44 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
We had a week at Linda Thalassa, and alt...
"We had a week at Linda Thalassa, and although the rooms and surrounding areas were spotless, with staff always on hand to help, we were bored.
It was difficult to travel about, because Pefkos is an entirely tourist resort. All the local tavernas were the same, and all the shops sold exactly the same things.
The entertainment at the apartments was monotonous, and repetitive. And to get a sunbed by the pool, you had to be up at 6am!
We spent a small fortune on taxis and buses, in 40 degree heat, travelling to the centre of Rhodes and Lindos.
If it hadn't have been for Lindos, I would have asked for an early flight home."
- Travel date: Fri 10th of August 2007
"amazing place!! went last year as a last minute deal for a week in june. ended up going bk for 2more weeks in august and a week in october. have already spent a week in may and another in july. have booked to go again for a week in oct.
went with group of friends, as a couple and a family. would def recommend
lovely staff. couldnt be more helpful and entertaining!
very clean apartments.
the best place to eat in the town is enigma. waffles for desert are the best!! eclipse is good for the evening.
lindos only 10 mins away costin 7euros by taxi- book at reception.
would recommend this hotel- well worth the money!!"
- Travel date: Sun 29th of July 2007
"My wife and I stayed at these apartments at the end of June for 1 week. We booked last minue so got given one of the last rooms which was a 2 bedroom apartment in block D. I could not fault the apartments, they were spotlessly clean, very spacious and had a nice little balcony. I didnt mind paying extra for the air con, it was considered money well spent as it was roasting hot when we were there, however I think it is very cheeky to expect you to pay extra for a key to the safe in your room!
Location is fantastic, right by a cute little beach and a short walk from the main beach at Pefkos. Closest restaurant is Philosophers which has beautiful views but you pay for them, I felt the food was over priced. For somewhere really special but a slightly further walk Kavos Taverna provided an even better view over the bay and the food was fantastic and much more reasonably priced. If you aint bothered about sea views from your restaurant the best restaurant of all of them was the Delicia just off the main street in the centre of Pefkos, the food was amazing and really cheap, served on the roof terrace at sunset was magical.
Pefkos has everything you would want from a beach holiday, sun, sea and a large selection of restaurants and bars and I would recommend anyone to stay in the Lindia Thalassa apartments, they are stunning.
PS. As everyone said Block A is the nicest as it does look right out over the sea, then I would say the blocks get more noisy from B to E, D and E are by the pool with its bar and menotinous music."
- Travel date: Wed 18th of July 2007
"six of us went the beginning of july for a week.we had a brillant time.we had a studio and apartment .which was much better than any other self catering place we have stayed in. the rooms are cleaned daily with fresh linen and towels every day.staff really friendly.
there is a lot to do around and about . we went in to lindos and had a donkey ride which was so funny.didnt know donkeys could go so fast. had a leisure cruise and speed boats out which you can hire from the beach,when you go to the beach turn right at the bottom of the steps there are less stones.also you will see a restaurant called phillosophia which has stunning views over the sea and the food is brillant(waiter a bit mad i ended up doing the washing up after so ribbing) another good place to eat is nostalgia food and veiws just as good. will be returning again, but do feel brochure hasnt given hotel credit it deserves"
- Travel date: Mon 16th of July 2007
Well we have just had 2 fantastic weeks...
"Well we have just had 2 fantastic weeks at the Lindia Thalassa, it was really nice and clean, and all the staff was nice and friendly.
There was 12 of us that stayed there all together as we got married while we was out there, and I have got to say this was the perfect place for us to have stayed.
My mum and stepdad are already making plans to return in September this year, and we will return next year. The air con was a bit on the expensive side, thatâs the only thing I could pick a fault with.
If anyone is thinking of staying at the Lindia Thalassa we strongly recommend it, we had our 2 year old Daughter and 1 year old Niece with us and there was a nice little pool for them and a park for them to play on.
There is also a kids club but they have to be 4 years old, there is air hockey and pool tables for the older kids.
A really good supermarket on site, the pool bar was great and the staff behind it was fantastic, great entertainment on a night time.
Best place we have ever stayed."
- Travel date: Mon 16th of July 2007
"My boyfriend and I stayed at the Lindia Thalassa apartments for 1 week on the 6th June, I'm afraid to say our experiences were not as positive as other reviewers.
On arrival we found our apartment to have 3 single beds instead of a double as we had requested, whether this was an error made by the travel agents or the apartment owners remains a mystery!
The beds are not moveable as they are set in concrete! So a campbed was set up next to one of the beds for us...hardly ideal.
I would advise anyone looking to stay here to double check the type of apartment they have booked.
Also try to request an apartment on the first or second floors as the ground floor is very noisy, we could hear every conversation between the maids and fellow guests. Guests could also see straight into our bathroom when the window was open, so it had to be kept shut when using the bathroom.
The only other thing I have to complain about the apartments was the fire alarm that went off every morning at about 6am and sometimes during the night, this only seemed to happen in our block (block B), bit strange!
On a more positive note....the apartments were clean and well maintained, the pool was more than adequate although a little cold. The bar staff were very friendly and the hotel holds a Greek night which is good fun.
It is in a good location close to the shops, bars and restaurants and also the beach. There is also a good supermarket on site.
All in all I would not stay here again but my advice to anyone booking up is to be very specific about where you want your apartment to be located to avoid the problems we had."
- Travel date: Fri 15th of June 2007
"We stayed at the Lindia at the end of May and found the apartments and the whole resort to be friendly and welcoming. The studio we stayed in was well equipped and clean (although the floors were a bit dusty) The maids cleaned the rooms every day and left clean towels and bedding.
The pool and bar area were well kept, the supermarket well stocked and the entertainment was great (especially the Greek night!) The only thing was the cold pool whcih took your breath away for the first few seconds of getting in but then was fine once you got used to it!
Pefkos was lovely and only took five minutes to walk to if that (you can take a short cut through the sister hotel on the same site) There were loads of nice restaurants and we recommend Enigma and Lee Beach.
Also, if you get the chance, take the boat trip to Lindos. It was fantastic and only cost us 6 euros in a taxi to come back so we were able to stay a bit later (you can return on the boat if you wish)
If you are thinking about booking, go ahead. We had a great time and will definitely go back at some point."
- Travel date: Sun 10th of June 2007
Excellent holiday at a good location in a good hotel
"This is who out doubt a good hotel with a good location and I would recommend it.
It is ideal for families or couples. The pool area was fine, mostly the people at the hotel were from the UK. Late check out is available but it is cheaper if booked when at the hotel. However rooms are available at no charge on last day on a Â½ hour basis and this seemed to be fine for us.
A few costs that may hit you (although to be fair they were stated in the brochure); air conditioning is 60 euros per week and the safe key 25 euros per week and chair hire on the beach at 8 euros per day.
Bathroom was to a high standard and the shower worked each day with lots of hot water.
We tried to use the holiday as an opportunity to do a little walking and there was one walk into Lindos which was outstanding going over the hills around Lindos and walking down from them the views are spectacular. I would very much recommend the handbook âWalking and eating in Rhodesâ.
Taxi into Lindos was 6 euros each way. It can be walked but if you want to go on a walk around Rhodes there are better ones rather than walking along the main road.
Lindos and Rhodes were good days out however I would recommend Lindos as early as possible before the coaches arrive and aim for the old town in Rhodes first as most of the visitors go to the new town first and then go on to the old town which means its gets very busy in the afternoon.
Hotel room size and the cleanliness
Location being able to walk into Pefkos
Location to a good beach â just down some steps
No rush to get hold of the sun beds in the morning around the pool or on the beach
Room cleaning service was fine
8 euros a day for 2 chairs and a umbrella (no charge on a Sunday)
The sea can be difficult to get into â but you just need to enter from the right hand side of the steps down to avoid the rockier parts.
Charge for the air con and safe is a bit steep.
All of the restaurants we used were of a good standard however the better ones were:
Terpsis â good food and service
Enigma â again good food but not up to Terpsis although the view was better form the upper floor and the breakfast in the side bar was also excellent and very recommended (about 6.5 euros each)
There are also 2 outstanding sea view restaurants outside of Pefkos. The first (Philosophers) was just opposite the hotel (down a side road) but you could easily stay at the hotel and miss it. The second (and better one) was the Kavos Taverna, which specialises in fish. This restaurant is over to the right hand side walking away from Pefkos (down by Nicholas restaurant). The food and views from each was outstanding but they were a little more expensive that the Pefkos restaurants. Having said that they are definitely worth a visit."
- Travel date: Fri 25th of May 2007
Great base for beach, huge and very clean rooms
"Couple (33, 33)
Arrived on 3rd May and were the first visitors to the apartments of the season. Bus journey from airport was 1 hour. Check in was quick and the girls behind reception were very friendly. We had emailed the hotel ahead and asked for a sea view in Block A. On check in we were pleased to see a key with block A being handed to us.
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The gardens, paths and pool areas were immaculate and every day we saw people cleaning or tending to these areas. Very clean.
Apartment in Block A, 206 was huge. We had 3 single beds - NB the beds were concreted into the floor therefore you could not pull them together. Plenty of floor space and a well equiped kitchen area. Fridge was fab, getting really cold (unlike other greek fridges experiences) and had a freezer shelf that was great for storing and freezing water before heading to the beach. TV in room with many english speaking channels. Bathroom was best I have ever had in Greece, it had a shower basin to collect the water and a glass shower screen (no horrible shower curtain or wet floor). Our balcony was private as our room was on the side of the building and it had a lovely view of the sea. We didn't need to use the air conditioning as it wasn't too hot.
The beach is a gentle walk down 60 steps. Beach itself was very clean and tidy during our first few days however towards the end of our week, we found empty carrier bags, fag ends, empty crisp wrappers etc - didn't seem to be anyone cleaning the beach.
Water was lovely, on arrival at beach if you walk to the right hand side of the shower you will find a gentle slopping walk into the sea without any rocks under your feet. Clear water and lovely colours.
Eating out was never a problem, alhough I would avoid Colisseum. It wasn't very good, everything was covered in a tomato sauce even if it didn't state so on the menu, The best places we found were Terpsis - excellent service and food. We ate here 2 nights and were satisified both times. The other good place was Enigma although this was 2nd to Terpsis.
Plenty of bars and our favourite was the one under Enigma. Lovely cream sofas to relax on and a tv in view should any football or other event be on. Skip desert in a restaurant and come here for a waffle - excellent taste and reasonable priced.
Taxis to Lindos are very cheap at 5 Euros. Pretty scary ride but worth it. Lindos is lovely.
Took a trip to Rhodes Town, 'ok' night. Many shops etc were closed as early season but we enjoyed the chance to wander around and take in the atmosphere.
I would come back to the resort and these apartments, Enjoy."
- Travel date: Sat 19th of May 2007
Returned last week after a superb 1 week...
"Returned last week after a superb 1 week holiday.
We have an 18 month old daughter and were concerned about the usual quality of apartments but with the Lindia Thalassa we can't fault any part of the room, pool, apartment, staff or the town of Pefkos.
Everything was impeccably clean, the staff were friendly and the sun was shining!
Would recommend highly to anyone!
We booked a car locally for Euro50 for 3 days and would recommend the same as the operator was charging Euro160.
- Travel date: Mon 14th of May 2007
Would recommend this place wholeheartedly
"Myself and two friends stayed at the Lindia Thalasa last year mid September. We were delighted from the moment we stepped into the Hotel Entrance and found ourselves not to be disappointed the rest of the 2 week stay.
The room was perfect size for 3 adults, not too large or cramped, just nice. We were ecstatic to find ourselves accomodated in Block A first floor up therefore had a lovely balcony overlooking the sea. Bliss.
The weather was ideal. Hot but not so uncomfortable that you couldnt bear to lie out in it all day. We found the pool area to be comfortable and reasonably quiet however there were a couple of families with kids who could get a bit rowdy. That said you probably would you get that most places. We had picked Sept in the hope that it would be quieter and it certainly was compared to July/August.
Pefkos village was a 5-10 minute walk away and lined with lovely shops and restaurants. Would definitely recommend Enigma and Nostalgia which sit facing one another. We dined at both places at least twice and found the food to be out of this world. On our last evening we had a meal at Philosophia, which is just down a wee track road facing the hotel entrance. It is a wonderful dining experience and we were sad that we hadn't tried it before. It was a bit pricier than the restaurants in the centre but certainly worth every penny.
We got a taxi into Lindos one evening, saw the Acropolis, had a wander through the shops then ate at one of the roof top Tavernas. The food came nowhere close to what we had experienced in Pefkos so we were glad with our choice of location. Unfortunately we aren't going this year however we plan to be back next year. Go - you won't be disappointed!!!"
- Travel date: Wed 2nd of May 2007
A super holiday. Pefkos was lovely with...
"A super holiday. Pefkos was lovely with some nice places to eat. The apartments themselves were very close to the beach. It was a small beach but very pleasant. The sunlounger were 4euros each for the day.
We didnât need to use the air conditioning but this was probably due to being there in early June and it wasnât overly hot. There was plenty of sunlounger near the swimming pool.
On one day we went to Lindos on a glass bottom boat which was brilliant, then went to see the Acropolis which is well worth a look. The only criticism would be that the bus service in Pefkos was terrible, with the buses not running on time and then driving straight past the bus stop! The car hire is very cheap though so this would probably be a better method of getting around. We travelled to Lardos to do some go-karting by taxi, which was very reasonable. Go-karting was really fun, and not badly priced. About 20euros for 15minutes. Also in Lardos is a good crazy-golf.
Overall a great holiday would definitely go back to Rhodes.
- Travel date: Sun 22nd of October 2006