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100% all the way!
We booked this hotel via the internet for our marriage at St Paul's Bay. It was the last week of the season but the sun shone throughout, and the sunny disposition of the staff matched.
Our party of 13 was welcomed, befriended and cossetted, while we (the bridal couple) were in a dream throughout. The Manager arranged a fabulous reception for an extremely modest price, while the wedding arranger and photographer (linked to but not part of the hotel) did a great job.
Food was excellent, the restaurant manager managing to combine the role of resident comedian (even keyboard player!) with tremendous personal warmth and attention. Room maids were friendly and helpful, beautifully decorating our suite both for our arrival, and the wedding night.
We kept waiting for the catch, but there wasn't one. The overall cost was amazingly reasonable, and now, gazing at our fantastic wedding album>, we have only great memories: this is a hotel we shall return to.
One hint, hiring a car was well worth the modest outlay.
A 4 star hotel with 5+ star service!
We planned to get married in Rhodes and chose this hotel from the brochure in a travel agent, with little knowledge of what it would be like. The brochure stated it was one of their better hotels.
Once booked we checked out their website - -------- - really helpful. The photos helped visualise what it would be like. As there were pictures of wedding receptions we emailed an enquiry to their manager. He replied within days, enclosing additional photos, menus and other useful information. Because they were so responsive we booked our reception for 22 guests.
On arrival we were not disappointed. The location, just out of town on the coast road, was fantastic. From the first point of contact, with the receptionist and bell boy, we found every member of staff to be warm, welcoming and interested in our wellbeing - we were treated like family, as were all the other guests.
Our room, a junior suite, was lovely. The furnishings were great, but the bathroom was looking a little tired. The view was fantastic. Many an evening drink was consumed on the balcony overlooking the bay. Our particular room happened to be on the main corridor to the restaurant and we did suffer noisy people walking past at times.
We stayed half board. The food quality and quantity was superb. Hot and cold buffets plus a-la-carte dishes, all included.
Our wedding reception, on the terrace balcony of the a la carte restaurant, was perfect. The food quality and service could not be bettered. The price we paid was ridiculously low, compared to the UK! We partied until 5am, with many of the staff joining us, as our friends.
For the whole two weeks we felt as if we were staying with family. So many of the staff we got to know personally. We hugged them all as we left.
This was our best ever holiday, made all the more special because we were married there. We will never forget them and are bound to return for our anniversaries.
My only worry is that this hotel has raised my expectations. When I stay anywhere else on future holidays, I am likely to be disappointed.
If you have any questions RE the hotel or about getting married in Rhodes, you are welcome to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fantastic Hotel and staff
We stayed at the Lindos Mare Hotel in September 2003 and we were married in St Paul's Pay. We then returned to celebrate our anniversary in September 2004. Our wedding reception was held at the hotel and it was fantastic, the setting - which is a view of the sunset over Vlicha Bay, the table decorations - candles and fresh roses and rose petals, and the staff - very attentive, professional and friendly.
The suite was also perfect, and we were astonshed to have champagne, flowers and fruit when we went back to the room on our wedding night.
The hotel is unigue, set into a hillside which drops down to a beach and tavernas. I would not reccomend it for people afraid of lifts as we had to take 4 lifts to get to our room, which I felt added to the charm.
Finally, Thanassis (the manager) and Vasso (the bar tender) made us feel so welcome and we can truly call them friends now, along with the rest of the staff who make the hotel such a wonderful, charming and friendly place to stay.
As a UK travel agent I am always looking for the best in a hotel, that is in service levels, rooms, location, food.... the list goes on & am always quick to judge the faults.
All I can say is I have found something amazing in the Lindos Mare hotel. I organised my sisters wedding for Sept 2004 which was not an easy job as we had 90 guests to organise for. This was made easy by the hotel manager who could not do enough for us on the organisation, nothing was left to chance. We spent one week at Lindos Mare.... it was not long enough. I am serious when I say I cannot fault the Lindos Mare, the staff were friends by the end, the food was fantastic both in the restaurant and on the wedding day. The location of the hotel and the views from every room was breath taking. I cannot wait to go back and would reccomend to every client who walks into my travel agency here, for holidays, weddings, anniversaries.... you will not be disapointed... The Lindos Mare made my sisters wedding unforgettable & I have 90 guests who say the same.
It was our first time to Rhodes and we were not disappointed!! We had booked our holiday fairly last minute and the Lindos Mare Hotel was smashing, particularly the location and the staff, who actually seemed to pleased to us. Special thanks here to Michaelis, Savvas, Giannis and Alexandra for being unfailingly cheerful, which can't be easy with so many people to look after. Apologies to those not specifically mentioned, but they were all terrific. The hotel rooms and public areas were very well maintained and the gardens beautiful. We had booked on a half board basis and whilst the food at the hotel was very good, we do like to eat out for a change. This did not present a problem as we were able to swop our evening meals for lunch on those occasions, which was great and gave us the flexibility we look for when on holiday. The weather was perfect too, which made it even more difficult to come home!!
A great choice to stay for weddings in Lindos.
Have just returned from my fantastic wedding/ Honeymoon, made memorable by our stay at this superb hotel.
The hotel is set into the hillside beside the sea, with a series of lifts and a cablecar to the beach. We stayed in a Jnr Suite that was a very well appointed and of a comforble size, and offered extrordinary views of Vlicha Bay.
Meals were taken in the main restaurant, and consisted of an american buffet breakfast (Bacon, eggs to order, omlette, pastries, toast, meats and cheese, numerous cereals, yogurt, cakes, tea/ coffee/ juice/ water, etc) and a buffet and waiter service evening meal. All meals were extremley good and the restaurant was kept running smoothly by the maitre/ sous maitre d' restaurant.
The pool area was very spacious and always had sun loungers available. The hotel beach was beautiful and never got to full.
The main selling point of this hotel though has to be the fantastic staff employed thier. Nothing is ever to much trouble, and the lenghths that staff will go to to ensure the your holiday is one that you`ll never forget is astounding.
They made our wedding day extra special by offering breakfast in bed, free gifts, a fantastic 1st class a'la carte wedding reception, two weeks free use of Spa, two bottles of champagne, decoration of room, to name but a few.
Anyone planning on a truley memorable stay in Greece will find it at the Lindos Mare.
Just returned from a wonderful 2 weeks holiday at the Lindos Mare. Rooms were spacious although our air con wasn't as efficient as our daughter's room. Both rooms had fantastic views over the bay (nearly all the rooms do). Food was excellent; breakfast was a wide selection of hot and cold food and the evening meal again had a wide selection of hot and cold food ( it was a buffet followed by a choice of 3 main courses one of which was a vegetarian option). Staff were very friendly and the head waiter Mickaelos was charming. The only down side of this hotel is that it is just over a mile from Lindos and in the dark with no pavement it was too dangereous to walk but the taxi only cost 5 or 6 euros. The hotel is on a bus route so you could catch a bus to Lindos or Rhodes but only during the day. Greek night was very good, but a bit expensive with a supplement of 11euros per person. The other entertainment was OK but nothing special. There was a kids' club for under 12s but she didn't seem to do very much with the 1 or 2 children she had. But overall a brilliant hotel and Lindos itself is beautiful and we would like to return one day. There are some good excursions in Rhodes but don't book through the rep as there are companies in Lindos who do the same trips for about 30% less.
Beautiful views pity about the service
Lovely hotel on the edge of Lindos village. Clean, comfortable with beautiful views over looking the sea. Relaxing and tranquil until meal times when sadly the restaurant resembled feeding time at the zoo. Too many people and not enough space. Every meal time being ordered where to sit by the head waiter who sadly lacked manners or patience.
We went to Lindos to get married in August 03 and stayed at Lindos Mare for the two weeks. The accommodation, food and views from the room were fabulous. The overall holiday here was excellent. The staff were fab.
We had our wedding reception at the pool bar overlooking the sea and our 20 guests were very impressed with the whole evening. We are returning for 2 weeks next August as the holiday was that good. We highly recommend this hotel.
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