Mareblue Lindos Bay Hotel
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Very beautiful old city and ruins. 300 days of sunshine a year. Visited the Knights of St John castle. We have now visited the 7 wonders of the Ancient Greek and Roman world without really trying! Very warm day again but moderately cooler at 31 than they had 3 days ago - 47c. Sailed to Symi this afternoon, a very beautiful town with colourful houses perched on the side of the harbour. Had to have a banana ...
... he just kept driving and spit gravel from under his wheels as he drove away. And did not stop. Until he was gone. Lynn and I were speechless, but it was clear that his job was done and at least we had a new car, apparently free to go.
Which we very gladly did in a car that was clearly far superior to the previous one, breakdown or not. Unfortunately, this episode had cost us several hours and the stress of not knowing how Avis was planning on addressing ...
... and lands a big mouthful on me, extinguishing my health. I die a painless death. "F**K" I say as I watch my lifeless shark sink down through the water on my tablet. Dad, Mum, Moya and I were on a plane flying across the Aegean Sea “Seamus put the game away we’re landing soon ok” mum said. I nodded a yes back to mum. Plane flights can be a real pain in the rear end sometimes but not when you have a tablet full to the brim with video ...
... suffered its ultimate indignity when it was accidentally destroyed by a munitions explosion in the late-19th Century. Later, the occupying Italian forces restored much of it to serve as a summer residence for the fascist dictator Benito Mussolini. While its appearance today would seem to be authentic to casual visitors like ourselves, we were told that much license was taken by the Italian designers and that the present state is not necessarily ...
... walked up the city's historic Street of Knights. In the town's Middle Ages heyday this is where arriving noblemen would find welcome and lodging depending on their affiliated "tongues". Meaning, those French knights be welcomed and find housing at the French house, the Germans in the German house and so on. Walking the street was enjoyable and one does get a feel for the history of the place, but we were most impressed by a little turn-off we made while walking up ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Mareblue Lindos Bay Hotel
hi i went to visit lindos bay in 2004 i was very excited about visiting the country and beautiful hotel(as it seemed on the website pictures can be deceaving)as i looked up at the hotel it seemed wonderful(but not yet seeing the inside) i soon entered the reception it seemed very nice but looks arent everythink we took our keys and took our lugagge up to our room and as we got upstairs and into the room it was very small and not at all mordern there was no washing facilities and as the second review from last i have visited another all inclucive hotel and they however did not serve the same food every night but diferent foods every day however as we settled into our room we found that our beds were not at all comfortable the pillows were hard the beds were hard however i had to put up with it the maid service was excellent and rooms were cleaned every day and staff were very friendly but however the manager of the hotel was very bias as all the entertainment were for german,itialins and the same entertainment was showed everyday and when all the germans and itilains had left the entertainment stopped i was very dissappionted because there wasnt nothing to do exspacet two shops about a few kilomtrs away,we found dead cockroches and the manger was very very unfriendly anyone looking to go there i ask you please dont its a waste of your time and money and i made a vey BIG mistake going there.
My wife and I along with 10 friends recently stayed at the Lindos Bay Hotel to attend a family wedding. On first impressions the entrance is lovely but soon deceiving. As on other reviews the bedrooms are dated and the bathroom is dingy. Please note that there are no shaving points in the bathroom and only one poorly lit light. We were fortunate to have a sea view which is stunning however as being a group booking one of the group 2 x 19 year old females were put in room not overlooking the sea with a door which did not lock and a balcony door with its lock broken. When we complained to reception we were greeted with a shrug of shoulders and were informed that there were no sea facing room left and they were fully booked. (The hotel was half full being near to the end of season) After complaining for over 30 minutes we finally got are friends moved to another room where the locks worked.
Where shall I start...... To be fair the hotel does have some pluses. The hotel bar staff receptionists, and entertainers are extremely courteous and efficient, and as previously mentioned in a previous review work extremely hard. As you look out from the terrace area at the rear of the hotel the view is quite beautiful, and the pool very inviting, however this soon wears thin when you discover the downside. The food is served, not buffet style but more in a style resembling a factory canteen, large metal trays of "slop" kept warm on a hot plate. This may sound a little harsh but is unfortunately true. The choices available also became very repetitive. We even heard on the grapevine from a fairly trusted source that the hotel had recently failed a food hygiene examination. The rooms in the hotel although roomy had an odour in the morning - some sort of blowback from the drainage system. To add to this my husband went down to reception early one morning to find two cleaners chasing a very large cockroach around with brooms. Dead cockroaches could also be seen around outside the hotel. The location of the hotel is pretty remote with the nearest civilisation a five kilometre taxi ride away. The area is very rocky baron and mountainous so may be a little tricky for the less able. All there is within walking distance is a taverna and two small shops, a couple of dodgy looking car rental firms and a very skinny donkey in a field!!
arrived at the hotel and was impressed with the lobby and the location. was dissapointed to find that although requesting a sea view and a low floor we were on the top floor at the back. found the room very spacious but dated, with some fairly dodgy looking electrics, including an unsealed switch in the shower. the tiles had peices missing from them and had been filled with concrete! to give them their due though the rooms were kept spotlessly clean and smelt fresh. the food defied belief, you could trace it thru a 3-4 day cycle, with the meat being a main course the first day, with pasta in the second, and in a salad in the third. the resteraunt smelled constantly of mildly rotting food, and every single of the english guests complained to the rep. i am a hygene inspector for the government, and would not allow my pregnant wife to eat in the resteraunt most evenings. for info though their is a nice little resteraunt down the road where the food is fresh. the bar staff worked really hard, remebering my childrens orders all the time, and the animation team, although with limited resources, worked extreamly hard, keeping both adults and children entertained. without them the holiday would not have been as good as it was. so go to lindos bay, but with a caution that you may need lots of extra money for food!
I have to disagree with the bad review given below.
Just got back and found the hotel friendly,clean and modern.
The food is Italian biased ....much pasta and stuff...and very samey but that applies to any all inclusive hotel I have been to-but we didn't find any apathy toward Brits at all.
The staff were efficient and friendly, making much fuss of my daughter (11 months old), the pool area is good and clean with the beach 50 yards away.
The only thing that I found as a down point was the lack of anything to do after midnight but I imagine this may change with more devlopment
this holiday started badly with a days delay.
from then on though it was great .the food was good.the cleanliness was beyond reproach.
the staff without exception,from the lads in the outside bar,to reception and cleaning, restaurant as well.
special mention must be made of kyriacou and mike in the bar for the exceptional service.
i mustnt forget janna who although entertaining the children always had time to speak to any adult in a most helpful way.
id go back again.
The Hotel and it's staff were excellent!! The food was great , I don't eat - fish, poutry or pork because 'I don't like the taste' I was amazed by the choice and quality of food available. I can assure you that I ate well!
Our room overlooked the Med, we heard the gentle lapping of the waves when we settled down to sleep and again when we awoke, magic!!!
We visited this Hotel in early May 2004,and found to be a well run, clean and friendly hotel.
Expect to meet other europeans staying at this hotel, we met German, Dutch, Itlalian and of course, Greek people when we were there. We loved every minute of Rhodos!
Lindos Bay Hotel GREAT...
Great hotel, staff excellent as was the food. The whole place was very welcoming, couldn't find fault with anything. We are going back there next year, kids loved it as well as there was always something to do. The entertainment staff work incredibly hard and do a fantastic job..
Fantastic hotel - been there twice. Staff are lovely, food is good and the cleanliness is out of this world. Would recommend it to anyone wanting a relaxing holiday with no hassle hotel.