A 4 star hotel with 5+ star service! A review of Lindos Mare Hotel
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.