August 2006
the best hotel in rhodes
"we stayed at this hotel on the last two weeks in june of 2006. we had booked this hotel with the travel agent manos. we do like a nice hotel, and this one was absolute fabulous,. im realy fussy and could pick the best hotel in the world to bits. this was rated a four star in the brochure , we had booked a junior suite, which we then upgraded to a suite. the view was amazing . we had our little girl with us and the extra room gave us lots more space and it was great to put her to her bed and still feel you could move about without wakeing her The staff at this hotel is amazing they are without doubt the most friendly , efficent, warm people i have ever come across. nothing is a bother and they are there witha smile and and are great with kids. the food is realy good but sometimes we would change our dinner for lunch and eat in lindos, this was great as when all the daytrippers leave lindos it is the most majical place, plenty restuarants and cool funky bars. its 7 euros on a taxi in and 5 euros back.
we would also upgraded our dinner to the A L carte. michelas is the martr d, the man is amazing and runs a great tight ship , and makes everyone feel special and attended to, my daughter adored him.. the a l carte is very nice the food was great and the staff too.
the pool in great, baby pool nice and shallow , pool towels changed everyday at the spa. the spa is great my husband had the thai massage , and was a new man!
the entertainment was low key, but very tastfull, and a big hit.
this hotel is really good and i cannot find fault, we have already booked for next june. and as i sit here in cold scotland( and its only august) the only thing that keeps me going, is my next holiday .x"
- Travel date: Tue 8th of August 2006
The Lindos Mare is a superb hotel
"The approach to the hotel doesn't seem much at first, but as you
will find out, it it absolutely stunning once you are there! The first thing we encountered when entering the hotel were the smiling faces of the staff and I'm glad to say that continued for the rest of the 14 nights! Our bags were taken to our room ( and us escorted) . We had a junior suite, double bed and two sofa/single beds sat.TV,free air con,fridge. Room was lovely and clean, a bit narrow but still enough room to get about and the view across the bay was breathtaking. Our five year old son loved a cool bath in the evening after the long, HOT days out and about. The buffet food was very good; we love traditional greek food and so i was suprised that the food was a range of this and continental. Hot and cold buffet good -food changed regulary so not left out in the warm too long. The main meal ( if you wanted it-there was so much buffet stuff you could have instead!) I sometimes wasn't too keen on mainly because it wasn't always Greek. Our sons favourite was the dessert and cake table! Fresh coffee and Greek youghurt and honey in the morning a great combination! The pool was lovely although beware- the hotel caters for many wedding groups and often you could not get a sunbed until later in the day. The beach ( which does not belong to the hotel so you pay a small charge for sunbeds) is nice for a swim and to relax, sandy at lindos mare end, pebbles at other end of the bay. The staff are all very friendly and helpful and go out of their way to make your holiday the best. Weekly greek night and BBQ's which we would not usually attend but we discovered that our son loved a bit of Greek dancing and entertainment! Try the Seabass cooked on the BBQ-Delicious! The A' La carte restaurant has superb dishes as well and worth every penny. Our son had his birthday on holiday and Michaelis the Restaurant manager and staff sang happy birthday to him in 5 different languages-hilarious! Free birthday cake,bottle of bubbly and fruit in the room. Go to Lindos if you seek more entertainment- it is a stunning little town.Vlicha bay has a beach bar and two tavernas and mini market. We were spoilt on this holiday and I can honestly say we will never forget it!"
- Travel date: Sun 6th of August 2006
Weâve just returned from our third vis...
"Weâve just returned from our third visit to the Lindos Mare (we got married there this year!). And have already booked to go out there for our anniversary next year which will give you an idea of how fantastic this hotel is!
The location and views are simply stunning. From the moment you walk into the cool classy surroundings of the hotel reception and look from the cocktail verandah to the fabulous views of Vlicha Bay, I guarantee, you will be hooked! There are fantastic views from every part of the hotel which is set in attractive gardens leading down to the beach.
Iâve never been to a hotel where every single member of staff is so genuinely friendly and helpful, they really do make a stay at the Mare even more special. Special mention of course must go to Michalis, the maitre dâ, he is fantastic!
The selection of food at the hotel is excellent. When we stayed this year, we were accompanied by 21 friends and family, with the youngest being 2 years old and the eldest 81. Everyone enjoyed the food which tells you what a good variety there was, and my vegetarian friends and sister-in-law were well catered for too. There is a hot and cold buffet for breakfast and dinner (the hot buffet is cooked freshly in the restaurant) and at dinner there is also the choice from 3 main dishes of the day, so you can have just the buffet, or a main, or both!
Donât miss the Greek night held once a week at the a la carte, for a supplement to your half board meal there is a hot and cold buffet and barbecue with traditional Greek dishes, and music and dancing. Itâs a great evening and very popular.
We got married at St Paulâs Bay and had our reception back at the Mare in the a la carte restaurant overlooking the bay, it was a lovely evening and everything was really nice.
The cocktail bar near reception is well worth visiting. The cocktails are excellent, and they have a happy hour before dinner so we often went there for an aperitif whilst enjoying the late afternoon sun on the terrace.
This year we used the Spa at the Mare for the first time as a number of treatments were included in our wedding package. It really is an oasis of calm, I totally recommend the massages â the prices are very reasonable too. Beach towels are available free of charge from the Spa, and you can change them as often as you like. They give you a card when you first go in to collect them, which you get signed off and give to reception when you take the towels back at the end of your holiday.
There is also car hire available from the hotel. We hired a jeep from them the first year, but last year we hired one from an international company because we wanted to pick it up from the airport and we ended up paying heaps more and the 4WD didnât work properly! This year we hired from the hotel again and it was great. Rhodes is very easy to navigate your way around and it is well worth having the freedom to explore on your own. It takes about 5 minutes to drive to Lindos.
You can walk in to Lindos from the hotel which takes approx 20 minutes, or take a taxi or a bus (the bus stop is right outside the hotel). Lindos has a taxi rank in the main square so itâs easy to get a cab back. If we were going to Lindos in the evening weâd generally walk in and get a cab back.
We canât wait to go back next year, roll on June 2007!"
- Travel date: Wed 2nd of August 2006
"We stayed in the Lindos Mare for 2 weeks recently and I could not fault the hotel. Yes, the water in the bathroom was cool at certain times in the evening, but you just noted this and showered a bit earlier or later. You're on holiday, why let simple things like that upset you!
The hotel has fantastic views. It's a bit confusing when you first arrive because the hotel is on several different levels and you have to get used to which lifts go where. It meant that the rooms were more spread out and therefore quieter. We had a junior suite and it was really spacious with our own terrace looking straight out over the bay. It was just so relaxing to sit out in the evening.
We are semi vegetarian and always found several different choices at dinner. The choice at breakfast time was excellent too. Even to the point of offering smoked salmon and sparkling wine on a Sunday.
I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this hotel."
- Travel date: Mon 31st of July 2006