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Historical Traveler Reviews Lindos Princess Beach Hotel Lardos
Not all that great
We have just returned from this hotel, and are not really that satisfied. Maybe because we took the trip in August... The hotel was full. Had to get up early in the morning to reserve chairs by the pool. The main restaurant/cafeteria was constantly crowded; therefore, walking with a bowl of a hot soup created a lot of hazard. And always had to wait for the table. Some of the staff friendly, but also a lot of rudeness. Would never go back there, Rhodes either.
A great treat for a week.
Very good hotel, great family rooms and air conditioning that actual works in the Med! At resort for one week with family ( 5 and 2 year old boys included.) Pools very clean and well maintained. Lots of variety. Food much better than in the all inclusives we have been to in the Canary Islands. Water is very clean at the beach and there are loads of lounge chairs at the pools and at the virtually private beach. Huge lobby with an echoing dome full of Greek gods...also, the hotel shop on the pool level has all sorts of gear and suncreams and other things - and doesn't gouge you compared to the shops on the same road. Babis is the best barman at the Poolside bar. Beach bar and snack bar is a good option as well to stay close to the waves.
Right next to hotel beach is a couple of nice guys with a small watersports operation. Friendly, speak good English and don't ask for the moon. Try the round motorboats....took the kids out and they couldn't stop laughing.
Quick taxi ride to Lindos to go up the Acropolis and to have a snack in a place on a winding street there. If you are here for a week, a jaunt or two to Lindos old town will be enough. Relax and enjoy. Went via TUI and their service was good as well - from the flights to the transfers.
Would go back in a heartbeat.
Tolles Hotel, herzlicher Empfang, kalte Schwimmbeck
Schönes Hotel, etwas abgelegen, aber schön ruhig und entspannend. Fantastisch für Kinder. Essen war na ja, Minibar super, Zimmer überdurchschnittlich gut, Personal okay (mehr oder weniger) (sprechen aus irgendeinem Grund nicht so gerne englisch), zum Schwimmen war das Wasser in den Pools zu kalt, von Hunderten von Gästen waren vielleicht 6 in den Pools (ES GAB 4). INSGESAMT OKAY, UNGEFÄHR 4-STERNE-STANDARD.
Perfekt für Kinder
Für mich ist das Lindos Princess Hotel das beste, in dem ich je gewesen bin! Wunderschönes Hotel, Personal sehr freundlich, Essen genauso schön mit ganz viel Auswahl (aber falls Sie ein kleines Baby dabei haben, nehmen Sie genug Milch mit, und wenn Sie Bananen und Äpfel brauchen, finden Sie diese in einer kleinen Bar in der Nähe des Hotels oder auch direkt in Rhodos). Meine Vierjährige war von Anfang auf dem tollen Park im Hotelgelände neben dem Kinderbecken beschäftigt, und wenn die Kinderclubleiter auch alle deutsch sprachen, haben sie sich jedoch sehr gut um sie gekümmert. Wir brauchten nie zum Pool zu hetzen, um einen Liegestuhl zu erwischen, sondern hatten sogar die ganze Woche über dieselben. Ich werde meinen nächsten Urlaub mit Sicherheit wieder in diesem Hotel verbringen. Perfekt!!
Beat our expectations
We went as a couple to Lindos Princess for a week in Mid May 2006. We're 28 and 32. We believe that the Hotel was outstanding, particularly for the money; especially since other all-inclusive hotels were getting slated on Trip Advisor.
Here are a few thoughts.
With lastminute[--]. Some hesitation; the wouldn't tell in advance the flight details and ironically charge a late booking fee?! Go figure. All worked out in the end, and we got a good price.
We travelled with Thompson. Full of convicts, but the flight was on time, clean and the staff were excellent. Worth booking the in-flight meals, they were actually palatable.
Not included. Taxi to the hotel (which is an hour's drive) is actually only E40. Better than waiting for the coach to no-where.
Huge, cleaned daily, brand new. Perfect bed, towels etc. Every room with terrace, all with great views.
Only one visit to a-la-carte included. We were only disappointed once. Yes, it did get boring, but we eat 21 meals in one restaurant. Advice: eat early-- food is prepared around 6ish. Every 2nd evening had a themed night, which were good.
All inclusive wine pretty horrible, in truth. The "locally produced beer and spirits" were fine. Beer a little weak/tasteless. Measures huge-- be careful of the barmen-- I think they get you mashed for fun. Great coffee everywhere.
Not a sporting holiday-- try Club Med instead. Still hyper enthusiastic animation team trying to get you to do everything from tennis to petanque to "group dance" (you have to see it to believe it!). Perfect if you want to punctuate lots of lazing in the sun with the odd activity. Great gym with personal trainer. Super for kids, almost worth bringing someone else's.
Private beach is gorgeous-- not really "carribean sand" but geniunely private, quiet and clean, and effectively on the hotel's own grounds. With free sunloungers and only metres to the "beach bar" (more food, more booze).
Staff couldn't be more friendly and helpful. We had one issue with a room and ants (we left food out- our own fault). We were moved instantly.
Depends what you're in to. Pefki looked cheap, so we didn't go. Lindos town was a E2, 20min bus ride and worth a day out to see the Acropolis. Rhodes...take it or leave it. Some interesting historical sites. We hired a car: Peugeot 206 Cabriolet for only E50 per day and explored the island. Some great sites off the beaten track.
May was perfect for us. Weather ranged from 22 to 32, with only one overcast afternoon.
There are a lot of shocking reviews concerning the quality of all-inclusive deals in Europe and the Med. We believe that Lindos Princess is above all that: great service, lovely rooms, palatable food and beer.
NOTE May is quiet in Rhodes, we don't know what it would be like at peak time in July!
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Perfect for Kids
Lindos Princess Hotel has got to be for me the best hotel i have ever stayed in!
Beautiful Hotel, Staff very friendly, food is just beautiful with lots of choice (but if travelling with very small babies make sure you have plenty of milk with you and if you are looking for bananas and apples you will find these in a little bar just up the road from the hotel or indeed in rhodes itself)
My 4 year old girl was amused from the minute we got up with a brillant park on site right beside the childrens pool and although the childrens club leaders all speak German they looked after her just fine.
We never had to rush down to the pool to get loungers infact we got the same ones every day for the whole week we were there.
I am definately returning to this hotel for my next holiday
stayed early sept 05, the hotel is beautifull and has many painting of greek scenes in alcoves around the hotel, but the main recption hall is a must see, it has a domed ceiling with a painting around it, a very large local scene on the wall behind recption.
rooms were clean, tidy & spacious, air con worked well,
mini bar was kept top up,
the pool area, two large pools, and other smaller pools for the little one,s next to them, i found them to be great, was great for cooling down and working off some of the excess food, pool side bars by both pools and a food bar by the lower pool ( the one nearest the beach) staff very friendly, coffee, soft drinks, beer, cocktails & spirits all available.
food in the al cart was pretty good, more like a restraunt, you can have this once a week, the main restraunt is large enough and there is a terrace outside were you can eat to. (food, plenty of it, reasonable varity, quality most of it pretty good,
just wish it had been hotter when on your plate, dont get me wrong, it was not cold or luke warm every night or morning, but enough to be noted, we did mention it and it improved, but that may also have been because instead of having over a thousand guest the first week, the second week was little quieter.
British at the hotel, they have only just started to cater to us in 2005, the only english accent we heard for the 4/5 days was the guy who checked in just behind us on arrival, but later that 1st week and the 2nd week, we met more, all friendly and seemed to be enjoying there stay, sure there will be more in the future.
we hired a car from the car hired man in the hotel reception, got a very good deal on a fiesta, and we checked at 4 other places.
we found most people to be friendly enough, we travelled up to rhodes city, spent the day there, had a excellent meal by the harbour, wandered round the old city, even though it was a very hot day we enjoyed it.
we travelled down to the bottom of the island, cant remember the name now, but its were the med & agean sea meet, on one side of the beach theres the agean and the other side the med, nice quite, not much there, a few bars/restraunts, couple of shops, there were quite a few sail boards & kite boards around, nice to watch for a while.
lindos, very pretty old village, lots of shops & bars we enjoyed wandering around the little streets and shops, we did have a meal at one of the roof tops restraunts, very nice, unfortunatedly the food at the place we picked was not over good, but that was just are bad luck, others we spoke to had better luck at other places.
on are last night, we eat at one of the bars just down from the hotel, there are 6/7 within half a mile of hotel, the food was fantastic
would we go back, definately
steve & jackie (lancashire)
Great hotel warm reception cold swiming pools
nice hotel a bit out of the way but nice and quiet and relaxing fantastic for children food was ish mini bar was great rooms were above average staff were ok(ish) (not over keen on english 4 some reason)swiming and pools were too cold there was hundreds of people and about 6 in the pools (THERE WERE 4)
ALL IN ALL OK ABOUT 4*
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This was our first trip to Rhodes (and Greece.)
We booked this hotel through Medhotels - no problems with them and the rep was informative and always on call.
The transfer time from the airport to the hotel was about 40 minutes by taxi or 1 hour by coach.
We arrived 22nd June for 1 week. Average temperatures on arrival were hitting the mid 30s and by the time we left temperatures were predicted to reach 42- so very hot - we began to feel uncomfortable by the end of the week.
As the other review said, the hotel is great - magnificent reception area - a real must see.
The bedrooms are clean modern, bright, airy and spacious. Most have a pool/sea view with balcony/veranda.
The toilet system in Rhodes however means that you have to put your toilet paper in the bathroom bin -a bit nasty and the maids only empty this every second day - something to be aware of as we were not.
Toilets facilities are available all over the hotel so you'll never get caught short.
Inside the hotel there is jewellers and a clothes shop - fairly expensive but nice to look around. There was also a supermarket where you could buy everything from tourist items to blow up toys (a must for the pool - most adults had one!) and food and drinks. We found its prices to be much the same as those in shops within nearby Lindos and Lardos.)
To the right of the hotel there is a lovely jewellery/accessory shop (like Accessorize in the UK) which is reasonably priced with some really beautiful bags, shoes and jewellery for sale - don't miss this one - the man who works there it is really friendly and welcoming - he gave us a brilliant discount!
The all inclusive deal means that you get given a wrist band to wear during your stay and gives you access to all facilities, food and drinks on tap all day. The hotel had an indoor restaurant - buffet style breakfast, lunch and dinner served there. The food was on tap all day either inside or at the pool snack bar. There was also an indoor bar and an outdoor pool bar.
The food is good although after a week it gets a bit repetitive and you can predict what will be available (I would not have liked to stay for 2 weeks because of this.)
Please be aware that the 3 a la carte (greek, fish and Italian) restaurants within the hotel are owned by a third party- you are entitled to eat at one of them only once a week - and to be honest they weren't that good - so don't get your hopes up too much!
Inside facilities included a well equipped gym (although it was too hot outside to even contemplate exercise! A large indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room. A hairdresser, various massages and turkish baths were available with charge on request. There was also table tennis, games room, video room, tv room and internet access, all for kids and adults alike!
Outside facilities included 2 huge pools (freshwater) with plenty of sunbeds (free of charge with towels.) There was also a Jacuzzi, kids playground and the beach - not golden sand - more grey with small stones - sunbeds free here as well.) Kids club with activities, games etc - all supervised.
Also on the beach was a water sports hut - banana boat, jet skis etc available with a charge.
Daytime Entertainment was provided by the multi-lingual (1 of them could speak 8 languages!) entertainment team and it was good - geared to kids and adults! We took part in the daily aqua aerobics, archery and crazy golf. There was also water volleyball and water tennis, football, tennis, darts, aerobics, bowls- all run and supervised by the entertainers.
Evening Entertainment was provided by the same team but was very poor - not professional and we walked out of a few shows - appeared to be tailored to the German sense of humour. This was what really let the hotel down.
Bar staff and the animation/entertainment team were the friendliest but we found the reception staff and in general the taxi drivers, shop owners, etc quite rude. We did not think that the nation was very welcoming on the whole.
Buses - don't stick to their timetables - can be 15 minutes early or 30 minutes late depending on the driver's mood or if he has had his siesta!
Taxis - haggle with them all (we eventually got a taxi price from the hotel to Lindos down to 7 euro from 9 - so always haggle!)
Lindos - very hot if you going in the morning as we did - same time as all the tour buses. It was nice, like going back in time however. It appears to com alive at night when it is cooler and the bars open. You can ride a donkey up to the top of the Acropolis about 600 steps in the sweltering heat - we really felt sorry for the donkeys but they seemed to enjoy their job - I don't think they had much of a choice! This town is worth the visit but is pretty touristy.
Lardos - don't waste your time - there is nothing there and it was shabby.
Overall items to buy in all of the shops are the same - very touristy and plenty of British food to buy if you don't like the Greek food!
As the other review said the hotel is geared towards Germans 85%, Italians and Spanish - although most things are translated to English.
The hotel is family and child friendly but we were mother and daughter and there were plenty of couples of varying ages there too.
The hotel is only open May - October but we advise going no later that the last week in June because it is so hot.
Overall, the hotel is good and the weather more than you could ask for but the hotel does have its flaws, these could be simply rectified if the staff took the time to ask their guests what could be improved (and made sure that they did not run out of questionnaires for the British guests to complete - this was very disappointing!!)
Overall the holiday, the hotel accommodation, facilities and weather were good but the staff and people let the side down by being abrupt and rude.
Medhotels.com rates the hotel as 5* but it really only deserves the 4* that it already possesses.
Quality, excellent service & totally wonderful!!!
I don't have anything bad to say about this hotel.
Only that as I was one of a group of British holiday makers redirected to this hotel. ( Hotel mainly catered for German, Italian & Spanish guests).
The hotel had not catered for the English before and we were recieved with some doubts. I think this was mainly to the reputation of the British in Falaraki.
They soon warmed to us and even bent over backwards to make us feel welcome. The evening entertainment was translated into English and they even put on an English themed food night.
The evening buffet style meals were great, a huge selection of dishes to try and as much as you could eat. Seperate restaurant which you could book into as part as an all inclusive holiday.
The snack bar was wonderful with pizza, chips etc for kids, gyros to try (greek kebab) and other yummy treats. Non stop help yourself icecream, drinks etc. We really couldn't have asked for more.
Entertainment everynight is its own ampitheatre of which my 9 year old daughter had a part in a show.
Childrens club, fully supervised so parents didn't have to worry about their children what so ever.
2 pools plus an indoor one and a large jacuzzi.
Fully equiped gym and massage etc.
The foyer of this hotel is amazing. It has a domed ceiling on par with michael angelo type paintings.
I can not "big up" this hotel enough.
No fighting over sun beds etc, no getting up at the crack of dawn to put a towel on to reserve your spot at the pool!!
You could leave your wallet and designer sunglasses on your sunlounger and wander off for an hour and it would still be there when u got back!
Great room service, fresh towels and cleaning everyday, beds changed twice a week. TV in room, balcony with furniture. Lovely!!!
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