Atrium Palace Thalasso Spa Resort & Villas
Travel Blogs from Lindos
... from the port. There is a decent travel sleeping window to be made use of. We are the first tour bus to arrive for the day so we quickly head through the town and up the hill (via the traditional donkey of course) to reach the top before the thousands of other tourists start flocking in. The acropolis looks like a castle, it has massive walls or sheer cliffs around the entire complex, towers, a portcullis, archer niches and above the ...
... all back to the ship, loaded it into the fridge and took one back with me as Gab, Emerson and I went off to have a swim in the bay near the boat. The water salinity is so high in this part of the world you float head clear of the water. Gab and Emerson worked on their shell collection while I floated around the bay - bliss!
I finally opened an Alpha only to discover I'd purchased 17 cans of their rather bland lager instead of their Weiss :(
... a serf back then. Our tour today was to be a walking tour of medieval Rhodes, and it was, but it was also too much recent and not so recent greek history and ended up with a long discussion of greek statuary. Rhodes screamed crusades to me. Again from the distance of several centuries, facinating. Up close, ...
... Towards the end of our stay on Rhodes, we took a 55km bus trip to Lindos, which is about half way down the east coast of the island. It's famous for its ruins and its beaches. We could have taken the donkey up the mountain but one whiff of the donkey poo in the 35 degree heat put paid to that! We admired the ruins from afar that day and instead headed to the local's beach to swim in the clear water and for Andrew to do bombies off the rocks!
... With all the hills and high temperatures in Greece, we hoped that these long walks were at least coming close to neutralizing all of the great food we'd been enjoying on a daily basis.
When we got back to our car, however, it would not run. It started, but did not engage and it was impossible to get over 10 km/hour, even on flat ground. Plus, the check engine light had come on. Thinking it might pass we got the car going fairly well on a downhill but it was ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Historical Traveler Reviews Atrium Palace Thalasso Spa Resort & Villas Lindos
Just come back from a week there, and it was Heaven. The staff were really friendly, the hotel was spotless and the weather was sunny.
It is described as a Five Star De Luxe and it certainly deserves that category. Our room was beautiful and the maids left flowers and sweets on our pillows.
The hotel is geared to Germans so the satellite TV was mainly German channels, and while we were there, most of the guests were German.
The food is good with a good choice, although we did find the fish night challenging as neither of us like fish, but there was a BBQ so we didn't starve.
A car is essential, unless you want to spend the whole time lying by the pool. There are a couple of tavernas and restaurants within walking distance, but very little else.
Due to a cancelled flight, we were put into the Rodos Palace (also a five star) but there is absolutely no comparison.
A lovely hotel with nice gardens, spotlessly clean - thoroughly recommended.
Stayed here in April 2003, but only just found this site to review it! We had booked via Medhotels to stay at another hotel in Lindos, arrived to find it closed (which was a great start...), but tried the Atrium and found we had in fact been transferred (well done Medhotels) - and were delighted! This is a smashing hotel. It is very nicely designed and fitted, and the main features were (i) staff - without exception, friendly, charming, helpful - especially in the restaurant where the waiters were exactly what you hope for on holiday (ii) food - a good/excellent buffet, with some dishes of the day served by the waiters. Good choice and quality, variety each night, lovely breakfast. (iii) clean, very well maintained, lots of nice little touches eg. drink receptions with live music several nights in the atrium itself. It is a bit isolated and a car is very helpful -it is some way out of Lindos. I have no hesitation is recommending this, save that folk with children might want something with a bit more entertainment for them. Incidentally, our second week was at the Grand Hotel in Rhodes - a sad contrast, as the Atrium was everything the Grand was not!
Best hotel i have ever been to
The Atrium is a great place for anybody.
Fot teenagers such as myself there is not enough time to fit everything in. All of the animation team are constantly offering activities. Little kids can go off and pla a mini golf tournament whilst older kids and adults can play table-tennis or dart competitions. The winner gets a drink for a prize either at the pool bar or the evening meal.
Every morning i took part in aqua gym which s water aerobics. This is a lot of fun and a good laugh. Dont expect to keep your hair dry!!!
The next thing i did was to play waterpolo which lasted for 40 minutes. If you dont like all of these activities then you can still swim in the pool. After all it could overshadow a small country.
Mt sister's goal for the holiday was to sunbathe till her heart was content and her tan was supreme. The weather did not disappoint. It was brilliant and it stayed out all day. The good thing was that there is no end of shade if you do not want to get burnt to a crisp.
When looking online i heard that the hotel is owned by architects and you can defenitly tell. The hotel and the rooms are perfectly designed and decorated. The atrtium in the middle of the hotel is great for pictures and my mother loved sitting there.
As far as food is concerned my sister shows just how good it was. Before we went on holiday she insisted that we must go out for at least half of the meals but after one nights half board she was hooked and that was it we only went out 3 times in all two weeks. I reccomend that you defenitly try the barbecue night. It is the best meal.
The hotel is in just the right area. Lindos is a 10 min bus ride and Rhodes town is only 45 mins. The donkey ride in Lindos is great. When you first walk out of the hotel you can hardly see any shops or restuarants. At closer look you will find a couple of small food shops which have the best cobs for lunch and also a few very nice tavernas. Defenitly go to the small restuarant just down the road. Go out of the hotel turn right and follow the road. The teverna is next to the hotels tennis courts and they have something for everyone and a lot of traditional greek dishes.
If you are going to book this hotel then definately book the flights and accomodation separately. Last year in July my mum said she would give me total control over where we go as long as i got below a certain price. I found a site called medhotels it is brilliant. Wait for the last couple of weeks before you go and the prices plummet. I got the flights from Britannia.
Me being only 15 my mum and sister were a little worried but i did not disappoint. We all said it was our best ever holiday.
A lovely hotel with great staff
My husband, myself and our 3 year old daughter traveled to the hotel in early June 2004 for 2 weeks, staying half board. The hotel is lovely, with beautiful gardens and discretely positioned terraces surrounding clean and well desined pools. The sunbeds are comfortable. The room wasn't huge and the balcony was small, but it was acceptable. The spa is brand new and offers a good range of treatments. The food is offered in a buffet and there was a very wide range of an acceptable to good standard. Constantly getting up and down for food is a bit tedious but works quite well if the hotel isn't too busy. The staff in the hotel are really welcoming and nice from reception to the restaurant to the cleaners and the entertainment staff. Entertainment was fairly low key although there was something every evening. The hotel run children's club is not suitable for children under school age in my opinion (they say age 4-12). This was disappointing for us as we'd hoped to get an hour or two's peace! There's a small playground for young children. All in all, a really good hotel I would go back to and recommend to others as long as they're not looking for too much entertainment.
Top Place to stay and centrally located
I booked the hotel and then came on this site (doh!). I read a couple of negative reviews which kind of put me off but after arriving and staying their for 2 nights I've gotta say this is a REALLY good hotel and I'm not just referring to the facilities. The staff are really friendly and helpful. The service was superb as we called room service 10 times and each time they arrived with a smile and were always happy to help. Basically this hotel take it from me is worth the cash!
Believe me you won't find a better place for the price. I've gotta mention the spa and gym - loved it!
What a hotel!
Stayed at Atrium Palace for two weeks in September 03. Best hotel ever,paradise!. All of the staff were wonderful,food excellent,rooms kept spotless by the lovely Antonia. Fantastic and clean pools.Got married there and the hotel arrranged my reception far better than I could ever have wished for.Did not want to leave,will definately be returning again.
It is almost certainly the best hotel I have been to. My family and I first stayed in oct 01 and reviseted in oct 02 having enjoyed it so much the first time. It is a really nice and relaxing holiday in a really quiet area and is a perfect holiday if you want a relaxing holiday. The rooms are really nice and spacious with a big bathroom and plenty of wardrobe space. It is good for couples and also small children however if you have a teenager wanting a more lively holiday then they may not enjoy it however i am only 17 and i really enjoyed the rest being on a full time dance coarse. Ilove it so much me and my boyfriend are about to book to back next summer!
Fantastic place for a holiday
Absolutely fantastic hotel. Staff were extremely helpful and friendly.
Guests can join in with all the animation programs or just sit and watch. Food excellent, service excellent and rooms were very well positioned and cleaned every day. Little extra touches in the rooms - our beds turned down every night and a sweet on the pillow. Our daughter was poorly on our first night and the staff couldn't do enough to help us. Our cleaning lady left us flowers on our departure night!
It is the most relaxing holiday we have had, and we really enjoyed it.
You do need to hire a car there or use local buses to get around the island as Kalathos is quite a way from the sightseeing areas. The hotel organises all that aswell. First class hotel, definately recommend it to anyone who's thinking of going to Rhodes. We're definately going back!
Plus side:A great place for a nice, relaxing vacation. Great swimming pools, above-average hotel buffet meals. The location has great access for touring the island ( be sure to check out the vast, unspoiled beaches from Lindos down to the southern tip of the island ).Slightly Negative side:Avoid the room service. Although the hotel was rated at 5 stars, I would rate it just a little over 4 - only because they didn't have alot of the little premium extras you would expect from a 5 star ( for example, there was no bathrobes, slippers etc. that you would normally expect in this rating level ). I was a little surprised when I asked for a cappucino with breakfast and was told they didn't have any ( I later noticed that cappucino was available thru room service and I forgot to ask why you could not get this with breakfast??).Conclusion:Well worth the money. You really will not be dissapointed!!
Atrium Palace, Rhodes, Greece
I was sorry to note that there was no review of this great hotel.
We stumbled on it almost by accident, and have been returning there every year, usually twice per year. The hotel is by far the best hotel I have stayed in in Greece, and is superbly relaxing. It is the most "American" of hotels in standard, and situated far from any other distractions. It is very much on its own, with its own private stretch of pebbled beach.
The staff are exceptionally friendly, even more so than one expects from Greek Islanders, and justifiably proud of their hotel. The hotel is a privately owned hotel, and especially suitable for children. It seems to have lots of space for quiet times, despite the occasional popularity with families.
The food is terrific, and freshly prepared daily.
Although not essential, it is helpful to have a car due to the relative isolation of the hotel. There are superb attractions nearby, including the historic city of Lindos. I can highly recommend travel to the west side of the island especially in the Spring, when long and winding roads through pine forests and wild flowers is intoxicating.
As a recent visitor to Raffles Hotel in Singapore, and Gleneagles in Scotland, I rank the Atrium Palace as being in the class of relaxation of these other two world leaders. I have already recommended a large number of friends to stay there, and they have also become hooked on their love of the Island and the Hotel...